From Mudflats to Metropolis
“Over 100 years ago, this was a mudflat, swamp. Today, this is a modern city. Ten years from now, this will be a metropolis. Never fear.”
– Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew
These words by Mr Lee from a speech he delivered on 12 September 1965 at the Sree Narayana Mission inspired the ethos and title of the “From Mudflats to Metropolis” exhibition, which chronicles Singapore’s urban transformation journey over the years. Visit the exhibition to find out more about how we house a nation, grow a garden city, ensure clean water for all, and make Singapore a great place to live, work and play.