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February 23, 1997 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Slouching as only adolescents can, the 1,000 students of Damai Secondary School hang out in ragged rows, awaiting the ritual that starts every day. "Keep still," Principal James Ong urges them over a loudspeaker as they assemble in front of the school. "Hurry up!" On the dot of 7:25 a.m., one student shouts, "Attention!" and they snap to. Straight-backed, hands on hearts, they sing the national anthem as the red-and-white flag of Singapore is raised.
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February 23, 1997 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Slouching as only adolescents can, the 1,000 students of Damai Secondary School hang out in ragged rows, awaiting the ritual that starts every day. "Keep still," Principal James Ong urges them over a loudspeaker as they assemble in front of the school. "Hurry up!" On the dot of 7:25 a.m., one student shouts, "Attention!" and they snap to. Straight-backed, hands on hearts, they sing the national anthem as the red-and-white flag of Singapore is raised.
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January 3, 1990 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is success spoiling Singapore? In 25 years since independence, this island nation has grown from a swampy backwater getting much of its income as a base for Britain's imperial fleet to one of the economic powerhouses of Asia. Per capita income is more than $8,000 a year, ahead of Spain and on a par with New Zealand. Singapore's 2.6 million people also enjoy some of the best amenities in Asia, including a $2.
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January 3, 1990 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is success spoiling Singapore? In 25 years since independence, this island nation has grown from a swampy backwater getting much of its income as a base for Britain's imperial fleet to one of the economic powerhouses of Asia. Per capita income is more than $8,000 a year, ahead of Spain and on a par with New Zealand. Singapore's 2.6 million people also enjoy some of the best amenities in Asia, including a $2.
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