Tongan Politics Analysis 3:Tongan Economic Transformation:Look to Singapore

Wrapping up the official Royal Visit, HM met with Dr. Amy Khor, Singapore’s Minister of Health (see Analysis 1, on health); Dr. Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Minister of Education, and Social and Family Development (see Analysis 2, on education).

On the economic front, HM “received briefings on Singapore’s experience in heritage preservation, tourism development, and port management,” says a news release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This exposure to Singapore’s phenomenal successes in economics is vital statistics for a Tongan economic transformation.