Singapore suffered from race riots sparked by deep political and economic differences in 1964, tensions that contributed to the decision to separate from Malaysia in 1965. To avoid the mistakes of the past, the Singaporean government entrenched multiracialism in its major national policies, from education, housing, politics to community development. These policies have helped build a fairly harmonious society and laid foundations for Singapore to become a global economic powerhouse.

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