Singapore does not have four seasons. Rather, we experience shades of summer. Punctuated by short periods of haze, thunderstorms and floods ponding.

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Source: EDMW

 Most of the time, it’s just hot and humid.

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Source: mothership.sg

It is small wonder that the All Father Lee Kuan Yew paid homage to the humble air-conditioner and it’s role in our nation building efforts. When asked what else enabled Singapore’s success, he replied:

Air conditioning. Air conditioning was a most important invention for us, perhaps one of the signal inventions of history. It changed the nature of civilization by making development possible in the tropics.

Without air conditioning you can work only in the cool early-morning hours or at dusk. The first thing I did upon becoming prime minister was to install air conditioners in buildings where the civil service worked. This was key to public efficiency.

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