Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Singapore mourns

My Paper, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Page A1, Top Stories
From http://epaper.mypaper.sg/emnd/fvxen/fvxp/fvxpress.php?param=2015-03-24
Source Website: http://mypaper.sg/top-stories/singapore-mourns-20150324
By mypaper, myp@sph.com.sg, Published on Mar 24, 2015, Agence France-Presse


PM: The first of our founding fathers is no more. He inspired us, gave us courage, and brought us here. To many Singaporeans, and indeed others too, Lee Kuan Yew was Singapore.
PHOTO: The first of our founding fathers is no more. He inspired us, gave us courage, and brought us here. To many Singaporeans, and indeed others too, Lee Kuan Yew was Singapore.
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My Paper, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Page A1, Top Stories



FLAGS flew at half-mast across the island yesterday, as the body of Singapore's founding father was brought to rest at the Istana, with the country entering the post-Lee Kuan Yew era.

A week-long period of national mourning has been declared, with today marking the second day of a private family wake at Sri Temasek, the official residence of the Prime Minister.

This will be followed by his body lying in state in Parliament House until Saturday, for the public to pay their last respects. A state funeral will be held on Sunday at 2pm at the University Cultural Centre in Kent Ridge, followed by a private cremation at the Mandai Crematorium.

Mr Lee did not live in Sri Temasek, but spent many happy moments taking strolls on the Istana's green lawns with his wife of 63 years, Kwa Geok Choo, who died in 2010, reported The Straits Times.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong issued a statement before dawn announcing the passing of his 91-year-old father at Singapore General Hospital, where he had been hospitalised since Feb 5 with severe pneumonia.

"The first of our founding fathers is no more. He inspired us, gave us courage, and brought us here," said PM Lee in a live TV address, choking back tears. "To many Singaporeans, and indeed others too, Lee Kuan Yew was Singapore."

After news broke of Mr Lee's death, hundreds of Singaporeans, some weeping, visited the gates of the Istana to leave flowers and cards, and sign a condolence board.

When the hearse pulled in to the Istana, the crowd broke into spontaneous applause and some shouted "Thank you, Mr Lee Kuan Yew".

P. Pusparani, 57, a long-time resident of Tanjong Pagar, where Mr Lee was MP since 1955, told The Straits Times: "When I saw the coffin, no words could express my grief. It's so sad just to think that it'll be the last time he enters the Istana."

A tearful Sharon Tan, 39, and her five-year-old son Ryan Mackay were among the first to arrive.

"I brought Ryan here to share an important part of Singapore's history with him and help him understand why mummy is so sad," she told Agence France-Presse.

By mypaper, myp@sph.com.sg, Published on Mar 24, 2015, Agence France-Presse


张美玲 (Zhāng měi líng) - 是否可以 (Shì fǒu kě yǐ)
 
Uploaded by NSR Chinese - New Southern Records Malaysia, Published on Feb 19, 2013

From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKKUZx7NY7U



櫻花姐妹 (Yīng huā jiě mèi) - 醉了我的心 (zuì liǎo wǒ dí xīn) - Drunk my heart
櫻花姐妹 (Yīng huā jiě mèi) = 詹雅雯 (Zhān yǎ wén) + 詹雅芸 (Zhān yǎ yún)
Uploaded by 洪江山 (Hóng jiāngshān) on Nov 24, 2011

From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhc_HIsZxwg




Lee Kuan Yew (1923 - 2015), age 91 years, pass away peacefully on 23 March 2015, 3:18 AM (GMT+8)
PHOTO: Lee Kuan Yew (1923 - 2015), age 91 years, pass away peacefully on 23 March 2015, 3:18 AM (GMT+8)

不知不觉对你的感情 - Unconsciously my feelings for you
Bù zhī bù jué duì nǐ dí gǎn qíng

已经不知多么深 - already do not know developed how strong
yǐ jīng bù zhī duō me shēn

这个世界上只有你才是 - This world only you
zhè ge shì jiè shàng zhǐ yǒu nǐ cái shì

对我最关心的人 - Are most concern about me
duì wǒ zuì guān xīn dí rén

我们在彼此间只有爱存在 - Only love exist between us
wǒ men zài bǐ cǐ jiān zhǐ yǒu ài cún zài

你说什么这一生你会常怀念 - You say something about this life you will miss forever
nǐ shuō shén me zhè yī shēng nǐ huì cháng huái niàn

还说没有道別是怕我伤心 - You also said that you did not say goodbye, is because you are afraid I will be sad
hái shuō méi yǒu dào bié shì pà wǒ shāng xīn

再也没想到你就这样走 - Never thought you would go in this way
zài yě méi xiǎng dào nǐ jiù zhè yàng zǒu

只给我留下一封信 - Just leave me a letter
zhǐ gěi wǒ liú xià yī fēng xìn


从日出到月落
- From sunrise till dawn
Cόng rì chū dào yuè luò


我们关系将永留 - Our relationship stays forever
Wǒ men guān xì jiāng yǒng liú

从年轻到年老 - From young till old
Cόng nián qīng dào nián lăo

长年累月懷念 - All the year round yearning
Cháng nián lèi yuè huái niàn

不管你在多远 - No matter how far you maybe
Bù guǎn nǐ zài duō yuǎn

你永远在我心中 - You will always be in my heart
nǐ yǒng yuǎn zài wǒ xīn zhōng

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