Sunday, March 20, 2016

Singaporeans celebrate life, legacy of LKY

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By Walter Sim, waltsim@sph.com.sg, The Straits Times, Sunday, 20 March 2016


Singaporeans from all walks of life yesterday gathered at events across the island to celebrate the life and legacy of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, ahead of the first anniversary of his death this week.
PHOTO: Singaporeans from all walks of life yesterday gathered at events across the island to celebrate the life and legacy of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, ahead of the first anniversary of his death this week.
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Singaporeans from all walks of life yesterday gathered at events across the island to celebrate the life and legacy of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, ahead of the first anniversary of his death this week.

Mr Lee died on March 23 last year, at the age of 91.

Some said the show of unity was testament to the enduring impact Mr Lee and his policies had on their lives.

Quality manager Jimmy Lian, 42, who lives in Radin Mas, said Singaporeans "will always remember Mr Lee, whether it is one year or 10 years down the road".

Others said they were thankful to Mr Lee for his vision of a clean and green city, building it up, enforcing a meritocratic system for all people regardless of race, language or religion, and enabling social mobility.



Mr Lee for his vision of a clean and green city, building it up, enforcing a meritocratic system for all people regardless of race, language or religion, and enabling social mobility.
PHOTO: Mr Lee for his vision of a clean and green city, building it up, enforcing a meritocratic system for all people regardless of race, language or religion, and enabling social mobility.
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These aspects that define Singapore must continue to be upheld, they said.

Tanjong Pagar resident N. Sudha Nair said it was "poignant" (evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret) how Singaporeans have come together to mark the occasion.

"A year has gone by very quickly. It was not long ago when we were waving goodbye to him on a rainy day," said the lawyer.



Singaporeans mourn
PHOTO: Singaporeans mourn
Thousands gather in heavy rain in Singapore on Sunday to say a final goodbye to the city-state’s founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, who died March 23 at the age of 91.
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"We will never forget what he's done for us and he will continue to live in our hearts and minds."



Solemn tribute paid to Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew at NDP 2015
PHOTO: Solemn tribute paid to Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew at NDP 2015
A rare silence washed over the Padang as parade-goers paid tribute to former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. A rare silence washed over the Padang as parade-goers paid tribute to former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
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Mr Lian and Ms Nair were among 1,500 people who gathered at Tanjong Pagar - which Mr Lee represented from 1955 till his death - to witness the launch of a pottery artwork by members of Tanjong Pagar Community Club's pottery club.

Titled Everlasting Love, it is a tribute to the rich love story of Mr and Mrs Lee Kuan Yew. And for two weeks, orchid hybrids named after the couple will be exhibited at Tanjong Pagar Plaza.

Tanjong Pagar GRC MPs attended the launch, and also moved on to Duxton Plain Park, where they planted seven Mempat trees, the species of tree that Mr Lee planted in 1963 - the year of Singapore's first tree-planting campaign.

Said Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah: "Mr Lee's passing marks the handing over of a baton from one generation to another. It is our duty to take Singapore into the next chapter, to build a future that is bright for everyone. That's what Mr Lee's legacy is."



A devoted husband in a long, happy marriage. His wife, Madam Kwa Geok Choo, who died in 2010 at 89, was the bedrock of his life.
PHOTO: A devoted husband in a long, happy marriage. His wife, Madam Kwa Geok Choo, who died in 2010 at 89, was the bedrock of his life.
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Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and labour chief Chan Chun Sing said: "Mr Lee and his team handed over to us a great country. It is upon our shoulders now to unite and take this country forward and to leave behind a better place for the future generation."

Some 3,000 residents also gathered at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park to remember Mr Lee.

Among them was IT security consultant Kelvan Siew, 35, and his daughter Gwyneth, three, who he also took along to events during the week of national mourning when Mr Lee died last year.

Mr Siew said his daughter is still too young to understand the impact of what Mr Lee has done for Singapore, but added: "I want her to eventually know who Mr Lee Kuan Yew is, and to never forget our roots."



Sarah Kee, 61, of Singapore, wipes her tears at an area set aside for tributes to former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at the hospital where he passed away, Monday, March 23, 2015 in Singapore.
PHOTO: Sarah Kee, 61, of Singapore, wipes her tears at an area set aside for tributes to former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at the hospital where he passed away, Monday, March 23, 2015 in Singapore. Kee remembers waving to Lee's motorcade daily as it passed by.
Narendra Modi@narendramodi: "In this hour of bereavement, our prayers are with Mr. Lee Kuan Yew's family and the people of Singapore. May his soul rest in peace."
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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, an MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC, penned a note in which he pledged to be caring by "looking after our residents as best as I can".

At Tanjong Pagar and Bishan, grassroots volunteers distributed badges bearing the now-ubiquitous logo "Follow That Rainbow", a reference to Mr Lee Kuan Yew's call for Singaporeans to chase their dreams.

These were but two of at least a dozen events held yesterday to remember Mr Lee.



Remembering Lee Kuan Yew: A life devoted entirely to Singapore
PHOTO: Remembering Lee Kuan Yew: A life devoted entirely to Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew was obsessive about securing Singapore's success, and compulsive in demanding every ounce of effort from himself and others in shaping its destiny.

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In Toa Payoh Central, a remembrance ceremony was held in conjunction with a ceremony to welcome new citizens.

In wards like MP Heng Chee How's in Jalan Besar GRC, banners were laid out at residents' committee centres and community clubs to commemorate Mr Lee and for residents to pen their messages.

Yesterday morning, the Singapore Taxi Academy also hosted a panel discussion at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy moderated by former Ang Mo Kio GRC MP Seng Han Thong.



Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew
PHOTO: Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew
A woman is comforted by hospital staff as she cries at Singapore General Hospital where former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew passed away in Singapore, Monday, March 23, 2015.
Singaporeans wept and world leaders paid tribute Monday as the Southeast Asian city-state mourned the death of its founding father Lee Kuan Yew.
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Engineering firm Koh Brothers chairman Koh Tiat Meng spoke of how difficult life was in the years leading up to independence, and thanked Mr Lee for building a country where hard work is key to success, regardless of background.

He noted that he was poorly educated, but now runs the company behind projects such as Marina Barrage and Punggol Waterway.



Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew
PHOTO: Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew
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Filmmaker Jack Neo did not shy away from pointing out policy missteps under Mr Lee's prime ministership, citing the "Stop at Two" campaign. "Mr Lee is not God. There are areas he got wrong," he said in Mandarin.

"But if you look at the big picture, it is undeniable he has left too immense an impact on Singapore."

One of those for whom the impact remains indelible is 97-year-old Ong Teng Huat, a resident of Tanjong Pagar for more than 50 years.

Asked how Mr Lee changed his life, Mr Ong could only manage to say "good, very good" as tears began welling up in his eyes.



Some only manage to say 'good, very good' as tears began welling up in the eyes.
PHOTO: Some only manage to say "good, very good" as tears began welling up in the eyes.
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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who are eternally grateful to Singapore’s founding fathers for building a country to become a shopping paradise with multiple food dining options, are crying their hearts out in appreciation. PHOTO: Singaporeans from all walks of life, who are eternally grateful to Singapore’s founding fathers for building a country to become a shopping paradise with multiple food dining options, are crying their hearts out in appreciation.
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Singapore and Our Founding Father Lee Kuan Yew
PHOTO: Singapore and Our Founding Father Lee Kuan Yew
I write this posting for myself and my two kids to remember whole life contribution of this great man, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Without him, Singapore might might not be 1st world city.
Your legacy will live on for generations to come...
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Rainbows are an affront to moral values
PHOTO: Rainbows are an affront to moral values
This after the photo showing Lee Kuan Yew and the rainbow is making its appearance online these few days to mark the one-year anniversary of his passing.
To the young and not so old, I say, look at the horizon, follow that rainbow, go ride it!” - LKY
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By Walter Sim, waltsim@sph.com.sg, The Straits Times, Sunday, 20 March 2016

This article was first published on March 20, 2016.
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城裡的月光把夢照亮 - The moonlight in the city lights up our dreams
chéng lǐ de yuè guāng bǎ mèng zhào liàng

請守候它身旁 - Please protect him, stay by his side
qǐng shǒu hòu tā shēn páng

若有一天能重逢 - If we could be reunited one day
ruò yǒu yī tiān néng chóng féng

讓幸福撒滿整個夜晚 - Let happiness be scattered across the night
ràng xìng fú sā mǎn zhěng gè yè wǎn

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许美静 Xǔ měi jìng - 城里的月光 chéng lǐ de yuè guāng - Moonlight In The City

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城市街道上洒满了冷清的月光,想起了小屋的情景 . . . . - On the city streets bathed in moonlight, I thought of the incident at the hut ....
PHOTO: 城市街道上洒满了冷清的月光,想起了小屋的情景 . . . . - On the city streets bathed in moonlight, I thought of the incident at the hut ....
Chéng shì jiē dào shàng sǎ mǎn le lěng qīng de yuè guāng, xiǎng qǐ le xiǎo wū de qíng jǐng. . . .

这个时候,把月光打包送给一个我心中有爱的人. - During this moment, I want to package the moonlight for the one I loved.
Zhè ge shí hòu, bǎ yuè guāng dǎ bāo sòng gěi yī gè wǒ xīn zhōng yǒu ài de rén.

請守候它身旁 - Please protect him, stay by his side
qǐng shǒu hòu tā shēn páng

讓幸福撒滿整個夜晚 - Let happiness be scattered across the night
ràng xìng fú sā mǎn zhěng gè yè wǎn

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