Remembering Lee Kuan Yew - Thank you - The nation with you in your final journey - See u in heaven

Remembering Lee Kuan Yew - Thank you - The nation with you in your final journey - See u in heaven
Presented to you by Property Smart Investor- A Real Estate Online Education and Discussion

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Thousands continue to stream into tribute centres


Thousands continue to stream into tribute centres


One resident tells of how she had received help in applying for a flat 






Nanyang Technological University professors, students and staff observing one minute of silence at a memorial service the school held in honour of the late Mr Lee yesterday afternoon. -- PHOTO: NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY 



WHEN Madam Ramairthan Muthukrishnan's house and provision shop in Kampong Eunos had to make way for new Housing Board flats some 40 years ago, she and her husband were caught in the lurch.

They had married in a traditional Indian wedding ceremony and did not get an official marriage certificate. This meant that they could not apply for a new flat.

Desperate, they sought help from former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew during a Meet-the-People Session.

"Mr Lee understood that it was embarrassing for us to apply with the Registry of Marriages because we were already married with children," the 73-year-old said.

"He told us not to worry and wrote a letter for us, so we could apply for a four-room flat in Hougang."

Mr Lee also helped the family get financial aid to tide them over the period.

"I feel like I have lost a father," she said, with tears in her eyes.

She was among the thousands who continued to stream into community tribute centres yesterday to pay their respects to Mr Lee, who died on Monday morning. He was 91.

Long queues formed at tribute sites such as those in Tanjong Pagar and Kovan, as residents waited in line to write condolence notes.

Madam Chen Xin Ying, 66, was one of those at Kovan Hub Tribute Centre. She fondly recalled her earliest meeting with Mr Lee in her family's kampung near Bukit Timah Hill.

She visited the tribute centre with her husband and her granddaughter, who had just finished school that afternoon.

"I was about 10 years old then, and he was visiting all the kampung to get to know the situation in each and every one of them," said Madam Chen.

"I remember that his way of speaking was very forceful and powerful."

She also remembered staying up late on the night of the 1955 elections to hear the results of the Tanjong Pagar seat that Mr Lee was contesting.

"My entire family leapt in excitement on hearing PAP had won the seat. It was just so important to us because it was Mr Lee Kuan Yew's victory," she said.

Over at Tanjong Pagar, there were residents like Ms Daisy Yew, 51, who works in a hotel.
She was not always a fan of Mr Lee's leadership.

"In the past, I thought he was a dictator; I couldn't understand what he was doing," she said, referring to Mr Lee's resorting to detentions without trial under the Internal Security Act.

But she said a year of overseas travel in her late 20s opened her eyes.

"You see that the facilities in other countries are built for the elite and not the masses; you also realise just how safe it is here," she said.

"And you know he made those tough decisions for the good of the people."


Additional reporting by Samantha Boh and Samantha Goh



SINGAPORE POOLS CLOSURE

ALL Singapore Pools branches, authorised retail outlets and Livewire venues will be closed on Sunday, the day of Mr Lee Kuan Yew's funeral, as a mark of respect.

The 4D draw on Sunday will still go ahead at 6.30pm at the Singapore Pools Building. Results will be posted on the Singapore Pools website after the draw.

Normal operations, including betting and prize claims, will resume next Monday.



BUN GOES STALE

A SPECIAL commemorative bun that the BreadTalk chain started selling yesterday in memory of the late Mr Lee got the thumbs-down.

Filled with gula melaka- flavoured grated coconut mixed with attap seed, the $2 bun was given the Chinese name "Can't leave you" - with the word "leave" swopped for Mr Lee's surname, which sounds similar. Proceeds were meant for charity.

But the play on words got irate people accusing BreadTalk of disrespect, and the chain pulled the bun from its shelves last night. It will still donate $30,000 - the proceeds from the bun sales so far - to the Community Chest.




BLACK SUNDAY

SOCIAL media has been flooded with messages urging Singaporeans to wear black on Sunday in memory of Mr Lee, whose state funeral service will be held that day.

The ground-up movement has gone viral, with several graphics and hash tags circulating online. But others have proposed alternative colours, such as white - the colour of the uniform of Mr Lee's People's Action Party - or red, to celebrate his life.



MUSEUM DISPLAY

THIS barrister's wig was one of two bought by the late Mr Lee and his wife, Madam Kwa Geok Choo, when they were admitted to the Bar.

The wig was made by Ravenscroft, an established wig and robe maker in London, and given to the National Museum Collection by Mr Lee.

It is among the items on display at the National Museum for the exhibition In Memoriam: Lee Kuan Yew, which is open from 10am to 8pm, until April 26.

Admission is free.


TIME OFF FOR WORKERS

SEVERAL companies have given their staff time off to attend the public wake of Mr Lee at Parliament House. Some are providing transport too.

They include CapitaLand, Singapore Press Holdings, Keppel Group, DBS Bank, OCBC, UOB and Citi.

The Straits Times / Top of The News                Published on Thursday, 26 Mar 2015

By Miranda Yeo                                                 miranday@sph.com.sg



Where we are right now is nothing by chance, it has to have a team of great leaders to bring us to where we are, From a fishing village to a 1st world urban city nation. All Singaporean owe it to Mr Lee Kuan Yew and his team. Even though not all policies are likable by all, but we can see the results with our own eyes. Mr Lee had dedicated his entire life to the building of Singapore. Let's do our best to pay tribute to our founding father Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Let's focus on reading all the positive news rather than negative news. Let's do our best to salute our great leader. He deserve our respect.

Tenants wanted for strata office buildings - Commercial Office - (Straits Times ST 4 Apr 2015)


URA revamps property price index methodology


Mixed-use sites draws massive $1.67b bid - Government Land Sale (GSL)

My Tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew - Remembering Lee Kuan Yew - The world should know his stories, his contribution and his final journey - The Legend - He will be in the heart of every Singaporean 


- Please see and read all his related news. Related Links :-







21-GUN SALUTE FOR FOUNDING FATHER MR LEE KUAN YEW ON SUNDAY 29/03/2015: Ng Eng Hen


New queue system more organised, but delay as long as before 


Turnout exceeded our expectations: Khaw


Bill Clinton will lead US delegation


Remember Lee Kuan Yew 1923 - 2015. Chapter 1 - Founding father - Part 1 : The Lee way


Remembering Lee Kuan Yew 1923 - 2015 Chapter 1 - Founding father - Part 2 : Lee Kuan Yew on building a city


Remembering Lee Kuan Yew 1923 - 2015 Chapter 1 - Founding father - Part 3 : Why I am grateful to Mr Lee


Remembering Lee Kuan Yew 1923 - 2015 Chapter 1 - Founding father - Part 4 : The greatest generation


Remembering Lee Kuan Yew 1923 - 2015 Chapter 2 - Timeline - Lee Kuan Yew as Prime Minister in the 1960s


Queue starts at Padang today

Continue to work hard for a better tomorrow : PM Lee


Special Parliament sitting to pay tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew starting at 4pm





No comments:

Post a comment