Lee Kuan Yew Personal Life - Growing up
|Mr Lee Kuan Yew as a baby. This photo was taken after he won first place in a baby show|
|Photo - Lee Kuan Yew as a baby with his father, Lee Chin Koon in the family's bungalow home at 92 Kampong Java Road|
|Mr Lee, at two, on a tricycle in his Neil Road home in 1925 with his father, Mr Lee Chin Koon.|
|Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Miss Kwa Geok Choo at Cambridge in 1946. -- PHOTO: ST FILE|
Began Law School at London School of Economics, but later moved on to Cambridge University when Kwa joined him.
They married secretly on 23 Dec, 1947 in Stratford-upon-Avon.
|Mr Lee Kuan Yew in a series of interviews for the book Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going. As Mr Lee remains |
critically ill in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Singapore General Hospital, media outlets around the world have
begun publishing profiles and commentaries of Singapore's former prime minister
|People standing several deep along Commonwealth Avenue West paying their last respects to Mr Lee as the cortege drove past. More than 100,000 people stood in pouring rain along the procession's 15.4km route, which included the NTUC Centre and Trade Union House, the Port of Singapore and his Tanjong Pagar constituency, as well as Bukit Merah, Queenstown and Commonwealth housing estates|
|A boy with a rose tucked into his poncho waiting along Jalan Bukit Merah|
|People watching and waiting in the rain along Jalan Bukit Merah, some with their children in tow|
|A large crowd gathered near Faith Methodist Church in Commonwealth, braving the heavy rain |
in order to bid a final goodbye to Mr Lee
|The people stayed – wrapped in ponchos or under umbrellas and mats – in spite of the fickle skies.|
|Flowers placed along Jalan Bukit Merah for people waiting to pay tribute to Mr Lee as his cortege passed through the |
area yesterday. Thousands braved the rain to travel the last mile with him, as his cortege made its way to the funeral
service on a route that was itself a tribute to him, cutting across the key sites that marked his life and career.
|Many heads of state or government from other Asean countries and close partners were present at the University |
Cultural Centre yesterday. These included (top row, from left) Bhutan Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, Bhutan King
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Malaysia's Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, Brunei's
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, (front row, from left) Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov, Japanese Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Australian Prime Minister Tony
Abbott, and former US president Bill Clinton.
|Staff and residents of welfare homes under Jamiyah waiting to witness Mr Lee's final journey|
|"My husband and I want all our four children to learn about Mr Lee's contributions to Singapore. That is why we have taken them to Parliament |
and the Tanjong Pagar CC to pay our respects, and now we are here to say goodbye to Mr Lee as he passes by Shenton Way."
- Customer service staff Jasline Ang, 45, with her husband Albert Ang, 48, who is self-employed, and their children (from left) Zevid, seven, Jayden, five, Enilla, nine, and Alline, 12 -
"At first, I thought he was just a very famous figure everyone is talking about. But after listening to his speeches, I now know he made what seemed impossible, possible. I really feel he is a great man." -
|The cortege passing The Pinnacle@Duxton in Cantonment Road. Mr Lee was just weeks shy of his 60th anniversary as |
Tanjong Pagar’s political representative when he died on March 23.
|Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, holds back his tears as he delivers his eulogy for his predecessor and father, Lee Kuan Yew|