Our founding father Mr Lee Kuan Yew passed away on Monday, 23rd March at an age of 91 years old.
He gave his all to Singapore. He was a man of great vision.
His two biggest loves? Singapore and his family. I wept like a baby reading about his love.
I didn’t manage to pen everything I wanted to say in the Tribute book but I wanted to say was to convey my thanks for without him, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy Singapore as it is now.
Singapore, being the clean and green city it is now.
Singapore, being the safe country where women can walk out at night without (much) fear. Where wearing a tube isn’t an invitation to be raped, molested or attacked.
Singapore, being the country where we can travel to most places without the need of a Visa.
Singapore, where our education system is recognised in most countries and is one of the best.
My mum shared with me that when Mr Lee Kuan Yew was running for elections in the kampong where my late grandmother was staying in. In those days, there was only a central pipe where one can get water. When Mr Lee Kuan Yew gave his speech, he promised everyone back then that everyone would have their very own water supply in their own houses in ten years time.
It sounded like a farfetched idea back then. But he did it.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew had great vision and great determination. While some may not agree with his ways at times, one can never disagree that Singapore would not be the way it is, without him.
Thank you Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Am watching the State Funeral currently… Even the skies are crying for Mr Lee Kuan Yew…