Remembering Lee Kuan Yew
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Chan Lai Chun
01:22 AM - 01 Apr 2015
Dear Mr Lee Kuan Yew It is with great sadness and much pain to bid you farewell at this time of the history of Singapore. Every year I looked forward to seeing your presence at our National Day Parade and I wished you could be with us to celebrate our nation's 50th year of independence. Without your deep devotion, courage and love for Singapore and Singaporeans (This is my country, this is my life, this is my people), we would have no home and no nation. No words can fully describe my deepest gratitude to you and Mrs Lee and your team of founding fathers who worked so hard and sacrificed so much for us to build this nation. The way you took care of the interests of Singapore and all Singaporeans was like a father taking care of his family and dear children. Living in a peaceful, prosperous and progressive country all these 50 years and able to celebrate National Day year after year is not to be taken for granted. We are enjoying the fruits of your leadership and your labour out of your undying love for Singapore and all Singaporeans. Without your dedicated and wise leadership, we would not have arrived thus far. What have you achieved? A successful Singapore. What have you given up? Your life. You have served the nation till the very end. You truly deserve all the respect , honour and love from us. Indeed, you are God's blessing to us! There will not be another Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Thank you once again for giving to us a safe and secure country to live in. We will miss you dearly and you will forever have a place in our hearts. May you rest in peace.
12:48 AM - 30 Mar 2015
Peace be with you. May the love of the nation fill your family with the strength to carry on, compassion in their times of grieving, and the courage for each member to go beyond your Large Shoes. In time, through the wake of your Love, celebrate their own unique contributions and beings. Thank you Captain, OUR, CAPTAIN.
Leong Lai Fong
12:42 AM - 30 Mar 2015
A group of us wrote a get-well card. My husband and I placed it amongst the many cards laid out at SGH on 22 Mar. We wished for you to get well enough to celebrate August 9 SG50 NDP. The next day, we were saddened to hear that our father of Singapore is no more. I wish I could paint or write a poem or compose a song and sing it beautifully to pay you a tribute. I really want to thank you, Mr Lee, for giving me the opportunity to follow the rainbow in Singapore 33 years ago. I was given a job right after my graduation from overseas by the statuary board of Singapore, assigned to the Housing and Development Board. Today I have a family and a wonderful community of friends. I now call Singapore home - a dream I have had since visiting Singapore when I was 12 years old. The last few days jolted many memories of those working years; the computerisation of the public services for the government sectors. You set the pace for the modernisation of Singapore. In less than a decade many public services had a total face-lift. Computer systems evolved from punch-card machines to self-service ATMs. We had a very meaningful and satisfying working life. Tough but rewarding. I treasure all the skills I have acquired and the things I have experienced working under your government. The past 7 days brought me to realise that all those best practices we have honed in the civil service were cascaded down through your strict discipline. We were shown your impact in the nation and beyond. I cannot help but stand in awe of your visionary gifting, the determination and grit you showed in ensuring the fulfilment of the vision. You were the chosen man for founding Singapore. Thank You Mr Lee for giving your life to build this beautiful home of Singapore. You lived simply so many can simply live. Indeed you lived out this truth that unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels--a plentiful harvest of new lives. Mr Lee, may your soul rest forever in peace.
12:26 AM - 30 Mar 2015
I sincerely thank you Mr Lee from the bottom of my heart for shaping Singapore to be what is it today. You will always be in the heart of all of us. Without you, Singapore will not be what is it now. Thank you Mr Lee once again for putting your heart and soul for Singapore.
Christine Lim Christina
12:06 AM - 30 Mar 2015
As a tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, please rename Changi International Airport to LKY International Airport. Mr Lee deserves his name to be written all over the world... In this way, no one will ever forget him, even our children's children.
12:02 AM - 30 Mar 2015
"If you seek his monument, look around you" As we queued from City Hall to Esplanade, at the Padang, pass the Victoria Memorial Hall, along the Singapore River to Parliament House, I remember thinking how apt it was to marvel at our city while we await to pay our respects to the man who was instrumental in building it. Thank you, Mr. Lee. May you rest in peace.
11:46 PM - 29 Mar 2015
Thank you for everything you have done for the country and people. You have helped to wonderfully shape the way the country is now with great leadership, which made the people proud to be a citizen of Singapore. Once again, sincerely grateful for your contribution. May you rest in peace.
Khoo Keng Meng
11:37 PM - 29 Mar 2015
Dear Mr Lee Kuan Yew, At this time of your passing, I am penning this down with a heavy heart. When I was in my youth, I have never cared for your "tough love" but now that I am in my middle age, happily married and with a good job, I can never appreciate enough what you have done for Singapore. You have laid the blueprint for economic prosperity, built a safe and green Singapore and paved the way for a vibrant multicultural society thriving on meritocracy. I achieved what I have today because of the foundation you have built in the past. You are and always will be an inspiration to me and countless others. You will never be forgotten.You have given your life to Singapore and you can rest now knowing that your life's work will continue on by so many others inspired by your example. I hope I will be able to contribute in my own small way to honor your memory. With all my love to the founding father of Singapore. Khoo Keng Meng
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