RIP Lee Kuan Yew

Great man, Great leader, Great legacy. RIP Lee Kuan Yew. He was a true giant. He will be remembered for generations to come as the father of modern Singapore.

He helped Singapore to transition from a Third world country without having any natural resources to one of the world’s most prosperous nations, a financial powerhouse, one of the most developed in the world, one of the richest countries on the planet. Amazing man!

Lee Kuan Yew said in 2007 interview: he had seen himself in a never-ending struggle to overcome the nation’s lack of natural resources, a volatile ethnic mix of Chinese, Malays and Indians.“To understand Singapore and why it is what it is, you’ve got to start off with the fact that it’s not supposed to exist and cannot exist,”  “To begin with, we don’t have the ingredients of a nation, the elementary factors: a homogeneous population, common language, common culture and common destiny. So, history is a long time. I’ve done my bit.”

Lee Kuan Yew transformed Singapore from a small port city into a wealthy global hub
Lee Kuan Yew transformed Singapore from a small port city into a wealthy global hub
Rainbow-coloured lights illuminate the Marina Bay area in front of the Marina Bay Sands casino and resort ahead of a pyrotechnic show to welcome the new year in Singapore December 31, 2010.

 

Why Thailand! You have all kind of natural resources but you don’t have a leader like Lee Kuan Yew. He made a first class Nation, out of no Nation. RIP Lee Kuan Yew, “You done your bit”.

Leadership by example-1959. Whoever governs Singapore must have that iron in him. Or give it up. This is not a game of cards. This is your life and mine. I’ve spent a whole lifetime building this and as long as I’m in charge, nobody is going to knock it down.

Even from my sick bed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave, and I feel something is wrong, I will get up.
Even from my sick bed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave, and I feel something is wrong, I will get up.
People pay tribute outside the Singapore General Hospital where elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew
People pay tribute outside the Singapore General Hospital where elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew

RIP Lee Kuan Yew. Job well done


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