Thank You Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Hello there. It’s been a while since my last post, and I would like to apologise for the hiatus. So many things has happened since, and I don’t even know where to start. I guess I shall start with something a lot closer to home and more recent (in fact, it happened just last week).

Death. This word alone speaks volume. People cringe at the thought of dying, let alone the definition of the word. Why am I writing about death, you may ask? Well, I wouldn’t be here writing this entry if not for this man – Lee Kuan Yew. He is the founding father of modern Singapore. My appreciation goes to him for building this country from a third world into a metropolis. Everyone is given an equal opportunity. He made sure both girls and boys get access to education, and nobody is left behind. I’m thankful for the clean and green country I live in because of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. As I type this entry, I see luscious greenery around me. Tall trees, green grass and clean air. Not forgetting the happy chirping of birds. Singapore was once a fishing village with kampongs and chicken farms, and now, tall buildings and a vibrant city holds an approximate population of five million. Thanks to this man, national service was made mandatory for all healthy males. This is why Singapore is kept safe, and we all get to sleep soundly at night and go to school/work every morning without any worries.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, if you think otherwise), Mr Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015) passed away peacefully on 23rd March 2015 at a ripe old age of 91. May you rest in peace, Mr Lee.


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