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Allow the grievers to grieve

Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who dedicated his life to Singapore, has just passed away; naturally, many Singaporeans are eulogising and remembering the good he has done for the nation.

Memories of Mr Lee and a nation growing up

I was a child of the 1960s, growing up in an age when Singapore herself was a newborn grappling with racialism, a political divide and nation building, and trying to find her...

He made it possible for S’poreans to stand tall

Mr Lee Kuan Yew committed himself to his lifelong passion of building this island into a nation with a stature far beyond its size. Whatever he did, here or internationally, he...

Life’s lessons from Lee Kuan Yew

My heart sank when I heard of the death of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. His life’s lessons, vision and strategic thinking in foreign and domestic policies, and his contributions have...

In mourning, let’s also learn to remember the living

I was born in 1986, when the foundations of modern Singapore were more or less in place. Mr Lee Kuan Yew was more of a textbook political figure who was revered, but whose work...

Rather than mourn, celebrate Mr Lee’s brilliance

In remembering Mr Lee Kuan Yew, we should feel lucky, rather than sad, that this sunny island set in the sea has gone from Third World to First within a short 50 years.

A thank you for the good S’pore has

I am saddened by the passing of our first Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. In 1968, I came to study at Singapore Polytechnic. Looking back, I am proud of the enormous...

Words of wisdom from Lee Kuan Yew

Mr Lee Kuan Yew stated in his memoirs: “I saw the British people as they were. They treated you as colonials and I resented that. I saw no reason why they should be governing me...

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