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Mr. Lee Kuan Yew

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1) Born on 16 September 1923 – Passed away on 23 March 2015, Harry Lee Kuan Yew

2) Graduated from Cambridge University with a double starred-first-class honors degree in law. Became barrister and practiced law until 1959.

3) Co-Founded PAP and became first secretary-general of PAP

4) Merger with Malaysia and separation from Britain in 1963

5) Separation from Malaysia in 1965

6) 1965 formation of independent Singapore

7) First Singapore Prime Minister (Founding father of modern Singapore)

8) Singapore’s second prime minister, Goh Chok Tong and appointed Mr Lee Kuan Yew as Senior Minister in 1990.

9) Mr Lee Hsien Loong became the Singapore’s third prime minister in August 2004

10) Mr Lee Kuan Yew became Minister Mentor (advisory post)

Awards – Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Mr Lee Kuan Yew receives the Order of Friendship from Dmitry Medvedev, Russian President, on 15 November 2009 in Singapore.

Mr Lee Kuan Yew received a number of state decorations, including the Order of the Companions of Honour (1970)

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (1972), the Freedom of the City of London (1982)

The Seri Paduka Mahkota Johor (1984), the Order of Great Leader (1988) and the Order of the Rising Sun (1967).

In 1999, Mr Lee Kuan Yew was named one of Time’s Most Influential People of the 20th Century. He was cited as a Master Planner

In 2002, Mr Lee Kuan Yew was formally admitted to the Fellowship of Imperial College London in recognition of his promotion of international trade and industry, and development of science and engineering study initiatives with the UK.

In 2006, Mr Lee Kuan Yew was presented with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

In 2007, Mr Lee Kuan Yew was conferred an honorary Doctorate in Law at the Australian National University in Canberra, albeit amid protest from students and staff.

In October 2009, Mr Lee Kuan Yew was conferred the first Lifetime Achievement award by the US-Asean Business Council at its 25th anniversary gala dinner in Washington, DC.

Meeting the US President at the Oval Office in the White House a day later, Barack Obama introduced Mr Lee Kuan Yew as “one of the legendary figures of Asia in the 20th and 21st centuries. He is somebody who helped to trigger the Asian economic miracle.”

On 15 November 2009, Mr Lee Kuan Yew was awarded the Russian Order of Friendship by President Dmitry Medvedev on the sidelines of APEC Singapore 2009.

On 29 April 2010, Mr Lee Kuan Yew was named in the TIME 100 list as one of the people who most affect our world. He was profiled as a Thinker

On 14 January 2011, Mr Lee Kuan Yew received the inaugural Gryphon Award from his alma mater, Raffles Institution, given to illustrious Rafflesians who have made exceptional contributions to the nation.

On 19 October 2011, Mr Lee Kuan Yew received the Lincoln Medal in Washington DC — an honour reserved for people who have exemplified the legacy and character embodied by Abraham Lincoln.

On 21 February 2012, Mr Lee Kuan Yew was conferred the Kazakhstan Order of Friendship by Ambassador Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev, at the Istana.

On 10 September 2013, Mr Lee Kuan Yew was conferred Russia’s Order of Honour by Ambassador Leonid Moiseev for his contributions for forging friendship and cooperation with the Russian Federal and scientific and cultural relations development.

On 22 May 2014, the title of Honorary Doctor of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was presented by the Russian government to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

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Please rest in peace our dearest Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Farewell and Rest in Peace Mr Lee 1

Farewell and Rest in Peace Mr Lee 2

Farewell and Rest in Peace Mr Lee 3

Farewell and Rest in Peace Mr Lee 4

Farewell and Rest in Peace Mr Lee 5


The Journey – Paying Final Respect to Late Mr Lee Kuan Yew – Approx 5:30PM to 11:30PM (Approx 6 hours walk), Dated 27th March 2015, Friday

Started from the Padang enclosure waiting area at approx 5:30pm
1 Padang Enclosure Waiting Area - Approx 530pm Start time - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Padang Enclosure Waiting Area still at holding area at approx 636pm
2 Padang Enclosure Waiting Area - Still at holding area at approx 636pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Padang Enclosure Waiting Area at 636pm
3 Padang Enclosure Waiting Area at 636pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Padang Enclosure Waiting Area at Row 10 at 637pm
4 Padang Enclosure Waiting Area at Row 10 at 637pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

All standing up from Padang waiting area moving on to the floating platform at approx 650pm
5 All standing up from Padang waiting area moving on to the floating platform at approx 650pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Moving on towards the floating platform and towards the Esplanade at approx 655pm
6 Moving on towards the floating platform and towards the Esplanade at approx 655pm- Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Moving across the underpass bridge towards the Esplanade at approx 714pm
7 Moving across the underpass bridge towards the Esplanade at approx 714pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Walking towards the No Sign Board restuarant at approx 733pm
8  Walking towards the No Sign Board restuarant at approx 733pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Took a self pic using handphone after walked passed No Sign Board resturant at approx 733pm
9 Took a self pic using handphone after walked passed No Sign Board resturant at approx 733pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

10 Tens of thousands of people walking along the beach towards the floating platform stadium at approx 735pm – Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake
10 Tens of thousands of people walking along the beach towards the floating platform stadium at approx 735pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Walking towards the floating platform at a slow pace at approx 740pm
11 Walking towards the floating platform at a slow pace at approx 740pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Many volunteers are giving out free water cookies cakes biscuits and flowers
12 Many volunteers are giving out free water cookies cakes biscuits and flowers - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

At Mandarin Oriental Hotel at approx 745pm
13 At Mandarin Oriental Hotel at approx 745pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Fast movement beside the floating platform at approx 747pm
14 Fast movement beside the floating platform at approx 747pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Another view of from beside the floating platform of Integrated Resort World Marina Bay Sands
15 Another view of from beside the floating platform of Integrated Resort World Marina Bay Sands - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Stucked below the floating platform audience sits at approx 8pm
16 Stucked below the floating platform audience sits at approx 8pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Finally being released from the floating platform audience holding area and walking towards Parliament house back to Esplanade at approx 838pm
17 Finally being released from the floating platform audience holding area and walking towards Parliament house back to Esplanade at approx 838pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Walked back to the Esplanade near to No Sign Board Resturant at approx 848pm
18 Walked back to the Esplanade near to No Sign Board Resturant at approx 848pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Huge crowds stucked-jammed near the Esplande at approx 908pm
19 Huge crowds stucked-jammed near the Esplande at approx 908pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Walked back to the underpass at the bridge huge crowd waiting there at approx 914pm
20 Walked back to the underpass at the bridge huge crowd waiting there at approx 914pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Huge crowds of people waiting at the underpass bridge area
21 Huge crowds of people waiting at the underpass bridge area - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Thousands of people still going towards the floating platform at approx 918pm
22 Thousands of people still going towards the floating platform at approx 918pm

Thousands of people preparing to run across the underpass bridge at approx 919pm
23 Thousands of people preparing to run across the underpass bridge at approx 919pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Another shot
24 Another shot - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

More pictures from the underpass bridge area
25 More pictures from the underpass bridge area - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

More pictures showing huge crowds of people
26 More pictures showing huge crowds of people - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Walking towards the Parliament House finally at approx 924pm
27 Walking towards the Parliament House finally at approx 924pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Walking towards Fullerton at approx 1002pm
28 Walking towards Fullerton at approx 1002pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Walking towards Collyer Quay at approx 1018pm many volunteers are stationed here to distribute free water and food
29 Walking towards Collyer Quay at approx 1018pm many volunteers are stationed here to distribute free water and food - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Walking pass Fullerton Hotel with Huge Remembering Lee Kuan Yew sign and Mr Lee Picture at approx 1030pm
30 Walking pass Fullerton Hotel with Huge Remembering Lee Kuan Yew sign and Mr Lee Picture at approx 1030pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Finally REACHED Parliament House at approx 1108pm
31 Finally REACHED Parliament House at approx 1108pm - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Outside Parliament House
32 Outside of Parliament House - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Outside Parliament House
33 Out side of Parliament House - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Outside Parliament House – Handphone running out of battery
34 Outside of Parliament House - Handphone running out of battery - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Outside Parliament House
35 Outside of Parliament House - Mr Lee Kuan Yew Wake

Entrance of Parliament House to pay respect to late Mr Lee Kuan Yew
36 Entrance of Parliament House to pay respect to late Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Entrance of Parliament House to pay respect to late Mr Lee Kuan Yew
37 Parliament House entrance to pay final respect to late Mr Lee Kuan Yew at approx 1116pm

After pay respect to late Mr Lee Kuan Yew – Still in Parliament House at approx after 1120pm
38 After pay respect to late Mr Lee Kuan Yew - Still in Parliament House at approx after 1120pm

Outside of Parliament House walked to City Hall MRT still crowded with over thousands of people still trying to go into the Padang
39 Outside of Parliament House walked to City Hall MRT still crowded with over thousands of people still trying to go into the Padang


Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s family tree


Lee Bok Boon 1846-1920 Seow Huan Neo 1850-1931.est
Lee Hoon Leong 1871-1942 Ko Liem Nio 1883
Lee Chin Koon 1903-1997 Chua Jim Neo 1907-1976
Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015 Kwa Geok Choo 1920-2010

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