A tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

“I did it guys. No regrets.” was the text message that I sent to my friends.
I queued on last Fri from 450pm to 950pm to pay my last respect to Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the Parliament House.
It felt peaceful and I believe Mr Lee Kuan Yew knows that Singaporeans appreciate his lifetime commitment to help Singapore to keep progressing for the past 50 years.A tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew:Dear Mr Lee Kuan Yew, please rest in peace and be reunited with Mrs Lee in heaven.  Thank you for all you have done for Singapore that allows each of us to live in a safe, peaceful and clean and green country.

You worked nonstop from 8am to 3am almost everyday for the best interest of Singapore for the past 60 years.

As I reflect on your leadership, values and work, I count you as one of the biggest blessings in my life simply because I was born in Singapore. Because of your passion, dedication, determination and commitment to make it happen for all of us where:

  • Every child, regardless of gender, grows up in a peaceful and safe environment and every child, regardless of race, gets an equal opportunity to receive education.
  • Every boy and girl and every man and woman can travel alone safely in Singapore without fear.
  • Everyone gets clean water to drink.
  • Everyone is empowered to master his or her destiny as the government provides us with a good framework which is efficient and pro-business that makes life easy for everyone and for each individual can pursue his or her dreams.

Thank you Sir, you inspire us to chase our dreams, live with love, respect and compassion for our fellow humans, live each day with courage, embrace life with lifelong learning and live by our values, morality and integrity.

Quoting Dalai Lama, “the best tribute that can be paid to the late leader is to maintain the dedication he showed to Singapore, which has become a state its citizens can be proud of and which the world at large views as a model of education, peace and diversity.”

I sum up by sharing Mr Lee’s quote, “My values are for a government which is honest, effective and efficient in protecting its people and allowing opportunities for all to advance themselves in a stable and orderly society, where they can live a good life and raise their children to do better than themselves” – Mr Lee Kuan Yew, keynote speech at the Create 21 Asahi Forum in Tokyo, 20 November 1992.

Thank you Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
We will march on like the strong soldiers you want us to be and pass it forward to the next generation.
May you rest in eternal bliss.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

Claire Soh
senior financial consultant
Smart choices smooth our paths.

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