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Remembering Lee Kuan Yew – The Nation’s Farewell

The Funeral Service for Singapore’s Founding Prime Minister was held at the National University of Singapore’s University Cultural Centre on 29 Mar 2015. The nation came together as one to say its final goodbye to Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

Residents at Yishun light candles as they pay tribute to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. In the background, a bagpipe performer plays a rendition of “Auld Lang Syne”.

Acts of kindness: Community spirit continues to run high

Singaporeans have continued to show their generosity and kindness throughout this mourning period for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

Mr Jasper Tan, YEO’s sales representative, made it a point to involve his children – 8-year-old Seth and 7-year-old Shain-ann – in the distribution of drinks and bottled water to those waiting in line on the third day of the Lying-in-State. Students from the Anglo-Chinese Junior College also did their part in handing out drinks and food at the Padang.

 

Maybank employees also contributed by  giving out more than 4,000 bottles of water. Vitagen also provided chilled drinks on Cavenagh Bridge to help the people in line cope with the heat while waiting in line. Staff from Tiong Bahru Bakery and BreadTalk helped relieve their hunger pangs.

Photo Credit: Mediacorp.

Photo Credit: Mediacorp.

Many other unsung heroes also helped ensure that the place remained clean. A member of public was seen voluntarily picking up litter at the Padang, an endeavour which Youth Corps Singapore’s volunteers also took on. Workers, such as staff from SMRT, technicians and cleaners from Hong Lim Park, also worked tirelessly through the night to help make the wait more comfortable.

 

 

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Businesses are also doing their part.

As a tribute to our nation’s founding father and “in loving memory of his lifelong dedication towards the development of Singapore”, Grabtaxi is donating $1 for every ride completed with the code, “thankyouLKY” throughout this period of national mourning.  According to GrabTaxi’s Facebook posting, the donations will go to the MOE’s Education Fund and NTUC-U CareFund. Local entrepreneurs are also exercising their creativity and providing members of public with various ways in which they can pay tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew.