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Gratitude to MM Lee Kuan Yew
Thank you for sacrificing your life to build a place we call home. You will always be in our heart. 感恩! RIP
-- Jia Ying, SP Business School
An Great Leader And An Exemplary Role Model
A very BIG THANK YOU for all that you have fought for and done for Singapore. Thanks for laying the critical foundation for what Singapore is today. Your passing has saddened us but also triggered us ask ourselves what have we done and can do for Singapore to continue your legacy and propel her to greater heights. Your dedication, discipline and life-long learning attitude inspires us, as moulders and shapers of our future generations, to continue to sharpen and horn our skills so as to set a good example to our students and be a role model to them. Your fighting spirit, courage and determination reminds us to stand firm and be brave to make difficult and painful decision if we believe it is for the good the organisation so as to lead our students and Singapore to SG100 and beyond. You will be sadly missed and always be remembered.
-- Vernon Tan, School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology
Mr LKY Graced Our Boxing Tournament Despite His "Eventful Independance Year of 1965"
I was born & grew up in Tanjong Pagar area and saw the early years of Mr Lee's political life. At 14 years old (Sec 1), I was a member of Tanjong Pagar Community Centre Boxing Team. As I realised later, Mr Lee, despite his busy schedule in a challenging Independence year, he did make time to come and grace our 1st boxing tournament in 1965. I was fortunate to be photographed with him during the prize presentation, and the photo appeared in the Tanjong Pagar CC Annual Magazine. As a young lad, I was not aware of the political changes & development at that time but I did remember that we were in & out of Malaysia. My salute to him as our founding Prime Minister who gave it all to the birth of modern Singapore. I am proud to be a Singaporean.
-- Mohd Hassan Bin Mohd Ismail, School of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering
Even after his passing, the legacy that Mr Lee has made will forever remain in our hearts. He is the founding father of Singapore. He is a strategic thinker, a man who is well respected by many global leaders. He has transformed Singapore from a third world to a first world country. We Singaporeans are deeply saddened by this great loss but we promise you that this child of yours that you have toiled so hard for will continue to soar high up making you proud. Rest in Peace, Mr Lee, this nation will continue to soar higher, becoming an extremely successful nation. Just like every child learns from his father, leaders around the world are learning from you. Your people enstrust their lives to you because of the wise decisions you made. Words cannot simply express how grateful I am to you. Without you, there wouldn't be a Singapore. Without you, there wouldn't be a system of meritocracy where people are rewarded based on their hard work. Without you, there wouldn't be a high GDP. Without you, there wouldn't be a father for Singaporeans to lean on. We will strive to do our best to make you proud. This legacy of yours will be passed on for future generations to learn of. Thank you, Mr Lee. You will always remain as a father to us, who constantly shelters us from any harm. We respect you and we hope you may rest in peace.
-- Sarah Claire Wong, School of Architecture & the Built Environment
Farewell to Mr Lee
You are the founding father of our nation, an outstanding leader who stood up for Singapore in times of darkness, a righteous man who dared to dream, a brave warrior who led Singaporeans to ride on waves. You are unstoppable. There was nothing to stop you from loving Singapore and Singaporeans. Your love for our nation, drive and passion have a legacy: A united multi-racial, free and progressive Singapore! We are proud to be Singaporeans. We love you forever and you will always be remembered and have a special place in our hearts. This is our promise to you: We shall stand united as a nation, one people to carry the torch and run a good race for the future of Singapore. May Singapore continue to be a shining light!
-- Lee Lai Mun, SP Business School
Thank you, Mr Lee, for all you have done for Singapore. You have made possible what we are today. We will miss you deeply. May you rest in peace.
-- Au Soo San, SP Business School
Our Founding Father
Dear Mr Lee Kuan Yew, thank you for your contributions that you have given for Singapore. Without you we would not be living in this peaceful country with no fear of staying out late at night. Without you we would not have a good education system. Without you Singapore would not have fostered good relations with many countries. You are truly a great father to us.
-- Michelle Seah, SP Business School
As part of the Singapore Polytechnic Alumni, I would like to pay my tribute as being enrolled in one of the first polytechnics that was opened by the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. I might not have met you or have had the chance to interact with you, but I will never forget my roots, as that is deeply ingrained in us since young. You will be proud to see what has been happening at the Padang since the day of your demise. As we grieve and mourn as a nation, we would also like to celebrate the fruits of your labour, your relentless fight for us, your never giving up spirit when we were shunned and deserted by foreigners who tried to teach us how to lead Singapore. Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is probably my 4th tribute to you but this is the impact, you had on us as a nation. Rest in peace sir. <3
-- Gillian, Singapore Maritime Academy
Dover Road Campus Official Opening by PM Lee Kuan Yew
I was given the honour of presenting him with the memento - an electronic organ.
-- Lim Siew Hiah, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Thank You Mr Lee Kuan Yew for Your Contributions Towards Singapore
Mr Lee Kuan Yew has indeed dedicated the whole of his lifetime in developing Singapore to where we are today, be it in education, job opportunity, health care, water supply, transportation, racial harmony between people and good connections with other countries and many others, to make Singapore successful.
If it was not for our founding father, who officiated the opening of Singapore Polytechnic on 7th July 1979, Singapore Polytechnic's campus on Dover Road would not have existed today. As a student in SP, I am really thankful for Mr Lee's contributions to both Singapore and SP as it gives us students the opportunity to come to SP to learn and gain skills and knowledge that will be of good use in the future when we step out to the work force as working individuals and also to continuously improve ourselves endlessly.
Ending with a quote that Mr Lee Kuan Yew said, "I have spent my life, so much of it, building up this country (Singapore). There's nothing more that I need to do. At the end of the day, what have I got? A successful Singapore. What have I given up? My life".
Thank you Mr Lee Kuan Yew for your endless contributions in building a successful country and you will always be remembered in our hearts as a hero and a true great leader and founding father of our country, Your legacy will live on forever in generations to come and will be part of Singapore's history.
Rest In Peace, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
-- Angie, School of Architecture & the Built Environment
Contributions and Heart for Singapore by Mr Lee Kuan Yew
Dear Mr Lee Kuan Yew, I have gone to Hong Lim Park to write on the memorial book just now early in the afternoon. I used to have some misunderstandings about you. I am sorry for that. You are really amazing. You have stayed in the Parliament till you are very senior in age to help Singapore and protect it. And you think of Singapore all the time. You are my benefactor for many things I have now. Thank you Mr Lee.
-- Phua Hong Teng, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
A Heart Full of Singapore
Mr Lee Kuan Yew, your enduring love and concerns for our nation and its people will forever be remembered and cherished.
Your immense contributions in building unity in our people, ensuring security, providing housing, educating our young, developing a strong economy, your desire for Singaporeans to enjoy a clean and green living environment, the pursuit for excellence and always exploring opportunities to extend the influence of our little nation beyond the region to the international arena, are all testimony of your great leadership and far-sightedness. There is none like you to compare.
Thank you for giving your life to make Singapore a success!
Our deepest respect and highest tribute to you, Mr Lee!
May your legacy of Singapore be an inspiration for all Singaporeans now and the future!
Farewell, Mr Lee! You will be dearly missed.
-- Fang Sin Guek, Library
人生自古谁无死，留取丹心照汉青！ - "There's no one in history that do not face death, but should live with meaning and service to country so that the name may live forever." There is the only saying that continuously come to mind that describes LKY's contributions and achievements to Singapore. His name will certainly live forever in my mind and perhaps the only greatest man we will ever know in our very own Singapore history!
-- Siow Chih Wee, Singapore Polytechnic International
He Who Influenced Our Beliefs a Generation and Beyond
Mr Lee was the first politician I know. My first knowledge of this great man was from none other than my granny, who survived the times of the communists, WWII, secret societies and the racial riots.
Among other stories, she was really proud of her pink IC, she always said, "The moment LKY implemented NRIC, I stopped paying protection money!" I've never understood the relationship between the two until I grew up and studied history, then I see what the civilians had gone through during the ages of turbulence. They have a reason to love and fear this man who used his iron fist to bring peace and stability. NRIC is a sense of common identity, but to a commoner like my granny back then, it was also stability.
At home, we were also taught that, so long we are upright and diligent, we will survive on this land. Again, after a long time, I realized this was Mr Lee's vision and the beauty was that he actually made it a reality. I guessed my granny must have heard many of his rallies. He has influenced my granny positively, who in turn, shaped our thinking. My utmost respect and gratitude to Mr Lee for instilling hope in a generation and beyond!
-- Jennifer Ang, School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology
LKY - Guardian of Singapore
I grew up listening to Mr Lee Kuan Yew's speeches and reading his memoirs/books. I enjoyed them and found them insightful. Entrusted with a vulnerable small nation in a tough neighbourhood, Mr Lee strove tirelessly to improve the lives of Singaporeans. He expanded Singapore's space - physically and economically - leaving an indelible mark in our lives. Mr Lee, you did your best. It's time you took a rest. We are grateful for your guidance.
-- Wan Seng Keong, SP Business School
In Remembrance of Our Founding Father
Thank you Mr Lee for all you have done, although I have not lived in the period where you were in charge of Singapore guiding it through it's difficult times , i have heard and read about many of your decisions and actions that you have done to help singapore prosper. Regardless, I am proud to be a Singaporean in your Singapore and hope that we will continue to grow this Singapore into a vision that you will be very proud and happy with, thank you for all you have done.
-- Lee Zhen Wei, School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology
Tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew
Dear Mr Lee Kuan Yew, I was born in an era that the country is safe, prosperous with a stable harmonious society. I feel that most of the general population would agree and hoped that we will continue to do well and improve.
But just like what you said: “What I fear is complacency. When things always become better, people tend to want more for less work.” Your statement reminded me that nothing comes without a price and nothing is ever easy. It is just that we are ignorant or forgot about the hardships, blood, sweat and tears of how Singapore was built up from a tiny backward island to a thriving city. What I fear is that we are contented with our current state and may not be willing to work hard for our future.
I may not have witnessed the early tumultuous period of our nation's history. But nevertheless, I would like to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation to you for using your entire life to build Singapore to what it is today.
Lastly, I would like to end with your quote: 'I have spent my life, so much of it, building up this country. There's nothing more that I need to do. At the end of the day, what have I got? A successful Singapore. What have I given up? My life.'
You have done enough for our nation, the future of Singapore is now left in our hands to shape and build. Thank You and Rest In Peace.
-- Jeremy Ng, Department of Technology Innovation & Enterprise
Tribute to a great leader: Founding PM Mr Lee Kuan Yew
From centre to right: SMA Director Roland Tan; HE Vladlen Senivolos, Ambassador of the Russian Federation; Pallada Capt Nikolai; and SMA Capt Frederick Francis, with SMA students in observing a minute's silence, while the Russian flag was lowered to half mast.
My tribute to a great leader: A message of condolence and words to mark a deep respect for our Founding PM Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who passed away at 3:18am, 23 Mar 2015. This is the Legacy of Mr Lee Kuan Yew: He developed Singapore from a third world country to a thriving first world oasis. This is indeed a remarkable transformation spoken of even by many world leaders.
We are what we are today in Singapore because of his vision and we are beneficiaries of his commitment and hard work. I'm filled with gratitude to this man. He is the father of modern Singapore and we his Singapore children grieve his passing. We live on to further fulfill his legacy.
Early in the morning of 23 March, a few SMA staff responded to my call and headed for the SP Poly Marina to hoist the state flag at half mast, at sunrise. Then shortly after sunrise I took a flight to Brunei to be with 20 SMA students (including one staff: Capt Frederick Francis) all of whom had sailed on the STS Pallada from Singapore a week earlier.
Once onboard the Pallada, I had a private session with the students; it was a solemn moment and the expression on each face reflected what was in our hearts - we all stood still to mark our respects. We observed a minute's silence for this great master builder we all respect so much.
The very next day (24 Mar) at the opening ceremony at the cruise centre to mark the visit of the STS Pallada to Brunei, a minute's silence was observed at the cruise centre at Muara. In attendance were HE The Ambassador of the Russian Federation, GOH MD of BGC, the Captain, crew and cadets of the STS Pallada, maritime industry guests and students from BMA and SMA.
The opening ceremony was followed with an open house for the public. The STS Pallada then set sail on a 3-hr sail trip at 5pm. Shortly afterwards while at sea off Brunei, the Russian ambassador and the Pallada Captain joined the Singaporeans for a silence observation ceremony as a mark of respect for our Founding PM Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
The Russian flag on the Mizzen Mast was lowered to half mast during the one minute silence. In between events, together with Capt Fred and Pang Tow Min, I called at the Singapore High Commission in Brunei to pen in the condolence book on behalf of SMA-SP.
A salute to the father of modern Singapore. May God bless him.
-- Roland Tan, Singapore Maritime Academy
Thank you Mr Lee Kuan Yew
I would like to show my gratitude to Mr Lee Kuan Yew for what he had done for Singapore. Without him, we will not have this safe and clean place to live in. I am proud to be a Singaporean. Thank you and you will always be remembered.
-- Gina Tan Li Chin, School of Chemical & Life Sciences
Gratitude to a Great Leader
I have been hearing about Mr Lee Kuan Yew from my eldest brother since I was a boy growing up in Malaysia. He would talk about all the things that Mr Lee was doing for Singapore, his thinking and his idea of a Malaysia for Malaysians then. Fast forward many years later, I was fortunate to be able to study in Singapore under a scholarship given by Singapore government, then under the leadership of Mr Lee as Prime Minister, and my life has changed since then. I have moved on to build a meaningful career and great family in Singapore. All these are made possible because of the society and government built by Mr Lee. My personal gratitude to a GREAT leader.
-- Lim Peng Hun, Deputy Principal (Technology & Industry)
In Fond Memory of Mr Lee Kuan Yew
I will always remember Mr Lee Kuan Yew for his great wisdom, his dedication to nation building, bringing us through tough times and building a country/nation from a tiny piece of land we can proudly call "Our Home" and stand tall in the global scene. A sincere "Thank you" to you, Mr Lee, for all you have done and sacrificed for the nation, indeed it is a privilege to be led by you and be part of Singapore's history to witness the great work done by you. May you rest in peace.
-- Elynn Chee, School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology
Thank You Sir
Thank you Mr Lee for your contributions to Singapore. We will ensure your legacy is continued. If it weren't for your contributions, we won't be here in this amazing garden city. Your foresight is amazing and I really look up to you! RIP sir, see you soon.
-- Janessa Png, SP Business School
Thank You ^ Infinity, Mr Lee Kuan Yew
Thank you Mr Lee for making our nation one of the most respected and prosperous countries in the world. Not only Singapore, but Asia and the whole world have benefitted so much from you – Thank you. Your legacy lives on. Thank you.
-- RNN, School of Chemical & Life Sciences
Where I Belong
Where I belong, where I keep my heart and soul - Where dreams come true for us - Where we walk together hand in hand towards a future so bright - Where I belong, where I keep my heart and soul - Where we're one big family I want the whole world to know, I want to shout it out loud - That this is where I know I belong" — 2001: Chorus of "Where I belong" (属于) by Tanya Chua. The founding father of our nation where I belong, the architect of Singapore's prosperity where my dreams come true, Singapore is where she is today is all because of this one great man, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Thank you Mr Lee for turning Singapore from a mere kampong into the bustling city she is today. As a Singaporean growing up in this beautiful city, I did witness how we advanced so much from my younger days to now. You sacrificed your entire life for the future of your nation and look at where we stand in the world today, the world's greatest city. Thank you sir for everything you've done. May you rest in peace while we, the younger generations, take over your role in building up Singapore and stand up for one another like what you did 50 years ago. You, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, are a legacy. Singapore is and will always be where I belong.
-- Claudia Tan Pei Xuan, SP Business School
In Memory of Mr Lee Kuan Yew - Our Founding Father
A great and dedicated leader. A devoted family man. He had lived his life to the fullest, even working very hard for Singapore in his last years.
-- Seah Lay Kheng, SP Business School
Thank You Founding Father
Thank you for your selfless service Sir. You spent your whole life building this nation with blood, sweat and tears. Singapore wouldn't be here without you. We are really grateful to have a great leader like you in our nation. You will be truly missed by all of us. May you rest in peace. Thank you Founding Father.
-- Mohamed Thameem, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Tribute to LKY
Dear Mr Lee Kuan Yew, it's really disheartening to hear the news that you have passed away. To me, you are a very capable, wise and confident man in everything you do. Ever since I heard that your condition worsened, I have been praying for you, hoping you can celebrate and witness SG50 together with us. This year National Day would be very different without your presence. Thank you for putting effort for changing Singapore from a 3rd world country to a developed country. THANK YOU SO MUCH! You will always be in my heart and I will always remember you.
-- Chua Yu Lin, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Remembering the Past and Honouring the Present
As a person who has been born way after the tough and challenging years of Singapore, I only know of Mr Lee's contributions through the thick and heavy volumes written by the man himself. I always wondered as a child how he could transform Singapore from a kampung city to a garden city through the challenges he had to face. Reading his works, I saw that it was truly hard on him, building Singapore practically up from scratch since separation from Malaysia. I hope that the younger generation, now with even vaguer memories of our Minister Mentor, will remember him as the man who has given up his life to give us Singapore, the jewel of Asia, our Garden City. :D Rest in peace, LKY, father of founding fathers. You will be sorely missed.
-- Eunice, School of Communication, Arts & Social Science
Mr Lee Kuan Yew will always be remembered as the man who made Singapore the nation. All the things you've done for our country, without you there will be no Singapore. We live in such a good and peaceful environment and never give up on our country, our nation. Thank you (I LOVE SINGAPORE).
-- Quah Kim Hong, School of Architecture & the Built Environment
Good Bye Sir!
Sir, it is a privilege and honour to be one of the last few generations to live and tell your tales.
-- Heng Kim Mong, Department of INDT
Thank you Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Thank you for everything you have done for the country. Without you, we would be nothing. Thank you and RIP.
-- WJ, SP Business School
Thank you Mr Lee for making us proud to be Singaporeans. Although I have never had the opportunity to speak with you, your influence and contribution to the country is indelible and your legacy will remain never-ending.
-- Ruth Rajasingam, SP Business School
A Great Leader
Thank you Mr Lee Kuan Yew for making me a proud Singaporean. I will always remember all that you have done for Singapore. Without you we will not be what we are today; prosperous, stable and peaceful. Thank you.
-- Tang Choy Yong, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Singapore has been blessed by the outstanding visionary leadership of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Generations of Singaporeans have benefited from his wisdom and strength. Thank God for Mr Lee. May He bless Mr Lee with repose of his soul.
-- Chew Cheah Boon, Singapore Maritime Academy
He's in a better place now
Rest in peace, our dearest founding father! You have done a lot and now it's time to have a good rest :)
-- Jiaqi, SP Business School
On our First PM Mr Lee Kuan Yew
Singapore has lost a great statesman and visionary. As we mourn our loss we must keep his legacy, modern Singapore, alive and well. We can and we must , strive to make it even better. This then would be a true measure of our gratitude to him. Mahean
-- V. Mahean, Institute for Financial Literacy
My Fellow Founding Father
I was born in 1995. I may only know him through textbooks and stories from my grands but knowing his contributions to Singapore overwhelms me. Hearing stories of how he managed to raise Singapore into an urban jungle and to what Singapore is today. Living in Singapore is considered a blessing to me because education is emphasized and and we could upgrade ourselves to what we want to be. The only time that i could see him was at National Day Parade. He might look frail but his heart and beliefs were strong as ever. I am proud to his devotion to Singapore and will always cherish his hard work and dedication. I may not know much about him but my respect goes to him and his family. You will forever be remembered. Thank Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
-- shafiq.h, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Majulah, Singapura! The Memory Lives On!
Mr Lee Kuan Yew astutely led a team of very capable men who hungered for the success of Singapore. He succeeded immensely and today we reap much of the fruits of his efforts. I can only imagine the tough choices he had to make often in building this city state with the challenges that he faced. He laid a strong foundation for long-term success in every ministry as he seized opportunities to develop Singapore and its citizens. As we mourn this mortal loss of the father of our nation, we take comfort that he lives on in our shared determination to continue in building this nation, whatever the challenges. Forever rest in peace, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Your efforts will never be in vain. Majulah, Singapura!
-- Ong Wooi-Hsen, School of Communication, Arts & Social Sciences
There is something missing from my home, There is someone missing from my family. And that someone is you, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, But etched in Singapore's heart and lingering memory.
-- Roger Aeton Lim Shern, SP Business School
Thank You Mr. Lee Kuan Yew
Thank you Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, for dedicating your life to this very nation. Your efforts, determination, and courage will forever be remembered. Singapore, our home that we know today, could not have existed without you. 2015 will not only be remembered as the year we celebrate SG50, one of Singapore's big milestones, but will also be remembered as the year we lost our founding father. Singapore will never be the same without you Sir. We will continue to honour your legacy. Rest in peace Sir, and thank you.
-- Lee Jasmine, SP Business School
The Life of a Leader
I am saddened by his death, but more so, grateful for his life: You have brought change to a country with a speed that few can fathom, much less achieve. From coolies and construction workers, to businessmen and women, professionals in fifty years. Less than a lifetime. As a leader you couldn't please everyone, but you did what had to be done. For the nation's security and well-being You swung the hammer and set things in motion. I'm grateful for your passion, your service, and the times you didn't quit when you could have. Or else we wouldn't have what we do today: security, and a comfortable standard of living. However, there are those who have been left behind in the great race and can't seem to find a place. The baton has been passed some time ago but this day brings the message home: It is up to us, the Next Generation, to pick up the pieces left behind, and continue the legacy of this country. Get your heads out of the clouds. It is up to us not to forget the underdogs of society for they are part of this family. But dear Sir, what a life you've lived. And for that, I am grateful.
-- Joshua Chu, School of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering
A Great Man's Subtle Yet Lasting Influence
As a Malaysian who travels across the causeway for my daily work in SP, the journeys that I have endured for the past five years were at times very trying. My father would often insist on driving me to the JB customs in the morning, and enjoyed sharing his memories of fonder times. One of the most touching stories to me was his sadness for the separation of Singapore from Malaysia. More specifically, he would lament about the lost opportunity for a well developed Malaysia with the guidance of the brilliant visionary Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. In many ways, my father lived his life with values that were guided by this visionary's invisible hand. Integrity, honesty, fairness, family harmony, the list goes on... Today, I wish to thank this great leader for the equal and fair employment he has provided me and the good life he has given to my family. Without the stability he fought so hard to create in Singapore, I would never have considered to be a professional here. The only way I know to repay him now, is to ensure that the students I nurture will uphold the same values he showed my father so long ago. Lastly, I hope that all who read this will learn to appreciate what they have in Singapore without taking for granted the hardships of those who toiled before us.
-- Wong Kum Kit, School of Architecture & The Built Environment
Father of Singapore, hope that you're happy that your suffering had come to an end. Your presence is truly missed. It is the most shocking news to receive as I am now overseas and not in Singapore to give you my last wishes and mourning. Sending love from Japan.
-- Aleen Tan, School of Chemical & Life Sciences
Everyone of us know Mr Lee Kuan Yew, I'm sure. He was the one that built Singapore, to where she is today. He sacrificed his life for us and for a better Singapore. And seriously, we are so, so, so lucky to have such a great leader, who was selfless, forward looking and responsible. He promised to make Singapore a globalised city and despite all the doubts, he did it. Now, we get to enjoy what we have- high rised buildings, clean water, a safe and clean city. We never know how much he went through for us and I am really thankful of that. Because of what he did to Singapore, we get to enjoy so much. I would like to thank Mr Lee. Even though some of us did not witness these events, but I'm sure everyone knows Mr Lee's contribution. Rest in peace, Mr Lee.
-- SS, SP Business School
The Founding Father of Singapore
Dearest beloved Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who rest in peace in the morning dew. May comfort be with your family and friends, who extends beyond the nation's fence. I will forever remember your love for our country and its peoples' cove. You have fought for what we yield today keeping all dangers at bay. Peace, Prosperity and Progress are what your leadership achieved without regress. I am eternally grateful to be a daughter of this wonderful nation who now gather. Remembering, Reflecting and Reconciling, One Singapore is experiencing. United as One, when tough times hover; we know while in sweet slumber, you will still watch over. For you have given my generation all the opportunities of a father's imagination. The foundation you have laid for progress, I strive for our Singapore's everlasting success.
-- Emily Lim, School of Architecture & the Built Environment
Lee Kuan Yew
Even though Lee Kuan Yew did not touch my life personally, he did so indirectly. By making Singapore a peaceful and safe place to stay, I gave up my citizenship and chose to be a Singaporean. Singapore is where people of different races can live together in peace and harmony, everything is based on meritocracy and no part of society is forgotten. We are now enjoying his fruits of labour, and we are all indeed thankful to him. Rest in peace
-- Sameen, School of Chemical & Life Sciences
Farewell Mr LKY
Really sad to hear of LKY's passing this morning. Great man and painful loss! God bless & thank you!
-- Ong Chee Fatt, School of Architecture & the Built Environment
Salute to Him
MR LEE KUAN YEW, Singapore Politician, First Prime Minister of Singapore. One of the legendary figures of Asia known as “father” of Singapore. A Remarkable Man.
-- Lin WeiJie, SP Business School
Thank you, Mr Lee
Today the nation mourn the passing of an amazing leader. A great man who has made so many of us proud to be called SINGAPOREANS; proud to call this little dot of an island our home. Your legacy will never to be forgotten. Rest in peace, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
-- Louise Teo, Department of Finance
The Great Man in the World
Mr Lee Kuan Yew has made countless contributions towards building Singapore and spent his whole life in building Singapore. His effort and contributions shapes Singapore today. Without him to lead our fore fathers back in the past, there wont be the current Singapore. I like to thank him for all that he has done for Singapore and hope he can continue to watch us from above. You are a role model to everyone and you will always live in our hearts. May Mr Lee Kuan Yew rest in peace!
-- Casimir Tan, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
You have done a lot for Singapore and us all. With a heavy heart, thanks for everything. Rest In Peace, sir.
-- Morganavel S/O Selvarajoo, School of Chemical & Life Sciences
The Lost of A Great Leader
First of all I would like to forward my condolences to Mr Lee Hsien Loong and the family for the passing of Former PM Lee Kuan Yew. He was a great leader of Singapore and I have heard many great stories about him on TV and from my own grandmother. My grandmother once told me when she was still healthy, that during the days before modern Singapore was established and recognised, Mr Lee went to the villages or "kampungs" to meet the people to ask about their well-being. My grandmother also met Mr Lee saying that Mr Lee told her that "kampungs" will no longer stand their grounds on Singapore as they will make way for high rise public homes which is now the HDBs. This idea was a stepping stone in providing affordable public houses in Singapore and making a metropolis state as the "Little Red Dot". From that story, I was truly grateful to be the 3rd generation to live in a city that was sculptured by Mr Lee and his fellow leaders. Almost every aspects of modern Singapore was the intelligent idea of Mr Lee. As a young man which will enter into the National Service stage in life together with many other young male Singaporeans, it will be an appreciation towards Mr Lee by serving the country which I couldn't have better live in elsewhere. Regards Amirul
-- Amirul Haziq Bin Ismail, Singapore Maritime Academy
You are alive in our hearts forever.
-- Thurein Aung, Professional & Adult Continuing Education Academy
Sweet and Sound
Atop a car in Tanjong Pagar I sat and waited with my father. When you saw me, you smiled and shook my little hand. On another occasion, I slipped through the gaps between peoples' legs to get to the front of the crowd. I watched you plant a tree outside Silat Community Centre. I watched it grow as I grew and Singapore grew. After moving out of the area, whenever I passed along Kampong Bahru Road, I would go by to see if the tree was still there. And it still was. But now you are no more because you have earned a most well-deserved and honoured rest among the great and enduring. You will always be fondly remembered and I salute you Mr Lee Kuan Yew!
-- Joel Lee Wah Ling, School of Chemical & Life Sciences
Sir, May You Rest in Peace, God bless your family and the great nation you built.
-- Faith Tay, School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology
Most Amazing Man in Singapore's History
Thank you Mr. Lee Kuan Yew for your noble and great contributions to Singapore, a place, a country, a peaceful island we call home. Without you, there wouldn't be SG50 this year. You will always be remembered and live dearly in our hearts. I am a proud Singaporean because of you, Mr. Lee. Rest in peace.
-- Cindy Ng, SP Business School
A True Visionary Leader
You are a true visionary leader who transformed Singapore with harmony of peace and goodness. The world is beautiful because of people like you. I believe your family will bring Singapore better future forever. Thank you for what you had done. Your name will remain forever in us. May your heart and soul rest in peace and comfort. My deepest condolences to family members.
-- Si Thu Phyo, School of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering
A great man with an incredible vision and courage has left us today. His legacy lives on forever.
-- Angeline, Department of Corporate Communications
In Memory of Mr LKY- A Great Leader & Founding PM of Singapore
Dear Mr Lee KY, I encountered a quote you once made (PAP FB page). "I have no regrets. I have spent my life, so much of it, building up this country. There's nothing more that I need to do. At the end of the day, what have I got? A successful Singapore. What have I given up? My Life." It's just so meaningful. When I saw this, I was so touched that I almost teared. Salutes to you, Sir! You are such a great leader, my respects to you! We will always remember you. You shall be deeply missed by all. The legacy lives on...
-- Carren Lau, Department of Finance
The first time I heard his name was during Social Studies in lower primary. I was told about how wonderful this man is for going through many difficult moments in Singapore's history to make Singapore what it is today.
As I grew older, I kept hearing about the stuff that he and his government have been doing that isn't right in the eyes of the people. Nonetheless, my opinion of this man has never changed. He is still well respected in my eyes.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew, I know that decisions you have made really was for the better of our country. Some of these decisions were tough ones, such as the merger and then the separation of Singapore from Malaysia, but it was made anyways because U cared.
Farewell, Father to the nation of Singapore. You will be dearly missed, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Will pray for your family during this time.
-- Glen Chua, School of Communications, Arts & Social Sciences
Thank You, Mr Lee
"Without heroes we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go" - American author Bernard Malamud
Lee Kuan Yew belongs to the pioneer generation of leaders. He was a man of my grandfather's generation, a true man's man. I never had the honour or opportunity to meet him personally, but like many in my generation, we had the privilege to taste and reap the fruits of his labour.
There are no words, no clever quotes to neatly sum up what Mr Lee did. He may have made decisions that not everyone agrees with. However, a decision was still made in challenging times, to the best of his knowledge and what he thought best for the nation. He could only know how the dots connect, years or even decades down the road.
Fifty years post-separation, and far removed from the mosquito infested third-world country, we are now a first-world country and a shining example to many others trying to emulate our success.
Such is the magnitude of Mr Lee's contributions and significance to Singapore - that he will earn a place in history and be remembered long after my generation and many thereafter. For, there can only be one Lee Kuan Yew.
-- Frank Chua, Department of Corporate Communications