|Singapore First Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew (Source: Google.com)|
Whatever it is, here, I would like to offer my deepest condolences to our Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong and his families for the passing of his beloved father who had spent his lifetime to build Singapore from the third world country to the first world country.
|Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Mr Lee Hsien Loong (Source: Google.com)|
Because of him Singaporean are mostly bilingual where English is used as a main language in school and working environment, while other languages, such as: Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil are used as a second language, mainly as daily conversation with fellow friends and family members.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew also put greater emphasize on the importance of education towards its citizens so that everyone has the opportunity to learn and grow.
Singapore has become to what it is now also thank to him: clean and green environment, modern city, housing the nation, etc.
|Singapore then and now (Source: paradoxoff.com)|
His famous quote:
"I have no regrets. I have spent my life, so much of it, building up this country. There is 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?
~ Lee Kuan Yew ~
Below is the message that I would like to pass on as extracted from Channel News Asia today: