Last Sunday evening (Monday morning Singapore time), the founding Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, passed away at the age of 91.
Never thought I'd be so affected by the passing of a man whom I've never met. Maybe it's because after all, almost everything in Singapore, from public transport, to the education system (and on a macro scale, peace, security and economic success) is really owed to this one man's vision and foresight. He made Singapore what it is today. Without him, Singapore would have still been a third world country being pushed around by western nations. To that, I'm eternally grateful.
Last week was a dark period for Singaporeans both home and abroad, ending with a state funeral where we all stood in a minute of silence. This week, we move forward with a renewed strength, knowing that the future is ours to make. Thank you Mr. Lee.