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    I was among the crowd that paid tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew outside the Istana and at Parliament House yesterday. We stood shoulder-to-shoulder to send off the man who made us who we are today. The queue was long and the heat and humidity were hard to bear. Yet, no tempers flared in the 8-hours long queue into Parliament House. I saw Ministers escorting families with elderly and children onto the express lane. Those who were there swapped their usual shorts and slippers for more appropriate attires of solemn black and white to honor our Founding Father. There were silent tears but no hysteria. Acts of kindness from nearby business establishments which provided free drinks, snacks, chairs and even white roses. I felt a great sense of pride being a Singaporean on this day. I experienced the First World Nation that is part of Mr Lee’s vision.

    Just a simple tribute to my fellow Singaporeans as well as those who worked hand-in-hand with us to make this tiny Nation great .
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    The sad loss of our great leader has brought the best in Singaporeans.

    He would have been very proud if he could see respect and affection common Singaporeans have for him.

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    Ok... Noted.

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    wa, the public sentiment on the ground is very good.
    there is no better time to call for an exxxxx, if it is appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can100D View Post
    wa, the public sentiment on the ground is very good.
    there is no better time to call for an exxxxx, if it is appropriate.
    .....after the 7th day, Singaporeans will be back to their usual self ...... there is a battle awaiting us .....
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    The impromptu and unsolicited show of shared loss and care augurs well for the future of The Republic of Singapore

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/photos/vol...lic-slideshow/

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    Mr Lee Kuan Yew's death has brought out the best in Singaporeans.
    He would have been proud and happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    Mr Lee Kuan Yew's death has brought out the best in Singaporeans. He would have been proud and happy.
    Hear! Hear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    Mr Lee Kuan Yew's death has brought out the best in Singaporeans.
    He would have been proud and happy.
    Saw lots of that during the stormy downpour standing with me side by side. This was a great day to cherish for a long time to come.
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    Having queued for the parliament house, visited community sites and driven through the heavy down pour seeing endless line of people waiting for his final drive-pass....
    I wonder if Mr Lee when alive knew how much the people love and respect him, i surely hope he does.
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    In the photo on tht front page of today's TODAY papers, in the sea of people, one person stand out: a True Blue Serviceman... Hormat

    http://www.todayonline.com/print-edi...m/30-03-2015-0

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    I was standing across Clifford Pier yesterday. The rain was hard and the wind bitting. Many people could have just stand under shelters in the building but they chose to brave the elements.
    It was a very emotional moment for me. The spirit of the 1968 NDP is well and alive.

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    Sad that only in death.... did the people realized the work he did...

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Sad that only in death.... did the people realized the work he did...
    Although many Singaporeans dislike some of the government policies.
    Singaporeans will still give credit where credit is due.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Sad that only in death.... did the people realized the work he did...
    In death, everyone is equal ..................
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    The greatest wayang ever?
    Or is it herd instinct/behaviour?
    The typical Singaporean kiasu mentality?
    Whatever it is, to the outside world, Singaporeans have demonstrated solidarity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can100D View Post
    The greatest wayang ever?
    Or is it herd instinct/behaviour?
    The typical Singaporean kiasu mentality?
    Whatever it is, to the outside world, Singaporeans have demonstrated solidarity.

    You posted the same thing in another thread... already got people misunderstand your intention... maybe time to change the wording abit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    In death, everyone is equal ..................
    But only a few can have their names in history books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    But only a few can have their names in history books.

    Agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    But only a few can have their names in history books.
    This also brings to mind the saying " History is written by the victor "
    A good photo's 45% you, 45% practice & 10% equipment. A bad photo share the same ratio.

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