It’s been 2 days since Lee Kuan Yew’s passing on 23 March 2015, 3:18am.
As an Indonesian living in Singapore, I can honestly say I feel the sadness. I don’t know him personally. I’ve never met him in person. I’m not familiar with his political activities. However, I know that he has given everything he could to bring Singapore to the state it is today.
Under his guidance and leadership, he turned Singapore from a fishing town to a first-world country. From education to safety to transportation to rapid development to being Asia’s financial hub, I believe it’s all largely due to his blood, sweat and tears.
If not for him, I may not be able to enjoy a good life here in the little red dot. I could take public transport at anytime of day without feeling scared, I have the chance to work at one of the cleanest cities ever and many other things that I may not be able to list down one by one.
So thank you Mr. Lee! For building Singapore and leaving your legacy for its people. Many may not always think positively of you, but well, there is no such thing as a perfect politician, isn’t it? No matter what, I’ll always believe that what you have done deserved more praises than flaming. 🙂