Friday, March 27, 2015

Farewell Lee Kuan Yew





















So, the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and his wife loved the Bridge of Sighs at St John's College, Cambridge. So did we!

Rest in Peace, o former Prime Minister of Singapore and fellow Cambridge alumni.

I remember that the day I matriculated at Cambridge was the day Mrs Lee (Kwa Geok Choo) had passed away. Both she and I attended a women's college at Cambridge (she in Girton, me in Newnham). I would like to think that she was passing onto me her legacy of Cambridge women in the pursuit of excellence.

I also remember how I had always wanted to meet Mr Lee and tell him that Singapore Minah(s) could also attend and graduate from Cambridge. Alas... 

*Photo of my Banjarese family at the same spot as the Lee's

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