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PM Lee to invite 1,500 members of pioneer generation to Istana party

Published on Jan 31, 2014 1:48 PM

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will invite 1,500 people from Singapore's pioneer generation to a garden party at the Istana on Feb 9.

The party will be held to honour the generation that helped build modern Singapore, and who contributed in the early years of independence.

The group will include Singaporeans from all walks of life, including former political leaders, those who have contributed to the uniformed services, unions and community through non-government and voluntary welfare organisations, Mr Lee said on Friday.

Also on the list will be "special groups" such as Singapore's first national service enlistees and officer cadets, he told reporters after his traditional Lunar New Year visit to Singaporeans at work during the festive season.

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