Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

Interactive map: How Twittersphere reacted to news of Mr Lee Kuan Yew's death

The ST team plotted tweets with location data, that contained "Lee Kuan Yew" or the hashtag #LeeKuanYew, on an interactive map showing where people around Singapore and the rest of the world tweeted from.
The ST team plotted tweets with location data, that contained "Lee Kuan Yew" or the hashtag #LeeKuanYew, on an interactive map showing where people around Singapore and the rest of the world tweeted from.

SINGAPORE - The death of Singapore's founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, on March 23 led to an outpouring of grief in Singapore.

Hundreds of thousands paid their last respects to Mr Lee at Parliament House and during the State funeral procession on March 29.

According to Twitter, over 1.2 million tweets related to Mr Lee were also sent from March 23 to 30, during the seven days of mourning.

The Straits Times' Lin Zhaowei, Rodolfo Pazos and Yime Benites collected and analysed over 500,000 tweets from March 18 to 30 that contained the terms "Lee Kuan Yew" or the hashtag #LeeKuanYew. Of the tweets, 2,697 contained location data, and the ST team plotted them on an interactive map showing where people around Singapore and the rest of the world tweeted from.

Click here to see the map.