Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

International brands use sombre logos on social media to show respect to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE- Several international companies based here have changed their logos on social media to a sombre grey or black to show respect to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

Among the brands that have done so are entertainment companies Walt Disney and Warner Brothers, coffee chain Starbucks, fast food joint Burger King and electronics brand Asus.

 

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Some of these brands have also dedicated tributes to Mr Lee. Coffee chain The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf wrote on its Facebook page: "A true leader with an undying spirit, your legacy will forever live on."

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A true leader with an undying spirit, your legacy will forever live on. #ThankyouLKY

Posted by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® - Singapore on Sunday, 22 March 2015

Ikea Singapore also updated its Facebook page on March 23, the day Mr Lee died. It said: "All of us at Ikea share Singapore's sorrow today. Our heartfelt condolences go to the Lee family. We consider ourselves lucky to have been here during the lifetime of Singapore's founding father. Thank you for all you've done for our great nation, Mr Lee."

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All of us at IKEA share Singapore’s sorrow today. Our heartfelt condolences go to the Lee family. We consider ourselves...

Posted by IKEA Singapore on Monday, 23 March 2015

Hotels such as W Singapore in Sentosa, Fairmont Singapore and InterContinental Singapore have also changed their logos, and expressed their sorrow at Mr Lee's passing.

 

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We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew – the man who dedicated all his...

Posted by ASUS Singapore on Sunday, 22 March 2015

 

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Today marks the passing of Singapore’s founding father, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. He was a man with remarkable foresight and...

Posted by KFC on Sunday, 22 March 2015

 

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In respect to the late Founding Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, California Fitness will put all social media posts on hold until 25 March.Our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.#LeeKuanYew

Posted by California Fitness Singapore Official Page on Sunday, 22 March 2015

 

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#LKY, always in our hearts. #RIPLKY #ThankYouLKYPhoto Credit: The Real Singapore

Posted by SEPHORA SINGAPORE on Sunday, 22 March 2015

 

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W Singapore - Sentosa Cove offers our deepest condolences on the recent passing of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister,...

Posted by W Singapore Sentosa Cove on Sunday, 22 March 2015

 

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We are deeply saddened by the passing of Singapore's founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Our condolences go out to Prime...

Posted by Fairmont Singapore on Sunday, 22 March 2015

 

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We extend our deepest condolences to PM Lee Hsien Loong and his family on the passing of Singapore’s founding Prime...

Posted by InterContinental Singapore on Sunday, 22 March 2015

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