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Lee Kuan Yew's 90th birthday: Readers share photos, drawings and other creations

Ms Florence Minjoot sent in a poem in honour of Mr Lee Kuan Yew's 90th birthday on Monday, Sept 16, 2013. -- PHOTO: FLORENCE MINJOOT
Ms Florence Minjoot sent in a poem in honour of Mr Lee Kuan Yew's 90th birthday on Monday, Sept 16, 2013. -- PHOTO: FLORENCE MINJOOT
Mr Tay Bak Tee was recognised by Mr Lee Kuan Yew in 1976 for his active grassroots contributions. -- PHOTO: MR TAY BAK TEE
Mr Tay Bak Tee was recognised by Mr Lee Kuan Yew in 1976 for his active grassroots contributions. -- PHOTO: MR TAY BAK TEE
Mr and Mrs Patrick Tan with a wax figure of Mr Lee Kuan Yew at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. -- PHOTO: PATRICK TAN
Mr and Mrs Patrick Tan with a wax figure of Mr Lee Kuan Yew at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. -- PHOTO: PATRICK TAN
Ms Lynnette Ng sent in a drawing she did of the MRT line. -- PHOTO: LYNNETTE NG
Ms Lynnette Ng sent in a drawing she did of the MRT line. -- PHOTO: LYNNETTE NG
Ms Jean Ang with Mr Lee Kuan Yew at a New Year's Party at the Istana. -- PHOTO: JEAN ANG
Ms Jean Ang with Mr Lee Kuan Yew at a New Year's Party at the Istana. -- PHOTO: JEAN ANG
Ms Angie Than Bi Xia posing next to a wax figure of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. -- PHOTO: ANGIE THAN BI XIA
Ms Angie Than Bi Xia posing next to a wax figure of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. -- PHOTO: ANGIE THAN BI XIA
Mr Ace Kindredzen Cheong met Mr Lee Kuan Yew at Tanjong Pagar on Sept 9, 1991. -- PHOTO: ACE KINDREDZEN CHEONG
Mr Ace Kindredzen Cheong met Mr Lee Kuan Yew at Tanjong Pagar on Sept 9, 1991. -- PHOTO: ACE KINDREDZEN CHEONG
Reader Ming Johansson sent in a tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who turned 90 on Monday, Sept 16, 2013. -- PHOTO: MING JOHANSSON
Reader Ming Johansson sent in a tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who turned 90 on Monday, Sept 16, 2013. -- PHOTO: MING JOHANSSON
Reader Ming Johansson's son with a wax figure of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. -- PHOTO: MING JOHANSSON
Reader Ming Johansson's son with a wax figure of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. -- PHOTO: MING JOHANSSON
A digital drawing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew in honour of his 90th birthday on Monday, Sept 16, 2013. -- PHOTO: LAWRENCE KOH CHOON TECK
A digital drawing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew in honour of his 90th birthday on Monday, Sept 16, 2013. -- PHOTO: LAWRENCE KOH CHOON TECK
Mr Lawrence Koh Choon Teck (right) and his wife, Elina Ng, with Mr Lee Kuan Yew in 2004. Mr Koh is holding a copy of Growing Up With Lee Kuan Yew, a book he had illustrated and authored in 2000. -- PHOTO: LAWRENCE KOH CHOON TECK
Mr Lawrence Koh Choon Teck (right) and his wife, Elina Ng, with Mr Lee Kuan Yew in 2004. Mr Koh is holding a copy of Growing Up With Lee Kuan Yew, a book he had illustrated and authored in 2000. -- PHOTO: LAWRENCE KOH CHOON TECK
Class 5 Endurance at River Valley Primary School with their form teacher, Ms Lin Huiling (far right). -- PHOTO: LIN HUILING
Class 5 Endurance at River Valley Primary School with their form teacher, Ms Lin Huiling (far right). -- PHOTO: LIN HUILING
A word cloud featuring words associated with former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. Ms Lin Huiling, the form teacher of class 5 Endurance at River Valley Primary School, submitted the work, which was done by her pupils, as a birthday trib
A word cloud featuring words associated with former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. Ms Lin Huiling, the form teacher of class 5 Endurance at River Valley Primary School, submitted the work, which was done by her pupils, as a birthday tribute. -- PHOTO: CLASS 5 ENDURANCE OF RIVER VALLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL
A word cloud featuring words associated with former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. Ms Lin Huiling, the form teacher of class 5 Endurance at River Valley Primary School, submitted the work, which was done by her pupils, as a birthday tribute.&
A word cloud featuring words associated with former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. Ms Lin Huiling, the form teacher of class 5 Endurance at River Valley Primary School, submitted the work, which was done by her pupils, as a birthday tribute.  -- PHOTO: CLASS 5 ENDURANCE OF RIVER VALLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL

A word cloud featuring words associated with former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew was among the tributes sent in to mark his 90th birthday on Monday.

Ms Lin Huiling, the form teacher of class 5 Endurance at River Valley Primary School, submitted the work, which was done by her pupils, as a birthday tribute.

More than 450 wishes have been sent to stdigital@sph.com.sg, with hundreds more posted on The Straits Times' Facebook page.

Ms Lynnette Ng sent in a drawing she did of the MRT line.

She said she drew it a week ago and would like to thank Mr Lee for making "Singapore flourish so much, such that the entire line can represent Singapore's cultural history, heritage, Japanese Occupation days, religious freedom, meritocracy, housing and healthcare".

She added: "Having gone overseas for a short period, I really appreciate the wonders he has done to build this nation - the safe, clean and green city, and even the MRT line that has phone reception and 3G!"

Singaporean Lawrence Koh Choon Teck, who teaches at Temasek Polytechnic, sent in a digital drawing of Mr Lee.

He said he had illustrated and authored the book Growing Up With Lee Kuan Yew in 2000 and had taken a photo with Mr Lee together with his wife, Elina Ng, in 2004.

That was before he went to the United States to study in 2004 under a "life changing" Media Development Authority scholarship.

"After staying and working in USA and Japan, we are back to Singapore. Hoping to contribute as much as we could," he said.

Other Singaporeans sent in pictures they had taken with Mr Lee - or with his wax figurine from Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.

You can still send your wishes to stdigital@sph.com.sg by Wednesday, Sept 18, 10pm, and we will feature them on our website.