Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

National Museum of Singapore launches exhibition on Mr Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE - The grieving nation will be able to look back at the life of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first Prime Minister, in the form of a memorial exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore.

Called In Memoriam: Lee Kuan Yew, the exhibition traces his life and political career, and highlights the ideals and convictions that shaped him.

It starts with examining Mr Lee's early, formative years as a law student at Cambridge and his involvement in the anti-colonial struggle.

It goes on to cover his political career - from being a key figure in forming the People's Action Party and later, as Singapore's prime minister, to his final years as Senior Minister and Minister Mentor.

The exhibition will be held at the Stamford Road museum's glass atrium on level 2 and will open to the public from this Wednesday to April 26, from 10am to 8pm.

Admission is free for all visitors.

The National Heritage Board said that the exhibition "will enable visitors to remember and reflect on the solid foundation that he built for Singapore".

The board added that Mr Lee's political biography is "inextricably linked" to Singapore's journey from British colony, to merger with Malaysia, separation, and eventual independence.