Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

Singaporeans leave tributes for late Mr Lee Kuan Yew near Cambridge's Bridge of Sighs in Britain

When Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted three Facebook photos on March 26 of his parents taken near the Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge, it struck a chord with student Kymberly Lee.

The 16-year-old - currently studying for her A levels at a college in Cambridge - decided to visit the site with her mother, Katherine Wee.

The bridge, located at St John's College, was a favourite spot of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and his wife Kwa Geok Choo, who first took a picture there when they were students there. They also made it a point to visit the site whenever they were in Cambridge.

"I saw PM Lee's photos on Facebook and we wanted to pay our respects since we're here," said Kymberly.

"The events of the past week have really made us miss home."

 

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My parents at the Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge. I mentioned in last night’s post that it was one of their favourite...

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Mother and daughter placed a card, which reads "RIP LKY, SG's Beloved Papa" and a Singapore flag near the bridge on Sunday afternoon, which already saw a few bouquets of flowers left by other Singaporeans earlier.

She said: "The buildings around us all looked very historical. It felt really serene."

mklee@sph.com.sg

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