Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s House

by Patrick Liew on April 20, 2015

I like to propose that we demolish Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s house and construct a replica of it to be placed in a Founders’ Memorial Museum.

It will be in line with the spirit and letter of Mr Lee’s will. His original house will be demolished to comply with his wishes.

The old house will never be abused and stand in the way of progress.

The replica on the other hand can contribute to moving the country forward. It can be used to provide a visual image of a very important part of our history.

The replica will be a constant reminder of the blood, sweat, and tears that have been sacrificed to build our nation.

By doing that, it can enhance our passion for our nation. We can be more committed to build on the past and develop a brighter future.

The replica will be a visual lesson for preserving and passing on Mr Lee’s ideals, values, and aspirations.

There are many values that can be learned from the life of our founding father. Values such as love for the country and family,  lifelong learning, discipline, thriftiness, health, and grit are values that are needed to make Singaporeans a better people.

Alternatively, we can have the house digitized and turned into a virtual reality. Viewers can have a “walk through” and learn lessons to make it a purposeful “trip.” Again, it’ll not contravene spirit and letter of Mr Lee’s will.

Before we embark on any or both of the projects, we should consult with the Lee family to ensure that they are supportive of the idea. We hope that they will help to contribute to the narrative about Mr Lee’s house, family, and lifestyle.

In doing so, it will inspire our people to live by Mr Lee’s ideals, pass on his values, and fulfill his aspirations for Singapore.


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