Monday, April 6, 2015

A Good Friday visit to In Memoriam: Lee Kuan Yew Exhibition

On Good Friday, after our Tulipmania visit at the Gardens By The Bay, we tirelessly continue our journey with my Mother-In-law to the National Museum of Singapore. A special exhibition of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew was held in memory of him and his contributions which run until 26 April 2015.

The museum announced on Sunday (Apr 5) that the exhibition would now run until Sunday, May 24 2015. From April 10, the opening hours for the exhibition will extend till 10pm every Friday and Saturday. The last visitor will be admitted at 9pm.

On other days, the exhibition opening hours remain from 10am to 8pm. Visitors can refer to the Museum's Facebook page and Twitter feed for regular updates.

Here is what our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong commented on the exhibition.

“By now, you have probably heard about my father’s red box. Minister Heng Swee Keat posted about it last week. The red box was a fixture of my father’s work routine. It is now on display at the National Museum of Singapore in his memorial exhibition.

Some of my father’s other personal items are there too. His barrister’s wig (of horsehair) from when he was admitted to the Bar. And a Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch given to him by the Singapore Union of Postal and Telecommunications Workers after he represented them in the famous postmen’s strike in 1952.

I enjoyed my visit to the exhibition a few days ago. Was happy to hear that many of you went yesterday. The exhibition will be on until 26 April.”

Admission is free. Do visit the exhibition. You will have a better understanding of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew contribution to Singapore. 

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