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Short thundery showers over SG50 weekend to honour Lee Kuan Yew

Posted on 01 August 2015

Sombre mood to pay tribute to founding prime minister.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who like to pay tribute to other people in fitting fashion are looking forward to SG50 weekend next week.

This after the National Environment Agency (NEA) said short thundery showers in the late morning and early afternoon are expected over the National Day Aug. 9 weekend.

One Singaporean, Loh Tua Hor, said he likes how everything is so well-planned and forward-thinking: “I like how the sombre tribute to founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is really shaping up. I am glad the authorities have indented rain for SG50 weekend.”

“There is really no better way to celebrate our first National Day without Lee Kuan Yew than having it pour during the 50th National Day Parade.”

“That really makes it feel sad.”

Another Singaporean, Tua Han Leow, said the heavy rain will only add to the mood that Singapore is really coming-of-age: “This will enhance the feelings of patriotism, as we look up at the sky and see that it is mourning with us as we face our future with anxiety in our hearts with Lee Kuan Yew no longer around.”

“Me? Oh, I will be overseas with my family to take a break since it is a long weekend, which is perfect for a holiday getaway.”

At press time, most Singaporeans said they will be celebrating SG50 National Day long weekend overseas, such as Australia and Malaysia, especially since the Sing dollar has strengthened against other countries’ currencies lately.






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