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S’poreans appeal for 38 Oxley Road house to be put up on Airbnb for rental

S’poreans appeal for 38 Oxley Road house to be put up on Airbnb for rental

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This will help unlock the value of the house in rental yields.

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Thousands of Singaporeans from all walks of life, who like to book hotel rooms locally for staycations, have filed an appeal to put up the 38 Oxley Road house on room rental site Airbnb.

This after it was revealed that all three children of the late first prime minister favoured the demolition of the house in honour of their father’s last wish.

However, Singaporeans said the demolition of the house would be a pity as there are other ways to put the house to good use that will benefit society as a whole.

One Singaporean, Jiu Dian, said: “By listing 38 Oxley Road on room rental site Airbnb, the potential value of the property can be unlocked via rental yields.”

“Judging by 38 Oxley Road’s centralised location near town, one bedroom can easily fetch $40 to $50 a night.”

“The big garden is also a plus that will draw people from Singapore and all around the world to come by for a short stay and feel what it is like to be in the same premises as the man who founded modern Singapore.”

“Very inspiring.”

At press time, thousands of other Singaporeans are filling up an appeal to list the Istana on Airbnb as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 





5 pros & cons of demolishing Lee Kuan Yew’s 38 Oxley Road house

5 pros & cons of demolishing Lee Kuan Yew’s 38 Oxley Road house

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For and against arguments anyone can use.

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Singapore’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, who died on March 23, 2015, aged 91, lived in the modestly-furnished pre-war bungalow at 38 Oxley Road since the 1940s.

He said in his will that it was his wish that the house be demolished immediately after his death or, if his daughter Dr Lee Wei Ling preferred to continue living in the original house, immediately after she moves out.

On Dec. 4, Lee’s three children said in a joint statement that they hope the state would honour their late father’s wishes regarding the house.

Here are 5 pros and cons of demolishing Lee Kuan Yew’s house:

 

Pros of demolition

1. Lee Kuan Yew’s spirit can then reside in Istana instead, which is right in town and beside Plaza Singapura, which is more convenient.

2. A new shopping centre can be built in its place and there will be Uniqlo and BreadTalk inside.

3. The Gurkha can finally sit down.

4. Orchard Road will stop suffering from calamities as his will is done.

5. No one can buy the house and claim to be the new Lee Kuan Yew just because he or she lives in there.

 

Cons of demolition

1. Singaporeans will no longer be able to go past Oxley Road area and shout: “Eh my Ah Gong’s house!”

2. After the house gets torn down, a replica of it needs to be built in its place, hence, a waste of taxpayers’ money.

3. Lee Hsien Loong will no longer be able to go back to the place and run on the lawn like he used to with his siblings and black dog.

4. Singaporeans are unable to come up with a fourth reason demolition is a bad idea.

5. Singapore’s good fortune is pegged to the existence of the house.

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans react to poll finding majority of S’poreans support demolishing Lee Kuan Yew’s home

S’poreans react to poll finding majority of S’poreans support demolishing Lee Kuan Yew’s home

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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Hong Kong-based market research firm YouGov polled 1,000 people online and found that 77 percent of respondents supported the demolition of the 38 Oxley Road house of Singapore’s first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew in accordance with his wishes.

Some 15 percent of the respondents wanted to retain the house.

Lee, who died on March 23 this year aged 91, lived in the modestly-furnished pre-war bungalow since the 1940s.

He said in his will that it was his wish that the house be demolished immediately after his death or, if his daughter Dr Lee Wei Ling preferred to continue living in the original house, immediately after she moves out.

On Dec. 4, Lee’s three children said in a joint statement that they hope the state would honour their late father’s wishes regarding the house.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “Since when did things Lee Kuan Yew wanted to get done dependent on the popular majority?”
Mai Hao Seow, 43-year-old pollster

 

sian-half-uncle “I guess the government would have no choice but demolish half the house if I can find 500 respondents for demolition and 500 people against it.”
Tia Chu, 63-year-old renovator

 

happy-bird-girl “The house should belong to all Singaporeans who are all listed as co-owners.”
Sha Lay, 17-year-old amusement park ride usher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans appeal for late LKY’s 38 Oxley Road house to be put up on Airbnb for rental

S’poreans appeal for late LKY’s 38 Oxley Road house to be put up on Airbnb for rental

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This will help unlock the value of the house in rental yields.

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Thousands of Singaporeans from all walks of life, who like to book hotel rooms locally for staycations, have filed an appeal with the government to put up the late Lee Kuan Yew’s 38 Oxley Road house on room rental site Airbnb.

This after it was revealed that all three children of the late first prime minister favoured the demolition of the house in honour of their father’s last wish.

However, Singaporeans said the demolition of the house would be a pity as there are other ways to put the house to good use that will benefit society as a whole.

One Singaporean, Jiu Dian, said: “By listing 38 Oxley Road on room rental site Airbnb, the potential value of the property can be unlocked via rental yields.”

“Judging by 38 Oxley Road’s centralised location near town, one bedroom can easily fetch $40 to $50 a night.”

“The big garden is also a plus that will draw people from Singapore and all around the world to come by for a short stay and feel what it is like to be in the same premises as the man who founded modern Singapore.”

“Very inspiring.”

At press time, thousands of other Singaporeans are filling up an appeal to list the Istana on Airbnb as well.

 

 

 

 

 











We’re insulting Lee Kuan Yew by thinking we can preserve his home by signing petition, go against his will

We’re insulting Lee Kuan Yew by thinking we can preserve his home by signing petition, go against his will

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We must instead demolish Oxley Road home, all surrounding properties and entire roads to really honour his last wishes.

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I read with interest the recent misguided hopes of some Singaporeans who have been petitioning the authorities to preserve Lee Kuan Yew’s 38 Oxley Road home against his wishes.

No matter how well-meaning these Singaporeans are, they are, unfortunately, ultimately wrong.

The first prime minister of Singapore had said before he does not wish for his home to be opened to anyone else other than his children, their families and descendants. Yet, Singaporeans persist in demanding for it to become a public institution for everyone to access.

Therefore, without further ado, to preserve this last wish of his, it is imperative for the government to demolish Lee Kuan Yew’s Oxley Road home as soon as possible.

This is to reduce the chances of anyone else getting into that place and contaminating it with their presence.

There is also a need to go above and beyond what has been requested to observe the former prime minister’s decision.

Demolishing the home is but just one option: To really ensure the physicality of 38 Oxley Road will no longer be around, there is a need to raze the entire neighbourhood to the ground.

Hence, I petition the government to demolish not only the 38 Oxley Road house, but also all the surrounding properties in the area and to re-pave all the roads going in and out of the property.

This is to safely ensure that all traces of 38 Oxley Road are completely erased to remove all traces of Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy there.

Anyway, there are many other ways to really preserve Lee Kuan Yew’s home in our memory.

Yours sincerely,
Gan Tiao Ta

 

Here’s how to really preserve Lee Kuan Yew’s 38 Oxley Road home:

Couple renovates 4-room Punggol HDB flat to look like interior of LKY’s 38 Oxley Road home property

Couple renovates 4-room Punggol HDB flat to look like interior of LKY’s 38 Oxley Road home

Couple renovates 4-room Punggol HDB flat to look like interior of LKY’s 38 Oxley Road home

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Plans to raise son to be the next prime minister as ultimate tribute.

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A Singaporean couple has renovated the interior of their four-room HDB flat in Punggol to look exactly like Lee Kuan Yew’s 38 Oxley Road home, complete with 1940s wooden furniture, tiled flooring and a clay urn that holds water to be used for bathing with a plastic scoop.

The couple said this is the ultimate tribute they can pay to Lee Kuan Yew in honour of his legacy.

To further pay their respects to the first prime minister of Singapore, they declared their intention to raise their one-year-old son to be the next prime minister of the country to follow in Lee Kuan Yew’s footsteps: “We feel that most Singaporeans are not going far enough with their words and deeds for Lee Kuan Yew.”

“To show that we are not like that, we even named our son Lee Zhong Li in honour of our founding father. We are going to put him through the paces with multiple language classes and make sure he goes to Cambridge to study law.”

Interior designers and home renovators said there have been no shortage of such queries these past few weeks to customise Singapore homes with Lee Kuan Yew’s favourite spartan look.

One interior designer, Pai Mah Pi, said: “In our current climate, there is no such thing as going too far to show your respect and gratitude to Lee Kuan Yew.”

 

 

 

 

 











Couple renovates 4-room Punggol HDB flat to look like interior of LKY’s 38 Oxley Road home property

Couple renovates 4-room Punggol HDB flat to look like interior of LKY’s 38 Oxley Road home property

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Plans to raise son to be the next prime minister as ultimate tribute.

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A Singaporean couple have renovated the interior of their four-room HDB flat in Punggol to look exactly like Lee Kuan Yew’s 38 Oxley Road home, complete with 1940s wooden furniture, tiled flooring and a clay urn that holds water to be used for bathing with a plastic scoop.

The couple said this is the ultimate tribute they can pay to Lee Kuan Yew in honour of his legacy.

To further pay their respects to the first prime minister of Singapore, they declared their intention to raise their one-year-old son to be the next prime minister of the country to follow in Lee Kuan Yew’s footsteps: “We feel that most Singaporeans are not going far enough with their words and deeds for Lee Kuan Yew.”

“To show that we are not like that, we even named our son Lee Zhong Li in honour of our founding father. We are going to put him through the paces with multiple language classes and make sure he goes to Cambridge to study law.”

Interior designers and home renovators said there have been no shortage of such queries these past few weeks to customise Singapore homes with Lee Kuan Yew’s favourite spartan look.

One interior designer, Pai Mah Pi, said: “In our current climate, there is no such thing as going too far to show your respect and gratitude to Lee Kuan Yew.”

 

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