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Thundery rain arrives on time on Aug. 9 midnight to honour Lee Kuan Yew for S’pore’s 50th national day

Thundery rain arrives on time on Aug. 9 midnight to honour Lee Kuan Yew for S’pore’s 50th national day

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Rain was indented a week ago and it fell right on the dot (pun on little red dot intended).

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who were rudely awakened from their slumber as water kept splashing through their bedroom windows, noticed that the inclement weather that Singapore indented a week ago arrived right on time on Aug. 9, 2015, just after midnight.

Strong howling winds accompanied by thundery rain fell across Singapore north, south, east and west on her 50th national day in a timely manner to pay tribute to her founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew in a fitting fashion.

One Singaporean, Seah Da Yu, said: “There was no doubt the heavens were crying for Lee Kuan Yew because they miss him and they know Singaporeans miss him. This is the best way our founding prime minister can be remembered.”

“This also shows the PAP government is so powerful, they can control the weather.”

However, not all Singaporeans are satisfied.

Another Singaporean, Jin Kao Lat, said even though the rain fell on time, it was not heavy enough to show the true emotion of the nation’s inhabitants: “I appreciate the meteorological gesture, but not enough trees were uprooted and insufficient places were flooded.”

“If Singaporeans are indeed sincere in paying tribute to Lee Kuan Yew, there should have been gale-force winds accompanied by a sprinkling of hail to really show that Singapore is getting over her loss of Lee Kuan Yew in the first national day without his presence.”

“It would be truly memorable if it rained like never before during the National Day Parade and the whole thing is televised live and repeated ad nauseam for effect.”

“This would really help the government with their future tributes to Lee Kuan Yew because they would have the visuals all on film for future use.”

 

 

 

 

 









Babies born in S’pore in 2015 will receive LKY’s Hard Truths book as part of gift pack

Babies born in S’pore in 2015 will receive LKY’s Hard Truths book as part of gift pack

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The special Jubilee Baby Gift will also include a Lee Kuan Yew towel and poster.

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The Singapore government has announced today that they have studied all the ideas submitted by the public and have decided what to include in the special Jubilee Baby Gift to mark the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence next year.

The authorities had announced two weeks ago that every Singaporean child born next year will receive a present sponsored by the state.

They were subsequently inundated with sound ideas and proposals by Singaporeans who wanted gifts such as gold coins, one year supply of diapers and even free education, which made up over 4,000 suggestions in total.

However, the authorities thought those ideas impractical.

In response, they have decided to give a copy of Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going, a book written by Singapore’s most famous author, Lee Kuan Yew.

Another gift will be a towel with Lee Kuan Yew’s picture on it, as well as a poster of Lee Kuan Yew.

The National Population and Talent Division (NPTD), which is putting together the gift pack, has set up a booth at VivoCity to catch passing shoppers for their ideas.

But all of the ideas will be disregarded because the government actually already knows what they want to include.

 

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