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

Posted on 13 April 2015

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


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

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