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August 7 declared Lee Kuan Yew Day, a new annual public holiday

August 7 declared Lee Kuan Yew Day, a new annual public holiday

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Children and adults are encouraged to dress up as Lee Kuan Yew that day.

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In a bid to remind Singaporeans that Lee Kuan Yew is still the leader and always will be, Aug. 7 has been declared Lee Kuan Yew Day in honour of our founding father.

This new public holiday will start in 2015 as part of SG50 celebrations and will be an annual public holiday added to the calender of public holidays.

A government spokesperson, Fang Chang Jia, said: “This SG50 Aug. 7 to 10 long weekend will be called Lee Kuan Yew Weekend to celebrate Singapore’s jubilee year.”

“As part of festivities, the Botanic Gardens, Gardens By The Bay and various other places will host several performances from Aug. 7 to 9 dedicated to Lee Kuan Yew. Children and adults are encouraged to dress up like Lee Kuan Yew in honour of him.”

Singaporeans from all walks of life said they are ecstatic to hear that there will be an extra day of public holiday during National Day period, all thanks to Lee Kuan Yew founding a country like Singapore when he could have settled on being a Malaysian back in the 1960s.

Kee Jiak Hong, a local, said: “Oh my goodness, I can’t wait to book a short trip to Bangkok on that National Day long weekend.”

Zeh Puay Kee, another Singaporean, said: “Long weekend shiok. Can go overseas and enjoy cheap food and entertainment.”

“Thank you, Lee Kuan Yew.”

 

Other good Lee Kuan Yew news:

S’pore to be renamed Lee Kuan Yew next year

Tan Pin Pin’s film must be banned because it’s version of history differs from Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs

Election rules relaxed to allow Lee Kuan Yew’s Madame Tussauds wax figurine to run as candidate