23 MARCH is Remembrance Day

SINGAPORE, MARCH 2016 – 3 sites have been designated as remembrance sites as Singapore pays tribute to Mr. Lee Kuan Yew a year after his passing on 23 March 2015.

The 3 sites are:

  1. Duxton Plain Park at Tanjong Pagar
  2. Istana Park
  3. Outside Parliament House along the Singapore River


If you’re wondering why these 3 sites have been chosen…

  1. Duxton Plain Park at Tanjong Pagar

    Tanjong Pagar was chosen as it was the constituency Mr. Lee Kuan Yew served from 1959 till his death in 2015. He served Tanjong Pagar for 56 years. The Duxton Plain site is historically significant as it is the site of the first two 10-storey HDB blocks in the Tanjong Pagar area and amongst the oldest built by the HDB in the country. Duxton was specifically chosen because it was Mr. Lee’s belief that prime areas should also be made available for public housing and not just be sold off to private developers.

    Duxton Plain Park at Tanjong Pagar is one of three Remembrance Sites for LKY Remembrance Day 2016
  2. Istana Park

    Istana Park, located just across the Istana, is where Mr. Lee Kuan Yew worked. The park is bounded by Orchard Road, Penang Road, Penang Lane and Buyong Road, and is an iconic landmark situated in front of the Presidential Residence. It has an area of 13,000 square metres.The Istana Park was completed in 1995. It was designed and built as an extension to the main entrance of the Istana. The Istana, located across the road, Orchard Road, from the park, is the official residence of the President of Singapore.
  3. LKY Istana Park

    Parliament House, along Singapore RiverParliament House is where Mr Lee spent the bulk of his life contributing to Singapore.


    Adjacent to the Parliament House is the Singapore River. The Singapore River is one of the significant projects Mr Lee embarked on, to clean up and transform to what it is today.


    The new Parliament House was also the site where thousands and thousands, queued for hours and hours, to pay their last respects to Mr. Lee last year.


    LKY procession
    “We sent him off from the Parliament House, braving the elements. In his death, he further united us.” – #forsingapore

#oneyearon we continue to keep him in our hearts, honouring and celebrating a lasting legacy – that is Singapore; a Singapore he would smile at from above.



“For the young, let me tell you the sky has turned brighter. There’s a glorious rainbow that beckons those with the spirit of adventure. And there are rich findings at the end of the rainbow. To the young and to the not-so-old, I say, look at that horizon, follow that rainbow, go ride it.” – Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Look out for commemoration events happening from 17th March onwards, held across the island. 

This Post first appeared HERE.

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