11 times why Lee Kuan Yew is the man

TL;DR – He said stuff that only LKY can say.

It’s been a year since the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew left us but his words – poignant as they always are – will probably remain etched in the minds of many of us for a long time to come.

He was funny:

If you can’t think because you can’t chew, try a banana.

To BBC On Singapore’s Chewing-Gum Ban

He was frank:

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He was biting:

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Yet admitted that he was wrong:

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In front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, 1970

He was a loving husband:

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Over, and over again:

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May Day Rally 2006

He had his authoritarian style that didn’t sit well with many:

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And often said the darndest things:

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But it got Singapore to where we are:

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Singapore's former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew covers his ears as fighter jets fly past for an aerial display during Singapore's national day parade celebrations August 9, 2013

Singapore’s former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew covers his ears as fighter jets fly past for an aerial display during Singapore’s national day parade celebrations August 9, 2013

And we know he dedicated his everything, his life, his soul to this country we call Home:

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He had his ways:

If you can’t think because you can’t chew, try a banana.(1)

But he left behind a legacy probably no one can ever match:

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Author: Flora Lim

Instagram addict, military wife and chocoholic down with a serious case of wanderlust, Flora spends 97% of her time building her business and the other 3% on her blog floraisabelle.com


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