For over 30 years, Harry Lee Kuan Yew led the island nation of Singapore. With over a half-century of public service, Lee Kuan Yew was the architect of one of the most prosperous nations on the planet.
I lived and worked in Singapore during the mid-1990’s and was impressed by the quality of life in the clean, modern and culturally diverse nation. Worldwide broadcasts by Joseph Prince also helps to keep Singapore in the eyes of the global audience.
A first-world Asian Tiger[ref]from Wikipedia[/ref], Singapore is a bastion of the arts with shopping and eating (colloquially, Makan) as national pastimes while the nation remains a political and financial powerhouse. The concept of Makan is so popular, the website Makansutra was created to expand a global brand.
Lee Kwan Yew exited the planet after 91 years of a blessed life. His son, current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, paid a fitting tribute to the fallen leader, stating:
Singapore was his abiding passion … He gave of himself, in full measure, to Singapore. As he himself put it towards the end of his life: “I have spent my life, so much of it, building up this country. There is nothing more that I need to do. At the end of the day, what have I got? A successful Singapore. What have I given up? My life.”[ref]New York Times[/ref]
Our prayers for his family, friends, and the mourning nation of Singapore. May God rest his soul.