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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

RIP Lee Kuan Yew - Father of Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew, the father of Singapore has died and Asia News is non stop no ads about him and this. He is to many the great figure of modern Asian non commie history.
Lee was 92. He was very popular. A local told m he'd go walking and shopping with his family with no bodyguard. Sure there are negative things one could say (as with drug and punishment policy) but I'll avoid that angle now. He planted trees, at least one a year on national tree planting day. He insisted on quality, hated sloppiness. Made prostitution legal and regulated. He made Singapore the least corrupt, safest, cleanest, greenest, richest with most equitable distribution of wealth, most racially and religiously harmonious country in Asia.   - also too expensive for us. I stayed there twelve years ago for five dollars a night on a curtained cot in a hall of a centrally located Chinese hotel that's gone now. Katrinka and I spent a thousand dollars on hotels in six days before escaping to Bali. Singapore is a great place to go for a week.   - Written a couple of days ago by DC.