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Monday, March 24, 2008

The first & foremost

Mr Lee Kuan Yew has many things about him. What is interesting about him, is not only his political career, but also his family.

In his memoirs, Lee refers to his immigrant background as a fourth-generation Chinese Singaporean: his Hakka great-grandfather, Lee Bok Boon (born 1846), emigrated from the Dapu county of Guangdong province to the Straits Settlements in 1862. His mother Chua Jim Neo was a Hokkien Nyonya.

The eldest child of Lee Chin Koon and Chua Jim Neo, Lee Kuan Yew was born at 92 Kampong Java Road in Singapore, in a large and airy bungalow. As a child he was strongly influenced by British culture, due in part to his grandfather, Lee Hoon Leong, who had given his sons an English education. He was the pride of his grandfather, being the first child and being a boy.

Sorry to tell you one important point, Lee was born in September 16, 1923, Singapore, British Empire.
He is currently 83 years old, not his young and energetic self. However, what a waste it is, not to talk about how Lee Kuan Yew was like five decades ago. So let's rewind and go back to the twentieth- century.

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