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Forefathers of Singapore

Throughout Singapore’s modern history, there have been various individuals that rose to the occasion and contributed significantly to Singapore.

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Lee Kuan Yew

Did you know that Mr Lee Kuan Yew once held the title of the longest-serving prime minister in the world? Read more to find out.

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Lim Kim San

Best remembered as “Mr. HDB”, for his significant contributions towards Singapore’s housing issues in the 1960s.

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Goh Keng Swee

Played a crucial role in establishing and strengthening Singapore’s national defense in the early days of independence.

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Tan Kah Kee

A Chinese businessman, founded 10 educational institutions in Singapore, two of which are Tao Nan School & Ai Tong School.

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Zubir Said

A self-taught Singaporean musician, composed the Singapore National Anthem play sung in morning assemblies & on National's Day.

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Lim Bo Seng

A prominent businessman in the Chinese Community who actively participated in anti-Japanese activities during World

War II.

David Marshall

 Singapore’s first chief minister who Legislative Assembly

election in 1955, dealt with unionist strikes at that


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Yusof Ishak

Served as Singapore’s first president from 1965 to 1970. Today, a secondary school, a mosque, an institute & a professorship are named after him.

Sinnathamby Rajaratnam

Singapore’s first minister for foreign affairs, he played a paramount role in establishing & maintaining good relations with other countries, including the formation of ASEAN in 1967.



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