Forefathers of Singapore
Throughout Singapore’s modern history, there have been various individuals that rose to the occasion and contributed significantly to Singapore.
Lim Kim San
Best remembered as “Mr. HDB”, for his significant contributions towards Singapore’s housing issues in the 1960s.
Tan Kah Kee
A Chinese businessman, founded 10 educational institutions in Singapore, two of which are Tao Nan School & Ai Tong School.
A self-taught Singaporean musician, composed the Singapore National Anthem play sung in morning assemblies & on National's Day.
Lim Bo Seng
A prominent businessman in the Chinese Community who actively participated in anti-Japanese activities during World
Singapore’s first chief minister who Legislative Assembly
election in 1955, dealt with unionist strikes at that
Served as Singapore’s first president from 1965 to 1970. Today, a secondary school, a mosque, an institute & a professorship are named after him.
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.