[Photo: Robin Yap]

As speculation of our founding father Mr Lee Kuan Yew condition continues, l can’t help but feel a sense of loss.

In my generation, we always knew even if the sky fell down, Mr Lee would hold it up for us. And yes he did in so many international crisis.

I don’t think l will have the opportunity to thank him in person but l like to share with current generation of Singaporean how l have lived in an atap hut without cement flooring and when it rains, the whole house will be drown with dirty and muddy flood water, no electricity or tap water.

We do not know when the next meal will be. It was him with the guts and determination to make hard decisions to take people like us out of poverty. From atap hut to the comfort of current HDB flat. Yes we work very hard to improve our life BUT it was Mr LKY who provided us with the opportunity by inviting investments to create jobs for us.

I kept this photo of our old atap to share with current generation what Mr Lee has done for Singapore…from ATAP HUT to HDB. From poverty to living respectable life. Thank you Mr Lee and l hope you will be comforted to know that there are many Singaporean like me, boy in white singlet, who will be eternally grateful to you forever.‪ #‎THANKYOULKY

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