Mr Lee Kuan Yew's red box on display at National Museum of Singapore

Mr Lee Kuan Yew's red box on display at National Museum of Singapore

The National Museum of Singapore announced on Thursday that the red box used by the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew is now on display at its memorial exhibition In Memoriam: Lee Kuan Yew.

Minister for Education Heng Swee Keat, who served as Mr Lee's principal personal secretary from 1997 to 2000, wrote in a Facebook post on March 24 about the box Mr Lee had used as his briefcase.

In the post, Mr Heng noted Mr Lee's dedication to the country, as he had used the box every day until Feb 4, the day before he was hospitalised for severe pneumonia.

The red box is displayed together with other personal items used by Mr Lee, such as his barrister wig after he was admitted to the Bar and the Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch presented to him by the Singapore Union of Postal and Telecommunications Workers.

The museum also said that the red box along with other personal objects and parts of the memorial exhibition will be incorporated into its permanent galleries after the exhibition.

In Memoriam: Lee Kuan Yew is open daily from 10am to 8pm at the Glass Atrium, Level 2, National Museum of Singapore until April 26.

Admission to this exhibition is free.

minlee@sph.com.sg

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