Pragmatism is not just a tenet Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew holds dear in his public life. He also runs his private affairs in a practical, fact-based manner.
Asked if he believes in fengshui, MM Lee laughed and said it was "utter rubbish" that people think he does.
Many Singaporeans The Straits Times team spoke to were curious about MM Lee's private life and he gamely answered all personal questions in a 32 hours of interviews with Straits Times journalists between 2008 and 2009.
Here are MM Lee's private thoughts on issues like homosexuality and love.