S'pore history on display

Looking Back, by Tunku Abdul RahmanPutra (1977, left). This copy of the former prime minister of Malaysia’s memoirs was presented to Mr Lee Kuan Yew in 1977.
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A new exhibition called We Built A Nation at the National Museum of Singapore showcases artefacts donated by the Estate of Lee Kuan Yew, as well as by the families of the founding leaders of Singapore, such as Dr Goh Keng Swee, Mr S. Rajaratnam, Mr Hon Sui Sen and Mr Edmund William Barker.

The artefacts tell the story of the first 10 years of Singapore's independence, from 1965 to 1975.

More than 100 pieces are on show and more than half of them have never been exhibited before.

gladysc@sph.com.sg


This article was first published on September 22, 2015.
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