LKY's Living Room

This was Lee Kuan Yew's actual living room. I think most HDB flats have better furnishings and decor than his. It speaks volumes of the priorities of the man. He was not ensnared by the trappings of wealth and hence was not greedy for the dollar. Greed will inevitably result in compromising principles and ideals, which may put him on the path of making "wrong decisions". Someone who lives in this room ... I'd trust him whole-heartedly with public finances and the country's resources, don't you! Hence the room is not so much a reflection of his frugality but a showcase for his definitive values in life.



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CK said…
Instead we have 'VVIPs', here, who need constant & emphatic display of wealth to showcase his/her important in the govt, so as to commensurate his/her position, regardless of their ability & performance!

Only small-minded/weakling/incompetent needs outworldly farcical reminder to canvas his/her non-existent ability to perform.

Truly form over substance.
Andrew said…
Yes, humbling. But many, well many that I know, still complain that the Lee family has made Singapore a well-oiled money machine for themselves, etc. Some even say that Singapore politicians are the most highly paid in the world. But they forget that Singapore is also one of the least corrupt countries in the world.
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My Views said…
Adolf Hitler also a vegetarian.
Andrew said…
Passed by SUEN in Bangsar today. Two outriders and a few police, just to accompany one VIP vehicle. Sigh.
ronnie said…
An excellent posting. Thank you.