On the day Singapore bid farewell to Lee Kuan Yew, the former Prime Minister was obviously on the minds of everyone in the country. The top 10 searches on the Yahoo Singapore search engine were all connected in some way to him and his funeral.
Here they are:
Lee Kuan Yew Funeral
The state funeral of the late Lee Kuan Yew took place on Sunday. Tens of thousands braved the heavy rain to line the route of the funeral procession.
Lee Hsien Loong
He delivered the first eulogy for his father and at times, he had trouble choking back his tears.
Lee Wei Ling
The only daughter of the late Lee Kuan Yew, the director of the National Neuroscience Institute was rarely seen during the Lying-in-State of her father.
Lee Hsien Yang
The younger son of the late Lee Kuan Yew and the chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, he delivered the final eulogy and spoke on behalf of the Lee family.
Remembering Lee Kuan Yew
A website and Facebook page called“Remembering Lee Kuan Yew” was set up to provide important information to mourners. Details such as queue updates to the Lying-in-State and funeral procession can be found on the site. It was also a trending term on Twitter after Lee’s death.
Kwa Geok Choo
She is the deceased wife of the late Lee Kuan Yew, who passed away before him in 2010. After her death, Lee was never quite the same.
The former US president lead a high-powered delegation from the US who included Henry Kissinger, the former US Secretary of State.
Goh Chok Tong
Goh Chok Tong is the emeritus senior minister of Singapore. He succeeded Lee as the second prime minister of Singapore from 1990 to 2004. In his eulogy, Goh said, “For me, he would always be my teacher.”
Lee Kuan Yew Biography
The late Lee Kuan Yew has written a two-volume set of memoirs, among many other books and essays.
King of Bhutan
The King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, came to Singapore to pay his respects to the late Lee Kuan Yew and attend his state funeral.