ReTRIeVIA

:: trivia retrieved ::

Archive for January 29th, 2008

Happy 80th Birthday

Mr Lee KuanYew, the Prime Minister of Singapore from 1959 to 1990, celebrated his 80th birthday on 16 September 2003.

Some people asked me whether there is a stamp featuring him.

The answer: There is no stamp featuring him. However, there is a stamp showing him in the background.

Here is the stamp.

Retrievia Excerpts 2003-2004

Mr Lee is on the extreme right, with other Ministers in 1959. In the enlarged portion you can see (from left):
1. Yong Nyuk Lin (Education)
2. Ong Eng Guan (National Devt)
3. S Rajaratnam (Culture)
4. Ahmad bin Ibrahim (Health)
5. Ong Pang Boon (Home Affairs)
6. Goh Keng Swee (Finance)
7. Toh Chin Chye (Deputy PM)
8. K M Byrne (Law, and Labour)
9. Lee Kuan Yew (Prime Minister)

Re-trievia recalled: Excerpts from Year 2003/ 2004
Tan Wee Kiat

Advertisements

Written by Ivan Chew

29 January, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Posted in Year 2003/ 2004