Waves of emotions run through Singapore right now. From grief to pride, to motivation to work harder, to faith in a bright, beautiful society.
One of the things I've taken from his passing is the way he'd lived: Don't be afraid of setting a blazing path if you know you're doing the right thing for the right reasons. (He hadn't said this. He had lived this attitude.)
He was a man of his words and he always kept learning. He'd insisted on lessons with his Mandarin tutor even after he'd fallen ill. His drive was inimitable.
He and his wife's devotion to each other is one of Singapore's most admired stories.
There is so much more about him but I don't know where to start.
I hope he rests in peace now, knowing that Singapore is doing okay and that we will keep working hard.