The Singapore Story is exactly that: about Singapore’s past through art, depicting the lives of it’s people and conditions from the time of the islands' founding by Stamford Raffles in 1819 to its present state as a global city. The purpose is to show how blessed Singapore is to have had the visionary leadership of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister, backed by his colleagues, in particular Dr. Goh Keng Swee, Dr Toh Chin Chye, Mr. S. Rajaratnam and Mr. Lim Kim San.
The paintings will bring visitors back in time through the various stages of life in Singapore - the slums, the simple life, hawkers peddling food on the streets, going to the movies in Chinatown, bum boats lining the Singapore River and the unpaved roads all over the island. Sanitation was poor and diseases such as malaria, measles and other infectious diseases were very prevalent. Healthcare was very basic. Infant mortality was high and the average survival age was in the 60s.
Today, Singapore is no longer in the backwaters. It has transformed into a first world city that Singaporeans are proud to call home. It’s citizens are enjoying the best of health care, and thus people live longer lives.
In addition to the display of art works, five TV screens will also run Singapore scenes past and present, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew’s crucial role in its development, the outpouring of grief on his passing and the tributes that have poured in to acknowledge his contributions.
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