06 Feb '12, 2am

Call to make young Singaporeans more aware of nation's pioneers

Call to make young Singaporeans more aware of nation's pioneers

Foot reflexologist David Phung (kneeling), 51, became blind when he was 25, but remembers listening to Dr Toh Chin Chye on the radio and being inspired by his speeches. Paying his last respects on Sunday, he wrote in Chinese in the condolence book: 'You brought light to me, and brought light to the country.'-- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING By Rachel Chang Of the stream of visitors arriving at 23, Greenview Crescent over the last two days to pay their final respects to Dr Toh Chin Chye, few had unwrinkled faces or black hair. While the founding People's Action Party chairman's four grandchildren were a constant youthful presence at the wake, the bulk of visitors were people in the latter half of their lives. The seeming lack of interest on the part of younger Singaporeans in the founding generation of political leaders was something that 34-year-old Tan Kong Soon, president of the T...

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