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22 March 2016 / by / no comments

About Mr Lee

A newly curated tour aims at unrav­el­ling the story of the late Lee Kuan Yew, from boy­hood to childhood.

[cap­tion id=“attachment_7247” align=“alignleft” width=“300”]Photo 6 The team from Tribe, from left to right: Damian Sim, con­tent cura­tor; Cheong Yoke Chun, co-​founder; Jason Loe, co-​founder; and Anthony Ng, con­tent curator.[/caption]

There is no deny­ing how the late Lee Kuan Yew’s polit­i­cal legacy and con­tri­bu­tions have impacted not just Sin­ga­pore­ans but the world over. Even when he passed on a year ago, he brought the entire nation together in sol­i­dar­ity in a way no other event had done in a long time.

But how many of us actu­ally know the real man behind his pub­lic per­sona? How was he as a friend, son, a father and a hus­band? What were his likes and dis­likes? What were his values?

[cap­tion id=“attachment_7248” align=“alignright” width=“300”]A group photo at Guan Hoe Soon restaurant where guests will sample light Peranakan refreshments of Mr Lee's favourites. A group photo at Guan Hoe Soon restau­rant where guests sam­ple light Per­anakan refresh­ments of Mr Lee’s favourites.[/caption]

Tribe is intro­duc­ing a newly curated tour aimed at unrav­el­ling the story of Mr Lee, from boy­hood to adult­hood. The team behind the “About Mr Lee” tour has put together a nar­ra­tive that will give par­tic­i­pants a glimpse of the per­sonal life of the man, chron­i­cling his child­hood, fam­ily and times with the great­est love of his life – his wife, Kwa Geok Choo.

[cap­tion id=“attachment_7249” align=“alignleft” width=“300”]The tour group outside of Mr Lee's Oxley Road home where Mr Jason Loe, founder of Tribe, shares more on Mr Lee's frugality and Mr Lee as the family man. The tour group out­side of Mr Lee’s Oxley Road home where Tribe’s Jason Loe shares more on Mr Lee’s fru­gal­ity and Mr Lee as the fam­ily man.[/caption]

The tour will kick off at Civil­ian War Memo­r­ial and then through Koon Seng Road for a taste of Mr Lee’s Per­anakan roots. Par­tic­i­pants will also dis­cover sto­ries of his fam­ily home in Oxley Rise fol­lowed by a walk through Tan­jong Pagar and end at the Padang, where he was first sworn in together with his cab­i­net back in 1959.

Said Jason Loe, co-​founder of Tribe: “The response to ‘About Mr Lee’ tour has been very encour­ag­ing with about 80 per­cent of tick­ets sold for the past five ses­sions. We are very excited to bring par­tic­i­pants around Sin­ga­pore and show a glimpse of who Mr Lee was as a reg­u­lar person.

He was described as a lion among lead­ers yet how many really know who he was. Sto­ries of his extreme fru­gal­ity, his love and devo­tion to Mrs Lee, his child­hood and love for yummy food, now sur­face not coin­ci­den­tally, but that peo­ple now after his pass­ing, really want to know the man behind Mr Lee. To us, hav­ing done the research, this is a story that is so beau­ti­ful that it would be a crime not to share. This is Tribe’s small way of giv­ing back.”

[cap­tion id=“attachment_7251” align=“alignright” width=“300”]At the Old Parliament House where Mr Loe describes experiences during cabinet meetings with Mr Lee and his team. At the Old Par­lia­ment House where Jason describes expe­ri­ences dur­ing cab­i­net meet­ings with Mr Lee and his team.[/caption]

In mem­ory of the man, 100 per­cent of pro­ceeds for the month of March will go to char­ity. For sub­se­quent months, 10 per­cent of pro­ceeds will go to char­ity. Those below 65 pay S$56 while those above 65, pay S$45.

For reg­is­tra­tion, please visit www​.tribe​-tours​.com. Note that reg­is­tra­tion for all tours must be done at least two days prior to the tour. For the month of March, there will be tours on the 26, 27 and 30. The morn­ing ses­sion starts from 9.30am to 1pm, while the after­noon ses­sion starts from 1.30pm to 5pm. The meet­ing point is at Raf­fles City Shop­ping Cen­tre, out­side Starbucks.

April tour dates will be con­firmed at a later date.



A newly curated tour aims at unravelling the story of the late Lee Kuan Yew, from boyhood to childhood.

 

Photo 6

The team from Tribe, from left to right: Damian Sim, content curator; Cheong Yoke Chun, co-founder; Jason Loe, co-founder; and Anthony Ng, content curator.

There is no denying how the late Lee Kuan Yew’s political legacy and contributions have impacted not just Singaporeans but the world over. Even when he passed on a year ago, he brought the entire nation together in solidarity in a way no other event had done in a long time.

But how many of us actually know the real man behind his public persona? How was he as a friend, son, a father and a husband? What were his likes and dislikes? What were his values?

A group photo at Guan Hoe Soon restaurant where guests will sample light Peranakan refreshments of Mr Lee's favourites.

A group photo at Guan Hoe Soon restaurant where guests sample light Peranakan refreshments of Mr Lee’s favourites.

Tribe is introducing a newly curated tour aimed at unravelling the story of Mr Lee, from boyhood to adulthood. The team behind the “About Mr Lee” tour has put together a narrative that will give participants a glimpse of the personal life of the man, chronicling his childhood, family and times with the greatest love of his life – his wife, Kwa Geok Choo.

The tour group outside of Mr Lee's Oxley Road home where Mr Jason Loe, founder of Tribe, shares more on Mr Lee's frugality and Mr Lee as the family man.

The tour group outside of Mr Lee’s Oxley Road home where Tribe’s Jason Loe shares more on Mr Lee’s frugality and Mr Lee as the family man.

The tour will kick off at Civilian War Memorial and then through Koon Seng Road for a taste of Mr Lee’s Peranakan roots. Participants will also discover stories of his family home in Oxley Rise followed by a walk through Tanjong Pagar and end at the Padang, where he was first sworn in together with his cabinet back in 1959.

Said Jason Loe, co-founder of Tribe: “The response to ‘About Mr Lee’ tour has been very encouraging with about 80 percent of tickets sold for the past five sessions. We are very excited to bring participants around Singapore and show a glimpse of who Mr Lee was as a regular person.

“He was described as a lion among leaders yet how many really know who he was. Stories of his extreme frugality, his love and devotion to Mrs Lee, his childhood and love for yummy food, now surface not coincidentally, but that people now after his passing, really want to know the man behind Mr Lee. To us, having done the research, this is a story that is so beautiful that it would be a crime not to share. This is Tribe’s small way of giving back.”

At the Old Parliament House where Mr Loe describes experiences during cabinet meetings with Mr Lee and his team.

At the Old Parliament House where Jason describes experiences during cabinet meetings with Mr Lee and his team.

In memory of the man, 100 percent of proceeds for the month of March will go to charity. For subsequent months, 10 percent of proceeds will go to charity. Those below 65 pay S$56 while those above 65, pay S$45.

For registration, please visit www.tribe-tours.com. Note that registration for all tours must be done at least two days prior to the tour. For the month of March, there will be tours on the 26, 27 and 30. The morning session starts from 9.30am to 1pm, while the afternoon session starts from 1.30pm to 5pm. The meeting point is at Raffles City Shopping Centre, outside Starbucks.

April tour dates will be confirmed at a later date.

 


 

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