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Lianhe Wanbao launches "Memory in Prints: Lee Kuan Yew and Us" exhibition

Commemorative booklet on founding Prime Minister will also be launched

Singapore, 29 July 2015 --- Lianhe Wanbao, the Chinese evening daily published by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), will unveil a pictorial exhibition featuring photos of the seven-day state funeral of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on 1 August 2015

The travelling exhibition, titled "Memory in Prints: Lee Kuan Yew and Us", will run from 1 August to 7 SeptemberIt will be opened by Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Finance, on 1 August at Big Box in Jurong. 
Presented in the four official languages, the exhibition will showcase photographs taken by both SPH and freelance photographers during the period of the state funeral. These photographs captured the different ways in which the entire nation bade its final farewell to Mr Lee Kuan Yew earlier this year.

Former news photographers and journalists such as Bob Lee, Chua Chin Hon and Ray Chua werealso invited to submit their works for the exhibition. 

Apart from photos, the exhibition will feature a rare display of Mr Lee's "foot-print", made possible by the kind donation of a mold of Mr Lee's feet by his shoemaker Mr Lee Kean Siong who made shoes for the founding Prime Minister.  

The exhibition will also feature a gallery displaying Lee Kuan Yew-themed works created by local artists including Lee Kow Fong, Edmund Chen, Lee Xin Li, Lawrence Koh and Ong Yi Teck. One of these works is Ong Yi Teck’s portrait of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, created by writing Mr Lee's name 18,000 times. 

Launch of commemorative booklet
In conjunction with the exhibition, Lianhe Wanbao will also launch a memorial booklet that charts the myriad emotions experienced by Singaporeans during the state funeral.

Titled "Those Seven Days: Lee Kuan Yew and Us", it includes a portion of the exhibition’s content and the front-page news reports of the passing of Lee Kuan Yew which were published in SPH newspapers, as well as page layouts of Lianhe Wanbao's coverage of the state funeral.

The booklet also contains "behind the scenes" images of how the reporters and photographers covered the passing of Mr Lee. It includes exclusive photos which were taken by the reporters themselves while covering the event.

Sharing Sessions
In addition, Lianhe Wanbao will organise five sharing sessions for journalists and photographers to share their unforgettable reporting experiences of the state funeral with the public. Local artists are also invited to share their thoughts about creating works related to the founding Prime Minister as well as their personal interaction with him. 

Tribute Wall
Amongst the thousands of written tributes at the Istana, the Parliament House and various community tribute sites during the mourning period, Lianhe Wanbao has specially picked 30 quotes which express the touching relationships between Singaporeans and Mr Lee. 

These quotes will be displayed in the gallery called "Encounter: Brief Interactions, Eternal Memories" at the exhibition. Singaporeans of all ages described their encounters with Mr Lee. One saw him when he was a baby in 1923, one was patted on the head by him and he addressed her as "little girl" while others waved to him behind car windows. 

Ms Lee Huay Leng, Editor of Lianhe Wanbao, said: "The period of mourning was special to us and it has gone down in our history as a significant milestone. The number of people who turned up to pay their last respect and the scale of the state funeral were unprecedented. We have put together an exhibition of photographs which captured the emotions of the people during this period. This is not just an exhibition on the late Mr Lee, it is an exhibition about Singaporeans and it documented an important milestone in Singapore's history. This is why we are bringing the exhibition to various parts of Singapore."

The free exhibition will be at Big Box till 9 August (10am to 10pm). It will then be brought to the following venues: 
Tampines Community Plaza (outside MRT Station)
Date & Time: 10 Aug (2pm to 9pm)/ 11-14 Aug (10am to 9pm)
Toa Payoh (HDB Hub Foyer)

Date & Time: 15 Aug to 19 Aug (10am to 9pm)

The Seletar Mall

Date & Time: 27 Aug to 30 Aug (10am to 9pm)

Jurong Spring Community Club 

Date & Time: 31 Aug (3.30pm to 9pm)/  1-7 Sep (10am to 9pm)

Media Invitation

Your reporter and photographer/ camera crew are cordially invited to the opening of "Memory in Prints: Lee Kuan Yew and Us" exhibition on 1 August

Programme Details:

"Memory in Prints: Lee Kuan Yew and Us" Opening Ceremony
Date: Saturday, 1 August 2015
Venue: Big Box, Level Two, 1 Venture Avenue 
Guest of Honour: Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Finance

10.30 am Arrival of Guest of Honour Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Finance

10.40 am   Welcome Address by Ms Lee Huay Leng, Editor of Lianhe Wanbao

10.50 am Speech by Guest of Honour

11.00 am Official Launch of book "Those Seven Days: Lee Kuan Yew and Us" (那七天,我们与李光耀).

Ms Lee Huay Leng will present a copy of the book to Guest of Honour and Ms Grace Fu, Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs.

11.15 am Tour of Exhibition

11.30 am Tea Reception

12.00 pm End of Programme

Please confirm your attendance with Francis Mah of Corporate Communications & CSR at 6319 1028 or email: by 31 July 2015

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For more information, please contact:

Ms Lai Siaw Wee
Executive Editor
Lianhe Wanbao
Chinese Media Group
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 2254

Mr Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1028


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian and My Paper (English section). It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3. 

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZbBz Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM 100.3, and 
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