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  • Yusof Ishak

    Yusof Ishak giving a speech in 1962

    Yusof Ishak is the first President of Singapore. He tided the republic over a period of uncertainty following the separation with Malaysia in 1965. His values and beliefs in meritocracy, multiculturalism and modernisation underpinned Singapore’s success through the nation-building years and left a lasting legacy with the nation.

  • Toh Chin Chye

    Toh Chin Chye pays a visit to the Woodbridge Hospital

    Dr Toh Chin Chye was one of the founding fathers of modern Singapore. He was the co-founder of the People’s Action Party along with Lee Kuan Yew, Goh Keng Swee and S. Rajaratnam, and served as its founding Chairman. Toh was also Singapore’s first Deputy Prime Minister, and was responsible for leading the committee in the design of the Singapore Flag, State Crest, and National Anthem.

  • Sinnathamby Rajaratnam

    S Rajaratnam speaking at the 1959 General Elections

    S. Rajaratnam is a founding member of the People’s Action Party, a long-serving minister of many portfolios, published author and former journalist. He is one of the pioneer leaders of independent Singapore who has devoted much of his life to public service. His most enduring legacy is the National Pledge that he penned, which is recited at school assemblies and national day ceremonies today.

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