Still a crowd favourite at the National Day Parade in 2012. His appearance at the annual celebration to mark Singapore’s independence always drew the loudest cheers from the sea of red and white.
Lee Kuan Yew, 1923 - 2015
Mr Lee’s legacy is modern Singapore. For millions within and without Singapore, his name is synonymous with the modern city republic.
“I have spent my life, so much of it,” he told journalists in 2011, “building up this country. There’s nothing more that I need to do. At the end of the day, what have I got? A successful Singapore. What have I given up? My life.”