Monday, July 24, 2006

Mr Lim Kim San (1916-2006)

As posted at the National Library Board (Singapore) Newsflash webpage (Last accessed July 2006):
Lim Kim San (b. 30 November 1916, Singapore - d. 20 July 2006, Singapore), the first Chairman of Housing and Development Board (HDB), best known for his contributions in housing the population of Singapore in the 1960s. He held ministerial positions in various ministries from finance, education, defence to environment. He was Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisors and had also chaired various boards such as Port of Singapore Authority (PSA), Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

For a biographical profile, please read the full Infopedia article.

To get a list of published articles about the man, please consult the resource guide (PDF 165k) prepared by our Reference Librarians.

Finally, to get a succinct online overview of the man, please try the ASK! blog.

So, another of post-independence Singapore's founding pioneers has passed on. Here's a piece of random thought clumsily captured in words and disguised as poetry:
It is only natural that
Are thanked in life,
And celebrated in Memory.

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