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The painting titled ‘A Couple’, took Tan Swie Hian almost 5 years to complete and will be donated to NLB. It was inspired by a photograph of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Madam Kwa Geok Choo in Cambridge circa 1946. Tan started on the painting in 2009; however, in January 2013, a fire broke out at his Telok Kurau studio where the unfinished portrait was kept. The painting was damaged by water from the fire engines. Mr Tan finally completed the painting in 2014.

from the Guardian

Lee Kuan Yew – a life in pictures

Crowds cheer as Singapore’s former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew arrives at the Marina Bay floating platform for the annual National Day parade celebrations in Singapore in 2012

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Singapore's elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew remains in critical condition, the government says, as police launch an investigation into bogus reports that he had died

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