Singaporean mourn Lee with figurines, buns

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Singaporean mourn Lee with figurines, buns

Ahead of Singapore founding leader Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral on Sunday, March 29, a mini-industry inspired by his death has sprouted. Ranging from bread buns to figurines and an exercise routine named LKY91, after the leader’s initials and age, the tributes were regarded as reverent or ridiculous. One such tribute included an online petition on seeking to rename Singapore’s Changi Airport to Lee Kuan Yew International Airport. By Thursday mid-afternoon, March 26, at least 758 people had signed the petition.

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