Mr. Alfa Chua Kok Leong, GRL, TP-TB CSC
Up-close from Afar
I have known Mr. Lee Kuan Yew as our founding father for as long as I can remember.
To me, he was a visionary leader, with good foresight and a daring, adventurous, entrepreneurial spirit.
I may not have met him in person but he has always been an inspiration. He has given his life to building Singapore and has led us to where we are today. He’s worked with residents to build communities that have a strong sense of belonging, and nurtured citizens who value the importance of nation building through community involvement.
His Role in My Way
On my part, I try to give back by creating sporting activities to bond and unify the community.
I hope to think that I’ve fashioned my ideals and philosophy in life on his foresight, drive, never-say-die attitude and vision. He did not lead to earn the popular vote but for the good of the community.
I try to lead the way he did – listening but not necessarily always agreeing just to be liked. He earned respect that way, making difficult decisions, showering us with tough love. If there is one thing watching him has taught me, it’s that we should dare to dream big.