It’s no surprise, Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew was the most talked about topic on social media this year, according to Facebook. His passing on 23 March brought a nation together, and also online, to pay their respects and tributes in their own ways.
The touching tribute video of Mr Lee’s relationship with his late wife Madam Kwa Geok Choo — where we saw a more tender side of the former prime minister — raked in more than 2 million views and was shared over 115,000 times on Facebook. A photo by former US president George Bush came up tops in foreign tributes of Mr Lee’s lifetime achievements, and received 106,000 likes. On Instagram, we saw a flurry of tribute hashtags in honour of his passing.
Remembering Lee Kuan YewRemembering Lee Kuan Yew.
Our activist did a short tribute video for Mr Lee Kuan Yew and we wanted to share it with everyone.
Mr Tang Wing Fai said: “Mr Lee has done so much and great for us. This is the little effort we can do to remember him with gratitude. 李光耀先生的悼念短片收到许多朋友的正面的反馈。点击率已经高达3800. 谢谢朋友们的支持。请继续与你们的朋友分享。希望我们可以达到5万的目标！将这份礼物献给我们的国父！李光耀先生为我们做了巨大贡献。这是我们可以为他做的小小心意。
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Aside from Lee Kuan Yew, other milestones that dominated online conversations this year included the birth of the first SG50 baby at the stroke of midnight on 1 January, the stellar performance of Team Singapore athletes at this year’s SEA Games, where a massive 84 gold medals were won on home soil, and of course the whirlwind of SG50 nostalgia that has been in the air since the start of the year.
And all of these tributes and SG50 topics culminated in 29 million interactions — in likes, shares, posts and comments — made by 1.7 million people in Singapore. Not bad at all, little red dot.
What was your memorable moment this year? Let us know!