Dr Goh Keng Swee 1918 – 2010

I was fortunate enough to get close enough to him to take the above photo. I remember I was one of the student photographer at the Pre-U Seminar when Dr Goh was the Minister of Education. Then a greenhorn in photography and with no zoom lens, I climbed onto the stage to take the above shot and was lucky enough not to get wrestled down by his bodyguard.

I don’t know him and never will but by all accounts, he seemed a fairly nice man although during the 2 hours plus session at the pre-u seminar, I never see him smile. But I think he is a great man with great foresight and without him and the other old guards, Singapore would not have become what it is today.

Dr Goh, RIP.

One Reply to “Dr Goh Keng Swee 1918 – 2010”

  1. Shionge

    Oh Wow, you are still having this photograph what a nice remembrance of a great man.

    A treasured shot Koh perhaps would be good to share this with his family.

    I shared the same sentiment, without him we missed out alot of good things in life here in Singapore.

    Rest in peace Dr. Goh.

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