Singaporeans want Founders’ Memorial to be at Bay East Garden: Committee

Bay East Garden, Singapore. Yahoo file photo
Bay East Garden, Singapore. Yahoo file photo

The Founders’ Memorial should be sited at Bay East Garden, said a recommendation by the Founders’ Memorial Committee on Monday (7 August).

The Committee suggested that the memorial be opened to the public by 2025 to coincide with Singapore’s 60th year of independence.

Formed in June 2015, the 15-member Committee submitted its findings and recommendations to the government after two years of reaching out to over 32,000 people.

In its key findings, the Commitee said Bay East Garden’s park setting and closeness to water reflects Singapore’s status as a “Garden City”.

Respondents also wanted an educational indoor gallery at the memorial.

The Committee noted that Singaporeans wanted the memorial developed sooner than later, especially among the elderly, so that they could visit it during their lifetime.

There was also an overwhelming consensus that the memorial should foster a sense of unity among Singaporeans and inspire future generations.

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