Those who book at stay at the Changi Cottage at 26 Netheravon Road will be able to discover more about Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s life and his contributions as one of the Founding Fathers of Singapore – thanks to the setup of a National Library Board node.
National Library Board Node At Changi Cottage
The Changi Cottage at 26 Netheravon Road is historically significant as it was where Mr Lee would periodically spend time reflecting and developing plans for Singapore’s future
Visitors to the Changi Cottage will be able to immerse themselves in the rich history of the 192 sqm property, and discover more about Mr Lee’s life and legacy.
The National Library Board Node is located at the Cottage’s dining hall and depicts an artistic black-and-white impression of Mr and Mrs Lee at the Cottage during the declaration of Singapore’s independence.
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There are also QR codes for visitors to access books on Mr Lee, including autobiographies and biographies. These titles are also available in physical copies for browsing on site.
Reflecting on the Singapore Story
The Node at the Changi Cottage was unveiled by the National Library Board and Civil Service Club on 22 November 2023.
Guest-of-Honour Minister-in-charge of the Public Service Mr Chan Chun Sing said: “The Cottage holds a significant place in Singapore’s history. It was one of the thinking spaces of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, a place that inspired ideas and important decisions that contributed to Singapore’s success story today. My hope is that those who come through the cottage will also have an opportunity to reflect on the Singapore Story, and our part in it.”
NLB’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ng Cher Pong, said: “We are glad to collaborate with the Civil Service Club to bring this Node to Changi Cottage. The Node will offer everyone easy access to specially curated resources on the life and work of Mr Lee that has shaped our nation. We will continue to work closely together with our partners and the community to bring more Singapore Stories and resources to all beyond our libraries and archives.”
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