[dropcap size=small]H[/dropcap]ailed as the “unsung heroine of Singapore” by President Halimah Yacob, Mrs Wee Kim Wee was known as a person of many strengths and endeavours. The former First Lady was an advocate for disadvantaged children, an extraordinary talent in the kitchen, and a selfless woman of quiet grace. Many who encountered her have commented on her warmth and kindness.

While her passing is mourned, her life is one to celebrate. Here’s a list of facts – from her contributions to Singapore’s communities to her relationships – that you might not have previously known about.

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