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Blazing a trail through history

Gan See Khem believes she has contributed to Singapore's development in her own small way.

Apart from having a career and family, Dr Gan also emphasised the need to contribute to society because if you just focus on yourself and your family, something will be missing.

AT 18, she sat down with her family to watch a historic moment on television - then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew shedding a tear while talking about Singapore's separation from Malaysia.

It was a "sobering" wake-up call. "Singapore was threatened, we all thought we would not survive," said...

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