Singapore’s Former Director of the National Archives, Lily Tan, Passes

Relatives and friends at Mrs Lily Tan's wake.
Relatives and friends at Mrs Lily Tan’s wake.

The following excerpt is from an article posted at the February 19, 2014 edition of

Colleagues and relatives paid tribute to Mrs Lily Tan yesterday, recalling how the former director of the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) had a “great passion” for documenting the Republic’s history.

Mrs Tan died at her Bukit Timah home after suffering a heart attack on Sunday. She was 70.

She is known for being one of the archives’ major driving forces after spending 33 years with the organisation – including 22 as its director from 1979.

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Thanks to Jean-Yves BAXTER for the heads-up.