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Mr Hon Sui Sen (16 Apr 1916-14 Oct 1983)

Mr Hon Sui Sen

"Hon Sui Sen, [Singapore’s former Minister of Finance from 1970-1983] had devoted 44 years of his life serving the nation, first as a top civil servant then as a senior cabinet minister. During that time, he played a major role in Singapore’s industrial development and banking activities. He helped to consolidate Singapore as an international financial market and restructured the control and supervision of the stock market. He was a significant force behind Singapore’s economic growth and had helped to ensure the continuation of that growth."   

 - A Tribute to Hon Sui Sen.

"He was a deeply religious man… an unassuming, modest man who never bore any malice to anyone….He was a good man whose life has been one of service for the welfare and well-being of his family and of his country, and least of all himself. His sudden death was a grievous loss for Singapore".

 – Tribute to the Late Hon Sui Sen by Lee Kuan Yew, the [then] Prime Minister, in Parliament (from A Tribute to Hon Sui Sen).

Books written about Mr Hon Sui Sen which are available in NUS Libraries (click book titles to see LINC records):

A tribute to Hon Sui Sen
Singapore : Havelock Citizens' Consultative Committee & Havelock Community Centre Management Committee, 1984
Location : Central Libray & Hon Sui Sen Mem Library
Call No. : DS599.51 Hon.T

Strategies of Singapore's economic success : speeches and writings by Hon Sui Sen / arranged & edited by Linda Low & Lim Bee Lum
Singapore : Federal Publications, 1997
Location : Central Library & Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library
Call No. : DS599.51 Hon

Relatively speaking / by Joan Hon
Singapore : Times Books International, 1984
Location : Central Library, Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library & Science Library
Call No. : DS599.51 Hon.H

The Hon Sui Sen Room, located on the 2nd storey of the library, houses the memorabilia of the late Mr Hon contributed by his family and the Ministry of Finance.

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