28 Sep '17, 5am

A young LKY once witnessed rampant sexual behaviour on a ship, got culture shocked

It was the end of the Japanese Occupation and Lee Kuan Yew had decided to continue his disrupted studies in the United Kingdom (UK). On September 16, 1946, he boarded the Britannic , a 65,000-ton Cunard Liner that sailed from Singapore to Liverpool. He waved a tearful goodbye to his friends and family, and embarked on his journey. Travelling by ship was still one of the main modes of transportation in those days. And while sailing to foreign lands, people would inadvertently be exposed to different cultures and ways of life along the way and on board their ship. For Lee, it was his first time travelling outside of Singapore and Malaya, so being on board the Britannic allowed him to witness different practices and perspectives that he had never encountered before. Advertisement Culture shock The journey from Singapore to Liverpool took a total of 17 days. During the journey...

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