National Archives of Singapore Pioneer Lily Tan Dies at Age 70

Posted by admin on Feb 20, 2014

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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