The local government spent 30 million yuan (US$4.5 million) turning Lee Kuan Yew’s ancestral home into a tourist attraction. Photo: Kinling Lo

Shinawatras out, Lee Kuan Yew in: Asian leaders’ differing treatment by China’s ancestry tourism

  • Pilgrimages by former Thai leaders Thaksin and Yingluck to Guangdong village where they have roots are no longer as celebrated
  • Nearby village generates tourism from tenuous link to Singapore’s founding father Lee, who never visited it
Topic |   Yingluck Shinawatra

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The local government spent 30 million yuan (US$4.5 million) turning Lee Kuan Yew’s ancestral home into a tourist attraction. Photo: Kinling Lo
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