SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has visited Yingxiu town — the epicentre of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake — for a tour of its rebuilding projects.
Severely destroyed by the earthquake, Yingxiu has now been completely rebuilt.
Quake survivors have even turned the town into a tourist destination, receiving more than 20,000 visitors a day.
Mr Lee laid a wreath in memory of quake victims at the disaster’s memorial — built on the site of the destroyed Xuankou Secondary school.
He also toured the earthquake museum where the quake, subsequent rescue, as well as rebuilding efforts are documented.
PM Lee departs for Beijing on Monday, where he will be meeting Chinese President Hu Jintao and other top Chinese leaders.
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