Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister when the country gained Independence in 1965, died on Monday (23rd March) at the age of 91. He had been in hospital for several weeks with severe pneumonia and while he was hospitalised, people left tributes and messages of goodwill at the hospital as his condition deteriorated.
A private family wake was held in the past 2 days (23rd and 24th March) at Sri Temasek. After which, a gun carriage brought Mr Lee’s body from Sri Temasek in the Istana compound to the Parliament House, where the public can pay their last respects.
Mr Lee’s body will lie in state at Parliament House from 25th March (Wednesday) to 28th March (Saturday), for the public to pay their respects. Those who wish to pay their last respects at Parliament House can do so 24 hours daily until 8pm on Saturday.
After which, a State Funeral Service will be held at 12:30pm on 29th March (Sunday) at the University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore. It will be attended by the late Mr Lee’s family, friends and staff, the President, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Old Guards, senior civil servants, grassroots leaders and Singaporeans from all walks of life.
The State Funeral Service will be followed by a private cremation at Mandai Crematorium.
In a fitting tribute to a legend, founder and first prime minister of Singapore, the Late Lee Kuan Yew, Astro Awani has dedicated an exclusive segment to a live broadcast of his funeral.
Don’t forget to tune into Astro Awani (CH 501) for all Astro customers on 29th March at 12:30pm for the live broadcast of the late Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral.