Monday, March 23, 2015

Farewell to Mr Lee Kuan Yew


Singapore's founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew dies aged 91.

"I have no regrets. I have spent my life, so much of it in building up this country. There's nothing more that I need to do. At the end of the day, what have I got ? A successful Singapore. What have I given up ? My life. " - Lee Kuan Yew

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Lee Kuan Yew has transformed this tiny red dot into a first world country that Singaporeans called home.

Singapore loves you, Singaporeans love you. Singapore is fortunate to have you. You have changed the life of the passed, present and future generations here. You have done a lot for us. You are a legend, there will never be another Lee Kuan Yew.

Thank you Mr Lee Kuan Yew for the Singapore we now have.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has declared a seven-day period of national mourning for Singapore's founding father and former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

As a mark of respect, the state flags on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast for the mourning period, which starts on Monday, March 23, and ends on Sunday, March 29.

The period of National Mourning will start from Mar 23 to Mar 29 (Monday to Sunday) and a State Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Sunday.

Mr Lee’s body will lie in state at Parliament House from Wednesday to Saturday, for the public to pay their respects. Those who wish to pay their last respects at Parliament House can do so from 10am to 8pm daily from Wednesday to Saturday.

A State Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Sunday at the University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore.

The State Funeral Service 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.

Condolence books and cards will be available in front of Istana by the Main Gate from Monday to Sunday, for those who wish to pen their tributes to the late Mr Lee. Condolence books will also be opened at all Overseas Missions for overseas Singaporeans and friends.