Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mr Lee Kuan Yew : Lying in State @ Parliament House (25 - 28 Mar)


Mr Lee Kuan Yew's body will lie in state at Parliament House from 25 Mar (Wednesday) - 28 March (Saturday) 8pm.


Earlier this morning, Mr Lee Kuan Yew's casket, draped with the state flag was carried by the 8 casket bearers onto a gun carriage at Sri Temasek.


The draping of the State Flag over a casket is the highest State honour accorded to a leader. When the Singapore flag covers the casket, it is placed so that the crescent and stars lie over the head and close to the heart. ‪


President Tony Tan and ESM Goh Chok Tong, along with 90 staff from the President's Office, Prime Minister's Office, and 24 Ceremonial Guards, waited at Istana Plaza to offer respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew.



Thousands lined along both sides of the gun procession route on Wednesday morning (Mar 25) to catch a glimpse of Mr Lee Kuan Yew's casket as it was being transported on a gun carriage to Parliament House, It proceeded through parts of Orchard Road, Bras Basah Road and North Bridge Road before turning into Parliament House.

It was an emotional journey as his casket emerged from the Istana gate. The crowds that had gathered to pay their last respects yelled "MM Lee, we love you ".

All along the streets, people cheered and clapped, threw flowers at his casket, and took photographs. A number of them wept.

队伍离开总统府,从乌节路途经勿拉士峇沙路和桥北路,抵达国会大厦。前来送别的道路两旁民众在盖上国旗的灵柩出现那一刻情绪激动,有许多民众高喊“内阁资政,我们爱您”, 有些甚至失声痛哭。


Mr Lee Kuan Yew's family bowing in front of his casket. 

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, the Chief of Defence Ng Chee Meng and Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck received the casket at Parliament House.

Members of the public can pay their last respects at Parliament House until Saturday evening 8pm. 



Thousands of people have joined the queue to pay their last respects to our Founding Father Lee Kuan Yew who is lying in state at Parliament House.

Due to overwhelming queues at the Parliament House where the waiting time is 8 hours to pay our last respect, the Lying In State timing has been extended to 24 hours till Saturday, 28 March 8pm. There is no need to rush down immediately.



  1. A great leader, i wonder will it be the same if its in Msia? :P

  2. So sad that he had left us but he will be remembered. RIP Mr Lee Kuan Yew.