Tribute to our founding father of Singapore — Mr. Lee Kuan Yew

You will always be our hero and always in our heart. Thank You Mr Lee! 

Rest In Peace.

  

Singapore Mandai Crematorium will be closed on Sunday (Mar 29) from 1pm for the cremation service for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the founding Prime Minister of Singapore.

Visitors to the Mandai Crematorium are advised to leave the premises by 1pm.

To minimise traffic congestion, visitors who are visiting these facilities on the above dates are advised to take public transport.

  

MILITARY TRIBUTE

The Gun Carriage will then make its way around the Padang, via St Andrews Road, Stamford Road and Esplanade Drive. Special permission has been given for a 21-gun salute with four ceremonial 25-pounder howitzers – an honour usually reserved for sitting Heads of State.

Apart from the National Day Parade, the 21-Gun Salute was last accorded in honour of then-President Dr Benjamin Henry Sheares during his State Funeral in 1981. 

When the procession passes in front of City Hall, the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s Black Knights will fly a Missing Man Formation, where one aircraft will leave the four-aircraft flying formation as an aerial salute to honour the late Mr Lee.

Two Fearless-class Patrol Vessels (RSS Dauntless and RSS Resilience) from the Republic of Singapore Navy will also conduct a ceremonial sailpast in the waters off the Marina Barrage, set against the backdrop of the city skyline, in recognition of the late Mr Lee’s contributions to Singapore’s nation-building.

A black flag, traditionally used for mourning, will be flown on the starboard side of the mast of each ship, together with signals flag representing the letters “L”, “K” and “Y”. When the State Funeral Procession passes the Padang, the two ships will sound three prolonged horn blasts, lasting ten seconds each.

The Last Journey

At 12.30pm on Sunday, March 29, the body of Mr Lee will be conveyed by a gun carriage from Parliament House to the University Cultural Centre at the National University of Singapore. The State Funeral Procession will cover 15.4km and pass landmarks associated with the late Mr Lee.

JOURNEY THROUGH THE HEARTLANDS

The Gun Carriage will then embark on a route passing several landmarks of significance. Members of the public can line the route from Parliament House to the UCC at NUS.

  

The following roads will be closed to facilitate the procession and the funeral service during the stipulated timing:

Traffic is expected to be heavy along the following roads to facilitate the procession from the University Cultural Centre to Mandai Crematorium from 4pm to 6pm:

1) Clementi Road

2) Commonwealth Avenue West

3) Commonwealth Avenue

4) Queensway

5) Farrer Road

6) Adam Road

7) Lornie Road

8) Upper Thomson Road

9) Sembawang Road

10) Mandai Avenue

Public bus services will be diverted due to the road closures. Members of the public may refer to www.mytransport.sg, www.sbstransit.com.sg and www.smrt.com.sg for details on the bus service diversions.

Police officers and Auxiliary Police Officers will be stationed at all affected road junctions to direct traffic. Motorists are also reminded not to park illegally along the affected roads as their vehicles will be towed away.

Members of the public who have enquiries on the State Funeral Service or the State Funeral Procession can call the hotline at 6336-1166.

See our interactive map for the state funeral procession: 

http://leekuanyew.straitstimes.com/ST/guide/index.html

– See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/road-closures-sunday-state-funeral-mr-lee-kuan-yew-20150#sthash.BjMq2XlH.dpuf

FUNERAL SERVICE AT NUS

The Funeral Service at the UCC, which will start at 2pm, will be attended by members of the late Mr Lee’s family, the President of Singapore, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, the Judiciary and the diplomatic corps. Singaporeans from all walks of life will also attend the Service. 

Various foreign world leaders will also be present at the Funeral Service.

The Master of Ceremony will be Peter Ong, Head of Civil Service. Ten eulogies will be delivered, in the following order:

  • Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
  • President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam
  • Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong
  • Former Cabinet Minister Ong Pang Boon
  • Former Cabinet Minister S Dhanabalan
  • Former Senior Minister of State Sidek Bin Saniff
  • Trade unionist G Muthukumarasamy
  • Tanjong Pagar community leader Leong Chun Loong
  • Former journalist Cassandra Chew
  • The late Mr Lee’s second son Lee Hsien Yang  
  •  

 

The State Funeral Service will be broadcast live on all MediaCorp TV and Radio channels, as well as streamed Live online at channelnewsasia.com and Channel NewsAsia’s YouTube channel for both desktop and mobiles. The event will also be available on toggle.sg and the Toggle app.

The SCDF Public Warning System siren will be sounded twice islandwide at about 4pm to signal the start and end of a minute of silence in honour of Mr Lee.

On the conclusion of the Funeral Service, the late Mr Lee will make his final journey to Mandai Crematorium. The cremation service will be private.

Flash Backs This Week and At Various Tribute Centres

  

   

       

  

  

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