Farewell, our beloved Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. Thanks for making Singapore a better, safer and fun place that we can all call home!
For those who would like to pay your last respect to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, you can either do it a the Parliament house or at a community site near you.
The lying in state at Parliament House will be open 24 hours daily from 25 Mar 2015, 10am until 28 Mar 2015, 8pm.
The direction of the queue is from the direction Asian Civilisation Museum to the parliament house and it snakes all the way across the Cavenagh Bridge to the other side of the Singapore River.
The queue now starts at City Hall and snakes along the Padang leading to the Parliament House.
The current waiting time as at 5.00pm on 25 Mar 2015 is 8 hours. The public is advised not to join the queues for now.
The current waiting time as at 1pm on 27 Mar 2015 is 8 hours. Members of the public are strongly advised not to join the queue at the Padang now.
It is advisable to queue late at night as the air is cooler and the queue should be shorter.
There will be ground personnel distributing water and also the Condolence cards to those waiting in line. Those with flowers can also lay them at the condolence boards along the Promenade. Flowers are not allowed into the Parliament House and no photography is allowed inside as well.
How to Get There
The best way is to take Public Transport. I would suggest MRT. Alight at City Hall. either Cllarke Quake or Raffles Place.
Commuters can visit MyTransport, SBS Transit and SMRT for more information.
1. Bring a cap or umbrella as some part of the queue are not sheltered.
2. Flowers are not allowed into the Parliament House.
3. No photography is allowed inside as well.
4. Travel light. Carry only the essentials as you will need to stand for hours.
Visit a community site near you
You can leave your messages and condolences in memory of the late Mr Lee by visiting any of the eighteen community sites across Singapore.
These community sites will operate daily from 10.00am to 8.00pm, until 29 March 2015. Residents may visit the sites for a live telecast of the State Funeral on 29 March 2015.
Ang Mo Kio Central Stage @ Ang Mo Kio Town Centre
Toa Payoh Central CC Multipurpose Hall
Telok Ayer Hong Lim Green CC Stage
Tanjong Pagar Community Club
(Block 206, Hougang Street 21)
Sengkang Community Club
Tampines Community Plaza
(in front of Tampines One Mall)
Open Space @ Bedok Town Centre
(In front of 209 New Upper Changi Road Singapore 460209, outside Sheng Siong Supermarket)
Kampong Kembangan Community Club
Hardcourt beside Block 749, Yishun Street 72
Senja-Cashew Community Club
Woodlands Civic Centre
Hardcourt opposite Choa Chu Kang MRT
Blk 442 and Blk 449 Clementi Ave 3
Canopy @ J Link
Next to JCube Shopping Centre and Jurong Regional Library
People’s Association Headquarters, 9 King George’s Avenue
Botany Centre, Botanic Gardens
Credits: http://www.rememberingleekuanyew.sg/, Brian Jeffery Beggerly