The State Funeral Procession from Parliament House to University Cultural Centre tomorrow (March 29) will go past significant landmarks representing notable milestones in founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s personal and political journey. These include his imprint on a unique way of managing labour relations, rooting out corruption and bringing Singapore’s education system to world-class standards. Others stand as monuments that witnessed numerous historic political moments, such as the Republic’s founding.
Leaders from all corners of the globe will be in town to attend the State Funeral tomorrow, signifying the respect for Mr Lee's efforts in nation building and his role as a senior statesman. Here are some of the delegation heads who will be at the funeral.
The casket bearing the body of former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew will leave Sri Temasek at the Istana today (March 25) and move to Parliament House, where the public can pay their last respects, to lie in state for four days. The route, running about 2km, will pass through Bras Basah and North Bridge Road.
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