S'poreans on why the fleeting minutes spent with Mr Lee's casket are worth the wait
- "Coming here is different from going to other community tribute sites because we want to feel the presence of him. He's a great man who contributed greatly to Singapore.." - Winnie Wee (Right), 17, Victoria JC. She is with her friend Han Yi' En (Left), 18, Victoria JC. Photo: Robin Choo
- Mr Jafflin Surah, 30 is from Sabah. He came to Singapore in 2007 and had studied about Mr Lee Kuan Yew in School. Since then on, he started admiring Mr Lee. When asked why he wants to pay his tribute even though he is not a Singaporean, Mr Surah, who came to the Parliament House straight after work said, "I want (to) do something for Mr Lee Kuan Ye...
- "My friend asked me how I was going to commemorate Mr Lee... so why not do a poem? It's meaningful. I have a 16 month old daughter, and by doing this, Mr Lee's legacy can be passed down further to young people. Hopefully." - Mr Kelvin Hoon, 31, Government Civil Servant.
- "He built a nation.. we have a responsibility to pay tribute to him. Especially when he has done so much for us in the past.. to bring us to where we are now." - Sophie Li (Centre), 19 who is with Guo Ya Xia (Left), 18 and Mo Jiping (Right), 18 from Hwa Chong International School. Photo: Robin Choo
- "I was here on Wednesday (March 25) but I couldn't find where the queue started or ended. And then yesterday I was here with my friend and we queued for about 2.5hrs starting slightly after 12pm. Today, I came with a different group of friends. I just wanted to experience it for myself in person. The first time round it felt quite rushed. I was in ...
- "we thought we should come here to do whatever we can. One of the things we thought we could help was to get people to throw their trash properly." - Chief commissioner Tan Cheng Kiong (Centre). About 60 members were stationed at three points since 6pm - the Padang, Marina Bay floating platform and outside the Arts House - to help collect trash. ...