Former Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou pays respects to former Singapore president S R Nathan in Taipei

Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou (seated) penning his condolence message on Aug 25, 2016 at the Singapore Trade Office in Taipei. Standing beside him are (from left): Director of General Affairs, Mr Lim Kwang Tang, and Trade Representative, Mr Si
Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou (seated) penning his condolence message on Aug 25, 2016 at the Singapore Trade Office in Taipei. Standing beside him are (from left): Director of General Affairs, Mr Lim Kwang Tang, and Trade Representative, Mr Simon Wong Wie Kuen.ST PHOTO: JERMYN CHOW
The message penned by former Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou on the condolence book for former Singapore president S R Nathan in Chinese calligraphic script. It read : "Effort for the country, enjoyed by all."
The message penned by former Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou on the condolence book for former Singapore president S R Nathan in Chinese calligraphic script. It read : "Effort for the country, enjoyed by all."ST PHOTO: JERMYN CHOW

TAIPEI - Former Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou dropped by the Singapore Trade Office in Taipei on Thursday (Aug25) to pay his last respects to former Singapore president S R Nathan, bowing three times.

Paying tribute to Mr Nathan's dedication to Singapore, Mr Ma penned his condolence message in Chinese calligraphic script, which read: "Effort for the country, enjoyed by all."

Mr Ma, however, declined to speak to reporters.

Former premier Su Tseng-chang, the previous chairman of the island's Democratic Progressive Party, also paid his last respects to Mr Nathan.