State funeral service for former president S R Nathan on Friday; body will lie in state at Parliament House from Thursday

The public may pay their last respects to Mr Nathan at Parliament House from 10am-8pm on Thursday, Aug 25, 2016.
The public may pay their last respects to Mr Nathan at Parliament House from 10am-8pm on Thursday, Aug 25, 2016.ST FILE PHOTO

SINGAPORE - A State Funeral Service for former president S R Nathan will take place from 4pm on Friday (Aug 26) at the NUS University Cultural Centre.

It will be attended by Mr Nathan's family, friends and former colleagues, the President, Cabinet Ministers, MPs, civil servants as well as Singaporeans from all walks of life.

The State Funeral Service will be followed by a private cremation at Mandai Crematorium.

The Government accepted the wishes of the late Mr Nathan and his family in making the funeral arrangements, said the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). The Government will provide all the necessary assistance.

The State flag on all Government buildings will be flown at half-mast from Tuesday to Friday in a mark of respect for Singapore's longest-serving president who died on Monday.

 
 

The body of the late Mr Nathan will lie in state at Parliament House from 10am on Thursday to 12pm on Friday.

The public may pay their last respects at Parliament House from 10am to 8pm on Thursday.

On Friday, members of the diplomatic corps and other officials may pay their last respects from 9am till 12pm.

Condolence boards will be available at Istana for those who wish to pen tributes to the late Mr Nathan from Tuesday at 6am. Condolence books will also be opened at all Overseas Missions for overseas Singaporeans and friends.

 

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The public can offer their condolences and share their memories of Mr Nathan at the official website - http://www.remembering.sg/srnathan or and Remembering S R Nathan Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RememberingSRNathan

The public can call the hotline on 6336-1166 with queries, visit http://www.remembering.sg/srnathan or and Remembering S R Nathan Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RememberingSRNathan for more details.