Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

All 18 community sites to stay open till 5.15pm on Sunday, to pay tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew during state funeral

SINGAPORE - All 18 community sites will stay open till 5.15pm on Sunday, so people can still continue to pay tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew if they wish, during the state funeral which will end at that time.

All 18 community tribute sites have been open 24 hours a day to allow more people to pay their last respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, up from the original 10 which were open round the clock.

The sites will remain open from now until the end of the State funeral on Sunday, March 29, the People's Association said in a statement.

More than 12,000 grassroots leaders and volunteers have helped out at these sites. Volunteers have been helping seniors and those who are less mobile to the front of the queue, and handing out food and water to those who needed it. Others helped those unable to do so, to pen their condolence messages.

Many also helped to ferry the less mobile to the centres to pay their last respects to Singapore's founding father.

Local businesses and companies have also chipped in. For example, coffee shops provided drinks while Dairy Farm Group contributed 800 cartons of food and drinks for members of the public.