City Harvest church founder Kong Hee entered the Subordinate Courts on Monday morning hand in hand with pop-singer wife Ho Yeow Sun, on the first day of the resumed trial into his and five other church leaders' alleged multi-million dollar misuse of church funds.
They arrived at about 9.20am, accompanied by two people. Kong was smiling broadly as he entered the courthouse.
The earliest of the six accused to arrive were former church board member Chew Eng Han and the former secretary of its management board John Lam.
The church's former finance manager Serina Wee arrived at 9am, closely followed by its senior pastor and founding member Tan Ye Peng. Its current finance manager Sharon Tan showed up minutes later.
Few church members lingered outside the courthouse this time around to show their support. Those who had queued for seats in the courtroom public gallery trickled in in small groups.
Church members had begun queuing from as early as 4am for seats.