Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

French restaurant gives free pasta to those in queue to pay last respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE - A French restaurant near the old Parliament House handed out food to people queuing to pay their respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew on Friday evening.

Staff at Olivia Cassivelaun Fancourt handed out miniature bowls of pasta tossed in truffle oil and seaweed. The full-size version at the restaurant comes with scallops and costs $30.

Operations manager Mr Jackson Lim, 29, said staff had been watching long lines of people over the previous three days.

"We felt that those in the queue would need proper food during meal times," he said.

Some 300 bowls were given out on Friday evening and the restaurant intends to hand out more on Saturday evening.