Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

More than 18,000 condolence cards given out to people penning tribute messages to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE - More than 18,000 condolence cards were issued to members of the public penning tribute messages to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew on Tuesday.

As of 6pm, Tuesday, 18,000 cards were handed out outside the Istana, and 3,000 outside the Parliament House.

On Monday, more than 11,000 condolence cards were issued.

A gun carriage will carry Mr Lee's coffin from the Istana to Parliament House on Wednesday morning. From Wednesday to Saturday, the body of the late Mr Lee will lie in state at Parliament House, where the public can pay their respects between 10am and 8pm daily.

A state funeral service for Mr Lee will be held at 2pm on Sunday, March 29, at the National University of Singapore's University Cultural Centre. The service will be attended by the late Mr Lee's family, friends and staff, President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, and Mr Lee's fellow founding members of the ruling People's Action Party.

Senior civil servants, grassroots leaders and Singaporeans from all walks of life will also be attending the service, which will be followed by a private cremation at Mandai Crematorium.