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National Museum of Singapore extends Lee Kuan Yew exhibition till May 24

SINGAPORE - The National Museum of Singapore will extend its exhibition on the life and work of Mr Lee Kuan Yew till May 24.

The opening hours for In Memoriam: Lee Kuan Yew will also be extended to 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and the last visitor will be admitted at 9pm. The new opening hours are effective from April 10, the National Museum said in a statement on Sunday.

On weekdays, the opening hours are still from 10am to 8pm. The exhibition was originally slated to run till April 26. Admission is free.

On Friday and Saturday, long queues formed at the museum, and the waiting time to see the exhibition grew to four hours on Friday afternoon.

Some of Mr Lee's personal objects, including the red box he used as a briefcase throughout his working life, will be on display in the National Museum's permanent galleries when it reopens in September.

The galleries are free for Singaporeans and permanent residents.