Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

PM Lee moved by huge crowds coming to say goodbye to father Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he was moved by the huge crowds who turned up on Wednesday to bid goodbye to his father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

Thousands lined the streets from the Istana to Parliament House to witness the funeral cortege on Wednesday morning. Many more stood in line patiently for as long as eight hours to pay their last respects to the late Mr Lee at the Parliament House.

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We brought my father’s body to Parliament House this morning. Was moved by the huge crowds who came. Thank you for queuing so many hours in the hot sun to say goodbye to Mr Lee. - LHL

Posted by Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

"We brought my father's body to Parliament House this morning. Was moved by the huge crowds who came," wrote PM Lee. "Thank you for queuing so many hours in the hot sun to say goodbye to Mr Lee."

As at 6pm on Wednesday, 26,055 visitors had paid their last respects to the late Mr Lee at Parliament House.