leekuanyew

State funeral procession to pass landmarks, heartland

Ten eulogies will be delivered at funeral service on Sunday

As a week of public mourning for Mr Lee Kuan Yew comes to an end, his funeral procession on Sunday will pass the heartland and landmarks in the heart of the city, such as the Old Parliament House.

Members of the public can line the 15.4km route that the procession will take from Parliament House to the University Cultural Centre (UCC) at the National University of Singapore, where the funeral service will be held.

Along the way, the procession will also pass City Hall, the Padang, NTUC Centre and Singapore Conference Hall.

The event will be telecast live on TV and online at the website www.rememberingleekuanyew.sg

The procession will start at 12.30pm, according to details that the state funeral organising

committee released online yesterday.

Following the procession, the funeral service for Mr Lee, who died on Monday, will be held at the UCC from 2pm to 5.15pm.

Members of Mr Lee's family, President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Cabinet ministers, representatives of the judiciary, Members of Parliament, foreign leaders and Singaporeans from all walks of life will attend the funeral service.

Mr Peter Ong, who heads the Civil Service, will be the master of ceremony at the service.

Ten eulogies will be delivered, in the following order:

  • Mr Lee's elder son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong;
  • President Tony Tan Keng Yam;
  • Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong;
  • Former Cabinet minister Ong Pang Boon;
  • Former Cabinet minister S. Dhanabalan;
  • Former senior minister of state Sidek Saniff;
  • Trade unionist G. Muthukuma-rasamy;
  • Tanjong Pagar community leader Leong Chun Loong;
  • Civil servant Cassandra Chew, a former journalist; and
  • Mr Lee's younger son, Mr Lee Hsien Yang.

After the funeral service, the late Mr Lee will make his final journey to Mandai Crematorium.

The cremation service will be private.

CHARISSA YONG