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Wait time to enter Parliament House: 3 hours, as at midnight Thursday

SINGAPORE - The wait for members of the public to enter Parliament House to pay their last respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew is three hours, as at midnight on Thursday. 

Thousands of mourners, who braved the afternoon heat on Wednesday, had to endure an estimated wait of close to eight hours earlier in the day, according to the Remembering Lee Kuan Yew website.

As at 10pm on Wednesday, 37,022 visitors paid their respects to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the Parliament House. The number of condolence cards issued at Parliament House was 36,200.  

Ground personnel will be distributing water to those waiting in line. Condolence cards will also be available for them to pen their tributes to the late Mr Lee. Those with flowers can also lay them at the condolence boards along the Promenade.

Due to an overwhelming response from members of the public, the lying in state at Parliament House will be open 24 hours daily from today until March 28, 2015, 8pm.

MRT train services, as well as selected bus services, will also run for 24 hours on Wednesday.

Those who would like to pay their respects to the late Mr Lee during the lying in state may wish to note that the line to enter Parliament House begins at the riverside Promenade next to 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