SINGAPORE - Eight pallbearers marched slowly and solemnly with Mr S R Nathan's casket on their shoulders into his family home on Tuesday (Aug 23) morning.
SINGAPORE - A State Funeral Service for former president S R Nathan will take place from 4pm on Friday (Aug 26) at the NUS University Cultural Centre.
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SINGAPORE - A ceremonial gun carriage carrying the casket of the late former president S R Nathan left the Parliament House on Friday (Aug 26) afternoon.
SINGAPORE - A member of the generation that helped build modern Singapore, former president S R Nathan wore the mantle of a pioneer through most of his 40-year career as a civil servant.
Former president S R Nathan, 92, is Singapore's longest-serving head of state. Before his term as president from 1999 to 2011, he was a social worker, trade union activist and then diplomat in a distinguised public service career that spanned five decades.