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Ministers pay last respects at private wake for former president S R Nathan

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.

People turn up early to pay respects to former president S R Nathan

SINGAPORE - People turned up at the Istana to pay their respects to the late President S R Nathan soon after dawn.

State funeral service for former president S R Nathan on Friday

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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In Pictures: The life of former president S R Nathan

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.