Aloysius Pang's wake: Public, celebrities, politicians join family, girlfriend Jayley Woo to pay respects

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Members of the public (right) queueing in line to pay their respects at 10.30am.
Members of the public (right) queueing in line to pay their respects at 10.30am.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Members of the public queueing to pay their respects to Mr Aloysius Pang. The queue snaked around the block in MacPherson Lane.
Members of the public queueing to pay their respects to Mr Aloysius Pang. The queue snaked around the block in MacPherson Lane.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Late actor Aloysius Pang's actress girlfriend Jayley Woo at the wake, on Jan 26, 2019.
Late actor Aloysius Pang's actress girlfriend Jayley Woo at the wake, on Jan 26, 2019.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong paying his respects to late actor Aloysius Pang.
Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong paying his respects to late actor Aloysius Pang. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - Members of the public, celebrities and politicians took turns to pay their respects to the late actor Aloysius Pang on Saturday (Jan 26).

Even though the morning wake in MacPherson Lane was reserved for Mr Pang's close friends, family or VIPs, members of the public started streaming in as early as 10am to form a queue to enter the grounds.

The public memorial started at noon.

Celebrities, such as actors Chen Hanwei and Shane Pow, were spotted at the wake, as was Mr Pang's actress girlfriend Jayley Woo.

Woo wore a pair of big sunglasses and was hugged and comforted by several people around her.

Actress Zoe Tay, who was at the wake, said between tears: "I've only worked with Aloysius on one show, but I could already see that he was such a polite, humble and hardworking young man.

"He offered to drive me home once even though it was a detour for him, and we chatted a lot. I had really hoped that I would get the chance to work with him again."

Politicians, including Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong and MP Tin Pei Ling, also stopped by to pay their respects.

The public memorial is held at 82A MacPherson Lane from noon on Saturday until noon on Sunday.

Corporal First Class (NS) Pang Wei Chong, 28, died on Wednesday night from injuries suffered last Saturday while he was on reservist duty in New Zealand.

His body was flown into Paya Lebar Air Base on a Republic of Singapore Air Force KC-135R tanker aircraft on Friday evening.

CFC Pang will be accorded the full honours of a military funeral.

On Friday night, hundreds of people turned up at the wake, hoping to pay their respects even before the public memorial was due to start.

On Saturday, many members of the public offered small bouquets of flowers at Mr Pang's wake.

One teenage boy by the name of Jimmy Han, 17, borrowed his father's suit jacket to wear, even though it was one size too large for him. He said: "I wanted to look formal for this. It's my way of showing him respect."

Mr Pang's fan club, Pangsters, showed up as a group in their official orange fan club T-shirt. They huddled and cried before walking in to the wake.

Dozens of wreaths lined both sides of the entrance to the wake, sent from business partners, friends and celebrities such as Jeannette Aw, Christopher Lee and Fann Wong, and Priscelia Chan.

The cremation ceremony will be held at Mandai Crematorium on Sunday.


Late actor Aloysius Pang's girlfriend Jayley Woo at the morning wake. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG


Jayley Woo and actor Chen Hanwei at the wake. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG


Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong paying his respects to late actor Aloysius Pang. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG


MP Tin Pei Ling at the morning wake in MacPherson Lane. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG


Christopher Lee and Fann Wong at the morning wake in MacPherson Lane. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG


Actress Zoe Tay at Aloysius Pang's wake in MacPherson Lane. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG


Members of Aloysius Pang's fan club Pangsters tear as they prepare to pay their respects. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG


Actor Ian Fang consoles Jaylee Woo, who is the girlfriend of the late Aloysius Pang. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG


Actors Xu Bin (right) and Ian Fang attend the wake of the late Aloysius Pang. PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG


(From right) Dennis Chew, Chew Chor Meng and wife Deon Tan arrive at the wake of the late Aloysius Pang. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG


Yang Libing and Zong Zijie pay their respects at the wake of the late Aloysius Pang. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG


Origami cranes hung up at the wake of the late Aloysius Pang. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG


Actress Sheila Sim arrives at the wake of the late Aloysius Pang. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

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