SINGAPORE - The funeral procession for Mr Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday, March 29, will pass significant landmarks like the Old Parliament House, as well as heartland areas.
The procession, which will cover a distance of 15.4km, will commence at 12.30pm. Other landmarks include City Hall, the Padang, NTUC Centre and Singapore Conference Hall.
The public can line the route from Parliament House in the city centre, to the University Cultural Centre (UCC) at the National University of Singapore, where the funeral service will be held, said the State Funeral Organising Committee in a statement on Thursday.
Here's an interactive map of the procession route and the significance of the landmarks along the route: http://leekuanyew.straitstimes.com/ST/guide/index.html
The procession will be telecast live on national television and online at www.rememberingleekuanyew.sg.
After the procession, the funeral service will be held at the UCC from 2pm to 5.15pm.
The funeral service will be attended by family members of the late Mr Lee, the President of Singapore, Cabinet ministers, the judiciary, Members of Parliament, and foreign leaders. Singaporeans from all walks of life will also attend the Service.
The Master of Ceremony will be Mr Peter Ong, head of Civil Service. Ten eulogies will be delivered, in the following order:
- Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
- President Dr 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 Bin Saniff
- Trade unionist G. Muthukumarasamy
- Tanjong Pagar community leader Leong Chun Loong
- Former journalist Cassandra Chew
- The late Mr Lee's second son Lee Hsien Yang
After the funeral service, the late Mr Lee will be brought on his final journey to Mandai Crematorium. The cremation service will be private.