Funeral procession to cover heartland areas
THE state funeral service for Lee Kuan Yew will be held at the University Cultural Centre (UCC), National University of Singapore, on Sunday from 2pm to 5.15pm.
It will be preceded by the state funeral procession from Parliament House to UCC. The procession will commence at 12.30pm and be telecast live on national television and online at the official Remembering Lee Kuan Yew website.
It will cover a distance of 15.4km and pass significant landmarks. These landmarks include old Parliament House, City Hall, the Padang, NTUC Centre and the Singapore Conference Hall, as well as heartland areas.
Members of the public can line the route from Parliament House to UCC, said the State Funeral Organising Committee in a statement yesterday.
The funeral service at UCC will be attended by members of Mr Lee's family, President Tony Tan Keng Yam, 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 Peter Ong, head of Civil Service. Ten eulogies will be delivered, in the following order: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong; Dr Tony Tan; 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; and Mr Lee's second son, Lee Hsien Yang.
After the funeral service, Mr Lee will make his final journey to Mandai Crematorium. The cremation service will be private.
THE STRAITS TIMES