THE FINAL FAREWELL TO LEE KUAN YEW



A very emotional moment for every Singaporeans. To bid their final farewell to the Founding father of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's funeral procession saw over hundreds of observers gathered on the streets despite the downpour.

Lee died on Monday at Singapore General Hospital after a long battle with Pneumonia. at the age of 91.
The Procession started from The Parliament to University Cultural Centre (UCC) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). It shall pass through several significant landmarks. The casket was carried by Brigadier-General Ong Tze-Ch'in, Commander, 3rd Division, consisting of 8 senior officers from the Singapore Air Force and Singapore Police Force.
A 21-gun Salute, Military jets flying overhead and two Singapore navy vessels honored the procession.
Over half a million people showed up, Standing in torrential rain in queues. 18 special memorial sites were opened up for the 850,000 people who couldn't pay their tributes in the parliament.
Leaders from across the globe flew in to pay their tribute among them were, Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi, former US president Bill Clinton , Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Singapore's Changi Airport observed a minute of silence at 4 p.m in its 3 terminals. The officials at Changi Airport stated that "public announcements will be made to both passengers and visitors airport-wide that include transit, public and staff areas, prior to and at the sounding of the siren, signifying the start of the observance".

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