State Funeral for LKY to be held 29 March

The Prime Minister has declared a period of national mourning from 23 March (Monday) to 29 March (Sunday) in response to the death of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.

A private family wake will be held from 23 March (Monday) to 24 March (Tuesday) at Sri Temasek.

Mr Lee’s body will be at Parliament House from 25 March (Wednesday) to 28 March (Saturday), for the public to pay their respects. The place will be open to the public from 10 am to 8 pm daily on Wednesday to Saturday.

A State Funeral Service will be held at 2 pm on 29 March (Sunday) at the University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore.

Here’s how you can get there. The nearest MRT station is Kent Ridge.

All Singaporeans can attend. Others attending are the late Mr. Lee’s family, friends and staff, the President, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Old Guards, senior civil servants and grassroot leaders.

For people who wish to pay tribute Mr. Lee, condolence books and cards will be available in front of Istana by the Main Gate from Monday to Sunday, . If you’re overseas, the condolence books and cards will also be opened at all Overseas Missions.

More details and updates can be found on the Facebook page set up for Mr. Lee, at Remembering Lee Kuan Yew.

A website has also been set up at, The site contains a life story of Mr. Lee, and there’s a section with tributes as well as a space to share your condolences.

EDIT: To facilitate the visitings, the following roads will be closed by the Traffic Police:



There will be road closures from 8.45 am to 9.30 am on the day of the State Funeral (29 March, Sunday), as Mr. Lee’s coffin will be brought to Parliament House from the Istana:

  • Orchard Road, between Buyong Road and Selegie Road
  • Bras Basah Road, between Selegie Road and North Bridge Road
  • North Bridge Road, between Bras Basah Road and North Boat Quay

Featured image via Remembering Lee Kuan Yew
With references from Prime Minister’s Office, Channel NewsAsia