Lee Kuan Yew’s state funeral: What you need to know

Lee Kuan Yew’s state funeral: What you need to know

The funeral service for the late Lee Kuan Yew will be held at the University Cultural Centre (UCC), National University of Singapore on 29 March, Sunday, from 2pm to 5:15pm.

The State Funeral Procession preceding the funeral service will start at 12:30pm, when it will make its way from Parliament House to UCC.

The procession will cover a distance of 15.4km and pass significant landmarks, such as Old Parliament House, City Hall, the Padang, NTUC Centre and Singapore Conference Hall, as well as heartland areas.

Journey to Lee Kuan Yew's State Funeral Service infographic (Photo by Singapore Ministry of Commmunications and Information)

Members of the public can line the State Funeral Procession route. They are advised to stay on the public footpaths for safety. The public is also encouraged not to operate unmanned aerial vehicles during the procession.

During the procession, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (SAF) and Republic of Singapore Navy will perform a ceremonial flypast and sailpast respectively.

At around 4pm that day, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Public Warning System will sound twice islandwide, marking the start and end of a minute of silence for LKY.

The funeral service at UCC will be attended by members of Lee family, 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 Peter Ong, Head of Civil Service. Ten eulogies will be delivered, in the following order:

1. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
2. President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam
3. Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong
4. Former Cabinet Minister Ong Pang Boon
5. Former Cabinet Minister S. Dhanabalan
6. Former Senior Minister of State Sidek Bin Saniff
7. Trade unionist G. Muthukumarasamy
8. Tanjong Pagar community leader Leong Chun Loong
9. Former journalist Cassandra Chew
10. The late Mr Lee’s second son Lee Hsien Yang

On the conclusion of the funeral service, the late Lee Kuan Yew will make his final journey to Mandai Crematorium. The cremation service will be private.

Both the State Funeral Procession and State Funeral Service will be telecast live on national television and online at rememberingleekuanyew.sg.

It will also be shown live at the 18 People’s Association community tribute sites, as well as all community centres.