No events allowed at Speakers' Corner following Lee Kuan Yew's death

Nurul Azliah Aripin
Lifestyle Lead
Early birds at Hong Lim Park waiting for the #ReturnOurCPF protest to start.

In light of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew's passing, those who wish to speak or organise events at Hong Lim Park - including the Speakers' Corner - will not be able to do so.

The National Parks Board announced this on their website on Monday, explaining that the area is considered as one of the "designated community sites for remembering the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew".

"As such, we will not be able to accept any applications to use Speakers' Corner during this time".

The announcement came after the Ministry of Home Affairs revoked the Public Order (Unrestricted Area) Order 2013 on the same morning, starting 5:30am. 

Separately, other venues such as The Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay and the University Cultural Centre have held off events for the week in respect of Lee's passing. 

The former has cancelled all non-ticketed performances taking place at the Concourse and the Outdoor Theatre from 23 to 29 March. UCC have cancelled its National University of Singapore Arts Festival performances and will likely postpone them to September.