A look back at Queen Elizabeth’s visits to Singapore in 1989, 2006

·Senior Editor
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SINGAPORE — The death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday (8 September) has prompted mourning and tributes from people in the UK and around the world.

On Friday, the Prime Minister's Office announced that state flags at all government buildings in Singapore will be flown at half-mast on the day of the Queen's funeral as a mark of respect. Parliament will observe one minute of silence at the beginning of its sitting on Monday.

The Queen visited Singapore in 1972, 1989 and 2006, when she attended events ranging from state banquets hosted by Singapore’s leaders, to meeting with students at Townsville Primary School and residents living in Toa Payoh.

Here are some of the highlights of her visits in 1989 and 2006:

1989

A banner welcomes Queen Elizabeth ll during a visit to Townsville Primary School on 10 October 1989 as part of the royal couple's three-day official visit to Singapore.
A banner welcomes Queen Elizabeth ll during a visit to Townsville Primary School on 10 October 1989 as part of the royal couple's three-day official visit to Singapore. (PHOTO: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II with President of Singapore Wee Kim Wee and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at The Istana on the first day of her visit to Singapore on 9 October 1989.
Queen Elizabeth II with President of Singapore Wee Kim Wee and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at The Istana on the first day of her visit to Singapore on 9 October 1989. (PHOTO: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II looks at a lion dance performance in Tanjong Pagar on 10 October 1989.
Queen Elizabeth II looks at a lion dance performance in Tanjong Pagar on 10 October 1989. (PHOTO: Photo by AFP via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Kranji War Memorial on 10 October 1989.
Queen Elizabeth II attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Kranji War Memorial on 10 October 1989. (PHOTO: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew attend a state banquet during the Queen's visit to Singapore on 10 October 1989.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew attend a state banquet during the Queen's visit to Singapore on 10 October 1989. (PHOTO: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

2006

Queen Elizabeth II with the Pung family, during a visit to their home in Toa Payoh on 17 March 2006.
Queen Elizabeth II with the Pung family during a visit to their home in Toa Payoh on 17 March 2006. She is holding the same glass that was presented to her by the family during the Queen's 1972 visit to their housing project. (PHOTO: AFP via Getty Images)
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong greets Queen Elizabeth II at the Fullerton Hotel on 17 March 2006.
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong greets Queen Elizabeth II at the Fullerton Hotel on 17 March 2006. (PHOTO: Chew Seng Kim-Pool/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II serves a sepak takraw player with a rattan ball during her tour around Toa Payoh on 17 March 2006.
Queen Elizabeth II serves a sepak takraw player with a rattan ball during her tour around Toa Payoh on 17 March 2006. (PHOTO: AFP via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II makes a speech with the President of Singapore S.R. Nathan next to her during a state banquet at the Istana on 17 March 2006.
Queen Elizabeth II makes a speech with the President of Singapore S.R. Nathan next to her during a state banquet at the Istana on 17 March 2006. (PHOTO: PA Images via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II inspects a guard of the Singapore Armed Forces Provost Unit during a visit to the Presidential Palace Friday March 17, 2006 as part of two day state visit to the former Crown Colony in south-east Asia. See PA story ROYAL Singapore. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller / PA.   (Photo by Gareth Fuller - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II inspects a guard of the Singapore Armed Forces Provost Unit during a visit to the Istana on 17 March 2006. (PHOTO: PA Images via Getty Images)
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