Community sites for tributes to Lee Kuan Yew to open from tomorrow

A woman and her daughters cry as they mourn the passing of former Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, at a well-wishing corner at the Singapore General Hospital, March 23, 2015. — Reuters pic
A woman and her daughters cry as they mourn the passing of former Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, at a well-wishing corner at the Singapore General Hospital, March 23, 2015. — Reuters pic

SINGAPORE, March 23 — Eighteen community sites will be set up for members of the public to pay tribute to former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, who died early this morning (March 23) at the age of 91.

The first four official community sites in Tanjong Pagar GRC, Ang Mo Kio GRC, East Coast GRC and Chua Chu Kang GRC, will be ready for the public from tomorrow (March 24) at 10am. They will be located at Tanjong Pagar Community Club, Ang Mo Kio Central Stage @ Ang Mo Kio Town Centre, the open space in front of Block 209, New Upper Changi Road @ Bedok Town Centre and the hardcourt opposite Block 302, Choa Chu Kang Loop.

Another 14 community sites — in areas like Tampines and Hong Lim — will be set up for the public to pay their last respects from Wednesday (March 25) at 10am, said the People’s Association in a statement.

The community sites will operate daily from 10am to 8.00pm until Sunday (March 29), after the end of the State Funeral. Residents may visit the sites for a live telecast of the State Funeral on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Tanjong Pagar Community Club, Teck Ghee Community Club and Pek Kio Community Centre, which set up spaces for well-wishers over the weekend, will be open to those seeking to pay tributes from 10am today. — TODAY

Locations of community sites

1. Tanjong Pagar Community Club
101 Cantonment Road Singapore 089774
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar Public Buses: 75, 167, 196