Accessibility links

Singaporeans Bid Farewell to 'Founding Father' Lee

Tens of thousands of people waving flags brave heavy rain and line the streets to catch a last glimpse of the country's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as his coffin is taken by gun carriage on a 15-kilometer procession through the streets of the country he helped build to his state funeral.
Show more

Standing in a downpour, Singaporean soldiers salute as the coffin of Lee Kuan Yew passes during the funeral procession at the Padang parade grounds and City Hall in Singapore, March 29, 2015.
1

Standing in a downpour, Singaporean soldiers salute as the coffin of Lee Kuan Yew passes during the funeral procession at the Padang parade grounds and City Hall in Singapore, March 29, 2015.

Standing in the rain, Singaporeans watch as the coffin of Lee Kuan Yew passes during the funeral procession at the Padang parade grounds and City Hall, March 29, 2015.
2

Standing in the rain, Singaporeans watch as the coffin of Lee Kuan Yew passes during the funeral procession at the Padang parade grounds and City Hall, March 29, 2015.

The funeral cortege carrying the body of Singapore's former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew drives past the old Supreme Court, March 29, 2015.
3

The funeral cortege carrying the body of Singapore's former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew drives past the old Supreme Court, March 29, 2015.

Pallbearers carry the coffin at the state funeral of the late Lee Kuan Yew, held at the University Cultural Center, March 29, 2015.
4

Pallbearers carry the coffin at the state funeral of the late Lee Kuan Yew, held at the University Cultural Center, March 29, 2015.

The honor guard and military band march into position at the state funeral for the late Lee Kuan Yew, at the University Cultural Center, March 29, 2015.
5

The honor guard and military band march into position at the state funeral for the late Lee Kuan Yew, at the University Cultural Center, March 29, 2015.

Pallbearers carry the casket of former leader Lee Kuan Yew as they depart for the final journey to the crematorium at the University Cultural Center at the National University of Singapore, March 29, 2015.
6

Pallbearers carry the casket of former leader Lee Kuan Yew as they depart for the final journey to the crematorium at the University Cultural Center at the National University of Singapore, March 29, 2015.

World leaders observe a moment of silence during a state funeral of the late Lee Kuan Yew, held at the University Cultural Center in Singapore, March 29, 2015.
7

World leaders observe a moment of silence during a state funeral of the late Lee Kuan Yew, held at the University Cultural Center in Singapore, March 29, 2015.

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, delivers his eulogy during a state funeral of his father, held at the University Cultural Center, March 29, 2015.
8

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, delivers his eulogy during a state funeral of his father, held at the University Cultural Center, March 29, 2015.

People attend the funeral of Singapore's former leader Lee Kuan Yew at the University Cultural Center at the National University of Singapore, March 29, 2015.
9

People attend the funeral of Singapore's former leader Lee Kuan Yew at the University Cultural Center at the National University of Singapore, March 29, 2015.

The family of the late Lee Kuan Yew arrives at the start of the state funeral at the University Cultural Center in Singapore, March 29, 2015.
10

The family of the late Lee Kuan Yew arrives at the start of the state funeral at the University Cultural Center in Singapore, March 29, 2015.

XS
SM
MD
LG