Foreign workers turn up to pay final respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew
Singaporeans turned up in droves despite the heavy rain to bid farewell to Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the procession this afternoon.
Among the large crowd are foreign workers who have been braving the downpour to pay their final respects to Singapore's founding father.
One was Mr Sivalingam Raja, a 32-year-old worker from India who has been in Padang since 7am.
He said: "Without Lee Kuan Yew, no big buildings and no jobs for me."
Another worker, Mr Jeganathan Jeyabalan, was also at the Padang with a banner to pay respects. He walked from Serangoon Gardens and arrived at the Padang at 5.15am.
The Straits Times also reported that 3,000 foreign workers visited the tribute corner set up at Tuas View Dormitory for foreign workers. They signed a condolence book and observed a few moments of silence as a mark of respect.