Friends and family attend Mr Lee Kuan Yew's wake at Istana
A private family wake for Mr Lee Kuan Yew was held on Monday (March 23) at Sri Temasek at Istana.
It was open only to family members, friends and staff.
The wake will be held until Tuesday (March 24), after which Mr Lee’s body will lie in state at Parliament House until Saturday (March 28) for the public to pay their respects.
Channel NewsAsia reported that about 1,200 people visited Sri Temasek on Monday.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching received them.
President Tony Tan and his wife Mary Tan
Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah and his wife Queen Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha
Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam and his wife Jane Yumiko Ittogi (in black)
Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing (second from right) and Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah (right)
Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen and his wife Ivy Ng
ST Photos: Neo Xiaobin