Wait for 10 hours? I'll do it for Mr Lee Kuan Yew

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People continued to come out in droves to queue at the Padang to pay their respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the Parliament House.

Even in the wee hours of the morning, the queues were long. Some had to wait almost five hours despite joining the queue at 4am.

But there were no "champion grumblers". The vast majority appeared to be willing to wait to see the man who shaped the nation.

Some filled their time by taking to social media to tell the world where they were and crucially, why the waiting time did not matter to them


#MorningHasBroken, Queues for #LeeKuanYew's #LyingInState going strong; #RememberingLKY

A photo posted by Jeremiah W (@wongjeremiah) on Mar 26, 2015 at 7:38pm PDT

The founder of streetwear brand 77th Street, Elim Chew, also joined the queue.


Some even found that their early start to queueing brought a silver lining in the form of the view


Others happened to be there at the same time as the rehearsal for the State funeral on Sunday.

As at 10am this morning, officials announced that the waiting time would be 10 hours.

And yet, people didn't seem to care.


The queue moves on... #rememberingleekuanyew #lyk #singapore

A photo posted by Shu (@shuscool) on Mar 26, 2015 at 8:49pm PDT

Some were trule prepared to wait, even taking leave to pay their respects.





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