30 Aug '11, 9pm

S R Nathan greets 18,000 at Istana in his final full day as #sgpresident, saying: "Every good thing must come to an end"

SINGAPORE - A light drizzle in the early evening yesterday did not deter thousands of Singaporeans and foreigners from thronging the Istana, hoping for a glimpse of the Republic's longest-serving President on his second last day in office. Umbrellas in hand, young couples, families and tourists followed President S R Nathan's buggy everywhere he went, all jostling for a word, a handshake, or a picture with the man who has held Singapore's highest office for the past 12 years. Mr Nathan hands over duty tomorrow to former Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan - who garnered 35.19 per cent of the votes in last Saturday's Presidential Election, edging out former Ayer Rajah Member of Parliament Tan Cheng Bock by a razor-thin 0.34 per cent margin. But there was nary a hint of sentimentality from Mr Nathan, 87, who has been in public service for the past five decades. Asked how he felt ...

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