28 Apr '15, 7am

State flag draped over Mr Lee Kuan Yew's casket added to display at National Museum

State flag draped over Mr Lee Kuan Yew's casket added to display at National Museum

SINGAPORE - The state flag placed over founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's casket is now on display at the National Museum of Singapore. The flag has been added to other items from Mr Lee's life at an exhibition, "In Memoriam: Lee Kuan Yew", which has also been extended until June 28. These items include the red box in which he kept his working documents, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch presented to him by the Singapore Union of Postal and Telecommunications Worker, and a cryptic telegram sent to his family in 1958 about a "battleship". More than 80,000 people have visited the exhibition since it opened on March 25. Earlier this month on Good Friday alone, about 5,500 passed through the museum's doors, and visitors waited in line for over three hours. Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong, said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that there is still a steady ...

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