Travel Revolution fair to be postponed as mark of respect for Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Travel Revolution fair to be postponed as mark of respect for Mr Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE - Travel Revolution will be postponing its inaugural fair scheduled for this weekend to April 3 to 5 instead as a mark of respect to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, reported The Straits Times.

The fair's working committee said 80 per cent of exhibitors chose to postpone the three-day fair after news broke early Monday morning about the death of Singapore's first prime minister.

Ms Alicia Seah, a spokesman for the committee, told the English daily that it is inappropriate to hold the fair on the same weekend as the state funeral.

Ms Seah added that a few of the overseas exhibitors are already in Singapore and she hopes they will come down again next week.

The Singapore government has declared a period of national mourning from today till Sunday (March 29).

The Lee family will hold a private wake today and tomorrow at the Istana, after which Mr Lee's body will lie in state at Parliament House from Wednesday to Saturday (March 25 to 28) where the public can pay their respects.

His funeral will be held on Sunday, March 29.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg

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