Flag draped over Mr Lee's casket on display at museum

Flag draped over Mr Lee's casket on display at museum
Visitors to the exhibition on the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the National Museum of Singapore

The state flag placed over founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew's casket is 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 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 Workers, 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.

A virtual rendition of the exhibition will be available on the National Museum's website - www.nationalmuseum.sg - from May 20, the National Heritage Board and the museum said in a joint statement.

The virtual exhibition offers a "walkthrough" of the exhibition and will allow people who are unable to visit the exhibition to view it online.

In a separate announcement yesterday, The Battle For Merger exhibition - which showcases 12 radio talks Mr Lee gave in 1961 to convince Singaporeans of the need for merger with Malaya - returns to the National Library Building until May 12.


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