State flag draped on Mr Lee's casket now on display

State flag draped on Mr Lee's casket now on display

SINGAPORE - Visitors to the exhibition, In Memoriam: Lee Kuan Yew, can now see the state flag that was draped over the late former prime minister's casket at the National Museum of Singapore.

Along with the flag, museum visitors can also view other personal objects at the exhibition belonging to Mr Lee, as well as learn about his life and political career.

The exhibition opened on March 25 and has since received over 80,000 visitors.

From May 20, a virtual rendition of the exhibition will be available on the museum's website (www.nationalmuseum.sg).

This virtual 'walkthrough' will allow people who are not able to visit the exhibition to view it online.

It will also provide a view of the interior and exterior of the red box, the trademark briefcase which the late Mr Lee used, from multiple angles.

The visiting hours for the exhibition are extended until 10pm (with last admission at 9pm) on Friday and Saturdays from today till May 24.

After May 24, the extended visiting hours will cease and regular visiting hours remain. It will then be opened daily from 10am to 8pm (last admission at 7.30pm).

The exhibition period has also been extended and will be opened till June 28.

Visitors are advised that queues are expected on weekends and public holidays.

Admission to the exhibition is free and the take-home brochure is available in four languages - English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg

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