Transport Sector pays tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew and observes a minute of silence

Transport Sector pays tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew and observes a minute of silence
Prior to the minute of silence, all MRT trains will pull to a stop at stations and open their doors. Buses scheduled to depart from bus interchanges and terminals will also be on hold during the minute of silence.

SINGAPORE - Changi Airport, the Port of Singapore (PSA), the public transport sector as well as many other parts of Singapore's transport sector will stop work and operations at 4pm to observe a minute of silence, said the Ministry of Transport in a statement today.

Prior to the minute of silence, all MRT trains will pull to a stop at stations and open their doors. Buses scheduled to depart from bus interchanges and terminals will also be on hold during the minute of silence.

Passenger information displays will be available within the MRT network and bus interchanges will show "One minute of silence for Mr Lee Kuan Yew". There will also be announcements made at stations and onboard trains.

All MRT and road work sites will halt temporarily so as to observe the minute of silence.

At Changi Airport for a short period, staff at all three terminals from the various organisations across the airport community will observe a minute of silence. There will not be any landings or take-offs made at 4pm today.

Members of the public are invited to join the airport community at the commemorative tribute at the departure level of Terminal 3.

Port workers at container terminals at Brani, Keppel and Tanjong pagar as well as those working at ferry and cruise terminals at HarbourFront and Marina South Pier temporarily suspended operations at around 1pm during the Ceremonial Sail Past by two vessels from the Republic of Singapore Navy.

The PSA terminals and Jurong Port as well as cruise and ferry terminals and landing places operated by the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Marina Bay Cruise Centre (MBCC) and Singapore Cruise Centre (SCC) will join the nation in observing a minute of silence at 4pm.

Both MBCC and SCC will screen the live procession of the funeral.

ssandrea@sph.com.sg

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