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A photo of Mr Lee Kuan Yew stands at the foot of his casket in Parliament House. (Photo: Xabryna Kek)

Former Member of Parliament Chiam See Tong pays his last respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew at Parliament House. (Photo: Xabryna Kek)

Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi paying tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the Singapore Embassy in Beijing. (Photo: Jeremy Koh) 

People queuing at the Padang as they wait to pay their last respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew on Friday (Mar 27) morning. (Photo: Jack Board)

People queueing as they wait to pay their last respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew in Parliament House. (Photo: Jack Board)

People queueing at the Padang as they wait to pay their respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew. (Photo: Goh Chiew Tong)

Dr Kiat W Tan (L), CEO of Gardens by the Bay, carrying out a tree planting ceremony with the Board of Directors and staff as a tribute to Singapore's founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. (Photo: Gardens by the Bay)

Mr Lee Kuan Yew lying in state at Parliament House (Photo: Xabryna Kek)

Members of the PAP Old Guard paying their last respects to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the Parliament House on Mar 26, 2015. (Photo: Don Wong/TODAY)

Crowds paying their respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew at Parliament House (Photo: Xabryna Kek)

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak signs a condolence book for Mr Lee Kuan Yew at Singapore's High Commission in Kuala Lumpur. (Photo: AFP/MANAN VATSYAYANA)

US Vice President Joe Biden signs a book of condolences at the Singapore Embassy in Washington DC, as the Singaporean Ambassador to the US Mr Ashok Kumar Mirpuri looks on. (Photo: Lorna Shaddick)

Members of Parliament attending a special Parliamentary session on Thursday, Mar 26 to pay tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew. 

Defence Minister and Leader of the House Ng Eng Hen pays tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, saying "no one moves Singapore like him; not in life, not in sickness, not in death".

People holding tribute balloons while waiting to pay tribute to Lee Kuan Yew (Photo: Edric Sng)

Helpers on hand to assist those in need along the queue to Parliament House. (Photo: Jack Board)

A man distributes umbrellas to people lining up in the hot sun, to pay last respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew (Photo: Elizabeth Goh)

The queue to pay respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew starts from the Padang on Thursday, Mar 26. (Photo: Jack Board)

The queue to pay respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew now starts from the Padang. (Photo: Jack Board)

A man puts up a poster of the late Lee Kuan Yew at his shop in Singapore. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Fyrol)

The coffin of Mr Lee Kuan Yew lying in state at Parliament House. (Photo: Xabryna Kek)

Mr Lee Kuan Yew's family placing his photo by the casket at Parliament House. (Photo: Channel NewsAsia)

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives at the Ang Mo Kio GRC and Sengkang West SMC community tribute site for a tribute night for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew (Photo: Anthony Pang)

A "thank you" board for Mr Lee Kuan Yew at a community tribute site (Photo: Goh Chiew Tong)

A queue forming at a tribute site in Ang Mo Kio, where a tribute event for Mr Lee Kuan Yew will take place. (Photo: Anthony Pang)

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong greets people queueing to pay their last respects to Lee Kuan Yew. (Photo: Jack Board)

By noon, the queue stretched all the way from Parliament House to Boat Quay. (Photo: Jack Board)

People queuing outside Parliament House as they wait to pay respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew. (Photo: Wong Siew Ying)

Mr Lee Kuan Yew's gun carriage procession arriving at Parliament House. (Photo:  Xabryna Kek)

Mr Lee Kuan Yew's gun carriage procession making its way to Parliament House. (Photo:  Xabryna Kek)

Casket of Mr Lee Kuan Yew being placed on the ceremonial gun carriage. (Photo: Channel NewsAsia)

Mr Lee Kuan Yew's casket being carried out of Sri Temasek. The State Flag is placed over Mr Lee's casket with the crescent and stars over head and close to Mr Lee's heart. (Photo: Channel NewsAsia)

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and family, with officers from Security Command - men and women who protected Mr and Mrs Lee Kuan Yew. (Photo: Kenji/ MCI)

Preparations are underway at Parliament House, where the body of Mr Lee Kuan Yew will lie in state until Saturday. (Photo: Xabryna Kek)

Ceremonial guards getting ready outside the Istana for the funeral procession.

Flowers are placed in tribute to the late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew outside the Parliament House in Singapore on March 24, 2015. (REUTERS/Edgar Su)

President Tony Tan and Mrs Tan paying their respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew at Sri Temasek, Istana. (Photo: MCI)

"One Man's View of the World" is a 400-page volume on former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew's views on the future of major powers and regions of the world. (Photo: Olivia Siong)

Mr Lee Kuan Yew was conferred the Order of Friendship, one of Kazakhstan's highest state awards, by Ambassador of Kazakhstan Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev (L) for promoting ties between the two countries. 

US President Barack Obama during a meeting with Mr Lee Kuan Yew in the Oval Office of the White House. (Photo: AFP/Mandel Ngan)

British Conservative party leader David Cameron (L) meets Mr Lee Kuan Yew who was then Singapore's Minister Mentor, during a visit to London, in September 2009.  (AFP/Shaun Curry)

In September 2009, as Minister Mentor, Mr Lee Kuan Yew met Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) in Moscow (AFP/ RIA NOVOSTI / POOL / ALEXEY NIKOLSKY)

Ahead of the 2009 APEC summit in Singapore, talks at the Istana were held by then Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) who had arrived from Malaysia, in the first visit there by a Chinese leader in 15 years. (AFP/POOL/ROSLAN RAHMAN)

Visiting Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew (R) meets with former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad at the latter's office in Putrajaya. (Photo: AFP)

Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the preview of Changi Airport Terminal 3 on 22 October 2007. Terminal 3 welcomed its first passengers on 9 January 2008.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) shares a toast with then Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew during a state banquet at the Istana during the British monarch's three-day state visit to Singapore in March 2006. (AFP/Jonathan DRAKE/POOL)

As Senior Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew welcomed then US Secretary of State Colin Powell at the Istana during his Singapore stop-over in July 2002 during a Southeast Asian tour.  (AFP/Bob Low)

Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the first Forbes Global CEO Conference in 2001. Mr Lee is flanked by Steve Forbes (L) and former Forbes Chairman and US Defence Secretary Caspar Weinberger. (Photo: Glen Davis/Forbes)

In this Nov. 12, 1978 photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, Lee Kuan Yew, left, welcomes then-Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping in Singapore. (Photo: AP/Xinhua, Zhang Guiyu)

Mr Lee Kuan Yew during a press conference in Tokyo in May 1973. (Photo: Japan National Press Club)

Mr and Mrs Lee Kuan Yew with a young Lee Hsien Loong. (Photo from Mrs Lee Kuan Yew’s collection, posted on Lee Hsien Loong's Facebook Page)

A trademark of Mr Lee Kuan Yew was the strong speeches he would make in English as well as Malay and Chinese dialect to reach the people.

Mr Lee Kuan Yew governed Singapore for three decades as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1990.

Mr Lee Kuan Yew was overcome with emotion when speaking to the media on the separation from Malaya. He said: "Every time we look back on this moment that we signed this agreement that severed Singapore from Malaysia, it would be a moment of anguish."

Lion dancers perform at the opening ceremony of the Ditan Park temple fair on the eve of the Lunar New Year in Beijing on Feb 18, 2015. Millions of Chinese will celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Goat on Feb 19. (Photo: AFP/Greg Baker)

A Cambodian woman prays with an offering of a roasted pig (bottom) at her house ahead of the Lunar New Year in Phnom Penh on Feb 18, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

A worker fixes red lanterns ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at the Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur. (Photo: AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

A performer wearing a Panda costume is helped onto a ladder during preparations for Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Hong Kong. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez)

Traditional Chinese lion dancers perform in front of the Royal Palace to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Phnom Penh. (Photo: AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

A Malaysian Chinese man (R) installs giant joss sticks to welcome the Chinese New Year at a temple in Ampang, in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur on Feb 18, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Children wearing traditional costumes pose during preparations for Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Hong Kong. The "Year of the Goat" begins on Feb 19. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez)

Performers gather during preparations for Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Hong Kong. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez)

Performers donning lion dance costumes perform next to the electronic display at the Philippine Stock Exchange during the eve of the Lunar New Year of the Goat in Manila. (Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe)

Chinese travellers queue to buy train tickets to head home for the Lunar New Year at the Beijing Train Station. (Photo: AFP/Fred Dufour)

Dolls dressed in traditional Chinese costume welcome customers at a store selling Chinese New Year decorations, Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 in Singapore. This year marks the Year of the Goat in the Chinese Lunar calendar. (Photo: AP/Wong Maye-E)

Local residents pray for good fortune during a ceremony early Feb 19, 2015 at the Lung Shan Temple in Taipei, to mark the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Goat. (Photo: AFP/Sam Yeh)

Chinese-Filipinos pray at the Seng Guan Temple to mark the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Manila's Chinatown on Feb 19, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Noel Celis)

Guests hang their wishes on the Wishing Tree at Beverly Center Lunar New Year celebration on Feb 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: AFP/Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Beverly Center)

People perform the Chinese traditional lion dance during the dragon and lion dance competition marking the Chinese Lunar New Year, Year of the Goat, in Yangon on Feb 20, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Soe Than Win)

A security guard stands near a tree decorated with red lanterns at Ditan Park during a temple fair for a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, in Beijing. (AP/Andy Wong)

Fireworks erupt after midnight in Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration in New York. Thousands braved the cold to watch the annual ball drop and ring in the new year. (Photo: AP/John Minchillo)

A sanitation worker begins cleaning Times Square after a New Years Eve celebration in New York. Thousands braved the cold to watch the annual ball drop and ring in the new year. (Photo: AP/John Minchillo)

People hold smartphones as they watch fireworks during New Year celebrations at the Red square in Moscow. (Photo: AFP/Dmitry Serebryakov)

People watch as Dubai celebrates the New Year with a light and sound extravaganza at midnight at the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower. The 828-metre tower was lit up with different-coloured panels as the clock counted down to 2015. (AFP/Karim Sahib)

Fireworks explode above the ancient temple of Parthenon atop the Acropolis hill during the New Year celebrations in Athens, Jan 1, 2015. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

Fireworks explode behind the quadriga of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate to usher in the new year. (AFP/Tobias Schwarz)

Masks are displayed for sale for the New Year's Eve celebration on a street in Quito, Ecuador. The masks are sold to revellers, as they ready for the celebrations. (Photo: AP/Ana Maria Buitron)

Revellers photograph fireworks over the Arc de Triomphe as they celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France. (Photo: AP/Christophe Ena)

Fireworks burst over Marina Bay to bring in the New Year in Singapore on Jan 1, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Fyrol)

Singapore's skyline glitters with lights as spheres in Marina Bay form the number '50' to mark Singapore’s 50th anniversary in 2015, ahead of the New Year's countdown celebrations on Dec 31, 2014. (Photo: Marcus Ramos/Channel NewsAsia)

Dick Lee (on piano) with singer Kit Chan, in red next to him, gave a rousing performance of Home, along with the other performers at the show. (Photo: Han Wei Chou)

President Tony Tan and performers at the Celebrate SG50 countdown show welcomed the new year with about 25,000 revellers on New Year's Eve (Dec 31). (Photo: Han Wei Chou)

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives at a countdown party at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and writes his wishes for Singapore on a clay tablet that is now part of a visual art installation, together with the wishes of other Singaporeans for the nation's Jubilee year. (Photo: Kim Spykerman)

Indian Sikh devotees pay their respects at the Sikh Shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on Jan 1,2015, on the occasion of New Year. (Photo: AFP/Narinder Nanu)

People watch fireworks exploding over Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday, Jan 1, 2015. (Photo: AP/Lai Seng Sin)

People are showered by confetti as they celebrate the New Year in front of the National Stadium during a new year's countdown event in Beijing, China. Organisers also showcased Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics bid to kick off the new year. (Photo: AP/Andy Wong)

People release balloons to celebrate the New Year during an annual countdown ceremony in Tokyo. Some 2,000 guests of the Prince Park Tower Tokyo released the balloons in the air, carrying with their new year wishes. (Photo: AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

People gather to celebrate the New Year at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, Jan 1, 2015. (Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

Fireworks light up the sky as Filipinos welcome the New Year in Manila, Philippines. Traditionally, Filipinos welcome the New Year with firecrackers, fireworks and almost anything to make the loudest noise possible. (Photo: AP/Bullit Marquez)

Fireworks explode over the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge during New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014. Thousands of people crammed into Lady Macquaries Chair to watch the annual fireworks show. (Photo: AP/Rob Griffith)

New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House during the traditional fireworks show held at midnight on Dec 31, 2014. (Photo: AFP/Peter Parks)

Indian students form numbers representing the year 2015 during a function to welcome the New Year at a school in Ahmadabad, India, on Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014. (Photo: AP/Ajit Solanki)