The State Flag will be draped over the casket in the presence of Mr Nathan’s family at Parliament House, where the Lying-in-State will take place.
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The late S R Nathan's lifetime focus was on how Singapore can be a better home for Singaporeans, said President Tony Tan Keng Yam on Wednesday (Aug 24) in a letter to Mrs Nathan, expressing his condolences on the former President's passing.
Politicians, friends and colleagues continue to stream in to pay their last respects to former President S R Nathan on the second day of the private wake at his home.
This comes after a teacher was diagnosed with active tuberculosis last week.
A school spokesperson said a teacher called in sick last Thursday (Aug 18) and reported that she had been diagnosed with tuberculosis the next day.
Handwritten notes piled up at the Istana, the President's official residence, as the nation mourned the death of its longest-serving President on Monday (Aug 22).