Press Releases

Press Release 1

STATEMENT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE

The Prime Minister and his Cabinet colleagues are sad to learn of the passing of Mr S R Nathan and would like to convey their condolences to his family. The late Mr Nathan passed away peacefully at Singapore General Hospital on Monday at 9.48 pm.  He was 92.

Arrangements for the public to pay respects and for the funeral will be announced later.


PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
SINGAPORE
22 AUGUST 2016

Press Release 2

STATEMENT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE

The Government has accepted the wishes of the late Mr S R Nathan and his family in making the following funeral arrangements. The Government will provide all the necessary assistance.

As a mark of respect to Mr Nathan, the State flag on all Government buildings will be flown at half-mast from Tuesday, 23 August to Friday, 26 August 2016.

The body of the late Mr Nathan will lie in state at Parliament House from 10.00am on Thursday, 25 August to 12.00pm on Friday, 26 August. The public may pay their last respects at Parliament House from 10.00am to 8.00pm on Thursday, 25 August. On Friday, 26 August, members of the diplomatic corps and other officials may pay their last respects from 9.00am till 12.00pm.

A State Funeral Service will take place from 3.00 pm* on Friday, 26 August at the University Cultural Centre (NUS). It will be attended by Mr Nathan's family, friends and former colleagues, the President, Cabinet Ministers, MPs, civil servants as well as Singaporeans from all walks of life.

The State Funeral Service will be followed by a private cremation at Mandai Crematorium.

Condolence boards will be available at Istana for those who wish to pen tributes to the late Mr Nathan from tomorrow morning at 6.00 am. Condolence books will also be opened at all Overseas Missions for overseas Singaporeans and friends.

The public can express their condolences and share their memories of Mr Nathan at the official website - http://www.remembering.sg/srnathan and Remembering S R Nathan Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RememberingSRNathan

The public can call the hotline at 6336-1166 with queries, visit http://www.remembering.sg/srnathan and Remembering S R Nathan Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RememberingSRNathan for more details.

PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE
SINGAPORE
22 AUGUST 2016

* The time of the State Funeral Service has been updated as of 23 August 2016

Press Release 3

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR LYING IN STATE OF THE LATE MR S R NATHAN

The body of the late Mr S R Nathan will lie in state at Parliament House on Thursday, 25 August 2016, from 10.00am to 8.00pm for members of public to pay their last respects.

Roads and lanes will be closed to vehicular traffic during the stipulated timings.

Due to the road closures, eight public bus services plying the area around Parliament House will be temporarily diverted on Thursday, August 25.


The Land Transport Authority (LTA) would like to advise and seek commuters’ understanding to expect delays in bus journeys along the affected routes due to the road closures.

Commuters can also refer to www.mytransport.sg, www.sbstransit.com.sg and www.smrt.com.sg for more information.

The Police will be conducting road blocks and security checks in and around the vicinity of Parliament House during this period. Members of the public are advised to comply fully with instructions of the Police at these check points. Police officers and Auxiliary Police Officers will be stationed at all affected road junctions to direct traffic. Traffic delays may be expected and motorists are advised to plan their route early. Members of the public going to the Parliament House are advised to take public transport.

During the road closures, access will only be granted to Police and emergency vehicles. The car park at Parliament House will be closed during this period. Only vehicles with authorised labels are allowed to enter the car park. Parking restrictions along the peripheral roads will be strictly enforced. Vehicles parked illegally or causing obstruction will be towed.

On behalf of State Funeral Organising Committee (SFOC), we would like to also advise members of the public who wish to pay their respects to the late Mr S R Nathan at the Parliament House to proceed on foot to join the queue at the Padang via Saint Andrew’s Road. For enquiries on the road closures, members of the public may call the public hotline at DID: 6336 1166.

SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY

23 AUGUST 2016 @ 9.00PM


Map of the affected roads


Map of the affected bus services