On the second day or the mourning, the body is mister Lee was visible in the Parliament house. A large crowd attended the transfer itself early in the morning. From then the body of mister Lee was visible for the public inside the parliament.
A large queue started to form and when I stepped outside of home and head to the river, by 3pm the queue was zig zagging along more than 6km to end up around Clark Quay.
People with flowers were trying to reach the start of the queue
The queue was turning along new bridge road up to Hong Lim park. Luckily there was shade for most of this stretch.
Not so lucky were the people still on the bridge.
The police organized the queue, but everybody was polite and patient it seemed. No the policeman is not pointing at me.
Some more far-sighted people have brought umbrellas and seats.
Staff from Song Fa Bak Kut Teh shop were distributing water to people in the queue passing by their shop.
I made it to Canvenagh bridge in 30 minutes, probably it will be 4 hours minimum for the people in the queue and from here a good one to two hours extra to get the parliament. I could not cross so I walked back along the queue.
Opposite the Fullerton hotel, some guys were distributing water.
Another refreshment point in front of Maybank
The queue passed with Marina Bay Sands in the background, the latest Icon of the capital city.
I really hope this woman did not have to go back all the way to Clarke Quay to queue. People I met at this point had no idea how far the start of the queue was.
Today’s walk from the back of the queue up to Cavenagh bridge, took me a good hour.
All pictures with Leica M4
Rollei RPX100 or Kodak Tri-x