It poured with rain yesterday. More than usual for this time of year (there hasn’t been a drop of rain today). I couldn’t decide if it was fitting for such a sad day or whether it was a shame the weather wasn’t better.
Here are some magical shots that capture the crowds and the scene on Sunday, when thousands upon thousands of people lined the streets and braved the torential downpour as Lee Kuan Yew made his final journey through his city.
His State Funeral – attended by Clinton and Kissinger plus a host of world leaders – was marked around the world; India even declared Sunday 29th March a national day of mourning (UK readers, we didn’t actually have an official day of mourning here in Singapore).
All images taken by the very talented Sandra Macheroux.
Said Clinton, “People can deal with differences as long as everybody is on the level. Lee Kuan Yew was on the level. Whatever the deal was, that’s what he would say. It was a gift, not just to the people of Singapore, but to the rest of the world.”