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Businesses pay tribute to Lee Kuan Yew
SOME of the country's leading companies are taking a pause to pay tribute to Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew.
Law firm Lee & Lee said in a notice on its website that the office is closed on Wednesday as a mark of respect to Mr Lee, who was the founding partner.
"It is 60 years since Mr Lee started our Firm in humble beginnings, built on a framework of integrity and excellence. We are proud to be part of the heritage and legacy that he has left behind."
The Travel Corporation (TCC) on Wednesday declared a half-day leave for its employees on Friday so they can proceed to the Parliament House to offer their condolences to the family.
Local lender the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) and the Singapore Exchange were also among those who gave employees time off to pay respects to Mr Lee.
CapitaLand, which is South-east Asia's largest developer, turned off its building signages on its properties in the city while UBS bank said it would turn off its One Raffles Quay signage and other offices from Monday to Sunday to observe the national week of mourning.
Others including the Singapore Airlines said it was planning a donation in Mr Lee's name.
Koh Ching Ching, head of group corporate communications at OCBC, said the bank has contributed S$100,000 to the NTUC-U Care Fund in accordance with the wishes of the family for donations to be channelled towards charitable and community causes.
IN DEPTH: Lee Kuan Yew: 1923-2015