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State funeral procession for SR Nathan to begin at 2pm on Friday
THE state funeral procession for SR Nathan, Singapore's longest-serving president, will begin at 2pm on Friday, and will pass landmarks of significance to the late Mr Nathan, such as City Hall, Fullerton Hotel and NTUC Centre, the state funeral organising committee said on Thursday.
The procession will make its way to the University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore, where the funeral service will be held from 3pm to 5pm.
The funeral service will be attended by family members of the late Mr Nathan, the President of Singapore, the Prime Minister, Cabinet ministers, Members of Parliament, the judiciary and the diplomatic corps. Singaporeans from all walks of life will also be invited to attend the service, which will be broadcast on television from 2.15pm.
After the funeral service, Mr Nathan will make his final journey to Mandai Crematorium for the private cremation service.
Mr Nathan's body is lying in state at Parliament House. He died on Monday at the age of 92.