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Singapore State Visit

Tuesday, 21st October 2014

Singapore State Visit

His Excellency Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore, accompanied by his wife Mrs Mary Tan, visited Westminster Abbey on Tuesday 21st October 2014 during a State Visit and laid a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

The President was welcomed by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, who escorted him on a short tour of the Abbey. During the tour, the President viewed the memorial statue to Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, who worked for the East India Company and founded the then British colony of Singapore in 1819.

Following the tour, the Dean invited the President to sign the Distinguished Visitors' Book.

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