Now, the above calculations had assumed that the Parliament House opened 24 hours for 4 days, for people to pay their respects to Mr Lee. In reality, on the last day (28 Mar), it was only opened up till 8pm. Imagine, at less than 1 second per person, people are practically zooming past Mr Lee’s casket. There is no doubt that both Mr Lee’s admirers and detractors will not deny that Mr Lee, together with the other old guards like Toh Chin Chye, Goh Keng Swee, Rajaratnam, Hon Swee Sen etc, had contributed greatly to the country, especially in the earlier years of Singapore. But whether the 450,000 figure is “exaggerated” or not by officials, one can be sure that Mr Lee couldn’t care less about the number.