41-min FB Live video of Aloysius Pang’s body returning to MacPherson witnessed by hundreds of thousands

Many Singaporeans were watching the FB live event on a Friday night.

Zhangxin Zheng | January 25, 11:25 pm


On Friday Jan. 25, at 5.45 pm, the KC-135 military aircraft carrying Aloysius Pang’s body touched down at Paya Lebar Airbase.

His family was there to receive him at Paya Lebar Air Base, along with Minister for Defence, Ng Eng Hen, Chief of Army Goh Si Hou, and Chief of Defence Force Melvyn Ong.

Aloysius Pang’s body back in S’pore, will be accorded military funeral on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019

Crowd gathers at the wake

Many were following the arrival of Pang’s body via the FB Live screening on site by 8world News, with the video currently generating nearly 400k views:

Pang’s body arrived at the wake at 82A Macpherson Lane in the evening of Jan. 25, at around 9.20pm.

Screenshot from 8world News.

Members of the public were already waiting behind the barricade outside the hall, even though the wake is only opened to the public at 12 pm tomorrow (Jan. 26).

Screenshot from 8world News.

The hearse was carried into the hall which was limited to the entry of Pang’s family members, peers and colleagues.

The private wake commenced soon after as the emcee, ex-DJ for 933 FM Cruz Teng, sought members of the public to leave the area on behalf of the Pang’s family.

The older brother of Pang who has been fronting the media queries, Kenny Pang, was spotted doing the coordination at the wake.

Screenshot from 8world News.
Screenshot from 8world News.

Pang’s close actor friend, Xu Bin, and television host, Quan Yifong, was spotted sobbing.

Screenshot from 8world News.

The MP for MacPherson, Tin Pei Ling, also visited the family members at the wake this evening.

Tin Pei Ling: Aloysius Pang “left a void that cannot be filled in the hearts of people who loved him”

Public wake starts on Jan. 26, 12 pm

Members of the public can pay their respect to Pang tomorrow (Jan. 26) from 12 pm to the next day’s 12 pm (Jan. 27).

The cremation will take place at Mandai Crematorium on Sunday.

Twin sister of Jayley Woo, Hayley Woo, who reshared an Instagram story by ex-Mediacorp artiste Cynthia Koh, reminds those who are visiting tomorrow to refrain from taking photos and Instagram stories.

Instagram story from @cynthiakoh27.

If you cannot see the Instagram story, here’s the text:

Wakes are for people to go pay their last respect.

So please be respectful of the space and the family.

Refrain from taking pictures and post on IG stories and try to make yourself look like you are attending the greatest event of the year.

We are all grown up.

Also don’t keep asking how are you. Are you okay. What happened.

These are unnecessary questions.

A simple hug. Touch of the hand will be enough to show your concern.

Pang’s close friend, Ian Fang, also posted the same message in Chinese.

Screenshot from Ian Fang’s Instagram.

Top photo collage from screenshots of 8world News Facebook live video

About Zhangxin Zheng

Zhangxin’s favourite pastime is singing Mulan’s soundtrack in the mangrove forests. She hopes to perfect the art of napping in a hammock in the mangroves without being drowned by rising sea levels.

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