GENTING HIGHLANDS: Thousands of people thronged Gohtong Villa to pay their last respects to the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong yesterday, which was designated for the public who want to attend the wake.
They walked under white canopies from the road to the villa and were ushered into the main hall where the coffin lay.
Each visitor was given a little red box with two candies inside, with a card saying: “Thank you, we greatly appreciate your attendance in memory of our dearly departed.” Guests were also invited to have some light food.
The public can also pay their respects from 10am to 5pm today. Free bus service is available hourly from Pasaraya Bus Terminal and Putra Terminal in Gombak from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Former Gerakan president Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik, Gerakan acting president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, former MCA president Tan Sri Lee San Choon, former MCA deputy president Tan Sri Lee Kim Sai and IOI Corporation Berhad executive chairman Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng were among the VIPs who were at the villa.
Eight members from the Society of the Chinese Disabled Persons Malaysia arrived at the villa in wheelchairs and walking sticks.
The society’s deputy president, Alan Tan, said Lim had donated annually to the society for 10 years. The donated funds were used to organise activities for their members.