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Stanley Ho to be laid to rest in Hong Kong today

The flamboyant casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun passed away on May 26 at the age of 98. Today (July 9), his funeral takes place at the Hong Kong Funeral Home in Quarry Bay, where the public can bid farewell to the man, starting from 2pm (Hong Kong time), at the main hall on the ground floor.

The list of the funeral committee was revealed on July 7 and the members include various key political and business figures such as former chief executives of Hong Kong, Tung Chee-hwa and Leung Chun-ying, and tycoons Gordon Wu, Li Ka-shing and Lee Shau-kee.

According to the traditional Chinese funeral ritual, the memorial service will be followed by the burial ceremony the next day (July 10). The body of the Hong Kong-born tycoon will then be laid to rest in Chiu Yuen Cemetery. Located on Mount Davis in Pok Fu Lam, near the westernmost edge of Hong Kong Island, Chiu Yuen Cemetery, was first established in 1897.