Flew back to Singapore from Haneda airport last night. On the same flight in Business Class was PM Lee and Madam Ho Ching who was returning from their private vacation. I pointed out to a French couple sitting next to me in economy that we are taking the same flight as the Singapore Prime Minister.
They were quite shocked that our PM is flying commercial. The French gentleman told me that his company Ceo only flew private jet. So I remark that perhaps his company’s turnover is bigger than Singapore GDP. He replied was No and that his CEO and company should learn from Singapore.
Come to think of it, many of our neighbouring leaders flies private and I wonder who foots the bill. We are in good hands. Photo credit PM Lee Hsien Loong from his FB page.