Dear All Singapore Stuff,
I just came back from the Istana. Was there this morning (9 Feb). Security was tight. I had to go to the National Library for security check before boarding a shuttle bus to fetch us to the Istana.
Some of my old friends who were also invited to the Istana CNY Garden Party did not turn up. We were also told not to take pictures with the Ministers.
I took the trouble to go there as PM Lee had promised that we could look forward to a ‘little hongbao’ from him as attendees of the pioneer generation invited to the party.
Have to say that I’m a bit disappointed.
This is what I got (see attached photo).
Two miserable chocolate “gold coins” inside the “little hongbao”. I can’t eat the chocolates as I’m diabetic.
Should have listened to my old friends not to waste time going.
Pioneer Generation Ah Kong