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Three boys born at the stroke of midnight on Chinese New Year

Published on Jan 31, 2014 3:09 PM

Three pairs of parents ushered in the Chinese New Year to the cries of Singapore's first 'Horse' babies, all boys born at the stroke of midnight on Friday.

Ashden Tee and Keefe Gan were born simultaneously at Raffles Hospital, while a baby boy who has not yet been named was born at Parkway East Hospital.

Ashden is the fourth Horse baby in his family: his parents, Mr Dennis Tee Jyh Eng and Ms Lee Bab Ing, both 35, were also born in the Year of the Horse, as was Mr Tee's 60-year-old mother. Their first child is a girl born in the Year of the Rabbit.

"He was a very active baby when he was still in her belly, always moving and kicking like a horse," joked Mr Tee, the director of an IT security firm, while the couple's first son snoozed quietly in a nearby cot. "You could see his hands and feet moving around."

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