Two baby girls first to be born in the year of the Monkey

Casslyn, with mum Ling Huishan and dad John Lee, was one of two baby girls born at midnight on the first day of Chinese New Year, Feb 8, 2016.
Casslyn, with mum Ling Huishan and dad John Lee, was one of two baby girls born at midnight on the first day of Chinese New Year, Feb 8, 2016.PHOTO: RISIS
Mr Ivan Koh and Ms Chu Guat Beng with their son Ian, and baby girl who has yet to be named. She was one of two babies to be born at midnight on Feb 8, 2016.
Mr Ivan Koh and Ms Chu Guat Beng with their son Ian, and baby girl who has yet to be named. She was one of two babies to be born at midnight on Feb 8, 2016.PHOTO: RISIS

SINGAPORE - Two baby girls made their appearance at the stroke of midnight on Monday (Feb 8), becoming the first to be born in the year of the Monkey.

Newborn Casslyn was delivered at Thomson Medical Centre.

Her mum Ling Huishan, 30, works in the oil and gas industry, while dad John Lee, 32, is in car rental customer support.

Casslyn, who is the couple's first child, weighed 3.4kg,Shin Min Daily News said.

The other little girl, also born at midnight, has yet to be named.

She was born to Mr Ivan Koh, 39, and Ms Chu Guat Beng, 34, both engineers, at Mount Alvernia Hospital.

The couple also have a son, Ian, who is 17 months old.

Mr Koh told Shin Min that his wife began having contractions while they were having their reunion dinner, but she remained calm and even finished the meal before heading to the hospital.

Both babies received cash and a gold monkey ornament from Risis.