Jubilee babies get special visits

LEFT: Ms Jeissy Foo, 34, posing for a family picture with jubilee baby girl Low Yu Qing, her husband Kelvin Low, 35, and their firstborn Joanna Low, two. ABOVE: Ms Angeline Lim, 35, with her baby boy Ryker Jedd Ng and husband Ng Ming Jay, 45, speakin
Ms Jeissy Foo, 34, posing for a family picture with jubilee baby girl Low Yu Qing, her husband Kelvin Low, 35, and their firstborn Joanna Low, two.
LEFT: Ms Jeissy Foo, 34, posing for a family picture with jubilee baby girl Low Yu Qing, her husband Kelvin Low, 35, and their firstborn Joanna Low, two. ABOVE: Ms Angeline Lim, 35, with her baby boy Ryker Jedd Ng and husband Ng Ming Jay, 45, speakin
Ms Angeline Lim, 35, with her baby boy Ryker Jedd Ng and husband Ng Ming Jay, 45, speaking to Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Grace Fu (centre), who visited the family at KKH yesterday. With Ms Fu were Professor Kenneth Kwek (far right), KKH CEO, and Mrs A. Prasad. Behind Mrs Prasad (in white) is Professor Alex Sia, chairman of the medical board of KKH.

The nation welcomed the arrival of jubilee babies at the stroke of midnight yesterday as it celebrated its 50th birthday.

It was all smiles for two couples at KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH).

Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Grace Fu visited the newborns and their families at KKH yesterday to present the SG50 Baby Jubilee Gift and the hospital's commemorative gifts. Also given out were handknitted pairs of SG50 booties made by 78-year-old Mrs A. Prasad, in support of the SG50 Baby Jubilee Gift Community Initiative.

Elsewhere, two baby boys were also born at midnight on National Day, at Mount Elizabeth Novena and Parkway East hospitals.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2015, with the headline 'Jubilee babies get special visits'. Print Edition | Subscribe