Newborns herald birth of a new year

Several couples welcomednew additions to their families yesterday, as the rest of the country ushered in thenewyear. TheStraits Times looks atsome of the babies bornon Jan 1, 2016.


PHOTO: PARKWAY EAST HOSPITAL

PARKWAY EAST HOSPITAL

WHO: Tyrus Yeo, boy

WEIGHT: 3.159kg

WHEN: Nine seconds past midnight

PARENTS: Assistant sales and marketing manager Jeremy Yeo, 25, and housewife Bernadette Yeo, 24

SIBLINGS: Sisters Naomi, five and Rykiel, one.

"We hope that he will always be strong and healthy, and bring us more surprises in life," said Mrs Yeo.



PHOTO: MOUNT ALVERNIA HOSPITAL

MOUNT ALVERNIA HOSPITAL

WHO: Boston Soon Yuan Hao, boy

WEIGHT: 2.9kg

WHEN: Seconds after midnight

PARENTS: Property consultant Terence Soon, 40, and housewife Ong Soo Juan, 33.

SIBLINGS: Brother Bosco, four, and sister Shanice, seven.

"My expected delivery date was Jan 6, but I guess the little one decided to arrive early for the year," said Ms Ong.



PHOTO: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

WHO: Boy, yet to be named

WEIGHT: 3.4kg

WHEN: 1.30am

PARENTS: Engineer Wong Joe Jiun, 38, and card dealer Yang Guang, 31.

"I am very happy that my son is born this year and am also thankful that both mother and child are healthy," said Mr Wong.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 02, 2016, with the headline '(No headline) - PGBABY02A'. Print Edition | Subscribe