Philippine President Benigno Aquino drops by Jollibee at Lucky Plaza during Singapore visit

The crowd in Lucky Plaza during Philippine President Benigno Aquino's visit there on Nov 19, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: ONG HWEE HWEE
The crowd in Lucky Plaza during Philippine President Benigno Aquino's visit there on Nov 19, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: ONG HWEE HWEE
Mr Aquino, who is on a two-day visit in Singapore, was hosted to lunch by President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Istana on Tuesday. He also met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Mr Aquino, who is on a two-day visit in Singapore, was hosted to lunch by President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Istana on Tuesday. He also met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Filipinos gather to see Mr Aquino at the fast food outlet famous for its fried chicken on Nov 19, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Filipinos gather to see Mr Aquino at the fast food outlet famous for its fried chicken on Nov 19, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Philippine President Aquino visits Jollibee Singapore in Lucky Plaza on Nov 19 2014. Jollibee is a fast food chain from the Philippines known for its crispy fried chicken. The Lucky Plaza branch is the only one in Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIO
Philippine President Aquino visits Jollibee Singapore in Lucky Plaza on Nov 19 2014. Jollibee is a fast food chain from the Philippines known for its crispy fried chicken. The Lucky Plaza branch is the only one in Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Philippine President Aquino visits Jollibee Singapore in Lucky Plaza on Nov 19 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Philippine President Aquino visits Jollibee Singapore in Lucky Plaza on Nov 19 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Some Filipinos gather to catch a glimpse of Philippine President Aquino at Jollibee Singapore in Lucky Plaza on Nov 19 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Some Filipinos gather to catch a glimpse of Philippine President Aquino at Jollibee Singapore in Lucky Plaza on Nov 19 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Philippine President Aquino dines at Jollibee Singapore in Lucky Plaza on Nov 19 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Philippine President Aquino dines at Jollibee Singapore in Lucky Plaza on Nov 19 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Philippine President Aquino was received like a rock star by a small gathering of Filipinos, who cheered and clamoured to take photos of him as he dined at the Orchard Road shopping mall outlet. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Philippine President Aquino was received like a rock star by a small gathering of Filipinos, who cheered and clamoured to take photos of him as he dined at the Orchard Road shopping mall outlet. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Philippine President Aquino taking a picture with his small gathering of fans at Jollibee Singapore in Lucky Plaza on Nov 19 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Philippine President Aquino taking a picture with his small gathering of fans at Jollibee Singapore in Lucky Plaza on Nov 19 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Philippine President Aquino makes a pitstop to Jollibee Singapore in Lucky Plaza on Nov 19, 2014, the second and final day of a visit here. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Philippine President Aquino makes a pitstop to Jollibee Singapore in Lucky Plaza on Nov 19, 2014, the second and final day of a visit here. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - Philippine President Benigno Aquino made a pitstop at Jollibee in Lucky Plaza on Wednesday, the second and final day of a visit here.

He was received like a rock star by a small gathering of Filipinos, who cheered and clamoured to take photos of him as he dined at the Orchard Road shopping mall outlet.

Jollibee is a fast food chain from the Philippines known for its crispy fried chicken. The Lucky Plaza branch is the only one in Singapore.

Psychologist Din Din Tagorda, 61, was shopping in the area and decided to wait at Lucky Plaza to catch a glimpse of President Aquino.

"I admire the President because he is very clean and kind, and I feel that the Philippines has made progress under him," said Ms Tagorda, who has been in Singapore for four years.

She waited an hour to see the Philippine President.

On Tuesday, Mr Aquino was hosted to lunch by President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Istana. He also met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. During their meetings, the leaders reaffirmed close ties between Singapore and the Philippines.