Special day out for mums

Yio Chu Kang resident Khoo Siang Heng, 78, receiving a flower from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday at a Mother's Day celebration. Beside them is Dr Koh Poh Koon, Minister of State for National Development and Trade and Industry. About 2,000
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Yio Chu Kang resident Khoo Siang Heng, 78, receiving a flower from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday at a Mother's Day celebration. Beside them is Dr Koh Poh Koon, Minister of State for National Development and Trade and Industry. About 2,000 residents gathered to honour their mothers at Yio Chu Kang Community Club yesterday. Children also took part, embracing their mothers and presenting them with greeting cards and sunflowers. Among the oldest mothers at the event was 86-year-old Madam Loke Wai Yok. Residents also enjoyed recitals by pre-school children from PAP Community Foundation, My First Skool and Jamiyah.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 08, 2016, with the headline 'Special day out for mums'. Print Edition | Subscribe