Singaporeans in US share CNY cheer with PM

PM Lee and his wife, Mrs Lee, with Singaporeans in the US at a Chinese New Year event in San Francisco. The guests included students, working professionals and families.
PM Lee and his wife, Mrs Lee, with Singaporeans in the US at a Chinese New Year event in San Francisco. The guests included students, working professionals and families.PHOTO: MCI

Some 250 Singaporeans living in the United States celebrated Chinese New Year with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday, as he spent the third day of his working visit to the US West Coast meeting overseas Singaporeans.

He had a dialogue with Singaporean technology professionals and attended a Chinese New Year reception in San Francisco organised by the Overseas Singaporean Unit at San Francisco's Fairmont hotel.

Mr Lee's visit to San Francisco has also featured meetings with the leaders of Tesla, Apple, Google and Facebook.

He wrapped up the San Francisco leg of his visit yesterday and will attend the US-Asean summit in Sunnylands estate in Palm Springs today and tomorrow.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 15, 2016, with the headline 'S'poreans in US share CNY cheer with PM'. Print Edition | Subscribe