Mrs Lee's bag is designed by Singapore student
The blue clutch bag with a dinosaur motif carried by Mrs Lee Hsien Loong to the arrival ceremony at the White House has caught much attention. Its designer is 19-year-old student See Toh Sheng Jie from Pathlight School, for children with autism. Mrs Lee is an adviser to Pathlight's parent organisation, the Autism Resource Centre, and a patron of the Autism Association Singapore. She bought the purse at a recent fund-raiser. Pathlight senior vice-principal Loy Sheau-Mei, who is in charge of the school's artist development programme, said Mr See Toh's parents are "very proud and honoured". She said of Mrs Lee: "The fact that she carries a pouch that is less than $20 to such a world event shows she is really confident and authentic." The purse is sold at www.theartfaculty.sg for $14.80.
Marking friendship with Instagram exchange
The display of friendship between the United States and Singapore spilled onto social media when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong swopped Instagram accounts with the White House for a day. His first post on Tuesday showed him in the principal suite at Blair House, the US President's guest house.The White House chose to post photos of preparations for the state dinner.