All the shades of Lee Hsien Loong

by Isabella Chua

If clothes make the man, what can we tell from our Prime Minister’s shirt colours?

Indonesia President Jokowi and Ahok, the former Governor of Jakarta, wearing more casual red-checkered shirts to differentiate themselves from traditional politicians, who wear batik shirts.

PM Lee, his wife Ho Ching, and India’s Prime Minister Shri Narenda Modi taking a welfie. Credits: Narendra Modi / GODL-India.

Does Lee Hsien Loong mostly wear pink?

Source: Prime Minister's Office, Singapore Youtube channel. Icons by monkik.

So what does it mean when he wears blue?
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Isabella Chua / Senior Writer

Isabella loves to dig beyond what is ‘commonsensical’ or ‘natural’ to us, by looking at the larger forces (or even accidents), that may have structured these beliefs. A writer at Kontinentalist, she's particularly interested in social issues—religion, crime, identity, and food. While she strives to stay curious about the world by listening to podcasts and taking classes, she's happiest when eating pastries, cakes, and drinking tea.


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