Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s wife Ho Ching’s “sloppy” styling has made a comeback as she was spotted wearing sandals when she accompanied her husband on his official visit to the United States of America this week to meet with US President Donald Trump at the White House.
PM Lee, Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran, Singapore’s Ambassador to the US Ashok Kumar Mirpuri and Mirpuri’s wife can all be seen dressed sharply, in the photo above, while Ho Ching stands out with her sandals.
The picture, which was posted on Minister Ong’s Facebook page, was taken outside Blair House, the official guest house of President Trump:
This is not the first time the PM’s wife has been spotted wearing such footwear during official visits. Netizens have questioned her drab dressing at official functions, over the years.
In early August last year, netizens were quick to point out the difference in dressing between former US President Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle Obama and Ho Ching, when Pm Lee and his wife were invited to a state dinner at the White House.
Its a happy occasion la… No need to dress until so drab…
Among others who criticised Ho Ching then, aesthetics doctor and Save our Street Dogs founder, Dr Siew Tuck Wah commented:
“Its a historic occasion for Singapore Prime minister Lee and wife Ho Ching to be invited to the White House. But while first lady Michelle Obama made headlines with a Naeen Khan bright yellow floral dress, Ho Ching really could have chose something, well, more cheery.”
“We need to get a stylist for her please,” he added.
The netizen above, Bruce Wee, shared a screenshot of Ho Ching’s footwear during her official visit to the US last year and commented, “Not again? Sibeh Sia Suay!”
He was referring to Ho Ching’s decision to wear sandals for an official meeting in Malaysia, in July 2016. Facebook user 黄建齊 was one among many others online who felt that it was sloppy of her to do so.