Singapore Prime Minister’s Wife Praised After She Rocked $11 (N3,500) Purse For US State Visit | PHOTOs
In sharp contrast to her Nigerian counterpart, Mrs Aisha Buhari who rocked a Hermes gold bag worth N40,000,000 on her trip to the US, the wife of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Ho Ching, is being praised for carrying a $11 (N3,500) purse during a recent official visit to the White House with her husband.
Ho was seen clutching the dinosaur-motif purse, while she and Lee were welcomed by US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, at the White House lawn.
The blue-coloured purse was designed by 19-year-old Sheetoh Sheng Jie – a student of Pathlight School for autistic children, The Straits Times reported.
Ho, who is also the patron of the Autism Association Singapore, reportedly bought the purse at a concert last Saturday to raise funds for autism support services.
The school typically sells 200 pouches in four months, but sold 200 within a day after images of Ms Ho were shared widely, the school told the BBC.