I am taking this opportunity to compare our PM Lee Hsien Loong to the Indonesian wannabe President Probowo Subianto. Both are 62 years old with military background. One has class, the other is a brute; one has brains, the other only knows how to use his balls in familiar settings as a bully. On the other hand Probowo is able to mesmerize the crowds but Lee Hsien Loong with much effort will tug at your heartstrings.
Finally our PM is generous but Probowo is a cheapskate freeloader. FT paid for Probowo and his large retinue lunch but we hosted FT in Singapore's meticulously planned style.
Lunch with the FT: Lee Hsien Loong
Lunch with FT: Prabowo Subianto