Babies born in S’pore in 2015 will receive LKY’s Hard Truths book as part of gift pack

Posted on 13 April 2014

The special Jubilee Baby Gift will also include a Lee Kuan Yew towel and poster.


The Singapore government has announced today that they have studied all the ideas submitted by the public and have decided what to include in the special Jubilee Baby Gift to mark the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence next year.

The authorities had announced two weeks ago that every Singaporean child born next year will receive a present sponsored by the state.

They were subsequently inundated with sound ideas and proposals by Singaporeans who wanted gifts such as gold coins, one year supply of diapers and even free education, which made up over 4,000 suggestions in total.

However, the authorities thought those ideas impractical.

In response, they have decided to give a copy of Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going, a book written by Singapore’s most famous author, Lee Kuan Yew.

Another gift will be a towel with Lee Kuan Yew’s picture on it, as well as a poster of Lee Kuan Yew.

The National Population and Talent Division (NPTD), which is putting together the gift pack, has set up a booth at VivoCity to catch passing shoppers for their ideas.

But all of the ideas will be disregarded because the government actually already knows what they want to include.


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