S’poreans react to kindergarten children made to bow to Lee Kuan Yew poster

Posted on 22 March 2016

Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.


A video secretly taken by a member of the public shows a group of kindergarten children made to bow before a Lee Kuan Yew poster at the behest of their teachers.

The children could be heard readying themselves to bow and told how to bow properly.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:


sian-half-auntie “This shows the immaturity of the kindergarten teachers. They should know better that kneeling and prostrating is the way to go.”
Mei Jia Jiao, 42-year-old carpet maker


sian-half-uncle “If I saw my kid bowing before Lee Kuan Yew, I would quietly back away because I never knew I had made a woman pregnant.”
Mei Fu Qing, 63-year-old pregnancy kit distributor


happy-bird-girl “This is good training for the next generation of kids next time who get to bow down to Lee Hsien Loong’s poster.”
Gui Xia Lai, 17-year-old manicurist










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  • Ivan Thomasz

    Dear New Nation, you guys are as funny as always. But just a minor quibble with your grammar. It should be “thoughts that must have gone* past your mind”, not “must have went”. Cheers!