PM Lee gives daddy advice and says Superman was his hero
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong answered questions from everyday Singaporeans in a one-hour TV special tonight.
Amongst questions about the retirement age and the education system, adorable schoolchildren asked the PM questions about his childhood ambitions and what his favourite superhero is.
A soon-to-be dad also asked for advice on fatherhood.
According to the hosts of the show, over 700 questions had been sent via various channels over two weeks.
The youngest person to send a question to the PM was merely eight.
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Here are some highlights:
Q: What was your childhood ambition? Did you always want to be the Prime Minister?
"In Primary 3, I wrote an essay about being a pilot. Each time I go on an aeroplane I peek in the cockpit and wonder what it would be like," said PM Lee.
Q: What superhero would you be?
PM Lee revealed that his childhood heroes were Superman and Tarzan, and that he "didn't like Batman very much".
Of the superheroes that exist today, he admitted that he didn't know many. He added that "can't tell one Transformer from another" but he knows there are "four Ninja Turtles", but he can't name them.
Q: Will Singapore have a female prime minister?
Without hesitating, the PM said he hopes so. He also added to the adorable schoolgirl who asked: "I hope you will be one, one day."
Q: I'm about to be a father for the first time, what advice would you give?
The PM advised that it's essential for a parent to be his or her child's "friend, his guide, his role model.
"Spend time with them, engage them."
He also noted that it's important to support one's spouse as it's "a very trying time for your wife when the baby is born."
Check out 11 other questions Singaporeans sent to PM Lee, including 'Why is ice cream so expensive?'
Source: Channel NewsAsia