ESM Goh ex­presses fond­ness for vest

The Straits Times - - FRONT PAGE -

Sin­ga­pore’s Emer­i­tus Se­nior Min­is­ter Goh Chok Tong is a fan of the Modi jacket. In June, the for­mer prime min­is­ter was seen in a char­coal grey ver­sion of the jacket when he and vis­it­ing In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi paid their re­spects to Ma­hatma Gandhi at Clif­ford Pier.

He also wore the jacket at the launch of his mem­oir last Thurs­day.

In an in­ter­view with the South China Morn­ing Post on Nov 3, Mr Goh men­tioned his fond­ness for the gar­ment, ex­plain­ing how it keeps him warm in Sin­ga­pore’s air-con­di­tioned spaces, and sug­gested that the vest could start “an In­dia fash­ion fever” in Sin­ga­pore.

Mr Goh said he had the vest made in In­dia. And when Mr Modi saw him wear­ing it, four more vests ar­rived in the post.


Emer­i­tus Se­nior Min­is­ter Goh Chok Tong wear­ing the jacket at the launch of his mem­oir, Tall Or­der: The Goh Chok Tong Story, last Thurs­day. He is seen here with Prime Min­is­ter Lee Hsien Loong.

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