Mr PM, you have a really good eye

Mr PM, you have a really good eye
Photo: Facebook/Lee Hsien Loong

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told a group of Association of South-east Asian Nations journalists earlier this month that social media is "one avenue which is growing in importance".

He has social media accounts because it reaches people he otherwise would not connect with, he said. But these accounts also show a different side to Mr Lee - that of an avid photographer.

He has been praised for his photography skills, with photos garnering an average of over a thousand likes each. Some even had more than 20,000 likes.

A Facebook user known as Eleanor Goh commented: "PM Lee, I think you can moonlight as a photographer. Your photography skills are really good!"

An Instagram user known as jtann said: "Mr PM, you really do have a very good eye for getting the best angles. Love all your (pictures)."

Here are some of Mr Lee's best photos.

EYE ON BIG PICTURE: Capturing the hotel view in Langkawi, Malaysia, in April using fish-eye lens. Mr Lee was there for the 26th ASEAN Summit Retreat and Closing Ceremony.


IN STEP WITH THE TIMES: Mr Lee at Facebook's office in Cecil Street for a live question-and-answer session in January.

 THAT'S CLOSE ENOUGH: Mr Lee joked that his security officers were "very nervous" as they watched him approach a black-headed collared snake, said to be an endangered species. This shot was taken at Upper Peirce Reservoir in April.


FIERY FIND: Mr Lee chanced upon this furnace at a deserted back lane as he was exploring Chinatown earlier this month. He thinks it belongs to a restaurant serving hot pot.

 HE SPIED: Mr Lee taking an artistic shot when he was at Lasalle College of the Arts for the school's 30th anniversary in November. He captioned it, "Photographer photographed".


 DOUBLE TAKE: A dragonfly resting on a pelmet at Mr Lee's home. He wrote: "Only when I examined the picture did I notice the mosquito perched on its wing." This photo was posted in December.

LOOK WHO'S HERE: Mr Lee surprising a group of Princeton University alumni, who were having a small reunion, as he strolled around Chinatown this month.

This article was first published on June 15, 2015.
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