SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met with 250 Singaporeans living in California on Sunday and tossed yusheng, a raw fish dish, with them in celebration of 'ren ri', which is observed as the 'birthday of mankind' according to Chinese customs.
The Prime Minister said in a Facebook post that he attended a get-together as well as a dialogue with Singaporean tech professionals in the United States.
"Was very happy to spend today meeting many Singaporeans," he said.
"Earlier, had lunch with a group which worked with the US government on technology issues. We talked about what government can learn from the private sector, to do a much better job of using IT."
PM Lee also had breakfast at a farmers' market held at Ferry Plaza in San Francisco. He and his wife, Ho Ching, bought ham and cheese croissants from a stall their children had recommended.
Earlier in the trip, he visited Facebook headquarters and met with the tech giant's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He also wrote about meeting Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alphabet chief Eric Schmidt, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk.
After his San Francisco trip, PM Lee met with other ASEAN leaders in Sunnylands for the ASEAN-US Summit.