3 babies first to be born in Dragon year

PHOTO: 3 babies first to be born in Dragon year

Above: Tristan Chen, with his parents Vincent Chen and Yvonne Loh, and sister Natalie.

SINGAPORE - Three babies were born at the stroke of midnight on Monday, making them the first dragon babies of this year, The Straits Times reported.

The babies Jamie Kao, Tristan Chen and Louise Tan were born at Gleneagles, Mount Alvernia and Parkway East hospitals respectively.

The parents of the three infants received $8,888 to be shared among them, given by gift maker Risis annually to the first babies born in the new lunar year.

The gift came in the form of a cash award.

Baby Jamie is a planned Dragon baby, but was expected on Feb 13. She was born three weeks early to doctors Kao Nern Hoong and Ang Jo Anne, both 28 years old.

Dr Kao said the thought of having the first Dragon baby had not even crossed the couple's minds when the labour began, and joked that his wife would have brought some makeup if they had known.

Baby Tristan on the other hand was not a planned Dragon baby, but follows after his mother Yvonne Loh, 36, and paternal grandfather as another additional Dragon in the family.

Baby Louise was born to Singaporean Tan Chiang Seng, 47, and his Vietnamese wife Nguyen Thi Thanh, 32.

They were followed closely by a baby born two seconds after midnight at Mount Alvernia Hospital, and another born three seconds after midnight at KK Women's and Children's Hospital.