Lawrence Wong's choice of secondary school, new Cabinet roles: What politicians are up to this week

People usually think government scholarship recipients like him would come from top schools, said Ms Tung during the 45-minute episode of interview series Be My Guest that aired last Saturday (June 11). It covered topics such as Mr Wong’s hobbies, his choice of secondary school and his career in the public sector.

Mr Wong said he had no other school in mind, as everyone he knew from Haig Boys’ School, where he had his primary school education, chose Tanjong Katong. This included his cousin and older brother.

“Most of my friends also made the same choice. So at that time, I didn’t even consider any other school – I just made the same choice,” said Mr Wong, who was this week officially promoted to Deputy Prime Minister, following changes to the Cabinet announced last week.

While it was a neighbourhood school near his home, Mr Wong said in hindsight that it was a good decision, as there was no doubt he received a great education.

Playing soccer during recess and borrowing books from the school library – his favourite spot in school – were some of his fondest memory of his time at TKSS, Mr Wong said in a Facebook post.

“Nowadays we say that every school is a good school. I guess I already comprehended this in the 1980s,” he added.


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