Doing his rounds to the various pavilions set up at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on 22 September 2007, PM Lee Hsien Loong instantly recognised the one by the Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF). When he spotted it, he exclaimed: “Taekwondo! Taekwondo!”
The event: The launching of the National Healthy Lifestyle Campaign 2007. And PM Lee was there as the guest of honour.
PM Lee not only showed that he could identify the uniform with the sport but also demonstrated his understanding of the sport etiquette.
When he approached the pavilion, STF President Milan Kwee led a group of demonstrators in extending their greeting and respect to PM Lee by bowing to him. PM Lee promptly stood at attention and returned the courtesy.
After speaking briefly with Mr Kwee, PM Lee obliged the members with a group picture.