Last month, I had the honour of covering Mrs Chua’s 95th birthday celebration. Mrs Chua has spent most of her life in the education sector having had roles as a teacher, a vice-principal and Division Commissioner of the Girl Guides. It was heartwarming to see her family, friends, ex-colleagues and ex-students coming together to celebrate her legacy.
An ex-student of Mrs Chua’s shared about the positive impact she had on him when he first started school in Singapore after having moved here from Hong Kong many years ago. It was a great reminder of how simple acts of kindness can be life-changing.
In the second half of the party, there was a sing-a-long segment and practically all the guests came together to create a long single file with Mrs Chua right in front. It was quite a sight seeing her lead the dancing procession around the ballroom as it snaked all over the place. I hope that if I ever reach the status of a nonagenarian, I will still be as active as her! The following are a selection of images from the party featuring the birthday girl.