PM Lee’s photo of two unassuming strangers kissing draws mixed response from netizens

Photo: (l) Lee Hsien Loong FB

A photo Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shared on his Facebook page this morning has drawn mixed reactions from netizens. The photo, taken by the PM himself, features an unassuming couple kissing in a mirror maze installation at the Light to Night Festival, that was held last month.

PM Lee wrote: “This romantic couple suddenly popped into my field of view while I was exploring the mirror maze at the Light To Night Festival last month…Some of us were lost in the maze, while others were lost in each other…Happy Valentine’s Day to all who love and are loved!”

While many netizens wished the head of government a happy Valentine’s day and praised his photography, some expressed that capturing a photo of a couple lost in a moment did not sit too well with them:

Patrick Ng: Hopefully this couple will not blame u for invading their privacy!
BabuSinghThis sound so wrong…Taking an intimate photo of two unaware adults and commenting – “they are lost in each other” Sounds like a voyageur

Other netizens defended the PM and said that the couple are lucky to have been photographed by him. One netizen noted:

Sim TianNote he says they pop into his view while he was taking a he was not aware until after snapping the photo. Like that where got wrong?


  1. When I saw the picture, I chuckled at PM sense of humour about being lost in love.? It reflected that PM is a human being not devoid of feeling of love and being loved. Aiyah sinkie why so boring ? It is valentine day let see things through rose tinted love glasses.

  2. When a person kisses the loved one in public, it is the intention for the person to want to ” tell the whole world that there is love and wants the whole world to know about it…something like declaring the love for the other person” If such a moment is captured, it will only add to the joy of helping that person to share the happiness to all. This is what it means and there can be many more assumptions to it. Being Valentine’s Day, it is hope that it is assumed to be as it is …LOVE.

  3. Haters will hate. There’s no pleasing everyone. I think it’s ok to take their pic. Obviously they know they’re in public and being watched, yet they did what they did and didn’t bother about everyone else in the vicinity. If they don’t care, why should you speak for them?? I’d have taken the pic myself because it’s a sweet gesture. Life’s already so stressful, live a little!