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Wang Leehom met ex-Minister George Yeo and his family for a meal in Taipei

Who knew the ex-foreign affairs minister and Mandopop star go way back?

Last week, former foreign affairs minister George Yeo had quite a whirlwind trip to Taiwan, where he was invited to give a speech at the Asia-Pacific Forward Forum.

He was joined by his wife, Jennifer, and youngest son, Frederick, 22, on the week-long trip which saw them visiting Hualien and celebrating his 69th birthday.

But what caught the media's attention was their meet up with Mandopop star Wang Leehom, which, according to Taiwanese media, took place at the Mandarin Oriental in Taipei.

George Yeo and his family met Leehom for a meal

On Saturday (Sep 16), George Yeo took to Facebook to share photos from their meal with the caption: "Happy to meet Wang Leehom again.” There was also a throwback photo of Mrs Yeo and Leehom.

Leehom left a comment, saying: "Great seeing you and your family!”

Leehom and Mrs Yeo at the Sun Valley Conference in 2018

The singer later revealed to Taiwan media Next Apple News that he and the couple are "friends from the Sun Valley Conference". They got acquainted at the conference in 2018.

He said during their recent meet-up, George Yeo shared many interesting stories about his past experiences with the late Lee Kuan Yew

"It was truly fascinating,” he said.

Photos: George Yeo/Facebook

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