Ex-Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou eats bak kut teh with George Yeo & signs books in S'pore

It seems Ma Ying-jeou really loves bak kut teh.

Andrew Koay | Zhangxin Zheng | June 08, 2019, 08:56 PM

If you're wondering what former politicians get up to nowadays, the following Facebook post might interest you.

"Breakfast with old friend"

A June 7 Facebook post by former Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo was simply captioned, "Breakfast with old friend".

That old friend just happens to be former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou.

According to Red Antsthe pair caught up over some food at the Old Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh store on Seng Poh Road.

In total, they spent about one and a half hours at the eatery which Yeo had introduced to Ma.

Unexpected visit

Red Ants reported that the owner, Judy Tay, hadn't expected Yeo and Ma to pay her shop a visit.

Caught by surprise and seeking to be welcoming to her guests, Tay rushed to a nearby market to buy some fruits which she arranged into a fruit platter for the pair.

As it was the day of the Dumpling Festival, Tay also gave Ma some dumplings.

More bak kut teh

It seems that Ma is a big fan of bak kut teh, as he posted on Facebook about a visit to another bak kut teh restaurant just one day prior.

This time he visited Ng Ah Sio Bah Kut Teh on Rangoon Road.

It appears to be a familiar eatery for him, as exhibited by this photo of him posing with another photo of him at the restaurant.

From Ma Ying-jeou Facebook

In Singapore for a book signing

According to  Straits Times, apart from eating bak kut teh, Ma was in Singapore to promote his biography, Memoirs Of My Eight-Year Presidency: 2008 to 2016, at the Singapore Book Fair.

Another post on Facebook showed quite a crowd in attendance, eager to get Ma to sign their copy of his book.

From Ma Ying-jeou Facebook

Imagine if they all went for bak kut teh together.

Top image from George Yeo Facebook