SINGAPORE - Bata shoes and beer. These are two strong associations that Singaporeans have with the Czech Republic.
Even Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, like the "many generations of school children in Singapore", can attest to having worn a pair of white canvas Bata shoes to school.
"I wore them too," he said in his speech at the Istana, where he hosted Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis to an official dinner on Monday (Jan14).
Singapore and the Czech Republic also share similar outlooks: both are small and are export-oriented trading economies, PM Lee said.Read more...