PM Lee now a 'certified senior citizen' after posting photo of his new PAssion card online

Lydia Lam
The Straits Times
13 December 2016

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted a photo of his new PAssion Silver Concession Card on Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday (Dec 13), joking that he is "now a certified senior citizen".

He added he is "looking forward" to using his card.

Netizens responded with jokes of their own, along with well wishes, such as Facebook user Daniel Ong, who wished PM Lee "peace and great health".

The new PAssion Silver Concession Card merges the existing Senior Citizen Concession Card and PAssion card and was launched on Dec 4 this year (2016).

It is a joint initiative by MOH, the Ministry of Transport and People's Association and is supported by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Singapore Business Federation.

The card is given free to all Singaporeans who are 60 years old and above and provides concessionary fares on public transport as well as discounted rates for PA Community Clubs' courses, activities and facilities.

Other discounts include 3 per cent off purchases at Giant supermarket outlets on Tuesdays and 3 per cent off purchases at Cold Storage stores on Wednesdays.

From Dec 5 this year, the card is automatically mailed to home addresses of those who are currently 60 years old, or older, and who are existing Senior Citizen Concession Card holders.

Those who do not have Senior Citizen Concession Cards will receive a letter by Jan 31, 2017, requesting a photograph submission before they can get their PAssion Silver Concession Cards.

Seniors who turn 60 next year will receive invitation letters after they become eligible.

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