Sunday, March 16, 2008

St Patrick's Day Parade in Singapore - Weekend Snapshot 15



Star Wars characters created quite a buzz

My first St Patrick's Day celebration at historic Boat Quay where the parade took place. A fun-filled event where everyone wear something green!


Singapore's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is organised by the Irish Business Association and supported by the Embassy of Ireland along with key members of the Irish community in Singapore. The parade was a special highlight of the day, a beloved tradition upheld and celebrated by Irish people worldwide, in honour of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.


This is the 3rd year the event is held in Singapore. The Singapore Police Force marching bands and many local cultural groups participated. There were much Irish music and dancing and drinking.

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50 comments:

  1. Looks fun wor. I didn't even know about this event. If I know, I'll bring my 2 there instead of spending that amount of moolar freezing our butts off and playing with those almost light brownish fake snow! *bang.wall*

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  2. Next time I'll sound you out, then we can have fun together. hehe....

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  4. How nice that you celebrate St. Patrick's Day there. It must be a great parade. The costumes are very attractive.

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  5. Now I have my mouth open because I am really surprised ! I would never had thought that you celebrate St. Patrick's ! In Europe it's only celebrated in Ireland maybe it was introduced to your country when it belonged to the British Communwealth.BTW do you use Google Reader, if not I wrote about it today because it's a real useful tool.

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  6. I guess Star Wars characters will always create a stir. Is there a Yoda around? Lol.

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  7. gattina,
    Singaporeans don't celebrate St Patrick's Day! This parade was organised by Irish expats in Singapore and the Embassy of Ireland.

    I went to watch the parade as I was invited. It was fun.

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  8. Wow i didn't know that it was celebrated there, i love the photos of the parade. Very interesting.
    Thanks for stopping over at my blog.

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  9. Top o' the morning, they are the best looking Irishmen I have seen! How fun! Erin Go Bragh!

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  10. That looks fun, I'll be in SG again this May hopefully. I always look forward my time there.

    Have a great week ahead!

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  11. Sounds like fun and you got some good shots.

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  12. Irish fun is a wonderful export. What a beautiful parade.

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  13. Looks like a nice parade. I love going to the one we have here in St. Louis every year. Cool pictures thanks for sharing.

    Rachel
    The baked blogger
    http://bakedblog.com

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  14. St. Patrick's Day in Singapore - I love it! Eastcoast if you come by my blog you'll see a lot of stuff on the Irish and St. Patrick's Day! Erin go Bragh to you and yours.

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  15. It must be fun being here. You sure had a great weekend!

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  16. Thanks again for visiting the Net Fool dot com. I really like this post, great pictures! Keep up the good work :)

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  17. Singapore has come a long way.. ;) glad they are celebrating international holidays too. But ang moh land like mine.. didn't do nothing. Ironic eh.. ;)

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  18. happy St. Patricks Day!

    u did enjoy the parade!

    happy ws!
    mine is up too!
    http://www.pinoynetwork.org/vera
    see yah!

    tc!

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  19. very interesting, like a mini chingay!

    i dun even know this day existed!

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  20. Hello! Ive tagged you here. A viral tag so we can get continuously linked...thanks!

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  21. hey woman, I'M BACK!! too bad i missed this parade! will call you, OK?

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  22. singapore is such an exciting place to live in.. i didnt know that. the last time i was there was in 1983. almost a quarte rof a century ago :)
    must go soon.

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  23. Oh boy, it does look like a really good time. Your pictures show that. :D I love parades but don't see too many.

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  24. Hey, when was it? I work right there (erm ... that the pub). Next time give me a call during working days if you are in that area. I will buy you coffee!

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  25. what a fun weekend u had sis, its nice to watch parades like this. =) thanks for you visit!

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  26. Fun! I almost forgot it was St. Patrick's Day today. No celebrations in my area.

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  27. WHAT?? Singapore also celebrate St Patrick's Day? *smacks forehead*

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  28. Wow! I never realized St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in Singapore. How cool!

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  29. That looks like a lot of fun! A St. Pats parade, I love it.

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  30. Well it look like st Patricks day is really getting international these days. We went to the parade in Oslo, which was also our first time. Drop in to RennyBA and see the pics. Looks like a really fun event...er those guys in drag??? (last picture) funny!

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  31. eastcoast, I have tag for you. It's new and you might like it: The Ruby Tuesday meme. It's here You know you don't have to feel compelled to do it.

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  32. looks like everyone had a great time and I'm sure it was fun!

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  33. I love coming to this classroom....I mean blog!!!!!! :)

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  34. these are nice opportunities to take very good pictures...looks like you enjoyed a lot.

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  35. Any Princess Leia wannabes? Why don't we have things like these in Penang?

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  37. Nice photos and report. -__^

    Ya it was a nice day for the parade and thankfully the sky managed to clear up before the parade.

    Mind if I kidnap the first photo (Star Wars Fans) to pass to friends who're in the photo?

    Thanks ^__^

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  38. What a wonderful St. Patrick's Day Parade report ECL - a perfect match: you see I've collected St Paddy's posts from all over the world in my post from the Parade in Oslo, Norway and yours are listed of course!

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  39. OOOO, Paddy!!! Been so long since I had a Guinness..

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  40. so happening, even more than Sydney! did you wear green to celebrate too? ;-)

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