Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ethnic Costumes Parade - RT/WW

Singapore is a racially harmonious nation and society built on a rich diversity of culture and heritage. Racial Harmony Day (种族和谐日) is celebrated annually on 21st July in Singapore. The event is to commemorate the 1964 Race Riots, which took place on 21 July 1964.

Katong Community Centre organised a cooking competition for the adults and an Ethnic Costume Parade for kids.

Minutes before the event, Mummy putting on costume ....

and some face powder....

for the Little Indian Prince!

This little Indian Prince could sing Mandarin songs! He took home the first prize. :)

We are sisters!

Participants with MP Lim Biow Chuan and organising chairman Alice

*A late RT/WW post due to an ISP problem. grrr......





First Commenter - Mei Teng

40 comments:

  1. The Indian prince is so cute and the two sisters' costumes looked so sweet!

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  2. Interesting costume parade. I salute to the organisers for coming up with so many interesting programmes.

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  3. So cute the indian prince can sing in Mandarin, congrats!

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  4. And the two sisters in red are so cute! Great costumes kids! :)

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  5. What? Singapore also got racial riots? How come I don't know? I thought only Malaysia had that in 1969.

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  6. What a wonderful idea. I am always happy when they organize European stuff here and put all countries together with their respecitive costumes. Living together doesn't mean you have to give up your identity.

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  7. So nice of Singapore to have this Racial Harmony Day. Malaysia don't need this cos all the different races here already live in harmony everyday....until the politicians spoilt it all!! : (

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  8. I did not know that the Racial Harmony Day held on 21 of July each year is to commemorate the 1964 racial riot day. Thanks for the information.

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  9. Awwwww They are sooo cute in their costumes, especially the Little Prince :) I miss when my kids were small. Happy WW ECL

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  10. Those are beautiful costumes and children.

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  11. Charming children in adorable costumes. You WW are always great! I know a young American boy with about a drop of Asian blood, here in California that speaks the best Mandarin in his class. He loves everything Asian does martial arts and is going to China soon as an exchange student. Though he's a bit young we joke that he'll come back with a wife from China :)

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  12. What a creative idea! The kids get to learn a lot about culture and look great doing it!

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  13. As always absolutely lovely ECL. You always have the most wonderful, colorful and interesting posts!!

    Thanks for dropping in and leaving such a lovely comment.

    I am headed for a quick nap, then call tech. support to fix one of my satellites that is down, and hopefully spend the evening making some visits!!

    You're the tops!!:D

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  14. kids, kids, kids!

    This is the first time I heard about this celebration, it's nice to have racial and social harmony =)

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  15. Great to see that the anniversary or race riots has been turned around to commemorate our togetherness. We are all much of a muchness wherever we are from

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  16. What a great concept for celebration, and the colors were just eye popping!

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  17. What a great concept. As you may know we are fond of ethnic costumes as the Norwegians have their regional costumes as well. I did not realize your country was so ethnically diverse.

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  18. Still an excellent job, ECL! It's wonderful to have a Racial harmony Day! :)

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  19. The children look so sweet in their traditional costumes. :)

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  20. these kids are so sweet! the competition is definitely a good chance for them to understand the other races. :)

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  21. I bet its very colorful!! Happy WW and thanks for stopping by:)

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  22. A nice event for racial harmony. The children are cute in their costumes.

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  23. The little Indian Prince is very handsome. Wonder what Mandarin songs he sung???

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  24. The children looks adorable...I love all the costumers. It's a pity I didn't knew about this...oh well I still have plenty ironing to do anyway:(

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  25. the little Indian prince looks so handsome in his costume. and singing Mandarin songs---talented, too!;P

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  26. I love traditional costume, it reflects the culture of each ethnic group.

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  27. Great shots! I've always been fascinated with traditional costumes. An oh, just like the mom getting her kid ready, I'm a stage mom too, hahaha.

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  28. Cute kids. Always good to have harmonious community!

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  29. great costumes. the kids r super duper cute

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  30. Hi ECL,

    aww these kids are so adorable :) this reminds me of my days as a kid during UN Day hehehe :) Have a great weekend ahead :) xoxo

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  31. There is such a day?! I really had no clue. Thanks for sharing ... ha ha ha.

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  32. Kids in ethnic costumes always look so cute. ^_^

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  33. I recall that when my brother was little (and that was more than a decade ago), his class used to exchange 'traditional' costumes with other races for the day to celebrate RHD.

    It was quite a sight really.

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