Happy 46th Birthday, Singapore!
Last Saturday, I attended a National Day Carnival organised by Amber Neighbourhood Community at The Esta with my family and an overseas visitor. Our National Day is just days away, the neighbourhood is already in celebratory mood with our Singapore flags displaying proudly outside most homes.
Although it was a humid evening, more than 800 residents turned up for the event. Among them are foreigners working and living in Singapore. Many came dressed in red.
MP Lim Biow Chuan with grassroots leaders cutting the cake.
My young foreign guest wasted no time getting into the carnival spirit by getting a Singapore flag tattooed on her face and had her arm painted with stars. :)
At S$2 a coupon, a resident could get a plate of fried noodles with 3 snacks, an ice-cream, candy floss and popcorn.
residents queuing for their food
For residents who do not consume meat, there was a choice of vegetarian food.
The children and adults enjoyed the magic show. There was no lack of volunteers whenever the magician asked for one. :D
The ice-cream vendor was kept busy scooping ice-cream after ice-cream as there was a constant long queue throughout the event. :)
Everyone was attracted to the Lucky Draw at the end of the event. There were altogether 12 prizes. First prize is a 16GB iPad 2! Second prize is a spa voucher worth S$500 and the third prize is a Nintendo DS Lite.
Unfortunately, I didn't win any of them. :(
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