Singapore, 3 August 2019 – More than 1,200 people sung their hearts out in celebration of Singapore’s 54th birthday at Toa Payoh HDB Hub Mall Square earlier this evening. Decked out in red, the roaring crowd was joined by Mayor of North East District, Mr Desmond Choo for an early National Day celebration at the 13th National Day Sing-Along.
Homegrown singers Tay Sia Yeun, Yokez, See Kai Zheng and Irwin led the spirited crowd in a repertoire of familiar local tunes, such as Rasa Sayang, Home, Reach Out For The Skies, Moonlight in the City (城里的月光) and Xi Shui Chang Liu (细水长流), energising them with their groovy beats. A 60-student strong combined schools choir from Woodgrove Primary School and Guangyang Secondary School also dazzled theaudience with a medley of all-time favourite National Day songs in a massive sing- along session.
In commemoration of Singapore’s Bicentennial, emcees Zhong Kunhua, Leelian Chua and Vee kept the audience engaged with an interactive mini contest, quizzing their knowledge on our rich history. The emcees, along with the singers, also brought the audience to a high with a fresh rendition of Xiao Ren Wu De Xin Sheng (小人物的心声), complemented with a lively mass dance sequence, before ending the night with National Day classic Home.
Jointly organised by the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) and Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, the annual event aims to bring residents from different walks of life together through the singing of familiar tunes, while fostering a sense of national pride. Now in its thirteenth iteration, the event is also supported by the National Integration Council and Central Singapore Community Development Council.
About Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations
Established in 1985, Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) is the apex body of the Chinese clan associations in Singapore, with PM Lee Hsien Loong named as our first Patron in 2011. The Federation’s primary objectives are to promote understanding and appreciation of Chinese language, culture and values; to lead the Chinese clan associations in Singapore, as well as, organise and support educational, cultural and community activities. The Federation now boosts a membership of over 230 associations.
For more information, please visit http://www.sfcca.sg/en.
About Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre collaborates with arts and cultural groups and community partners to promote and develop local Chinese culture. Through engaging and accessible content, we hope to nurture greater appreciation of our multi-cultural identity and a stronger sense of belonging.
Opened by our Patron, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 19 May 2017, our centre in the heart of city welcomes everyone to enjoy exhibitions, fairs, performances, seminars, talks, workshops and other cultural activities throughout the year.
For more information, please visit www.singaporeccc.org.sg.
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