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Apr 29, 2011

Singapore day @ Shanghai 2011! (part 1)

Thanks to the kind people from MICA, I had a blast at Shanghai for the Singapore Day on the 16th April!

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It was a refreshing carnival of free local food, games, stage performances and picnic on the grass! Something not quite suitable to do in humid Singapore but something oh-so enjoyable in Spring Shanghai!!

Alright, kick starting the entry with some a cargo load of photographs to help illustrate the settings!

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The colourful stage with it’s mega LED screen on both sides. I really liked the usage of colours here, definitely brought about the familiar identity of Singapore as a multi-racial and multi-facet society.shanghai 022shanghai 024shanghai 031
All the booths rushing to get everything in place before the crowd floods in. The booths this year was sorted by colours!shanghai 021
Coniferous trees in the park creating a classy backdrop. I can feel the cold air just by looking at this picture.
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The stalls before the crowd came in. Yes, you bet it’s not so ‘quiet’ after that.shanghai 086
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The Ice kachang themed playground with an array of traditional games! Cheyenne randomly asked if I want to enter the Ice Kachang thing and I replied “Are we allowed in?” . She took a double take at me =_= |||
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Giant Graham Crackers tin with MONEY inside Open-mouthed smile You bet we were intrigued!
For those of you who don’t get it, this display is a take on how long ago before banks were secured, people would store their money in random tin cans such as these.
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Of course we couldn’t resist a Photo opportunity!
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The closest I’ll ever get to hitting someone with MONEY! Fear my $50 bill!
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And we’re not the only ones intrigued, look who's taking pictures
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Took the chance to ask for a photo opportunity and Mr Moses Lim kindly obliged! So nice ! He even entertained my cheesy request of shaking hands ala Prize Giving ceremony style xD
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HDB styled sign post! with gigantic T-shirts that measured 4 storey high !
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The MINDEF booth with it’s array of Physical Simulations for the public to try their hands or feet at. Photos at the bottom are the mobile kitchen.
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The kind officer at the station teaching us about how the Standing Board Jump equipment measures our score automatically.
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Here’s me agonizing over my Standing Board Jump score
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I went on to score full points for the rest of the test and was awarded GOLD!!!!!! hurhurhur =X
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People streaming into the event!
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The Sports simulation booth had a cycling simulation which Cheyenne and I both tried. Everyone’s cycling speed was recorded and the one with the fastest score at the end of the day wins the bike. I don’t own any bikes at the moment.
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The coolest simulation imho, was the F1 race simulation. Not only was it in 3D, it was also a real life representation of the F1 race tracks in Singapore complete with the Esplanade and Old Supreme Court in the Backdrop.


And of course, there’s the MICA booth!
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Post cards to take away for all. Nothing better than a practical gift!
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The MICA Staffs really hard at work!
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Merlion hats!
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Local designer reinvented items on display. Please ignore the random humans in frame, the booth was so packed it was hard to capture anything without a random Mr or Mrs popping in.
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I thought the colourful windows idea was pure ingenuity xD
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This area was the goodie bag giveaway area and one would think the snaking queue was never going to end!
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The really cute T-shirt inside the goodie bag.
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The goodie bag given away by MICA. I mad looooove the artistic direction of the entire thing! Everything from the bag to the T-shirt, to the little notebooks were done so tastefully yet meaningfully!

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SO CUTE RIGHT ?!

Because the Singapore Day was so full of awesomeness, one entry is not enough to justify it. Hence I will be ending part 1 of my Singapore Day entry here. Look forward to more photo spammage, videos and insights about the event!

Ps: I don't want to sound like a bootlicker but the event was really pretty cool.Part 2 to come soon =)
and I'll be uploading video of my AWESOME hotel room xD

5 comments:

Laurie said...

Hmm I am sorry for not being fully aware...but what is the relationship of having SG day in Shanghai...or is this some kind of tour that will go around the world to show what SG is like?

Kaika ( aka Elpheal) said...

Laurie:
No worries dear, Singapore Day is an annual event for Singaporeans Only.

It is held OUTSIDE of Singapore and targeted towards Singaporeans working/living abroad. It changes country every year and previously was held at New York, Landon and Melbourne.

Jac said...

hahaha cute teaser pic

--andy-- said...

Nice, love the biscuit-money tin, but what is standingBoard jump doing in Shanghai? haha. Does Mica still have any spare cute GoodieBag T-shirts?

Laurie said...

@Kaika: Ah I get it now. Thanks clearing that up :)

I also think the Tin Can of Money would be a nice place to stay in. I want to jump in it and be surrounded with cash hahaha

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