We have been waiting for this day for a very long time and finally this year, we managed to attend it! The Singapore Day celebrations tours different countries each year and we missed the last one in the UK a few years back.
We all travelled down by train early on Saturday morning and arrived at Victoria Park way with plenty of time to spare. When we got there, the queue was already massive. Luckily, we had our children with us and we are allowed to use the priority line. We had to pass through a few security checks before we could go in and then had to wait again! If you have a look at Singapore Day Facebook page’s photo, you will spot us rushing off the moment they opened its doors!
This is our first time attending this event and we thought we had to pay for all the food and drink. To our surprise and delight, it was all FREE! Yes, free food, drink, goody bag, freebies, live music and many more!
The first thing we went for was the food stalls. There were already massive queues over the Hawker centre stalls and so the volunteers asked everyone to head toward the Kopitiam stalls. To be honest, next time, I should just head off to the foods I like the most and not queue at the shortest queues. I was very disappointed that I didn’t get the chance to try out my favourite foods like: Laska, Indian Rojak, Stingray, Chilli Crab and many more. We did tried out some delicious foods like BBQ Chicken Wings, Chwee Kueh, Chicken Rice, Satay and Soup Kambing.
Mr K was very excited with all the military and emergency service groups that he went to each stall to try out their costumes, e.g. navy, army, firemen and others. He had so much of fun and he even did 16 sit ups in 45 seconds. He was too tired to complete a minute. We are so proud of him for being so enthusiastic.
There were SG-style entertainment on the live stage but having left Singapore 11 years ago, I have totally lost touch of the celebrities.
One of the highlights for me was printing our own Singapore Day postcards. These are special edition Singapore Day commemorative postcards. We sent one to my sister so hopefully she receives it!
Next time, if Singapore Day is held in the UK again, I will definitely go back again! It is always good to show my children my whole roots.