Thursday, July 26, 2012

~ Racial Harmony Day @ Expo ~

Singapore is a multi-racial country and it's society is filled with rich culture and heritage. To commemorate the Racial Riots that happened in 1964, Racial Harmony Day (种族和谐日) is  celebrated annually on 21st July. Students are encouraged to dress in their traditional customes and there will be interesting games and performances. :)

Last weekend, we celebrated Racial Harmony Day at Weekend Expo. Held one Saturday a month at the Singapore EXPO, it features a different theme monthly. We are frequent visitors of the EXPO and to date, we have participated in a couple of their carnival events.

Since the theme for July is on Racial Harmony, traditional games, food and cultural performances were the main highlights.

Denver & Gladys adore the various games and have been hopping from stall to stall, earning their marbles, lollipops along the way.

Carom - our kiddos top favourite. :) 

Kuti Kuti and Chapteh - something new for our little ones which they don't usually get to play these days.

Giant pick-up sticks - Gladys loves this game and keep coming back for more!

Four stones was Mommy's favourite game (compared to Five stones) during my school days. Coming back here gave me a chance to 'show off' my skills to our kiddos. hahaha.

How many scoop of ice-cream can you stack up? The queue was really long for this game :)

Apart from games, Gladys and I also had our very first Henna art on our hands. :) I love the design and it stayed on for nearly a week.

Free balloons and photo-taking session Singapore Expo's new mascot and the pretty stilt-walkers.

Not forgetting the traditional snacks like Kacham Puteh and various Nonya Kuehs, free for grabs with vouchers redemption.

Games, songs and cultural performances filled the afternoon with lots of fun.

The final finale to end our evening is Denver receiving a prize for naming Singapore Expo's new mascot, Beaky the Bird! ^_^ This is really cool! The contest was opened to the public in June's Weekend Expo and Denver tried his luck by dropping in his entry. We were truly delighted to find out that he won a couple of weeks later! Thank you Singapore Expo! Now, whenever we see Beaky, we will feel so much closer as Denver was priviledged to give Beaky a name. ^_^

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