Tuesday, July 03, 2012

SHINE Youth Festival, Cosmo Youth/Mascot Parade 2012

Saturday, 30th June 2012 ~ On this day, more than 12,000 youths came together, along with Mr Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, to express their commitment to the community at the SHINE Youth Festival 2012. As an aim to increase public awareness of community issues & promote social responsibility, part of Orchard Road (from Nee Ann City to Somerset 313) was transformed into a fantastical wonderland as thousands of youths & young-at-heart dressed up as movie/anime, comic/manga, game or animal characters to advocate their causes in the Cosmo Youth/Mascot Parade. More details at official site: http://shine.nyc.sg/

As a member of Movie Mania, I participated in the Cosmo Youth/Mascot Parade dressed as a KittyCat schoolgirl. =P

Kitty @SHINE Youth Festival 2012

To Fight For Animal Rights!

Before the parade started, I went round taking pics with members of Movie Mania & friends.

Wealth & Power!

HALO, Predator & Transformers

Jin-Roh, Spidy & Vader

Charity Lion & Movie Mania Costumers

Beauties & Beasties =P

Three Dragons & A Lion

At 5.30 pm, after ribbon cutting by VIPs, the parade was flagged off by Mr Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports.

Ribbons To Be Cut

Marching we went, preceded by dancing lions & roaring drums.

Leaded By Dancing Lions

We walked from the starting point at Nee Ann City to Somerset 313, made a loop & back to Nee Ann City.

Pink Elephant, White Rabbit & Green Froggie

Grin & Wave All The Way

Street Parade

Lions & Drums

Cosmo Youth/Mascot Parade

The party went on till late evening.

Stage of SHINE Youth Festival 2012

It was a fun-filled day for me, waving to the crowd, taking pics with the public & overall, dispensing happiness. One baby was so happy at the event that he bounced/jumped over into my arms from his mother's, so eager to have his pic taken with me! LOL! =P
I just love doing this sort of thing! Come join me next time! Hope to see you at the next event! Meanwhile, take care & have fun! =D

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At Wednesday, July 04, 2012 12:47:00 PM, Blogger letes77 said...

As always, you have a picture with a character in Star Wars ... I love it. Someday I'll be in a parade that you go and I can photograph me with characters I like

At Wednesday, August 01, 2012 9:23:00 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

Nice pics...nice stories...good reporting.You live in a great place.


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