Saturday, July 21, 2012

National Day: National Day Roadshow (Marina Square)

National Day is approaching and it's always been one my favourite events in the year- the fireworks display which can be caught from different parts of the island, the many activities that are being held to celebrate this occasion, and generally, Singaporeans from all walks of life coming together to celebrate our nation's birthday.

One of the more interesting activities I encountered was at Marina Square. If you want to be part of the efforts in celebrating the nation's birthday, if you like playing with lego and if you want to do something good for needy children, you need to get down to Marina Square by 22 July!

The "Building a LovingSG" structure will span an area of 12 by 9 metres, about the size of a volleyball court.

For donating as little as $5, you can customise your own LEGO mini figures. One will be placed on the seating gallery on the platform, while the other is for you to keep! You can choose the body, the colour of the pants, the headgear, and even the expression on the face! And then, as one parent commented to her daughter, "It's free seating!" Put your lego figure anywhere on the platform as you please. The picture below is the two lego mini figures we made. (For posing purposes only, we subsequently brought them to the platform.)

Not only will you enjoy making the Lego mini figures (no one said that lego is only for children), all proceeds will go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund which provides resources for children in schools.

After you are done customising your mini figures, taking pictures of them and putting them on the platform, you can also walk around the photo exhibition next to it by Nikon. It shows the different sides of Singapore and while it's a mini exhibition, displays many heartwarming and well-taken photographs. After that, you can also pen some well wishes for Singapore.

The roadshow is only until 22 July (9 pm) at Marina Square, so go there if you can afford the time! 


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