About 4,900 Singaporeans living in the United States gathered yesterday in New York to catch up on the latest developments in various aspects of life in Singapore and to celebrate all things Singaporean.
Inaugurated in 2007, the first edition of Singapore Day was held in the Big Apple. Since then, this event has gone to Melbourne, London and Shanghai.
Singapore Day visited New York again, bringing Singapore to Prospect Park in Brooklyn.
It marked the second round of the event that had previously been celebrated in Melbourne, London and Shanghai, which together with the Big Apple, are the Overseas Singaporean Unit’s four key markets.
The Melbourne and London editions drew up to 12,000 people, while 5,500 Singaporeans attended it last year in Shanghai.
Some 6,000 people were at the first Singapore Day held in New York in 2007.
In an effort to deepen engagement with the overseas Singaporeans, the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts showcased the Singapore Memory Project.
The initiative “tells the story of our nation through collecting shared memories from Singaporeans, including those who are overseas, about what Singapore means to us”, said a spokesperson.
New York City is such a melting pot! What a beautiful day today!
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