Singapore Irish community celebrate St Patrick's Day with 10th annual parade

Singapore Irish community celebrate St Patrick's Day with 10th annual parade

SINGAPORE - Singapore's close ties with Ireland were on display at the St Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 15.

Taking place along Boat Quay, the parade began near the Raffles Landing in front of the Arts House and ended at the UOB Plaza.

Participants from all walks of life donned "40 shades of green" as they joined the parade.

The Patron of the Parade was the Ambassador of Ireland to Singapore, his excellency Geoffrey Keating.

"I am delighted to attend the 10th St Patrick's Day parade in Singapore," Mr Keating said.

"It is a great celebration of the long historical links between Ireland and Singapore and the many ties of kinship and friendship between our two island nations."

Understanding the Irish Culture through their Cuisine

Attendees also took part in the St Patrick's Day Street Festival held over the weekend.

Fesitval-goers were treated to Irish cultural performances, live music, cuisine promotions, and other family-oriented activities.

Dining establishments along the Festival area served delectable Irish dishes such as Irish lamb stew and Guiness battered fish and chips.

The St Patrick's Day Parade is supported by The Singapore Ireland Fund, the Irish Chamber of Commerce, Singapore, and the St Patrick's Society of Singapore.

andrewg@sph.com

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