Sights & sounds to excite your senses

Sights & sounds to excite your senses
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Sunday’s SG50 Jubilee Big Walk will feature more than 400 community performers and motivators.

SITI NUR AISHA OMAR (omarsiti@sph.com.sg) speaks to some performers and volunteers who are out to ensure that the event will be memorable

PERFORMANCES BY PA ARTS & CULTURE INTEREST GROUPS

Along the 5km route, walkers will be entertained by various music performances.

Near the start of the Walk at the National Gallery, they will be motivated by the thunder of percussion instruments from different races beating to the same rhythm.

Mr Paskaran Sreekaram, 46, a full-time drummer and founder of Rhythm Masala, said: "It's an honour to perform in this SG50 Walk and I'm excited to meet PM Lee."

As Walkers near the last stretch of the route, at Marina Bay Sands, they will see Madam Christine Ng, 70, and other members of the PAssionArts Ukelele Network singing and strumming.

Madam Ng said: "I'm glad to be performing at the Walk as I'll get to be with my friends who will perform alongside me.

"I wish I could walk along the route, too, but maybe next year."

WATER DISPLAY BY PA WATER-VENTURE NEAR THE FLOATING PLATFORM

This will feature a dragonboat, 14 sit-on-top kayaks and a bellboat.

Some of the performers will be wearing T-shirts with the words "chase your rainbow SG100" to signify Singapore progressing into the next 50 years.

Performer Daniel Lee, 54, who is in the People's Association (PA) dragon boat team, said: "I decided to be a participant for this water display since the Walk is an SG50 event that will round up all the celebrations. I wanted to be a part of that."

PASSIONARTS WORKS-OF-WONDER (W.O.W.!) GALLERY

Be energised by beautiful art installations from the People's Association (PA) PAssionArts Works-of-Wonder (W.O.W.!) Gallery at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay.

These are large-format visual arts installations, co-created by residents and artists at the recent PAssionArts Festival 2015.

The most impressive installation will be the canvas paintings by residents, hung at the blocks of Tampines and Chong Pang divisions.

Mr Ler Hock Chuan, 49, the artist who worked with Chong Pang residents to create the 40.5m-wide and 24.5m-high facade art on Block 701, Yishun Avenue 5, said: "It was wonderful to work with the residents and see those as old as 70 and as young as four working together for the sake of art."

One of the residents was Mr Paulus Tan, 53, a production manager who, with his teenage daughter, Elizabeth, bonded while working on the facade.

Mr Tan said: "It was a marvellous experience working with the residents and also my own daughter on this art piece. I'm really happy that the facade art that everyone worked hard on will be displayed at the Walk."


This article was first published on Nov 26, 2015.
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