It's barbecue time for a taste of Singapore life

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott had a taste of Singapore life yesterday when he visited Bishan Park with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

There, the leaders barbecued some steaks as part of 50 barbecues held simultaneously around Singapore yesterday.

This was an Australian High Commission programme to celebrate 50 years of bilateral ties, and the barbecue event at Bishan Park alone saw a turnout of as many as 2,000 people.

Mr Abbott and Mr Lee also planted a tree together at the park and joined in a community drum circle.

They even spied a family of otters frolicking in Kallang River.

Mr Abbott's official visit continues today, and the two leaders are scheduled to sign an agreement to co-operate more closely in trade, arts and culture, and security.

This article was first published on June 29, 2015.
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