Punggol East residents dish up record-breaking yusheng

Punggol East Constituency Committee held an event "Lo Hei with Li Lian" to get residents, stall owners and MPs to mingle and lo hei together

A new Singapore record for the largest yusheng arrangement was set last Sunday by about 300 Punggol East residents, who enthusiastically tossed the ingredients to loud calls of "huat ah", Hokkien for "let's prosper".

The 36.9m by 18m formation in the shape of the Chinese character for "lucky" surpassed the previous record of 35m by 16.5m set in 2011.

Punggol East MP Lee Li Lian said the event, held behind Rivervale Plaza, was suggested by Workers' Party (WP) volunteers.

She felt it would be a good chance to bring Chinese and non-Chinese together to learn about the yusheng tradition, she added.

When asked about the Budget measures announced last Friday, Ms Lee said she will be giving her comments at the next sitting of Parliament, when the Budget will be debated.

Five other WP politicians were also present: Mr Low Thia Khiang, Ms Sylvia Lim, Mr Png Eng Huat, Mr Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap and Mr Yee Jenn Jong.

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