What To Do During The National Day Long Weekend

Challenge Your Say

In not more than 150 words, share about a moment that made you feel you were part of a great team.

Send us your stories at psd_challenge@psd.gov.sg.

The winning entry will receive an attractive prize worth up to $100. All other published entries will win vouchers worth $30 each. Please include your name, agency email address, agency and contact number.

All entries should reach us by July 27, 2015 .

Challenge Your Say

Gerald Chung, HSA

I will be celebrating Singapore’s cultural diversity and food.

Day 1: I will check out the exhibitions at the Indian Heritage Centre at Little India, and hopefully catch a free open-air movie there. With so many authentic Indian restaurants nearby, I will be spoilt for choice in my food options.

Day 2: I’m a big fan of Peranakan cuisine. My first stop will be House of Peranakan Petit in Tiong Bahru for lunch, followed by a stroll to see the art deco shophouses in the area. Next, I will visit Baba House at Neil Road to admire the intricacy of Peranakan architecture.

Day 3: At Arab Street, do window shopping and admire Sultan Mosque, a historical gem of the Malay community. For lunch, I will go to Awafi Restaurant, next to the Maghain Aboth Synagogue in Bras Basah, for kosher food.

Day 4: After all this exploring, I will relax with an international movie marathon, thanks to the NLB’s vast DVD collection: Coco Before Chanel (French), A Life of Others (German), The Missing Picture (Cambodian) and Ilo Ilo (Singaporean).

Congrats, Gerald, you win 10 passes worth $100 to watch films at The Projector. Enjoy the movies!

Kelvin Hwang, Temasek Polytechnic

I plan to make a no-bake strawberry cheesecake. It represents something we can all agree on: our love for food. The cream cheese and strawberry red represent our national colours. The cheesecake’s foreign origins remind me of our migrant origins and our ongoing development of a Singaporean culture and identity. A cake is a symbol of celebration, ideal for marking our nation’s 50th birthday. Finally, a no-bake cheesecake represents the enterprising spirit of our forefathers. I can’t bake but I found a way to make cheesecake, just as our forefathers found a way to build a nation out of an island without natural resources.

Kathleen Neo, SCB

I’m 65 years old, and have been working at Science Centre Singapore for close to 28 years. From August 7 to 10, the Science Centre will be celebrating the Golden Jubilee weekend! Therefore, I will be on duty to help with crowd control as well as distributing goodie bags to visitors. There will be a food fair too.

Khor Hui Hoon, IRAS

I plan to spend the whole day travelling around Singapore by MRT as it will be free of charge that day. It may seem like a silly idea, but it is the only time when I can see, from a high angle, endless Singapore flags flying high. Moreover, I will be able to see our beautiful scenery from the train: the beautiful architecture and cleanliness of each estate, the leaves at the top of tall trees, clean green fields…

Tony Ong, WDA

I intend to go on a 15km round-Singapore park connector jog to challenge my fitness and train for the Army Half Marathon, as part of my way of celebrating and enjoying the beautiful landscape that we live in.

Wong Mun Kong, MOE

I would love to be in Singapore, but on this special day I will be running the 400m hurdles at the World Masters Athletics Championship in Lyon, France. My goal is to put Singapore on the world map by getting into the finals.

In “Your most memorable moment learning a new sport” (Your Say, May/June 2015), an entry was wrongly credited to Clement Png, SLA. It was contributed by Woon Bao Sheng, IRAS. We are sorry for the error.

    Jul 1, 2015
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