By Teo Wan Gek
PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong ushered in the new year amid dazzling fireworks together with more than 20,000 residents in Serangoon last Friday night.
He was at a countdown party organised by the Serangoon Citizens Consultative Committee.
Dubbed ‘Serangoon Swing 2011’, it got off to a rousing start at 6pm with line dancing, bouncing castles and a foam party booth.
The Serangoon Gardens Circus was filled to full capacity as thousands thronged the specially built stage to watch local media artists such as Rui En and Jeanette Aw perform.
As midnight drew close, Mr Lee joined the artists and celebrities on stage to ring in the new year, adding his own well wishes for Singapore.
‘We have had a very good 2010,’ he said. ‘Let’s work together, climb new heights and break new ground, and make Singapore even better in 2011.’
Source: The Straits Times
Join 15,000 Serangoon residents in ushering in 2011 at Serangoon Swing 2011.
The Countdown Party, “One Serangoon, One Family”, is guaranteed to be an evening of family-oriented fun, games and musical entertainment featuring fellow residents, local celebrities and artistes. Best of all, residents can celebrate the New Year and bond with each other right at their doorstep.
What’s more, residents will get a chance to party away with Mediacorp artistes – Rui En, Jeanette Aw, Elvin Ng, Hady Mirza, Sylvia Ratonel, Ebi Shankara, Mark Lee and Henry Thia! There will also be performances by Serangoon’s very own talent. Dick Yip & the Garden Ministrels, who will kick off the night of entertainment.
Guest-of-Honour, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, will grace the event along with Advisers from the Aljunied GRC, Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Mr George Yeo, Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Mr Yeo Guat Kwang and Madam Cynthia Phua.
Come on down to Serangoon Garden Circus on 31 December 2010 from 6pm to 1am for a night of fun-filled entertainment. Admission is free.
SERANGOON grassroots leaders are pulling out all the stops to make sure that their New Year countdown party is the one event not to be missed on the last night of this year.
On Friday, popular local artists such as Rui En, Jeanette Aw, Mark Lee and Henry Thia, and Singapore Idol Hady Mirza, will lend their star power to Serangoon Swing 2011.
Along with host celebrities Michelle Chong, Moses Lim and Justin Mission, they will kick off seven hours of song, dance and celebration from 6pm at the Serangoon Garden Circus, where a stage is being erected. To top it off, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will join the star-studded event and ring in the New Year with residents.
Source: Straits Times
Serangoon Swing Countdown 2011
Date: 31st Dec 2010
Time: 7pm till late
Venue: Serangoon Garden Circus
Buses: 73, 136, 315, 317
Official Neonstick/Lightstick Color for Rui En’s fans: Yellow
Join RBKD and fellow fans of Rui En to usher in the new year with Rui En on 31st December 2010!
Bring a yellow lightstick and we will know that you are “one of us”. Let’s cheer and countdown together that day!
See you on 31st December 2010 at Serangoon Gardens with a yellow lightstick!
Note from Serangoon Swing’s organisers:
We are expecting 30 000 people on the day. The centre stage will be right at the Circus itself with the Serangoon Garden Way, Kensington Park Road and Maju Ave cordoned off.
The bus services that usually enter the Serangoon Garden Circus are diverted slightly but the nearest bus stops are not more then 100m away from the party centre i.e. the Serangoon Garden Circus itself.
Hope you will join us and do bring your family and friends on New Year’s Eve.
Official Facebook Page: Us@Serangoon
Join Rui En at the Serangoon Swing 2011, New Year Countdown Event at Serandoon Garden Circus (Aljunied GRC).
More details would be available on this website at a later date, meanwhile, the next time you take Bus 317 from Serangoon Bus Interchange into Serangoon Gardens, take note of the Serangoon Swing 2011 Bus (SBS 5232R), Rui En’s face is printed on it too.