Calling all Singaporeans across China! Make plans to come down to Shanghai in April because a special event has been planned for you by the Overseas Singapore Unit. Scheduled to take place on April 16 at Pudong’s Century Park, the 4th annual Singapore Day will be held in Shanghai for the first time.
This promises to be an occasion for Singaporeans in China to reconnect with each other, to sample mouth-watering authentic hawker fare, and to enjoy a lively concert featuring home-grown celebrities — like Gurmit Singh, Irene Ang (presumably doing their tired old Phua Chu Kang & Rosie thing), Pierre Png, Xiang Yun, Moses Lim and Koh Chieng Mun. Okay, this is starting to sound like a list of yesteryear’s stars, but we do appreciate the effort.
Guest of Honour for the day is none other than Deputy Prime MInister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Wong Kan Seng (Note to political pundits in Singapore: With the DPM busy wooing overseas voters, the general elections are *unlikely* to be in April!). What a fantastic opportunity to ask the DPM  why the hell he’s still “coordinating” national security after he allowed alleged terrorist Mas Selamat to escape!, and  how he feels about finally getting the chance to fight a real elections after enjoying three successive walkovers in Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC in 1997, 2001 and 2006.
Sure sounds like lots of fun. We’ll be there with bells and tinkles on.
To sign up for Singapore Day, sign up here.