[About this blog] Inspired by local soccer player Mike Lim during my rookie reporter days at Singapore Polytechnic, I set up this blog in August 2002. I feel that blogging is a novel platform to document interesting facets of my life and my thoughts on certain issues. [Email blogger] ephraim@singnet.com.sg

Monday, May 16, 2005

[meeting mr president once more]
you will know that the president in the vicinity when you see hoardes of performers dressed in colourful attire...

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and our dear media friends....

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and where the president goes the crowd follows.... even his minders had a hard time controlling the crowd as he went on to stretch out his hand and mingled with the kids present... the crowd just got larger and larger...

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it also showed the cheapskate side of singaporeans over at the sports hall - as if i do not get enough of them at work everyday.... people started queuing for goodie bags half an hour early for the allotted distribution time... so duh...

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and that was what happened at the inter-constituency telematch yesterday.... here's channel news asia's take on the event:

SINGAPORE : Some 4,000 people have taken part in an inter-constituency telematch, which also saw S$250,000 added to the President's Challenge coffers.

There were 84 teams made up of residents from all the constituencies in Singapore, and at least two thousand more supporters at the Yio Chu Kang Stadium.

In all, 13 sports were played, ranging from children's soccer to tossing games.

The participants took part in gladiator-style battles, jigsaw puzzle races and balancing acts on horizontal ladders.

And while they had fun, they also raised funds.

Cheques for a quarter of a million dollars were presented to President S R Nathan.

The President's Challenge is an annual charity drive made up of a series of community events to raise funds for about 50 beneficiaries.

The People's Association, which organised the telematch, has raised at least a quarter of a million dollars each year, for the past three years. - CNA


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