SINGAPORE: Singapore’s grassroots organisations at the heartlands are gearing up for the 47th National Day celebrations.
On the cards are nearly 200 activities to promote community bonding, with some even aim to smash world records.
Members of the Ayer Rajah division are planning to create the world’s largest cupcake mosaic, using 20,000 cupcakes, to celebrate National Day.
They also want to set a new Guiness record. The current standing Guiness world record, using 5,000 cupcakes, was set in the United States.
Chairman of Ayer Rajah Youth Executive Committee Ricky Lin said: "At the community level, we want to excite and inspire the youth to contribute back to the society using this world record first ever youth celebrating national day.
"I believe this is the first of the many projects in terms of baking because CommuniBAKE is where the community comes to bake, care and share."
After the celebrations on 29 July at the Singapore Expo, the cupcakes will be distributed to homes with the needy to promote community bonding.
Also gunning for a record is Marine Parade division, for the largest number of people eating popcorns while watching a movie.
But the Canberra division has no record—setting plans —— it wants to hold relatively simple block parties for residents to watch the National Day Parade together.
The division’s grassroots leaders said the regular floor and block parties have brought residents closer.
Grassroots leaders at the Pasir Ris—Punggol GRC will be using visual art to promote community bonding as part of the their National Day celebrations.
Residents at the Kim Tian West division will support the green cause in their eco—friendly National Day displays. This year, they plan to make a two storey high control tower with recycled materials.
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