A happy and healthy family can make positive contribution to one’s mental wellness! Carnival visitors picked up tips on keeping their families strong – mentally and physically. Through relationship buiding, effective communication, healthy eating, active ageing, caregiving..etc
This initiative was started in 2016 by AIC, IMH and NCSS to bring together various like-minded community partners to raise awareness on mental health in Singapore.
Since 2016, various agencies and community partners have co-organized events to commerate World Mental Health Day in October. This year, emcee Jim Koh was invited to host for the carnival, bringing about greater awareness of mental wellness to the visitors. There was also a segment where visitors can dedicate songs to their loved ones during the event!
The participating partners include agency for integrated care, institute of mental health, national council of social service, MINDSET care limited, Clarity Singapore, Alzheimer’s Disease Association, Caregivers Alliance Limited, Club HEAL, OCD Network, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore Anglican Community Services, Silver Ribbon (Singapore)
Emcee Jim Koh was invited to welcome the as the move into their new homes in Golden Mint. Grassroots adviser, Mr. Gan Thiam Poh also visited the event to welcome to residents!
As most of those present were elderly folks, the program segment had to be adjusted on the spot. This is also the first time all the residents were singing and dancing along as the musicians perform for them.
This year’s NDP will be held at the The Float @ Marina Bay to commerate Singapore’s 53rd year of independence. The theme for this year’s NDP is “We Are Singapore” and Singaporean Musician Charlie Lim updated this year’s theme song with a twist!
We give you 8 reasons why the National Day Parade 2018 will be lit (based on what we see during the rehearsals)
1. Red Lions & Navy Divers
This year, the Red Lions will bring the heat (and height) higher by jumping from a record height of 3,800 metres! The eight member Naval Diving Unit will also perform a 1,800 metres jump from a Super Puma helicopter before landing into the water!
2. Singapore’s Mascots
This year, six of Singapore’s very own mascots would also be hyping the crowd at the very beginning of the parade! Do you still remember their names?
3. Chingay on the sea
As part of the National Day performance, 18 beautiful floats decorated after iconic structures of Singapore’s yesteryear would also make their appearance on the waters of Marina Bay.
4. RSAF Special Fighter Jet Display
In conjunction with the RSAF celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, you will also be in with an enhanced ariel display segment. The planes will fly in formation before manueving into difficult sharp turns over the Marina Bay skies.
5. Biggest Military Tattoo, period
Many students will take on more roles in this year’s National Day Parade as many of them will participate for their first time in the military tattoo display. This year will also feature the biggest military tattoo held at The Float @ Marina Bay with more than 560 participants.
6. Creative Director Boo Junfeng
If you’ve seen some of his works, you would know Junfeng has the apts of touching hearts. This is evident in the National Day parade performance segment when the focus is on the lives of ordinary Singaporeans. We promise it’s going to be touching. Get ready your tissues!
7. More audience interaction
The rehearsals have been really amazing! Audiences are not only treated to a visual performance, but also had fun with the huge bouncy balls and giant flags the unveiled together during the performance!
8. Baby, You’re a firework!
Who doesn’t like a spectacular fireworks display? This year’s fireworks will happen around 8PM. So if you haven’t gotten your tickets, be sure to stay around Marina area for this amazing display!
Updates: 9 Aug 2018 (1600hr)
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As part of HDB’s effort to welcome residents into their new home, a welcome party was organized for the newly moved in residents. It was a day of music, games and food and friendships were forged as neighbours took part in the various activities.
As there were many young kids in the neighbourhood, Emcee Jim Koh also played many of their favourite games and every kid who took part in the game were given a present!
The event was also graced by grassroots adviser, Mr Heng Chee How.
The residents of Hougang Capeview were welcomed to their new house with this Welcome Party organized by the Housing & Development Board. The program for that day caters to mainly young families. As such, there are drama skits, handicraft workshops.
Kids also get to walk away with a balloon sculpture of their own choice! Emcee Jim Koh also doubled the fun for them by playing games with them! It was an afternoon of friendship, fun and food!
It was a very meaningful one week long exhibition outside Westgate. This time round, MCYC Community Services launched its foster parents campaign, hoping to demystify some falsehoods about foster care.
The roadshow had exhibition panels about how the lives of children are transformed because of the love from their foster parents. Some of the members of the public were so touched that they started tearing while reading the excerpt from the exhibition panel.
Emcee Jim Koh engaged the members of the public with snippets of info bites and played games with them. There were also complimentary balloon services and pop-corn for the young who visits!
To find out more about foster care in Singapore, visit MCYC website!
Kids always have great imaginations and aspirations for the future. This is why at OCBC Mighty Savers Carnival, the organizers wants to partner together with parents to help maximize their kid’s potential.
Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr. Chan Chun Sing also graced the event.
There were many fantastic activities to keep the children engaged at the carnival! And besides stage games (which Emcee Jim Koh freely gave away presents to the children), there were movie screening and engaging performances for the young and the young at heart!