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Nasi lemak & National Day songs: All the fun from Singapore Day 2015 in Shanghai

Around 5,000 overseas Singaporeans turned up in Shanghai's Century Park on Saturday to celebrate Singapore Day 2015.

With Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and Ms Grace Fu, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, in attendance, the annual event took a moment from its usual festive tone to pay respects to the Republic's founding father Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Mar 23 at the age of 91 after battling severe pneumonia.

 

A very meaningful SG Day in Shanghai this year, as 5,000 Singaporeans got together to remember Mr Lee Kuan Yew and to...

Posted by Teo Chee Hean on Saturday, 11 April 2015

Actress Michelle Chong, who hosted the show with fellow artiste Chua En Lai, shared a snapshot from the minute of silence on Facebook:

 

Deputy Prime Minister Mr Teo Chee Hean leading everyone at SG Day in Shanghai in observing the one minute of silence in memory and respect of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. #SGDay2015

Posted by Michelle Chong on Saturday, 11 April 2015

 

Singaporeans travelled from as far away as Beijing and Suzhou for the event. 

Beloved local dishes like roti prata, bak kut teh and nasi lemak were served up to give those who have been away from the island a little taste of home.

 

The Indian Rojak was very good #singaporeday #shanghai #sg50 #sgday #singaporefood #foodiechats

A photo posted by jlohcook (@jlohcook) on Apr 11, 2015 at 5:23am PDT

The National Day Parade team was also in Shanghai to collect well wishes for SG50.

There was a concert that saw celebrities like Jeanette Aw take to the stage, much to the delight of the audience.

DPM Teo and Minister Fu couldn't help but join in with big smiles on their faces.

 

#iamsingapore #singaporeday

Posted by Grace Fu on Saturday, 11 April 2015

Amid the fun and games, there was also an opportunity for National Education among the younger participants with booths about the late Mr Lee set up.

 

Happy to see so many families with young kids at SG Day. Good opportunity for them to stay in touch with Singapore, and learn more about Singapore and Mr Lee.

Posted by Teo Chee Hean on Saturday, 11 April 2015

 

Telling the story of Singapore to these adorable children #singaporeday #iamsingapore

Posted by Grace Fu on Saturday, 11 April 2015

All in all, it looked as if it was a day well spent for those who turned up for the event.

First started in 2007, Singapore Day is organised by the Overseas Singaporean Unit every year in a major city with a sizeable Singaporean population to provide them with memories of home.

Sources: Facebook, Twitter

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