Our Blocks Rock: A wheel cool party
The spunky eight-year-old has already mastered the bicycle and wanted to challenge himself.
Yesterday, Sparsh Agrawal, a pupil at Greendale Primary School, tried an electric unicycle which was put on display by Wheelers on Watch, an interest group of the Punggol North Community Emergency and Engagement Committee.
The group, made up of electric unicycle enthusiasts, had a booth at this weekend's Our Blocks Rock party at Edgedale Plains in Punggol.
NEWBIE: Sparsh Agrawal (in blue shorts) being coached by Mr Tng Han Siang as he tries out the electric unicycle. TNP PHOTOS: JEREMY LONG
"It's a lot more difficult than cycling," admitted Sparsh, after using it for about 15 minutes.
Mr Andrew Tan, 43, leader of the interest group, said most of their 15 members were Punggol residents who wanted to do their part for the community while having fun.
"We ride around the neighbourhood and look out for things that are out of the ordinary. It could be faulty lights, leaking pipes, or even people injured while riding their bicycle," said Mr Tan, a Punggol resident.
The stalls offering snacks like burgers and shaved ice were also a hit in the warm afternoon.
Housewife Ler Poh Chuan, 67, was at the ColdShave stall with her grandchildren, Baxton, six and Celeste, eight.
Madam Ler tried the ColdShave Special, which is made with bubblegum- and lemon lime-flavoured shaved ice and vanilla ice cream.
Her grandchildren tried the colourful Candy-licious, which had bubblegum- and cotton candy-flavoured shaved ice and popping bobas.
Stall owner Glen Lee, 27, who also runs a shop in Tampines, said: "This is ice kacang with a twist."
REFRESHMENT: Mr Glen Lee serves Candy-licious shaved ice to Baxton and Celeste. TNP PHOTOS: JEREMY LONG
The Ugly Duckling stall, which is popular for their duck confit burgers, was also a hit.
This time, they introduced two new burgers - buttermilk chicken and wagyu beef rendang, both served with fries.
The stall's owner is Mr Gardi Bandi, who is in his 30s.
He also runs cafe Sunday Market in Serangoon.
He said: "We sold these two burgers at the recent Night Festival and the response has been good so far."
Our blocks rock party
Where: Basketball court beside Block 171C, Edgedale Plains
When: Today, 2pm to 8pm
Tickets: Admission is free