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Lending their Voice to the SEA Games

She wasn't even born when Singapore last hosted the South-east Asia (SEA) Games in 1993.

But Lynette Chang and her Ngee Ann Polytechnic Film and Media Studies course-mates can proudly say they played a part in the SEA Games here next year.

As part of their final-year project, the Ngee Ann students formed a 21-strong student-led group named Voice for a publicity campaign yesterday for the launch party of the SEA Games and Asean Para Games next Saturday at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay.

With the theme "Something Worth Celebrating", the students carried out the campaign over the past week on location, as well as on social media.

On Friday, the students were on their campus cheering on their "everyday achievements" of their peers while publicising the Feb 15 launch event.

Yesterday, they placed two giant white boards outside the Jalan Besar Stadium and invited LionsXII fans, who were there to watch Fandi Ahmad's team draw 0-0 with Terengganu, to colour the boards by popping paint-filled balloons with darts, or footballs smeared with paint.

The two boards will be on display at the launch party next Saturday, which will feature local celebrities such as Great Spy Experiment and DJ Aldrin.

Said project leader Lynette, 19: "The SEA Games are not just about the athletes, but also about Singaporeans... we hope our campaign can garner more support from Singaporeans for 2015."

Said Toh Boon Yi, chief of Singapore South-east Asia Games Organising Committee's community and corporate outreach: "We are very happy that communities such as Ngee Ann Poly's students have volunteered to kick off this exciting journey... it was a very good experience; they are very energetic and creative, and we've learned much from them as well."

- LIM SAY HENG