Busker makes stage debut at Our Blocks Rock party at Yew Tee
This weekend's Our Blocks Rock parties is near Yew Tee MRT station
The Our Blocks Rock parties is back for its third round - bigger and better.
It will be held at the hardcourt next to Yew Tee MRT Station from 4pm to 10pm today and tomorrow.
This time, new vendors and entertainers have been roped in.
For instance, busker Goh Yu Fan Evan, 28, will be using his voice and guitar on stage to entertain residents.
He was spotted by organisers and invited to perform pop tunes today.
He told The New Paper: "Most of the time, I'm performing on streets. So I'm excited because this will be the first time I'm performing on such a big stage."
Residents also can groove to hip-hop and electronic dance music from the booth manned by DJs from Tech'1 Music.
But what is a party without food?
New vendor Sotong Brothers will be making an appearance.
Squid, fried chicken, calamari and shrimp will be sold in three flavours, curry, onion garlic, and hot and spicy. They range in price from $3.50 to $7.
Yummy Takoyaki will be presenting halal takoyaki in many flavours - chicken ham, hotdog, octopus, crabstick, and even prawn.
A box of five is priced at $4 while a box of 10 will be $8.
Visitors can also quench their thirst with drinks from TOGOKBYZB, with flavoured sodas going for $5 a litre.
Owner Nurulain Ishak, 28, said: "It's a neighbourhood area, so we're looking forward to the families enjoying our drinks."
Food vendor The Ugly Duckling, which was a huge draw at previous block parties, is back.
They will be selling their latest creation, buttermilk fried chicken burger, which was launched last month.
Residents can also expect an illusionist performance each night, where a water fountain will appear to materialise out of thin air.
Interest groups from Yew Tee CC Senior Citizens Executive Committee, and Zone 9 and 10 Residents' Committee will also be conducting a yoga demonstration and several workshops.
A balloon sculpting workshop will be conducted today from 4pm to 7pm. A craft beads workshop will be held tomorrow from 4pm to 7pm.
This tingkat's a cut above the rest
Collect your very own special tingkat today and tomorrow at the Our Blocks Rock parties at Yew Tee.
This special gift will be presented to the first 100 attendees of the event each day this weekend.
The tingkat is a traditional metal food container. The block party's version is brightly coloured and round with four layers.
Each layer, decorated with intricate details, symbolises the cultural identity of the four major ethnicities here.
Bounded by a metal frame that represents the Singapore spirit, the tingkat signifies Singaporeans' efforts in working together towards the progress of the nation.
The tingkat, worth $30 and created by the People's Association, will be available for redemption at the harmony pack redemption booth upon the presentation of the "Our Blocks Rock" article featured in The New Paper today.
Our Blocks Rock parties
Hardcourt beside Yew Tee MRT station
Today and tomorrow, 4pm to 10pm
Admission is free