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Hawkers In The Park: First Singapore Day To Be Held In New York

ONE year after it was set up, the Overseas Singaporean Unit is throwing
its first big party - pulling out all the stops to bring Singaporeans in
New York and its vicinity a slice of life back home.

The inaugural Singapore Day will be held in New York's Bryant Park on
April 21, featuring favourite hawkers, entertainers and more flown in from
the Republic.

Organisers hope to attract more than 1,000 Singaporeans in and around New
York. Part of the idea is to update them on the latest developments back
home, and let them meet industry captains and fellow citizens. The unit
plans to make this an annual affair - though it will be held in a
different city each year - in its ongoing efforts to keep overseas
Singaporeans engaged and connected to home.

And to get more Singaporeans and others involved, the Connect Contest will
offer a tempting lure: A pair of round-trip economy-class tickets on
Singapore Airlines to join in the festivities in New York.

All participants need to do is nominate their Singaporean friends and
family who are living, studying or working in New York state to receive
invitations to Singapore Day, by providing their names and valid email

Visit www.singaporeday.sg until March 5 to participate. The contest is
open to anyone above the age of 18 of any nationality. Friends and family
can also get involved in the interactive activities on the website. -