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Over 200 volunteers tag thousands of duckies for Great Duck Race

By Julia Ng, Channel NewsAsia
02 Sep 2007

SINGAPORE : The Great Singapore Duck Race is back for the seventh year running on September 9th.

But first, the little race duckies needed a little preparation.

Mostly recycled from previous races, some of the duckies are in need of a minor make-over.

And over 200 volunteers spent their Saturday morning at the Trans-Link Logistics Centre tagging serial numbers onto the tens of thousands of racing ducks.

The duckies will then be put up for adoption at S$10 each before heading for the Singapore River later this month for their one-kilometre race.

Over the years, the Great Singapore Duck Race has raised over S$5 million for charity.

This year's target is another million dollars for six beneficiaries.

And this race may well be the duckies' last in the Singapore River before it is turned into a reservoir. - CNA/ch

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