Shine Youth Festival 2012 Opening
More than 12,000 youths will come together with Mr Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports to express their commitment to the community at the SHINE Youth Festival 2012 Launch this evening.
Organised by youth for the community, the annual Festival encourages youth to enjoy a month-long extravaganza of activities, while giving back to society.
I was invited to the youth festival by NYC with a group of bloggers’ friend. I had went early to greet other friends at the Cosmo Youth Parade booth around 12noon. They(photographers & bloggers for Cosmo) are immerse in taking photograph of Cosmo Youth Ambassador for 2012, Taiwan Cosplay Girl – NENEKO. I also join in too.
Walking around the area, some stores are still in final preparation or they are slowing coming in. The public also started to flow in to see what is happening on before the officially opens at around 5pm. As the Cosmo Youth Parade had gathered huge people around the area with cosplayers and photographers.
I had waited till around 3pm before my friends start to arrive. The pass I received came at around 4pm. I took some photos of the crowd at different game stations.
Key events at the Festival Opening:
— Cosmo Youth Parade by Mascot Parade Limited: Orchard Road will be transformed into a fantastical wonderland as thousands of youths and the young-at-heart dress up as characters from their favourite comic, manga or video games to advocate their causes.
— Community Service Marathon’s “Walk for a Cause”: In a display of youth commitment in action, 300 youths will form an 800m-long cloth dragon and walk from Ngee Ann City to 313@Somerset and back, to champion causes close to their hearts. The walk also aims to increase public awareness of community issues and promote social responsibility.
— Pledge to SHINE: Youth will be take their first steps to give back to the community by pledging their aspirations. This Pledge to SHINE can be done both at booths present at the Festival site, and online at www.shine.nyc.sg.
— Dell-Intel Youth Concert: Rock the night away with performances by popular regional and local artistes such as Jayesslee, Jack and Rai, and Clarence Liew.
— Urban Sports Challenge: Try out popular sports in the Urban Sports Challenge, and mingle with members of Team Singapore in support of the upcoming London 2012 Olympics.
Onwards! – Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports and Chairman, National Youth Council Mr Chan Chun Sing trying his hand at the Urban Sports Challenge at the SHINE 2012 Festival Opening
The Cosmo Parade also started the walk along orchard. Many cosplayers and public also join in the occasion. And there is a huge dragon made of “recycled drink cans”.
Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports and Chairman, National Youth Council Mr Chan Chun Sing went to the London 2012 games booth.
And now for the final finale of the SHINE youth festival 2012 opening, Dell-Intel Youth Concert rock the night away with performances by popular regional and local artistes such as Jayesslee, Jack and Rai, and Clarence Liew.
More photos can be found here, http://www.flickr.com/photos/j2meepok/sets/72157630547997058/
*Photos’ copyrights credits to the rightful owner of SHINE Youth Festival unless stated with watermark.
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