Celebrate Singapore's Hosting Of The 28th SEA Games & 8th ASEAN Para Games At Gardens by the Bay

08 Feb 2014

Ngee Ann Polytechnic celebrate everyday extraordinary efforts

Singapore, 8 February 2014 – Come 15 February, Singapore will celebrate the start of the 28th SEA Games and 8th ASEAN Para Games journeys in a sports carnival-cum-concert showcasing the launch of original SEA Games compositions by local bands and artistes and the official logos, mascot and theme of the Games.

Taking place at Gardens by the Bay, The Meadow, from 5:30pm till 11pm, Team Singapore athletes and their supporters will come together as part of the Singapore 2015 Launch Party to welcome back Team Singapore athletes from the 1st Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games in Australia and the 27th SEA Games and 7th ASEAN Para Games in Myanmar.

Graced by President Tony Tan Keng Yam, the party will see the official logos for both games unveiled by Team Singapore athletes at exactly 2015 hrs. The Games tagline and mascot will also be introduced.

Under the curation of the Music Director, Dr Sydney Tan, several local musicians have composed songs based on the theme for the Games and will be performing them at the party. The songs include:

  • You’re Almost There – written by Joel Tan (Gentle Bones) and Ruth Ling, performed by Joel Tan
  • Greatest – written and performed by Daphne Khoo
  • Forever – written by Joshua Wan and performed by The Steve McQueens
  • Still – written and performed by Charlie Lim
The adrenaline-pumping night would end with a party to the tunes spun by DJ Aldrin – one of Singapore’s most renowned disc jockey. Over the next few months, more songs with accompanying music videos will be introduced in the lead-up to 2015.

Mr Toh Boon Yi, Chief of Community & Corporate Outreach, Singapore Southeast Asian Games Organising Committee (SINGSOC) shared that, “The Games will celebrate the triumph of human spirit that occurs on a daily basis in everyday life. Everyone has an unique story to tell about overcoming challenges and we want to involve all Singaporeans in celebrating this triumph as we mark Singapore’s 50th Anniversary.”

Something Worth Celebrating

Over the past week, Voice, a Ngee Ann Polytechnic student-led group, has been holding a string of activities at their school, and at Jalan Besar Stadium – in a bid to spread the word that the SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games are coming to Singapore.

Elaborating on the concept, Managing Director of Voice and final-year student of NP, Terence Cheong says, “Though ordinary, it is the small little things in life that lead us to where we are and bring us a step closer to achieve the greater success in life. Hence, through Extraordinary Everyday, we aim to celebrate the little achievements in life; after all, it is the little things that leads to the extraordinary. Besides giving a reminder to Singaporeans that there is something worth celebrating in each and every one of us, we want to create an event that engages the entire nation. Since sports and arts bring people together, we came up with Extraordinary Art to excite members of the public using sports to create a beautiful montage that would be showcased at the Singapore 2015 Launch Party.”

Mr Toh added that, “We are very happy that communities such as Ngee Ann Poly’s final-year students have volunteered to kick-off this exciting journey. The involvement of our very talented local singers and composers also demonstrates that everyone can be a part of the Games as we host the Games again after 22 years.”

50 mosh pit tickets will be given out through the ‘Extraordinary’ activation events, and as prizes through Facebook contests.


Extraordinary Everyday

Recognising the daily challenges everyone faces such as the daily challenges of students who climb up a steep slope to make it on-time for their lectures (a mammoth task to many!), unsuspecting students bumped into the Voice “Welcome Party” and were given a goodie-bag, consisting of the essentials to ‘recover’ from the hike – a water bottle, tissue pack and a flyer for the Singapore 2015 Launch Party.

“In with the relaxation, and out with the stress. Now that’s Something Worth Celebrating”

“Embrace the sensation of losing calories and stress. Now that’s Something Worth Celebrating.”


Extraordinary Art

Ordinary Colors Paint An Extraordinary Picture

Hosted by student radio deejays from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, spectators to the LionsXII match against Terengganu Football Association will be treated to a side-event and create art using paint, darts and footballs.

Don’t worry about getting paint on your clothes, participants will be given ponchos and shoe covers to make as much artistic ‘mess’ as they want.

The final product will be displayed at the Singapore 2015 Launch Party.

This pop-up activation takes place from 6pm and during the half-time of the match.

Photos to Extraordinary Everyday & Extraordinary Art events can be downloaded: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ljfo8pupij4a5f1/gnioLyArGk 


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For Media Enquiries:

Lynette Chang
Overall In-Charge, Voice
HP: (65) 9796 2911

Rachel Ang
Media Relations, Singapore Sports Council
Tel: (65) 6500 5246
HP: (65) 9729 3700

About Voice
Voice is a student-led, student-supported agency birthed by students from the Diploma of Advertising and Public Relations course in Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film and Media Studies (FMS). Voice’s efforts focus on developing their final year project, ‘Something Worth Celebrating’ for the publicity of the 28th SEA Games Launch Event. Liaising and working with industry professionals, Voice uses the various skills taught in the preliminary years of the diploma, to handle the Public Relations and Events Planning, Digital and Social Media, Production and Logistics, Research and Development, Media Planning, Creatives and Account Servicing aspects of the campaign.

About Singapore Sports Council
The Singapore Sports Council aims to transform the nation through sport, by inspiring people and uniting communities. As the national sports agency, we work with a vast network of public-private-and people sector partners to create access, opportunities and capabilities for individuals to live better through sports. As detailed in the Vision 2030 Live Better Through Sports recommendations, our mandate goes beyond driving participation and winning medals. At SSC, we use sport to create resilient, tenacious people, an appreciation for teamwork, a commitment to purpose, strong united communities and national pride.
To find out more, visit our websites www.ssc.gov.sg, www.Vision2030.sg and SingaporeSports.sg
Follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/SingaporeSports
For a range of photographs, visit flickr.com/ssc-sportsphotography

About Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) 
The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) is the national non-profit organisation that coordinates the selection of Singaporean athletes for competition at the major games such as the Olympics, the Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games and the South East Asian Games. Singapore's involvement in the Games is resolutely anchored in the Olympic ideals that were first espoused by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, in 1894. For more information, please visit www.snoc.org.sg.

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28th SEA Games Website: www.seagames2015.com 
28th SEA Games Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/SEAGAMES2015 
8th ASEAN Para Games Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ASEANPARAGAMES2015

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