Hot dogs sizzle as Australians in Singapore vote
AROUND 2, 000 Australians converged at the Australian High Commission at Napier Road on Saturday to cast their votes and tuck into an Aussie style barbecue of beef sausages served with bread and lashings of onions and sauce.
Inside the High Commission, expats heading to polling booths were also treated to the sounds of home as Australian bush music - complete with the noise of crickets and birdsong - played in the background.
Mr Philip Green, 53, the Australian High Commissioner to Singapore, said he and his team decided to hold the sausage sizzle here for the first time to help strengthen bonds within the 27,000 strong expat community.
"Australians don't have many opportunities to come together... many people are busy with a life that is fundamentally Singaporean," he said.