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PM Lee mobbed as S'poreans converge in London's Victoria Park for Singapore Day

Published on Mar 29, 2014 11:03 PM

It was Singapore's day in the sun literally at Victoria Park on Saturday.

London shrugged off its grey blanket of the past week and unfurled rare blue skies as the temperature rose to around 19 deg C. It almost felt like air-conditioned weather back home, but better, as Singaporeans descended onto the sun-drenched park to sample hawker food and enjoy the entertainment provided by homegrown stars such as the Dim Sum Dollies, Gurmit Singh and Hossan Leong and singers Jack and Rai.

Crowds began forming early and by noon, there were more than 10,000 guests soaking up a slice of Singaporeana and colonising a swathe of the sprawling park, named after the queen of the empire that once ruled Singapore.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived to cheers and claps and mushrooming smartphones as people snapped pictures of him, but he did one better. He went on stage and took a picture of the waving audience, and then turned around to do a selfie with them in the background.

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