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Singapore Day to be held in London next month

Highlights will include local food and showcase of personal memories of home

Published on Feb 19, 2014 8:05 AM
A section of the crowd watching performers at last year's Singapore Day event, which was held in Sydney. The annual event, organised by the Overseas Singaporean Unit under the Prime Minister's Office, aims to keep citizens overseas emotionally connected to Singapore. -- PHOTO: MINDEF

This year's Singapore Day carnival is headed for London next month, and will feature a fresh creative element.

The annual event organised by the Overseas Singaporean Unit (OSU) will showcase works by 11 Britain-based Singaporean artists that tap their personal memories of Singapore.

They comprise students and working professionals such as architects, sound artists and fashion designers.

Visitors will get silk-screen postcards featuring nostalgic Singapore scenes such as guppy fishing in longkangs (drains) to post to friends and family back home.

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