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Swansong reunion at Hua Yi school's Margaret Drive site

Alumni organising concert at old school field before area is redeveloped

Published on Mar 11, 2014 8:27 AM
Former Hua Yi students (from left, back, standing) Tan Kok Boon, 45, and Kenny Sim, 44; (second row) Anston Tan, 39; Wang Xiang Qin (wearing a tie), 52, and Cai Yiren, 49; (on the ground) Michael Chia, 43, Huang Qing Yuan (in stripes), 68, and Benny Lee, 53, at the field of the former campus in Margaret Drive that will be the stage for the concert on March 29. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN

An abandoned track and field once used by Hua Yi Government Chinese Middle School will be the stage for a reunion concert for staff and students past and present before the area is redeveloped.

Around 2,000 people will fill the concrete seats on March 29 at the site, tucked away in a forgotten corner of Queenstown.

The two-hour-long concert will feature alumni such as veteran singers Huang Qing Yuan and Wu Gan, and former TV host Wang Xiang Qin.

The concert will be the swansong for the field at 801, Margaret Drive. The area and its surroundings will be replaced largely by residential development under the Urban Redevelopment Authority's masterplan. A spokesman said the timeline has yet to finalised.

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