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$4.4 million budgeted for Singapore Day 2014 in London

Published on Apr 15, 2014 12:12 PM
Singaporeans and their guests enjoying the food on Singapore Day in London on March 29, 2014. -- ST FILE PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW

A total of $4.4 million was committed for last month's Singapore Day celebrations in London, attended by more than 9,000 people.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said the total expenditure is still being finalised, but "should be close to the budgeted amount".

He cited the details in a written parliamentary answer on Monday to Nominated MP Faizah Jamal. She had asked about the cost, the number of people flown from Singapore for the March 29 event at Victoria Park, and ensuring future events use eco-friendly, non-disposable wares.

The celebration has been held in a major city almost every year since 2007 to gather overseas Singaporeans and give them a taste of home, from hawker fare to home-grown entertainment.

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