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First of its kind Heritage Race flags off in Balestier, with cash prizes in store

Published on Jun 12, 2014 1:03 PM

SINGAPORE - For some 140 participants taking part in a heritage race in Balestier on Thursday afternoon, the $30 they paid to take part was well worth the money.

Not only did they learn more about 20 uniquely-Singaporean sites in the neighbourhood, they also helped raise funds for the underprivileged and vulnerable elderly at the Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home.

The sites, curated by the National Heritage Board, are part of the Balestier Heritage Trail in central Singapore. It is just one of 11 such trails managed by the Government here.

Stops along the Balestier trail that participants will visit include lesser known destinations, such as the Goh Chor Tua Pek Kong Temple, Balestier Point and the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.

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