Display of racial harmony

More than 2,300 people from various ethnic and religious groups - including President Tony Tan Keng Yam, as well as local politicians and diplomats from 21 countries - dined as they watched cultural performances at Marina Bay Sands yesterday. The 12t
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More than 2,300 people from various ethnic and religious groups - including President Tony Tan Keng Yam, as well as local politicians and diplomats from 21 countries - dined as they watched cultural performances at Marina Bay Sands yesterday. The 12th Inter Racial Inter Religious Harmony Nite, organised by Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society, celebrates racial and religious harmony here. Members of the public each folded 10 paper butterflies for a ticket to the event. The butterflies were placed in a glass case, setting a new record in the Singapore Book Of Records for the largest such display.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 13, 2015, with the headline 'Display of racial harmony'. Print Edition | Subscribe