Wet start to Jubilee weekend but crowds still brave rain to watch Black Knights

Families gathered along the coastline of Marina South to catch the Black Knights aerial display despite the intermittent heavy downpour.
Families gathered along the coastline of Marina South to catch the Black Knights aerial display despite the intermittent heavy downpour. ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
Families gathered along the coastline of Marina South to catch the Black Knights aerial display despite the intermittent heavy downpour.
Families gathered along the coastline of Marina South to catch the Black Knights aerial display despite the intermittent heavy downpour. ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
Families gathered along the coastline of Marina South to catch the Black Knights aerial display despite the intermittent heavy downpour.
Families gathered along the coastline of Marina South to catch the Black Knights aerial display despite the intermittent heavy downpour. ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
The crowd at Jubilee Walk braving the rain to watch the Black Knights on Aug 7, 2015.
The crowd at Jubilee Walk braving the rain to watch the Black Knights on Aug 7, 2015. ST PHOTO: ONG SOR FERN
The crowd at Jubilee Walk braving the rain to watch the Black Knights on Aug 7, 2015.
The crowd at Jubilee Walk braving the rain to watch the Black Knights on Aug 7, 2015. ST PHOTO: ONG SOR FERN
 Families had gathered along the coastline to catch the Black Knights aerial display braving the wind and rain.
Families had gathered along the coastline to catch the Black Knights aerial display braving the wind and rain.ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
The crowd at Jubilee Walk braving the rain to watch the Black Knights on Aug 7, 2015.
The crowd at Jubilee Walk braving the rain to watch the Black Knights on Aug 7, 2015. ST PHOTO: ONG SOR FERN
Families at the Marina Barrage to catch the Black Knights aerial display despite the intermittent heavy downpour.
Families at the Marina Barrage to catch the Black Knights aerial display despite the intermittent heavy downpour. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Families at the Marina Barrage to catch the Black Knights aerial display despite the intermittent heavy downpour.
Families at the Marina Barrage to catch the Black Knights aerial display despite the intermittent heavy downpour. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
The Black Knights aerial display had caused a massive jam from Marina Bay Sands all the way past the Marina Barrage, with some even double parking to catch a glimpse of the display.
The Black Knights aerial display had caused a massive jam from Marina Bay Sands all the way past the Marina Barrage, with some even double parking to catch a glimpse of the display. ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

SINGAPORE - The Jubilee weekend may have gotten off to a wet start, but nothing could dampen the spirits of the thousands of people who gathered at Marina Barrage to picnic and watch the Black Knights perform.

The venue was playing host to a picnic organised by non-profit organisation Families For Life, although many people turned up just to watch the aerial acrobats show off their moves.

Crowds lined the barrage and the surrounding area, even though the Black Knights performance was truncated due to the rain.

Earlier on Friday morning, some 9,000 people also took part in the Community Chest Heartstrings Walk around the Marina Bay area.

Nearly $2m was raised at the walk, which was attended by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, and Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin.