Pasir Ris turns red in support of Team Singapore

Pasir Ris is the first constituency to be dressed up as part of the "Paint the Town Red" movement to garner support for Team Singapore athletes ahead of June's SEA Games.

In the coming weeks, more estates across the island, including Ang Mo Kio, Jurong and Marine Parade, will also get the red treatment - from blocks of flats to lamp posts to even the public transport that traverse the area. It will also include banners and posters of athletes who are living in the respective neighbourhoods.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean launched the movement at Pasir Ris Street 51 on Saturday evening, joining more than 600 residents and volunteers to issue a rallying call to back the hosts at the June 5-16 multi-sports extravaganza.

Mr Teo, grassroots adviser and an MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, said: "Having some 30 of our athletes living right here in Pasir Ris-Punggol makes the Games more meaningful and exciting for our residents.

"The SEA Games is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and cheer our team on together. Win or lose, it doesn't matter. Let's show the Singapore spirit."