Tanjong Pagar and Radin Mas residents get a taste of the SEA Games

Tanjong Pagar grassroots advisers Chan Chun Sing, Indranee Rajah and Sam Tan and national sailor Colin Cheng helping to transfer the flame from the replica of the SEA Games official torch into a container after the completion of a 1km walk by Tanjong
Tanjong Pagar grassroots advisers Chan Chun Sing, Indranee Rajah and Sam Tan and national sailor Colin Cheng helping to transfer the flame from the replica of the SEA Games official torch into a container after the completion of a 1km walk by Tanjong Pagar residents during the Tanjong Pagar GRC and Radin Mas SMC Community Sports Festival on May 24, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Mr Chng Hung Cher, a driver in his 60s, holds a replica of the SEA Games official torch as he and other Tanjong Pagar GRC residents, cheered on by grassroots advisers Chan Chun Sing, Indranee Rajah (not in picture), and Sam Tan, return on the final s
Mr Chng Hung Cher, a driver in his 60s, holds a replica of the SEA Games official torch as he and other Tanjong Pagar GRC residents, cheered on by grassroots advisers Chan Chun Sing, Indranee Rajah (not in picture), and Sam Tan, return on the final stretch of a 1km walk round Telok Blangah Crescent on May 24, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
National sailor and SEA Games debutant Colin Cheng (second from left) holds a replica of the games torch (which is passed around during the walk) leads an estimated 800 Tanjong Pagar GRC residents on a 1km walk round Telok Blangah Crescent in support
National sailor and SEA Games debutant Colin Cheng (second from left) holds a replica of the games torch (which is passed around during the walk) leads an estimated 800 Tanjong Pagar GRC residents on a 1km walk round Telok Blangah Crescent in support of Team Singapore during the Tanjong Pagar GRC and Radin Mas SMC Community Sports Festival on May 24, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM 

SINGAPORE - Some 2,000 Tanjong Pagar and Radin Mas residents gathered on Sunday morning to show their support for Singapore's athletes at the SEA Games, which takes place next month.

About 800 residents went on a 1km walk along Telok Blangah Crescent. They took turns to carry a replica of the official SEA Games torch - which they also lit - during the walk.

Some took part in activities such as rock-climbing, archery and paintball.

The event at Radin Mas Community Club was part of the nation-wide Community Sports Festival, which is being held this weekend and the next. The initiative by the People's Association Community Sports Clubs is meant to provide a range of sports activities for people to take part in.

Mr Chan Chun Sing and Ms Indranee Rajah, both Members of Parliament in the Tanjong Pagar GRC, and Radin Mas MP Sam Tan also attended the event.