Keeping flames of S'pore spirit alive

Ultramarathoners Lim Nghee Huat (left in picture) and Yong Yuen Cheng kept the flame of community spirit alive yesterday at Marine Parade Cluster's Community Sports Festival opening ceremony.

The SEA Games torch that Mr Lim held aloft had been lit by Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin, the guest of honour at the event.

Such "community flames" are being gathered across the island in support of the 28th SEA Games, and will be brought together in Marina Bay on Thursday.

Mr Lim, 62, and Mr Yong, 43, both grassroots leaders in Marine Parade, are hitting the home stretch of their project to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday by running 50km a day for 50 days.

Yesterday was their 46th run.

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