Spider-Man's in the heartland


It was eight-year-old Muhamad Syubly's time to shine yesterday as he strutted down the runway, "shooting" make-believe webs from his hands, as Spider-Man played a supporting role, at a fashion showcase to mark the closing of the inaugural Community YOUthCare Festival at Tampines Hub .

Accompanying him was Ms Ong Simin, 19, a second-year apparel design and merchandising student at Temasek Polytechnic.

Muhamad Syubly was one of 12 children who modelled clothes created by budding designers from the polytechnic.

The five-week-long festival was helmed by the People’s Association Youth Movement and aimed at helping the needy and building compassion in young people to create a caring community. Their partners included young people from Temasek Polytechnic, ITE College Central, ITE College East and the Young Association of Muslim Professionals.

Correction note: This story has been edited for clarity.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 02, 2017, with the headline 'Spider-Man's in the heartland'. Print Edition | Subscribe