Chingay 2020: Visually impaired trainer leads cancer survivors

About 6,000 performers from all walks of life will take part at this year's Chingay parade, which will be held on Jan 31 and Feb 1. Amrita Kaur profiles a visually impaired dance trainer who will lead a group of cancer patients and survivors at the event, as well as electric unicyclists who will be wearing 2m-tall inflatable costumes.

Ms Ramlah De Rose flanked by two members of Be Hype & Be Happy, Ms Kelly Ang (left) and Ms Joanna Tan, at last Saturday's rehearsal. The group comprises 27 cancer patients and survivors aged between 47 and 72.
Ms Ramlah De Rose flanked by two members of Be Hype & Be Happy, Ms Kelly Ang (left) and Ms Joanna Tan, at last Saturday's rehearsal. The group comprises 27 cancer patients and survivors aged between 47 and 72.ST PHOTO: KELLY HUI

Ms Ramlah De Rose will not let anything stop her from pursuing and sharing her passion for dance.

The 52-year-old officer at DBS Bank learnt belly dance in her youth and is now the trainer of Be Hype & Be Happy, a dance workout group at the Singapore Cancer Society.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 09, 2020, with the headline 'Visually impaired trainer leads cancer survivors'. Subscribe