Largest Outdoor Pop-Up Picnic

Largest Outdoor Pop-Up Picnic

Launched in Paris 25 years ago, Dîner en Blanc now assembles over 30,000 people each year in 14 cities in Europe and North America. It is a gathering where diners are dressed in elegant white and bring their own table, chairs, food, picnic ware and trash bags to clean up their stuff after the dinner. On 30 Aug 2012, Singapore is the first city in Asia to organise the Diner ... Read More »

Most Number Of Skips In One Hour

Most Number Of Skips In One Hour

ITE College East open house on 26 Aug 2012 was packed with 40 free workshops from cooking to home DIY, and student performances throughout the campus. A highlight of the Fiesta 2012 was the college’s attempt to rewrite Singapore’s one-hour skipping record. About 700 people gathered at the hall and carpark, and pushed themselves to accumulate a total of 1,240,736 skips. Read More »

Longest Plate Spinning Rally

Grace Orchard School provides special education to those with mild intellectual disability or autism. On their 10th anniversary celebration on 25 Aug 2012, many students proved to be adept at spinning a plastic plate at the end of wooden stick. A dozen boys from Raffles Institution helped with organising the record attempt as well as training participants in the skill at the school hall. There was at least one plate ... Read More »

Most Number Of Paper Fishes Folded In One Hour

Most Number Of Paper Fishes Folded In One Hour

Sea of Hope was initiated by some youths of Millenia Institute to raise funds for the Tan Tock Seng Hospital Community Charity Fund. On 24 Aug 2012, about 1,300 students from the school gathered at the school hall and canteen and in one hour they folded 77,776 origami angel fish out of the little squares of used paper. The angel fish is symbolic of the help that needy patients can ... Read More »

Largest Display Of Voice Embedded Cards

Largest Display Of Voice Embedded Cards

Pupils of Guangyang Primary School were each given a card containing an audio chip that can record for a few seconds. They were told to record their wish for Singapore and then draw or decorate the card. 1,140 cards were collected back after the National Day and displayed at the school hall on 21 Aug 2012, measuring 8.3m by 3.7m. The school intends to frame up the interactive cards at ... Read More »

Most Number Of People Running In Synchronised Steps

Most Number Of People Running In Synchronised Steps

When we were told that an army group of over a thousand people wants to run in synchronised steps, we wondered if it is even possible. In a small group, all runners just have to listen to the ‘left-right’ call of the leader, but with a huge group many callers are needed and it would be a task to synchronise them. Anyway, the Infantry Formation had a solution and on ... Read More »

Largest Incense Paper Sculpture

Largest Incense Paper Sculpture

Sebastian Kwek Seng Yew is a devout Taoist and probably Singapore’s only incense paper sculptor. In the last few years, he has created over a hundred folded paper sculptures. His biggest is a dragon and phoenix tower of 197 cm tall and about 50 cm in diameter. After spending 158 days folding thousands of pieces of incense paper, he offered the sculpture to Lorong Koo Chye Sheng Hong Temple for ... Read More »

Most Number Of People Painting Murals At One Location

Most Number Of People Painting Murals At One Location

‘Together We Celebrate, Together We Paint Our Future’ is the West Coast constituency’s way of marking the 47th National Day. On 12 Aug 2012, 47 walls around Clementi West St 1 and 2 were painted by 616 volunteers who were intent on making their neighbourhood more vibrant and colourful. The designs were based on an earlier art competition organised by the CC. More pictures Read More »

Longest Line Of Roti John

Longest Line Of Roti John

CCCs of Admiralty, Marsiling, Sembawang, Woodgrove and Woodlands marked the closing of the month-long Bazar Raya Utara by having more than 100 pieces of roti john displayed in a single line measuring 32.3m. The bread, believed to have its origins around this vicinity, was later shared amongst participants and visitors at the event. The record was set in the area adjacent to Causeway Point on 12 Aug 2012. Read More »

Largest National Flag Made Of Balloons

Largest National Flag Made Of Balloons

Yew Tee Community’s 47th National Day dinner on 11 Aug 2012 came with a mammoth Singapore flag built with red and white balloons. Using 19,368 balloons, 250 volunteers took 22 hours to construct the 22m by 14.7m flag resting on a sloping metal framework. Everyone at the dinner was visibly impressed with the effort. Photos of the construction process Read More »