Shine Youth Festival 2012: Opening Ceremony at Ngee Ann Civic Plaza

Shine Youth Festival

This is my 5th time attending Shine Youth Festival event. This year theme is slightly different from the previous 2 years and that is “Fire up your passion“. So what is your passion? My passion is contribute to the society.  I did donate my blood to save a few lives. I helped out as a volunteer for some events too.

So have you pledge online? I have pledged. “Whether it takes, I will….”

Even Jayesslee, Mr Chan Chun Sing and a number of people have pledged as well.

“Whatever it takes, I will keep sharing my story and songs.”

Mr Chan’s writing on the board. “Whatever it takes, I will develop a generation of inspired and committed youth.”

Mr Chan’s holding the board with his written message

Pledging can be quite simple. Go to to submit your pledge!

Besides pledging, there were quite a lot of interesting activities at Ngee Ann Civic Plaza on 30 June as well. Such as Cosmo Youth Parade (4th year) whereby people wear costumes & parade from Ngee Ann Civic plaza to 313 Somerset and back again at Ngee Ann Civic Plaza.

Some in animal costumes…

Even spiderman’s here. Have you watch the amazing spiderman?


Death note as well…

Death note & other anime characters

Some of them do not wear costumes, however, they are helpers to hold the dragons for the cosmo parade.

Green Dragon

There’s even dragon made up of cans…

Dragon made up of cans

Colour dragon

And the longest dragon amongst all the dragon – the blue dragon

Blue Dragon with red scales – The shot was not good then

The dragon with the red scales was the longest amongst all. About 300metres long.

Shine Youth Festival 2012 has quite a lot of activities from 30 June 2012 to 29 July 2012. A month long event organised by the youths for the youths. They also Singapore Street Festival, BB cares and many more about activities. Visit for more upcoming events.

There’s a board for people to write down what they aspired when they were young and what they aspire to be now. So what do you aspire to do?

Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew was part of the sponsors which sponsored mountain dew for people to quench their thirst under the hot sun.


Do you want to play stacko? Careful if the stacks fall …

Nescafe booth

There’s also Nescafe booth for people to enjoy coffee drinks too.

There’s some voluntary organisations too. 1 of them is Community Social Movement under the wing of National Youth Council.

The other is NUS community service club group.

There’s also Team Singapore Booth too.

This is because London 2012 Olympics is coming real soon on 27 July 2012. Do catch our Singapore athletes competing in Olympics 2012 at London from 27 July 2012 to 12 August 2012.

Team Singapore athletes with Mr Chan Chun Seng, Mr Nabil, Mr Martin Tan

Theresa Goh (swimmer), Jovin Seah (sailor) were there at the Team Singapore Booth that day.

Wanna play with table tennis?

There’s also urban sport challenge whereby participants can take part & have fun. Here’s some of the challenges.

Gladiator Jousting


Tennis accuracy

Hockey Manoeuvre

Vortex Smoke Gun – I did not manage to take the picture of their gun.

There are also some performances from Toh Yi Fan (Singapore’s top rapper cum NEA Eco Music Challenge 2 Young Musician winner), Charles Stitch Wong (Beatboxer, Singapore Idol 3), Ridwan Azman (Campus Superstar 3) and Joel Tan from Gentle Bones.

They did 3 songs – Price Tag (Jessie J), Baby (Justin Bieber) and Pieces (Tzire – Toh Yi Fan feat Joel Tan). Their song pieces sounded great.

Here’s the song Pieces.

Opening ceremony of Shine Youth Festival 2012 – Graced by Mr Chan Chun Seng

There’s also Dell-Intel Concert featuring Clarence Liew, 20 year old youtube singer, Jack & Rai and: Jayesslee… I will continue on my next blog post. Stay tune.

Dell-intel concert

For more updates and information on Shine Youth Festival, please visit!


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