Bukit Batok Water Festival 2010

Bukit Batok’s Integration and Naturalisation Champion (INC) Committee and Bukit Batok Grassroots Organisations (GROs) jointly organized the “Bukit Batok Water Festival 2010” on Sunday, 18 April 2010 at the open area next to Block 224 Bukit Batok Central. The event started from 2:00 pm and ended at 6 pm.

The event attracted more than 3,000 residents with a good mix of participants from Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Bangladesh and China.

Residents were treated to cultural performances like Hip-Hop, Chinese, Malay, Indian, Eurasians, Malaysians, Thais, Myanmese and Laotians’ cultural dances.

The Guest-of-Honour, Ms Grace Fu, Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Education and Advisor to Bukit Batok GRC, turned up in Burmese National dress.

The organizing committee also arranged for the provision of spring water for the water splashing. The children accompanied by their parents had a whale of a time getting themselves all drenched from all the water splashing.  Many local residents came to the event armed with super soakers of various sizes. Many residents interviewed hope that our Bukit Batok GROs could make this an annual event.

Ms Fu also walked up Fuji Hill to mingle and greet the participants who had stationed themselves on Fuji Hill for a picnic with their families. As a form of well wishes, many visitors politely asked for permission to sprinkle bits of water on Ms Fu as well as the Grassroots Leaders.