16 Apr '12, 1am

Close to 5,000 gather in New York to enjoy a 'slice of home' at 5th Singapore Day

Close to 5,000 gather in New York to enjoy a 'slice of home' at 5th Singapore Day

Singaporeans enjoying the fun (above) at the Singapore Day event in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday. US-based Singaporeans, who made their way to the event by plane, car or bus, queued patiently for a chance to savour familiar hawker fare such as chicken rice and roti prata. -- PHOTOS: OVERSEAS SINGAPOREAN UNIT By Rachel Au Yong NEW YORK - About 4,900 Singaporeans turned up in New York on Saturday to 'mingle and makan' at the fifth Singapore Day. The $4 million cost of staging the event, however, has raised questions. Minister of State for Health Amy Khor, who was at the event, said: 'There's a value to helping our Singaporeans remember their roots so that if they ever go back, it's easier for them to adjust. You can't put a price on that.' US-based Singaporeans, who made their way to the event by plane, car or bus, queued patiently for a chance to savour ...

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