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It’s Singapore’s 48th year of Independence. Let’s CELEBRATE!!!

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TGIF, it’s Singapore’s 48th year of Independence so let’s CELEBRATE!

What better way than to share it with my multicultural friends here! Join me as I “masak2” some delectable Asian dishes reflecting the authentic diversified taste and culture, to celebrate Singapore’s 48th year of Independence!

• NDP 2013 Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzAkfSN_KUA#at=68

• Home, Kit Chan - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7g-PUjbusQ

I’ll even roll out a Popiah (fresh spring roll) Party for everyone. Fresh ingredients will be prepared separately. So don’t be “Pai Seh”, you’ll enjoy concocting your very own Popiah of your Dream, so “SHIOK”’ leh!

Just for fun - bring some desserts, fruits or anything ethnic of yours to share that “rolls” or “wraps”! Rain or shine, the CELEBRATION is ON! ;) Please post what ethnic "rolls & wraps" you have in mind to bring to the table as we're expecting an explosive diversity of yumilicous fun!

We’ll brighten up the skyline with a delicious bonfire if the weather’s hold up. Gazebos' all set up, bonfire will be calling out your names. Maurice and anyone with your strings & instruments or just your vocals, bring it on so we’ll have lots of unadulterated fun… “tak boleh tahan liao lah”!

If it rains, we’ll bring the warm camaraderie indoors and snuggle up with some DVDs or croooon on my karaoke singing machine... woa...woa, yeah2! The Celebration is just missing you!

There’s a lot of street side parking around my corner lot rambler. Rock-star Parking - park in my driveway only if you’re planning to stay late for the event – can take at least 10 cars if you coordinate your parallel parking. ;)

My venue can accommodate our usual group event size but being a Friday night, I’d like to plan my cooking better with a confirmed head-count. So please RSVP latest by noon on Wed, 7 Aug. Thanks!

Updated 07/30/13: I've set the event for 28 attendees as a gauge, but please do get on the waitlist if it's full. Life is unpredictable and spots usually open up last minute so we'll try to accommodate as many as possible! We want to enjoy our time with those who are able to attend and not concern ourselves with those who cannot. In accordance with the Hosting Guidelines, if you've been marked as a ‘No Show' at one of my previous events, or a total of three events for this group, your RSVP will be removed.

Let’s get together in celebration… see you all soon!

Regards,
Audrey

Footnote: For explanation of Singlish words, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singlish_vocabulary

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INFO ON SINGAPORE

The English name of Singapore is derived from the Malay word Singapura (Sanskrit, literally Lion City), hence the customary reference to the nation as the Lion City. Singapore celebrated its first National Day in 1966, after Singapore's separation from Malaysia on 9 August 1965.

Singapore has four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese (or Standard Chinese to be more precise), and Tamil.[154] English is the common language of the nation and is the language of business, government, and the medium of instruction in schools.

Singapore is a world leader in several economic areas: The country is the world's fourth leading financial centre, the world's second-biggest casino gambling market, one of the world's top three oil-refining centres, the world's largest oil-rig producer, and a major ship-repairer. The port is one of the five busiest ports in the world. The World Bank has named Singapore as the easiest place in the world to do business and ranks Singapore the world's top logistics hub. It is also the world's fourth largest foreign-exchange trading centre after London, New York and Tokyo.

In terms of purchasing power parity, Singapore has the third-highest per capita income in the world. Singapore Airlines always holds top positions for the World’s Best Airlines.

Singapore is a microcosm of Asia, populated by Chinese, Malays, Indians, and a large group of workers and expatriates from all across the globe. Dining, along with shopping, is said to be the country's national pastime.

http://wikitravel.org/en/Singapore

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Day_%28Singapore%29

• Majulah Singapura - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mCrQkoPeiQ&list=PL1F846F087CDFF680

• NDP 2013 - http://ndp.org.sg/our-journey/

• Love At First Light 2012 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9bPyHMwkEw&list=PL1F846F087CDFF680

• Home, extended 2011 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxo4HgJK6yo

• We Are Singapore 1987 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cts6ssZ_8mw

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Singaporean_patriotic_songs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popiah

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singaporean_cuisine

http://travel.cnn.com/singapore/none/40-singapore-foods-we-cant-live-without-810208

http://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/about-us/

http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/life/2012-world-airline-awards-956445msp mu