Posted on October 27, 2012 by Edmund Vong
Report by Jon Wong
Night Skate Captain
About 100 skaters showed up for some Halloween fun last Saturday right in heart of town out The Cathay theatre. This event, in its 4th year running, has never failed to attract skating enthusiasts to dress up or make-up and trying to scare some people in the process.
As always, we had the pleasure of fresh faces joining our event, and this month, one such person is Mr George, who came to the event right after he touched down at the airport his flight from Hong Kong. 'I wouldn't want to miss this for the whole!', exclaimed Mr George, who is a inline hockey player himself.
Mr George from Hong Kong, with me
We started our journey heading into the tunnel at Singapore Management University's School of Economics building which led us to Stamford Road where the School of Accountancy resides. We headed in the direction of Clarke Quay towards River Valley Road, much to the buzz of the evening crowd and reached Novotel.
From there on we turned towards the Singapore River and crossed Read Bridge. It was exciting to see another group of people dressing up as zombies and parading across the bridge together.
We entered the underpass next to The Central Shopping Mall and arrived at North Boat Quay. Another underpass brought us into Boat Quay and we continued past The Parliament House, The Arts House and The Asian Civilisations Museum towards Anderson Bridge.
After crossing the bridge, we arrived at The Merlion monument near One Fullerton. We cruised along Merlion Park, entertaining occasional requests for photo taking from the tourists there towards Clifford Pier.
It didn't take us long to reach the Customs House and the Marina Boulevard Boardwalk and we continued to Marina Bay Sands, drawing attention from the patrons and diners.
After crossing the Helix bridge, we head towards The Singapore Flyer and had a break. The place was buzzling with people due to a movie screening. Tourists were seen asking some of the participants who dressed up for picture moments.
Public getting a picture moment
We backtracked a little towards the floating platform and skated along the waterfront along the Esplanade. After circling around we went into the underpass which brought us to the War Memorial Park opposite One Raffles Link.
We crossed the road to Raffles Hotel and headed along Bras Basar Road. Soon after we went pass our starting point at The Cathay and continued towards the Istana and Orchard Central Shopping Mall.
We managed to startle a fair number of evening shoppers along Orchard Road, who in turn captured us with their camera phones.
We reached ION Shopping Mall soon after and headed to the back where the traffic junction is located. We crossed over to Wheelock Place and was nearing our destination - Forum the Shopping Mall.
The participants vying for the Best Dressed Halloween Skater and Best Dressed Kid awards stood out for the rest to vote. There were a couple of contenders with interesting alias, including Mr Justin Cheong, with his rendition as 'Jigsaw' from the movie series Saw, another Mr Gabriel, who calls himself Fang, looking like nemesis 'Venom' from the movie Spiderman 3.
It was a close fight between Mr David Lim, with his horrid make-up and Mr Mike Tang, with his rendition of 'Vendetta', complete with outfit, mask and accessories. After voting, Mr Mike Tang won the coverted Best Dressed Halloween Skater award for 2012, beating Mr David Lim by a slim margin.
The kids were up next, and they looked more cute than scary which proved very popular with the crowd. After a round of applause, Zoel Koh, dressing up as Harry Potter, came out tops and beat the rest of the kids to win the Best Dressed Kid award.
Winner of the Kids Category - Zoel Koh, aged 9 years, with brother Zavier
We would like to thank all the participants for their efforts and presence to make this Night Skate successful with one of the largest turnout of the year.
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