Posted on October 29, 2011 by Edmund Vong
Report by Jon Wong
Halloween Nightskate 2011 was completed successfully on the evening of 29 November Saturday, unaffected by the drizzles which occurred earlier on in the day in town.
More than 70 skaters showed up in support of this event, in the 4th year running. Though not everyone dressed up or make-up, but those who did were fantastic with their efforts and proving to be quite a scare for bystanders who stood watching us outside The Cathay Cineplex.
We started our parade on wheels promptly at 8:00pm, and along the way drew quite an attention from the public. Some shrieked and were frightened out of their wits, while others prompted for photo opportunities with the mascarade characters.
We proved to be quite a hit especially when we arrived at the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands and Clifford Pier. Foreign tourists were so impressed by our entourage that they beckoned at the chance for photo shots as we continued along the Singapore River at Boat Quay.
Shortly after, we arrived at Singapore Management University’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business. This houses the entrance of an underground tunnel that connects to the School of Economics at the other end. We never failed to draw the attention from the students who were still lingering there as we rolled along.
From the exit, it was a direct way along Orchard Road towards ION Shopping Mall. It was the late night shoppers’ turn to get a taste of getting freaked out by us. As usual, the traffic junctions were plenty, but shortly after we arrived at our destination.
The highlight of the evening was to select the winners of the various categories. Prizes for the ‘Scariest Kid’, Scariest Skater’ and ‘Scariest Couple’ were up for grabs and participants who dressed up or make-up were short-listed to become potential winners.
The rest of the participants and audience were the judges, and their applause decided the outcome. In the end, Mr Mike Tang grabbed the ‘Scariest Skater’ award with his ‘Joker’ theme, young Tan Jay Han won the ‘Scariest Kid’ award dressed as a monster and Mr David Lim won the ‘Scariest Couple’ award with Ms Janet Tan, as ‘Zipperman’ and ‘Zombie Schoolgirl’ respectively. They all walked away with attractive shopping and dining vouchers.
It was the first participation in such an event for Ms Tan, a current student with Skateline, and she enjoyed every moment of it. 'It was really amazing and fun to skate with so many people at the same time!', she exclaimed.
Lee Chun Yang
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