Posted on November 04, 2014 by Jonathan Wong
Report by Jon Wong
Night Skate Captain
A huge turnout of more than 50 skaters showed up in support of our very own Halloween Night Skate this year. Starting from Orchard ION Shopping Mall, we paraded past prominent places such as City Hall, Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, Marina Bay Sands and The Esplanade.
The theme this year is 'Zombie', and some participants promptly showed up in their best rendition as one, complete with make-up and outfits. There were some participants from France who really got into their roles well and were moving like zombies on wheels. Some kids took on the cuter version and came with props from witch's hat to pumpkin head capes.
We never fail to make heads turn everywhere we went, with some opting to shun away from us at the sight of our approaching entourage. Our make-ups definitely looked more grotesque under the night light, adding to the effects.
After making our way through Orchard Road, we descended down into the underpass located at Singapore Management University opposite Hotel Rendezvous. The other end of the underpass lead us towards Clarke Quay.
After a brief spell at Clarke Quay for photos, we transited into Boat Quay past the Asian Civilization Museum and Fullerton Hotel. From there we moved on to Merlion Waterfront and Clifford Pier before we were greeted by large remote controlled kites flying at the Youth Olympic Park.
We continued along the waterfront outside Marina Bay Sands and arrived at the Helix Bridge, which brought us across the waters to the Floating Platform, where our National Day Parade and Formula One Race was held this year. Soon after we reached the Esplanade Waterfront and some people from the public grabbed the chance to have a picture taken while we stopped for a short break.
We went under the Esplanade Bridge and ended up in the Esplanade Park. An underpass link way brought us to the opposite side where the World War Memorial stood. We then moved on to Raffles Hotel and went along Bras Basah Road towards the National Museum.
This way leads us all the way back to Rendezvous Hotel and School of the Arts (SOTA), and our end point - The Cathay Theatre was soon within our sights. We completed the entire journey in about 2 hours.
The voting for the Best Dressed Halloween Skater soon got underway. There were 5 candidates in contention for the prize of a dining voucher and after a round of applause and elimination, Mr David came out tops to win the contest. On the other hand, young Jay Han walked away as the winner of a Toy Store voucher unchallenged as his outstanding zombie make-up stood out from his peers. He and his Father, Mr Kenny Tan, have been proud supporters of our Halloween skate event ever since it began a few years ago.
We would like to thank everyone for gracing this event and especially to those who dressed up and added to the fun.