Shhh! Secret Life of a Princess

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Friday, August 11, 2006

Singapore National Day Parade 2006 at Project:Senso

From as early as 6pm, helicopters aligned the clear blue skies of Singapore, flying meters above the National Stadium. Being the last time the National Day parade is going to be held in the National Stadium, this year National Day promises to be a grand one with 3 sessions of fireworks over a period of 3 days. The national flag was proudly flown, billowing in the wind, its red and white streaks reminiscent of a war won and a country developed after various bloodbaths.

Guests started streaming in as early as 5.30pm, bringing various food like otak-otak, fried noodle, fried rice, curry puff, roast chicken, roast pork, satay and so many more. The projector was set up early to project the National Day parade event onto the big screen which was then blocked various times due to the packed crowd in the balcony of the Penthouse of Sim Lim Tower. As people came in with friends, more exchange of cards and personal experiences ensued. The Project:Senso team were fortunate to have Miss Valerie Lim, a fellow nominee of the Spirit of Enterprise(2005) coming in early to help set up the event. This is followed by other entrepreneurs and other SOE nominees like Mr Peter Tan, Sylvia Tan, Sandra Neo and Mr Keith Kee, the president of NVCA joining in the event to add a touch of glamour and professionalism to the event. Other friends of friends, students from NUS Entrepreneur Society (NES), representatives from and StartUp@Singapore also joined to network and mingle with people from various industries and professions.

The fireworks left an indelible mark in everyone. Short it may be but the fireworks were beautiful enough to garner enough attention from the hungry crowd who stopped eating just to get a clearer view of the fireworks. The only disappointment was that all of us wished the fireworks could have lasted longer or spanned a few sessions.

The food was in abundance and even after 10pm, there were so much leftover. All in all, everyone seemed to have enjoyed themselves, made lots of professional contacts, exchange lots of information including personal contact details ;), drank lots of wine and ate lots of food. Check out the photos here. The Project:Senso team are glad that the event prove fruitful to many and gave them the opportunity to mingle and have fun. More to come in the coming months. Stay tuned!