National Day was a sea of red, as the nation celebrated its 57th birthday in the heartlands following the easing of COVID-19 safe management measures. HomeTeamNS clubhouses were filled with festivities that left the members in high spirits!
TEXT: NUR ADLINA BINTE ADAM
While many Singaporeans watched the National Day Parade (NDP) at The Float @ Marina Bay, a special spot was reserved for HomeTeamNS members at Gardens by the Bay East. Decked with picnic mats and foldable chairs, close to 700 members enjoyed a National Day Picnic by the Bay followed by a viewing of the spectacular fireworks.
NATIONAL DAY PICNIC BY THE BAY
Excitement stirred as local busker Jeff Ng and Tik Tok sensation Uncle Raymond took to the stage. Members were entertained with National Day songs, dances and the live broadcast of the National Day Parade. There were also carnival game booths, a snack bar and free massages by the mobile massage team from the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped.
The picnic ended on a magical note as fireworks lit the night sky, leaving members and their loved ones in awe of the picturesque view in the skies above the Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands.
The National Day Picnic by the Bay was a great way to celebrate Singapore’s birthday at The Float @ Marina Bay, before the parade heads to The Padang in 2023.
HOMECOMING AT HOMETEAMNS BUKIT BATOK
Over in the western part of Singapore, National Day was celebrated with various activities and the live screening of the NDP at HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok Clubhouse. Dressed in red and white, some 460 members spent the day having their faces painted, sculpting balloons and watching the NDP in the auditorium. There were also National Day game challenges and lucky dips for members to win ice cream and other prizes.
With the delectable range of restaurants at the Bukit Batok clubhouse, the members enjoyed a taste of different cuisines, from Greek to Chinese.
FUN IN THE SUN AT HOMETEAMNS-JOM BALESTIER
Excitement ruled at HomeTeamNS-JOM Balestier Clubhouse, as 182 members and guests had a splashing good time in a pool party and a K-pop dance session!
The day started with members grooving to K-Pop tunes at the dance studio, led by KpopX Fitness Coach, Mr Kelvin Toh. To celebrate the special occasion, a few familiar National Day tunes were added into the mix.
Over at the swimming pool, families donned their swimsuits and had fun in the sun. Sprawled with colourful floats and an inflatable obstacle course, swimmers frolicked in the pool. Parents cheered on as their little ones dashed through the obstacle course.
NATIONAL DAY FUN-IVAL AT HOMETEAMNS KHATIB
National Day celebrations remained festive as ever at HomeTeamNS Khatib, where the clubhouse hosted about 420 members and patrons on Aug 6 and 7, 2022. Featuring a Bouncy House, carnival games and food stalls, members had a ‘fun-tastic’ time with their loved ones at the Funival.
Some junior HomeTeamNS members tried games like Go Fish and Shoot the Dino and others explored the offerings of the clubhouse, while munching down on carnival snacks such as hot dog buns, popcorn and cotton candy. The kids also leaped to their heart’s content on the 4.8-metre-tall ‘Under the Sea’-themed Bouncy House and played inflatable games.