On Saturday (2 July), I attended the official launch of Shine Youth Festival at Scape together with a group of omy.sg bloggers and photo enthusiasts.

omy.sg had two related activities in conjunction with Shine – “Kit Kat’s Yer Big Break Blog Challenge” and “Getting Up Close and Personal with Lumix at the Mascot Parade”.

I got to trail the mascot parade for a short distance, got some free Kit Kats and Panasonic photo prints. Most important of all, I got a photo taken with Yam Ah Mee!

Me and Nabil with Yam Ah Mee

Me and Nabil with Yam Ah Mee

He is a very jovial chap with no airs at all, obliging with anyone who came forward to snap a photo with him. Obviously, he was the star attraction of the day.

“Since when has being a civil servant been so cool!” I exclaimed to my colleague, Janet who nodded her head in agreement.

Superstar civil servants!

Superstar civil servants!

Anyway, here are some of the other photos taken at the official launch:

Here comes the mascot parade!

Here comes the mascot parade!

Colourful goldfish

Colourful goldfish

Mutated Power Ranger

Mutated Power Ranger

Dragon dance along Orchard Road

Dragon dance along Orchard Road

The troupe is entertained too

The troupe is entertained too

Rolling on the floor

Rolling on the floor

Two dragons meet at Scape

Two dragons meet at Scape

Pillow fight

Pillow fight

I was very worried as I watch these mascots make their way down the steps

I was very worried as I watch these mascots make their way down the steps

Bubbly Kit Kat girls everywhere to give out Kit Kats

Bubbly Kit Kat girls everywhere to give out Kit Kats

"Kit Kat for you sir!"

"Kit Kat for you sir!"

Guan Yu from Three Kingdoms

Guan Yu from Three Kingdoms

Starved chicken

Starved chicken

Fat Spidey

Fat Spidey

Pageant queens

Pageant queens

Team Kamen Riders

Team Kamen Riders

Team Kit Kat with Yam Ah Mee

Team Kit Kat with Yam Ah Mee

Cosplayers

Cosplayers

Janet and I, the two working drones from omy.sg

Janet and I, the two working drones from omy.sg

Bumblebee from Transformers was a crowd favourite

Bumblebee from Transformers was a crowd favourite

1 soldier, 2 clowns and 3 Kit Kat girls

1 soldier, 2 clowns and 3 Kit Kat girls

Pretty decent turn-out

Pretty decent turn-out

Stage host, Daniel Ong

Stage host, Daniel Ong

Opening act by one of the best b-boys crew in Singapore - Radikal Force

Opening act by one of the best b-boys crew in Singapore - Radikal Force

B-boy dancing

B-boy dancing

Power moves, one after another

Power moves, one after another

Token of appreciation for one of the sponsors, Panasonic

Token of appreciation for one of the sponsors, Panasonic

VIPs triggering the launch mechanism

VIPs triggering the launch mechanism

Giant Shine balloon pops out with confetti when the launch mechanism was activated

Giant Shine balloon pops out with confetti when the launch mechanism was activated

About Shine Youth Festival (via the official website):

“Initiated in 2005, SHINE Youth Festival is a platform for youths between the age of 15 and 35 to indulge in their passion. The initiative celebrates youths’ creativity and dynamism and encourages them to use SHINE Youth Festival as the stage to demonstrate their energy and grow their skills and talents.

Organised by the National Youth Council, steered by a committee made up of representatives from youth organisations and executed by a Youth Organising Committee consisting of volunteers, the vibrant and colourful SHINE Youth Festival is held in the designated Youth Month in July. SHINE Youth Festival features an exciting line up of events and activities is presented by its 4 key marquee partners: Mascot Parade, O School, Singapore Street Festival and the Singapore Management University.”

There are still plenty of exciting events coming up for the Shine Youth Festival for the whole month of July. Do check out their event page for more updates and details! 🙂

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