Select Page

Alvinology Goes to Pink Dot 2013

Alvinology Goes to Pink Dot 2013

I attended Pink Dot 2013 on 29 June and took some photos. The last time I attended a Pink Dot event was for the first event, five years ago. You can read about the first Pink Dot here.

Happy folks at Pink Dot 2013

Happy folks at Pink Dot 2013

Comparing the crowd then and now, I must say the atmosphere is much more festive and more people were willing to pose for photographs with happy expressions.  The turnout has grown exponentially, such that the designated venue, Hong Lim Park can no longer contain everyone.

For those who do not know about Pink Dot, it is an annual event campaigning for diversity and inclusiveness while fostering understanding for the basic human need to love and be loved, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Global financial firm J.P. Morgan, local hotel PARKROYAL on Pickering, popular contact lens specialist CooperVision and audio branding agency The Gunnery, came on board as Corporate Contributors of Pink Dot 2013. They join a growing list that includes search engine giant Google and international banking group Barclays.

Here are some of my photos taken at Pink Dot 2013:

A large crowd has already gathered when I arrived

A large crowd has already gathered when I arrived

Crowd having picnic on the grass patch

Crowd having picnic on the grass patch

Crowd gathered near the stage

Crowd gathered near the stage

Community tent

Community tent

Pink out loud

Pink out loud

Cosplayer spotted

Cosplayer spotted

Spotted a friend, Daen, giving out free chicken from Nandos

Spotted a friend, Daen, giving out free chicken from Nando’s

Painting mats

Painting mats

This Hello Kitty bubble machine got a lot of grown-men excited

This Hello Kitty bubble machine got a lot of grown-men excited

Free pink cranes

The Purple Alliance

The Purple Alliance

Striaght Ally noticeboard

Striaght Ally noticeboard

Pink balloon house

Pink balloon house

Crew giving out free pink torchlights

Crew giving out free pink torchlights

Peformance on stage

Performance on stage

Singing band

Singing band

Pink Dot plush toys for sale

Pink Dot plush toys for sale

Group of guys with pink hats

Group of guys with pink hats

Rainbow parents

Rainbow parents

A pair of pink Nando chickens

A pair of pink Nando chickens

Group singing of our national anthem, Majulah Singapura

Group singing of our national anthem, Majulah Singapura

Group form Humanist Society

Group from Humanist Society

Group from University of Chicago

Group from University of Chicago

Cheers!

Cheers!

Can you see the small remote helicopter camera on the top left-hand corner?

Can you see the small remote helicopter camera on the top left-hand corner?

Group from Credit Suisse waving at the camera

Group from Credits Suisse waving at the camera

Crowd waving as the helicopter flew by

Crowd waving as the helicopter flew by

Skit performance

Skit performance

Friends gathered for picnic

Friends gathered for picnic

Some brought kids along

Some brought kids along

Happy couple

Happy couple

Some came in flamboyant costumes

Some came in flamboyant costumes

Interesting looking guy with pink hat

Interesting looking guy with pink hat

Pink balloons for everyone to pose with

Pink balloons for everyone to pose with

Free cotton candy from one of the sponsor, Barclays

Free cotton candy from one of the sponsor, Barclays

All-male cheerleading group

All-male cheerleading group

Many brought their pet dogs

Many brought their pet dogs

Last picture of the crowd before I left Hong Lim Park at around 7pm

Last picture of the crowd before I left Hong Lim Park at around 7pm

More photos are available in my Facebook album for Pink Dot 2013.

Btw, CooperVision is running a #iseefreedom photo contest in conjunction with Pink Dot 2013The first prize is a prize of your choice worth up to SGD$1000 + 3 months supply of CooperVision contact lens! 

You can find out more about the contest HERE. I will be submitting some of my photos. Do send in yours too. 🙂 

About The Author

alvinology

Alvin is a marketer by day and blogger by night. He is a 100% geek who spends too much time surfing the web.

There is one comment

Leave a Reply

GET LATEST UPDATE

Advertise with us

Get in touch

Contact us at

alvinologist (at) gmail (dot) com

Topics

Partners