08/07/2009 10:36 PM | Staff Report
Abu Dhabi: The Singaporean community in the UAE on Friday celebrated Singapore's 44th national day, which falls on August 9.
More than 300 guests attended the event at the Intercontinental.
The city state celebrates its national day on August 9 every year with a dazzling parade with song and dance performances, fireworks, and a pledge-taking ceremony.
The organisers of yesterday's dinner meeting tried to recapture the same atmosphere back home as possible.
The evening graced by Low Pit Chen, charge d'affaires of the Embassy of Singapore in Abu Dhabi as chief guest, was marked by the singing of Singapore's national anthem, the taking of pledge, and musical performances by a Singaporean band based in Dubai.