Monday, February 02, 2009

fish for luck 2009 @ Bedok Reservoir Park "年年有鱼2009"

1 February 2009

Managed to reach Bedok Reservoir Park at 7.30 am to help set up the stall for redemption of fishes. It is the 7th day of the Chinese New Year and it's 人日(ren ri) or people's day. The 5 MPs of Aljunied GRC were all present.

Buddhists believe that releasing of animals and fishes is an act of compassion and respect for life. The event, fish for luck, is also a fund raising event for the grassroots organisations in Aljunied GRC.

I noticed that Eunos had the most number of fishes and I am proud of that.

Paya Lebar grassroots volunteers were very helpful and they initiated to help us fill up the bottles with gouramis. We had fun in a Sunday morning.

Mother, Aunt and Lin Qiang came to release fishes as well.

A total of 1388 gouramis were released into the reservoir at 9.09am, the auspicious hour.

There were performances by Wushu teams, the Chinese Orchestra from Temasek Polytechnic and Taiji.

All the MPs and grassroots volunteers later congregated at the Blk 739 coffeeshop for some light breakfast.

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