July is the best month of them all.
Because my birthday’s on that month!
Okay, that’s not why, really, although it is my birthday month.
July is the best because it’s the month of the SHINE Youth Festival, powered by the National Youth Council and MCYS.
Yes, it’s coming once again, an entire month of nonstop celebration. July is the month for youths (18-35) to showcase their talents in all areas of artistic and creative endeavours, and for everyone to have loads of fun and laughter!
Love the cartoon Ultraman.
You can’t read the text but that’s a list of stuff happening this year for the festival. Go to www.shine.nyc.sg to find out more.
In the meantime, I will tell you the important stuff.
Are you ready?
SHINE Youth Festival opening on July 2nd
Opening day will probably be the most happening because it’s customary for all festivals to open with a huge bang.
Kicking off the celebrations will be a SHINE concert at *SCAPE showcasing local talents such as Derrick Hoh, JuzB and Tay Kewei.
Also making an appearance will be DJ KoFlow, Jack and Rai and Bloco Singapura.
If concerts are not your thing, then get busy with these!
Competitions: Pillow fight, eating.
Workshops: Photography, beatboxing, DJ turntablism, percussions
Others: Cosmo Youth Parade, flea market
There will be 400 cosplay costumes available for anyone to try out, so if you’ve always wanted to dress up as your favourite anime or game character, this is your chance! More info here.
Singapore Street Festival
This year, Singapore Street Festival joins hands with SHINE Youth Festival to create a bigger and better event than ever.
Get onto the streets and participate in adrenaline-pumping activities such as muay thai, bellydance and breakdance.
There will be competitions to watch and classes to attend. Find out more.
Youth is not only about fun. It’s also about giving back to society and engaging in worthwhile causes.
This year, students of Singapore Management University are hosting many fund-raising activities, one of which is a car foam party happening on July 16 and 17 at Holland Village Car Park.
The aim is to wash the most cars and raise the most funds within 24 hours and get into the Singapore Book Records. Read more here.
SHINE Youth Festival Facebook Game
If you’re a couch potato, you can still join in the fun by playing the SYF Facebook game, Power 2 Shine (www.power2shine.sg). (But only available from July 2 onwards, sorry.)
In the game, you’re on a journey to collect power eons to light up the SHINE logo. Overcome obstacles and kill zombie things in record speed.
The two fastest players will win an iPad 2 each!!!!!
Other prizes also available, so don’t fear the competition!
Wow. That’s a lot of stuff.
I shan’t go on anymore because I don’t want to overwhelm you. I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed myself.
Enough Talk, Just Do!
Yep, same slogan as last year. It’s a good slogan, though, isn’t it?