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Journey of the Youth Olympic flame : community celebration at Temasek Polytechnic

Date: 2010

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Summary: The Youth Olympic flame started its journey through the heartlands of Singapore on a seven day torch relay from 7 to 14 August 2010. On 10 August 2010, Temasek Polytechnic was privileged to play host to this very special event - the arrival of the Youth Olympic flame on the third day of the torch relay which had made its way across the North East district throughout the day. Temasek Polytechnic graduate Foo Xiu Quan, had the honour of carrying the torch across Bedok Reservoir on a dragon boat. A 20-member crew from TP ensured a smooth ride for the symbol of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Singapore was hosting. Flanked by guest of honour, Mr George Yeo, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Mr Boo Kheng Hua, Principal & CEO, TP's Evangelin Tan brought the Olympic flame into the campus, and Mr Yeo lit the cauldron with the Youth Olympic flame at the Triangular Garden. Performances by Monsters, a Taiwanese cheerleading team, Derrick Hoh from the reality singing contest "Project Superstar", TP Vox, Riley in the Morning and TP's Dance Ensemble made it an enjoyable and memorable night for all. To end the night, students sang the YOG theme song, "Everyone". Also participating in the Community Celebration @ TP to welcome the arrival of the YOG flame at the Triangular Garden were Mr Teo Ser Luck, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Community, Youth & Sports, Mr Ng Ser Miang, Chairman of Singapore 2010 Organising Committee and Mr Seah Moon Ming, Chairman of TP's Board of Governors.

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