Deepening the bond between youths of two countries through interactive games and activities at the Botanic Gardens

The cultural exchange group from the Youth Association of Returned Overseas Chinese Macau visited Singapore from 29th to 31st October 2009. More than 20 representatives from the SFCCA Youth Committee as well as the youth groups of Ying Fo Fui Kun, Singapore Lam Ann Association, Singapore Lee Clan General Association and Kwong Wai Siew Peck San Theng welcomed their arrival and arranged for them for exchange sessions with the various local community organisations.

The 18-members cultural exchange group first visited Ying Fo Fui Kun on 29th October and had a karaoke session at the Singapore Lam Ann Association that evening. They also visited the Kwong Wai Siew Peck San Theng on the following day. On the morning of 31st October, about 20 youth members from SFCCA, Ying Fo Fui Kun, Kwong Wai Siew Peck San Theng, and Singapore Lee Clan General Association were involved in the interactive team games with the Macau group at Botanic Gardens. One of the games featured a variety of Singapore’s dialects, where players are required to introduce themselves and their group members in Hokkien, Cantonese and Hakka. Through these fun and interesting games, it truly deepened the understanding and friendship between the youths of the two countries.

Chan Chun Ho, President of the Youth Association of Returned Overseas Chinese Macau, mentioned that the exchange gave him and his members a deeper understanding of Singapore’s urban planning and multicultural society, and he hopes to work with the local youth groups in Singapore to create a network for the promotion of youth activities.

Charlie Lee Wee Chung, Chairman of SFCCA Youth Committee, said that the event has demonstrated the team spirit of Singapore’s youth groups. With that said, he hopes that more of the youths would be involved in the organisation of events in the future.