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Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Loh, May 4, 2009.

  1. Oldhand

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    Great pictures, Loh :)

    I simply can't get over the fact that there's no badminton at these Games.
    That's rather bizarre when badminton is one of Asia's most popular sports!
     
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    Maybe they know that China will win all the medals! :) :p;)
     
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    Roller Skaters

    Here comes the AYG guys from:

    Bendemeer Secondary School
    Bukit Panjang Government High School

    Choreographer: Mr Law Kum Seng
     

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    Theme Song "Asia's Youth, Our Future"

    Soloist: Amni Musfirah, School of the Arts
    Volcalists and Dancers: National University of Singapore - Centre for the Arts
    Choreographer: Mr Patrick Loo
     

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    Garden in the City

    Mass Display:

    * Edgefield Primary School
    * Gongshang Primary School
    * Nan Hua Primary School
    * River Valley Primary School

    Violinists:

    * Audrey Koh Su-Min, Methodist Girls' Primary School
    * Teo Jin-Li Lanabel, Raffles Girls' Secondary School
    * Tham Xuan Lin, British International School, Jakarta

    Chief Choreographer: Ms Sylvia McCully
    Choreographer: Mr Andrew Ng

    Choir Medley by:

    * Ai Tong School
    * Qihua Primary School
    * Tampines Primary School
     

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    Asia's Zest

    Th Opening segment of the programme sets the tone and mood for the show. The artistic elements as portrayed by the Singapore National Youth Orchestra combined with the ruggedness and youthful energy of the Roller Skaters help to heighten the mood. The theme song brings messages of hope and friendship.

    While the Garden in the City mass display was performed by 400 young students to welcome our foreign guests to our beautiful and serene Garden City with a multi-racial community, highlighted with a huge circular hoop picture of our national flower, Vanda Miss Joachim and with the Singapore flavour showcased through the music sung in Malay, Tamil, Chinese and English, Asia's Zest is quite different.

    The shining mirror ball held by two dancers decending from the ceiling shows that there is always a silver lining in adverse times (such as now in our worst financial crisis) and there is always hope for a bright future. A group of students perform energetic moves with bamboos, depicting the zest and passion of the youth.

    * Crescent Girls' School
    * Mayflower Secondary School
    * Nan Hua High School

    Choreographer: Mr Low Ee Chiang
    Co-Choreographers: Ms Ang Lay Hoon & Ms Connie Ban Tse Yeng
     

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    thanks for sharing the pics..wow loh, looks like u are very busy in this thread:p:p
     
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    ^^After all..^^

    ..our Loh is BC's own "Mr. Singapore"..;)
     
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    Spirit of Evolution

    Hi George and Chris, more pics from AYG Opening Ceremony coming your way. :p

    After Asia's Zest, a much larger, longer and varied display came from the "Spirit of Evolution" beginning with the deep blue sea and its thunderous waves so brilliantly and visually created and played out by the overhead lights. :D

    And it was performed by seven different groups with singers from the School of the Arts:

    * Deyi Secondary School
    * Henderson Secondary School
    * Hwa Chong Institution (College)
    * NCC Air Cadets
    * National Junior College
    * Serangoon Junior College

    Vocalists: Moira Loh Xiao Hui and Lydia Lim Ya Sze, School of the Arts

    Choreographers: Mr Dan Kwoh and Mr Kiki Tay

    (Sorry the last six pics should not belong to this segment.)
     

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    my eyes is getting blue and blue and blue then to red then to white then to blue again:confused::D:D
     
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    That's the whole idea - to turn you into a blue-eyed boy! :D
     
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    Spirit of Evolution

    Evolution continues and turns into something more vibrant in the next segment of the display.

    "The innovative use of props and costumes and the unique music with Asian flavour attempts to show the transition from the traditional to the modern. The youth of Asia will embrace change positively, seize golden opportunities and shine like stars."

    (Now George is going to see red with rage! :eek::p:D
     

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    Spirit of Evolution (continued)

    The dramatic colour changes from the illuminating lights all around and above high up in the ceiling presented a magical atmosphere that excites both the eyes and imagination to no end and the images were ably synchronized by the energy of the young ochestra and the spirited dancers! :)
     

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    Closing Show Segment

    A young lady and a young man from Anglo Chinese Junior College, which has earned numerous accolades from its choir, closed the show with their renditon of the Theme Song "Asia's Youth, Our Future".

    Soloists: Lian Kim Selby and Nathan Hartono, Anglo Chinese Junior College

    Choreographers: Mr Low Ee Chiang and Mr Dan Kwoh
     

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    Parade of Athletes

    Now the more official Ceremonial Segment began with a march past of as many athletes as available around the stadium arena.

    Afghanistan, once a war-torn country, led the parade according to alphabetical order with host country Singapore at the tail-end. Even Malaysia's sailors were there although all their other teammates had to return home because of the swine flu scare. Thankfully all the other countries remained behind to fight both the H1N1 and the competition.

    Two other countries which are now in the world headline news, Iran and North Korea, were also represented. North and South Korea may meet in the football pitch as both had advanced further into the competition. Countries may be rivals in other areas and it is such sporting events that we hope their youths can meet in more friendly circumstances. And it was also good to see a relative new nation, Timor Leste making a token appearance. :)

    Everyone wore a sense of pride to be able to represent their respective countries. Our dancers and singers urged them on with applause and cheers while the orchestra provided the beat. Hopefully our visitors will bring home memorable experiences, lots of new friends and make a return back to Singapore one of these days. :p
     

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    Final Ceremonial Segments

    After the colourful "Parade of Athletes" came the closing events with speeches by both the Chairman Steering Committee SAYGOC Mr Ng Ser Miang and President OCA Mr Timothy Fok before PM Lee Hsien Loong was invited to declare open the AYG Singapore 2009 officially.

    The OCA Flag was then paraded by six Singaporean students, three girls and three boys, accompanied by the OCA Anthem before it was handed to six uniformed cadets and then hoisted on the flag pole.

    The Oath Taking ceremony followed thereafter before three Singaporean torch bearers appeared and later ascended the stage to light the Cauldron as a more dramatic start to the Games.

    Mascot Frasia took the opportunity of making more Asian friends and PM Lee was invited on stage to shake hands with the young leaders of the sports fraternity.
     

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    Some pics have been inadvertently left out from the above: :eek:
     

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    AYG Medal Tally

    AYG Medal Tally (Gold medal winners only)
    As of 4 July 2009 (9.00 pm)

    http://www.ayg2009.sg/page/medalTally/0,,12804,00.html

    Key: Gold Silver Bronze Total

    1 People's Republic of China (CHN) 21 8 5 34

    2 Republic of Korea (KOR) 13 11 12 36

    3 Japan (JPN) 5 6 1 12

    4 Thailand (THA) 5 5 1 11

    5 India (IND) 5 3 2 10

    6 Singapore (SIN) 4 2 11 17

    7 Hong Kong, China (HKG} 3 6 3 12

    8 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 2 3 4 9

    9 Kuwait (KUW) 2 2 4 8

    10 D.P.R. of Korea (PRK) 1 3 3 7

    11 Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) 1 3 1 5

    12 Chinese Taipei (TPE) 1 2 5 8

    13 Yemen (YEM) 1 0 0 1

    As expected China dominated these Games so far as they had done so during the last Beijing Olympics. However South Korea showed that they are a force to be reckoned with coming in second and winning two more medals than China overall. They have excelled in bowling and swimming.

    Surprising tiny Singapore was placed 6th so far having won 4 gold medals, 2 for bowling and another 2 for swimming. And Singapore won a bronze in the mixed-team Table Tennis without any foreign talent...:D Now, our foreign talent scheme must have rub off to our local table tennis players as well.

    I watched the football game at Jalan Besar when South Korea trounced Saudi Arabia in the QF and I knew they would be good enough to feature in the finals. And indeed South Korea went on to beat Iran 2-nil I think and will meet their northern counterparts in the finals when North Korea beat China 1-nil in the semis. But I don't think both the Southerners and the Northerners will give any problems to the organizers as they have shown to be well-behaved on the field. :)

    Oh by the way, I love our AYG website which is simple but provides lots of information, especially on the schedule and results of events.

    http://www.ayg2009.sg/page/Swimming/FixturesandResultsDetail/0,,12804~1645162,00.html
     
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    what about malaysia?:(
     

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