I recently got to know that every Singaporean and Permanent Resident (PR) household will receive a SG Funpack, while NDP spectators will receive a NDP Funpack! (Households can expect to receive instructions on the collection of the SG Funpack through mail by July 2015.)
This year's funpack is a tote bag, with 50 unique designs from the NDP 2015 Funpack Print Design Contest which invited Singaporeans to submit designs based on what they thought made Singapore special. Of the over hundred entries received, some are submitted by children, pioneers, celebrities and professional graphical designers!
The one I received was by Colin Seah, 42, Director of Design. I thought it's quite interesting how SG50 was represented by building blocks.
"The inspiration behind our design is Singapore’s constantly changing cityscape and how it reflects the nation’s progress. We have decided to honour this in our design, illustrating a perpetual state of reconstruction, which is also a reflection of our firm’s contribution to shaping the built environment of the country. We wish Singapore a happy 50th, here’s to being really thankful for all the blessings we’ve enjoyed as a nation and people."
Here's the contents of my funpack!
If you noticed, there were also nostalgic snacks and games in my fun pack!
Nostalgic Snacks (A combination of two items from the list will be in each Funpack)
Chocolate Bangle Candy
Nostalgic Games (A combination of two items from the list will be in each Funpack)
Card games (Snap, Donkey, Happy Family or Old Maid)
Pick Up Sticks
I remember how we used to use Flag erasers in school and I always wanted to have a Singapore one but because my mum bought the erasers in an entire box, I could only have random flags. Also remember how I used to eat lollipops while in class! Hehe. Pick up sticks were also one of the fun games I used to play with my family when I was a kid. I wish I had the card games too! Used to play cards frequently and these games are so simple and fun.
I also got this commemorative figurine of Singa Lion in my fun pack! I remember the Singa Lion quite vividly during my schooling days as an icon of kindness and graciousness.
There are a total of 15 different designs and they can be purchased at The Kindness Gallery (140 Hill Street #01- 09 Singapore 179369) from July onwards. The proceeds of the sale will go to the Singapore Kindness Movement’s Seed Kindness Fund!
A birthday cake float structure built by students from the National University of Singapore will be displayed at the Marina Bay area during the Jubilee Weekend, and will incorporate an EZ-link card donation mechanism, so do head down to make a donation just by tapping your EZ-link card! All proceeds will go towards Community Chest. The birthday cake float is also created with "Birthday Wish for Singapore” postcards, with well-wishes penned by Singaporeans to remember and reflect on what they are thankful for in Singapore. So meaningful, and I can't wait for our National Day this year!