As part of the appreciation night for the foreign groups and the People’s Association (PA) Youth Movement (PAYM) who participated in the Chingay Parade Singapore 2013, a go-karting experience called “PAssion Go-Kart @Chingay 2013” was organised for them on Monday evening.
Hailing from countries like France, Korea, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia, these foreign groups flew in just to participate in the Chingay Parade.
Held on the Formula 1 track area near the Singapore Flyer, participants got a taste of racing under the F1 race lights and also the ‘snowy’ effect (soap foam) when Mr Yam Ah Mee, chief executive director of the PA arrived to kart.
The ‘snow’ was part of the Chingay Parade’s theme of ‘Fire in Snow’.
“I think it is really wonderful to have KF1 organise this event as we show appreciation to the many volunteers who participated in Chingay, continuing the engagement even after the parade is over. It is a bit wet with the rain, but it was a good and fun experience. Karting is a great way to bond the community and bring together residents of different backgrounds to share and learn with each other,” said Mr Yam, whose son also tried karting.
Mr Ang Hak Seng, currently the chief executive of the Health Promotion Board and the next chief executive director of the PA in April, also had a go in the kart earlier.
Despite the drizzle, the hundreds of participants enjoyed the 550-metre track with 12 turns designed by go-kart promoter KF1.
KF1 organises go-kart races for corporate teams on the F1 track annually under the F1 lighting and also corporate karting events to help companies bond.
KF1 approached the PA to sponsor this karting event as they wanted to demonstrate their support to the Chingay Parade as the national festive event of Singapore.