Held in conjunction with the upcoming Singapore Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the Singapore leg of the torch relay sees some 2,400 torchbearers (including June herself) conveying the Youth Olympic Flame through all the five community districts and ending in the heart of the city. Participants hail from the 500 odd participating schools, sponsoring organisations, as well as government agencies.
How was the experience like? Well, let me bring you on a pictorial journey.
Real teenagers (most came from Nanyang Polytechnic and other institutions) on board the Happiness Mobile/bus, stashed with lots of goodies like clappers, caps, fans, and of course bottles of Coke.
Nothing beats the tropical heat like heaps of ice-cold Coke!
These folks in orange are the selected torchbearers who were stationed at respective posts during the journey.
A close-up view of an air-inflated clapper.
These boom boxes played helped to keep the energy high (along with the caffeinated ice-cold Coke drinks of course).
Our journey started from Meridian Junior College.
Here you can see some of the cheerleaders waving their hands and clappers.
Some of the bystanders waved back at ground level, like these two girls here.
Others caught the action perched high in their flats.
These waving Singapore flags provided clues that National Day has just passed.