Pink Dot @ Hong Lim Park

Rachel and I went to Hong Lim Park this afternoon to check out the Pink Dot SG event. You can find out more information about this event via the Pink Dot SG official blog. The event is in support of the freedom to love, regardless of sexual orientation.

The organisers are trying to get as many people as they can to form a giant pink human circle at Hong Lim Park to take an aerial shot. You can read the official press release via my previous blog entry.

We arrived there at around 4.20pm and there was already a substantial crowd present, mostly decked in pink. There was a carnival-like atmosphere to the event, with pink balloons all over; cutesy cartoon mascots; lots of pet dogs; and even a walking rainbow bear mascot!

We were handed a pack of free tissue paper and a leaflet once we stepped into the park
We were handed a pack of tissue paper and a leaflet once we stepped into the park
The crowd steadily flowing
Crowd steadily flowing into Hong Lim Park
A quirky poster
A quirky poster
Pamela Oei addressing the crowd and welcoming everyone
Pamela Oei addressing the crowd and welcoming everyone
Standing on raised ground to watch the happenings
Random supporters
An elderly straight couple (read their tee-shirts) who turned up to show support
An elderly straight couple (read their tee-shirts) who turned up to show support
Pamela Oei leading a sing-a-long session
Pamela Oei leading a sing-a-long session
The Pink Dot icon
The Pink Dot icon
Pink Dots enemy - Fear
Pink Dot's enemy - Fear
Potshot at Feminist Mentor, Dr Thio Su Mien
Potshot at "Feminist Mentor", Dr Thio Su Mien
Decorating Pink Dots other enemy - Ignorance
Decorating Pink Dot's other enemy - Ignorance
The two baddies in Pink Dots world
The two baddies in Pink Dot's world
Pink balloons everywhere
Pink balloons everywhere
More balloons in different shades of pink
More balloons in different shades of pink
Rainbow bear (the guy in the costume must be dying from the heat!)
Rainbow bear (the guy in the costume must be dying from the heat!)
Lots of people were queuing to take photo with the rainbow bear
Lots of people were queuing to take photo with the rainbow bear
Gosh! A pink-dyed dog!
Gosh! A pink-dyed dog!
Another picture of the shocking pink dog
Another picture of the shocking pink dog
First aid booth in case of emergency
First aid booth in case of emergency
Some people came well-prepared with mats and food
Some people came well-prepared with mats and food
Hmm... what are these guys up to?
Hmm... what are these guys up to?
Pink Lion Dance!
Pink Lion Dance!
Two pink lions
Two pink lions
Closer look at one of the pink lion
Closer look at one of the pink lion
Crowd enjoying the show
Crowd enjoying the show
Pink lion dancers - even the guy inside wears pink pants
Pink lion dancers - even the guy inside wears pink pants
Wenyang: The lion dance troupe with the pink lions
Wenyang: The lion dance troupe with the pink lions
Traditional dance performance
Traditional dance performance
Swinging one of the dancer round and round
Swinging one of the dancer round and round
Getting into formation for the aerial shots
Getting into formation for the aerial shots
Waiting for the phototaking
Waiting for the phototaking
Strings were used for participants to hold to form various shapes
Strings were used for participants to hold to form various shapes
Laying out the strings
Laying out the strings
Organiser giving instructions
Organiser giving instructions
Ready and waiting for cue
Ready and waiting for cue
Very happy guy
Very happy guy
Pink umbrellas
Pink umbrellas
Squating, standing by to jump up on cue
Squating, standing by to jump up on cue
Smile for the aerial shots!
Smile for the aerial shots!
All posing for the camera far-away
All posing for the camera far-away
An elderly uncle who turned up to support the event
An elderly uncle who turned up to support the event
Supporters taking photos of themselves
Supporters taking photos of themselves

The organisers put up some interesting performances like traditional Chinese Lion Dance, with the lions shaded pink. There were also other song and dance items to upkeep the festive mood.

Everything went about very orderly and you can really see the organisers took a lot of effort to make all these happen – right down to the details of providing ladders for visitors to take photos and videos.

Flying the Pink Dot SG flag high up
Flying the Pink Dot SG flag high up
Crowd releasing the pink balloons into the sky
Crowd releasing the pink balloons into the sky
Flag-bearer waving the flag heartily
Flag-bearer waving the flag heartily
Look at all the balloons!
Look at all the balloons!
The party ended
The party ended
Me
Me

Regardless of whether one support the Pink Dot SG cause, an event like this are signs of how an inclusive, cosmopolitan city should be like. Civil society has come a long way in Singapore. 🙂

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10 thoughts on “Pink Dot @ Hong Lim Park”

  1. Hey thanks for posting pictures of the Kitty (:

    If it’s possible do you think you could please send me some other nice shots of her? If you have any?

    Thank you!!! 😀

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