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This is on this weekend

Postby Brah » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 8:06 pm

http://www.aasingapore.com/events/127/

Like the country, the even is open to all nationionalities,
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Date: Saturday June 29, 2013
Time: 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Cost: Free of charge

As the haze conditions have improved, the Independence Day Celebration is proceeding as planned. We look forward to seeing you there.

Time to celebrate the American spirit in Singapore – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – all at the American Association of Singapore’s annual Independence Day Celebration in partnership with Singapore American School! This exciting family event will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 4pm to 10pm at Singapore American School. It features a full day of fun, music, food, drinks, kid’s games, sports and patriotism, capped off by formal ceremonies and a spectacular fireworks display.

This event is completely not-for-profit, and as such, depends 100% on the support of the community. AAS has never charged an admission fee for the Independence Day Celebration, as we feel it is our duty to bring a wide range of people from all walks of life together to celebrate in true American style.

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Postby BedokAmerican » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 9:10 pm

Hey! I was thinking of going with my family. It's our first July 4 in Sg. Have you been to this event in previous years? How well attended is it? Will hamburgers, hot dogs and similar stuff be sold?

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Postby Brah » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 10:02 pm

I've been to it many times.

There's all kinds of food, that used to be one of the main reasons I went, though it hasn't been as good as a few years back. Live music, fireworks, stuff for kids, and Brewerkz beer.

Anyway, it's not as if there's anything else to do. I die a little bit from boredom here every passing day.....

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 27 Jun 2013 10:43 pm

I'll probably see you there. Maybe ZZM will show as well? Shame SE's not going be there this year. But I'm sure he'll have a good one in Houston.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 28 Jun 2013 2:44 am

Hi All,

Sorry that I am going to miss this year's festivities. I've always enjoyed July 4 and I thought it was pretty good last year at the SAS campus.

For the first time in 8 years I'll be back to what I used to do on July 4... out to Waller, in the country side... BBQ, softball, horseshoes, and fireworks.

Have fun, y'all.

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 28 Jun 2013 9:18 am

Damn I've always wanted to check out the Independence Day celebration around here. Got a wedding this Saturday :(

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 28 Jun 2013 9:47 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote: Maybe ZZM will show as well?


Tempting. I'll chat with the wife.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:34 am

the lynx wrote:Damn I've always wanted to check out the Independence Day celebration around here. Got a wedding this Saturday :(


Wonder if it's the same wedding my wife is going to. I rather doubt it (distant local relative), but I've been told to enjoy myself at the 4th celebration in any event. Helps getting out of family functions when you have to work a half-day on Saturday morning on the other side of the island! ;-)

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:41 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
the lynx wrote:Got a wedding this Saturday :(


Wonder if it's the same wedding my wife is going to. I rather doubt it (distant local relative)


JR8 would wonder the same thing:

JR8 wrote:[Starting to wonder if my wife and Lynx are somehow related! :lol: ]


^^

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:48 am

:lol:

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Postby v4jr4 » Fri, 28 Jun 2013 1:02 pm

Brah wrote:I've been to it many times.

There's all kinds of food, that used to be one of the main reasons I went, though it hasn't been as good as a few years back. Live music, fireworks, stuff for kids, and Brewerkz beer.

Anyway, it's not as if there's anything else to do. I die a little bit from boredom here every passing day.....


Apart from the beer, I'm more interested in the food :lol:
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Postby Brah » Fri, 28 Jun 2013 8:21 pm

The food has varied year to year, there's always Americana stuff like hot dogs and hamburgers, plus burritos and ribs IIRC, Blooey's used to be there with that beer-butt chicken thing they do.

For some reason I remember a couple of years back that the food wasn't as varied as in years past, with the venue change last year I can't remember if the food was any different. But in any case, it's worth it if you like that kind of thing.

Like you, for me the food is a draw. Not things I eat often, but they are fitting for the occasion and nothing like a big BBQ.

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:27 pm

Its interesting Americans call it Independence day while Singapore and Australia call it National day. Although all 3 countries are similar, in that, all of them are "new" countries with foreigners forming the bulk of the population.

I guess the difference is Americans decided to become "Independent" and fought for it and got it! while Singaporeans and Australians let the British rule them as long as they could :)

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Postby v4jr4 » Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:54 pm

By seeing McD under the food vendors, I start to think if we can see another queue for Hello Kitty :P
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:51 pm

Wd40 wrote:Its interesting Americans call it Independence day while Singapore and Australia call it National day. Although all 3 countries are similar, in that, all of them are "new" countries with foreigners forming the bulk of the population.

I guess the difference is Americans decided to become "Independent" and fought for it and got it! while Singaporeans and Australians let the British rule them as long as they could :)


I believe there are only two countries that "fought" and won their independence from the UK. The US and one of the African countries, Kenya if I'm not mistaken. All other countries were "granted" independence.


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