Meet the team behind the Opening & Closing Ceremonies. These individuals and organisations have put aside their time to contribute extraordinarily to the 28th SEA Games in their unique way.
Opening & Closing Ceremonies Participants
Patricia Lee, Publicity Designer
Patricia Lee (centre) works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the opening & closing ceremonies of the 28th SEA Games is publicised to the best of her knowledge. Photo: SINGSOC
Combining her passion for design and interest in sports, Patricia Lee looks forward to contributing to Singapore in the upcoming 28th SEA Games through her creative talents. She has volunteered as a Publicity Designer and has since been involved in the designing of the marketing collaterals for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Games.
Patricia, happily married with two children, is currently a Higher Associate in Marketing and Business Development in a Statutory Board. Patricia also treasures bonding time with her family and friends, while juggling part time studies in Singapore Institute of Management University.
Chan Kok Meng, Marketing Consultant
Mr Chan Kok Meng, participant of the Opening & Closing Ceremonies for SEA Games 2015. Photo: SINGSOC
Chan Kok Meng shared:“To me, the SEA Games Opening & Closing Ceremonies means a lot to me as they are more than just a matter of pride to me as a Singaporean. It is a rare opportunity to host the entire Southeast Asia. It will be a proud moment that we can share and celebrate a distinct identity that encompasses an entire region in an event where the impact will resonate throughout South East Asia."
"I sincerely wish we will be able to welcome our South East Asian friends to Singapore, setting a stage for a gathering of our best in South East Asia to not just compete to outdo each other, but also gather together to celebrate through sports. It is the very spirit of the people that makes South East Asia extraordinary."
Kok Meng is the founder and Account Director of Mosaic Communications and Research Pte Ltd. He has been in the experiential marketing and communications field since 2002 and is also a lecturer of advertising , public relations and sport event management at the Asia Pacific School of Sport and Business. Equipped with experiences garnered from numerous events that he has helped organised such as annual Chingay, he volunteered his service as the Marketing Consultant for the 28th SEA Games 2015 Opening and Closing Ceremonies Committee.
Heartware Network, Spectator Services
Heartware Network will be assisting in Spectators Services such as ticketing and ushering during the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 28th SEA Games Singapore 2015. Photo: SINGSOC
In 2015 where Singapore will be hosting the upcoming 28th SEA Games and celebrating the nation’s 50th birthday, Heartware Network will be assisting in Spectators Services such as ticketing and ushering during the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Since their inception in 2000, Heartware Network has engaged youths between 15 to 35 years of age in community service. The youth charity conducts meaningful community service works such as tuition programmes for underprivileged children and also programmes for the the elderly.
For the past 13 years, the Heartware Network has supported the Singapore National Day Parade in spectator services.
They have also actively assisted in the training and management of parade usherers.
An affectionate group of photography hobbyists, these volunteer photographers are united by their passion for photography. Photo: SINGSOC
“We love photography. In every Singapore National Day Parade that we participate, we can’t explain how proud we are as Singaporeans, seeing everyone come together to celebrate the nation’s birthday. After 22 years, Singapore has the privilege to be the host country for the upcoming 28th SEA Games in June 2015. We want to play a part for Singapore to help make this an extraordinary event not just for Singaporeans, but for all athletes and guests from the region.
"We are not wealthy people that can donate or come in as sponsors, but we can contribute in our own ways”, explained Mr Robin Ng Teck Hua, who heads this team of Photography Enthusiasts.
An affectionate group of photography hobbyists, these volunteer photographers are united by their passion for photography and they frequently get together to exchange their experiences and expertise. Majority of the members on the team are working adults who enjoyed pursuing their interest in photography during their free times. Since their founding in 2001, the team has volunteered their services for every Singapore National Day Parade and have captured numerous defining moments for Singapore.