Pomp and Circumstance
THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY PARTY AT EDEN HALL
PASomeSo 800 men in uniform, womenw in their cocktail best, businessbu owners and members of the British community in Singapore thronged Eden Hall, the residence of British high commissioner Scott Wightman, on the occasion of the celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s 91st birthday. From marques to whiskies and a delectable array of food, the best of Britain was on display. The formalities began at dusk, with the pipes and drums march-in by the Singapore Police Force Gurkha Contingent. After a welcome speech by the high commissioner, a toast was made to the president of the Republic of Singapore. In turn, a toast to the queen was proposed by Singapore senior minister of state for law and finance, Indranee Rajah. If a birthday is all about celebrating life and years, this lively party that brought together friendship and camaraderie gave it true meaning.
Kelly Koh and Sandy Ogata
Boon Yoon Chiang and Aileen Boon Dian Yeh and Carly Ball Caption_white
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