Majulah Moments: Post-NDP Reflections with Boo Junfeng, YC Choy, Joanna Dong and Charlie Lim


National Day Parade 2018 has been called a breakthrough moment - but what did it take to unify creative and operational ideas into a celebration that could find common ground across the country? If we use a more critical lens, does the National Day Parade still matter?

The creative minds behind this year's extraordinary spectacle come together in a rare behind-the-scenes sharing as they ruminate on their personal experiences and thoughts on driving national narratives forward. 

Join the closed-door conversation with Creative Director Boo Junfeng, Organising Committee member YC Choy, songwriter Charlie Lim and performer Joanna Dong.

Date: 27 October 2018, Saturday
Time: 11am - 1pm
Location: Straits Clan, Attic on Level 4 (31 Bukit Pasoh)

Look forward to seeing you there!
Dominic and Yishan

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About the Speakers

Boo Junfeng is an award-winning filmmaker and director, whose debut film Sandcastle (2010) was the first Singaporean film to feature at the Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics’ Week. His second film, Apprentice (2016) also premiered at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard category. And is touring the international festival circuit. Testament to his ability to humanize storytelling in tackling large-scale topics, he was selected to be Creative Director of the National Day Parade 2018. He is a founding member of Pink Dot, a non-profit movement for the acceptance of LGBT Singaporeans in society.

YC Choy is the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment in the Singapore Armed Forces. He is a US Marine Corps-trained Officer and a graduate of Imperial College in London. Choy ran the Show Management team as part of the 2018 National Day Parade Organising Committee, where he had front row seats to the gruntwork and coordination required to produce the show and the honour of serving in a different capacity in connection to his humble roots. He is a contributor to The Birthday Book, an annual anthology of diverse local voices that started life in commemoration of SG50, now in its 3rd year.  

Joanna Dong is a jazz singer, actress and host. As the second Singaporean finalist to represent at Sing! China, Dong emerged second runner up at the world-televised finals in Beijing National Stadium in 2017, sharing the stage with team coach Jay Chou. She is a seasoned TV infotainment host on Channel U, where she brings her sociologist training to bear on unique personal stories from around the world. She was most recently a nominee of the 24th Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes. Apart from featuring in Charlie Lim’s ‘We Are Singapore’ remake, hers was the clarion, opening voice of the 2018 National Day Parade show segment.

Charlie Lim is a Singapore-based musician, songwriter, producer and singer. His double EP TIME/SPACE (2015) went to #1 on Singapore’s iTunes within an hour of release. He will be releasing his new album CHECK-HOOK under Universal Music this month. He has written two theme songs for the 28th Southeast Asian Games and performed for its closing ceremony. For 2018's National Day, he updated the well-loved NDP song, ‘We Are Singapore’, featuring a cast of fellow young Singaporean talents, a choice that resonated with many. 

Yishan Lam