The Singapore Democratic Party will be at Speakers’ Corner (Hong Lim Park) on 31st December (Wednesday) from 6pm to 12 midnight to ring in the new year.
According to the SDP website, the occasion is also to pay tribute to the late J B Jeyaretnam and singing songs in memory of him. “As 2008 passes into history, we will sing Auld Lang Syne to remember JBJ,” the website says, “and all that he has done for Singapore.”
Guests include Mr Tan Kin Lian, Mr Jufrie Mahmood and Mr Chia Ti Lik. They will be speaking at the countdown gathering.
Singapore Literature Prize winner, Mr Ng Yi-Sheng, will be on hand to do a poetry recital.
There will be singing and a simple dinner of hotdogs and chips will be served.
“Spend the evening with friends and fellow citizens who care about justice and democracy for our country,” the SDP says. “Rather than getting drunk and dancing to nothing in particular, make Wednesday evening a truly meaningful one.”