ANG MO KIO IFTAR
Our annual Ang Mo Kio Iftar was held at Cheng San Community Centre on the 11th of July 2015,
Saturday. The event was great success with a turnout of over 3000 residents from Ang Mo Kio GRC
This year’s Iftar was jointly organised by Kebun Baru CC Malay Activity Executive Committee (MAEC),
Cheng San-Seletar CC Malay Activity Executive Committee (MAEC) & IMSSA’s Ang Mo Kio team and
supported by Republic Polytechnic, Al-Muttaqin Mosque & Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence
Our Iftar was graced by the presence of our Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, and MPs for Ang
Mo Kio GRC Mr Inderjit Singh, Dr Intan Azura Mohktar, Dr Lam Pin Min and Mr Yeo Guat Kwang.
The special highlight of this year’s Iftar was the participation of more than 100 Muslim and non-
Muslim students from Republic Polytechnic. Almost all of the non-Muslim students took part in a
half-day fasting challenge and helped out in the preparations for the event. Students worked in
teams and were led by student leaders from RP and IMSSA who engaged them in the packing and
distribution of food items for break fast. It was indeed an unforgettable experience for many as it
was their first time fasting and undertaking the arduous task of preparing break of fast for 3000
people along with 200 volunteers from IMSSA.
The break of fast food was specially prepared by our very own IMSSA volunteers. The Iftar meal
consisted of Indian Rojak, almond tart, brownie, chicken wrap, bandung drink and briyani rice with
dalcha and chicken sambal was prepared for Sahur meal. Dr Intan shared in her Facebook page after
the event that “we had some delicious briyani and Indian rojak with yummy gravy”.
We were honoured to have our Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, as the Guest of Honour for the
event along with the MPs for Ang Mo Kio GRC. Mr Lee had a great time interacting with the
residents from Ang Mo Kio GRC and student volunteers from Republic Polytechnic and gave out
‘green packets’ to children. Vouchers were given out by the MPs to 50 needy residents from Kebun
Bahru and Cheng San-Seletar.
Indeed, our Iftar has fulfilled its objectives to gather Muslim & non-Muslim residents, foster strong
bonds within the community by getting people from various age groups to help out in the event and
last but not least, to create an opportunity for our non-Muslim friends to know more about fasting.
This event has also served as a learning platform for non-Muslims to learn more about Islam & its
beliefs. Through such initiatives & collaboration, we hope
to strengthen community bonding and
foster inter-racial, inter-religious understanding.
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to our organisers and supporters for making this year’s
Iftar a success!