Yishun Iftar 2015
Our annual Yishun Iftar was held on the 5th July 2015 this year. The theme of our iftar this
year was “Iftar under the Sky” as it was hosted in the field next to Blk 311, Yishun Ring
Iftar under the Sky was a unique experience for the organizing team as it was the first time to
be held in an open space. The event reinforced on inter racial and religious harmony as we
had approximately 3000 Yishun residents consisting of people from all races, religions and
from different walks of life.
Our event was graced by the presence of Mr. K Shanmugam, Minister for Foreign Affairs
and Minister for Law; and MPs of Nee Soon GRC, Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Faishal
Ibrahim and Mr. Tay Teck Guan Patrick.
This event was jointly organised by Indian Muslim Social Service Association and Nee Soon
East Malay Activity Executive Committee (MAEC). The event was supported by Darul
Maqmur Mosque, Singapore Polytechnic and National University of Singapore (NUS).
Food was cooked, packed and served at the Iftar venue itself. The Iftar menu consisted of
Chicken Croissant, Tomato Rice, Mutton gravy, kuehs, dates and Swiss roll cake. The sahur
menu consisted of Cumin Rice, Dhalcha and Chicken Sambal.
The food and layout
preparations was done by approximately 200 of our IMSSA volunteers.
This year, joining us in this meaningful preparation we had about 30 volunteers each from
Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and NUS Muslim Society.
During the arrival of our Guests of Honour, our little ones gave a warm welcome proudly
flagging our Singapore flag. Mr. K Shanmugam gave out NTUC vouchers and hampers to
125 needy residents contributed by kind donors. Overall, Iftar under the Sky promoted the
spirit of giving and embracing each other as a united nation. Iftar under the Sky gave all
residents whom attended a chance to interact and bond with each other as well as with the
We would like to humbly extend our heartfelt thank you to all the Parliament leaders, our Co-
Organiser, supporters, volunteers and our residents for gracing this event and making this a