Charlotte Teoh completed and came in fourth, among women, in the International Tour De Taiwan Ultra-Marathon from 30 Mar to 12 Apr 2013. Spanning 14 days, it was a 1,100km clockwise run around the Taiwan island, the toughest multi-day race in Asia to date. It was the first time Taiwan organised such a race and Charlotte was the first non-Taiwanese female to complete it. 49 males and 6 females were at the start of the race. In the final day, only 23 crossed the finishing line (19 males, 4 females).
To inculcate recycling and to raise funds for needy students, ITE College West staff and students folded and displayed 145,728 origami hearts in the huge indoor sports hall on 4 May 2013. The entire display measured 23.4m by 24.0m. The event was also jointly organised with the National Environment Agency and Choa Chu Kang grassroots leaders.
On 5 May 2013, The Serangoon IAEC celebrated the Tamil Vijaya New Year by having members form all the Tamil alphabets with flowers. Covering an area of 10.2m by 11.5m at the CC hall, participants enjoyed being part of the chart formation.
2,520 Tampines residents, armed with spades, took part in Singapore's largest ground breaking ceremony at the Tampines Stadium which will be torn down to be replaced by the new Tampines Town Hub. On 11 May 2013, the participants range from kindergarten kids to senior citizens. The hub to be ready in 2016, will be truly integrated with a hawker centre, community clubs, a library, swimming pools and other sports facilities.
This year is Ngee Ann Polytechnic's 50th anniversary. The Poly's School of Humanities and Social Sciences decided to celebrate it by showing that they were 'hand-in-hand'. Students and staff cut out foam sheets with their palm outlines and wrote wishes on them. 2,756 of these 'palms' were stringed together to form a 332m chain. The chain was set up on 3 May 2013, prior to the anniversary dinner that night.