Six Singapore Polytechnic engineering students challenged some Singapore memory records on 9 Dec 2013 at the campus. Zhou Weilong broke the record for the "Most Pi Places Memorised" with 1,380 digits written on paper in 30 mins. Weilong also broke his own current record for the "Most Binary Digits Memorised" with 470 digits. For this, he was given 5 mins to memorise and 15 mins to recall. A third record for "Most Random Words Memorised" was broken by Gerald Lim who correctly wrote 52 out of 100 random words in 10 mins after memorising them for 5 mins. . . . . »
CDAC's Ready for School Day was held at Nanyang JC on 8 Dec 2013 to help beneficiary families for the new school year through the disbursement of educational materials, snacks and vouchers. Visitors to the event also got to participate in the decoration of cookies prepared by Baking Industry Training Centre. A total of 2,194 parents and children participated in the final stage of the culinary fare and thereafter brought the cookies home.
Natural Healing Pte Ltd, which offers chiropractic, physiotherapy and health rehabilitation services, organised a roadshow to provide free posture checks. In the 3 hours at Chevron House on 5 Dec 2013, 175 members of the public took part in the checks. Participants had their posture photos taken against a grid board. Many were advised to seek professional treatment.
As part of the Doraemon Festival at Downtown East on 8 Dec 2013, 370 people collected the white Doraemon clay figurines and sat down with their family and friends to add their artistic skills to the figurines. Painting materials were provided by the organiser NTUC Club.
To celebrate Singapore's signing of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), the Purple Parade was held at Hong Lim Park on 30 Nov 2013. Over 5,000 visitors to the carnival signed a pledge card to support the disabled. The cards were assembled to form the Purple Parade logo measuring 5.5m by 5.5m.