Wheeling out the 7th ASEAN Para Games

09 January, 2014   Abel Khoo

Kelvin Tan Wei Lan (standing, third from left), fellow performers and our para athletes will be performing at the closing ceremony of the 7th ASEAN Para Games. (Photo by VoxSports)

While Singapore gears up to host the 8th ASEAN Para Games in December 2015. The nation would be leaving a mark by making her presence known on the grounds of Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

On 20 January 2014, Singapore will be presenting a special 4-minute item at the closing ceremony of the 7th ASEAN Para Games, with Kelvin Tan Wei Lan (aka Chen Wei Lian) leading the charge by performing a song called “Treasure Every Moment”.

Kelvin rose to fame when he won “Project Superstar”, establishing himself as one of the few visually impaired professional singers in Singapore. 

When asked about his plans for the future, Kelvin said: “Now I’m just really taking it easy. I just started out working at Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Dialogue In The Dark and I’ll see how things go from there!” 

A sign language interpreter will be accompanying Kelvin along with his song performance together with a group of wheelchair dancers showcasing the sassiness of Samba dance.

Their undying passion for dancing led Gayle Kiew and Lily Tan to participate in the ceremonial event. Both Gayle and Lily were diagnosed with Poliomylitis, a condition that prevents an individual from walking properly. However, despite their disabilities, their passion for dancing has never been extinguished.

In fact, the jovial duo expressed that they were excited in representing the nation on an international scale. Gayle and Lily would be looking forward to continue to spread their dance culture in future events. While Singapore gears up to host the 8th ASEAN PARA GAMES (APGOC), the organising committee calls upon Singaporeans to brace themselves from a unique opportunity to catch the Paralympians in action. 

Executive committee chairman of the 8th APGOC, Lim Teck Yin, said: “We have in our midst several athletes who did the country proud at the London Paralympics in 2012. They are our sporting heroes and heroines and I’m sure they’ll be looking forward to performing on home soil in front of their supporters in 2015.”

He further added that hosting the ASEAN Para Games would also serve as a platform to showcase the achievements of these special athletes and to recognise their contributions of the nation. Stay engaged to Team Singapore to receive more updates about our athletes!