We'll likely be seeing an illuminated sea of pink at Hong Lim Park again this year. Singapore's landmark pride celebration, Pink Dot, is making a return to Speakers' Corner following its reopening after a two-year closure.
The event space at Hong Lim Park has been closed since circuit breaker restrictions were imposed in April 2020. During that period, Pink Dot has had to swap its Hong Lim Park spot for special livestreams via its online platforms. This saw the local LGBTQ community and straight allies celebrating all-inclusive love from home – with digital messages of support, a digital pink dot, and houses across the island lighting up in pink hues.
Pink Dot organisers have confirmed that they will return on June 18 and 19 this year. The main rally will happen on the 18th – the day for you to break out your best pink gear, picnic mats and enjoy a day of celebration and solidarity. You can also expect to enjoy the Pink Dot Concert, which will include performances from the likes of Singapore Drag Royalty. At the Community Tent, you can also meet with various LGBTQ+ groups to meet community leaders, access resources, and learn more about issues affecting LGBTQ+ individuals in Singapore.
Not forgetting the main message: that the LGBTQ+ community is and deserves a place in Singapore society – the Pink Dot organisers also invites all attendees to write messages of hope and change on physical placards, culminating in the crowning 'pink dot' light up towards the end of the rally. And on June 19, Pink Dot will return to Hong Lim Park in an all-new programme that will allow LGBTQ+ individuals and allies to demand change from political actors.