Who would have guessed that Sang Nila Utama’s life story might have started with a different spin from what we learned in Social Studies? And the new Singaporean story, where various cultures including those of new citizens, will have to blend better than rojak within our tightly spaced HDB estates? The 18th Annual Wild Rice Ball on the 4th of October this year continued to entertain, provoke and inspire with short musicals of Singapore past and present being staged. The ball was, as usual, held at the Island Ballroom of the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, and was themed “Making History”. Each table also had a different sub-theme and nationality to dress up as, with guests all coming up with their unique take on “Making History”. As Founding Artistic Director Ivan Heng circled the ballroom in his spectacular suit-gown, many of his society supporters came round to take photos with him. A total of $796,500 was raised on this wild evening for Wild Rice.