One of the toughest feats it to repair the 97 Chingay props, first time the foreigners were invited to participate. One day before the grand finale, the props came back all deflated from their performance.
I got to muster all my skills as a welder and printer, which I used to set the printing rollers for Singapore Press Holdings from morning until night repair the prop for the next day grand finale. You need to pull the foam tight, used the hot glue gun to weld it on to the stick, and to hold the hot form until it is stick to the surface of the stick, too loose or too tight cannot, later they put the clothes on it and inside with lights bulbs.
After that the props were displayed at Soka Kaikan at st 92 for months