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Majulah Singapura!

What makes you Singaporean?

Or what makes you proud to be one?

I certainly am.

And I am super stoked to be a part of NDP 2015 and SG50.

 

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Just the other day, I was invited to the NDP 15 Media Event together with some other Nuffnangers. Chairman of NDP 2015 Executive Committee (EXCO) Brigadier-General Melvyn Ong briefed us about the highlights of this year’s National Day Parade.

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The very fact that we are celebrating SG50 makes this year’s celebration extra special.

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A picture with Amantha (one of our managing executives from Nuffnang), MongChin, Corliss, and Missgoob! (I felt sooooo old next to them because they are all like, less than 30 years old! LOL)

So since I had the advantage of finding out more about NDP 15, I am going to share with you some of the highlights that you should take note of!

AS USUAL, YOU CAN THANK ME LATER.

READY?

 

Highlights of NDP 2015:

 

  1. Tribute to LKY

I am sure this will be a very emotional moment for us Singaporeans.

To remember the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, there will be a special film and performance.

The Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) Black Knights will execute the “Five stars” Tribute Aerial Flypast in honour of our founding Prime Minister.

  1. “Home” by The Sam Willows

The Sam Willows will be singing a rendition of Kit Chan’s “Home” and I cannot wait to hear this one!

 

  1. NDP’S 2015 THEME

This year’s theme will be “Majulah Singapura” which calls on all Singaporeans to reflect on our achievements over the past 50 years, and work collectively towards our bright future together as one Singapore.

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  1. NDP’S THEME SONG

This year’s theme song is “Our Singapore”, which is composed by the very talented Dick Lee.

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The song is really meaningful to me because it calls on us to not take our present achievements for granted.

 

  1. Vintage parade

We can all look forward to the Vintage Parade, which will re-enact segments of the street parades that took place in the early 1970s. The parade will involve contingents from organisations representative of different sectors across Singapore.

I had a sneak preview of the Vintage Parade that day, and I was really amused by how cute all the participants looked! I could not stop myself from chuckling as a result.

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Then I had the honour of taking a picture with SSSGT (R)

Ramalingam S/O Nadasan Pillay from the Singapore Police Force. Yes, I chose to take a picture with him because well, my brother is in the Police Force too!

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Just look at how the police uniform has changed over the years! I cannot imagine Sofian in this vintage uniform!

That would be classic, no pun intended.

LOL.

SSSGT (R) Ramalingam S/O Nadasan Pillay first participated in NDP in 1967 when he was in the Police Force! So this year, he is going to be a part of the Vintage Parade for NDP 2015, and he cannot wait to put up a good show for his grandchildren! I wish you all the best, sir!

Here is the Chairman of NDP 2015 Executive Committee (EXCO) Brigadier-General Melvyn Ong interviewing SSSGT (R) Ramalingam S/O Nadasan Pillay.

SO CUTE, RIGHT!

 

  1. WATCH NDP 15 ON LED SCREENS

You can be rest assured that NDP 2015 will invite as many Singaporeans as possible to be part of the festivities by extending the celebrations to various sites around the Marina Bay area.

This includes:

  • Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza
  • The Promontory
  • Merlion Park
  • Marina Barrage
  • Gardens by The Bay

 

Yes yes, the Parade will be broadcast on LED screens at the abovementioned venues!

 

  1. Aerial display of “50”

To commemorate our Golden Jubilee, NDP 2015 will feature new elements such as the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s “50” formation flypast.

  1. Participations of youths & pioneers

This year’s NDP 15 is extra special because of the participation by youths and pioneers. I was even told that the response for the parade this year was so overwhelming till they had to politely turn down so many requests. So many of our youths and pioneers wanted to be a part of NDP 15.

  1. 20:15:00

At exactly 20:15 (hours) all Singaporeans will unite to recite the pledge and sing the national anthem, “Majulah Singapura”, to mark our nation’s Golden Jubilee.

So do ensure that your watch’s timing is not too fast or too slow! LOL.

 

 10.   Finale

Everyone’s favourite, Kit Chan, will be doing the finale! Don’t say I didn’t tell youuuuu.

 

11.      Firework sites

The two firework sites for this year’s National Day Parade will be:

  • The Float @ Marina Bay
  • Padang

These two sites will also be the ticketed sites for Singaporeans to view the NDP 2015 Show!

SO THAT’S ABOUT IT.

I am not trying to be a spoiler or anything by telling you what to expect for NDP 15.

All I am trying to do is to just to let you know how proud I am to be a Singaporean.

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Happy 50th, my Singapore!

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