Without Lee Kuan Yew, NDP will not feel the same anymore

NDP (National Day Parade) will never feel the same again.

Whether you were watching previous NDP “Live” or behind the TV, the loudest applause is not for the Red Lions or Fireworks, but one old Mr Lee walking down the steps.

Thanks to Mr Lee Kuan Yew and our pioneers, we can call Singapore home.
Lee Kuan Yew NDP

Alas, he will not be there to celebrate SG50 with us, his empty seat will remind us that something is missing.
This 09Aug, there will be tears when we sing Majulah Singapura.
Remembering Lee Kuan Yew
(image credit Fanpage RememberingLeeKuanYew)

One People. One Nation. One Singapore.

I need to share Singapore’s history and achievements with the kids again.
Thank you for everything Mr Lee Kuan Yew (老Lee), may you Rest In Peace.

NDP Parade 2013 NE3

At last Sat’s National Day Parade (NDP Parade) NE3 event, we sang our hearts out.
It will be hard to find a better occasion to profess our love for Singapore.

Mari kita rakyat Singapura
sama-sama menuju bahagia;
Cita-cita kita yang mulia,
berjaya Singapura

We were invited to participate in 2013’s NDP NE 3 (National Education).

The ceremony colours are Red and White πŸ™‚

The four hosts kept the audience entertained and laughing. Afterall, it is a 3 hours show, and some kids might become restless πŸ™‚

5.55PM – Red Lions start free falling from above ! Always a crowd favourite, love the colourful trails they leave behind.

The little boy (with his remote control) dispatch Apaches and Leopard tanks to our Stage !

Our hometeam helps to secure the perimeter. We need to let the terrorists know that Singapore is not an easy target.

In the event of industrial incident, we can always rely on our SCDF team.

6.16PM – We are not done with dynamic display yet! Look towards the direction of Merlion and spot our CoastGuards and Navy as they hunt down the bad guys.

Ah Boys to Men. So many kids in fatigues dash to the stage.

We love the Singapore tattoos, they bring up an additional element of Fun, and Pride !

Kids are definitely fired up, and anticipating more FUN.

An overhead camera gave us a bird’s eye view of the parade. Splendid atmosphere !

6.50PM – Singapore Flag fly past on Chinook escorted by Apaches. We sing our National Anthem with gusto.

6:52PM – F16 Starburst, followed by F15 afterburners ! Very LOUD !

6.53PM – 21 Guns salute as Minister (or President on actual day) inspects the contingents.

7.02PM – F15 returns !

** Make sure kids clear their bladders before 6.30PM, factor in hugh Toilet-jams. You do not want to miss the fighter jets ! **

As the sky darkens, we get ready our lightings πŸ™‚

Love the Flashcards, everytime they synchronise, Singapore’s folk tales are displayed in vibrant colours ! Hello Redhill, Sister Islands and Singapura !

This fits into NDP 2013’s theme “Many stories..One Singapore” perfectly.

Some creative 3D lasers transform floating platform into soccer field or basketball court ! Our sportsmen and women show us their touch.

8.14PM – Fireworks (photo recycled from 2012)

Boon Kang(2) was singing out loud the National songs, Boon Xin(4) was busy dancing and Boon Yee(3) waves his light sabre like a young Jedi (be careful the spectators infront !)

Boon Wee(1) was deep in thoughts, what does it mean to be a Singaporean?
When we sing our National Anthem, when we recite our pledge, what is the significance?

He will be joining his Primary 5 kakis in next year’s National Day NE session.

Performers gather back at the stage for the finale. If you ask us which is our favourite segment, we all love the jumping\swimming\singing Merlion !

We will sing together, scream at the fireworks, and Majulah Singapura again πŸ™‚

Good harvesting for the kids, the Funpack is really well stocked with drinks and biscuits. There is no need for us to bring our own snacks.

This is our fist NDP parade after five failed ballot attempts. We really treasure the opportunity to celebrate the Nation’s birthday (upcoming) together, as a Family.

We hope more families will get to experience the sensation. We do not even need 09Aug to feel the pulsation, any NDP Rehearsal (NE 1 to 3) will be good enough to drum up our patriotic feelings πŸ™‚

Video : NDP 2013 NE 3

Happy Birthday Singapore !

For more photos and NDP updates :
– our photos on our Fanpage
– NDpeeps NE3 photo (official NDP Fanpage)
http://ndp.org.sg/highlights
NDP road closures
– our 2012 Fireworks and photography tips