NDP 2017 Preview – New attractions

We attended NDP 2017 Preview last Saturday, and we really miss NDP at the floating platform!

 

NDP17 will be Singapore’s 52nd Birthday 🙂

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The amazing city skyline, the wide landscape which allows Air, Land and even Sea platforms to make an impact. The setting Sun will bring another atmosphere to the bay.

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Those Dynamic Defence Display shows really looked and sound more impactful when all SAF and Hometeam hardware turn out in full force!

You will see and hear the usual fighter jets and helicopters 🙂

 

There are several new features for NDP 17 too. Like Yum Seng, an AI host, singing Military Police.   

In addition, there are two Dynamic Defence Shows! Showcasing how SG deals with Terrorism #SGSECURE

2017 is also NS50, there is a Soldier in evey home, we salute the NSF, NSman for keeping Singapore Safe.

Not forgetting Hometeam personal for protecting Singapore day in day out too!

The theme for NDP 2017 is #OneNationTogether In this uncertain times, all Singaporeans must stand together and brave any dangers together.

 

Do you know that the hashtag (# ) is unique to Singapore’ address system too?

Video (YouTube link) : Climb the summit to reach a higher peak!

A pity the 300 drones were missing in NDP 2017 Preview, but the Fireworks were astounding 🙂

With friends and family (Cheekiemonkies), it makes our NDP Preview all the more memorable 🙂

Those heading to NDP Preview 2 tomorrow, enjoy the show! Do pop by NDP website www.ndp.org.sg for the show schedues.

-We would like to recommend taking MRT to the site. We were stuck in Marina Square carpark and surrounding roads for up to 90 minutes after the event, massive jam!

-More photos will be added to the blog over the weekend, meanwhile you can see our Facebook album here.

-Catch all our NDP events here. We were fortunate to attend the NDPs through our blog, had never been successful with the tickets balloting

-Tips for photographing Firework here

-Video (YouTube link): Leaving you with a Fun RHIB ride from NDP 49, super FUN!

Packing NDP Funpacks

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Salute to our very own Singa contingent. Whoever wish to donate or sponsor more Singas to us can reach us at our email address :p
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By now, most families should have received their NDP funpacks. Our Hip Hop brothers collected their own Funpack sometime back. We were fortunate enough to collect many Singas through collaboration with NDP related events (2015 NE3, Mobile Column, and NDP Funpacks packing)
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The usual contents in a NDP Funpack are flags, mineral water, and biscuits. The moody emoticons from the message-cards are unusual and limited edition! Pardon Boon Xin, as she has a habit of drawing 🙁 when she meant 🙂 ooops.
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It is a huge logistics undertaking to churn out and deliver 1.2million NDP funpacks across Singapore. Thanks to CSSCOM (Combat Service and Support Command), soldiers painstakingly ensure that every household can enjoy National Day Parade, even if they are not at the Padang.

Can you imagine how many weekends were burnt and the amount of efforts which went into the funpack project? Kudos to the team from CSSCOM!
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We had an opportunity to experience human-conveyor-belt at Kranji camp.
No automation, pure manpower, endless bags! No aircon.

The kids from SengkangBabies and Cheekiemonkies deserved a shoutout too!
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If you are tired, just take a rest. It is no joke for the kids to stand solid two hours without resting.
Super proud of the kids! They really give their best to ensure all Funpacks are properly packed. They even pack extra water for some Funpacks 🙂
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Video (Link): Kids were perspiring but no one wish to give up until our line reach quota of 1000!

Super energetic kids rub off each other’s positive vibes.
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Packing is made easier with the 姐姐s to accompany the kiddos. The charm is mutual 🙂
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I had to correct the kids when they were too cheeky tired and address 姐姐 as Aunties!
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The Nuffnang volunteers packed a total of 4000 Funpacks in under 2 hours, even the real Singa came out to congratulate us.
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We wished to thanks NDP Organising committee and Nuffnang for the Fun invite. We had an opportunity to experience first-hand all the hard work behind the scenes. It is all human connections, heart and perspiration to bring the goods (and hopefully smiles) across. Happy Birthday Singapore!

Do pop by Nuffnang Darye for more photos and stories. All our NDP 2015 events can be found under #NDP2015 (NE3, Mobile Column, NDP Funpacks).

ps.. All group photos above courtesy of Nuffnang’s Gillian 🙂