[About this blog] Inspired by local soccer player Mike Lim during my rookie reporter days at Singapore Polytechnic, I set up this blog in August 2002. I feel that blogging is a novel platform to document interesting facets of my life and my thoughts on certain issues. [Email blogger] ephraim@singnet.com.sg

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

[Here's how you can watch the NDP without tickets]
Fret not if you are not one of the lucky 27,000 spectators who will be seated at The Float@Marina Bay come 9 August - it can only accommodate 27,000 people as compared to other venues such at the Padang and the former 55,000 seater National Stadium.

But you won't need a ticket to catch the highlights of this year's National Day Parade. And you might even have to choose from some eight events to soak in the mood and the nine screens that will be beaming the parade "live" as well.

These events include "Celebrate @ the Singapore Flyer", "Our Love Stories, Our Singapore at the Esplanade", HomeTeamNS-Youth Network National Day at the Event Plaza of Marina Bay Sands, "Made in SG" at Marina Barrage, National University of Singapore Students' Union Rag Day at the Promontory@Marina Bay and the Young NTUC Celebrates! National Day at the Padang.

Some key moments to take note while on the go are the ariel display (catch the F16 flypast and see the Red Lions burst through the air), parts of the Dynamic Defence Display and the 21-gun salute on water near Merlion Park. Also, don't forget the pyromusical just slightly after 8pm!

Resorts World Sentosa adds to the list with its celebration titled "Rejoycing with Singapore this National Day". Some 5,000 senior citizens will also enjoy free entry to Universal Studios and there will be a special fireworks display at 9pm at the same venue.

Now all you have to do is to let your legs do the walking - for now. Because the probability of you getting a ticket will just get better - when the Parade makes its way to the Sports Hub eventually.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would one bother to sit through yet another 'encore' performance that is the NDP.

The sane would have lost interest at least two decades ago.

If you want real ideas and improvement just boycott it for a few years. That is certainly guaranteed to wake up the ideas of some fatheads in govt and thr civil service.

Thursday, July 21, 2011 5:50:00 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

who in his or her right mind would want to watch another NDP parade?
its only for those without a life.

Friday, July 22, 2011 1:24:00 am

Blogger Ephraim Loy 黎传志 said...

Some bring their children along for family bonding while others go with their boyfriend/girlfriend to catch the fireworks.

I'm not sure about you.

Sunday, July 24, 2011 11:14:00 am


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