|NDP : Celebrations by the Bay|
For some Singaporeans, NDP tickets are a coveted treasure. Given that this is Singapore''s 50th birthday, it promises to be an event that would be much more special than the 49 NDP before it. It is no surprise that getting a seat in the Padang will be the Golden Ticket that evaded most Singaporeans due to it's limited seating.
This year, the balloting for NDP tickets is open for more than one location. Other than the Padang, Singaporeans can opt for a seat at The Float to be part of the celebration. We missed the allocation but lucky enough to be invited to The Float for NDP preview. It may not be the Padang but this is where you get to see most of the key highlights of NDP up close. For those who are into aerial display and fireworks, these are the best seats of the house!
Not sure what to expect when you are on the Float?
Here is a quick guide
If you are driving, park at Marina Square. It was relatively easy for us to get a spot on that day.Upon reaching the Float, queue for your NDP Fun pack and find a seat. Seats are first come first serve and you will be seated by rows ( No Free Seating)
|Wear a Hat|
No worries. There is one in the funpack. There is also a raincoat in the event of rain.
Get seated and enjoy the atmosphere
|Pre parade shows|
|Wave your flags|
|5 Start Tribute|
This is the first time a commercial flight is involved in a flypast!
A series of aerial displays marks the end of this segment.
A spectacular sight to mark the end of NDP
|Red Marina Bay|
Choping seats with tissues or speaking Singlish may be frown upon. Nonetheless it is these traits that made us who we are. If we can embrace both strengths and flaws, we can appreciate what we had achieved over the past 50 years. For this week, let's put differences and grievances aside and celebrate as one.