Anniversaries are meant to be celebrated with gusto and Singapore knows just how to party when it comes to National Day. Observed on August 9, the yearly affair marks Singapore’s independence from Malaysia. The city dresses for the occasion with flags lining the buildings, patriotic songs pervades the airwaves, people kitted out in red and white, and of course, the National Day Parade (NDP).
Here’s the NDP in a nutshell: impressive aerial displays, military parades, and multicultural performances – all wrapped up with stunning fireworks. However, this year's NDP is going to be different. For one, NDP has been postponed to August 21, and only a ceremonial parade will mark August 9. Celebrations have also been moved to the Float @ Marina Bay, where a scaled-down audience will spectate. For the rest of us, it will be a digitalised and immersive affair with a series of home engagement activities to encourage audience participation throughout the day.
If you're planning to pop the poppers outdoors, remember to wear a face mask, remain in the mandatory group size, and maintain a one-metre safe distance between each other. With that in mind, here's everything you need to know about NDP2021.
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