HOME SWEET HOME: A sea of red and white seats, this year National Day Parade (NDP) will be held at the conventional air-conditioned National Stadium Sports Hub.
(PHOTO: Amelia Wong)
NOTHING NEW: This is Mr Chan’s third year serving as a community volunteer emergency response team. Previously he was deployed at Marina Platform. Said Mr Chan Chee Yoong, 42 “I want to serve the community and I’m proud that Singapore is celebrating the nation’s birthday together.” (PHOTO: Amelia Wong)
SHOWTIME: Motivators from Republic Polytechnic helps the audience snap a picture during NE show two. (PHOTO: Kimberley Jeremiah)
ON HIGH ALERT: Security guards stand just outside OCBC arena, ensuring that the NDP rehearsals goes on safely. (PHOTO: Amelia Wong)
LEADERS OF TOMORROW: Mentors from Touch Communities assists the motivators and takes care of their welfare to ensure that their performance goes smoothly.
(PHOTO: Amelia Wong)
STRONG WILLED: Handicap Welfare Association (HWA) participants shows their abilities despite their disabilities in the song signing segment performance. (PHOTO: Amelia Wong)
ON FLEEK: Makeup artist from Cosmoprof helps with the makeup for all the performers. (PHOTO: Kimberley Jeremiah)
NOT JUST FIGHTING WARS: NSFs are deployed every year to NDP to provide support to the participants and ensuring that they are well taken care of. (PHOTO: Amelia Wong)
LIGHTING THINGS UP: A booth is set up at the holding room to ensure that the costumes are ready for performance. (PHOTO: Amelia Wong)
COFFEE BREAK: Military experts, warrant officers and officers guide uniformed groups with foot drills for the parade. SWO Jennifer Tan, 50 (Right) was the first female Parade RSM (Regimental Sergeant Major) back in 2011. This year, she is a drill sergeant helping uniformed groups with their foot drills and precision. I went through the path and I know it is not easy so I want to make it as smooth as possible for the RSM.” (PHOTO; Kimberley Jeremiah)
DANCING FOR THE NATION: Youths from SOKA association are performing in act six. One of the performers, Phua Jie Min, 21, said that participating in NDP aligns with the values of SOKA which is to add value to communities.
(PHOTO: Kimberley Jeremiah)
PASSING TIME: While waiting for their performance to commence, schoolboys pass time by playing card games at the OCBC arena holding room.
(PHOTO: Kimberly Jeremiah)