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NDP 2017: Themed MRT trains to run until Aug 27

The NDP-themed trains will run until Aug 27, 2017. (Photo: Land Transport Authority) SINGAPORE: Four National Day Parade (NDP)-themed MRT trains were launched on Monday (Jul 17) morning to celebrate this year’s National Day. The trains will run on the North South-East West lines, the North-East Line, the Circle Line and the Downtown Line until Aug 27, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA). image: The NDP-themed trains will run until Aug 27, 2017. (Photo: Land Transport Authority) Photos posted on Facebook by LTA showed the interior of a themed trainRead More

The NDP 2017 funpack, unveiled

The funpack given out during the 2017 NE show. (Photo: Chan Luo Er)  SINGAPORE: This year’s National Day Parade (NDP) funpack is one of the lightest in NDP history at about 1.5kg – and will include fewer items that can do more, organisers said on Monday (Jul 17).  One of the items in the pack is a clap banner which is also a fan. When smacked against a palm, it produces a clapping sound; it can be spread out, too, to use as a banner. The move to reduce the numberRead More

Launch of music album, concept trains among plans for NS50 week

ile photo of NSmen. (Photo: TODAY)  SINGAPORE: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of National Service (NS) in Singapore, a slew of events and activities have been planned for NS50 week from Aug 1 to 10 and these include the release of a music album and the launch of concept trains for the occasion. According to the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), August is of historical significance as it marks the enlistment of the first batch of full-time national servicemen in 1967. The pioneer batch of enlistees reported on Aug 17 thatRead More


The theme for this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) is “#OneNationTogether”, a rallying call to unite all Singaporeans to stand together and overcome all odds together. ‘One Nation’ is to remind Singaporeans that regardless of origin and background, we belong as one people and one nation. It encourages Singaporeans to harness our diversity and to leave no one behind as we strive towards an even brighter future. ‘Together’ emphasises the importance of unity in times of uncertainty and challenges ahead and represents a call-to-action for all Singaporeans to overcome theRead More

re National Day Parade 2017 to feature 300 unmanned drones

SINGAPORE: Three hundred unmanned drones will take to the skies at the National Day Parade (NDP) for the first time in the parade’s history, organisers said on Thursday (Jul 6). It will be Southeast Asia’s biggest display of such drones, they said, adding that the performance aims to “inspire Singaporeans to imagine the immense opportunities that (the) future brings”. Colonel Tan Tiong Keat, chairman of the Show and Dynamic Defence Display committee, said that the parade was “modelled after a typical birthday celebration, where families and friends gather to reflect, to celebrateRead More

What to look out for at National Day Parade 2017

SINGAPORE: This year’s National Day Parade (NDP), which will be held at the Marina Bay Floating Platform, will pay special tribute to national servicemen as Singapore celebrates 50 years of National Service. At a media showcase on Tuesday (Jun 13), organisers said the parade will feature the largest military tattoo performance in NDP history. The Dynamic Defence Display (D3) segment – a crowd favourite – will also make a return after a two-year hiatus. The NS50 tribute will include a Salute from the Nation segment, where about 2,000 participants fromRead More

National Day Parade ticket applications open next Tuesday

SINGAPORE: Ticket applications for this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) will open from next Tuesday (May 23) to Jun 4, the parade’s organising committee said on Thursday. Singapore citizens and permanent residents can apply for tickets to the two preview shows on Jul 22 and Jul 29, or the NDP on Aug 9. They can choose to apply for two, four or six tickets, although applicants should note that the lower the number of tickets applied for, the higher the chances of obtaining them, the news release said. Successful applicantsRead More