Monday, August 13, 2007
9th August 2007: 42nd National Day Parade @ Marina Bay
National Day 2007 @ Marina Bay will definitely be remembered by many Singaporeans as a special year of celebrations in its 42 years of history.
Our NDP was celebrated at the Marina Bay for the first time and there was a floating platform for the parade and performances, besides that, there were also many interesting events around the Marina Bay, making National Day celebrations 1 month long instead of just the actual day itself.
I joined my colleague Karen and her friends at the Esplanade Promenade, watching the parade and fireworks segments, soaking in with many many people around the Marina Bay area. It was a great atmosphere and there were quite a number of people who went there early to get a good location to watch the parade segment and fireworks.
We waited there for a few hours (Karen and her group was there much earlier) and got ourselves enjoying the hot sun, talking away and relaxing. When evening approaches, we prepared for the parade action proper to take place.
The pre-parade segment started and the adventure began:
Super Puma dropping off the Red Lions Parachuters
We are in the middle of the sky!
Arrival of the Chinnok carrying our National Flag , escorted by 4 Apaches
F16s saluting the Nation
Our Chinnok blessing the viewers with "holy water"
My fireworks taken on NDP 2007 was not really up to my standards, disappointed with the photos taken, needs to maintain a better consistency and improvements on taking fireworks. Do drop by my flickr home page and take a look at more photos!
At the end of the day, it was great fun and Happy National Day !