A glimpse of Singapore’s National Day Parade 2011 in pictures and captions.
This year’s National Day Parade (NDP) logo depicts the passion and dynamism of the NDP 2011 theme “Majulah! The Singapore Spirit”, which calls on all Singaporeans to move forward together to overcome challenges and build a better Singapore.
The five figures symbolise brightly burning flames whose soaring motion reflects Singaporeans’ constant drive for higher levels of success as a nation. The two central figures form the shape of a heart which represents our love for Singapore and the compassion in our society as we celebrate 46 years of independence. The five stars stand for our nation’s ideals of democracy, justice, equality, peace and progress.
The shades of red reflect Singaporeans from all walks of life. The overall vivid red colour signifies our unity, determination and can-do spirit that bond us in times of success and adversity.
Courtesy of NDP 2011 Official Site.
First up, the pre-parade segment.
Close-up of NDP Red Lion (Parachuter)
Act 1: Dynamic Defence Display
Chinook flying across Marina Bay
Chinook hovering above water in front of Merlion
Courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/junefoo/5994264370/
Act 1: Parade & Ceremony
21 Gun Salute from Floating Platform
The canon balls were actually being fired from canons placed on platforms floating on water.
Act 2: Birth
Act 3: Growing Up
The Dugong, a specie native to the Southeast Asia region, was featured in Act 3.
Courtesy of http://www.ndp.org.sg/#/performance?id=22&sub=7
Unfortunately, the official NDP site did not upload videos on Acts 4 & 5.
It’s okay though since the pyrotechnic and firework displays stole the show for the last 2 acts.
Firework display from the Marina Bay Boulevard Waterfront
Firework Display from Marina Bay Sands Skypark
Firework Display from Fullerton Hotel
Close-up of Firework Display