“Our Singapore” commemorates the country’s bicentennial on August 9

In celebration of the annual national day in August 9, 2019, Singapore adopts the theme “Our Singapore” in commemoration of the 54th anniversary of their separation from the Federation of Malaya and becoming an independent country.

The theme, according to the National Day Parade organizers “commemorates Singapore’s bicentennial and allows us to tell Our Singapore story from past to present. The term “our” emphasizes the collective ownership of Singapore. We are living the dreams of our pioneers, and we are now pioneers of our future”.

The logo incorporates Singapore’s symbols such as the Merlion, which was the mythical creature associated to the country by its ancestors. The crescent moon and five stars are in the national flag, as well as the national colors. It also pays tribute to the 60th anniversary of the Singaporean flag which was unveiled on 1959.

2019 Singapore National Day Parade (NDP) Returns to Padang

In a celebration of the strength and unity of the Singaporean people, this year's National Day Parade (NDP) Parade & Ceremony (P&C) segment will return to Padang. The place is where key events in Singapore’s history were held.

Fireworks will also be lit for the first time in Singapore River (Channel News Asia, 27 July 2019) and will feature key events and personalities in Singapore’s history. Other places such as Bishan, Geylang Serai, Jurong East, Punggol and Woodlands are also joining this parade by having a fireworks display.

Similar to previous years, the parade features performances from military and school bands, a 400-piece drum ensemble, solo vocalists, professional dance routines, and displays by the Singapore Armed forces, which include free fall parachute displays, tower repelling, vehicle shows, a presidential gun salute and a national flag fly-by. It will also feature floats featuring key milestones in Singapore’s history.

Reference:

  1. Channel News Asia (27 July 2019). NDP 2019: Fireworks to be set off at Singapore River for the first time. Retrieved from: http://theindependent.sg/ndp-2019-fireworks-to-be-set-off-at-singapore-river-for-the-first-time/
  2. National Day of Singapore (2019). In Wikipedia: Retrieved from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Day_(Singapore)
  3. National Day Parade Committee (2019). National Day Parade. Retrieved from: https://www.ndp.org.sg/