You know you are witnessing the lead-up to the country’s National Day when the island starts turning a particular shade of red and white – largely from the flags fluttering from buildings, houses and even cars.
Singapore's National Day Parade narrates how the city achieved independence amid severe doubt it could survive at all.
The Singapore story is well known – how it achieved independence in 1965 amid severe doubt it could survive at all with its tiny size and severe lack of natural resources.
Yet the island succeeded against the odds, deftly navigating its way through stormy waters of domestic turmoil, regional strife and international politics.
Audience members sit back to enjoy a stunning spectacle of military parades, multi-cultural song-and-dance performances and aerial high jinks capped by a breathtaking firework extravaganza set against the stunning cityscape framed by the Marina Waterfront.
With the lush displays, rousing songs and pulsating energy creating such an electric atmosphere, why, you’d almost think that you were Singaporean. (From Singapore Tourism Board website)