Friday, August 12, 2011

NDP 2011 @ The Padang

I was at the Padang on National Day as we were given 5 free tickets. Organized by Young NTUC, we were supposed to form the largest human Singapore flag using the red and white umbrellas.

We were there after 5.30pm and seated at the back, holding the white umbrellas. We were taught the right timing to open and close the umbrellas and forming waves and moving our umbrellas to form patterns. So that when the President arrives and starts to sing the National Anthem, we will open our umbrellas to form the flag and the helicopter (below, top-right) will capture us on the screen/tv. I have to watch the repeat telecast to see how we performed that night. :)

The kids having fun with the toys in the fun packs and busy eating our tabao food.

I didn't take a lot of photos as I was recording videos instead. Here are some of them.

The Singapore flag flying past.

Working out with the umbrellas.

The spectacular fireworks!

And the ending part of the fireworks before the National Day Parade ends.

We had a great time!


  1. Oh gosh!!!! So this is the behind scene of the "Human National Flag" from top. You are a great!!!! The top view looks soooo unique and stunning!!!!!

  2. Thanks Ellena! It was very unique experience. Might not have the chance anymore if not for the free tickets. Next time I shall book a hotel room like you to see everything from the top! :)

  3. wow,真的是一次很好的体验!

  4. shan: 真的!我们的国庆庆典很难拿到票的,我只去过一次。今年也抽不到,不过在这里看也不错!

  5. Wow you are so near to the fireworks! Must be really nice and festive feel.

  6. Edith: Yes, it was great! I hope I will have a chance to get the actual tickets for ndp next time. :)