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NDP 2012

This post is about our experience yesterday when we saw how Singaporeans and other tourists unite to celebrate the National Day (Singapore). According to Wikipedia, The National Day of Singapore is celebrated every year on 9 August, in commemoration of Singapore's independence from Malaysia in 1965. This holiday features a National Day Parade, an address by the Prime Minister of Singapore, and fireworks celebrations.

We started our day doing the laundry and cooking lunch. Then at past 1 in the afternoon we headed to Suntec City Mall. Gyun-Wo told me that he wants us to visit the Fountain of Wealth where we can make a wish. We went there and we did the instructions on how to make a wish in the fountain.

After malling in Suntec City Mall, we went to Marina Bay..and guess what?! We were laughing when we arrived at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel! We don't remember how we got there when we were supposed to be in Marina Bayfront. Haha! Anyway good thing we were able to arrive to where were supposed to go.

Then we spent some time walking inside the Marina Bay Theaters Museum and Shoppes. It is a mall with a lot of shoppes that are so popular such as Prada, Chanel, Hermes, LV, and a lot more! We waited for our friends to come since they told us they will also watch the parade. We don't have tickets so we weren't able to watch the whole program. It's okay because all I wanted to see is the fireworks display. Haha!

The program started by having helicopters carry the flag of Singapore, followed by jets in sky, there were also soldiers that walked for the parade, there were performances, Prime Minister appearance/speech, and my fave the Fireworks Display!

There are a lot of things that happened not only yesterday but days before the parade there were also promotions and contests held. Singapore flags all around the country. It's a very happy celebration. We enjoyed being part of it. Here are some of the photos of yesterday's event.

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