We Are Singapore: The Journey of a Song and a Nation


Discover the incredible story of 'We Are Singapore' as told by the composers and singers of the song, both old and new.

"It was a time when people felt we needed to come together, and they needed to feel what the country is about"


Road Closure Advisory For NDP 2018

In order to facilitate the event and ensure the safety of our participants, the public is advised to note the following road closure arrangements. Any inconvenience caused is regretted. Click here for more details.


NDP 2018 Parade & Ceremony

In a celebration of the strength and unity of our people, this year's National Day Parade (NDP) Parade & Ceremony (P&C) segment will bring together over 2,600 participants from different walks of life in a traditional and dignified parade that represents who we are as a nation. This demonstration of will and commitment to secure and defend our home will consist of 33 marching contingents, the Combined Schools Choir - a crowd favourite returning after a five-year hiatus - and the largest combined Military Tattoo performance for an NDP held at the Float.

Parade Key Appointment Holders

Parade Commander

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Shawn Ingkiriwang is the Commanding Officer for 140 Squadron, Air Combat Command. LTC Ingkiriwang, 36 years old, enlisted in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in 2001 and commissioned in 2003 as a Pilot.

In his 17 years of service, LTC Ingkiriwang served in various units, including as a Branch Head in the Air Intelligence Department. A Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship holder, LTC Ingkiriwang graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

Parade Regimental Sergeant Major

Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Tay Ban Heng is the Brigade Sergeant Major of 7th Singapore Infantry Brigade. MWO Tay, 44 years old, enlisted in the SAF in 1999 and joined the Guard Formation the same year.

In his 19 years of service, MWO Tay has held various appointments including Officer Commanding, Kilo Company, Specialist Cadet School and graduated with honours from the Joint Advance Warrant Officer Course in New Zealand.

Parade Layout

We Are Singapore: The Journey of a Song and a Nation


Discover the incredible story of 'We Are Singapore' as told by the composers and singers of the song, both old and new.

"It was a time when people felt we needed to come together, and they needed to feel what the country is about"

Theme Song


Singaporeans will find this year's theme song both familiar and new. NDP 2018 has taken a fresh perspective on "We Are Singapore", written in 1987, to be the NDP 2018 theme song.