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A: NDP ticket application window is open from 00:00Hrs SGT, 23 May 2019 to 23:59Hrs SGT, 2 June 2019. You may apply for tickets through the following methods:
• Web application portal on the NDP website
• AXS station
• SAM kiosk
A: Successful applicants will be notified via email on 24 June. For collection of tickets, successful applicants have to produce the QR code included in the email notification and original photo verification e.g. NRIC, student’s pass or driver’s license.
A: As Singapore commemorates its Bicentennial, the NDP will be held at the Padang where many key events in Singapore’s history were held. It will be a special NDP that will reflect how far we have come and our common aspirations for Singapore.
A: Funpacks will be distributed to attendees of NDP 2019 during the events. Also, do look out for contests where you could win Funpacks by participating in them!
A: There will be road closures to facilitate the proceedings of the event. For information on the location and timing of the road closures, please refer to https://www.ndp.org.sg/traffic_advisory.html
A: You may contact us via email at feedback@ndp.org.sg or our hotline at 1800-637-2019 (1800-NDP-2019). The operating hours for the hotline are Mon to Fri - 9:00am to 6:00pm.
1. To bring the National Day Parade (NDP) to more Singaporeans, the National Day celebrations will be extended on 10 August 2019 through a series of celebratory activities at five heartland sites – Bishan, Geylang Serai, Jurong East, Punggol and Woodlands. At these sites, residents can enjoy carnivals organised by the People’s Association (PA) and the grassroots organisations, get up-close to the Mobile Column and view dazzling firework displays that will conclude the 10 August celebratory activities.

2. Speaking about the heartland celebrations, Chairman of the NDP Heartlands Committee Colonel (COL) Lim Lit Lam said, “We are very excited this year to partner PA to have the carnivals organised at the heartlands for more Singaporeans. This is a special year, not just because of the bicentennial, but this is also the 50th year since the Mobile Column first rolled down the Padang in NDP 1969. We also wanted to bring a slice of NDP to the heartlands on 10 August… More than 5000 personnel from PA, Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and Home Team will be involved. We wish that many Singaporeans will come and join us and soak in the festivities, come and experience a slice of NDP 2019 on 10 August at the various heartland (locations).”

3. Residents can look forward to fun-filled activities at the carnival of each heartland site, such as laser tag at Bishan, a formation performance with umbrellas by residents and students at Woodlands, as well as traditional games and old-school treats at Punggol for those keen to relive nostalgic moments. There will also be whimsical photo-worthy spots with PAssionArts visual art pieces and hands on art experiences at Geylang Serai and Jurong East.

4. Sharing about the heartland carnivals, PA Group Director (Partnership) Jeanie Tan said, “This year, being a special year, PA and our grassroots organisations are happy to organise the five mega Heartland carnival celebrations. We have been working since March this year, with volunteers and partners on the ground to put together interesting activities for their carnivals. Each district’s celebrations will have its own unique characteristic, for example drone laser tag and games, and art pieces to engage residents. We would like to thank the communities and partners for bringing in different activities for our residents to come together and celebrate our nation’s birthday.” As part of these celebratory efforts, PA and the NDP Executive Committee have also arranged to give out 50,000 NDP Funpacks. Residents are to register at their nearest Community Clubs on a first-come-first-served basis from 22 July 2019 for free tickets to redeem the NDP Funpacks at the five carnival locations on 10 August 2019.

5. Extending their operations beyond the NDP for the first time, the Mobile Column will travel to the five heartland sites on 10 August and park down at each site for the public to get up-close with the Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) and Home Team’s platforms. Speaking about the conduct of the Mobile Column to the heartland sites, Chairman of the NDP Celebrations and Mobile Column Committee COL Yeo Hwee Bin said, “This year, more than 60 vehicles will be traveling to five heartland sites via four routes, passing by many key Singapore landmarks. This large-scale and complex islandwide operation also demonstrates the close integration between the SAF and Home Team, and our operational capabilities. Singaporeans will be able to experience the mobile column up close when we drive through their residential areas.” COL Yeo also shared that Singaporeans will also be able to view the Mobile Column traveling to the heartlands through a live-stream on the NDP website – a first for the NDP. He said, “To enhance viewing experience to more Singaporeans, live-streaming featuring a 360-degree view will be available on the NDP website. Singaporeans can have the view of the vehicle crew as we travel Singapore’s roads towards the heartlands. For Singaporeans wanting to welcome the Mobile Column at their neighbourhood, they are able to check the progress and live location of the Mobile Column on the NDP website on 10 August. We hope that by bringing the Mobile Column to the heartlands, Singaporeans will have a memorable experience in celebrating the nation’s 54th birthday.”

6. In addition to the five heartland sites, there will also be ground-up celebratory efforts organised by grassroots volunteers and residents at various locations. Residents are invited to join in for these celebratory efforts, and also view the Mobile Column as it passes through their neighbourhoods.

7. Singaporeans are also encouraged to join the NDP 2019 conversation by uploading photographs, well-wishes, reflections or stories on their personal social media accounts using the hashtag #NDP2019, as well as tagging official NDP accounts – Facebook (www.facebook.com/NDPeeps) and Instagram (@NDPeeps). Singaporeans can also visit NDP social media accounts via Facebook, Instagram and Youtube (www.youtube.com.sg/NDPeeps) for interesting information on this year’s NDP.
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The National Day Parade (NDP) 2019 Multimedia Committee is co-helmed by:
Name Introduction
MAJ Wong Wai Keat
黄伟杰少校
Chairman of the Multimedia Committee
多媒体筹委会主
His first involvement in the NDP, Major (MAJ) Wong Wai Keat leads the committee in producing films and animations for NDP 2019. These elements complement NDP 2019’s integrated show concept that celebrates our shared values passed on from generation to generation that forged our nation.
Royston Tan
陈子谦
Multimedia Director
多媒体总监
Another first-timer in the NDP is critically-acclaimed film director Royston Tan. He has produced 10 short films and 8 animations to be shown during the Show segment, to tell the stories of ordinary Singaporeans overcoming adversity with resilience and courage.

The NDP 2019 Multimedia Committee also includes a Content Team and a Live Feed Team:

Introduction Number of Members
Content Team
The Content Team is in charge of coordinating the production of NDP multimedia products, including ensuring the quality of raw footage, and that the final product supports the story-telling of each Act. Where archival footage and sound clips are required, the Content Team liaises with partners like the National Library Board.

Upon the finalisation of the multimedia products, the Content Team then generates lyrics and subtitles for the songs and films. The products are then vetted for quality, before being screened during technical and system runs.

At technical and system runs that take place few times a week during the lead-up to NDP, the Content Team checks that their multimedia products show up well on the LED screens at the Padang. Any issues identified are immediately rectified by the team to ensure that multimedia components will run smoothly during NDP.
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Live Feed Team
The Live Feed Team oversees the set-up and dismantling of professional cameras during the technical and system runs, system runs and rehearsals. They also assist the main cameraman, who captures the essence and captivating moments of the NDP. To ensure a flawless execution of each NDP segment, review sessions are held after every rehearsal. The Live Feed Team takes charge of recording footage during rehearsal for review purposes. With the mass formations in NDP2019 during the Parade & Ceremony and Show segments, the Live Feed Team also oversees the deployment of drones to capture aerial shots of these formations. 43
Background

To narrate the story of Singapore’s progress from past to present, this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) will comprise heartwarming films and stunning animations. In particular, these multimedia efforts will illustrate the Generation-to-Generation theme through the NDP 2019 theme song music video and the visuals that complement the six Acts.

Multimedia Products

1. NDP 2019 Theme Song Music Video

The music video for the NDP 2019 theme song “Our Singapore” featured an intergenerational cast of 300 Singaporeans from all walks to life to symbolise passing on the baton of nationbuilding from one generation to the next.

2. NDP 2019 Films and Animations

The Generation-to-Generation theme is woven into the NDP through the following multimedia elements:

Act and Title Multimedia Highlights
Prologue NDP2019 kicks off with an animation depicting the development and progress of Singapore over 700 years. Besides telling the story of our ancestors’ arrival in Singapore, at the Singapore River, the 90-second long animation also tracks the contributions of generations of Singaporeans in transforming Singapore to become the modern city that it is today.
Act One
Our People
The Parade and Ceremony segment brings together over 2,600 participants across different generations and organisations in a traditional and dignified parade. A film featuring five participants and their motivations for taking part in NDP will be screened after the parade forms up.
Act Two
Our Strength
The Mobile Column features participants across generations in a show of strength and continued commitment to the defence and security of Singapore. To complement the “Our Strength, Our Singapore” segment, there will be a film that salutes the Merdeka Generation for their service and contributions as early builders of National Service.
Act Three
Our River
To reflect our multiculturalism, the Show opens with a film featuring Singaporeans speaking in different languages and dialects about how their ancestors brought their rich cultures to Singapore, creating the vibrant multicultural and multiracial city we know as Singapore now.

Interspersed with the dazzling Show performance are four short interviews that explore our heritage by discussing weddings, festivals, folklore, and food.

As the Act concludes with a kaleidoscopic formation representing our multiculturalism performed by the stage performers, the LED screens will have corresponding montages of Singaporeans of different races, cultures and ages coming together in the form of Singapore island.
Act Four
Our Nation
To reflect the value of resilience that have been passed on from generation to generation, this Act opens with a film featuring close-ups of four Singaporeans who speak of their challenges – retired healthcare advisor Iris Verghese Sim; music producer and rapper Wheelsmith; social entrepreneur Anil David; and war survivor Helen Joseph.

The second film features the protagonists drawing strength and inspiration from the community and the people around them, to overcome their challenges. The film also sees the protagonists speaking about the people who had inspired them to never give up.

The final film focuses on how the protagonists have overcome their challenges, and how they had reached out to those around them, to strengthen their communities and inspire others.
Act Five
Our Dreams
In this Act, the Multimedia Committee utilises soundbites to draw on the voices of Singaporeans across generations to represent the dreams that our pioneers had for our country, and the fulfilment of those dreams in Our Singapore. It will also highlight the dreams of our youth, as pioneers of the future.

The Act opens with the voices of our pioneers, as they speak of their dreams for Singapore. It slowly transitions to soundbites from our children, as they talk about how they are living out the dreams of our pioneers. On stage, the performers create formations depicting iconic images of modern day Singapore.
Act Six
Our Singapore
The final film montage brings together the people featured across the different acts. Through group portraits, viewers will realise that the individuals portrayed in the interview montages in the earlier Acts are related, through bloodlines or friendships that cut across race and religion.
Name Introduction
Colonel (COL) Lim Han Yong
林汉勇上校
Chairman of the Show Committee
表演筹委会主
NDP 2019 is COL Lim’s third involvement with NDP. His last involvement was in 2010 as the Operations Officer for the Mobile Column Committee, when the Column last travelled to the heartlands.

This year, he helms the Show Committee, and leads the team in delivering an immersive Show.

Dick Lee
李迪文
Creative Director
创意总监
Mr Lee is no stranger to NDP as this is his fifth NDP as the Creative Director. He had previously directed the 2010 and 2015 NDP Shows held at the Padang. He was also the Creative Director in 2002 and 2014. A cultural medallion winner, Mr Lee is also the composer of well-loved NDP songs – Home, We Will Get There, and Our Singapore.

Dr Sydney Tan
陈天赐
Music Director
音乐总监
NDP 2019 is Dr Tan’s sixth involvement in NDP. He had produced many familiar NDP theme songs, including Home (1998), What Do You See? (2009), and most recently, We Are Singapore (2018). The NDP audience can look forward to listening to Dr Tan’s music at the Show.

Royston Tan
陈子谦
Multimedia Director
多媒体总监
Critically-acclaimed film director Royston Tan is joining NDP for the first time this year. Mostly known for his works 15 (2002) and 881 (2007, Mr Tan also directed this year’s theme song music video.

Mr Tan has also produced some short films that will be played during the Show.

Peter Loh Keng Hong
罗经鸿
Technical Director
技术总监
Mr Peter Loh returns to NDP once again to serve as the Technical Director. He has over a decade’s worth of experience in NDP, and is the resident Technical Director of the Singapore Grand Prix.

Mr Loh’s experience provides a steady pair of hands behind the scenes, and is critical to realizing the creative vision of the team.

Yang Derong
杨德荣
Art Director
艺术总监
Mr Yang reprises his role as Art Director this year. He was previously involved in NDP in 2010, 2014 and 2015 as well.

He designed this year’s logo, which features a lion and the elements of our national flag. He is behind the decorations that will adorn the Padang, and is also the creative force behind the costumes on display. The NDP audience can look forward to seeing his art and contributions on display during the Show.



2. The Show participants are listed in the table below:
Hosts Ebi Shankara, Joakim Gomez, Siti Khalijah and Sonia Chew
Parade Announcer William Xavier
Prologue
Performers
  • 72 performers from Academie Of Stars
  • 176 students from the Combined School Marching Band, comprising 72 students from Bowen Secondary School and 104 students from Deyi Secondary School
  • 12 performers from Danz People
  • 95 performers from Martial House
  • 120 students From Republic Polytechnic
  • 350 motivators from TOUCH Community Services


Artistes
  • Caitlin Tan
  • Dominic Chin/li>
  • Frances Lee
  • Heema Izzati Zainudin
  • Jordin Tan
  • Nurjannah Qurratul' Farhaien Mohamad Faizal
  • Syah Riszuan
Red Lions
  • Major Arnold Low
  • 1st Warrant Officer (1WO) Melvin Ho
  • 1WO Ng Chin Hun
  • 1WO Ivan Low
  • 2WO Lim Chun Heng
  • 2WO Ong Kah Soon
  • 3WO Jeffery Heng
  • Master Sergeant (MSG) S. Rajenthiran
  • MSG Bruce Lee
Our Bicentennial
Floats
  • Singapore Volunteer Rifle Corps (established in 1854)
  • Tanjong Pagar Dock Company (established in 1864)
  • The Straits Times (established in 1845)
  • Robinsons (established in 1858)
  • Singapore General Hospital (1821)
  • Singapore Fire Brigade (established in 1888) / Singapore Police Force (established in 1820)
  • Post Office Savings Bank (established in 1877)
  • General Post Office (established in 1819)
Act Three: Our River
400 performers from People’s Association
Act Four: Our Nation
Performers
  • 600 performers from The Singapore SOKA Association


  • Artistes
    • Bani Hadir
    • Beverly Morata
    • Fariz Jabba
    • Mel Ferdinands
    • Robert Fernando
    • Wheelsmith
    • Yung Raja
    Act Five: Our Dreams
    Performers
  • 900 students from Hua Yi Secondary School, Juying Primary School, Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School, and Temasek Secondary School


  • Artistes
    • Caitlin Tan
    • Clement Chow
    • Heema Izzati Zainudin
    • Jordin Tan
    • Nurjannah Qurratul' Farhaien Mohamad Faizal
    • Sara Wee
    • Syah Riszuan
    Act Six: Our Singapore
  • 900 students from Hua Yi Secondary School, Juying Primary School, Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School, and Temasek Secondary School


  • Artistes
    • Bani Hadir
    • Beverly Morata
    • Caitlin Tan
    • Clement Chow
    • Dominic Chin
    • Fariz Jabba
    • Frances Lee
    • Heema Izzati Zainudin
    • Jacintha Abisheganaden
    • Jordin Tan
    • Mel Ferdinands
    • Nurjannah Qurratul' Farhaien Mohamad Faizal
    • Rahimah Rahim
    • Ramli Sarip
    • Robert Fernando
    • Sara Wee
    • Syah Riszuan
    • Wheelsmith
    • Yung Raja
    Highlights

    1. Commemorating Our Bicentennial

    To commemorate Singapore’s bicentennial, there will be a nostalgic segment titled Our Bicentennial in the Prologue that will feature a parade of eight floats representing organisations that have played a role in building Singapore in our early years, and continue to be relevant today. The floats highlight the transformation of Singapore, signifying how far we have come. The organisations represented are:
    1. Singapore Volunteer Rifle Corps (established in 1854)
    2. Tanjong Pagar Dock Company (established in 1864)
    3. The Straits Times (established in 1845)
    4. Robinsons (established in 1858)
    5. Singapore General Hospital (1821)
    6. Singapore Fire Brigade (established in 1888) / Singapore Police Force (established in 1820)
    7. Post Office Savings Bank (established in 1877)
    8. General Post Office (established in 1819)


    2. Returning Crowd Favourites

    Spectators can look forward to the Red Lions, a perennial crowd favourite, returning to the Padang this year. Descending from a height of 10,000 feet, the Red Lion will thrill spectators with their precision and skill. Spectators can also look forward to singalong sessions featuring classic NDP songs such as One People, One Nation, One Singapore, Stand Up for Singapore, Count on Me Singapore and Our Singapore, that will bookmark each of the Show Acts.

    3. An Immersive and Visually Exciting Experience

    To provide a more immersive experience for spectators, 50 light trusses surround the spectator stands at the Padang to create a panoramic and visually captivating display. Each spectator will also receive an LED wristband that will light up in unison with the Show Acts for the first time. With the LED wristband, spectators become an integral part of the Show by collectively creating massive visual displays.

    In line with the concept of a forward-looking Show, the Acts will portray the vibrancy of our youth through a brilliant display of costumes and props to complement the performances. Act Three, Our River, will feature mass dance formations that represent our multiculturalism, transforming the stage into a kaleidoscope of colours. Act Four, Our Nation, will feature drums that light up to the rhythm of the music. A six-metre tall metallic lion will make its way to the stage in Act Five, Our Dreams, accompanied by a stunning laser show.

    4. Real-life Stories to Inspire Singaporeans

    Four stories will be featured during Act Four, Our Nation, that see ordinary Singaporeans across different backgrounds overcome adversities with resilience and courage. These stories will resonate with Singaporeans as they tell of the challenges faced by other Singaporeans, their struggles, and how they eventually managed to overcome their challenges.

    Act Four, Our Dreams, will also pull at spectators’ heartstrings with quotes from everyday Singaporeans that reflect our collective dreams. Our Dreams aims to reaffirm Singaporeans’ conviction to continue building our country as pioneers of tomorrow.

    Act Act Name, Subtext, and National Day Song Inspiration Synopsis
    Prologue Our Bicentennial This year’s show opens with a bang. Starting the show is an energetic and upbeat rendition of Our Singapore that is performed by 825 youths and children from Academie Of Stars, Danz People, Martial House and TOUCH Community Services.

    The Red Lions return to the Padang. The audience can also expect to see an item featuring a combined school marching band by students from Bowen Secondary School and Deyi Secondary School, as well as dancers from Republic Polytechnic.

    Rounding off the prologue is a segment titled Our Bicentennial, where the Padang will play host to a parade of floats featuring eight organisations that grew alongside Singapore since the 19th century.
    1 Our People

    “One Nation Marching On”

    From
    We Are Singapore
    The SAF and HomeTeam Volunteer Corps makes its appearance at NDP as a marching contingent for the first time. Additionally, there will be a performance by the combined drum band comprising drummers from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Band, Singapore National Cadet Corps Band and Association for Persons with Special Needs Tanglin School. This year’s enhanced aerial display will also see the Multi-Role Tanker Transport make its inaugural Flypast.
    2 Our Strength

    “One Nation Strong and Free”

    From One United People
    The Mobile Column returns to the Padang this year, 50 years after its first appearance in 1969. Showcasing platforms from both the SAF and HomeTeam, this act underscores Singapore’s readiness to defend and secure our homeland. It also highlights our strength in contributing to peace and security in the region and the world.
    3 Our River

    “Strangers When We First Began”

    From One People, One Nation, One Singapore
    Our River celebrates Singapore’s rich multicultural heritage. Singapore River was the site where many of our ancestors begun their lives in Singapore, and the bustle around the river underscores the diverse backgrounds of our ancestors.

    Reflecting on our diverse ancestry, the act begins with a film featuring Singaporeans speaking in their Mother Tongues.

    This celebration of our nation’s multiculturalism continues in the performance, involving 380 dancers from the People’s Association and 40 dancers from the Music and Drama Company dressed in beautiful ethnic costumes performing traditional ethnic dances. The act is a visual treat for the audience, as the performers are accompanied by giant puppets dressed in ethnic costumes as well.

    Our River closes with performers mixing together in a kaleidoscopic formation, underlining how Singapore's vibrant society draws strength from our diversity.
    4 Our Nation

    “Be Prepared to Give a Little More”

    From Stand Up For Singapore
    Our Nation is an emotive act that explores four stories of different Singaporeans through the medium of film. These stories feature protagonists who have shown resilience and courage in overcoming their fears and challenges. The stories also depict Singaporeans coming together, to help one another overcome adversities, and to build an inclusive and caring society.

    Alongside the film, Act 4 features 600 youth performers from the Singapore Soka Association who will perform with drums that will light up in synchrony with the LED wristbands given to the audience. At the end of Act 4, the audience can look forward to a sing-along to “Stand up for Singapore”.
    5 Our Dreams

    “We have a Vision for Tomorrow”

    From Count On Me Singapore
    Our Dreams draws on the voices of Singaporeans across generations, to show how the dreams of our pioneers are being realised in us today. At the same time, it explores the important role Singaporeans today play as the pioneers of the future. The act is centred on the dreams of children, as our children are the future of Singapore, and the pioneers of tomorrow.

    In line with this message, Our Dreams will have a futuristic outlook. Audience can look forward to a spectacular laser show, as well as a giant lion making a surprise entry to the central stage as a symbol of our pride and confidence.

    Our Dreams is performed by 859 students from the Ministry of Education, with representatives from four schools – Hua Yi Secondary School, Juying Primary School, Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School, and Temasek Secondary School.
    6 Our Singapore

    “Our Home, Our Heart”

    From Our Singapore
    Our Singapore is the finale of the Show, and brings to the fore that we are never done building Singapore, and that the next generation has a duty to continue building our nation.

    This is reflected in the assembly of an intergenerational cast to sing this year’s theme song. Audience can expect to see veteran singers like Clement Chow, Rahimah Rahim and Jacintha Abisheganaden singing alongside the five children singers who were featured in this year’s theme song music video.

    At the end of the performance, Singaporeans across all generations will recite the pledge and sing the national anthem as one nation regardless of race, language or religion. A firework display will mark the end of the Show.
    The National Day Parade (NDP) 2019 Executive Committee would like to congratulate all successful ticket applicants. Successful applicants, who were notified on 24 June via the email address provided in their applications by Hapz, the NDP 2019 ticketing partner, can collect their tickets from 5 to 7 July and 12 to 14 July 2019, between 10am and 9pm, at Raffles City Level 3 Atrium (252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103).

    NDP 2019 Ticket Collection

    Successful applicants are to produce the email notification and bring along their original NRIC, Driver’s License or Birth Certificate for verification purposes. Tickets will only be issued with proof of identity.

    Successful applicants may authorise a representative to collect their tickets on their behalf. The representative must present the following documents:

  • The email notification received by the successful applicant;
  • The representative’s original NRIC, Driver’s License or Birth Certificate; and
  • A photocopy (both the front and back) of the successful applicant’s NRIC, Driver’s License or Birth Certificate.


  • Terms and Conditions

    Successful applicants are reminded that all tickets for Preview 1, Preview 2, and the NDP are strictly not to be sold for any gain, monetary or otherwise. Those caught doing so will be permanently barred from balloting for NDP tickets in future.

    Tickets that are uncollected after 14 July, 9pm will be forfeited. No appeals will be entertained.

    For further enquiries or feedback regarding the NDP 2019 ticket application, please visit the official NDP website at www.ndp.org.sg

    1. The National Day Parade (NDP) 2019, themed ‘Our Singapore’, calls on Singaporeans to come together and be pioneers of our future. To tell Singapore’s story from past to present, NDP 2019 will be staged as one integrated show that celebrate the shared values that shaped our nation.


    2. Laid out in six Acts1, it tells of the collective will and commitment of Our People and Our Strength in defending and securing our home; Singapore’s rich multicultural heritage as portrayed in Our River, symbolic of the Singapore River where many of our ancestors began their lives in Singapore; the resilience and courage Singaporeans possess that makes Our Nation; children of today fulfilling Our Dreams as pioneers of tomorrow; and the duty of the next generation to continue building Our Singapore. To commemorate Singapore’s bicentennial, there will be a nostalgic segment, Our Bicentennial, that features floats representing organisations that have played a role in building Singapore in our early years, and continue to be relevant today. The floats highlight the transformation of Singapore, signifying how far we have come.


    3. Sharing his thoughts on how NDP 2019 will inspire Singaporeans, Chairman of the Show Committee Colonel Lim Han Yong said, “NDP 2019 will be staged as one integrated Show to tell Singapore’s story from past to present. We will also celebrate our values of unity, resilience, and the courage to dream. These values have defined Singaporeans across generations, and they will continue to guide us as we chart our way forward as pioneers of our future. ”


    4. Spectators at the Padang and at home can expect to be immersed in performances put up by about 2,700 performers, with highlights such as a combined schools marching band’s dance performance, vibrant costumes and giant props, as well as exciting laser displays. The Show experience will be further accentuated by the LED wristbands that spectators will be given, which will light up in synchronisation during the Acts. Home-grown singers will be featured performing NDP classics like One People, One Nation, One Singapore, Stand Up for Singapore, Count on Me Singapore, and Our Singapore, which will bookmark each Show Act. This year’s cast is also representative of the forward-looking Show, with over 2,300 youths forming the bulk of the performers.


    5. NDP 2019 will culminate in a grand finale, Our Singapore, with all performers and spectators reciting the pledge and singing the national anthem, against the backdrop of a spectacular fireworks display.



  • 1 NDP 2019 comprises a Prologue and six Acts. The Show Acts refer to Our River, Our Nation, Our Dreams and Our Singapore.
    1. This year will mark 50 years since the Mobile Column first appeared in Padang for the 1969 National Day Parade (NDP). In line with this year’s NDP theme, ‘Our Singapore’, the Mobile Column will feature participants across generations in a show of strength and continued commitment to the defence and security of Singapore. The Mobile Column, last featured in NDP 2015, will display the advanced technological capabilities of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

    2. The Mobile Column will be showcased during Act 2 – Our Strength, as part of the NDP 2019 Integrated Show. Spectators can look forward to a spectacular display featuring 171 assets from the SAF, SPF and SCDF. The 1.3 kilometre-long convoy will take approximately 14 minutes and 30 seconds for the drive-past at the Padang. New assets including the Hunter Armoured Fighting Vehicle from the Singapore Army and the ASTER-30 Missile System from the Republic of Singapore Air Force will feature in this year’s Mobile Column for the first time, alongside other crowd favourites such as the Leopard 2SG Main Battle Tank, Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicle, and the Light Strike Vehicle. Spectators will also get to see naval assets not featured in previous Mobile Columns, such as the Combatant Craft Medium.

    3. Our Strength will comprise four segments – “Defending Our Singapore”, “Our Strength in Action”, “Securing Our Singapore” and “Our Strength, Our Singapore”, and will incorporate multimedia videos to showcase various aspects of Singapore’s security and defence forces. The final segment, “Our Strength, Our Singapore” will feature a salute to the Merdeka Generation for their service and contributions in building National Service to become a key national institution. Speaking about this year’s display, Chairman of the Mobile Column committee, Lieutenant-Colonel Wu Jianmin said, “The strength of the Mobile Column does not just lie in our hardware and platforms. It is also a reflection of the quality and operational standards of our servicemen and women, as well as their will and commitment to defending Singapore. Mobile Column 2019 will end with a special segment to pay tribute to our Merdeka Generation servicemen. The SAF and Home Team stand strong today because of their sacrifices and commitment to Singapore’s security. We hope that this final segment will also inspire Singaporeans to inherit the spirit of the Merdeka Generation and continue to be committed to defending Singapore, protecting our loved ones, and our way of life because we are now pioneers of our future.”

    4. This year, to bring NDP to the masses, the Mobile Column will also be brought to five heartland sites on 10 August 2019. The Mobile Column will be travelling to Bishan, Geylang Serai, Jurong East, Punggol, and Woodlands, where there will also be celebratory carnivals organised by the People’s Association.

    5. Singaporeans are encouraged to join the NDP 2019 conversation by uploading photographs, well-wishes, reflections or stories on their personal social media accounts using the hashtag #NDP2019, as well as tagging official NDP accounts – Facebook (www.facebook.com/NDPeeps) and Instagram (@NDPeeps). Singaporeans can also visit NDP social media accounts via Facebook, Instagram and Youtube (www.youtube.com.sg/NDPeeps) for interesting information on NDP..
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    1. The National Day Parade (NDP) 2019, themed “Our Singapore”, calls on Singaporeans to come together and be pioneers of our future. As we build our future together, we must continue to grow a community of care. The NDP 2019 Outreach Committee and the Singapore Cares (SG Cares) Office have started the “A Little More” outreach campaign, which will run from July to August, to encourage more active giving and caring towards those in need, in particular, vulnerable and disadvantaged members of society.

    2. Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Ms Grace Fu said, “Singapore’s Bicentennial is an opportunity for us to remember how our forefathers had come together to forge a nation. In doing so, they supported one another and contributed to a culture of care. Let us strengthen this foundation by giving, sharing and caring a little more, not just during National Day but throughout the year. This is how we grow the spirit of SG Cares and build a better home for all.”

    3. “A Little More” will see corporate companies, public agencies, and community groups pledging their support for the SG Cares movement and organising activities, such as volunteer events and fundraisers, to give back to the society in July and August 2019. These include bringing the joy of National Day celebrations to elderly residents at over 21 nursing homes and community hospitals, contributing to a community mural alongside artists with special needs, and the Inclusive Sports Festival.

    4. Members of the public can sign up as volunteers in a wide range of activities to reach out to different groups that require assistance in Singapore, including delivering food and necessities low-income and single-parent households, befriending vulnerable seniors and families, as well as interacting with persons with disabilities and persons with mental health conditions. For more information on how to sign up as volunteers under the “A Little More” campaign, please visit www.ndp.org.sg/ALittleMore.

    Calendar Highlights

    • [1 July Onwards] MeToo! Club, a programme under MINDS, aims to enhance the social integration of persons with intellectual disabilities through leisure and befriending activities. Volunteers can accompany clients on outings, organise activities to teach them new skills, and participate in home befriending sessions.
    • [13 – 14 July] In commemorating Singapore’s Bicentennial, the SG Cares Office will be launching the “Celebrating Our Culture of Care” Mural Project where public can co-creating a four-part mural to showcase the volunteering, philanthropy and community care milestones of Singaporeans since the nation’s early years. Members of the public will paint alongside artists with special needs during community mural making workshops at the Chong Pang Amphitheatre.
    • [20 - 21 July] Project R.I.C.E.+ is an annual collection and distribution drive by youth leaders from the Singapore Red Cross Youth Chapter to bring food and daily necessities to skipped generation families, single-parent and low per capita income households. The youth volunteers will also promote the lifestyle of healthy living while distributing food hampers.
    • [31 July to 20 August] Bringing National Day to Seniors will see members and volunteers of ACE Seniors bringing the joy of National Day celebrations to elderly residents at over 21 nursing homes and community hospitals, through the setting up of carnivals with food and games.
    • [1 - 4 August] The 2019 Inclusive Sports Festival, as part of the GetActive! Singapore events, will offer a fun-filled weekend of sports, games and movement for persons with disabilities, children and families. Organised by SportCares Foundation and supported by more than 200 community volunteers, the Festival aims to foster greater inclusion among people with different abilities through play. Participants may look forward to a variety of sports tryouts, including goalball, curling, wheelchair tennis, and new additions like cycling.
    • [4 August] Heartstrings Walk 2019, organised by Community Chest, is an iconic annual walkathon. This partnership with Marina Bay Sands aims to raise funds for over 80 organisations and bring together people from all parts of the community, partners, volunteers and social service users, to signify a collective effort to build one community that shares and cares. It also offers a Vertical Marathon competition and carnival of food and games for the whole family.
    • [4 August] KidSTART Family Fun Day, organised by Life Community Services Society, is expecting a crowd of 300 children and their families from their kidSTART programme to join them for a day of activities. Life Community Services Society aims to empower children and families through care and mentoring, while KidSTART is their pilot programme to enable low-income and vulnerable young children to have a good start in life through additional support in a child’s early developmental years.
    1. President Halimah Yacob visited participants from the National Day Parade (NDP) 2019 Combined Drum Band performance at the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) Tanglin School this morning. After viewing the Combined Drum Band rehearsal, she interacted with the student participants and thanked them for their hard work and dedication towards NDP 2019. She also expressed appreciation for their contributions to an exciting performance at the Parade and Ceremony segment in this year’s NDP.

    2. President Halimah said that she was heartened by the enthusiasm of the student participants in this year’s Combined Drum Band performance, and thanked their teachers and staff who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes so that the students may shine on stage. She said, “It is very special because I could see that the students are putting in all their effort in performing together. It is not easy… You have to really focus when you perform.” President Halimah also emphasised the significance of the Combined Drum Band performance. She said, “I think it is truly wonderful because we don't want to talk about inclusivity as something that is theoretical but we need to actually showcase examples of it and what more important way than to do it when we celebrate Singapore's sovereignty and independence. We show everyone coming together and working with each other which is truly very important. To me, that is really heartwarming and I hope that Singaporeans will give them all their support on that day.”

    3. A total of 24 participants from APSN Tanglin School, Singapore Armed Forces Band and the Singapore National Cadet Corps Command Band will put up the first-ever Combined Drum Band performance at the Padang for this year’s NDP.
    1. This year’s National Day Parade (NDP), themed “Our Singapore”, calls on Singaporeans to come together and be pioneers of our future. In line with the forward-looking theme, the NDP 2019 Funpack will include practical and reusable items to encourage more sustainable practices, as well as feature a versatile design that allows for dual use.

    2. Each Funpack will include a 750ml sports water bottle designed with a hands-free spout, and reusable bamboo drinking straws that can be used as clappers during the NDP. The inclusion of these reusable items is in support of the local campaigns “Say YES to Waste Less” and “Year Towards Zero Waste”1.

    3. To encourage everyday use of the Funpack after the NDP, this year’s Funpack will feature adjustable straps that allow it to be carried as a backpack or sling bag. The Funpack will also come with a reflective strip for enhanced night visibility, two internal pockets, and a water-resistant inner lining, so that the Funpack can be used for a wide range of activities.

    4. Chairman of the NDP 2019 Logistics and Finance Committee ME6 Ignatius Tham said, “Every year, the Funpacks are a highlight for NDP attendees. Since 1991, there have been many interesting and memorable Funpack designs. This year, we are glad to be able to deliver to the public a versatile design that can fulfil a multitude of uses. We hope that NDP attendees will continue to reuse them for day-to-day activities, even after the NDP.”

    5. The Funpack, designed in partnership with the Temasek Foundation, can also be used as a “Stay Prepared” Emergency Ready Bag2.



    1 These campaigns are led by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) respectively, sharing a focus on reducing consumption of disposables.
    2 The Ready Bag aims to raise awareness among Singaporeans about the importance of having a ready bag of essential items that can be brought along in the event of an emergency home evacuation.
    Background

    The National Day Parade (NDP) first featured the Funpack in 1991, and it has been a highlight at every NDP since then. The Funpack comprises interactive items to evoke a celebratory mood among the spectators, and in recent years, also serve to support the special effects during the NDP show. In addition, the Funpack also contains basic sustenance and welfare items to energise spectators throughout the NDP.

    Design

    The NDP 2019 Funpack will be available in red or white, and feature adjustable straps, allowing it to be carried as a backpack or sling bag.

    Reusability

    To encourage more sustainable practices, the Funpack will include practical and reusable items. Each Funpack will include a 750ml sports water bottle designed with a hands-free spout, and reusable bamboo drinking straws that can be used as clappers during the NDP. Unused ponchos will also be collected after each NDP rehearsal and Preview, to be given out at the next rehearsal/Preview. The Funpack also has a versatile design to encourage everyday use after the NDP.

    Emergency Ready Bag

    One of the possible ways to reuse the Funpack is as a “Stay Prepared” Emergency Ready Bag. The Emergency Ready Bag, designed in partnership with Temasek Foundation, aims to raise awareness among Singaporeans about the importance of having a ready bag of essential items that can be brought along in the event of an emergency home evacuation. Each Funpack contains a label on the recommended essential items to pack for such an Emergency Ready Bag as well as two QR codes that will launch the websites of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) for more information on preparing a Ready Bag, and the Singapore Red Cross Society for details about a free CPR and AED course.

    NDP Funpack Items

    The items in the NDP 2019 Funpack are as follows:

    Sustenance Items Publication Items
    • Mineral Water
    • Biscuits
    • Bread
    • Muffin
    • Chips
  • Souvenir Magazine
  • Discount Booklet
  • Interactive Items Miscellaneous Items
  • Face Tattoo
  • Miniature Flag
  • Bamboo Straws
  • Wet/Dry Tissue
  • Disposal Bag
  • Disposable Poncho
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Sun Visor/Fan
  • Mosquito Patches
  • Luggage Tag
  • A6 Document Holder
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    Parade Commander
    1. Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Alvin Choo Weng Kwai is currently the Commander of Operations Group, Naval Diving Unit. 44 years old this year, he completed his Naval Diving Class II course as an NSF in 1996 and commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1998.

    2. In 1997, LTC Choo was awarded the Singapore Armed Forced (SAF) Military Training Award to train and study at the Australia Defence Force Academy. In 2011, he attended the Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College as part of its inaugural batch of graduands where he graduated as a Distinguished Graduate.

    3. Throughout his many years of service, LTC Choo held a range of appointments, including Course Commander of the Midshipman School at SAFTI Military Institute, and the Commanding Officer of the Patrol Vessel RSS Brave. He also held the appointment of Parade Commander in the SAF Day Parade in 2016, and at the Singapore International Maritime Review in 2017.

    4. LTC Choo has been awarded the SAF Long Service and Good Conduct (20 years) Medal, and the SAF Overseas Service Medal in recognition of his service.


    Parade Regimental Sergeant Major
    1. Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Chong Wee Keong is currently serving as Brigade Sergeant Major, 3 Division Artillery. 43 years old this year, he enlisted in the Singapore Army in 1996.

    2. In 2016, MWO Chong attended the prestigious United States Army Sergeant Major Academy, where he also attained a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies during his academic course. Throughout his years of service, he has completed various courses, including the Basic Airborne course, Army and Joint Warrant Officer Course, Army Battalion Regimental Sergeant Major Course and Joint Advance Leadership Programme.

    3. During his 23 years of service, MWO Chong has held a range of appointments, including Regimental Sergeant Major of the 23rd Battalion, Singapore Artillery, and Branch Head for Training and Audit in Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command.

    4. MWO Chong has been awarded the Efficiency Medal (Military), the SAF Long Service and Good Conduct (20 years) Medal in recognition of his service.
    1. The NDP 2019 Parade and Ceremony (P&C) segment will feature a total of 38 contingents, comprising four Guard of Honour contingents, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Colours Party, the Combined Band, six SAF and Home Team contingents, 10 uniformed youth group contingents, and 16 social and economic contingents.

    Guard of Honour Contingents

    2. Each of the four Guard of Honour contingents comprises 72 personnel, a Contingent Commander and a Second-in-Command. The participating units are:
    Service Unit
    Singapore Army 1st Commando Battalion
    The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Naval Diving Unit
    The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Air Power Generation Command
    Singapore Policy Force (SPF) Police Training Command

    SAF Colours Party

    3. The Colours are awarded in recognition of achievements in the field of combat, training, administrative efficiency and service to the community. The State Colours (Singapore Army, RSN and RSAF) incorporate the design of the State Flag with the Service Crest imprinted on the bottom right-hand corner. The State Colours are carried by three State Colours Ensigns accompanied by three State Colours Escorts. The Regimental Colours will display the logos or crests of their respective formation or units. The Regimental Colours are carried by 35 Colours Ensigns accompanied by 35 Colours Escorts. Together, the Colours represent the pride and loyalty of the servicemen to their units, formations, and Singapore.

    4. The 35 Regimental Colours on Parade in NDP2019 are :

    Service Unit
    Army Army Intelligence
    Headquarters Commando
    Headquarters Medical Corps
    Headquarters Maintenance and Engineering Support
    Headquarters Singapore Artillery
    Headquarters Singapore Combat Engineers
    Headquarters Signals and Command Systems
    Headquarters Supply and Transport
    Imagery Support Group
    SAFTI Military Institute
    SAF Military Police Command
    40th Battalion, Singapore Armoured Regiment
    41st Battalion, Singapore Armoured Regiment
    42nd Battalion, Singapore Armoured Regiment
    48th Battalion, Singapore Armoured Regiment
    1st Commando Battalion
    1st Battalion, Singapore Guards
    3rd Battalion, Singapore Guards
    1st Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment
    2nd Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment
    3rd Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment
    4th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment
    5th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment
    6th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment
    8th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment
    9th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment
    RSN RSN Headquarters Fleet
    RSN Maritime Security Task Force
    RSN Naval Diving Unit
    RSN Naval Logistics Command
    RSAF Air Combat Command
    Air Defence and Operations Command
    Air Power Generation Command
    Participation Command
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Command


    Combined Band

    5. The Combined Band contingent for NDP 2019 comprises up to 105 participants from the SAF Band, SPF Band, National Police Cadel Corps (NPCC) and the Singapore National Cadet Corps (SNCC) Band. The NPCC Band comprises students from Swiss Cottage Secondary School.

    Supporting Contingents: Military Defence and Civil Defence

    6. Military Defence is centred on the ability of a strong SAF to deter aggressors and should deterrence fail, achieve a swift and decisive victory over the aggressor. Three supporting contingents, each comprising 72 servicemen and servicewomen and one Contingent Commander, come from the following units from the Singapore Army, the RSN and the RSAF:
    Service Unit
    Army 12 Command Control Communications Computer and Intelligence
    RSN Maritime Training and Domain Command
    RSAF Air Combat Command
    Air Defence and Operations Command
    Air Power Generation Command
    Participation Command
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Command


    7. Civil Defence focuses on the safety, security and essential needs of Singaporeans during times of peace, civil crises and emergency. The SPF and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) contingents, each comprising 72 participants and one Contingent Commander, will be representing the pillar of Civil Defence:
    Service Unit
    SPF Police Training Command
    SCDF Headquarters Singapore Civil Defence Force
    Civil Defence Academy
    National Service Training Institute (SCDF)
    1st Division
    2nd Division
    3rd Division
    4th Division


    8. This year, the SAF Volunteer Corps, SPF Volunteer Special Constabulary and the SCDF Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit will be marching together to form the first-ever SAF and Home Team Volunteer contingent. This contingent will be joining the other five supporting contingents to represent Military Defence and Civil Defence in the parade.

    Supporting Contingents: Youth Uniformed Groups

    9. The Youth Uniformed Group contingents represent Singapore’s youth and embody our nation’s future. These 10 contingents consist of 36 participants and one Contingent Commander each, and comprise the following youth uniformed groups:
    • Girl Guides
    • The Boys’ Brigade
    • The Girls’ Brigade
    • National Cadet Corps (Air & Sea)
    • National Cadet Corps (Land)
    • National Police Cadet Corps
    • Singapore Scout Association
    • St. John Brigade

    Supporting Contingents: Social and Economic Groups

    10. 16 civilian contingents, each comprising 36 participants and one Contingent Commander, represent the social and economic defence groups. Together, these civilian companies and organisations showcase how far Singapore has come in both social and economic aspects.

    Social Contingent Economic Contingents
    • National Healthcare Group
    • Nanyang Polytechnic
    • One Team Singapore
    • People’s Association Youth Movement
    • People’s Action Party (PAP) – PAP Community Foundation
    • PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency
    • Association of Small and Medium Enterprises
    • National Trades Union Congress
    • One Changi
    • Keppel Group
    • Koufu Group Ltd
    • LiHO TEA™
    • OSIM International Pte Ltd
    • PSA International Pte Ltd
    • Sembcorp Marine Ltd
    • Singtel

    Air Participation

    11. Air Participation within P&C consists of four segments – (i) the State Flag Flypast comprising one CH-47D Chinook helicopter and two escorting AH-64D Apache helicopters; (ii) a Salute to the Nation, performed by five F-15SG fighter aircraft in a bomb burst formation; (iii) a Flypast featuring the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport and two F-15SG fighter aircraft; and (iv) an aerial display featuring two F-15SGs performing a Shackle manoeuvre followed by one F-15SG executing a high-G turn and vertical climb.
    Background
    Drawing on familiar lyrics from songs in the NDP repertoire – ‘We Will Get There’ and ‘Our Singapore’, this year’s theme song pays homage to the contributions and sacrifices of earlier generations as we are today living the dreams of our pioneers. We are now pioneers of our future, as we continue to build Singapore for tomorrow.

    Featuring an intergenerational cast, the theme song symbolises passing on the baton of nation-building from one generation to the next, where today, we are living the dreams of our pioneers, just as our generation is the pioneers of our future. The song comprises carefully curated verses sung by 27 artistes representing different generations to express their generation’s hopes, dreams and aspirations.


    Lyrics to Our Singapore (2019)

    Verse 1 – Sung by Veterans

    Remember the days, we set out together with faith?
    Remember the times, so fine, when we thought that
    Nothing could stand in our way?
    Then things weren't the same, the life that we knew had to change
    We've struggled through, the darkest storms
    We thought we couldn't tame

    Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

    Verse 2 – Sung by Contemporaries

    Through many years gone by, we've moved ahead together
    We've built a brave new world where we could shine and grow
    And now we only have to look towards tomorrow
    To carry on the dream as far as it will go

    So now we look around us and we see
    A nation built with love by you and me
    A land to treasure right down to the core
    Our home, our heart, our Singapore

    Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
    Our home, our heart, our Singapore

    Verse 3 – Performed by Rappers

    To my people of the future
    We built it for the ones that dream
    Hand in hand we make our land
    Our home, the place to be
    From young to Gold, our stories unfold,
    Moments like these will speak
    Words that last forever, worlds that come together
    To show that we're all the same
    We'll break the chains, to make a change
    Burn bright, our lion city flame

    Verse 4 – Sung by Homegrown Icons

    And amazing as it seems
    It all started with a dream
    But the dreaming isn't done
    Because the best is yet to come

    Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
    Our home, our heart, our Singapore

    Verse 5 – Sung by Children

    Deep in my heart I just know
    Right from the start, we will grow
    Look where we are, we've come so far
    And there's still a long, long way to go
    With all of my heart, I will care
    I'll play my part, I will share
    With family and friends, together we'll stand
    And in the end, hand in hand
    We will get there

    Outro

    Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
    Our home, our heart, our dream.

    Profiles of 27 Theme Song Artistes

    Veterans

    Brian Richmond
    Brian Richmond is a veteran DJ who has been on Singapore radio since 1971. Brian is a familiar voice to many generations of Singaporeans, and continues to host radio programs today.

    Pan Xiu Qiong
    Pan Xiu Qiong was celebrated for her song "Lover's Tears", amongst many of her other hits in the 1960s and 1970s. She has been known as “Queen of Alto” because of her voice.

    Tracy Huang
    Also popularly known as Huang Yingying, Tracy Huang became a household name across Asia in the 1970s and has many successful albums in both English and Mandarin under her name.

    Rahimah Rahim
    Born and raised in a family of celebrities, Rahimah Rahim became a child star at age six. Rahimah Rahim has been part of Singapore’s entertainment scene since the 1960s and is still active to date.

    Louis Soliano
    Jazz musician Louis Soliano was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 2018. His storied career since the 1960s has seen him perform with many world renowned artistes, including legendary jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong.

    Jacintha Abisheganaden
    A familiar face on Singapore TV, Jacintha first came to prominence in 1976 when she won a local television talent contest, Talentime. She was also a judge on the popular TV series, Singapore Idol. She sang the National Anthem live in NDP 2002.

    Ramli Sarip
    Credited as one of the founding fathers of Singapore's rock scene, Ramli and his band held many sold out concerts in the 1970s and 1980s. He was a vocalist in the 2011 remake of the NDP-favourite song, Home.

    Contemporaries

    Stefanie Sun
    Lauded as "Queen of Mandopop", singer-songwriter Stefanie is one of Singapore's most successful artistes. Stefanie is a familiar face in NDP, having sung the theme song in 2001 and 2002.

    JJ Lin
    Wayne Lim Jun Jie, better known as JJ Lin, has been prominent star in the Mandopop industry since the early 2000s, JJ Lin also performed theme songs Home in 2004, and Our Singapore in 2015.

    Charlie Lim
    An alumnus of the Music and Drama Company, Charlie Lim rose to prominence in the local music scene since 2011. Charlie Lim also performed the theme song for NDP 2018, when he wrote the preface for NDP classic We Are Singapore.

    Aisyah Aziz
    Aisyah Aziz rose to prominence in 2013 after participating in reality TV singing competition Akademi Fantasia, and has picked up numerous accolades at the regional Malay music awards show. She also performed NDP 2018's theme song, the remake of We Are Singapore.

    The Sam Willows
    The Sam Willows is a homegrown band comprising Benjamin Kheng, Jon Chua, Narelle Kheng and Sandra Riley Tang. The Sam Willows opened the NDP 2015 show in the Padang with a rendition of Home.

    Taufik Batisah
    Taufik Batisah was the first winner of the inaugural edition of singing competition, Singapore Idol. He had also performed the NDP 2005's theme song, Reach Out for the Skies, with Rui En.

    Shabir
    Shabir was the inaugural winner of singing competition Vasantham Star in 2005. In 2012 he wrote and composed "Singai Naadu", the National Day Parade 2012 Tamil song.

    Rappers

    Sheikh Haikel
    Sheikh Haikel is a rapper and radio personality who is no stranger to Singaporeans growing up in the 1990s and 2000s. He has also performed for past NDPs, and was part of the remake of Home in 2011.

    The Lion City Boy
    Kevin Lester, known by his stage name The Lion City Boy, had lent his vocals to the NDP 2018 theme song, We Are Singapore and performed at the NDP 2018 show.

    Shigga Shay
    Pek Jin Shen, better known by his stage name Shigga Shay, is a rapper and film-maker. He has performed at NDP several times, including 2014 and 2015.

    Yung Raja
    Rajid Ahamed, also known as Yung Raja, is also known for rapping bilingually in English and Tamil.

    Fariz Jabba
    Muhammah Fariz Abdul Rashid, also known as Fariz Jabba, is known for rapping in Malay and adding local humour and cultural references in his songs.

    Wheelsmith
    Danial Bawthan, also known as Wheelsmith is a rapper-beatboxer. Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when he was four years old, Wheelsmith continues to pursue his talent to put together his own music.

    Homegrown Icons

    Dick Lee
    Dick Lee, singer-songwriter, playwright and film director, is an icon of Singapore. He has helmed the role of Creative Director for NDP in 2002, 2010, 2014, 2015, and will reprise the role again for this year’s NDP. He is also the composer of Home, We Will Get There, and Our Singapore.

    Kit Chan
    Kit Chan, singer and actress, is a veteran of NDP and no stranger to Singaporeans. She has anchored numerous performances in NDP, and was the first artiste to perform NDP favourite Home in 1998.

    Children

    Syah Riszuan (13 years old), Nurjannah Qurratul’ Farhaien (12), Caitlin Tan (11), Heema Izzati Zainudin (13) and Jordin Tan (11) previously participated in ChildAid, an annual music event organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times that raises funds for ST's School Pocket Money Fund, and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund.
    NDP 2019 Theme and Logo

    The theme "Our Singapore" commemorates our Singapore bicentennial and allows us to tell Our Singapore story from past to present. “Our” emphasises the collective ownership of Singapore. We are living the dreams of our pioneers, and we are now the pioneers of our future.

    The logo features the lion and elements of the national flag.

    The lion is symbolic of the name “Singapura”, first given by Sang Nila Utama 700 years ago.

    The crescent moon and five stars, elements of the national flag, are also embedded into the logo. 2019 also marks the 60th anniversary since the first unveiling of the national flag in the City Hall steps at the Padang in 1959.


    One Integrated Show Concept

    NDP 2019 will tell Singapore’s story from past to present through an integrated show concept that aims to rally Singaporeans by celebrating the shared values that forged our nation. The show will also depict our values, such as resilience, perseverance and community, passed on from generation to generation that helped to build a strong and united Singapore. Each segment of the show will connect the audience back to the NDP theme “Our Singapore”, and inspire Singaporeans to take ownership of our country's future and build an inclusive home for all.

    Prologue

    The prologue will kick off the show with a dynamic and upbeat number. Performed by over 900 youths and children from TOUCH Community Services, Republic Polytechnic and various other academies, the prologue will feature several song items and a combined schools marching band. A segment titled ‘Our Bicentennial’ will also feature during the prologue, where the Padang will play host to a parade of floats featuring Singaporean organisations with histories dating back to the 19th century that had played a part in building various aspects of Singaporean society. This nostalgic segment will highlight how these organisations have grown alongside and contributed to Singapore and Singaporeans over the years.


    Act 1 – Our People

    Our People will showcase men and women from all walks of life participating in the Parade and Ceremony segment. About 2000 participants from different sectors will come together to display a dignified parade that expresses strength, self-determination and unity. Volunteers from the Singapore Armed Forces and Home Team will make their inaugural appearance as a marching contingent at NDP. The segment will also feature a Combined Drum Band performance comprising drummers from the SAF Band, Singapore National Cadet Corps Band and Tanglin School to deliver a synchronised and precise performance. The aerial display, happening during the Parade and Ceremony segment, will also feature the Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft making its inaugural NDP flypast.

    Act 2 – Our Strength

    The Mobile Column returns to the Padang this year, 50 years after its first appearance in 1969. Showcasing platforms from the Singapore Armed Forces and Home Team, the Mobile Column will demonstrate Singapore’s readiness to defend and secure our home. It will also highlight our strength in contributing to peace and security in the region and the world.

    Act 3 – Our River

    Our River will celebrate Singapore’s colourful and rich multicultural heritage. The audience can look forward to a kaleidoscopic display put together by 400 dancers from People's Association. This act will feature traditional ethnic dances to showcase how Singapore's vibrant society draws strength from our multiculturalism.

    Act 4 – Our Nation

    Our Nation will be an emotive act that explores the stories of different Singaporeans through the medium of film. Interspersed with a spirited dance item by 600 youths from Singapore SOKA Association, the stories will feature protagonists who have shown courage and strength in overcoming their fears and challenges, reaching out to their fellow countrymen and ultimately playing vital roles in building an inclusive and caring society.

    Act 5 – Our Dreams

    Our Dreams will draw on the voices of Singaporeans across generations to depict that we are now living the dreams of our pioneers, and that we have an important role to play as pioneers of our future. This act is anchored by an electrifying performance comprising 900 students from MOE. Our youth’s courage to dream wondrously will come to life in a majestic and awe-inspiring form in this act.

    Act 6 – Our Singapore

    Our Singapore will round off NDP 2019 with a live performance of the theme song by a multi-generational line-up comprising artistes across generations. The audience will then recite the pledge and sing the national anthem together, before a display of fireworks to mark the conclusion of the show.
    1. The National Day Parade (NDP) will return to the Padang on 9 Aug 2019 to celebrate 54 years of independence and to commemorate Singapore’s bicentennial. This year’s NDP theme, ‘Our Singapore’, calls on Singaporeans to come together and be pioneers of our future.

    2. Sharing the inspiration behind the theme, Chairman of the NDP 2019 Executive Committee Brigadier-General Yew Chee Leung said, “As Singapore commemorates our bicentennial, the theme for this year’s NDP is ‘Our Singapore’. We tell our Singapore story, from past to present, and we also look together to our future… We remember the contributions of early generations of Singaporeans and we continue to build Singapore for future generations.”

    3. NDP 2019 will be staged as one integrated show, comprising a total of six Acts that will relate to the theme "Our Singapore". Highlights of this year’s parade include the inaugural participation of the Singapore Armed Forces and Home Team Volunteer contingent in the Parade and Ceremony segment, the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s Multi-Role Tanker Transport participating in the NDP aerial display for the first time, and the return of the Mobile Column with new assets such as the Singapore Army’s Next-Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle. There will also be a special segment, titled “Our Bicentennial”, that will feature organisations from the 1800s that contributed to building various aspects of Singaporean society.

    4. This year, to bring NDP to the masses, the mobile column will also be brought to five heartland sites on 10 August 2019. The mobile column will be travelling to Bishan, Geylang Serai, Jurong East, Punggol, and Woodlands, where there will also be carnivals organised by the People’s Association. The one-day celebrations will culminate with dazzling fireworks displays at each of the five sites.

    5. Singaporeans are encouraged to join the NDP 2019 conversation by uploading photographs, well-wishes, reflections or stories on their personal social media accounts using the hashtag #NDP2019, as well as tagging official NDP accounts – Facebook (www.facebook.com/NDPeeps) and Instagram (@NDPeeps). Singaporeans can also visit NDP social media accounts via Facebook, Instagram and Youtube (www.youtube.com.sg/NDPeeps) for interesting information on NDP.

    6. NDP 2019, organised by Headquarters Armour with agencies from the private and public sectors, will involve about 15,000 participants, volunteers and personnel behind the scenes and on stage.
    1800-NDP-2019 (1800-637-2019)