This year, in an unprecedented move, the Singapore 55th National Day celebration has been scaled down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, that does not stop Singapore from celebrating it.
Instead of large crowd gathering at one location, this year, they are bringing NDP 2020 to the heartlands. And that means a lot of timing have been changed. For example, in previous year, the parade is usually in the evening followed by performance. This year, the parade will be in the morning and the mobile column will move to the heartland after that.
Here are the timing.
Morning: Parade at Padang
The parade is now scheduled at 10:20am in the monring, following by the fly past by the airforce.
At around 10:30am, the Public Warning System will sound a 20-second “All-Clear” siren to indicate the start of the Anthem Moment.
And if you war those who love the mobile column, they are will traveling to the heartlands from 10am.
Here are the routes they are taking.
Red Lions – Parachute Freefall to Heartlands
And if you love the Red Lions, you can catch them up close and personal. They will be landing at two locations – Jurong East and Sengkang.
Spot them as they freefall down to the heartlands, paying tribute to the frontline fighters and essential workers at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Sengkang General Hospital. Check out this video by Straits Times.
Afternoon: Active Participation by Singaporeans
The afternoon activities is free and easy. If you are active in your commmunity, I am sure you already have programmes in place.
Evening: The Show
At night, remember to tune in to the evening show at home broadcast live from Star Performing Arts Centre from 7pm.
Here is the show overview – a total of 6 acts.
During the show, they will showcase the NDP Virtual Choir in a special performance of “We Are Singapore”
At 8:20pm (aka 2020), they will recite our Singapore Pledge. Be sure to join in.
And that is about it to wrap this year special Singapore National Day 2020.
Singapore NDP 2020 Theme Song
BTW, if you still don’t know, Nathan Hartono is singing this year’s NDP theme song – Everything I am. Here is the MV.
Happy 55th Birthday, Singapore!