Highlights: Singapore celebrates 51 years of independence at NDP 2016

Highlights: Singapore celebrates 51 years of independence at NDP 2016

The city-state marks its 51st year of independence on Tuesday (Aug 9) with the annual National Day Parade, which returns to Kallang for the first time in ten years. We bring you live updates as the show unfolds.

Fireworks display at the close of the 2016 National Day Parade. (Photo: Calvin Oh)

SINGAPORE: The city-state marks its 51st year of independence on Tuesday (Aug 9) with the National Day Parade returning to Kallang for the first time in a decade.

About 55,000 spectators are expected to attend the parade, the first at the new Sports Hub.

With the theme "Building our Singapore of tomorrow", this year's show will involve about 3,000 performers in six acts and a grand finale. Among the highlights are a flying, glittering unicorn, as well as an indoor fireworks display. About 150 special needs volunteers will also take the stage, hand-signing the lyrics of familiar NDP tunes.

Watch the parade live on our website, on Facebook, or catch the 360 livestream of the show on YouTube.

We bring you live updates as the show unfolds.


Source: CNA/dl