PHOTOS: Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

All the action from Singapore's 52nd birthday bash at the floating platform

Photos: Bob Lee, Calvin Wong, Jane Fong, Lim Chee Yong, and Pek Yan Lin
Photos: Bob Lee, Calvin Wong, Jane Fong, Lim Chee Yong, and Pek Yan Lin
09 Aug 2017

Photos: Bob Lee, Calvin Wong, Jane Fong, Lim Chee Yong, and Pek Yan Lin

Singapore marked its 52nd birthday on Wednesday (Aug 9) with tens of thousands gathered at the downtown Marina Bay area to soak in the celebrations. Returning to The Float @ Marina Bay after two years, this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) pays tribute to national servicemen as Singapore celebrates 50 years of National Service and also marks many firsts such as a drone light show.

Click on for highlights of the parade.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Crowd favourites the Red Lions return to the floating platform after a two-year absence. 

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

The experienced nine-man team from the Singapore Armed Forces Parachute Team have a combined 8,500 jumps.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

The Red Lions salute to the nation.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Loud cheers greet Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as he arrives at the floating platform.

 Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Desmond Ng gets the crowd going before the NDP.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Revellers at the National Day Parade.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Robot Edgar makes his NDP debut alongside emcees Nurul Aini, Joakim Gomez, Julie Tan and Subramaniam Narainda.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Members of Parliament arrive at the floating platform.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Two F-15SGs carry out a shackle maneuver in an aerial display during the Dynamic Defence Display (D3).

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

The Navy's elite combat divers  

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

A display of military might. 

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Comprising 170 performers from the Combined Band and the Silent Precision Drill Squad, this is the the largest military tattoo performance in NDP history. Bagpipers from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) Women Police Pipes and Drums are also joining the tattoo for the first time.


Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Marching to the tune of familiar NDP theme songs such as “Tomorrow's Here Today”, the band members performed in six formations such as the hash symbol and the Merlion head.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam arrives at the floating platform. This will be his last NDP as President.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

The State Flag flypast

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

For the first time, five RSAF F-15SG fighter aircrafts perform the Salute to the Nation (bomb burst).

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presidential-salute
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presidential-salute

The 21-gun salute for President Tony Tan Keng Yam.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

A salute for all NSmen past and present 

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

President Tony Tan inspects the parade.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

The Colours Party contingent during the march past.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Apart from the Guard of Honour and Colours Party, there were 25 contingents taking part in the parade.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

The celebratory rifle salute Feu De Joie.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Contingents march up the stands in the Onward March.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Simulated terrorist attack as part of the Dynamic Defence Display.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Simulated terrorist attack as part of the Dynamic Defence Display.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Performers do the mozzie clap to eliminate the mosquitoes.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Magical performance by aerial dancers.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Tosh Zhang with parkour dancers

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Light show featuring 300 unmanned drones flying in seven formations including the heart, Merlion and the NDP 2017 logo. 

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Drone light show in the formation of the Merlion.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Grandma Mary, the oldest NDP performer at 81, channels her inner rocker. 

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists Joseph Schooling and Yip Pin Xiu make a surprise appearance at the parade.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

YUM SENG! A birthday toast to Singapore!

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Pledge moment at 2015 hrs.

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

The parade culminates with a spectacular fireworks display. 

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Happy 52nd birthday, Singapore!

Photo: Zen Feng Zhihua

Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
Highlights from National Day Parade 2017
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Highlights from National Day Parade 2017

Related: 
8 things to look out for at NDP 2017

The National Day Parade is available on catch-up at Toggle.sg/ndp2017

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