SINGAPORE — Applications to obtain tickets for this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) at the Marina Bay floating platform open next Tuesday, the parade’s executive committee said on Thursday (May 18).
Due to the venue’s smaller seating capacity, there will be one additional preview show to allow more Singaporeans to watch the show live, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said in a Facebook post.
Including the two preview shows on July 22 and 29, three national education shows, and the actual day’s performance, about 150,000 Singaporeans will be able to watch the NDP live.
Singapore citizens and permanent residents can apply for two, four or six tickets to the preview shows or the actual parade via SMS or the official NDP website.
Applications will close on June 4. Successful applicants will be notified by phone from June 26 to July 3, the NDP 2017 executive committee said.
Tickets can be collected from July 7 to 9 and July 14 to 16 at the National Gallery Singapore, Basement 1, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium Foyer.
NDP 2017 will be telecast live and there will be live 360° video streaming on NDPeeps’ YouTube this year. NDPeeps is the parade’s Facebook platform. This year’s NDP theme is #OneNationTogether, a call to Singaporeans to be “confident in our collective future as we overcome all odds together”, the organisers said.
Returning to the Marina Bay floating platform after a two-year hiatus, the parade will bring back traditional crowd favourites such as the Red Lions parachutists and aerial display. Both acts were missing from last year’s show because of venue restrictions at the National Stadium.
In addition to these, spectators will also be treated to larger military display, also a popular item in previous NDPs, as Singapore marks the 50th anniversary of National Service.
* For more details on NDP 2017 ticketing, visit https://www.ndp.org.sg.