After my adventure at Singapore Garden Festival 2010, I proceed to catch a glimpse of National Day Parade (NDP) 2010 rehearsal – National Education Show 2, from the sidelines of Suntec City. This year, NDP 2010 would be held at the Padang and there would be a mobile column display, once every 5 years !
When I reached side of the main road, the Leopard tanks were preparing for their mobile column display entry and the crew were seen checking their equipment. Many onlookers from the side of the road were seen admiring and taking photos of the Leopard tanks, as well as other military vehicles formed up behind the Leopard tanks too.
Once the command was given, the mobile column formation started their engines and moved nearer towards the Padang, the crowds that formed up beside the road were seen snapping away as the convoy of military vehicles started moving off. After watching them moving off, I walked down the road towards the Esplanade Bridge, searched for my ideal location to capture the National Flag flypast, Presidential Salute, aerial display and fireworks.
Decided on my ideal spot, setup my tripod and waited for the National Flag flypast and Presidential Salute by F15 fighter jets, a rest before the aerial display and the weather was great ! Managed to capture the various flying machines in high octane flying action ! When the aerial display ended, it was for me to rest and wait for the fireworks to start, in between the wait, took sunset and night landscape scenes of the new look Marina Bay with the presence and completion of Marina Bay Sands.
The fireworks started and it was always exciting for me since I am a fan of fireworks and loved capturing fireworks, considering that it had been a while since I captured fireworks, I was a little bit rusty for a start and as the fireworks got along bigger, brighter and better along the way, I managed to capture the fireworks more.
Oh yeah, sharing the NDP 2010 Theme Song – “Song For Singapore” by Corrinne May !