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NDP 2013 (from Marina Promontory)

Singapore’s 48th Birthday Celebration on 9th August 2013 was celebrated with a traditional parade and celebration at the Floating Platform at Marina Bay, while I wasn’t able to get a ticket, I joined the action at the other end of the Marina Bay region, where the Marina Promontory is located, one of the good spots for watching and enjoying fireworks.


I went there early at around 3pm to choose my location for myself and 2 other friends, that came later. The weather at that time wasn’t good, half sunny, the other half was dark rain clouds that were threatening to rain anytime. DK soon came and joined me there, setting up and waiting patiently for the National Day Parade (NDP) 2013 to start in the evening and my friend David came around in the evening, in time for the pre-parade segments. The weather in the evening wasn’t good, with a thunderstorm looming in the background of Suntec City skyline and lightning was seen flashing across the area. Due to the poor weather conditions and concern for safety, the Red Lions were not able to perform their traditional jump during this NDP 2013, while there were some disappointments in this highly anticipated and eagerly awaited performance from the Red Lions, I felt that it was a right call taking into consideration the bad weather and poor visibility conditions.



Soon, the pre-parade segments started and we waited for the National Flag Flypast, the Aerial Flypast and display by the Republic of Singapore Airforce F15 and F16. We all started to aim our cameras into the sky and trying to capture the air show display in action! Once that was over, it was a waiting game for the fireworks to start in about 1hr time. We just take landscape blue hour shots of the Marina Bay area, getting vibrant blue hour colours with the building lights. The colours from Marina Bay Sands were very beautiful and they have the Crescent Moon and Five Stars logo appearing, celebrating NDP 2013!



When the fireworks came, we found it very challenging to capture the fireworks. The pace and speed of the fireworks was intense, a lot faster than their rehearsals and they were firing more fireworks together. Thus my fireworks were “very bright” and the smoke from the fireworks was pretty slow in blowing away, thus making my fireworks photos pretty interesting. I still love fireworks, watching and photographing fireworks!

As we celebrated Singapore’s 48th National Day Parade, let’s wish Singapore a Happy 48th Birthday!

NDP 2013 Rehearsals Fireworks

Singapore’s National Day Parade (NDP) 2013 is coming soon on the 9th August 2013. In the months leading up to NDP 2013, there were a few rehearsals preparing them for the big day on the 9th August 2013. During this period of time with the rehearsals going on, I went to capture the various NDP 2013 Rehearsals Fireworks and I am sharing with you the Fireworks that you can catch during Singapore’s 48th Birthday Celebrations on 9th August 2013!


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FlyPast Meets National Flag!

Singapore’s 48th Birthday is coming soon on the 9th August 2013, our National Day Parade (NDP) 2013. During this period of time, we will be able to watch some of their rehearsals around the Marina Bay area. We decided to head towards Gardens By The Bay East to capture the NDP 2013 rehearsal fireworks that day. While waiting at Gardens By The Bay East, I managed to capture this moment during NDP 2013 Combined Rehearsal 5 on 20th July 2013 when the F16 fighter jets do a FlyPast after our Singapore National Flag flown across the Marina Bay Floating Platform when our National Anthem was sung.

The moment was great, right place, right time, right moment and I was happy to capture this moment with a beautiful Singapore sunset behind the Marina Bay region.