Wednesday, August 12, 2015

National Day Parade 2015

Source Website: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/live-blog-sg50-national/2038968.html
By Channel NewsAsia (CNA) on 09 August 2015 at 16:22 PM


 
The Republic celebrates 50 years of independence on Sunday (09 August 2015)
PHOTO: The Republic celebrates 50 years of independence on Sunday (09 August 2015)
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The Republic is set to celebrate 50 years of independence on Sunday (
09 August 2015). This year’s National Day festivities promises to the biggest in history, with a vintage-themed parade and twice as many fireworks lighting up the city-state as compared to the previous year’s celebration.


Channel 8 Schedule
4.35pm - 5.07pm Channel 8 news
5.07pm - 5.10 pm Proclamation of Singapore
5.10pm - 5.25pm National Day Message 2015
5.25pm - 8.25pm National Day Parade 2015 (HD)

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Channel 8 http://video.toggle.sg/en/video/channels/channel-8/260581
NDP site http://www.ndp.org.sg/
CNA: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/nd2015/
CNA Live Blog: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/live-blog-sg50-national/2038968.html

ST live blog: http://graphics.straitstimes.com/STI/STIMEDIA/Interactives/2015/08/national-day/blog/index.html#xtor=CS1-10
Live stream from people's perspective : http://happy-tv.com
 

The Vintage Parade wraps up with the flypast of a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 aircraft dressed in national colours, signifying the nation's progress over the past 50 years. It is the first time a commercial aircraft has taken part in a National Day Parade.


6.30PM: The flypast of a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 aircraft dressed in national colours
PHOTO: 6.30PM: The flypast of a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 aircraft dressed in national colours
Photo: Calvin Oh, Channel NewsAsia (CNA) on 09 August 2015
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Singer Corrine May also performs the 2010 NDP theme song, Song for Singapore, atop a "dragon playground" float. The "dragon playgound" used to be a popular design for playgrounds in housing estates in the 1980s and 1990s.



7.50PM: Singer Corrine May performs the 2010 NDP theme song
PHOTO: 7.50PM: Singer Corrine May performs the 2010 NDP theme song, Song for Singapore atop a "dragon playground" float
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Singer Corrine May performed Song for Singapore
PHOTO: Singer Corrine May performed Song for Singapore
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The performance segment kicks off with Singapore singer Stefanie Sun belting out well-loved National Day tunes, We Will Get There, and One United People.



7.30PM: Singapore singer Stefanie Sun singing the familiar National Day Parade tunes such as We Will Get There, and One United People.
PHOTO: 7.30PM: Singapore singer Stefanie Sun singing the familiar National Day Parade tunes such as We Will Get There, and One United People.
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Stefanie Sun performing during NDP 2015
PHOTO: Stefanie Sun performing during NDP 2015
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Singer Kit Chan performed the NDP classic "Home" for the finale of this year's parade.

 
Singer Kit Chan performed the NDP classic
PHOTO: Singer Kit Chan performed the NDP classic "Home" for the finale of this year's parade.
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A vintage-themed parade takes the stage, comprising veterans from Singapore Armed Forces, the police and Singapore Civil Defence Force in their old uniforms, as a tribute to the pioneers of the nation. Other organisations including POSB, SingHealth and Singapore Airlines also form part of the parade.



6.30PM: Veterans from Singapore Civil Defence Force and the Singapore Police Force in their old uniforms at the vintage parade segment at the National Day Parade.
PHOTO: 6.30PM: Veterans from Singapore Civil Defence Force and the Singapore Police Force in their old uniforms at the vintage parade segment at the National Day Parade.
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The Black Knights perform a Five Stars Tribute aerial flypast for Mr Lee Kuan Yew.



6.20PM: The Black Knights perform a Five Stars Tribute aerial flypast for Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
PHOTO: 6.20PM: The Black Knights perform a Five Stars Tribute aerial flypast for Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
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Many spectators are seen getting teary as they watch the tribute film for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.



Many spectators are seen getting teary as they watch the tribute film for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
PHOTO: Many spectators are seen getting teary as they watch the tribute film for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
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Mr. Lee, who died in March aged 91, was honoured with a video on his life and times at the beginning of the annual National Day Parade, the first he had ever missed.


Mr. Lee, who died in March aged 91, was honoured with a video on his life and times at the beginning of the annual National Day Parade, the first he had ever missed.
PHOTO: Mr. Lee, who died in March aged 91, was honoured with a video on his life and times at the beginning of the annual National Day Parade, the first he had ever missed.
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Flowers placed on the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s seat at the Padang, ahead of the parade. Singapore’s founding Prime Minister died on 23 March 2015. The year's parade featured a film tribute to Mr Lee.



Emotional scenes as a tribute film for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew is played out at the National Day Parade.
PHOTO: Emotional scenes as a tribute film for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew is played out at the National Day Parade.
Photo: Elizabeth Goh, Channel NewsAsia (CNA) on 09 August 2015

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Mr. Lee, who died in March aged 91, was honoured with a video on his life and times.
PHOTO: Mr. Lee, who died in March aged 91, was honoured with a video on his life and times.
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We've got a slightly wet and drizzly morning ahead of us, but it's cloudy weather the rest of the day, according to NEA's forecast. Here's hoping for a rain-free parade - the last time the heavens opened during an NDP, if you recall, was in 2008.



3.15PM: Mr Lee Kuan Yew's seat at the Padang left empty and flowers placed on it, as a tribute to his contributions to Singapore.
PHOTO: 3.15PM: Mr Lee Kuan Yew's seat at the Padang left empty and flowers placed on it, as a tribute to his contributions to Singapore.
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The stands at the Padang and Marina Bay Floating Platform begin filling up with spectators who arrived early to catch the parade. A total of 19 foreign dignitaries will also be present. A total of 19 foreign dignitaries will also be present. This year's National Day Parade boasts its largest-ever LED screen, spanning 405 metres.



Padang and Marina Bay Floating Platform begin filling up with spectators
PHOTO: Padang and Marina Bay Floating Platform begin filling up with spectators
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Remember Wee Soon Hui (right), the actress who played Mrs Tay in the hit drama Growing Up? The 56-year-old, who was at Lower Delta Road with her three children and husband (not in picture), told Tham Yuen-C that it was her first time hearing the Proclamation.



Wee Soon Hui (right), the actress who played Mrs Tay in the hit drama Growing Up with her three children
PHOTO: Wee Soon Hui (right), the actress who played Mrs Tay in the hit drama Growing Up with her three children
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Mr Steven Lee, the man behind historic broadcast of Proclamation of Independence
While he was part of a historical moment, the radio announcer who read Singapore's Proclamation of Independence in 1965 had his mind on another crisis at home that happened a few days before.

Mr Steven Lee's first child, born on Aug 3, had heart palpitations and had to be warded in hospital longer than usual for observation.

By 09 August 1965, his son was back at home but, that morning, Mr Lee was asked to rush to the radio station.

He answered the call of duty despite being on leave, not realising then the significance of what he had to read that day. At 10am, in his rich and deep voice, he read the proclamation over then Radio Singapore. This document, signed by founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, declared that Singapore "shall forever be a sovereign democratic and independent nation".

Mr Steven Lee's wife Amy, 75, told The Straits Times yesterday she realised what had happened only when he came home that day and said: "We are no longer with Malaysia." . . . . . . .

To Read further goto SPH Digital News: Mr Steven Lee, the man behind historic broadcast of Proclamation of Independence, http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/the-man-behind-historic-broadcast-of-proclamation-of-independence



An old photo of Mr Steven Lee, at then Radio Singapore. This photo was taken in 1961.
PHOTO: An old photo of Mr Steven Lee, at then Radio Singapore. This photo was taken in 1961.
Mr Lee died in 2002, aged 64, from complications from a second heart transplant. He is known for being the first newsreader to appear on television here in 1963, often wearing his black-rimmed glasses. He had a long career of almost 40 years in the radio and TV business, working at Rediffusion radio station, Radio Singapore and Singapore Broadcasting Corporation.
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George Yeo Yong-Boon, (simplified Chinese: 杨荣文 pinyin: Yáng Róng wén)
PHOTO: George Yeo Yong-Boon, (simplified Chinese: 杨荣文 pinyin: Yáng Róngwén)
A Roman Catholic, Yeo married lawyer Jennifer Leong Lai Peng in 1984. The couple have three sons and one daughter.
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Ms Josephine Teo, (simplified Chinese: 杨莉明; pinyin: Yáng lì míng)
PHOTO: Ms Josephine Teo, (simplified Chinese: 杨莉明; pinyin: Yáng lì míng)
Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport, an MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.
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Ms Sim Ann, (simplified Chinese: 沈颖; pinyin: Shěn Yǐng)
PHOTO: Ms Lily Tirtasana Neo (Chinese: 梁莉莉, pinyin: Liáng lì lì), born August 12, 1953
At the 2011 General Elections, Neo is a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Kreta Ayer - Kim Seng Ward within Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC). She has supported social measures to support the low-income, particularly the elderly and young children. Neo is a Christian and enjoys playing the piano, swimming and reading.

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Ms Lily Neo, 62 years old with 2 children and 2 grand children
PHOTO: Ms Lily Neo, 62 years old with 2 children and 2 grand children
Never heard any funny remarks from her about the people. She goes about doing her job quietly.
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Dr Amy Khor Lean Suan, (simplified Chinese: 许连碹博士; pinyin: Xǔ lián xuàn bó shì)
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Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Manpower and Deputy Government Whip, Vice-Chairman of Chua Chu Kang Town Council, MP for Hong Kah North SMC.
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The MC compères
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Padang and Marina Bay Floating Platform begin filling up with spectators who arrived early to catch the parade

PHOTO: Padang and Marina Bay Floating Platform begin filling up with spectators who arrived early to catch the parade
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Padang and Marina Bay Floating Platform begin filling up with spectators who arrived early to catch the parade
PHOTO: Padang and Marina Bay Floating Platform begin filling up with spectators who arrived early to catch the parade
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One people, one celebration, one Singapore
PHOTO: One people, one celebration, one Singapore
A girl enjoying the National Day Parade at the Padang on Sunday. She was among some 1.7 million people who participated in the jubilee celebrations over the past four days, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat yesterday. A factor that contributed to the "huge turnout" was the extra public holiday on Friday, he added.
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