Tuesday, August 9, 2016

7 survival tips for those attending NDP 2016

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By AsiaOne, Friday, 5 August 2016, sinsh@sph.com.sg, xiuhuil@sph.com.sg, stephluo@sph.com.sg, maryanns@sph.com.sg


While there's much to look forward to at the parade, here are some tips for you to survive the new venue if you're going this year.
PHOTO: While there's much to look forward to at the parade, some tips to survive the new venue if you're going this year.
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SINGAPORE - This year's National Day Parade returns to the National Stadium after a decade, and a crowd of over 50,000 people is expected to turn up to celebrate SG51 at the new venue on 9 Aug 2016. 

While there's much to look forward to at the parade, here are some tips for you to survive the new venue if you're going this year.

1. Get there early
It's free seating. So if you want a good spot, make sure you arrive early. There will be security screenings to clear, so be prepared for queues.



If you want a good spot, make sure you arrive early.
PHOTO: If you want a good spot, make sure you arrive early.
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If you bag a good seat, you stand to get a great view of the "futuristic" 3-D projections and aerial performers suspended from the roof of the stadium. This also creates a perfect photo-taking opportunity. You may even be close enough to wave to the President when he arrives.

2. Pack light
Don't bring bulky bags, this will help at the security checks.

Food and drinks are allowed, but don't pack messy food items. There are stalls selling some simple food inside the stadium, so you can buy some in a pinch. However, do note that these stalls close at around 6.30pm.

Unlike previous years, the goodie bag this year does not contain bread or buns, so bring some of your own if you want.



Pack light
PHOTO: Pack light
Don't bring bulky bags, this will help at the security checks.
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Selfie sticks are not allowed in the National Stadium.

And if you are thinking of what outfit to put on that day, dress comfortably in red and white!

3. Know which zone you're assigned to
The National Stadium will be divided into four sectors, denoted by colours on your ticket. Your assigned gate will also be indicated on your ticket.

It is important that you know which sector you're assigned to and head to the correct exit at Stadium MRT station.

There will be volunteers at the station helping to direct people to the correct exit. Approach them if you're unsure.



Know which zone you're assigned to
PHOTO: Know which zone you're assigned to
The National Stadium will be divided into four sectors, denoted by colours on your ticket. Your assigned gate will also be indicated on your ticket.
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4. Help for the elderly or those with disabilities
Spectators in the company of senior citizens and people with disabilities can look for volunteers or staff for help.

These people will also be on the lookout for those needing help.

As there are plenty of stairs in the stadium, these assistants will direct you to lifts or alternative entrances.



Help for the elderly or those with disabilities
PHOTO: Help for the elderly or those with disabilities
Spectators in the company of senior citizens and people with disabilities can look for volunteers or staff for help. These people will also be on the lookout for those needing help.
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5. Bring earplugs
You would probably know about the indoor fireworks by now. As magnificent as they may be, they can be a tad loud for some, so bring some earplugs if you have sensitive hearing or if you're taking your little tyke along.



Bring earplugs
PHOTO: Bring earplugs
Bring some earplugs if you have sensitive hearing or if you're taking your little tyke along.
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6. When to catch the fireworks
The fireworks inside the National Stadium begin around 8pm, so don't leave for a toilet break at that time!

For those who weren't lucky enough to score tickets to the parade, but want to watch the fireworks outside, check out these places, http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/best-places-snap-ndp-fireworks.



When to catch the fireworks
PHOTO: When to catch the fireworks
The fireworks inside the National Stadium begin around 8pm.
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7. Be prepared for massive crowds after the show
Expect massive crowds to flock towards Stadium MRT station after the show as parade-goers exit the venue.

Be patient and queue in an orderly fashion.

You can make your way out of the stadium and head to Kallang Wave mall, where you can grab a bite till the crowds clear. But be warned, the mall will be pretty packed too.

Alternatively, you can take a walk to Kallang MRT station, which the Sports Hub describes as being 600m away under a covered path. Either way, we hope you make your way home safely.

Have fun and enjoy the show!

Happy National Day!



Be prepared for massive crowds after the show
PHOTO: Be prepared for massive crowds after the show
Expect massive crowds to flock towards Stadium MRT station after the show as parade-goers exit the venue.

Be patient and queue in an orderly fashion.
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6 years ago
PHOTO: 6 years ago . . . . . , spectators at the Padang decked out in the national colours of red and white during the National Day Parade 2010. Photo: ST
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One people, one celebration, one Singapore
PHOTO: One year ago . . . . . , 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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PHOTO: NDP 2016 at National Stadium
"Alethea and Boon Xin enjoying themselves, can I nominate them for the BEST motivators award?"
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PHOTO: NDP 2016 at National Stadium
Singa the courtesy lion resigned officially from his duties on 2013? Not really, at least not totally. After the retirement still attended many state functions including National Birthday. Quietly overseeing many activities especially those that took place in our National Parks.

We live in difficult times. The Lord could return at any time. He calls us to live godly lives and in every way, to return to Him with all our hearts.

Spend some time asking Him to search your hearts and confess any sin He points out. Cling to Him because He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in loving-kindness and relenting from evil
(Joel 2:12-13). - Dr. Stacy Rinehart
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By AsiaOne, Friday, 5 August 2016, sinsh@sph.com.sg, xiuhuil@sph.com.sg, stephluo@sph.com.sg, maryanns@sph.com.sg



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