Stronger together

Sharanya Pillai
Published Tue, Aug 9, 2022 · 06:33 PM

AFTER a 2-year hiatus, the full-scale National Day Parade was back with a bang this year. Some 25,000 spectators - decked out in red and white - gathered at The Float @ Marina Bay to celebrate the nation’s 57th birthday. Set to the theme of Stronger Together, Majulah!, the parade was the final one to be held at the floating platform, before the venue’s redevelopment into the NS Square. 

Earlier in the day, over 1,000 Ang Mo Kio residents gathered at the Teck Ghee Community Club for the constituency’s first National Day Observance Ceremony since the pandemic. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong observed the festivities, which included dance performances by primary school students and a sing-along session of National Day songs.

Anisah Arif (left) 5, cools her cousin Insyirah Hafidz (centre), 6, with a portable fan while waiting for the National Day Parade to start at The Float @ Marina Bay on Aug 9, 2022. PHOTO: FELINE LIM
Angelia Lim, 62, who works in a hospital, posing with a National Day-themed placard. PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the cake cutting ceremony with grassroot leaders and children from the PCF Sparkletots at the Teck Ghee National Day Observance Ceremony. PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
Flag-raising ceremony during the National Day Observance Ceremony at Teck Ghee Community Club. PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
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