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Hi guys!!! It's been a month plus since I checked in Dayre... Did you miss me? β˜ΊοΈπŸ™ˆπŸ™ŠπŸ€—πŸ’“πŸ’• So much has transpired during the time past... I went on two weekend trips to Indonesia, Batam followed by Bali and I've attended quite a fair bit of beauty launch events which I'd love to share with the Dayre community too! I'll make it a point to share over the NDP week! 😊

For today's post, I'll be reliving the events that took place on the Saturday when I attended the NDP Preview as well as highlight my favourite parts of the parade & show! :)

We reached slightly earlier and settled down in the media area where there were tables, so it's slightly different from the regular seats.

A quick #whatsinmybag : Canon G7x camera for photos and vlog, Frozz sweets which I bought recently from Batam (don't seem to see them in Singapore anymore) & my new ZA Lip Crayon, which will be launching in stores on 1st September! ;)

It's good to reach earlier to prepare for the show, like putting on the sticker tattoos! I applied the heart on my cheek, Merlion logo on my hand and flag on my arm, heh.

Munching on this bag of Marie biscuits which is found inside the NDP fun pack!

Another perk of being early is taking the time for photo opportunities! :) From L-R: @ahmantha @chrislovee @jocinaaa @stopthepretence!

With Jocina & Xin lin~

And the Preview begins with stand-ins for Ministers of State (MOS), Cabinet Ministers (CM) coming in!

So cute how the stand-ins seem to thoroughly enjoy their one minute of fame, hehe.

And the band plays while the rest of the parade marches in~

And the band continues to march in~

Love how smart looking the band members are! ❀️

It may not be very clear from this angle but the band forms the shape of a heart! Very impressed with how they manage to pull off this formation! ☺️

All the parade representatives from the different military and civil defence organisations, civilian organisations & youth uniform groups.

This year's show has an emphasis on a historical mythical character, Badang. It's interesting how the story develops! Shall not spoil it for you as you will find out yourself on National Day! ;)

Check out the huge rock above the stage! A lot of impressive installations / stage settings this year! πŸ˜πŸ€—

Yes, a unicorn appears!πŸ¦„πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

The unicorn is super cute can? πŸ¦„πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ’“πŸ’•

Super cool stage lighting and effects!

Another act where dancers come on stage as well as hang upside down from the ceiling, really don't know how they do it!

Another one of my favourite parts of the show is this futuristic impression of Singapore floating in the sky. We don't know if this vision will ever become a reality, but I am in love with the installation & the amazing light show for this portion! <3

One of my favourite parts of the show! This vision of a future city in the skies! πŸ™πŸ’πŸ©πŸ«πŸͺ🌈☁️☁️☁️

Whilst this year we don't get to see the traditional performances of the Red Lions parachuting in and heavy military vehicles taking part in the parade, I feel that the new stadium's structure, which allows for really innovative stage installations, lights, animations & graphics, more than made up for what was missed out on.

Attending this NDP preview reminds me that a nation's safety and progress is not based on one man's lone efforts but only made possible when everyone plays a part. And boy I am thankful that our government and officers never rest in always looking forward? pushing boundaries and limits to creating a progressive society and a better future for Singapore.

Thank you NDP committee and @nuffnangsg for the invite!

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Saturday, 6 Aug 2016

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