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National Day Parade 2022 To Be Held At The Float @ Marina Bay And The Heartlands



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NDP 2022 will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay as well as activities, including Red Lions and celebrations at the Heartlands! 

Update 24 June 2022: Added Total Defence Display details.

Photo Credits: PIONEER Facebook

Dates: 6 - 9 Aug 2022
Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay and Heartlands

Wondering where NDP2022 will be held? It will be back at The Float @ Marina Bay! This year’s parade could be the final time the parade will be held at The Float before construction for NS Square is slated to begin in March 2023.

Heartland Celebrations

Photo Credits: https://www.mindef.gov.sg/

This year’s National Day celebrations, themed "Stronger Together, Majulah!", will kick off on the weekend of Aug 6 and 7, with heartland celebrations organised at 5 locations around the island in partnership with the People’s Association. 

Families will get to enjoy performance and family activities and view exhibitions and a “static display” of platforms by the Singapore Armed Forces and the Home Team! Families will also get to enjoy the Red Lions at the heartlands again as they make freefall jumps over two heartland sites. 

Photo Credits: PIONEER Facebook

And on 9 Aug 2022, look up into the sky to spot the state flag carried by chinooks and F-16 fighter jets executing a fighter island flypast across the nation! 

Total Defence Display

Previously called the Dynamic Defence Display, the Total Defence Display (TDD) makes its return after 5 years. The segment will comprise of 2 parts, 'Defending Our Country' and 'Securing Singapore Together'. The TDD for NDP 2022 is put together by the SAF and Home Team with more than 500 participants and 50 assets are involved in the TDD.

'Defending Our Country' underscores the role of SAF in its efforts to protect Singapore's sovereignty and independence. This segment showcases an array of technologically advanced assets from the Singapore Army, the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), and the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).

Families can expect to see the RSAF’s F-16C/D fighter aircrafts manoeuvring around the Marina Bay, the RSN’s Naval Divers jumping off an RSAF CH-47F Heavy Lift Helicopter into the waters of Marina Bay and the Singapore Army’s Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank driving onto the promenade at the floating platform.

The second part of TDD, 'Securing Singapore Together' showcases Singapore's inter-agency response to a range of peacetime contingency scenarios such as firefighting, first aid and counterterrorism operations.

Be at the edge of your seat, as for the first time at NDP, the Special Forces from the SAF Special Operations Task Force will be demonstrating a hostage rescue from a “hijacked bus”.

Fireworks!

Photo Credits: PIONEER Facebook

As fireworks go off at The Float @ Marina Bay, the parade’s main location, they will also be set off in the heartlands concurrently. More details will be release subsequently!

Tickets To NDP2022

This year, families can try balloting for the 2 ticketed previews on top of the actual day parade. The organisers are targeting 25,000 - 26,000 per show, hopefully that means more families will get to enjoy the celebrations in person too! 

Balloting For NDP2022

Families can apply to ballot for tickets to the NDP shows starting from 6 June 2022, 12 pm till 20 June 2022, 12 pm. The shows available for ballot are the NDP2022 previews and the actual show.

  • 23 Jul 2022 (Preview 1)
  • 30 Jul 2022 (Preview 2)
  • 9 Aug 2022 (Actual)

Ballot can be done here: https://www.ndp.gov.sg/ticketing/

Results of the ballot will be announced from 27 Jun 2022 to 1 Jul 2022. 

Things to Note

Each applicant can apply for either two, four or six tickets and is entitled to only one ballot chance. The tickets are not allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis and each ticket will admit only one spectator

Attendees must be fully vaccinated or be certified to be medically ineligible for all vaccines, said the organisers. Children 12 years or younger who are not vaccinated will be allowed to attend the parade.

 

 

*Photos for illustration purposes only. Cover photo adapted from PIONEER Facebook. 

 


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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