Photo Gallery: National Day Parade 2013

Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Xabryna Kek
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Photo: Xabryna Kek
Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Photo from TODAY reader Frederick Chia
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
NMP Janice Koh at the National Day Parade. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Xabryna Kek
MPs Low Thia Khiang, Lily Neo, Chen Show Mao and Patrick Tay at NDP 2013. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Xabryna Kek
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Preparing for the arrival of the Guest of Honour. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Mrs Goh Chok Tong at the NDP 2013. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Xabryna Kek
The Teng family wish Singapore all the best. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Dancers at the platform. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
The Singapore Wave. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew at NDP 2013. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Xabryna Kek
Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew at NDP 2013. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean sings Count on Me Singapore, along with the crowd. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Xabryna Kek
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong captures a moment at #NDP2013. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew at NDP 2013. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Xabryna Kek
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore president Tony Tan at NDP 2013. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Xabryna Kek
Air display at NDP 2013. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore President Tony Tan at NDP 2013. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore President Tony Tan at NDP 2013. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong at NDP 2013. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Malaysian League champions the LionsXII take time off training to attend NDP 2013. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Xabryna Kek
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Xabryna Kek
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Xabryna Kek
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo:Ernest Chua
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Ernest Chua
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Don Wong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Don Wong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Don Wong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Don Wong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Don Wong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Don Wong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Don Wong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Don Wong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Don Wong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Ernest Chua
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Ernest Chua
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Ernest Chua
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Ernest Chua
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Ernest Chua
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Ernest Chua
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Ernest Chua
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo:Ernest Chua
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Ernest Chua
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Ernest Chua
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Ernest Chua
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Ernest Chua
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Ernest Chua
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Don Wong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Don Wong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Alvin Chong
MP Tin Pei Ling at NDP 2013. Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo:Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Sion Touhig
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Xabryna Kek
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Xabryna Kek
Singapore turns 48 on Aug 9, 2013, and the nation celebrates with the traditional National Day Parade at the Marina Bay floating platform. Photo: Don Wong
All the pictures from this year’s party at the Marina Bay floating platform
Published: 4:58 PM, August 9, 2013
Updated: 2:44 PM, March 21, 2016

SINGAPORE – Singapore turns 48 today and the nation will celebrate with the traditional National Day Parade (NDP) at the Marina bay Floating Platform.

This year’s NDP will be nearly half an hour longer as it will take on a variety show format, featuring highlights such as BMX bikers and a human LED display.

According to NDP creative director Selena Tan, the show will be made up of nine segments that highlight diversity and uniqueness of Singapore.

These include a “Play” segment, re-telling traditional tales of Bukit Merah and Sang Nila Utama, an “Aspire” segment featuring a mime performed by a hearing-impaired Singaporean.

The NDP song will be heard in the “Embrace” segment by a 68-member choir called Sing A Nation, and it will be the first time the theme song will be sung by Singaporeans from all walks of life.

Television viewers in Singapore can watch the parade proceedings on Channel 5, HD 5, Channel 8, Channel U, okto, Suria, and Vasantham from 5:45pm to 8:35pm. Viewers in Asia will also be able to catch the NDP on Channel NewsAsia International from 5:35pm to 8:35pm Singapore time, as well as on its website at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/live, and http://www.channelnewsasia.com/nd2013.

In our National Day Special this year, TODAY profiles 10 youths who have never known life without the Internet (the true-blue digital natives, if you will) and are harnessing the power of the Web and social media to make a difference — not your typical “keyboard warriors”. To read our National Special, visit: http://tdy.sg/ndpspecial2013