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A longer, more varied NDP this year

A longer, more varied NDP this year
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National Day Parade will take on variety show format, with BMX bikers and human LED display among the highlights
Published: 2:37 PM, July 10, 2013
Updated: 2:38 PM, July 10, 2013

SINGAPORE — This year’s National Day Parade (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, organisers announced today (July 10).

According to NDP creative director Ms 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.

The final segment, “Party”, culminates in a dance party with DJ Aldrin spinning music to thank all participants of this year’s NDP. CHANNEL NEWSASIA