This year National Day Parade (NDP) 2017 will return to Marina Bay Floating Platform!
Our Parenting World (OPW) is proud to partner with National Day Parade (NDP) to bring to you the latest highlights and updates on NDP! First up, NDP reveals its new theme on #OneNationTogether, is a call-to-action for all Singaporeans to take pride in our achievements, and to be confident in our collective future as we overcome all odds together.
Colonel (COL) Melvin Ong, Chairman of NDP 2017 Executive Committee addressing the media on 17 May 2017 on NDP’s theme, logo, song and concept.
Did you notice the hash symbol (#) has been incorporated into an NDP theme, #OneNationTogether for the first time?
It enables Singaporeans to share the rally call through social media. The “#” also serves as symbols of unity and home. The interesting fact is that “#” resembles the iconic image of four interlocking arms found in our nation’s first $10 note launched in 1967, representing our nation’s strength in social unity and multicultural harmony. As a symbol of home, “#” is a familiar feature in Singaporean home addresses, making “#” synonymous with the idea of home. #OneNationTogether calls on all Singaporeans to rally together as one united people to build a brighter future for Singapore our home.
Jay Lim, NDP 2017 Theme Song Lyricist and Singer
Finally, the NDP 2017 theme song was revealed and titled Because It’s Singapore, was jointly produced by lyricist and singer Jay Lim and composer Lee Wei Song. At the media event on 17 May 2017, Jay Lim expressed that it is a great honour to write the song for NDP and its every Singaporean musician’s dream. He was inspired by his family, kids, wife and parents. He is thankful to be in Singapore formed the whole inspiration for his song.
NDP Theme and Logo (All the above images credited to NDP 2017)
Highlights of NDP 2017
Fans of NDP can look forward to the dignified Parade & Ceremony featuring the Presidential Gun Salute on the M3G Raft, a Salute to the Nation performed by the five Republic of Singapore Air Force F-15SG fighter aircraft, and a special tribute to 50 years of National Service.
NDP will feature two exhilarating Dynamic Defence Display segments showcasing our national defence capabilities and Whole-of-Government response against rising security threats for the first time. The Show segment promises to be a visually captivating and rousing experience featuring mass displays, special effects, and active audience participation. For audiences at home and abroad, NDP 2017 aims to provide a more immersive and engaging viewing experience through live 360o video streaming on YouTube in addition to the live broadcast on national television.
Singaporeans are encouraged to join in the celebration by tagging their photos, well-wishes, reflections or stories on their personal social media platforms and/or NDP social platforms as follows:
Twitter(@NDPeeps) and with the following hashtags:
The hash-tagged photos, well-wishes, reflections or stories will be compiled and published on the official NDP website (www.ndp.org.sg).