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Fireworks in the sky and on the water this National Day

Besides the usual display in the sky, Singaporeans can also expect an electrifying display of fireworks launched from a special barge on Marina Bay.

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans are in for a special visual treat at this year's National Day Parade (NDP) celebrations, where a spectacular display of fireworks will take place both in the sky and on the waters of Marina Bay.

The water display will be made possible with a special barge bearing a crescent and five stars.

On each of the five stars are 49 flares, denoting Singapore's age. These will be turned into an electrifying 40-second display of fireworks.

The fireworks will have three special shells to create a more dazzling effect, which will be especially stunning when viewed from above.

Safety precautions have also been taken, such as such as creating a 200m safety radius around the barge. The firing will be disabled should anyone come within that radius.

The NDP committee says efforts have been taken to ensure that the show will go on even with Singapore's unpredictable weather conditions. 

Flares have been been given layers of protection and waterproofing to guard against heat and rain, and ensure successful firing on National Day.

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