In pictures: The 2018 National Day parade

In pictures: The 2018 National Day parade

2018 National Day Parade aerial display
A spectator puts her hand over her ears as fighter jets scream overhead at the 2018 National Day Parade (Photo: Jeremy Long)

SINGAPORE: They came in a sea of red - Singaporeans, young and old - lapping up psychedelic performances, air force and naval aerobatic stunts and much more for a massive bash marking the nation's 53rd year of independence.

Here is a recap of the National Day parade which was directed by film-maker Boo Junfeng.

2018 National Day Parade baby
Patriotic at a young age - a baby holds up a flag at the 2018 National Day Parade (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Young child with face paint at the 2018 National Day Parade
A young child with the Singapore flag painted on her face. (Photo: Hani Amin)
Marching contingent at the 2018 National Day Parade
Perfectly in step, the marching contingent kicks off the formalities at the 2018 National Day Parade. (Photo: Hani Amin)
Naval divers at the 2018 National Day Parade
Combat divers made their debut at the National Day Parade, parachuting into Marina Bay and making a splash. (Photo: Hani Amin)
Red Lions at the 2018 National Day Parade 2
A member of the Red Lions parachuting team from RSAF soars into the National Day parade grounds. (Photo: Jeremy Long)

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Military band at the 2018 National Day Parade
The 2018 National Day Parade featured the largest ever military tattoo performance with 560 members. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
President Halimah Yacob at the 2018 National Day Parade 2
Mdm Halimah Yacob presided over the 2018 National Day Parade for the first time as Singapore's President. (Photo: Hani Amin)
21-gun salute at the 2018 National Day Parade
The traditional 21-gun salute at the 2018 National Day Parade (Photo: Jeremy Long)
RSAF at the 2018 National Day Parade
The Republic of Singapore Air Force ramped up its aerial display in the 2018 National Day Parade as it marks its 50th year. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Balloon garland performers at the 2018 National Day Parade 2
Performers running with balloon garlands with a drag of about 20kg for each strand. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Charlie Lim and singers at 2018 National Day Parade
Singers Aisyah Aziz, Charlie Lim, Joanna Dong and rapper THELIONCITYBOY singing We Are Singapore at the 2018 National Day Parade. (Photo: Hani Amin) 
 
Aisyah Aziz at 2018 National Day Parade
Singer Aisyah Aziz sings as performers wave glowing orbs at the 2018 National Day Parade. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Halimah Yacob at the 2018 National Day Parade 4
President Halimah Yacob mingling with National Day Parade performers after the show (Photo: Jeremy Long)
Performers at the 2018 National Day Parade 3
Performers relieved to have pulled off a seamless show, after months of rehearsals. (Photo: Hani Amin) 
Spectators at the 2018 National Day Parade 3
Spectators held up sunshades that were used for audience participation segments. (Photo: Hani Amin) 
Fireworks at the 2018 National Day Parade 3
Pyrotechnics shoot up around the Float @ Marina Bay for the 2018 National Day Parade. (Photo: Hani Amin) 
Fireworks at the 2018 National Day Parade
A burst of fireworks at the 2018 National Day Parade to cap the show. (Photo: Jeremy Long)
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Boo Jun Feng at the 2018 National Day Parade
Behind the scenes: Creative director of the 2018 National Day Parade Boo Junfeng with Singaporeans featured during the parade. (Photo: Timothy de Souza)

Source: CNA/ly

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