NDP 2024 Theme

“Together, As One United People” is the theme for this year’s celebrations. It highlights the collective strength of our people and underscores the importance of every citizen rallying together to share our future and uplift those around us.

Singaporeans can look forward to a series of activities leading up to our National Day – with celebrations at the Padang and Promontory @ Marina Bay on 9 August, and Heartland Celebrations at five heartland sites on 10 August.

National day Rehearsals 2024

Application for NDP tickets 2024 opens on 27 May 2024. Visit How to Get National Day Parade NDP Tickets 2024 for details.

Dates for National Day Parade Rehearsals 2024 (5.30pm to 8.30pm)

  • 28 May 2024 11am – 2pm (RSAF only)
  • 11 Jun 2024 11am – 2pm (RSAF only)
  • 15 Jun 2024 (Combined Rehearsal CR1)
  • 22 Jun 2024 (CR2)
  • 29 Jun 2024 (National Education NE1)
  • 6 Jul 2024 (NE2)
  • 13 Jul 2024 (NE3)
  • 20 Jul 2024 (NE4)
  • 27 Jul 2024 (Preview 1)
  • 3 Aug 2024 (Preview 2)

Based on NE3, below are the approximate timings* for notable activities you can catch around the vicinity of The Padang and Marina Bay and The Promontory:

Time Activity
1720hrs State Colours Uncasing Ceremony & GOH (visible along Anderson Bridge)
1811hrs Red Lions
1820hrs Total Defence 40 (TD40) Mobile Column (visible along Nicoll Highway outside Suntec City)^
1849hrs State Flag flypast (Chinook + 2x Apache)
1851hrs Flypast 1: 5x F16s Salute to the Nation (Bomb Burst)
1852hrs Presidential 21 Gun Salute
1901hrs Feu de Joie
TBD Guard of Honour (GOH), Colours Party and marching contingents marching (visible along Connaught Drive beside Victoria Concert Hall)
1914 – 1916hrs The Total Defence 40 (TD40) Dynamic Defence Display (D3) (#refer to text below)
▪ Flypast 2: 4 x F16s
▪ High-speed maritime chase
▪ 2 x Apaches
2012 – 2015hrs 3 x Short Fireworks (~1min, ~20s & ~50s) after NDP Theme Song 2024 before Anthem
2017 – 2022hrs Grand Finale Fireworks after Anthem

* All timings are subject to changes.

# From Padang looking in the direction towards MBS
– 2x aircraft (F16s) from the right followed by 2x aircraft (F16s) flying from behind Padang towards MBS and doing vertical climb.
– 2x Helicopters (Apaches) flying from the right of MBS towards Padang and making a turn around Padang.

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Mobile Column National Day Parade

^ You can catch the Total Defence 40 (TD40) Parade Mobile Column at various timings along Beach Road (Raffles City Centre), North Bridge Road, Connaught Drive, Parliament Place.

Guard of Honour marching National Day Parade

➡️ Related Read: National Day Celebrations @ Heartlands

The NDP 2024 celebrations will encompass the theme “Together, As One United People” and will feature four segments:

Pre-parade: This segment will comprise performances by students from the Ministry of Education (MOE), local artistes, as well as the Red Lions.

United We Stand: The Parade and Ceremony (P&C) segment, titled “United We Stand”, will highlight a combined Military Tattoo comprising the SAF Band and four Secondary Schools’ Bands. The Volunteer Contingent will also return to NDP 2024 to showcase how every Singaporean has a part to play in the defence of Singapore. P&C crowd favourites such as the choir music video, the State Flag Flypast, Salute to the Nation, the Presidential Gun Salute and Feu de Joie will be part of the parade. Audiences can also look forward to the inaugural Onward March at Padang where the marching contingents will march onto the spectator stand, bringing our parade closer to them as we all celebrate our nation’s birthday as One United People.

Together, We Are Strong: The Total Defence 40 (TD40) Dynamic Defence Display (D3), titled “Together, We Are Strong”, will be performed at the Padang for the first time. This segment showcases the integrated Whole-of-Government and community responses to possible threats across various scenarios, including air and maritime threats as well as civil emergencies and disruptions, through a coordinated show between the Padang and Marina Bay.

Our People: The Show segment, themed “Our People”, will be told across four chapters and three connecting short films. It aims to tell the stories of Our People by spotlighting the collective strength of Singaporeans and the intricate diversity and unity that defines our society through mass performances, familiar songs and emotive filmlets.

NDP Celebrations at the Bay

For the first time, the NDP celebration will extend to the Promontory @ Marina Bay, co-organised with NTUC. Attendees can enjoy fireworks, the TD40 D3 high-speed maritime chase and aerial display live, participate in carnival activities, watch stage performances, and view a live telecast of the NDP at the Padang.

9 August 2024 (Actual Day Parade 2024)

For more information, visit Singapore’s 59th Birthday – National Day Parade & Celebrations 2024.

Celebrations at the Heartlands after National Day

The festivities will continue the next day, with Heartland Celebrations on 10th August, co-organised with the People’s Association. There will be five Heartland Celebration sites for Singaporeans to celebrate the nation’s 59th birthday together through community group performances on stage, static displays of SAF, SCDF and SPF vehicles, viewing of fireworks displays as well as carnival and family activities. NDP packs will also be given to those attending the celebrations. While stocks last!

For more information on NDP 2024, visit here.

➡️ Related Read: National Day Celebrations @ Heartlands

Singapore’s National Day 2024

Singapore’s 59th Birthday is just round the corner. Check out our list of Fun Things To Do This National Day 2024 in Singapore.

National Day Rehearsal 2023

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