The National Day Parade (NDP) 2023 will be held on 9 August 2023 at The Padang.

National Day rehearsal 2023 FlypastFlypast 1: 5x F16D+ Bombburst followed by 3x F15SG

NDP 2023 Theme

“Onward As One” calls upon Singaporeans to look forward confidently and move forward together to build our shared future as one united people.

‘Onward” reflects a nation that is forward-looking and resilient to any challenges that lie ahead.

“As One” underscores the collective ownership of Singapore’s future and the importance of inclusivity and unity.

National Day rehearsal 2023 Aerial Display A330 MRTTFlypast 2: A330 MRTT + 4x F16D+ Fixed Wing Formation Flypast

Dates for National Day Parade Rehearsals 2023 (5.30pm to 8.30pm)

  • 30 May 2023 (11.30am – 3pm)
  • 6 Jun 2023 (11.30am – 3pm)
  • 10 Jun 2023 (Combined Rehearsal CR1)
  • 17 Jun 2023 (CR2)
  • 24 Jun 2023 (CR3)
  • 2 Jul 2023 (National Education NE1)
  • 8 Jul 2023 (NE2)
  • 15 Jul 2023 (NE3)
  • 22 Jul 2023 (Preview 1)
  • 29 Jul 2023 (Preview 2)

There is no NDP rehearsal on 5 Aug 2023. However, there will be fireworks at the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert.

Based on Preview 1&2, below are the approximate timings* for notable activities you can catch around the vicinity of The Padang and Marina Bay:

Time Activity
1812hrs Red Lions
1849hrs State Flag flypast (Chinook + 2x Apache)
1852hrs Flypast 1: 5x F16D+ Bombburst followed by 3x F15SG
1853hrs Presidential 21 Gun Salute
1904hrs Flypast 2: A330 MRTT & F16D+, CH-47F & H225M, F15SGs & F16D+ (#see below for details)
1910hrs Guard of Honour (GOH), Colours Party and marching contingents marching (visible along Connaught Drive beside Victoria Concert Hall)
1932hrs Total Defence (TD) Parade Mobile Column (visible along Connaught Drive)^
1942hrs Colours Party casing ceremony (visible along Anderson Bridge beside Empress Lawn)
2011hrs Fireworks I (long)
2017hrs Fireworks II (short)
2028hrs (Preview 1)
2032hrs (Preview 2)
Appreciation Fireworks (short) – only seen on Preview 1. Might not have for Preview 2 & actual day

* Timings are subjected to changes

# From Padang looking in the direction towards MBS
– 5x aircraft (A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport MRTT + 4x F16D+) followed by 3x helicopter (CH-47F Heavy Lift Helicopter + 2x H225M Medium Lift Helicopter) flying from MBS towards Padang
– 2x F15SG flying from the right (CBD area) towards Padang and make a sharp combat turn around Marina Bay
– 2x F16D+ flying from MBS towards Padang performing Criss-cross followed by 1x F15SG flying from behind Padang towards MBS. All 3x aircrafts doing vertical climb for the finale.

For graphical representation of the flight path, visit here.

Mobile Column National Day Parade

^ You can catch the Total Defence (TD) 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

9 August 2023 (Actual Day Parade 2023)

Reserved date: 12 August 2023

For more information, visit Singapore’s 58th Birthday – National Day Parade & Celebrations 2023.

For more information on NDP 2023, visit here.

➡️ Related Read: National Day Celebrations @ Heartlands

Singapore’s National Day 2023

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National Day Rehearsal 2023

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