Zhiyi and I had a great time last Saturday attending the National Day Preview show at The Padang which is right in front of the courthouse building at City Hall. The crowd was very thick and it took a long time for us to finally get to our seats. Furthermore, as it had rained earlier in the afternoon, we arrived to find the ground and seats very wet and uncomfortable.
The emcees, Gurmit Singh, Sharon Au and Kim Ng were trying very hard to get the crowd excited and their enthusiasm bordered on it becoming a screaming match. Nonetheless, everyone was very coorperative and we all took part in what was to be first time the legendary Kallang Wave was executed sequentially by people all over Singapore, starting from The Padang, to Marina South, to Jurong East, to Yishun and finally to Tampines. Ah, the wonders of technology.
The view from where we were sitting.
Inspection of the guard.
Some of the colourful performances.
And finally, what’s a NDP show without fireworks!