This year marks Singapore’s 50th birthday (as if you couldn’t already tell from all the SG50 festivities), so of course the annual National Day Parade was a truly memorable one. Here’s a brief recap of our favourite moments.
1. Minister Shanmugam’s bold fashion choices.
We applaud how Minister Shanmugam skipped the usual white pants and paired his festive red shirt with khakis instead. A wise choice, considering white clothes are stain magnets (and nobody wants a dodgy stain on your white pants when you’re on national TV you know?). Sorry PM Lee, but this year’s Best Dressed Minister Award goes to Minister Shanmugam.
2. This guy’s really cool SG50-themed turban.
Turban on point. Where can we get one?
(Source: NDPeeps Facebook)
3. When ESM Goh Chok Tong spotted his homie in the crowd of foreign dignitaries.
He’s all like, “OH HAYY BRAH, LONG TIME NO SEE. Hit me up after the show, imma take you for a beer.”
4. When the camera kept panning to pretty girls.
The Girl With Really Good Skin
The Girl Who Kinda Looks Like Arissa Cheo
The Dancer Who Looks Good Even With Face Paint On
The Girl Who Looks Good Even In A Cheesy NDP Cap
5. This soldier who was sweating buckets during the Parade inspection.
Mad props for resisting the urge to wipe the sweat out of your eyes though. #impressed
6. This #unimpressed boy who just wasn’t feeling it.
He’s like, STAHP. PLEASE.
And speaking of #unimpressed…
7. This Overly Excited Guy made up for it though.
He’s like the most excited person in this frame.
Unimpressed bespectacled boy at the back is still unimpressed though.
8. These retired SAF pioneers getting their #gameface on.
So bad ass I can’t even.
9. When PM Lee and DPM Teo Chee Hean were totally in sync.
‘Cos great minds think alike? Or because #BFFs?
10. When this lucky little girl dodged security to score a handshake with President Tony Tan.
It’s like when you spot Taylor Swift and her entourage leaving the backstage area and you scream, “Taylor! Taylor! Over here!” and she miraculously stops to shake your hand and you decide never to wash it again.