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About this project

Singapore celebrates its 48th birthday on Aug 9, and to tie in with this,The Straits Times Photo Desk has put together 48 Singaporean Seconds, an audio-visual tribute to Singaporeans who have made this little red dot their home. They come from all walks of life - An Ah Beng, an escape artist, a nun, a bus spotter.

We are releasing their stories and videos in the next few weeks.

Click on the profiles below to browse the collection.

It may have been panned on forums and in the blogosphere, but this year's NDP theme song, One Singapore, received a much more favourable reception at the parade.
The last firework lit the sky, marking the end of the 48th National Day Parade.
In a rare event, low clouds scuppered the much anticipated sky-diving exploits of Singapore's Red Lions, disappointing many in the crowd at this year's National Day Parade.
Sri Lankan maids Ajantha Sadamali and Kalyani Renuka Ranaweera started their day off on Friday in an unusual way.
It is eighth time lucky for Mr Soh Cher Yee, who finally made it to the big show this National Day.
Talk about perfect timing: Baby Cayden New came into the world at exactly midnight, making him Singapore's first national day baby this year.
Recently, I set off to visit my grandmother Wan Yit Poh’s flat - at Block 29, Havelock Road - for the first time since she died back in 1999 at the age of 77.
In these smartphone empowered days, anybody can be a photojournalist.
The Garden City is filled with hidden gardens. Do you know that Toa Payoh has a sensory garden that even lifelong residents have not heard of?
Buy smooth wonton skin from a secret supplier, and enter a speakeasy with a password.
We would never think of exploring Yio Chu Kang, but it is Singapore's own remote destination.

Stories from NDP 2013 website

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