Despite numerous challenges in the early years of the new millennium - an economic slump in 2001 and the rise of terrorism, and Sars in 2003 - the National Day Parades became more ambitious and creative, with carnivals, high-tech props and simultaneous parades.
A lot of people might think, "Hey, you were only five, what do you even remember?" I was in the People's Association group. I was the youngest participant in the parade. All I needed to do was to skate (on a scooter) from one gate to another. Although it seemed very simple to everyone, I had trouble, as I was "fun-sized". I was always the first one in the line to start skating and the last to get to the end point. Embarrassing, yet memorable.
MS NUR HARYANI KAMSANI, who was the youngest participant in the 2001 parade.
MS NUR HARYANI KAMSANI, 20
ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
• NDP 2001: Was only five years old when she was involved in one of the parade segments under the People's Association together with her two elder brothers.