Social weekend

The crowd outside Marina Bay Sands watching the fireworks display, which capped this year's parade. The fireworks were the biggest and boldest to date, featuring a grand spectacle with pyrotechnics fired from two barges at Marina Bay and the rooftops
The crowd outside Marina Bay Sands watching the fireworks display, which capped this year's parade. The fireworks were the biggest and boldest to date, featuring a grand spectacle with pyrotechnics fired from two barges at Marina Bay and the rooftops of seven surrounding commercial buildings. The display included never- before-seen segments such as a rainbow arc and a shell display specially designed for the celebrations.
Evie Ong, three, enjoying the pre-parade entertainment through her sunglasses.
Evie Ong, three, enjoying the pre-parade entertainment through her sunglasses.
Former military buddies and retired lieutenantcolonels Swee Boon Chai (left), 69, and Wong Ko Foon, 62, catch up before they take part in the vintage parade.
Former military buddies and retired lieutenantcolonels Swee Boon Chai (left), 69, and Wong Ko Foon, 62, catch up before they take part in the vintage parade.
Performers from Republic Polytechnic re-enacted key moments in the island’s history.
Performers from Republic Polytechnic re-enacted key moments in the island’s history.
SG50 booties knitted by pioneer A. Prasad are given to the parents of jubilee babies Low Yu Qing and Ryker Jedd Ng, both of whom arrived at midnight on Aug 9.
SG50 booties knitted by pioneer A. Prasad are given to the parents of jubilee babies Low Yu Qing and Ryker Jedd Ng, both of whom arrived at midnight on Aug 9.
The crowd stands to sing along to Stand Up For Singapore and in the midst of the excitement, one couple seizes the moment to snap a wefie.
The crowd stands to sing along to Stand Up For Singapore and in the midst of the excitement, one couple seizes the moment to snap a wefie.
SingHealth nurses from the vintage contingent snap a wefie at Suntec. Ms Khairun Nur Liyanah (holding the selfie stick) says they became great friends during rehearsals.
SingHealth nurses from the vintage contingent snap a wefie at Suntec. Ms Khairun Nur Liyanah (holding the selfie stick) says they became great friends during rehearsals.
NDP creative director Dick Lee (far right), who composed the theme song Our Singapore, is all smiles as the parade plays out before him.
NDP creative director Dick Lee (far right), who composed the theme song Our Singapore, is all smiles as the parade plays out before him.
Red and white confetti blanket the night sky above the spectators at the Padang as fireworks of bring the SG50 celebration to its climax.
Red and white confetti blanket the night sky above the spectators at the Padang as fireworks of bring the SG50 celebration to its climax.
Anderson Primary School pupils (from left) Emilia Romanelli, Nico Lim and Wan En show off their temporary tattoos before appearing in celebrations at the Padang..
Anderson Primary School pupils (from left) Emilia Romanelli, Nico Lim and Wan En show off their temporary tattoos before appearing in celebrations at the Padang..
Some of the crowd outside Suntec City, at the junction of Raffles Boulevard and Nicoll Highway, capture the annual flypast of the State Flag during the National Day Parade.
Some of the crowd outside Suntec City, at the junction of Raffles Boulevard and Nicoll Highway, capture the annual flypast of the State Flag during the National Day Parade.

SG50 buzz reached a peak as Singaporeans took to social media over the Golden Jubilee weekend. Here's a sampling of some of the best, quirkiest and most memorable ways we spent the special holiday

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2015, with the headline 'Social weekend'. Print Edition | Subscribe