A perch to see parade

Eager spectators without reserved places found alternative ways to view the contingents and floats in Lower Delta Road during the 1979 National Day Parade.

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The Straits Times' collaboration with the National Museum of Singapore in Home, Truly is part of its 175th anniversary contribution to the community.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 10, 2020, with the headline 'A perch to see parade'. Print Edition | Subscribe