Thinking Aloud

NDP was a moving reminder of what Singapore stands for

Parade was scaled back, but with stories and songs, it brought home the meaning of being Singaporean

Fireworks during the finale of the National Day Parade on Aug 21, 2021. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
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When I heard that the talented young Singaporean film-maker Boo Junfeng had been put in charge of this year's National Day Parade, I was filled with great expectations.

After all, I recalled that when he last helmed the event in 2018, he had skilfully weaved engaging stories into a compelling narrative. His effort for the 7 Letters film to mark Singapore's 50th anniversary in 2015 had also struck a chord with me, with his lyrical story-telling.

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