SINGAPORE -Singaporeans and Permanent Residents can start applying for tickets to this year's National Day Parade and its two previews on Friday (May 13).
This year's festivities will mark the celebration's return to National Stadium after 10 years. Previously, it was held at Marina Bay's floating platform and at the Padang after the former National Stadium was slated for demolition.
The parade this year promises highlights such as the use of unmanned technologies, aerial displays involving props and performers, and indoor fireworks, said a spokesman.
Previews will be held on July 23 and 30, while the official parade will be on Aug 9, Singapore's national day.
Applications can be submitted via SMS, at the official NDP website (www.ndp.org.sg) or at SAM and AXS stations.
To apply via SMS, details should be sent to 8240-0050 in a set format as follows: (NRIC No.) SPACE SPACE (NDP/Preview1/Preview2) SPACE (SG/PR) SPACE (NAME).
An SMS reply will be sent to acknowledge receipt.
Each NRIC holder is limited to one application. Tickets will be allocated by an electronic ballot system, and each ticket admits one person to the parade.
Children and infants must also have a ticket.
Successful applicants will be notified from June 2 to June 8 via the contact number they provided in their applications.
Tickets can be collected from June 10 to June 19 from 10am to 9pm at Kallang Wave Mall Atrium and are strictly not for sale.
Application ends on May 22.