NDP tickets, funpacks for lucky readers of ST's graphic on National Day songs

The Straits Times has created a special interactive graphic that traces the evolution of official NDP theme songs since 1984. One of the favourites, Home, was sung by Kit Chan, seen here at an NDP preview in August 2015.
The Straits Times has created a special interactive graphic that traces the evolution of official NDP theme songs since 1984. One of the favourites, Home, was sung by Kit Chan, seen here at an NDP preview in August 2015.PHOTO: ST DIGITAL

Whether you love them or not, National Day Parade (NDP) theme songs have become a popular feature of the annual event.

The Straits Times has created a special interactive graphic that traces the evolution of official NDP theme songs since 1984.

Look at the graphic, answer three questions and you could win tickets to the NDP, which returns to the Padang for the first time since 2015.

While several songs, such as Home by singer-songwriter Dick Lee, have remained favourites years after their release, some songs received mixed reactions and even stirred up debate.

The interactive graphic reveals interesting facts about these NDP theme songs, as well as looks into what makes them stick with Singaporeans.

For instance, the word "dream" appears in 2005's Reach Out For The Skies seven times.

Thirty lucky readers who answer the questions correctly will stand to win a pair of tickets each to the parade previews on July 27 or Aug 3, or to the actual event itself on Aug 9. Another 30 readers stand to win an NDP fun pack each.

 

This is ST's first ticket giveaway for this year's NDP. There are at least two more contests lined up this month.

To participate in the first contest, scroll through ST's interactive special on NDP songs and click on the link at the end to answer three questions.

The contest begins today and ends at 11.59pm on July 14.

Winners will be contacted via e-mail or phone shortly after.

This year's NDP theme song, titled Our Singapore, features stars such as JJ Lin and Stefanie Sun.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 01, 2019, with the headline 'Check out ST graphic on NDP songs to win parade tickets'. Print Edition | Subscribe