In Pictures: The best of National Day Parade 2016

Badang - played by theatre practitioner and band singer Rizman Putra Ahmad Ali - soars above his enemies as he flies up to split a giant boulder. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Parade-goers queue up for a security check prior to entering the National Stadium.
Parade-goers pose for a selfie before entering the stadium. ST PHOTO: MARCUS TAN
Participants take part in a percussion performance outside the stadium. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
Children play at the water fountains outside the stadium. ST PHOTO: MARCUS TAN
People set up picnic mats on grass patches outside the stadium, in anticipation of the fireworks display later in the evening. ST PHOTO: MARCUS TAN
Spectators take part in the Kallang Wave before the start of the parade. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
March-in of the Colours Party. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
A total of 1,424 participants consisting of 31 contingents took part in the march-in. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
A young girl in the stadium crowd holds aloft a Singapore scarf. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives at the stadium. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Ministers, including PM Lee, stand up in the VIP box to greet the arrival of President Tony Tan Keng Yam. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
President Tan waves a Singapore flag as he greets the crowd during the drive-past. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
The crowd wave their flags during President Tan's drive-past. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
The Guard of Honour execute the Feu Deu Joie, or Joy of Fire. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
The first act, Badang and the Singapore Stone, gets underway. ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
A battle scene featuring the hero Badang and participants from the Martial House, Dance Inspiration, Singapore Silat Federation and the Singapore Armed Forces. ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
One of the four towering beauties in the second act, Our Four Civilisations. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
The highlight of Act 3's Dare to Dream - a glittery unicorn ridden by 7-year-old Minejima-Lee Kai gallops across the stadium. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Performers dressed in LED costumes during Act 4, Ingenuity. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Act 4 performers zip around on personal mobility devices. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Performers gather below the Sky City. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Women perform to the song What A Wonderful World. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The outdoor fireworks display, set off from the roof of the stadium and three barges on the Kallang Basin. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

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