SINGAPORE - The Marina Bay area will be awash in a sea of red and white come National Day, as a series of events are planned to get more Singaporeans into the thick of celebrations.
An estimated 200,000 people are expected to gather at the Bay to celebrate Singapore's Golden Jubilee. But members of the public who did not get tickets for the celebrations at the float at Marina Bay can still catch the live broadcast of the National Day Parade on seven LED screens that will be placed around the bay.
These include the Marina Bay Sands event plaza and square, the promontory, Merlion park, the Esplanade, Singapore Flyer and Marina Barrage.
Spectators there can expect to be wowed by the fireworks display and aerial display, as the best view of them will be by the Bay.
Singaporeans heading down to the bay are encouraged to download the CelebrateSG50! app, which will provide them with live updates of the crowd situation and weather forecast, as well as show and event times.
During the parade's finale, the app will display a flashing red and white animation, and spectators are encouraged to wave their moble devices in the air to create a canvas of red and white on Singapore's birthday.
Those seated at the float will also get a chance to see a portion of the mobile column as it passes by the area. They will also be treated to a pre-parade show and post-parade party.
More than 15 buildings around the bay, such as Fullerton Hotel and One Raffles Place, will also be lit up in the evening.