National day celebrations continue into the weekend

Members of the public getting a close-up view of an SAF Leopard 2SG main battle tank in Bishan, on Aug 10, 2019.
Members of the public getting a close-up view of an SAF Leopard 2SG main battle tank in Bishan, on Aug 10, 2019.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Members of the public watching fireworks at the Wisma Geylang Serai heartland celebrations, on Aug 10, 2019.
Members of the public watching fireworks at the Wisma Geylang Serai heartland celebrations, on Aug 10, 2019.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
PM Lee Hsien Loong mingling with the crowd during the National Day heartlands celebration at Bishan, on Aug 10, 2019.
PM Lee Hsien Loong mingling with the crowd during the National Day heartlands celebration at Bishan, on Aug 10, 2019.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Fireworks going off in front of Bishan Bus Interchange during the National Day Heartlands Celebration on Aug 10, 2019.
Fireworks going off in front of Bishan Bus Interchange during the National Day Heartlands Celebration on Aug 10, 2019.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Participants throwing red and white paper balls into the air during the National Day Heartlands Celebration in Punggol, in an attempt to break a Singapore record, on Aug 10, 2019.
Participants throwing red and white paper balls into the air during the National Day Heartlands Celebration in Punggol, in an attempt to break a Singapore record, on Aug 10, 2019.PHOTO: SONG TAO FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Residents taking photos of a SPYDER air-defence system in Punggol on Aug 10, 2019.
Residents taking photos of a SPYDER air-defence system in Punggol on Aug 10, 2019.PHOTO: SONG TAO FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Fireworks are seen over Punggol during the National Day Heartlands Celebration on Aug 10, 2019.
Fireworks are seen over Punggol during the National Day Heartlands Celebration on Aug 10, 2019.PHOTO: SONG TAO FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

SINGAPORE - Festivities marking Singapore's 54th National Day continued into the weekend, with celebrations held at various locations across the island.

On Saturday (Aug 10), more than 60 vehicles from the Singapore Armed Forces and Home Team made their away along four routes to five heartland destinations - Bishan, Geylang Serai, Jurong East, Punggol and Woodlands.

The mobile column last went into the heartlands in 2010, after the National Day Parade drive-past that year.

Key vehicles this year include the Leopard 2SG main battle tanks and Light Strike Vehicles.

Visitors also got to enjoy carnivals at the five locations.

At Bishan, games included drone laser tag while at Jurong East, there were thrill rides as well as traditional games such as chapteh.

Meanwhile at Woodlands, more than 300 students and residents created a formation with umbrellas, spelling out NDP 2019 @ North West, and at Punggol, there were stage and dance performances.