SINGAPORE - The public can apply to ballot for tickets to the National Day Parade (NDP) shows this year starting from Monday (June 6) at noon.
Ticketed NDP shows, which will be held at the floating platform at Marina Bay, are back this year after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Members of the public can apply to attend one of three ticketed shows - the NDP previews on July 23 and 30 and the actual parade on Aug 9 - the NDP organising committee announced on Sunday.
Attendees must be fully vaccinated or be certified to be medically ineligible for all vaccines, said the organisers. Children 12 years old or younger who are not vaccinated will be allowed to attend the parade.
Besides the parade shows, Singaporeans can also look forward to carnivals, exhibitions and fireworks at five locations in the heartland over the weekend on Aug 6 and 7. More information on these celebrations will be released shortly.
Applications to ballot for tickets to the parades at The Float @ Marina Bay will be open on Monday at noon at this website. The last day of application is on June 20 at noon.
Each applicant can apply for either two, four or six tickets and is entitled to only one ballot chance. The tickets are not allocated on a first come, first served basis and each ticket will admit only one spectator, the organising committee added.
The tickets are not for sale, said the committee, adding that action will be taken against those who scalp the tickets.
NDP reopens to the public this year, with almost every seat at the Marina Bay floating platform expected to be filled, after two years of smaller-scale celebrations.
The organising committee is targeting the upper bounds of the venue's capacity of 25,000 to 26,000.
National Education shows for Primary 5 pupils will also return.
"This year, we hope to capture the nation's journey as we emerge stronger from Covid-19," said Brigadier-General Goh Pei Ming, chairman of the organising committee and commander of the army's 3rd division, in an earlier statement.
"We hope Singaporeans will actively participate and come together to join in the celebrations, which will be safe, exciting and meaningful."
This year's NDP coincides with the 55th anniversary of national service and aims to encourage Singaporeans to "forge ahead as a united and strong people towards a better future", the organising committee said.
Mrs Pek Kai En, 37, plans to apply for the tickets. It will be a first for her boys, aged 4 and 6.
The civil servant said: “The atmosphere at the parade is different, especially when everyone sings the national anthem at the beginning and recites the pledge at the end of the show.”
Here's how you can apply for the NDP 2022 tickets from June 6:
Step 1: Go to the official NDP website for the application form.
Step 2: Fill in all the fields in the FormSG as prompted on screen before submission.
A confirmation e-mail will be sent to your personal e-mail address after submission of application.