PM Lee hails 'wonderful' National Day Parade, shows off photography skills on Facebook

An overall view of the parade arena, complete with fireworks in the background. PHOTO: LEE HSIEN LOONG/FACEBOOK
JJ Lin (on stage) singing this year's NDP song Our Singapore as 600 primary school students dance alongside him. PHOTO: LEE HSIEN LOONG/FACEBOOK
Some of the primary school performers, still decked out in their LED costumes, after the parade. PHOTO: LEE HSIEN LOONG/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has yet again showed off his skills with a camera, posting a series of photos he personally took from where he watched the National Day Parade (NDP) on Sunday (Aug 9).

His Facebook snaps included a stunning view of the parade arena complete with fireworks, and of a group of primary school children decked out in LED lights when he mingled with the parade performers.

Calling this year's edition a "wonderful parade" to mark Singapore's 50th birthday, PM Lee also praised the electric atmosphere at the Padang.

"Last night, we celebrated as one people. When Kit Chan sang Home, we all joined in, and could hear our voices resound around the Padang. Mr Lee (Kuan Yew) would have been proud," he wrote.

PM Lee also shared an anecdote about how his father, the late Mr Lee, personally supervised rehearsals for the 1966 NDP as he felt it was vital for Singaporeans to feel united and confident as a new nation.

"It moved me to join the school band, and march in the parade the next three years," PM Lee wrote.

He ended his post by paying tribute to all those who contributed to the spectacular parade and thanked Singaporeans for joining in the Jubilee celebrations.

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