Red, white, floral, batik: What the ministers and MPs wore for NDP 2016

Ministers and MPs wear red and white to celebrate National Day at the National Stadium on Aug 9, 2016. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/INDRANEE RAJAH

SINGAPORE - Red, white, pink. Stripes, floral motifs and even batik hand-painted by a renowned artist.

Ministers and MPs turned up in the usual shades of red and white for Singapore's 51st birthday bash on Tuesday (Aug 9) - but some added a touch of creativity to their attire.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong put on a red shirt with white trimmings.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong put on a red shirt with white trimmings. ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance Indranee Rajah posted on Facebook pictures of fellow female MPs. "Waiting behind the scenes - getting ready to go in for NDP! Lots of excitement here at the new Stadium!" she wrote.

(From left) MPs Foo Mee Har, Ms Indranee and Cheryl Chan. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/INDRANEE RAJAH
(Clockwise from left) Ms Indranee, MP Sun Xueling, Ms Foo and NMP Chia Yong Yong. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/INDRANEE RAJAH
(From left) MPs Melvin Yong, Zainal Sapari, Sam Tan and Heng Chee How. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/INDRANEE RAJAH
Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob (left) and Ms Indranee. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/INDRANEE RAJAH

MP Tin Pei Ling put on a white cheongsam decorated with red lace, while Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources and Health, wore a red-and-white sleeveless dress.

MP Tin Pei Ling (left) and Ms Indranee. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/INDRANEE RAJAH
(From left) MPs Lily Neo, Amrin Amin and Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/AMRIN AMIN

MP Amrin Amin, who was attending his first NDP as MP, sought the help of renowned batik painter Sarkasi Said who designed his white shirt with red motifs.

Mr Amrin's shirt was designed by batik painter Sarkasi Said. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/AMRIN AMIN

"I am getting ready for #NDP2016 - my first parade as MP. To mark this significant event, I sought the help of our cultural gem, Mr Sarkasi Said, a Singaporean son, batik painter of international renown," Mr Amrin, who is also Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs, wrote in a Facebook post.

"Mr Sarkasi hand-painted my batik shirt. I am so honoured and proud to wear Mr Sarkasi's work for my first NDP. I am literally wearing that badge of honour on my sleeves."

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