SINGAPORE- Spirits were high at Serangoon Community Park on Sunday, as hundreds of residents gathered to celebrate the nation's Golden Jubilee.
About 300 people were present for a live screening of the National Day Parade, and waved Singapore flags as they enjoyed the performances and sang along to National Day classics such as "Count on me Singapore".
Madam Phua Soo Ngern, 48, was there with her husband Mr Liew Kok Seng, 50.
"I came here to enjoy the atmosphere. I'm looking forward to watching every part of the parade because I know it's the product of hard work and sweat," said Madam Phua, a Serangoon resident.
Another Serangoon resident Madam Neo Lea Wah, 61, was also there with her husband Mr Lim Her Beng, 63.
"Last year, we watched the parade on television at home but we decided to come down for the live screening since our neighbours would be here," said the homemaker.
Volunteers were also hard at work handing out snacks, flags and National Day decals to those at the live screening. One of them was Mr Rafiee Omar, chairman of the Malay Activities Executive Committee at Serangoon CC.
"It's a rare occasion that we can all come together and watch the parade on a big screen. Since it's the jubilee, it's good that we can all come together to give our support to the NDP," said the 47-year-old.
The live screening is one of various National Day events organised by the People's Association grassroots organisations.
Apart from Serangoon Community Park, live screenings were also held at Woodlands Community Club and Clementi Avenue 4, among other locations.