Should the show go on? Decision on NDP divides opinion

Online sentiment has leaned heavily in favour of the National Day Parade being cancelled altogether.
Online sentiment has leaned heavily in favour of the National Day Parade being cancelled altogether.PHOTO: NG ENG HEN/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - The decision to push back Singapore's National Day Parade from Aug 9 to Aug 21 has sparked debate over the merits of continuing with the annual celebration during a trying phase of the tussle with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Former and current parade participants who spoke to The Sunday Times were split between not wanting months of effort to count for naught, and recognising the potential public health risks of proceeding.

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