NATIONAL DAY 2016 SUPPLEMENT

Clockwise from above: The Singapore Girl Pipers practising at the People's Association for NDP 1970; a Singapore Airlines stewardess stealing a last glance in the mirror before the start of the parade in 1976; Rangoon Road Secondary School students d
Now retired, Mr Lee (above) was 17 years old when he and his younger brother were part of the People's Association contingent (below) at the 1971 parade.
Mr Wong (centre, in uniform) talking to then First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Goh Chok Tong and Second Deputy Prime Minister Ong Teng Cheong during an NDP rehearsal. Mr Wong, 65, at the new National Stadium. In 1989, he was the ch
A contingent bearing a model of the MRT, a symbol of progress, at the parade in 1985. The massive transport project, green-lighted by the Government in 1982 after years of study, began operations in November 1987. Above: A vintage Austin 7 chugging p
Marching contingents standing ramrod-straight for a rifle salute at the NDP rehearsal at the Padang in 1993.
The night sky was transformed into a kaleidoscope of colours as radio-controlled illuminated kites – piloted by 42 people from toy kite maker GoFlyKite and the Army – whizzed around in the wind, captured in a long exposure shot during the 2007 NDP preview