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
Clockwise from top: Crowds lining the streets to catch a glimpse of the military parade that started at the Padang and moved along St Andrew's, North Bridge, South Bridge and Tanjong Pagar roads in the first National Day Parade in 1966; the 1968 para
Mr Chiang with a baritone horn - the instrument he played at the 1966 National Day Parade - in St Gabriel's Secondary School. To ensure punctuality, he and others had stayed overnight at the school and slept on tables. A then 15-year-old Bernard Chia
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.