On the 9th August 2008, Singapore celebrated its 43rd birthday at the Marina BayFront.
I was there about 2 hours before the pre-parade segment, managed to find a spot on the Esplanade Bridge. The weather looked great on one end, however, the Eastern side was dark and cloudy. Initially, I thought, it would be fine, the weather would clear soon but it wasn’t to be, soon dark rain clouds filled the skyline and started drizzling. As time goes by, nearing towards the start of the parade, it drizzled, stopped, drizzled, stopped and with strong windy conditions.
Soon, the moment a lot of us had been waiting for. The F16 Black Knights flying in to salute the nation on its 43rd Birthday ! A grand finale performance after many hard hours of training. It was very popular with everybody there at the grounds and they were cheering for it even though the afterburner was really loud with their low level flying and high altitude climb. The best birthday gift was the HEART and everyone of us cheered !
Don’t mind the bad weather, Just Happy birthday, Singapore!
Yes ! The weather was bad but it did not deter us from our Nation’s birthday !
It was a pity that the rain descended on the parade but you still managed to take good shots of the fireworks. How did u keep your lenses dry?
The weather wasn’t that good on the parade itself, luckily, it stopped before the fireworks started.
I hide it under the bag while it was not in use, luckily my bag has a poncho to wrap around the bag !