NDP 2010 Rehearsal – NE Show 3

The days leading up to Singapore’s National Day Parade (NDP) 2010 is getting lesser and the NDP 2010 rehearsals were getting into full swing. Today, I decided to start my journey from Suntec City, watching the mobile column from another junction across the road and watching the Presidential Gun Salute.

However, before crossing over to the other side of the junction, I saw the Guard of Honour Contingents, along with the State Flags and Colour Party Contingent. Therefore, decided to capture them in action first before walking to the other side of Suntec City, where the War Memorial Park is.

While waiting for action to kick-start, started snapping photos around the area, with the 25-pounder artillery guns lined up in a straight line, ready for the soldiers and commanders to march in, for the Presidential Gun Salute Ceremony. Once the action starts, the mobile column started moving into positions, I went busy capturing them, nice view from my position. Thereafter, I turned my attention to the 25-pounder artillery guns and waited for them to fire and it was really very loud ! Oh yeah, I managed to capture 1 of the 25-pounder artillery guns fire from the muzzle !

Once the Presidential Gun Salute was over, I walked over to the Esplanade Bridge and chose a different location from my previous week, the sky was really dull and my photos for the aerial air show wasn’t well captured too, well, would try again and improve. Planting myself to a point on the Esplanade Bridge, I prepared my tripod, took night sceneries of Marina Bay, Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands while waiting for fireworks to start.

The fireworks for NE Show 3 was bigger, higher, wider, longer and so much more than the previous week ! Glad that I didn’t miss this week’s fireworks !Β Do check out my other photos of NDP 2010 Rehearsals on Flickr !


  1. Oh… You were at the Esplanade bridge?? I must have passed you! I was so intimidated by the all the guys with the big guns!! haha! You must be one of them.. My, my… ‘x’

    p/s: Can you share me your timings on the locations. I want to try to catch them too..

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    Yes, I was at the Esplanade Bridge πŸ™‚ … You would probably recognise me than me recognising you (don’t think I saw yr pic on flickr or yr blog b4) πŸ™‚

    Don’t worry abt intimidation, we are friendly photographers πŸ˜€

    Timings for the start of the main fireworks (from the Marina Bay) is about 8:12pm to 8:16pm (based on my camera EXIF data).

    Come join me & shoot fireworks together ! πŸ˜€

  3. Oh haha! Paiseh lah.. I’m sure I passed you that day.. πŸ™‚ I’ll be sure to say hi when if I passed by there this Sat. I wanted to know the timings for the other stuffs.. like the marching contingent, etc.. not the fireworks. That one I know redi.. haha! ;P And I’m curious how you can manage to cover all those while Im stuck only for the fireworks cos all the good spots are taken up so fast!

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    Hi Cashmere

    Drop me an email and I share with you more on the timings and how I managed to cover the different locations, don’t think my comment box would be able to take up so many words/sentences !

    On NDP Preview and the actual day itself, be prepared for the good spots to be taken up much much earlier !

  5. sure..what’s ur email add?
    I’ll drop a message. πŸ™‚
    Btw, were u the guy who used a white canon lens, wearing black t n blue berms?

  6. Jaw drop…
    That must be quite a sight…
    I dont get to see all that though I have a backstage pass..

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    Hi Cashmere

    Dropped u an email πŸ™‚

    Last saturday 24th July, I wasn’t in blue berms and black tee, the saturday b4 that, think I was in blue berms & black tee (if i recall).

    Identify me by my lens hood sticker πŸ™‚

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    Hi Amanda

    NDP is always a very big event with different events/performances ongoing at different locations.

    You will be at the main arena that many of us will not be able to go into πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to your NDP blog posts !

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