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     FrontPage Edition: Fri 23 April 2004

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Highlights of National Day Parade 2004


NDP 04 will be a spectacular 3-hour show for the 60,000-strong audience gathered at the National Stadium and the hundreds of thousands of home viewers in Singapore and overseas.

The order and highlights of the parade are:

Pre-Parade Segment:

Featuring the melodious and robust voices of an 800-member Combined School Choir, the pre-parade segment will encourage audience to warm up through interactive games, movement, cheers, and mass singing facilitated by the parade motivators and celebrity emcees.

The segment will feature a mass display performance by Boon Lay Secondary School as well as the winning band of the the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) inter-school competition.

Audience can look forward to a special Total Defence Performance where hardware capabilities and operational skills of the Singapore Armed Forces and the Home Team will be showcased. The performance commemorates 20 years of Total Defence.

Parade & Ceremony Segment:

Some of the all-time audience favourites like the fly-past, 21-gun salute and Presidential drive-past will be featured in this segment. Apart from the Guard-of-Honour contingents and Colours Party from the Singapore Armed Forces, contingents from the Singapore Police Force, Singapore Civil Defence Force and non-uniformed organisations will join in the parade which will be marked by precision and style.

Show Segment:

This 45-minute segment aims to engage the body, mind, soul, and heart of the audience. Presented in 3 Acts which will lead to a climax in the Grand Finale, video presentations, animation and other multimedia effects will be used throughout to enhance the colourful and vibrant segment.


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