National Day Parade 2015 Preview

Yes, I’m back again at Marina Bay. I’m alone today and will bring my family for the finale next week. So my focus will be photography and do hope to get some keepers.

First the wait… and I’m not alone.


And action!

From 3 flags to choose…

… down to two…


… and the final one made the cut.

Then comes the A380! This took me by surprise. I was expecting it to take the same flight path as the rest of the military planes (i.e. from behind the MBS) but instead, it came flew in from the city.

Back to the aerial display.


Salute-to-Nation by 20 F-16s to form a ’50’

Another Salute-to-Nation by six F-16s Black Knights

4 Black Knights executing the “Criss Cross” manoeuvre with smoke trails and two Black Knights executing a near-vertical climb

A solo F-15SG doing a combat turn and near-vertical climb with afterburners

Two S-70B naval helicopters, two AS-332 Super Pumas, two AH-64D Apaches and two Chinooks in “Arrowhead” formation

And the rest of the Marina Bay area segment before the fireworks.

21-Gun Salute, as well as the aerial and naval displays. Look the crowd!

After the sun sets, the Marina Bay came alive with spectacular colours. Buildings became giant projector screens.





… and finally the long awaited fireworks! Happy 50th Birthday Singapore!!!

Taken with

1. Olympus E-5 with zuiko 7-14mm f/4 UWA lens, zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 lens and

2. Sony Alpha a5100 with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens


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