Official NDP 2012 website: http://www.ndp.org.sg/
Instagram Photo CompetitionFor instance, there’s an Instagram competition for people to upload their Instagram photos and stand to win prizes such as Tablet PC, Smartphone, Movie Vouchers as well as other goodies! Every two weeks a new theme will surface for variation. By the time you read this, it should be Instagram #4 – My Favorite Hangout.#1 – My favorite spot at home (24 March – 8 April) #2 – My favorite pastime (23 April – 7 May) Source: NDPeeps Facebook page#3 – My favorite person (19 May – 3 June)#4 – My favorite hangout (16 June – 1 July)#5 – My favorite local food (14 July – 29 July)Remember to tag them with #sgigNDPfavHANGOUT.I just joined Instagram! Find me with bunbunmakeuptips. Had to pink that out.Where is my favorite hangout? It’s got to be home, as in, inside my house. But if we had to be really strict with wording, with ‘hangout’ meaning a place you chill outside of the house, I’d say… probably… Sephora? I can spend 3 hours just walking round and round in the confined space of Ion Orchard Sephora. Lol. What?! I’m a beauty blogger!
LovingSG TrailsWhich is probably why, if you love to stay OUT of the house, you will be enthralled with the next activity, the LovingSG Trail! It’s like The Amazing Race! With 4 different themed trails spanning over 3 months, you get to re-discover Singapore and all the things you love about it by taking pictures of yourself and the logo to unlock clues! Simply download the ‘NDPOnTheGo’ mobile app and start your adventure! It’s free and you stand to win attractive prizes just by participating!
Building A LovingSG ProjectAnd while you’re out going click-crazy with Instagram and the LovingSG Trail, drop by the travelling National Day roadshows at Funan DigitaLife Mall, Tampines Mall, Bugis Junction and JCube from 7 July to 12 August 2012 to check out the made-to-scale model of the Marina Bay Floating Platform.If you pay a small token amount of $5, you’ll receive a pair of LEGO mini figurines – one placed on the platform replica and another as keepsake! All proceeds will go towards the Straits Times Pocket Money Fund. It’ll be fun to try and spot your own Lego figurine on the scale replica platform!I personally think this is a very meaningful project – you get to participate in NDP, be there at the Floating Platform (with your Lego figurine representation), and show your love and care for the underprivileged.
Don’t blame us for our boring outfits! Haha! Options were limited when they first started and this starry singlet was the best they had.So happy to make my own Lego figurine!
LovingSG: One Heart, One VoiceThe highlight of all these activities has got to be the Virtual Choir! It’s Singapore’s FIRST EVER virtual choir. It’s a simple idea: a compilation of many people singing one song together at the same time, like a choir, only that everybody has their own screen space.Conducted by Darrell Ang, Young Associate Conductor of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and put together by filmmaker Royston Tan who directed the movie 881, the first Singapore virtual choir will perform the one song we all know – Majulah Singapura.To get a better idea of how a really good virtual choir looks and sounds like, check out Eric Whitacre’s virtual choir.This must be how Heaven sounds like.You don’t have to be beat or pitch-perfect, as long as you can move your mouth to the lyrics and look straight into the camera, you can be a part of the choir! Don’t worry about zao sia-ing! LOL!Simply sing along to the karaoke version of Majulah Singapura and start recording. Super easy! Click here for the karaoke version and recording tips.The last day to submit your video is 8 July 2012, so HURRY! The grand virtual choir will be revealed on National Day, 9 August 2012!You can head down to the next roadshows where the LovingSG: One Heart, One Voice recording booths will be placed.
- Jurong Point Shopping Centre 30 June to 1 July 2012
- Causeway Point Shopping Centre 7 – 8 July 2012
New NDP Segments!Bringing back popular displays such as the combined school choir (last performed in 2012) and SYF best secondary school display band (last performed in 2006), will bring back many fond memories for many people. I played the clarinet in my secondary school band, ours was a symphonic band meaning no marching, but I did love watching the marching bands and wished we had fancy marching formations too. That’s why I watched the movie Drumline like 5 times.This year’s celebrations also include a ‘Commitment to Defence March’, a visual representation of national servicemen responding to their call of duty, in which 140 of them will march out from the spectators area to converge with other marching contingents on the stage.Like this. LOL! Source: NDPeeps Facebook pageAnother new segment is the NS45, a salute to 45 years of national servicemen who have sacrificed for the nation. My dad graduated from NS many years ago, the cut off age being 40.But last year and this year, both my brothers enlisted into the Singapore Armed Forces. And they made us all very proud. =) Family out in full force to support! Little brother’s turn! BMT POP (Basic Military Training Passing Our Parade) held at the Marina Bay Floating Platform! I’ll be back!
Where To Find NDP 2012 InformationThe official NDP 2012 website (http://www.ndp.org.sg/) has all the information you need on the various activities.The LovingSG website provides a one-stop platform for the integration of all social media initiatives. Social media, or new media, brings everyone closer, and the NDPeeps Facebook Page is the place to get updates and see behind-the-scenes photos. Everybody loves behind-the-scenes! Check out NDP Twitter feeds and YouTube Videos while you’re there too!This year is the fifth time National Day Parade is held at Marina Bay Floating Platform and I FINALLY get to be a live audience, all thanks to Bun Bun Makeup Tips and Nuffnang!I’m SO excited about NDP 2012. Firstly, because I am part of it. Attending all the media events let me have a glimpse of how much planning and effort goes into planning this annual big-scale event; secondly, because it is an immense honor to be part of NDP, and thirdly, because I really like how this year’s committee is embracing social media and ramping up efforts to encourage Singaporeans from all walks of life to share what they hold dear to their hearts.Fellow bloggers brought together for this mega event of the year! Recap of events you can participate in:
- Instagram Photo Competition
- LovingSG Trails
- Loving SG Lego Charity Project
- LovingSG One Heart, One Voice (last day of submission 8 July 2012)