NDP participants finish the lyrics to National Day songs

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21 Jul 2023 | COMMUNITY

NDP participants finish the lyrics to National Day songs

PIONEER goes behind the scenes to find out how well participants know the lyrics to some of Singapore's most-loved NDP theme songs.

// Video Producer Thrina Tham / Video Editor Chang Zi Xiang / Cameraman Eugene Goh / Photographer Kenneth Lin

Week after week, participants of this year's National Day Parade (NDP) can be found in and around the Padang, training hard to put on a good show for Singapore.

While working on their formations and foot drills, can they remember the lyrics to some of the nation's most-loved NDP songs? PIONEER went behind-the-scenes to find out.

NDP has also thrilled hosts of Primary 5 pupils, who caught the parade over its three National Education shows.

We caught up with pupils from Nan Chiau Primary School and Waterway Primary School to find out how well they know the NDP segments.

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