On 9th August this year, it was the first time Gardens by the Bay celebrated our nation’s 47th birthday with a series of community based events held at the Supertree Grove. I was there from 5.30pm to check out the some of the programs lined up including the 47-minutes special one-time only Red & White Themed Supertree Show.
Kicking off the evening, Singapore Poly’s award-winning cheerleading team, Gusto, were there to hype up the atmosphere! They were the Overall Champions in the High School Team Competitive and Group Stunt Mixed in the Singapore National Cheerleading Competition. Way to go, Gusto!
In their 10-minute performance, their stunts got me rooted and I even held my breath at times.
Wow! Jaws-dropping spins in the air!
I wonder how is it like jumping so high up into the air. It must have took her lots of courage and practice to do that! Hence, kids, please do not try those stunts at home as all the korkor and jiejie trained hard for it. If you like to do it, you may join Singapore Poly’s Gusto Cheerleading Team when you grow up.
A family of children were having a great time on their little mini picnic mats while waiting for the next performance. How adorable!
Our foreign friends who build Singapore with their blood and sweat were there too to enjoy the festive atmosphere.
Next up was a Drum Chao performance put up by Student Care Services. Earlier this year in March, I featured them too as part of the performance for i Light Marina Bay (read here). It was great seeing them back, bigger and better after 5 months!
Made up of 10 members, each were playing a different percussion and drums to create a different kind of beat.
They are a bunch of talented 14-year-old students who got everyone tapping their fingers and moving their body to the beats!
It attracted a group of visitors watching their lively and exhilarating performance. Families and friends decked in red were so engrossed in it.
We did not stay on for the choir performance by International Nature Loving Association and Pipe Band Performance by Boys’ Brigade as we were hungry and decided to head over to Marina Bay Sands for dinner.
I love this ray of light taken at the Supertree Grove before we left the place.
While walking towards Marina Bay Sands, we saw families having picnic with Singapore Flyer across the waterfront.
Passing by the Helix Bridge, we saw the crowd in red cheering and waving their flags for the National Day Parade as it just started with the car of the President heading in.
There was the flag fly-past with Apache and Chinook helicopters!
We heard a sudden roar and the fighter jets flew past in a blink of an eye! Sadly I wasn’t able to snap a shot of it.
After the fly past, we quickly went for our dinner so we can catch the fireworks in time.
Although our view was partly obstructed because of the crowd, we managed to catch the fantastic display of fireworks!
That’s the crowd on the other side dispersing after the National Day Parade.
It was a beautiful sight to see Singapore Flyer and Ritz-Carlton hotel lighted up in red and white to celebrate Singapore’s National Day.
Not forgetting, the 47-minutes Red and White themed Supertree show at Gardens by the Bay with ambiance music which lasted form 7.55pm to 8.44pm.
Here’s Marina Bay Sands hotel with the symbol of Singapore’s national flag in between the towers.
Happy 47th Birthday, Singapore!
On the side note, it was great seeing our dear MM Lee in pink of health at the National Day Parade despite rumours about his health.