National Day Parade...and rehearsal '09

Trip Start Jul 01, 2009
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Trip End Sep 20, 2010


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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Luckily, we live really close to Marina Bay and we heard they were doing a rehearsal for their National Day Parade last weekend.  We walked over to the site to check it out.  This rehearsal is pretty much the same as the day of the event.  They actually rehearse twice before the "real" celebration day on Aug 9th.

We were impressed by what we saw and were lucky enough to get tickets to the main event on the 9th, stadium seats with views of the floating stage and marina!  We had to get there a bit early as we had assigned sections but no assigned seats.  Steve and I picked seats with ample leg room...which we didn't think would also be a major traffic zone for the photographers and reporters.  While we were sitting, waiting for the show to start in the hot, hot sun, we started looking through our goodie bags.  There were Singaporean themed tatoos and of course we kept ourselves occupied with those.  They also recommended that we wear red tops (their flag colors are red & white).  So with the combo of location and support of Singapore, local stations began interviewing us.  The next day people told us they saw us on tv.  Unfortunately we've only been told about it.  We'd like to get our hands on the footage and stash it away in our memories pile!!!
 
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