Stronger Together, Majulah!: NDP 2022 to be held at The Float@Marina Bay and 5 heartland locations
This year’s National Day Parade song, composed by Don Richmond and performed by Taufik Batisah, is titled Stronger Together.
As Singapore continues to emerge from the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country is putting out a rallying call for its citizens to “forge ahead as a united and strong people towards a better future”.
In doing so, this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) will be themed “Stronger Together, Majulah!”, the NDP 2022 organising committee announced on Thursday (Jun 2).
NDP 2022 logo
The NDP 2022 logo, which “portrays a Singapore that is stronger when love and compassion bring everyone together, and our national ideals continue to spur us on”, features two figures holding hands to form a heart shape, along with five stars.
The two figures represent Singaporeans coming together to build a strong, inclusive and caring society, while the heart symbolises love for their nation and countrymen, and puts empathy and compassion at the centre of what they do.
Both figures also outline the number 57, to remind Singaporeans of how far they’ve come since independence, the challenges they overcame and the progress they have made as an independent and sovereign nation.
NDP 2022 theme song
The NDP 2022 theme song, titled Stronger Together, is composed by Don Richmond and performed by Taufik Batisah. It is a rallying call for Singaporeans to come together and encourage each other to unite and overcome.
“The upbeat song reflects how we look ahead to a brighter and shared future, and the lyrics remind us to be humble and grateful for what we have”, said the organisers.
This Stronger Together music video, directed by Lindsay Jialin, is inspired by real-life Singaporeans and focuses on community and the resilience of Singaporeans.
“These stories remind us of the power of unity, and how we can come together to overcome, celebrate and strive onwards,” said the organisers.
The five shooting stars show that when Singaporeans come together, Singapore will move forward stronger as a nation, guided by our ideals of Democracy, Peace, Progress, Justice and Equality for all.
NDP 2022 celebrations
This year’s National Day Parade and Ceremony will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay on Aug 9, which falls on a Tuesday.
Singaporeans can look forward to a combined air, land and sea Total Defence Display by the SAF and Home Team. As with previous years, the Red Lions, the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s State Flag Flypast and Salute to the Nation, along with performances completed by multimedia displays and fireworks will be showcased at NDP 2022.
The first segment of the show will be a parade comprising Singapore Armed Forces, Home Team, as well as student and civilian contingents. It will be followed by five live chapter performances and a film, which depict how Singapore emerges stronger from the challenges it has faced.
The state flag carried by chinooks will fly around the island, while the F-16 fighter jets will conduct a flypast across several parts of the country. There will also be simultaneous fireworks displays at selected heartland locations, for the third year in a row.
More details for the flypasts and heartland fireworks will be shared subsequently.
Members of the public who wish to catch the parade will need to ballot for the ticket. Details for the ticket application will be released in due time.
A series of celebrations will also take place at five heartland locations in the preceding weekend (Aug 6 to 7) to allow more Singaporeans to participate in the festivities and commemorate Singapore’s 57th birthday.
These Heartland Celebrations, organised in partnership with the People’s Association, will comprise family-centric activities, exhibitions and performances. Both the Singapore Armed Forces and the Home Team will also present a static display of a battle tank, an inflatable boat, a ground-based air defence system and a fast response car.
The Red Lions will also conduct freefall jumps over two heartland sites.
Call for action
As part of NDP 2022, two engagement efforts – called #PledgeSG and #DoingGood – will be held to get Singaporeans to pledge their support for various causes and fulfill it by taking part in activities.
#PledgeSG is a digital campaign that will see Singaporeans’ digital pledges collated into an online social wall, while the #DoingGood campaign will be launched in July 2022 to encourage Singaporeans to sign up for various activities over 22 days to fulfill their pledges for causes.