For most NDPs, we would have good weather with a strong breeze and sunny skies. However NDP 1968 was an exception because it was marred by bad weather; the heaviest downpour in what would have been otherwise a happy third anniversary following separation from Malaysia. Spectators, guests and participants were drenched in the rain. My father came home with his formal suite drenched and his Leica camera rendered useless.
Things really looked bad but when they do, Singapore always looked on the bright side of life.
Coming to this year’s NDP 2012, it is so much better. The spirit of national patriotism was not lost on that white or blue dress code, but in red and white, like the colours of our national flag. That’s why I call this country home.
PART ONE – MICA's CAMPAIGN