Posts Tagged ‘National Day’

POTD: Singapore celebrates her 50th National Day

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Here’s wishing Singapore a Happy 50th Birthday.

This is one of many murals found on the walls at the banks of the Singapore River. Photo taken with a Samsung NX2000 with a Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

This is one of many murals found on the walls at the banks of the Singapore River. Photo taken with a Samsung NX2000 with a Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

This year, Singaporeans celebrate 50 years of independence since 1965.

This is also the 196th year since Singapore’s founding by Sir Stamford Raffles.

Let’s wish for the best for Singapore for the next 50 years!

POTD: Singapore celebrates her 49th National Day

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Here’s wishing all Singaporeans a Happy National Day.

Fireworks over the bay. Photo taken with a Sony A7R with Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Full-frame E-mount Prime Lens. Post edited using Photoshop. Photo credit: John Tan.

Fireworks over the bay. Photo taken with a Sony A7R with Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Full-frame E-mount Prime Lens. Post edited using Photoshop. Photo credit: John Tan.

One highlight of the annual National Day celebrations is the fireworks, which are usually fired off in the evening towards the end of the National Day Parade (NDP) and mass display.

Here’s a video of the fireworks.

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Tiger Beer celebrates Singapore’s 49th birthday

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Around this time of the year, Singapore gets all excited about celebrating its birthday.

For this year’s National Day, Singapore’s local brew celebrates the nation’s 49th year of independence with a series of activities to engage the populace.

This is the first time that Tiger Beer is shedding its corporate colours to don the national colours. The limited edition red and white livery comes in packs of 10 330ml cans, retailing at a recommended price of $25.60 at all major supermarkets and hypermarkets.

This is the first time that Tiger Beer is shedding its corporate colours to don the national colours. The limited edition red and white livery comes in packs of 10 330ml cans, retailing at a recommended price of S$25.60 at all major supermarkets and hypermarkets.

Firstly, Tiger Beer is shedding the iconic blue livery on its beer cans to put on a patriotic red and white design.

It is also going back to the basics of how Singaporeans have come to adore the quirks and nuances of their uniquely Singaporean culture, Tiger Beer also collaborated with YouTube stars Tree Potatoes to produce a video titled “You Know You’re Singaporean When..”.

With these initiatives, Tiger Beer has also kick-started a crowd-sourced movement to get Singaporeans to participate in 49 acts of pride over a period of seven days, from 1 to 7 August 2014.

Read more about Tiger Beer’s celebratory initiatives below.

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POTD: Singapore celebrates her 48th National Day

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Here’s wishing all Singaporeans a Happy National Day.

Lifestyle and technology blogger Justin Ng shares his keen interest in photography by contributing his photos for this year’s National Day fireworks.

“Reflections of a Nation in Blossom” - The scenic Singapore skyline glows over the Singapore river as the fireworks blossom in the air, lighting up the night sky. Taken with a Canon EOS 700D with an 18-55mm kit lens. f/8, ISO 100, Bulb mode. Photo/Caption by Justin Ng.

“Reflections of a Nation in Blossom” – The scenic Singapore skyline glows over the Singapore river as the fireworks blossom in the air, lighting up the night sky. Taken with a Canon EOS 700D with an 18-55mm kit lens. f/8, ISO 100, Bulb mode. Photo/Caption by Justin Ng.

These spectacular photos of the fireworks during rehearsals for National Day Parade were produced by compositing multiple exposures to combine a few firework starbursts in a single image.

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Singapore’s 47th National Day

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Here’s wishing all Singaporeans a Happy National Day!

Singapore celebrates her 47 years today as a nation!

Singapore celebrates her 47 years today as a nation!

The island nation of Singapore was born on 9 August, 1965. Today, the country celebrates its 47th birthday.

Happy Birthday, Singapore!

National Day offers: Minox Binoculars discounts

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

This National Day, the BF10x25BR (S$199) and BF10x42BR (S$299) Minox binoculars are being sold at up to 50% discounts off the regular retail price.

Minox BF10x25BR has a 10x magnification, and is dustproof and waterproof up to 3m. Nitrogen filling ensures permanent protection against corrosion and prevents fogging of the glass surfaces on the inside, even with severe and sudden temperature fluctuations.

Minox BF10x25BR has a 10x magnification, and is dustproof and waterproof up to 3m. Nitrogen filling ensures permanent protection against corrosion and prevents fogging of the glass surfaces on the inside, even with severe and sudden temperature fluctuations.

If you don’t happen to have a front-row seat at this year’s National Day Parade, you can still get up close and personal with the action!

To celebrate the nation’s 47th birthday, Schmidt Marketing, the sole distributor of German luxury brand Minox Binoculars in Singapore is offering the BF10x25BR for S$199 (down from the usual S$359), and the BF10x42BR for S$299 (down from S$599).

The offer is valid till end of August 2012.

Available at the Schmidt Marketing Flagship Store (Ngee Ann City Tower A, #05-33) and selected retailers.

National Day offers from SingTel

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

SingTel celebrates Singapore’s 47th birthday with mobile, broadband, mio TV and multimedia content offers.

Check out SingTel's National Day offers and promotions from 4 to 12 August.

Check out SingTel’s National Day offers and promotions from 4 to 12 August.

Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) will offer 47 mio TV on-demand movies for just $1 each from 8 to 12 August. Titles include recently released Hollywood blockbusters, as well as Asian, Bollywood and Malay favourites.

Discounts to celebrate Singapore's 47th birthday.

Discounts to celebrate Singapore’s 47th birthday.

Customers who sign up for SingTel’s Flexi mobile plans from 4 to 12 August will enjoy $47 off all handset purchases.

They will also receive a discount of $4.70 off their monthly Flexi plan subscriptions.

The promotion is also available to existing customers who renew their subscriptions.

In addition, customers who subscribe to SingTel’s mio Home or exPlore Home broadband plans from 4 to 12 August can enjoy mio TV’s Combo pack at a special price of $19.90 per month, discounted from $29.90 per month.

The Combo pack includes mio Stadium football channels and ESPN STAR sports, as well as English entertainment and Jingxuan Chinese channels.

With the new Barclays Premier League season starting on 18 August, the Combo pack is ideal for fans of the beautiful game.

In the spirit of the occasion, SingTel will offer a selection of Singapore’s most loved National Day songs for download and streaming through its award-winning AMPed 2.0 music service.

SingTel will also offer the Reuters SMS news alerts service for $4.70 per month, discounted from $7.50 per month.