For the past few Saturday's, we have been observing a flurry of flight activity in the skies above Singapore. The preparations for the big National Day Parade, the Golden Jubilee - Singapore's 50th year of Independence, have been ramping up as National Day (9th August) draws closer. Fighter Jets, and Helicopters carrying huge Singapore flags have been flying past our apartment here on Sentosa, causing quite a stir (and a lot of noise).
They have also been causing unsuspecting tourists around the Marina Bay area to nearly jump out of their skin, as the very noisy and low flying jets appear in a "50" formation overhead. That, together with the flag flying helicopters is causing quite the excitement and a great sense of Nationalism here in Singapore.
Below - St. Andrews Road and The Old Supreme Court Building.
In the meantime, The Parade and the Aerial Display, will be practiced until perfect, and quite a spectacle it will be. Visit The National Day Parade website to find out more about events as well as rehearsals and road closures.