|“Singapore celebrates its 48th birthday with a nine-part extravaganza, dazzling fireworks, and a singing competition where dreams will come true.” Caption and picture taken from here.|
Amongst the group of random friends I polled online and offline, almost half are taking the 4-day 'holiday' to go overseas. Some say that will be catching up on their sleep. Some have plans to make use of the NDP discounts at local attractions or eateries. A few mentioned family gatherings or spending time with their kids. A couple of friends (workaholics, admittedly) sheepishly admitted that they haven't thought about it yet because they have been so overwhelmed by work lately, and will probably be working from home over the long weekend. Most of my ex-students will be using the time to catch up on their schoolwork with a few sullenly complaining that their parents have scheduled extra tuition lessons in that period.
|Reason why (kiasu) Singaporeans attend NDP? That's sad...|
|Survival in Singapore: Live life by default and conform to the 60.14% majority.|
P/S: Received some news today that the real National Day Celebration will in fact be held at Hong Lim Park this Friday from 4pm to 7pm. More details can be found here. Do check it out!