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Fireworks on Singapore 50th National Day Golden Jubilee Celebration

Fireworks on Singapore 50th National Day Golden Jubilee Celebration

MRT and bus rides were free.  The transfer from Marina South Station to the circle line to Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay was packed from every direction. We were in with the crowd to join in the celebration to capture fireworks on Singapore 50th national Day Golden Jubilee Celebration on 9 August  2015 at the Marina Bay Sands.

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Crowd from every direction at the MRT station at Bay-front. Fireworks on Singapore 50th National Day Golden Jubilee Celebration

It was at a slow pace,  and we finally managed to navigate to our destination at the water front over looking the financial district. At around 4 pm, we were blessed with the kindness of two families with kids and they let us have a spot to erect our tripod to mount an umbrella to shade us and them from the hot sun.

While the group of us were waiting for events to unfold, the crowd continued to build up behind us. At around 5:30 pm there was a sudden influx of people squeezing their way through to the water front trampling on the floor mats that families had laid out for their children. I was literally only able to stand on a square foot area and unable to move my feet.  With one step backward, I will be stepping on a toddler sleeping behind me on the floor.

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Crowd at Marina Bay Sands Fireworks on Singapore 50th National Day Golden Jubilee celebration

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Everyone, young and old crowded along the water front. Fireworks on Singapore 50th National Day Golden Jubilee celebration

With all that behind us, I took the business skyline and the fireworks:

Peaceful and tranquil financial district of Singapore just before the fireworks.Fireworks on Singapore 50th National Day Golden  Jubilee Celebration

Peaceful and tranquil financial district of Singapore just before the fireworks.Fireworks on Singapore 50th National Day Golden Jubilee Celebration

Fireworks on Singapore 50th National Day Golden  Jubilee Celebration

Fireworks on Singapore 50th National Day Golden Jubilee Celebration

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The sky was filled with beautiful and explosive firework with the financial district as backdrop. Fireworks on Singapore 50th National Day Golden Jubilee celebration

Going home was another challenge. with more than 100,000 spectators dispersing all at almost the same time. The Helix bridge was blocked for safety reason. We had to use the adjacent bridge to cross to Marina South from Marina Bay Sands.

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Crowd leaving the National Day Celebration in Singapore

We did it! We were part of the Singapore 50th National Day Golden Jubilee Celebration. While the crowd was overwhelming, it was rather orderly with MRT staff, army personnel and police force directing the spectators. In the future, I wouldn’t suggest parents with young children attending such a crowded event.  Happy Birthday Singapore!

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