Just because this year’s National Day Parade is a little different doesn’t mean our 55th birthday celebrations should be overlooked. Especially not when 10 of our favourite national monuments and institutions in the Bras Basah Precinct and Civic District will be dressing up for the occasion as part of the National Day celebrations — in red and white, of course. The massive National Day-themed light-up, the first of its kind, will see these buildings swathed in stunning digital and light projections from now until Aug 30.
The theme across the board may be National Day, but there’s a different story behind the various displays that blanket each of the buildings. For instance, the 60 original artworks that wrap the National Gallery of Singapore are by artists in Singapore, submitted via an open call.