NDP moves closer to audience
THOSE attending this year's National Day Parade (NDP) will get a better view of the performances with the stage being moved closer to them.
At this year's parade, the stage will be extended into the promenade and will be 8m closer to the audience, compared to previous parades.
This is to make the parade more engaging and interactive for the audience, said Military Expert 7 Chow Wai Yein, who is the chairman for infrastructure and decoration at NDP 2013. Performers will have more usable space, he added.
The stage has a larger projection area this year. Multimedia elements will cover over half of the stage, or 25 per cent more compared to parades in previous years.
One of the multimedia features of this year's NDP is a 3-D animation of the Merlion sharing its story.
A mascot of the national icon will then make its way onto the floating platform. This is the Merlion's debut appearance at NDP.
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