SINGAPORE — Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PRs) who have been eagerly anticipating this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) and its preview shows, can mark their calendars for 29 May, as ticket applications will open on that day.

The NDP 2023 executive committee has announced that citizens and permanent residents will have the opportunity to apply for two, four, or six tickets to attend the parade on 9 August or one of the two preview shows on 22 and 29 July.

To apply for tickets, interested individuals can visit the NDP website or simply scan a QR code provided, which will grant them access to the application form starting at 12 pm on 29 May. The application window will remain open until noon on June 12.

It’s important to note that ticket allocation will not be based on a first-come, first-served basis. Instead, an electronic balloting system will determine the successful applicants, ensuring a fair selection process.

The executive committee urges applicants to exercise caution and avoid filling out any forms from unverified links or sources. This measure aims to prevent fraudulent attempts to obtain personal information from unsuspecting applicants.

To further safeguard applicants, each person is entitled to only one ballot chance, and only the latest submission will be considered. Previous entries will be excluded from the balloting process.

It’s essential to highlight that each ticket admits only one spectator, and this rule applies to all attendees, including children and infants being carried in arms. All children must have a valid ticket for entry. Successful applicants will receive notifications via email between 23 and 28 June.

It’s crucial to be vigilant when receiving email notifications and only trust messages sent from [email protected], as other addresses could be potential scams or phishing attempts.

The upcoming NDP 2023 will be a particularly special occasion as it marks the return of the event to the Padang for the first time since 2020.

Additionally, celebrations will take place in various heartland locations during the weekend prior to the parade, specifically on 5 and 6 August. Residents can look forward to festivities at stadiums in Bedok, Jurong West, Toa Payoh, Woodlands, and Our Tampines Hub.

The theme for this year’s NDP, “Onward as One,” aims to inspire Singaporeans to embrace a confident outlook and unite in building a shared future. Colonel Terence Ho, the exco chairman, emphasized the importance of looking forward as a united people during these challenging times.

Interested individuals can apply for NDP 2023 tickets starting at noon on 29 May. The application process is accessible through the NDP website, where the application form can be filled out.

Alternatively, applicants can conveniently scan the provided QR code to access the form. Once submitted, applicants will receive a confirmation email to their personal email addresses. It is recommended to use a personal email address to ensure that notification emails are not redirected to junk or spam folders.

As the NDP 2023 ticketing process is not for sale, individuals caught selling tickets or engaging in fraudulent activities will face appropriate actions.

Apart from the parade shows, Singaporeans can anticipate carnivals, sports activities, and fireworks at heartland locations on 5 and 6 August. Further information regarding tickets for these celebrations will be released at a later date, allowing residents to enjoy a memorable National Day.

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