Singapore turns 55 this year.
And for the first time in 55 years, there will be no audience at the parade.
Instead, the celebration will be broadcast live and on internet platforms to households in Singapore, with a morning segment at the Padang and an evening performance at The Star Performing Arts Centre in Buona Vista.
It is the first time the evening performance will be held indoors.
Reduced number of participants from 1,800 to 200
The number of participants for the events will also be reduced, so that safe distancing can be enforced during the Covid-19 pandemic.