LiHO to march for first time as NDP 2019 contingent

You just might want to order bubble tea in time for the parade.

Guan Zhen Tan | July 11, 2019 @ 12:10 pm


Yes, bubble tea is going to be a part of the 2019 National Day Parade (NDP).

LiHO marching contingent

Local bubble tea chain LiHO will be marching at this year’s parade for the first time ever, during the “Parade and Ceremony” (P&C) segment.

Themed “Our Singapore”, a total of 38 contingents will march at this year’s parade, including the usual military groups comprising four guard-of honour contingents and five Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and Home Team contingents.

The segment will also have 16 social and economic contingents, made up of different companies and organisations, including LiHO.

Besides the uniformed groups and organisations, volunteers from the Home Team and Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps (SAFVC) also formed the first-ever SAF and Home Team Volunteer contingent for this year’s parade.

Singapore businesses make the country

The P&C segment this year is a commemoration of organisations and their contributions to Singapore, and “a celebration of Singaporeans who are an integral part of the nation”, according to Pioneer magazine.

In case you can’t see the photos:

Photo via LiHO Singapore’s Facebook post
Photo via LiHO Singapore’s Facebook post
Photo via LiHO Singapore’s Facebook post
Photo via LiHO Singapore’s Facebook post
Photo via LiHO Singapore’s Facebook post


Some 15,000 personnel are involved in this year’s parade, with 2,600 participants in the P&C segment alone. 

This infographic below shows the various contingents that will be marching in the P&C segment this year:

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Photo via NDP 2019’s website

Interesting choice.

Top image adapted via LiHO Singapore’s Facebook post

About Guan Zhen Tan

Guan Zhen misses a time when the McDonald's at White Sands had two floors. If not listening to visual kei bands and doodling, she's probably thinking about how Ra is rowing his sun boat into the darkness of the night.

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