What you can expect from NDP 2014

This year's NDP parade will have between 12 and 14 non-uniformed contingents.

This is the largest non-uniformed contingent since the parade was moved to the floating platform in 2007. Last year's parade featured 10 contingents.

The parade will feature "Heartbeat" moments to recognise people who helped build Singapore, said executive committee chairman Colonel Wong Yu Han.

The show segment will have four acts directed by Dick Lee.

NDP songs will be compiled and distributed to schools, shopping malls and community centres. Mini national flags for vehicles will also be given out.

Eighteen Primary 4 and 5 pupils will be chosen to become "Junior Red Lions". They will meet and train with the Red Lions at iFly Singapore, and will appear on stage during the parade.

A mobile application will also give Singaporeans an opportunity to share pictures and videos wishing Singapore a happy birthday. Already available on Google Play Store, it will be available for Apple users soon.