NDP 2024: Behind the scenes at the parade | In pictures

SINGAPORE: In the weeks leading up to National Day, there are a lot of pictures of the great festival, from fighter jets flying through the air and delegations marching at the Padang to a ship of 25-pounder weapons scurrying past Marina Bay customers for the national gun salute.

CNA physical journalist Marcus Mark Ramos got a behind-the-scenes look at the festival and festival, which begin at daybreak, beginning with the preparations for the national weapon respect.