ST: This story was first published on June 20, 2016, and updated on May 17, 2017.
SINGAPORE – You either love it or hate it. National Day Parade (NDP) theme songs often draw strong reactions – and robust debate in some cases.
Here’s a look back at NDP songs through the years.
2005: REACH OUT FOR THE SKIES
The catchy song was performed by Taufik Batisah, winner of the first season of Singapore Idol, and actress Rui En.
Source: Straits Times
It’s all about love this week! Love for Rui En & love for our nation!
Favourite pic this week guest stars our Prime Minister Lee with Rui En & Taufik!
It was 10 years ago when Rui En & Taufik took to the stage of NDP at symbolic Padang, performing “Reach Out For The Skies”.
10 years on, they are back on stage together, this time at Singapore’s first and only UNESCO site – Botanic Gardens!
August this year shall be remembered for SG50 and the amount of rain! Fans braved the heavy downpour just to catch Rui Ens song performance. Check it out here!
This is for you if you missed Rui En's performance yesterday! Plus, an additional interview with Rui En! <3Rui En was so worried for her fans yesterday: "I know they were caught in the rain, they were caught in the flood, and I was just so worried for them. But I am so glad that…. Are you guys dry right now???"Show some love by liking and sharing this video now!另类对你好 《芮恩Rui ∑n同名专辑》Lyrics by: 李荣新Music by: 林倛玉Original Singer: Rui EnTo download songs by Rui En, visit:iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/artist/rui-en/id588276649Date: 7 August 2015Time: 430pm – 7pmOrganizers: NParksThis video is filmed by RBKD.http://RBKD-online.com/
Posted by Rui En on Saturday, August 8, 2015
From all in RBKD, we wish Singapore a Happy 50th National Day! Thank you for everything & giving us Rui En!
Bonus: RBKD on meeting nice people last Friday.
RBKD: 瑞恩通过《信约：我们的家园》中的 “杨美雪” 体验新加坡建国时代的种种变迁。被问她最喜爱的新加坡事物时，瑞恩毫不犹豫地说出美食，尤其是海南鸡饭，有空她也会去小贩中心排队尝美食。
至于哪一年的国庆庆典印象最深刻，瑞恩指出是她和Taufik Batisah演唱国庆主题曲 “Reach Out For The Skies” 的那年（2005年）。当时全场爆满的国人情绪激昂，但碍于必须表现专业，瑞恩再激动也不能哭出来。她认为陈洁仪的《家》最具代表性，一听到马上联想到国庆日、国庆庆典。
The Journey: Our Homeland is now airing, Mon-Fri, 9pm on Channel 8.
By Tammi Tan
RBKD: Rui En is mentioned as one of the entertainers who can sing and act well.
RBKD: Desmond Tan talks about how Rui En’s Reach out for the Skies inspired his love song to Singapore.
Click here for the video.
Count on Singaporeans to scorn NDP songs. SundayLife! finds out why they draw strong reactions.
By Eddino Abdul Hadi
Home voted the most popular NDP song
Home has struck a chord with Singaporeans, going by a recent online poll where Straits Times readers were asked to pick their favourite National Day Parade (NDP) song.
The poll ran online from Tuesday and ended on Friday. Voters were allowed to choose only one out of 18 songs.
These include 1980s favourites such as Stand Up for Singapore and We are Singaporea. Reach Out For The Skies (2005), performed by Singapore Idol Taufik Batisah and singer-actress Rui En and composed and written by Elaine Chan and Selena Tan, the duo behind this year’s theme song, came in second with 223 votes, or 10 per cent of the total votes.
Source: The Straits Times
日期: 04/08/2012 | 新闻来源: 联合早报 | 记者: 黄靖晶
National Day Parade 2005 Grand Finale
Reach Out For The Skies by Rui En & Taufik Batisah (LIVE)
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Favourite Female Character:
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