#SG50: IN PHOTOS: Singapore's National Day celebrations

SINGAPORE – Singapore's National Day extravaganza was a visual treat for citizens, tourists, and people worldwide watching the celebrations. 

As independent Singapore turned 50 on Sunday, August 9, it put on its grandest National Day commemoration yet, complete with a military parade, a fly-past, a colorful procession, and a grand fireworks display. 

Singapore's late founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew was the subject of a video tribute on the city-state's first National Day since his death in March. 

Here are photos from the festivities: 

– Rappler.com