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The Covid-19 outbreak has not stopped Singaporeans from sprucing up their housing estates for National Day, with decorations already prevalent a week before the country celebrates its 55th birthday.

How has Singapore changed over the years? Every fortnight, The Straits Times will feature old and new images of a place in Singapore.

Serangoon Road in 1954 and today  »


This is the last instalment of Singapore Slider as the series is taking a break. 

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As protests continue in Portland, Oregon, Caesar McCool has been busy at work trying to bring some calm amid the chaos.
A set of giant Olympic rings installed off Tokyo's waterfront was towed away for inspection and maintenance yesterday after Covid-19 forced the year-long postponement of the 2020 Games.
Filling the sky with its yellow glow, a full moon rose above Greece on Monday night.

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Singapore's first National Day Parade at the Padang on Aug 9, 1966. Soldiers, uniformed groups, teachers, students, trade unionists and cultural groups were among the more than 23,000 participants.

Singapore through the years