The "circuses" leg of "bread and circuses"

The “circuses” leg of “bread and circuses”, originally uploaded by Shiny Things.

Downtown Singapore is silhouetted by fireworks launched from Marina Bay; the firework show is part of the preparations for 2011’s National Day Parade, held this year on August 9th.

The NDP rehearsals run every Saturday for at least a month before the parade itself, and they rehearse everything: the flypasts (always at the exact same time each day), the routines, and most importantly the fireworks.