Singapore’s 49th birthday is coming up this weekend on National Day. The celebration includes helicopters, fighter jets, a parade, a show, an appearance by the president and fireworks to end the celebration. Rehearsals for this are held in the weeks leading up to National Day so last weekend we snagged some front row seats at the esplanade and waited for the big bang. Quite a show for 49 — made more surreal and futuristic with the zigzagging lights of Marina Bay Sands. One thing is for sure… 50 is gonna be BIG.