Twitter users have smashed the record for tweets related to a one-day event in Singapore, sending out more than 230,000 tweets about yesterday’s (Aug 9) National Day Parade (NDP) including those with the hashtag #NDP2015.
Tweets also included other terms related to the Parade, such as #SG50, Majulah Singapura, and Golden Jubilee as well as Lee Kuan Yew, Lee Hsien Loong, and NDP performers Kit Chan and JJ Lin.
This was twice the previous record held by the One Direction concert on March 11, where there were more than 100,000 tweets about the event.
According to data released by Twitter today, there were 570 tweets sent per minute as it neared the 8.30pm mark yesterday, just as the Parade culminated in a massive fireworks display.
Yesterday’s Golden Jubilee celebrations saw more than 26,000 people gathered at the Padang, where the first National Day Parade took place in 1966. Thousands more packed areas such as the Marina Barrage and Marina Bay.
Here are some of the most shared tweets from Singapore’s Golden Jubilee celebrations