The Republic of Singapore Air Force Black Knights aerobatics team perform a manoeuvre during an aerial display ahead of Singapore's Golden Jubilee celebrations along the southern coast of Singapore

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The Republic of Singapore Air Force Black Knights aerobatics team perform a manoeuvre during an aerial display ahead of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee celebrations along the southern coast of Singapore August 7, 2015. Singapore marks 50 years of independence on Sunday. REUTERS/Edgar Su       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

SNG03. Singapore (Singapore), 01/08/2015.- Crowd members wave flags as they watch a formation of twenty F-16 fighter jets from the Republic of Singapore Air Force, spelling the number 50, perform a flyby during the National Day Parade preview in Singapore, 01 August 2015. Singapore is commemorating its golden jubilee with a year-long national campaign titled ‘SG50′ in celebration of its 50th anniversary of independence from Malaysia on 09 August 2015. (Malasia, Singapur, Singapur) EFE/EPA/WALLACE WOON

SNG07. Singapore (Singapore), 01/08/2015.- A spectator waves the Singapore flag, pictured against the City Hall building, during the National Day Parade preview in Singapore, 01 August 2015. Singapore is commemorating its golden jubilee with a year-long national campaign titled ‘SG50′ in celebration of its 50th anniversary of independence from Malaysia on 09 August 2015. (Malasia, Singapur, Singapur) EFE/EPA/WALLACE WOON

Marina Bay and the Singapore River are seen along with the Fullerton Hotel (bottom R), which was formerly the General Post Office, the Esplanade theatres (C) and Singapore Flyer (top R) in Singapore May 11, 2015. Singapore holds a Jubilee weekend from 7 to 10 August to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence. Fifty years ago, hundreds of small boats lined the Singapore river in the city centre. Today, most small boats are gone, except a handful of neon-lit tourist ferries. Maritime trade is still the backbone of the city-state but after decades of rapid growth Singapore, which at less than half the size of London is among the world’s most densely populated nations, is also a popular tourist destination and a thriving global financial hub. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Tourists sit in a capsule on the Singapore flyer observatory wheel overlooking the skyline of the central business district in Singapore July 16, 2015. Singapore marks 50 years of independence in a series of Golden Jubilee celebrations on Sunday. Picture taken July 16, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Singapore’s birth as a nation state came on August 9, 1965, when it was ejected from the Malaysian federation following a stormy two-year union (AFP Photo/Roslan Rahman)

Wider Image: Singapore - 50 Years Of Independence

Tourists sit in a capsule on the Singapore flyer observatory wheel overlooking the skyline of the central business district in Singapore

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