The Singapore Gurkha Contingent – over 100 of them – taking part in the National Day Parade 1967 held at The Padang. Chandra Bahadur Thapa shared that they were worried of making marching errors because that meant punishment. However, he felt proud marching with many important people watching the event. Date: 1967. Photo Collection: Chandra Bahadur Thapa / SGPM.