Roundup of activities on the National Day

Celebrated every year on August 9, the National Day is an occasion when Singapore remembers its colourful rise to independence and beyond. On this special day, if you haven’t planned what you are going to do, here is a list for you to choose from. Pick your interest from the roundup of activities.

National Day at the National Museum of Singapore

National Museum of Singapore
National Museum of Singapore. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

Celebrate National Day at the National Museum of Singapore with day-to-night programmes for the family, such as an up-close session with Jimmy Lam, the author and photography of Singapore: Country of Many Faces, a live telecast of the National Day Parade with DIY picnics featuring favourite Singaporean food and new local creations, fun craft activities with favourite national symbols and icons, music performances on a red Steinway piano that includes William Lim Jr from popular local band Electrico, and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to collect Special Singapore souvenirs, too. 500 National Day Parade fun packs will be given out to the first visitors at the live telecast – while stocks last. Interestingly, the event is free of cost.

National Day at the Sentosa

Singapore Tourism Board
Photo courtesy: Singapore Tourism Board

Celebrate Singapore’s 52nd National Day with a myriad of activities in Sentosa, including roving characters dressed up as Singapore’s icons, exclusive photo opportunities with stilt walkers, exciting percussion performances throughout the day, and a live screening of 2017’s National Day parade on the big screen located on the facade of iFly Singapore. The entry is free of cost.

National Day Fiesta

Singapore Sports Hub
Photo courtesy: Facebook@Singapore Sports Hub

Take part in this National Day Fiesta to celebrate the nation’s birthday with activities like Experience Sports Super8s sports challenges, a 52-minute fitness blast, and more. Be sure to catch the live telecast of the National Day Parade while you picnic with your loved ones, too. Buy your tickets on sportshub.com.sg.

Films at the Fort

Films At The Fort
Photo courtesy: Facebook@Films At The Fort

Unwind over drinks and gourmet eats at Films At The Fort this National Day. The open-air cinema event will be screening Baywatch, a light-hearted action film based on the popular American drama series of the same name. The film, starring Indian actor Priyanka Chopra, follows a lifeguard (Dwayne Johnson) and his new recruit (Zac Efron) as they uncover a local criminal plot. You can also look forward to delicious food by The Providore, from hot meals and snacks to desserts, plus a bar serving up wines, beer and cider. Book your tickets on filmsatthefort.com.sg.

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