Five things to do in Singapore over the National Day long weekend 2019

Long weekends are something that people look forward to in vacation-deprived Singapore. This year, National Day falls on a Friday, and what made it even better is Hari Raya Haji public holiday falling on the following Monday! 

For those who are not jetting off somewhere to take advantage of the extra-long weekend, here are some exciting programmes lined up for you in Singapore:  

1. National Day Concert 

Photo courtesy: Gardens by the Bay
Photo courtesy: Gardens by the Bay

Come celebrate Singapore's birthday with the National Day Concert that's happening over two days. Some of Singapore’s most popular icons such as Dick Lee and Kit Chan will be headlining the show on the first day, while the second day will feature red-hot electronic music singer-songwriter Jasmine Sokko, in her first major public performance.

Dress in your best red and white attire, and prepare for all-weather fun – bring a light poncho with you too!

When: Aug 10-11
Where: Gardens by the Bay
Entry: Free

2. Brahmandam -The Lords Of The Celestials

Photo courtesy: M.S.Srilakshmi
Photo courtesy: M.S.Srilakshmi

Navagrahas –  the 9 planets in Vedic astrology are treated as deities with specific power, nature and characteristics depending on what each of these offer. They are considered to bring peace and harmony in life.

This production is based on Talas or the Time measure with unique ragas for each Graha/Planet, believed to have vital significance in one's fortune. The Navagraha Kritis are based on the Nine Planets or Grahas .

When: Aug 12
Where: Esplanade – Recital Studio
Entry: SDG 35

3. Westlife “The Twenty Tour”

Photo courtesy: Westlife FB
Photo courtesy: Westlife FB

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Westlife, one of pop music’s most influential boybands, will make their grand return to Singapore on August 10, performing on one night only at the National Stadium.

“The Twenty Tour” is the band’s fastest selling tour of all time. The global pop kings will perform brand new songs, alongside their greatest hits such as ‘Swear It Again’, ‘If I Let You Go’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘Flying Without Wings’ and ‘World of Our Own’.

When: Aug 10
Where: National Stadium 
Entry: SGD 108-248

4. Devotional Cultural Nite with Veeramani Daasan

Photo courtesy: Sri Muneeswaran Temple
Photo courtesy: Sri Muneeswaran Temple

Sri Muneeswaran Temple has organised the fund-raising programme Devotional Cultural Nite with Veeramani Daasan for the upcoming Kumbabishegam, as well as the renewal of the temple's land lease.

When: Aug 10
Where: Gateway Theatre
Entry: SGD 38-100

5.  SAFRA Tampines Prata Eating Competition

Photo courtesy: Springleaf Prata
Photo courtesy: Springleaf Prata

SAFRA Tampines is holding their first-ever eating competition this National Day. The fastest challenger to finish 10 pratas will win up to SGD 300 worth of cash and prizes!

When: Aug 9
Where: SAFRA Tampines
Entry: SGD 5-10