Your must-have Jubilee Weekend fun guide: Day 3
Mark your calendars! The 3rd part to our Jubilee Weekend Guide series features an even more extensive range of activities and programmes on National Day.
Don’t feel like staying in on National Day? We’ve curated a list of amazing events and activities to celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday!
From viewing firework displays and catching live musical performances to outdoor live screenings of the National Day Parade, you and the family are in for a treat.
9 August 2015, 5pm–8pm
Didn’t score tickets to this year’s parade? No worries, celebrations will be extended to other parts of the Marina Bay area, which only means more Singaporeans can be part of the parade! A live streaming of the festivity will be shown on a LED screen. Topping it off are firework displays at each end of the Marina Bay area.
9 August 2015, 12 noon
Featuring the works of 10 talented visual artists, this exhibition pays tribute to the legacy of Singapore’s leader, Lee Kuan Yew. It’s a great way to be reminded of and inspired by his legacy through these artworks. Admission is free. For more information, call 6227-9487.
Public Guided Tour in English for Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow
9 August 2015, 11:30am
Told through Singapore’s oldest English-language daily newspaper, Straits Times, this exhibition showcases 170 years worth of Singapore’s history on front-page stories, headlines, and photographs.
The Magic of Animation
9 August 2015, 2:30pm
Get to know more about how animation began through engaging stills, footage, and zoetrope demonstrations. You and the kids could even get the chance to make your own digital flip-book!
More exciting events on the next page.
9 August 2015, 7:30pm–10:30pm
Want an edgier way to celebrate National Day? Head on over to the east side for a massive music festival featuring 100 extensive homegrown bands from different genres and—because it’s SG50—50 electronic and DJ acts. Admission is free.
Elvis Dance Performance with Audience Participation by Tanglin Arts Studio
9 August 2015, 2pm–2:30pm
Calling all Elvis fans! Conducted by Tanglin Arts School, sing along and dance to the beats of The King’s best hits. You could even learn a couple of his signature moves along the way.
Show & Tell by Singapore Stamp Club
9 August 2015, 2pm–3pm
Explore the world of philately as members of the Singapore Stamp Club showcase their collection of Singapore stamps and philatelic materials.
It Must be Magic I & II
9 August 2015, 3pm–3:20pm and 3:20pm–5pm
Are your kids easily amused by magicians? Meet Syros, the Master of Illusion, as he uses stamps to make his magic tricks come to life. He’s also set to entertain visitors in the museum galleries.
9 August 2015, 4:30pm–6pm
Go on a retro trip as Ernesto Valerio & Friends as they perform classic hits from the 50s through 70s.
9 August 2015, 4pm–10:30pm
Head on down to Port of Lost Wonder for a Singaporean themed barbecue buffet! There’s also going to be a live screening of The National Day Parade. Entry after 4pm only. Grab your tickets here.
Go on over to the next page for more events to enjoy on National Day.
9 August 2015, 9am – 9pm
Relive the good old days at the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station with a ‘retrolicious’ carnival! Families can expect fun carnival rides, food booths, nostalgic games and an exhibition showcasing items from various eras of Singapore’s history. A live telecast of the National Day Parade will also be screened.
9 August 2015, 2pm–5pm
Let the Amanda Facepaint team transform you into any animal, superhero, or cartoon character of your choice! You can even have an ode to Singapore on your skin in celebration of SG50.
Ke Puncak Hakiki
9 August 2015, 4pm–4:40pm and 5pm–5:30pm
Be entertained by the collection of original compositions and adaptations that was found primarily in the Malay Archipelago. Not only that, the collective also includes songs from NADI Singapura’s maiden theatrical percussive production, Journey of the Pulse, co-produced by Siraj Aziz.
National Day Parade Live Telecast and Fireworks Display
9 August 2015, 5pm–8pm
Catch the live telecast of the National Day Parade and the amazing display of fireworks from the Asian Civilisation Museum.
For things to do on Day 1, 2 and 4 of the Golden Jubilee Weekend:
Click here for Day 1.
Click here for Day 2.
Click here for Day 4.