Your must-have Jubilee Weekend fun guide: Day 3

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.

National Day Parade Celebrations from Padang to Marina Bay

Catch the spectacular fireworks display from the Marina Bay area.

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.

National Day Parade Celebrations from Padang to Marina Bay

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.

remembering lky

“Thank you for being the light.”
Image: Yeo Shih Yun

Remembering LKY: A Commemorative Exhibit for Mr. Lee Kuan Yew at [email protected]

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.

Singapore STories Then, Now, Tomorrow

Rediscover Singapore’s beginnings, struggles, and triumphs through the six galleries in the exhibition.

ArtScience Museum

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.

100+50 bands, sg50, national day

Image: Jensen Ching

100+50 Bands Festival at Bedok Reservoir

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.

Philatelic Museum

Take your pick of stamps, magic, or Elvis at the Philatelic Museum! 

Philatelic Museum

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.

Golden Tunes

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.

sg50 bbq port of lost wonder

What’s a barbecue without a sumptuous menu? The evening will include local delicacies such as Sentosa Laksa, Assorted Satay, Gado Gado with Peanut Sauce, Durian Penyet and plenty more!

BBQ Under the Stars at Port of Lost Wonder

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.

tanjong pagar railway station ktm national day sg50

Image: Singapore Land Authority Facebook

Retro Carnival at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

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.

Amanda Facepaint

Celebrate the nation’s birthday with a colourful ode to Singapore on your skin!
Image: Amanda Lye

Esplanade Theatres on the Bay

Face Painting

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.


Catch the beautiful fireworks display on the grounds of the Asian Civilisation Museum.
Image: William Cho

Asian Civilisation Museum

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.

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