Singapore is turning 53 soon! There’s a truckload of great activities happening for families this National Day 2018 in Singapore. Plus, some great food as well!
Let’s skip the small talk, and check them out now! (Scroll down for the food section)
National Day 2018 in Singapore: Fun activities for families
A National Day special with the Water B Tokidoki River Cruise
From 1st August, fans can enjoy a 40 minutes scenic cruise along the Singapore River on the Water B tokidoki river cruise for $58, which includes exclusive Water B tokidoki merchandise.
Three sessions will be held daily at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm, and bookings can be made on the Water B online website (http://www.waterb.com.sg/ ) up to three months in advance.
The Water B tokidoki river cruise will run for a year long.
As part of the National Day festivities, Water B is extending a special promotion of 10% off all river cruise bookings made in the month of August only (Terms and conditions apply).
Sports Hub National Day Fiesta
Come 9 August 2018, the Singapore Sports Hub will be celebrating Singapore’s 53rd birthday, with activities such as ‘Workout Lah!’ – an innovative cardio-fusion dance programme choreographed with a uniquely Singaporean twist, ‘Junior Super Warrior Challenge’ for pre-schoolers and families, quizzes and games on Singapore’s culture and heritage, as well as a live telecast of the National Day Parade and family picnic.
There will be free guided tours around the Sports Hub^, local curators’ bazaar, music performances by local talents, bouncy castles and ethnic crafts workshops^ such as tile and batik painting where participants can bring home their own masterpiece.
There will also be flag-making activities, badge-making workshops, and storytelling sessions at the Singapore Sports Museum and Sports Hub Library.
Sports enthusiasts can try their hand at sports stations such as Parkour, RED-X Games, ELXR Arena Container Gym, e-sports activities and more!
^ Pre-registration required. Limited slots available.
When: 9 Aug 2018, 12 pm-9 pm
Where: OCBC Square
All activities are FREE for the public. Programmes and activities are subject to change. For latest updates on the Sports Hub National Day Fiesta, please visit www.sportshub.com.sg/NDFiesta.
National Day Open House at the National Museum
This National Day, the National Museum of Singapore will celebrate Singapore’s birthday with a special National Day Open House.
Come dressed in your best red-and-white outfit for a day of fun programmes inspired by Singapore’s icons, including exhibitions about our history and culture, live music performances by local duo Jack & Rai, and a showcase of the 15 Shorts film initiative.
Enjoy interactive family-friendly highlights which include a colouring competition, scavenger hunt and craft activities featuring popular national icons, and then round off the celebrations with a live telecast of the National Day Parade at the Glass Atrium and The Salon!
Thursday, 9 August 2018
10am – 8.30pm
National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
National Day Pop-up Market and Workshop
Come celebrate Singapore’s 53rd year of independence as Level Zero organises a 12-day festive pop up market and workshop at Millenia Walk North Galleria from 6th to 17th Aug.
A variety of local artisans from all walks of life will come together to showcase their handicrafts in the market and conduct workshops throughout the 12 days to give the public a hands on experience from our local artisans.
A variety of workshops include:
- Concrete Desk Lamp Marking Workshop
- Bonsai + Kokedama Making Workshop
- Leather Crafting Workshop
- Wood Carving Workshop
Event Venue: Millenia Walk, North Galleria (in front of Koi)
Event Date: 6th August to 17th August 2018
Event Time: 11am to 8pm
National Day at Snow City
Celebrate our Nation’s 53rd birthday in the snow! Bring along the little ones and enjoy a special discount to the Snow City for the whole month of August!
1 July to 31 August 2018 | 10.00am – 6:00pm | Snow City Singapore, 15 Science Centre Rd Singapore 609081|
1-hour snow play session – $5.30 per child
Event Website: http://www.snowcity.com.sg/
Celebrate the Nation’s 53rd Birthday at the Singapore Zoo
This National Day month, sprint into Singapore Zoo for an up close and personal encounter with little Singaporeans Deka the cheetah, and Oban, Asha and Vita the white rhinos.
For the first time ever, the Zoo’s signature Wild Discoverer tour presents a National Day edition where guests get the exclusive opportunity to feed the younger members of the white rhino family and watch an exciting cheetah conditioning session.
Local residents visiting Singapore Zoo in August can enjoy greater savings, with a 53 per cent discount on admission to either Jurong Bird Park or River Safari with their purchase of Singapore Zoo tickets.
The offer is valid for both online and on-site purchases, and allows the resident to visit the two selected parks within a week.
Better yet, be a Friend of Wildlife for year-round visits, and receive a 10 per cent discount and exclusive park icon merchandise worth up to $23 when you sign up for an individual or family membership this August. Merchandise available while stocks last; terms and conditions apply.
For more information, visit www.wrs.com.sg/sg53
Eat, Play & Celebrate National Extravaganza at Kallang Wave Mall
Kallang Wave Mall brings you exciting activities from now till 31 Aug 2018.
Experience the thrill of Go Karting in the atrium with a min. spend of $30, and stand to win Kallang Wave Mall vouchers and other attractive prizes when you spend a min. of $80.
Spin & Win
1 to 31 Aug 2018
Spin the Wheel of Freebies with a min. spend of $80* ($120* for FairPrice receipts) &
stand to win Kallang Wave Mall vouchers and other prizes.
Mini Go Kart Track
7 to 12 Aug 2018
Spend a min. of $30* to experience the thrill of go karting in the mall.
Get Crafty Workshops
9 – 12 Aug 2018
Spend a min. of $20* to participate in the craft workshops.
9 & 11 Aug – Coaster Painting Workshop
10 & 12 Aug – Tote Bag Painting Workshop
Support Local Entrepreneurs at Third Edition of TWILIGHT: Flea & Feast “Proudly Local”
Enjoy all things you remember and love about Singapore and for the first time, all the vendors will be local Singapore entrepreneurs!
Enjoy yummy F&B stalls and shop till you drop with flea & retail booths selling clothes, apparel, cosmetics & accessories! Movie screenings (including local movies) and entertaining performances also await all visitors!
Event Details Date: 3-5 August 2018
Venue: Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre (Halls 401 & 402)
Time: 10am – 10pm Admission: Free!
National Day 2018 in Singapore: Feasts and Treats Galore!
Celebrate National Day with Beach Road Kitchen
Beach Road Kitchen celebrates National Day with Executive Chef Stefano Di Salvo taking local fare up a notch.
Expect a gastronomic spread of Chili Crab, Chicken Rice, Laksa, Carrot Cake as well as peranakan signature — Kueh Pie Tee.
Activities such as face painting, glitter tattoos and balloon sculpting would be available for the occasion.
On top of the local spread, the all-day dining would be offering a variety of live-action stations with chefs on show. Highlights from the buffet includes a seafood room filled with various antipasti, fresh seafood and oysters shucked on-demand, vertical salad bar, charcoal grill, pizza oven as well as a dessert showcase that boasts on its own.
Price: Adults at $68++, Children aged 6 – 12 years old at $34++, Children below 6 dines free.
Lunch Buffet hours: 12pm – 2.30pm
*National Day Lunch Buffet will only be available on 9 August 2018.
Celebrate the Lion City’s 53rd National Day at LeVeL33, the world’s highest urban microbrewery, and indulge in its Singapore-inspired menu, Singapore Platter.
The platter is a selection of delectable classics including Chili Soft Shell Brewery Sliders, Grilled Whole Quail with Ginger Flower. Diners can also relish the special rendition of other hawker classics reinterpreted, such as Spent Grain Cereal Local Mussels and Laksa Prawn Cocktail.
Priced at $53++, this sharing platter is perfect for three. Available til 9 August.
On National Day itself, witness the stunning display of fireworks while enjoying the Chef’s Selection ($65++ per person), a sharing-style menu, Hiramasa Kingfish cured with sweet ginger dressing Pandan oil and served raw, Chili Crab Linguine, Grilled Black Angus Intercostal with sambal sauce, Raw & Smoked Heirloom Tomatoes Burrata and Garden Green Salad.
LeVel33 is located at 8 Marina Boulevard #33-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1 Singapore 018981
National Day at Stellar at 1-Altitude
With its position as Singapore’s highest dining destination, Stellar at 1-Altitude offers unparalleled views of the nation’s birthday celebrations. From the 62nd and 63rd floor, look forward to a spectacular display of the National Day aerial displays and fireworks.
Executive Chef Christopher Millar will be presenting his signature six-course ‘Constellations’* menu ($140++ per pax), featuring dishes such as the Steamed Sea Urchin Custard with Iberico cracker and Sturia vintage caviar.
Alternatively, diners can opt for the eight-course ‘Chef’s Omakase Experience’ ($190++ per pax), featuring the best ingredients of the day from the Stellar farms. Diners will also enjoy a trip to the Stellar Herb Garden and experience their pastry chefs perform dessert art at their table with a few local touches.
Guests who dine at Stellar at 1-Altitude on National Day will also receive free access to the iconic 1-Altitude roof top bar on the 63rd floor to catch the breathtaking fireworks. Toast to our little red dot with the Little Singapura — a patriotic concoction that combines fresh raspberries, bourbon, rhubarb, lemon juice and egg white, only available on National Day.
At 1-Altitude, catch the iconic National Day State Flag fly past with DJ Lindo Martinez on Sundown Affair duties before resident acoustic band One Avenue takes the floor. Cover Charge (All Night) is at $53 inclusive of 2 drinks.
Stellar at 1-Altitude is located at Level 62, 1 Raffles Place, 048616. For reservations, please call 6438 0410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Lit at the Viva Singapore 2018 Fiesta
This National Day, contemporary Mexican restaurant Super Loco Customs House is throwing a Viva Singapore party with free-flow food and drinks, a specially-curated National Day cocktail, and a front-row seat to the fireworks show.
Situated along the scenic Marina Bay waterfront, Super Loco Customs House is the ideal location for National Day celebrations, thanks to its breathtaking view of the fireworks and airshow on 9 August, ensuring you and your amigos can get in on the action without fighting the crowd.
While waiting for the celebrations to begin, fiesta-goers can relax and indulge in Mexican bites such as lamb al pastor tacos, chickpea tostadita, and cócteles, including the signature frozen lucha lime margarita, available as free-flow from 5.30pm–8.30pm, and as à la carte orders after.
Also available on the à la carte menu is the much anticipated Miss Joaquim cocktail ($22 nett), available both for the event and throughout the month of August. Inspired by Singapore’s national flower, the cocktail combines homemade coconut jelly, chia seeds, vanilla-infused agave with Mount Gay dark rum and Cointreau, for a refreshing, aromatic, tropical drink.
To get the party people in the fiesta mood, Singapore’s very own DJ KFC (Keith Colaco) will be turning up the heat with some latino beats.
Super Loco Customs House will also feature a giant durian-shaped piñata to be smashed while commemorating Singapore’s independence. What’s more, guests can enter to win a table for two to Viva Singapore via a social media contest that will run from 23rd July to 4th August. Details can be found here.
Tickets to the event begin at $120 nett for adults and $60 nett for children between the ages of 7–11 (excluding booking fees). Children under 7 receive free entry.
Viva Singapore 2018
- Date: 9th August 2018
- Time: 5pm till late
- Price: From $120 nett for adults, $60 nett for children between 7–11 years old (excluding booking fees). Kids under 7 receive free entry.
- Dress code: Red and White
- Address: 70 Collyer Quay, #01-04, 049323
Savour Colonial Club’s dishes and pay tribute to the nation’s diversity with two heritage dishes – chicken rice and nasi lemak.
A new take on the dish, the Colonial Club Chicken Rice is a type of crispy roasted chicken flavoured with black pepper and topped with crunchy garlic and onion with chilli flakes for a fragrant finish. It is also basted with oil before being served along with a bowl of fragrant rice.
Dip the crispy roast chicken into a trio of sauces to kick up the indulgence: homemade signature chilli, green chilli and garlic sauces.
In addition, instead of the usual chicken wing, Colonial Club’s rendition of the Nasi Lemak Tower calls for premium short rib rendang, which is cooked for many hours.
From 9 to 31 August 2018, guests can enjoy S$5.30 off one of the two dishes for every table.
Harry’s Take On Local Flavours
This August, venture down to a Harry’s near you and tuck into nostalgic Singaporean flavours with a Harry’s twist.
For starters, must-trys include Laksa Popcorn Chicken ($9++) served with a fragrant laksa mayo; Otah Toasties ($9++) – otah (spicy fish cake) resting on a bed of crispy toast; and Harry’s juicy Signature Chicken Wings ($13++, 6 pieces / $19++, 10 pieces) that boast a crisp exterior and tender meat coated in Harry’s very own spice mix.
In need of a drink? Harry’s take on the Singapore Sling ($17++) will do the trick, featuring a mix of gin, orange curacao, benedictine, cherry brandy, pineapple and lime, finished off with soda and bitters.
Alternatively, try a boozy take on a Singapore favourite, the Bandung Cino ($16++), made with vodka, rose and cream. Harry’s ‘die die must try’ signature cocktail, Harry’s 1992 ($18++) – a refreshing concoction of vodka, blue curacao, orange bitters, passionfruit and lime, is a popular choice among loyal patrons around Singapore.
For more information on Harry’s, please visit www.harrys.com.sg.
Chef-in-Box Heritage Dishes, by Madam Nancy Quek 郭丽儂 and Elaine Teng 陈英连, are now available at all Chef-in-Box VendCafés, vending machines and online at www.chefinbox.com.sg from until 31 August.
In conjunction with Singapore’s 53rd year of independence, the dishes will be selling at a promotional price of $5.30. Chef-in-Box bentos are all Halal and HACCP-certified.
Visit www.chefinbox.com.sg for more details.
The Butcher’s Kitchen
This National Day, the butcher’s kitchen has specially created a new dish!
In conjunction to National Day The Butcher’s kitchen have specially created their own version of nasi lemak a local’s favourite dish at only $5.30!
For a limited time only from 6th -19th August on weekdays from 11.30am-2.30pm
The Butcher’s Kitchen nasi lemak includes TBK Signature chicken wings, homemade otah, Omelet, Homemade coconut rice & sambal belachan.
Only exclusive to The Butcher’s Kitchen Suntec.
Address: Suntec City, #02-472, Tower 2, Singapore 038989
Daily: 11 am – 3 pm / 5 pm – 9 pm (Last order: 8:30 pm; Closed from 3 pm to 5 pm)
Ah Mah Homemade Cake is launching its National Day Special, Ondeh Ondeh Cake ($11) starting on 1 August for the entire month!
The Pandan base of the cake gets its aromatic flavour from freshly squeezed pandan leaves, layered with thick and sweet gula melaka and fresh luscious coconut in the middle, and topped off with fragrant coconut. No artificial flavouring or colouring is added
Available for the entire month of August at all Ah Mah outlets islandwide.
Celebrates National Day with nostalgic favourite Buttercream Cakes (S$1.80/slice) a new twist to the pandan range with Pandan Sponge Cupcakes ($1.30 each) and the all-time favourite Singapore’s National Cake, Premium Pandan Chiffon ($10.10 per whole cake).
What’s more, enjoy a double dose of pandan goodness by taking 53% off your second Premium Pandan Chiffon purchase at all PrimaDéli outlets, applicable for large-size only.
Bakerzin unveiled its latest creation for National Day — the Cempedak Layer Cake — made from 100% fresh pure cempedak (jackfruit) and velvety sponge cake.
The Cempedak Layer Cake is available in individual slices ($6.80) and as a whole cake ($39- approx. 400g serves 4-6 pax / $56- approx. 850g serves 8-10 pax) from today till 12th August 2018 at all Bakerzin outlets across the island.
Dine in style with the brand-new line of couture cakes by Antoinette. Inspired by iconic fashion luminaries from Coco Chanel to Issey Miyake, every piece of the collection is passionately designed by the talented and award-winning Chef Pang Kok Keong. With four new charming cakes in the collection, experience the lavish taste of style and glamour!
Antoinette Restaurants are located at:
- Penhas Road, 30 Penhas Road (off Lavender Street) Singapore 208188
- Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery #02-33/34, Singapore 238897
The Drunken Kaya Toast Ice Cream by Udders
For National Day this year, Udders has come up with a special ice cream flavour – The Drunken Kaya Toast!
Basically, it is a kaya flavoured ice cream, with an Udders boozy twist to it – with 3.5% Vodka content! It is cheerily paired with butterscotch toast, and sprinkled with Crispy NESTUM® Flakes.
2 for S$120 Chili Crab Deal
From 30th July 2018 to 12th August 2018, enjoy the exclusive SR Super Deal presented by Singapore River Festival 2018.
Simply head down to any seafood restaurant along Boat Quay to enjoy an exclusive 2 for S$120 Chili Crab Deal. So, get ready to feast on some juicy Sri Lankan crabs doused in the classic sweet and spicy sauce! Terms and conditions apply.
The list of participating outlets are:
- Forum Seafood Village
- Fuqing Marina Bay Seafood
- Harvest Seafood
- Haven Lobster & Seafood
- Lanna Thai
- Tian Tian Fishermen’s Pier Seafood
Enjoy Singapore’s most-loved food delivery service at knockdown prices this National Day!
In celebration of Singapore’s 53rd birthday, Deliveroo, in partnership with A-One Claypot House, Sushi Tei, Soup Restaurant and Qi Ji, enjoy local picks delivered straight to your door with our range of patriotic promos from 23 July – 12 August, while stocks last!
Find out more at https://deliveroo.com.sg/