National Day in Singapore 2019 is special for many reasons. This year, we celebrate not just Singapore’s 54th birthday, but also the Singapore Bicentennial – it has been 200 years since Sir Stamford Raffles’ stepped into Singapore.
Plus, this time, National Day falls on a Friday. That, coupled with Hari Raya Haji on the following Sunday, and an off-in-lieu on Monday, makes it a super long weekend for fun and celebration.
Here then, is checking out all the family-friendly activities happening this National Day in Singapore 2019!
Family-Friendly Fun Happening This National Day In Singapore 2019!
Celebrate family time in conjunction with Singapore’s 54th birthday at the Families for Life National Day Picnic @ Marina Barrage
Celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday at the Families for Life National Day Picnic @ Marina Barrage!
Organised by the Families for Life (FFL) Council, the National Day Picnic @ Marina Barrage offers families an exciting line-up of bonding activities that will allow them to spend quality time together!
Taking place on Saturday, 3 August 2019, families can look forward to a wide variety of fun-filled National Day-themed activities.
Key highlights include an acrobatic kite flying performance, workshops to create various crafts as well as Zumba exercises and live music performances. In the evening, families can also look forward to a display of spectacular fireworks from the National Day Parade preview that will be taking place in the vicinity.
What’s more, families can attend this event for FREE (pre-registration required). Everyone in the family is encouraged to join in the celebration and don the National Day colours of red and white!
• Date: 3 August 2019, Saturday
• Time: 3.30pm – 8.30pm
• Venue: Marina Barrage (Address: 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951)
• Fee: Free admission, pre-registration is required
For more information about the Families for Life National Day Picnic @ Marina Barrage, please visit: https://bit.ly/2JzOclX
Millenia Walk Goes Local This National Day!
Millenia Walk has gone local in the weeks leading up to National Day.
The Great Hall at Millenia Walk now comprises a market fair where homegrown brands are featured. They offer local delights from food, fashion to craft including a line-up of F&B tenants with their new creations as well as whisky tasting to find the perfect one from an extensive collection of labels.
In the evening or on weekends, catch ‘live’ performances by local artists as they belt out contemporary songs and ballads.
New menu items include:
- Elemen | Local-licious 8-course menu ($38.80)
- Joy Luck 65 | Mantou Bhaji ($7.50), Plantain Samosa ($8.50) and Idly Manchurian ($10.50)
- Patisserie G | Bandung Éclair ($9.50) and exclusive flavours macarons ($3.00 each)
- The Green Bar | Baked Norwegian Salmon ($18.90)
- Fumee by Habanos | Fumee Chicken Rice ($20.00) and Laksa Prawn Pasta ($20.00)
Promotions and new products include:
- Hyggerium | Up to 20% off on selected items
- The Dark Gallery | Free tote bag with minimum spend of $30
- The Whiskey Distillery | Complimentary copita glass with purchase of Auchentoshan 21-year-old whisky
- Commune Lifestyle & Café | New Volta Collection ($499.00-$3,999.00) and Red Velvet Latte ($6.00 for hot and $7.00 cold)
Celebrate National Day at National Gallery Singapore
The National Gallery Singapore is offering free admission to all exhibitions until 12 August, and 50% off tickets from 13 August to the end of the month. This includes all of the Gallery’s existing exhibitions and programmes, including the ongoing Gallery Children’s Biennale.
Here’s what’s happening for National Day weekend:
Sound Makers by Little Creatures
11 August 2019, Sunday | 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm | City Hall Wing, Level 1, Outside Keppel Centre for Art Education | Free, registration required through Gallery website
Create rhythms and beats using everyday objects like pots and pans in this fun parent-child workshop.
First-Ever LIVE Dual Screen NDP Telecast At The Singapore Sports Hub
Celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday at the Sports Hub National Day Fiesta with the first-ever live dual screen National Day Parade Telecast and a range of activities designed to showcase Singapore’s culture.
Join in the fun at OCBC Square on 9 August 2019 from 10am to 9pm.
There is something for everyone in the family, from the young to the young at heart, with the return of Singapore-themed cardio-fusion dance fitness session Sports Hub Workout Lah!, the nostalgia-infused OHANA Games featuring elements of Singapore’s heritage and many other activities.
Fitness enthusiasts can also look forward to the bicentennial edition of functional fitness test Red-X Challenge, while those who are looking to celebrate the nation’s birthday are encouraged to come dressed in red and enjoy the live dual screen National Day Parade Telecast at the OCBC Square or by the waterfront.
Visitors can also enjoy the dazzling fireworks from the celebration at Padang!
Celebrate National Day at the iconic National Museum of Singapore
Celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday at the National Museum of Singapore over the long weekend!
Come dressed in your best red-and-white outfit and join for two days of fun activities featuring Singapore’s icons, exciting performances and art installations, plus a live outdoor screening of the National Day Parade at the museum’s front lawn on 9 August!
What does Singapore mean to you? What are your hopes for the future? What do you hope to see in Singapore in the next 10 years? Share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #NationalDayatNMS and you might see your responses projected on the museum’s LED wall from 8 to 11 August 2019!
Here are some activities that families will especially love:
Colouring Competition: 9 August, 10am – 1pm (Registration starts at 10am, and the competition starts at 10.30am. The prize presentation ceremony will be held from 12pm to 1pm) | Salon, Level 1
- Live Telecast of the National Day Parade: 9 August | Front lawn, Level 1 | 5.40pm (visitors to be seated by 5.20pm)
Bouncy Adventures: 9 & 10 August, 10am – 5pm | Bus Bay, Level 2. Suitable for 4 years and above
Craft Activities: 9 & 10 August, 10am – 5pm | Level 3
(National Day Themed) Balloon Sculpting Redemption: 9 August, 1pm – 5pm | The Canyon, Basement Level
For updates on the National Day Open House at the National Museum, visit their Facebook page: national.museum.of.sg.
Bicentennial celebration with a heart at One Raffles Place Shopping Mall
In celebration of Singapore’s 54th birthday and bicentennial festivities, One Raffles Place will be offering a series of heart-warming activities from 25 July to 20 August 2019.
Look forward to seeing Singapore’s rich heritage at the Craft of Hope Showcase, where Singapore-related clay crafts made by beneficiaries of Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society will be displayed. Be enthralled by artistic renditions of local icons such as durian and diverse flora and fauna.
Shoppers can also get their hands busy and express their creativity at the Clay Coiling Workshop and the Waterbrush Lettering Workshop. For those looking to break a sweat, take part in the BODY COMBAT session held by Virgin Active.
Additionally, shoppers can also make donations to the Thye Hua Kwan Society via eNets or Paylah! Attractive deals also await shoppers at One Raffles Place shopping mall, simply by spending $154 to redeem a shopping voucher worth $10 (max. 3 combined receipts).
For more information, visit https://www.onerafflesplace.com.sg/shopping
Bump Up the Excitement with SuperPark’s Valo Jump this Upcoming NDP Weekend!
In conjunction with celebrating Singapore’s 54th birthday, SuperPark will be having a special package promotion where 1-day tickets are going at $54 for 2, limited to 54 packages a day. Only available in the month of August 2019!
Don’t forget to try the Valo Jump – forget about traditional trampolines and get ready to bump up your excitement with this unique and unforgettable experience!
Complete with digital sensors, you can become an avatar and bounce your way in different interactive digital games with plenty of missions and endless fun. Not requiring any active guidance, the easy-to-play Valo Jump encourages repeat visitors who want to improve their scores or challenge family members/ friends.
For more information, please visit SuperPark’s website.
Celebrate our heritage during the National Day weekend at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
In celebration of Singapore’s 54th year of independence, from 9 to 10 August 2019, the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) will present Heritage Hurray! 传统文化，加油！– an array of free public programmes which celebrates Singapore’s rich cultural scene, and provides Singaporeans with various touch points to immerse themselves in our shared heritage.
Visitors can look forward to a community art market featuring a curation of both local and overseas artisans, heritage trails around Balestier that unearth the lesser known stories of the precinct, storytelling sessions by local authors and veteran storytellers, as well as interactive thematic craft workshops and talks presented by local and overseas artisans and designers.
All participants of Heritage Hurray! will also stand to receive a National Day Fun Pack!
For more information, please visit https://sysnmh.org.sg/en/whats-on/events/heritage-hurray
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