Your must-have Jubilee Weekend fun guide: Day 1

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Celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday with an exciting line-up of activities and programmes that’s happening islandwide!

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Catch a spectacular view of the Black Knights at Marina Barrage.
Image: Zexsen Xie

With the golden Jubilee Weekend ahead of us, get ready for a plethora of fun programmes and activities to commemorate the nation’s 50th birthday! Be it indoors or outdoors, there’s something for everyone of all ages in all parts of Singapore.

Let our 4-part itinerary guide you on this fun-filled Jubilee Weekend.

Families for Life Picnic at Marina Barrage

7 – 8 August 2015, 8am – 11am

Specially for families! Both parents and kids can look forward to a fantastic line-up of carnival activities, Black Knights aerial display, performances by the SAF Music & Dance Company, food trucks, and more!

sg50 moe heritage centre

Check out nostalgic games such as fivestones, chapteh and congkak at the MOE Heritage Centre.

Ministry of Education Heritage Centre

7 – 8 August 2015, 9am – 1pm (last entry to galleries at 12:30pm)

Learn about the evolution of education and more at this showcase where you can be part of Singapore’s Education Story. Take a walk through nostalgia lane with galleries that features photographs, old school tuckshop, wooden desks, videos, and more—some from as early as the 19th century. For more details, click here.

Hari Raya Open House at Malay Heritage Centre

7 August 2015, 10am – 6pm

In conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Racial Harmony Day, get in the spirit of festivity and multiculturalism with a fun-filled day of activities. Sample food, visit the cultural showcases, and more. For more information, call 6391 0450.

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Pay a visit to the National Library Gallery where there’ll be various exhibitions from over the past 50 years of Singapore.

Exhibitions at National Library Gallery

1 – 28 August 2015, 10am – 9pm

The Singapore March

Featuring the works of budding local illustrators, led by Dan Wong and Izyanti Asa’ari, The Singapore March is the first travelling art exhibition in Singapore. Explore the extreme diverse and complexity of Singapore’s visual identity.

The Little Red Brick

The local Adult Fans of LEGO celebrates SG50 by recreating 50 uniquely Singapore memories with LEGO.

3D Printing Singapura Stories

This exhibition uses miniatures to re-enact Singapore’s most inspiring moments over the past 50 years. See interactive installations by Lee Xiaohui and Freda Chua.

The Way We Were (Product Design)

A project by Tan Zixi and Lua Aiwei, this offers a rare glimpse of Singapore’s forgotten practices. Walk down memory lane and check out kampong scenes, childhood games, and others.

Tracing SG (Product Design)

A showcase featuring 5 iconic local places of gathering in Singapore from over the past 50 years. Featuring local places like Void Deck, Coffee Shop, Play Area, Provision Shop, and Public Transport Space, it’ll evoke a sense of nostalgia for Singaporeans.

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