Your must-have Jubilee Weekend fun guide: Day 1

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!

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

Head on over to the next page to find out more fun activities you could do on this day.

sg50 singapore philatelic museum

Get creative with the kids by making your very own stamp.
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Singapore Philatelic Museum

National Day Fun Quiz

7 – 9 August 2015, 10am – 5pm

After visiting “The Singapore Journey: 50 Years Through Stamps” exhibition, participate in a simple quiz to stand a chance to win prizes.

Kampong Games

7 August 2015, 10am – 4:30pm / 8 – 9 August 2015, 10am – 5pm

Put aside the devices! Bond with the family by playing some traditional toys that would be available for purchase.

National Day Flypast

7 August 2015, 10am – 4:30pm / 8 – 9 August 2015, 10am – 5pm

Do you or your family look forward to the fighter jet flypast during the National Day Parade? Now’s your chance to put your creativity cap on and make your very own flypast scene! Charges apply.

National Day Stamp

7 August 2015, 10am – 4:30pm / 8 – 9 August 2015, 10am – 5pm

Always wanted to make your own stamp? Now you can by designing your very own stamp that reflects SG50.

sg50 concert series at botanic gardens

Have a relaxing and fun weekend at Singapore Botanic Gardens with the family.
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Concert Series in the Park at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Celebrate SG50 and the botanical heritage of the Gardens with a slew of fun-filled activities for you and your family. For more information, click here.

  • Carnival, 7 – 9 August 2015, 10am – 5pm
  • Variety Concert, 7 August 2015, 5pm – 7pm
  • Bandstand Performance, 7 – 8 August 2015, 7:30pm – 8:15pm
  • Outdoor Movie, 7 – 8 August 2015, 8:30pm – 10pm

ArtScience Museum

Family Fridays Guided Tour for The Deep

7 August 2015, 3:30pm (Tour) / 4:30pm (Workshop)

Head on down with the family to experience ArtScience Museum’s new kid-friendly programmes that’s filled with fun content. Ask about complimentary access for families with kids. Terms and Conditions apply.

Upcycle Art

7 and 10 August 2015, 4:30pm

Learn more about the various types of plastic and their impact on our oceans. Get creative by upcycling a plastic object and make your own deep sea creature. It’s a great way for kids to learn be environmentally-friendly while having fun.

Want to know places that are open for FREE throughout the Jubilee Weekend? Head on over to the next page!

sg50 programmes in the park

Ready your picnic materials and enjoy an afternoon at either Pasir Ris Park, West Coast Park or Sembawang Park.
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Programmes in the Park at West Coast Park, Pasir Ris Park and Sembawang Park

7 August 2015, 4pm – 9:30pm

Be it in the North, East, or the West side of Singapore, join in the picnic fun with exciting carnival activities! Some activities include traditional games, bouncy castles, kite flying and more! Movie screenings will start at 7:30pm.

Sing50 Concert at Sports Hub

7 August 2015, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Singapore’s very own homegrown talents from different genres, cultures, and communities will come together to perform in celebration of SG50. For more details, click here.

Wings of Time night show at Sentosa

7 August 2015, 8:40pm

Spend your Friday night at Sentosa with its award-winning multi-sensory presentation! Be blown away by a water display, laser show, fire effects, and spectacular music. For more information, click here.

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Singapore Sports Museum at Singapore Sports Hub
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Free entries throughout the Jubilee Weekend:

Looking for things to do on Day 2 to Day 4 of the Golden Jubilee Weekend?

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