48 Ways to Celebrate Singapore’s National Day as a Family

Looking for fun ideas to mark Singapore’s 48th National Day? With the long weekend from 8 to 11 August, it is a great time to get everyone together to celebrate Singapore’s 48th birthday.

From money-saving tips to easy craft ideas, here is our list our ways in which you can celebrate National Day together as a family:

1. Fly the Singapore Flag

2. Gather everyone together to watch the National Day Parade on TV

3. Head out to Marina Bay catch the fireworks

4. Attend the NDP (if you managed to get the tickets)

5. Dress in red and white

6. Bake a red and white cake

7. Help the kids make their own Singapore flag


Off to the Beach: Sign up for special trial music classes for preschoolers with The Music Circle (19 August)

Little Day Outing: Get a Peek Behind the Scenes on a Little Day Out to Singapore Dance Theatre

8. Put red steamers up around the house

9. Play your favourite National Day songs on the hi-fi

10. Organise a marching parade at home

11. Gather friends together to have a National Day sing-a-long

12. Visit the Istana Open House

13. Have a party with a buffet line of your favourite hawker foods you think should be declared national treasures

14. Take part in the Merlion Craft & Colouring at the Singapore Philatelic Museum Open House

15. Pen down what you like about Singapore on the Esplanade website (and it may get displayed on screens at Esplanade)

16. Get your child to draw a picture of what Singapore means to him or her

17. Go on a staycation at one of the hotels at Marina Bay

18. Visit Gardens By The Bay between 7 to 11 August and get $4.80 off local admission rates to two Conservatories

19. Print out an eCoupon from the NDP website to enjoy 50% off admission to Jurong Bird Park in August

20. Hop aboard the Singapore Flyer to view the fireworks

21. Do a finger painting of the Merlion

22. Celebrate Singapore’s multi-racial cultures by visiting Kampong Glam, Little India and Chinatown in one day

23. Have the kids make up their own Singapore rap

24. Head to Underwater World to enjoy their $48 promotion

25. Picnic at Singapore’s oldest park, the Singapore Botanic Gardens

26. Take a boat ride along Singapore River

27. Visit the National Orchid Garden to view the Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’ orchid

28. Visit Singapore Zoo at 20% off with an eCoupon from the NDP website

29. Go iFly and enjoy 48% off the second person with an eCoupon from the NDP website

30. Capture a National Day photograph of the family

31. Decorate paper aeroplanes and have a fly-past

32. Catch a performance at Gardens By The Bay under the Schools Celebrate National Day Month Series

33. Make it to the summit of Singapore’s Everest – Bukit Timah Hill

34. Catch the fireworks from Pinnacle at Duxton

35. Boil red eggs

36. Enjoy 20% off key attractions at Singapore Discovery Centre with an eCoupon from the NDP website

37. Play Kampung games at the Esplanade Concourse

38. Get your neighbours together for a National Day makan session

39. Break out the sparklers – under adult supervision of course!

40. Create your own national dish that reflects multi-cultural Singapore

41. Join in Straits Family Sunday at the Peranakan Museum on 11 August

42. Visit Night Safari at 30% off with an eCoupon from the NDP website

43. Make a National Day party hat

44. Paste a stamp on SingPost’s National Day collage

45. Take part in a National Day Observance Ceremony at a Community Centre

46. Create your own YouTube video of the kids singing a National Day song

47. Take part in face-painting at the Esplanade on National Day

48. Send a Happy National Day card to a loved one overseas

Happy 48th Birthday Singapore!

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