This National Day, the National Heritage Board hopes to unite Singaporeans through arts, culture and heritage with an exciting line-up of digital National Day programmes for people of all ages to celebrate Singapore’s 56th birthday. It has lined up various programmes and activities – here are six of them that you can look forward to.
6 NHB National Day Activities
Performances by Very Special Arts Singapore, Open Score Project, Rentak Warisan Bersama Sri Mahligai and more
Be inspired by heritage and culture this National Day with special performances featuring novel renditions of some of our favourite National Day tunes. Enjoy a line-up of performances by artists from different backgrounds and marvel at the many homegrown talents. These acts will be screened online free of charge for all to enjoy. For more information and to save the date, visit the site here.
At Home Truly: Growing Up With Singapore, 1950s to the Present Digital Experience
Follow Nadine and her beloved grandfather as they relive the highs, lows and moments in between of Singapore’s journey from its beginnings as a nation to the island we love today. Enjoy the beautiful illustrations and get a glimpse of snapshots from the past in four different chapters. Read more here.
IHC Celebrates: National Day with Kumar & Khalijah
Catch local comedians Kumar and Siti Khalijah serving up a savoury Indian dish that is well-loved by Singaporeans while having a hearty conversation about what culture and heritage mean to them. This presentation will be screened via the Indian Heritage Centre’s Facebook page on 9 August 2021 at 6 pm.
Singapore River Walk Virtual Guided Tour
Explore the history and key landmarks of Singapore’s famous waterway, the Singapore River. Go on a virtual journey from Collyer Quay to Robertson Quay, to trace the contributions of the river towards Singapore’s mercantile development through the various communities who lived and worked around it, and admire the spectacular architecture and social history of its bridges. This tour will be held over Zoom on 8 August 2021 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. For more information and registration details, click the link here.
National Day Monumental Hunt
Our first National Day Parade in 1966 was hosted at The Padang! In this fun mini-game, revisit this iconic spot and hunt for various items at a National Day Parade set in the Padang with its surrounding monuments, and stand to win attractive prizes! This hunt will be screened via the Roots website on 9 August 2021 at 12 pm.
ACM Celebrates: National Day
Celebrate Singapore’s 56th birthday with the Asian Civilisations Museum through a host of adventures! Participants can discover objects in an online trail that tell stories of Singapore’s history and listen to a medley of well-loved National Day tunes. They can also be inspired by the lush greenery around ACM and try their hand at making some kaya! This celebration will be screened via ACM’s Facebook page and website on 9 August 2021 at 10 am.