National Day is just around the corner. This year, the celebrations are going to be SG50 Jubilee-tastic!
If you are among the lucky ones who successfully balloted for NDP tickets, we are envious of you. However, even if you didn’t get tickets, it doesn’t mean that you can’t head out to soak in the atmosphere on that special day. You can still get into the spirit of the celebrations as we mark 50 years since independence and the achievements of the little red dot.
Here is a guide to places where you can catch live screenings of the National Day Parade and experience the community spirit around Singapore.
Marina Bay Area
Marina Bay will be where the focus of the activities takes place. There will be large LED screens set up at The Float @ Marina Bay, Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Event Plaza, MBS Event Square, The Promontory @ Marina Bay, Merlion Park, Esplanade Theatres by the Bay, Singapore Flyer and Marina Barrage. The Float @ Marina Bay and The Promontory are ticketed sites.
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At the Barrage, there will be performances, food trucks, childhood games and inflatable bouncy castles in a specially-organised carnival. At 4 pm, the live screening of the National Day Parade will take place at the Green Roof.
Singapore Sports Hub
The SG50 carnival takes place on 8 and 9 August at Sports Hub. There will be kampung games, kids play and craft zones, music and snacks to celebrate the past 50 years. The live screening of the National Day Parade takes place from 5.25 pm onwards at OCBC Square.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
It is a weekend of celebrations at Singapore’s UNESCO Heritage Site from 7 to 9 August. A carnival with games and craft booths takes place from 10 am to 5 pm at the Bandstand and Orchid Plaza. On the 7th and 8th, this will be followed by concerts at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage from 4 pm till 9 pm. On 9 August, there will be a live screening of the National Day Parade at the same location. More details can be found here.
Old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
The Old Tanjong Pagar Railway opens to the public on 9 August. Activities taking place at this historic venue include a carnival with food stalls, carnival rides and nostalgic games. A live screening of the National Day Parade will held there in the evening. Find out more.
Port of Lost Wonder
Celebrate the Nation’s birthday from 7 to 10 August at Port of Lost Wonder with games, a Port Parade and local treats. On 9 August, head out for a BBQ Under The Star National Day Special. You don’t only get to enjoy tasty bites but also a live NDP screening at PoLW.
Gardens by the Bay
Soak in the atmosphere at Gardens by the Bay and catch a live screening of the NDP.
Head down to SAFRA where all clubhouses will have live NDP screenings.
So let’s all go out and celebrate our nation’s big 5-0 with fellow Singaporeans and have a great little day out! Happy 50th Birthday Singapore!
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