It’s the time of the year again to fly our Singapore flag high! Even though National Day parade has been postponed, this means the National Day 2021 weekend has plenty of time for activities all about Singapore. If not this opportune time to drum some nationalism into your young ones, when else? Here are some ideas, both online and offline, for the National Day 2021 weekend and around the month of August.
Things To Do Over the National Day 2021 Weekend & More
Here’s a list of meaningful and fun activities, plus skills to learn just for the National Day month!
Spend and Redeem at Kallang Wave Mall
Visit Kallang Wave Mall and redeem premiums with a total worth over $50,000. Simply join the Loyalty Rewards and collect e-stamps with every $56* spent. A $5 mall voucher can also be redeemed between 3 to 12 September^.
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In addition, complete the Ultimate Singapore E-Hunt with any spending receipt presented and you will receive a free goodie bag worth $56 from 6 to 31 August+. Early birds will also get to receive an additional complimentary Antigen Rapid Test self-test kit.*
* Terms and conditions apply
More details here.
*Max 2 combined same-day receipts per redemption. All e-stamps (to be collected on same-day of receipt) and premiums are to be redeemed at the Concierge within the promotion period. + Limited to 1 redemption per shopper per day on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served and while stocks last basis. Premiums are non-exchangeable and are randomly issued. No choosing of premium allowed. ^ Valid for use at selected outlets only. Other terms & conditions may apply.
Embark on Adventures of Singapura with The Malay Annals
Relive the history of Singapore through stories of valour, wit and intrigue from The Malay Annals. Find out how Singapura got its name, how Badang saved Singapura from an Indian strongman, how a clever boy saved Singapura from a garfish attack and other stories that are recorded in the history of the Melaka Sultanate, a great maritime empire!
These stories have been rewritten into easy-to-read stories with Augmented Reality elements that make the stories come alive through quizzes, character introductions and other interesting articles.
The Malay Annals will make this year’s stay-in National Day more meaningful, engaging and timely to learn more about Singapore’s forgotten tales.
The Malay Annals is part of World Scientific Education’s Pop! Lit for Kids series that reimagines classics into easy-to-read stories. Other titles include “Journey to the West”, “Ramayana”, “Around the World in Eighty Days”, “Robin Hood” and Sherlock Holmes”.
Purchase your copy of The Malay Annals or the series here.
Singapore Global Network’s Singapore @ Home
Stay home and join in the virtual show hosted by Hossan Leong and produced by Dick Lee. Celebrate Singapore’s birthday with local talents like Kumar, Irene Ang, Taufik Batisah and hear from Dick Lee as he shares his journey. Take a little trip around Singapore town with Discovery Walking Tour and view Grandmother Tongue from Wild Rice.
There will also be sing-alongs and story-telling sessions.
Date & Time: 7 August, 10 am onwards. Celebrate virtually here.
Watch some Magic Virtually
Be enthralled by illusions, masterful sleights of hand by Singapore’s youngest magician duo – Darren Tien and Jerryl Tan at Esplanade’s live virtual theatrical magic show as part of Flipside. This interactive magic experience will screen online via Zoom on weekends between 6 and 15 August at either 4 pm or 8 pm.
Don’t forget to participate enthusiastically as the duo explores themes of self through a humorous narrative interwoven with personal stories.
Date & Time: Weekends between 6 and 15 August, 4 pm and 8 pm. Get more details here.
Discover Singapore’s Wild Side with Little Day Out
Join Little Day Out on our Nature Night walks and intertidal walk in August. Haven’t seen Singapore’s wild side? Here’s your chance. Whether it’s bioluminescent creatures or nocturnal ones that fly in the night, or our shores teeming with marine life, you might be wow-ed by the biodiversity that’s present on our highly urbanised island.
Go wild here.
Five National Day Crafts to Try at Home
How about staying home and trying out fun National Day crafts? Here are five ideas – be a Super Singaporean with a super suit plus a fun merlion out of a sock, make a red and white pinwheel, a SG paper heart, Red Lion parachute. It can be fun stay-in activity for the National Day 2021 weekend in Singapore.
Check out the details here.
Play the Digital National Day Monumental Hunt
Looking for things to do for National Day 2021 in Singapore? How about going on a monumental hunt. stand to win attractive prizes in this digital game featuring a National Day Parade at the Padang. Spot the surrounding monuments and pay close attention to them.
Date & Time: 9 August, 12 pm. Get the details here.
Watch Tales from the Nusantara: The Amazing Sarong
Catch this ticketed storytelling session live on Malay Heritage Centre’s Facebook and Youtube pages.
Discover how a batik can bring unexpected fun and new friendships in the story of “The Amazing Sarong”. The session will be brought to you live by author and illustrator Quek Hong Shin. Ticket price: $19.90.
Date & Time: 7 August, 10.30 am to 11.30 am. Visit this site for more information.
Participate in Virtual Crafting, Dance, Tea Appreciation and More Activities
Choosing to stay home does not need to be a dreary affair. Take part in various activities online such as Design Your Own National Day Stamp organised by Singapore Philatelic Museum. Stand a chance to win a set of Singapore stamps by posting your designs on Social Media.There are also other fun activities like Stamp Jigsaw, Colouring Fun, Spot all 10 Differences, quizzes and Story Jumble.
How about building your own Heritage Pencil holder? For a $5 fee, build your own watermelon pencil holder in the shape of the iconic playground in Tampines Central Park.
Date & Time: 1 August 4 pm to 5pm; 8 August 2 pm to 3pm. Get more details here.
Other Virtual Activities: Creating a Paper Camera, Kueh Bath Bomb, Chinese Tea Appreciation, Bhangra Dance and Gamelan
National Heritage Board’s Education & Community Outreach Division has many virtual programmes that will have something for everyone.
Create a colourful paper camera with a sliding roll of illustrated icons like the mythical Merlion, Marina Bay Sands and more. A craft kit is included with every ticket purchased. More details here.
How about making your own Kueh Bath Bomb? Join in the fun Zoom workshop and make a kueh-inspired bath bomb. Date & Time: 8 August, 4 pm to 5pm. Sign up here.
Keen to design your very own Peranakan tile? Get a Peranakan tile kit, design your own tile with distinctive floral and geometric designs. Date & Time: 21 August, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm. Tickets available here.
Parent & Child Roblox Obby Creation Workshop
Come together with your child to design your own game using Roblox Studio, where creativity flows while learning basic programming concepts.
Start the teamwork here.
Living with Air-plants
As house plants get more popular, learn to spruce up your home with Air Plants. Join the basic, intermediate or advance class on Living with Air Plants to learn how to care, grow and display your plants.
Furnish your home the green way here.
Story-telling “Timmy & Tammy: What is Singapore?” Livestream
Do you know popular Singlit series “Timmy & Tammy“? Hear from four interesting characters from the series who have each chosen an object to represent Singapore. There will be fun activities for the kids. Tune in live on National Museum Singapore’s Facebook page on National Day, 10 to 10.30 am! More details here.
Japanese Pastel Nagomi Art by Gardens by the Bay
Ever tried Japanese art using pastels and fingers? This Japanese Pastel Nagomi Art will be a relaxing activity that will help you create you own masterpiece with the theme of Gardens By the Bay.
Date & Time: 8 August, 10 am to 12 pm. Sign up here.