Weekend Picks: 10 – 11 Aug

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There’s no shortage of great programmes this long weekend to get you into the spirit of National Day, whether it’s celebrations of our history and heritage or rousing performances of our favourite local songs.


1. PLAYtime! Us

10 to 25 Aug

Esplanade Theatre Studio

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What happens when the lives of two best friends get turned upside down with the introduction of a third person? Find out in this play intended to help young audiences explore feelings of loneliness, empathy and love. Details.

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2. Get Active this National Day with KidZania Singapore!

8 to 12 Aug, 10 am to 6 pm

KidZania Singapore

Commemorate Singapore’s birthday with all kinds of fun sports and craft activities, from mass dances to Red Lions-inspired parachute-making. Find out more.

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3. National Museum National Day Open House 2019

9 to 10 Aug, 10 am to 9 pm

National Museum of Singapore

Dress up in your red-and-whites and head down for two days of Singapore-themed programmes, including a live screening of the National Day Parade on the front lawn. Learn more.

National Day Celebrations at National Museum
Image: National Museum of Singapore


4. Gardens by the Bay and MediaCorp National Day Concert

10 to 11 Aug, 4 pm to 9:30 pm

The Meadow @ Gardens by the Bay

Look forward to a whole slate of exciting gigs by some of Singapore’s top talents, including Dick Lee, Kit Chan, Jasmine Sokko and many more. Details.

National Day 2019 Celebrations at Gardens by the Bay


5. Fantastic Mr Fox (Mandarin)

Till 13 Sept

KC Arts Centre

Be inspired and entertained by this humorous and action-packed tale of brave and clever Mr Fox, who outsmarts the schemes of three nasty farmers. More info.

Fantastic Mr Fox (Mandarin)


6. Heritage Hurray!

9 to 10 Aug, 10 am to 5 pm

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Immerse yourself in our shared heritage with a range of programmes such as storytelling sessions, themed craft workshops and even a cultural bazaar. Find out more.

Heritage Hurray at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Image courtesy of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall


7. Footwork 2019

Till 29 Sept


Fall in love with dance and enjoy quality time with the family by signing up for a Footwork dance workshop at the Esplanade. Learn more.

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8. SSO National Day Concert

10 Aug, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

Indulge in this showcase of all-Singaporean musical flair, as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of familiar favourites and new tunes. More info.

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9. Stories to Celebrate!

9 to 11 Aug, 11 am to 12:30 pm


Embark on a roving storytelling tour around the Esplanade and discover myths and folktales from India, China and the Malay archipelago. Details.

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10. SCO Music Oasis 2019 – Our SINGapore Songs

10 Aug, 6 pm to 7 pm

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Pack your soda, curry puffs and fish skin chips and enjoy as the Singapore Chinese Orchestra presents a repertoire of evergreen hits. Find out more.

National Day Celebration Ideas in Schools



READ: Enjoy Discounts on Omni-Theatre Shows from Now Till 26 Feb

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