Happy National Day! No need to limit the celebrations to a single day when you can extend the party well into the weekend with the many fun Singapore-themed events taking place, from picnics and performances to storytelling and bazaars.
1. PLAYtime! 2018: The Bird Who was Afraid of Heights
11 to 26 Aug
Esplanade Theatre Studio
Adapted from the children’s book of the same name, this production combines theatre, music and puppetry to bring to life the charming story of Eddie the mynah and how he has to overcome his fears. Learn more.
2. Families for Life “Celebrating RSAF50” Picnic
11 Aug, 8 am to 4 pm
Head to the Barrage for a family day out filled with art jamming, bouncy castles, yummy picnic treats, photo opps in air force uniforms for the kids and even a stunning aerial performance by RSAF pilots. More info.
3. Carouselland Trails & Treasures
11 to 12 Aug, 12 pm to 9 pm
Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Hall
Singapore’s largest indoor marketplace bazaar is back, with 400 curated booths offering a wide selection of new and pre-loved items, including retro collectibles and games, handmade gifts and vintage fashion. Find out more.
4. Hear the Lion Roar
11 Aug, 6 pm to 7 pm
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Pack your picnic basket and enjoy an evening with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra as they perform a repertoire of works by Singaporean composers. Find out more.
5. Stories in Art: Badang – The Strongman of Singapore
11 Aug, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
National Gallery of Singapore
Inspired by one of the paintings in the Gallery’s collection, master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran will be sharing a folktale that explores the idea of independence. Details.
6. Beautiful Sunday: A Gift for Singapore
12 Aug, 3 pm to 4 pm
Esplanade Concert Hall
The Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra presents this musical ode to Singapore, featuring familiar and nostalgic songs by Singaporean composers of different ethnic cultures. Learn more.
7. Kids World Largest Parenting Fair
10 to 12 Aug
Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre
This mega educational playground promises to engage, educate and entertain the whole family, offering over 1000 activities ranging from workshops and trial classes to stage performances, carnival rides, games, shopping deals and more. Details.
8. The Cat in the Hat (Mandarin)
1 Aug to 7 Sept
KC Arts Centre
Imparting important lessons in grammar, phonics, morality, tolerance and more, Dr Seuss’s most well-loved book of all time is faithfully reproduced in Mandarin in this purr-fect adaptation. Find out more.
9. National Day Market & Workshops
6 to 17 Aug, 11 am to 8 pm
Millenia Walk North Galleria
Show your support for local artisans and their designs while mingling with those from all walks of life at this festive craft market.