What to Do Over the National Day Weekend 2014: Events and Activities

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Looking for things to do over the National Day Weekend?

Other than watching the National Day Parade (which we think makes a great family activity and broadcasts from 5.40 pm on MediaCorp and webcast from the NDP website) there are other events, activities and promotions taking place around our little island in conjunction with Singapore’s 49thNational Day.

Here are a selection of events taking place this weekend and ideas on how to spend the National Day weekend with the family.


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Discounted Admission at Jurong Bird Park

Until 31 August, download a coupon, flash it at the Jurong Bird Park ticketing counters and enjoy 49% off Jurong Bird Park admission. Terms and conditions apply.

Bird Park


Discounted Prices for Key Attractions at the Singapore Discovery Centre

Present a coupon to get 20% off ticket prices at the iWERKS Theatre, 4D Simulator Ride @ XD Theatre and Shooting Game @ Virtual Shooting Gallery at the Singapore Discovery Centre. Terms and conditions apply.



Go Book Shopping

Go shopping. Enjoy $5 off with a minimum spend of $25 nett in a single receipt at POPULAR Bookstore with a discount coupon available for download. Or head to Times the Bookstore where you can enjoy $10 off with a minimum purchase of $49 nett or $4.90 off with minimum purchase of $25 nett. Terms and conditions apply.


Celebrate National Day with Singapore Sports Hub

Head to the Experience Sports Carnival at the Singapore Sports Hub with Kids’ Free-Play@ Experience, Sand Art, Mini Sports Stations, Bouncy Castle and Balloon Giveaways. Enjoy a live screening of the National Day Parade at OCBC Square at 5pm.

Sport Hub


Sentosa Celebrates National Day

Recollect memories with the family at Sentosa at the Merlion Plaza where you can “Rewind” to the ‘60s with costumes and play like a kampong kid at Palawan Beach. Live performances will also be held throughout the day.



BBQ Under the Stars – National Day Edition

Enjoy a special Singapore-flavoured BBQ buffet at the Port of Lost Wonder with local delights like satay. Catch a live screening of the National Day Parade on a big screen. Other National Day activities will be held at Port throughout the day.


Plan a Movie Night In

StarHub is offering a free preview of over 160 channels from 12 pm, Friday, 8 August until 6 pm on Monday, 11 August. Invite friends over and have a movie marathon!


Esplanade: I Like Singapore

Esplanade celebrates National Day with performances, kampong games at the Concourse, face painting and crafts. Plus, the Esplanade provides a front row seat to the National Day fireworks display!

I LIKE Singapore



ArtScience Museum: Free Entry to “Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life”

From 9 to 10 August, get free entry to Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life at the ArtScience Museum. Highlights include portraits of celebrities as well as scenes from Annie’s family life.

ART Science


Get a Heritage T-shirt

There is no better time than National Day to dress up the family in red-and-white.We love these heritage t-shirts, especially the Dragon and Pelican Playgrounds designs. Available from Giordano outlets around Singapore.



Singapore Philatelic Museum: DC Super Heroes Open House

Be a super hero for a day and pose in super heroes costumes at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Make your own Super Heroes Stamps & Buttons. Free admission for all on 9 August.

SPM Open House



Mint Museum of Toys

From 8 to 9 August, visitors born in the month of August get free entry to the Mint Museum of Toysand others enjoy 30% off museum entry. There will also be traditional kampong games taking place on over the weekend.

Mint Museum


National Museum of Singapore & Singapore Art Museum Open House

Celebrate Singapore’s 49th Birthday at the National Museum of Singapore and take part in crafts and make a paper outfit for a paper doll, create your own mask and play old school games such as Flag Eraser Game, zero-point and hopscotch.
Across the street at the Singapore Art Museum, there will also be an Open House from 10 am to 7 pmwith free activities ranging from art-making in the dark and kaleidoscope-making! Help create a giant mural of Singapore’s beautiful cityscape too!

NMS Open House


National Day Promotions at Snow City

9 to 31 August 2014, Snow City will be offering $49 promotions in celebration of Singapore’s 49th birthday. Enjoy a two-hour snow play session at $49 for 4 pax (usual price: $92-112 for 4 pax) at Snow City and a one-hour sport climbing taster session at The Cliff for $49 for 4 pax (usual price: $80 for 4 pax).

Snow City

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