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The Scene What To Do This National Day 2019 Besides Watching The Parade

What To Do This National Day 2019 Besides Watching The Parade

What To Do This National Day 2019 Besides Watching The Parade
By Amelia Yeo
August 02, 2019
If you are still undecided about your National Day plans, fret not, as these alternative events around Singapore will get you into the celebratory spirit
Image: Cé La Vi
 

1/7 Majulah! National Day Fiesta at Cé La Vi

What Arguably the best spot in Singapore to watch the National Day fireworks, Cé La Vi will be hosting its annual Majuah! National Day Fiesta on its decks from noon till 10pm for the whole family to revel in the nation's birthday spirit. With an outdoor Singapore-style barbeque, nostalgic games, as well as groovy Afro-Latin, House and Nu-disco beats to look forward to, amp up your National Day afternoon and secure your spot in the heart of all the action, 57 levels above the iconic Marina Bay waterfront.  

When August 9 

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(Image: The Local People)
(Image: The Local People)

2/7 I Am Citizen

What Three years and countless art markets later, The Local People, the people behind some of the country's coolest markets supporting homegrown artists and their crafts, will hold a fun and alternative way for folks to celebrate National Day this year. Held in light of the nation's 54th birthday, the next signature art market will be held at the former St. Andrew's Mission Hospital and will see a live streaming of the parade itself, alongside a wide array of art booths selling adorable trinkets inspired by local metaphors in a homage to the nation's birthday and the Singaporean national identity. 

When August 9

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Image: National Gallery
Image: National Gallery

3/7 National Day Open House at the National Museum

What There is something interesting for everyone at the National Museum that highlights some of the country's most fascinating narratives this National Day. If you have ever wondered about how food products were packaged back in the late 19th century, head to the museum's special Packaging Matters exhibition where you'll be able to see a fascinating collection of artifact collections from then.

History buffs will be able to take a walk down memory lane as they journey through 700 years of history, while film enthusiasts can gather at The Salon to catch an immersive line-up of 15 short films, each featuring Singaporeans who have chosen to give back to society between the 1970s and 1990s. Kids are also included in the fun as a series of physical activities such as a colouring competition, scavenger hunt, and racing simulator seek to keep them wildly entertained.

When August 9 and 10

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(Related: The Important Role Of Private Giving In The Preservation Of Cultural Heritage)

 

4/7 Heritage Hurray!

What The Singaporean identity is rooted in a vivid composition of different cultures, a deep passion for food, and a general obsession with cleanliness on our streets and public transportation. The former will then be cultivated in a massive celebration held at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall over the National Day weekend, which aims to bring citizens together to create shared memories based on our rich heritage. Featuring a community art market, an ang ku kueh and kueh lapis vinyl toy painting workshop, and a heritage clay sculpting workshop among many other interactive activities, revel in the nation's birthday celebrations and have a go at these sessions this holiday. 

When August 9 and 10

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Image: SSO
Image: SSO

5/7 Singapore Symphony Orchestra National Day Concert

What There's nothing quite like singing some of the nation's best-loved tunes out loud to fully immerse yourself in the National Day spirit. And to do it with some of Singapore's finest music talents is a definite treat. With conductor Joshua Tan at the helm of it all, the country's King of Swing, Jeremy Monteiro, on the piano, Nawaz Mirajkar on the tabla, and jazz songbird Joanna Dong among many talented others on stage, you're in for a great time at the Esplanade Concert Hall this celebratory weekend. 

When August 10 

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(Related: SSO Benefit Gala Dinner: Rhapsody With The Symphony)

Image: Gardens by the Bay
Image: Gardens by the Bay

6/7 Garden Rhapsody

What Bask under the spectacular supertrees as homegrown talents such as Joanna Dong, Aisyah Aziz, Rani Singam and Linying take centre stage and serenade you with their unique renditions of Singapore classics. 

When Till August 29

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(Image: Gardens by the Bay)
(Image: Gardens by the Bay)
(Image: Gardens by the Bay)
(Image: Gardens by the Bay)
(Image: Gardens by the Bay)
 

7/7 Orchid Extravaganza 2019

What Singapore's iconic flower dome transforms into a playground of the nation's colourful landmarks, decorated in beautiful orchids as envisioned by designer Yang Derong and singer-songwriter Dick Lee. Among the 15,000 blooms from more than 80 varieties, Singapore's very own heritage orchids such as the Aranda Bertha Braga and Aranthera Anne Black are also featured as part of the display, which melds stunning floral artistry and elements of pop art to create a one-of-a-kind floral landscape for all to enjoy. 

When Till September 15

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