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The Scene 8 Activities To Do Over The National Day Long Weekend

8 Activities To Do Over The National Day Long Weekend

8 Activities To Do Over The National Day Long Weekend
By Amelia Yeo
August 07, 2019
From participating in a cooking masterclass to singing the heartfelt tune of Home at Gardens by the Bay, there is something for everyone to do over the long National Day weekend this year

1/8 Peranakan Food and Fine Wine Masterclass

What Have a go at cooking traditional Peranakan fare this National Day weekend at the Bosch Experience Centre under the supervision of Chef Tinoq Goh, who is also the celebrity stylist who dressed Crazy Rich Asians actress Constance Lau, for the film's premieres in Hollywood and Singapore. 

To celebrate the bold and fiery flavours of Peranakan cuisine, participants will be able to create dishes such as ayam limau purut, which is chicken simmered in an aromatic coconut sauce infused with kaffir lime leaves, prawn sambal tumis, a wonderful sautéed dish of sea prawns in a spicy, sweet and tamarind sauce, as well as sotong hitam, which is fresh squid cooked in squid ink, alongside various red and green chilies for an extra kick and colour. 

To top it off, each dish will be paired with wines from Chile's varied terroir by Marques de Casa Concha, to complement the complex range of flavours throughout the evening. 

When August 7

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2/8 Lil Jon at Marquee

What Singapore's largest nightclub Marquee welcomes award-winning American rapper-producer Lil Jon on the eve of National Day, for a high octane night filled with mega dancefloor hits. Best known for his clubbing anthems such as Get Low, that made it to the Top 10 Billboard charts, and Turn Down For What, the EDM multi-platinum hit in collaboration with fellow artist DJ Snake, the event will surely be a way to elevate your weekend and take late-night revelry to new heights. 

When August 8

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3/8 You Raise Me Up Charity Concert

What The Canadian Alumni Network Singapore looks to give back this National Day, as it hosts its fundraising concert in support of the Children's Cancer Foundation at the Singapore Chinese Orchestra Concert Hall. But unlike other concerts, this is slightly different as it features twelve-year-old pianist Ryan Wang, who is considered a child prodigy with his remarkable talent in the field of music. Wang first played the piano at the age of four, and was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall at the age of five—an honour to be bestowed on musicians both young and old as well. Wang has since performed at numerous events, including the likes of the Canadian Prime Minister's residence and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2012. 

When August 8

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4/8 Supervision by Wild Rice

What Local theatre company Wild Rice's highly-anticipated theatre space at the Funan will finally be open to the public, as the company stages its first show, Supervision, over the National Day weekend. The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre, which spans three floors in the newly renovated mall, is home to Singapore's only thrust stage and sits 358 audience members. 

As audiences follow the relationships between grumpy retiree Teck who suffered a stroke that left him wheelchair-bound, his straightforward daughter, and a young Indonesian domestic worker who was hired as Teck's caregiver, embark on a journey filled with profoundly moving moments, and relish the minutes of joy shared among the characters this National Day.

When August 8-18

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(Related: Wild Rice "Out Of This World" Rice Ball 2018)

Image: UnUsUaL Limited
Image: UnUsUaL Limited

5/8 Westlife The Twenty Tour

What We have all sung their songs out loud at some point—be it in the car or the shower; in, or simply out of tune—Irish boyband Westlife have always got our backs. Performing for one night only at the National Stadium, the iconic quartet celebrates their twentieth anniversary after the band's formation in 1998, bringing back hits such as Uptown Girl and Flying Without Wings

When August 10

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(Related: What To Do This National Day 2019 Besides Watching The Parade)

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

6/8 National Day Concert at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay

What Nestled right within the nation's most prominent garden (that spans 101 hectares) in the heart of the city, this National Day Concert at The Meadows, Gardens By The Bay is an event not to be missed. Held over two days, concert-goers can look forward to performances by some of Singapore's most recognisable personalities such as Dick Lee, Rahimah Rahim, Kit Chan and stand-up comedian Kumar.

For those looking for an outlet to let their national spirit shine through, the concert on the first evening will culminate in a shared recitation of the National Pledge and National Anthem, followed by a heartfelt sing-along session of everyone's favourite National Day song, Home. 

When August 10-11

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7/8 Sentosa GrillFest

What If there's one definite thing that unites us Singaporeans, it's our deeply entrenched passion for food. And what better way is there to spend the long weekend on the Sentosa Siloso beachfront, with a selection of premium grilled meats to enjoy while watching the sunset with closed ones. With 27 restaurant pop-ups, each with a range of sumptuous dishes to whet your appetite, it will leave you feeling spoiled for choice as you bask in the celebratory atmosphere with your fellow Singaporeans. 

When From now till August 12

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(Related: 5 Restaurants And Bars To Check Out At The Raffles Hotel Singapore, Including Long Bar And La Dame De Pic)


8/8 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 From now till September 15

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(Related: Where To Eat On National Day 2019: The Clifford Pier, Tien Court, Ellenborough Market Cafe, Shunjuu Izakaya And More


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