Once again 9 August is just around the corner and it’s time for us to wish Singapore a happy 49th Birthday! What better way to do it than paint the town red (and white).
Now if you haven’t filled your calendar yet, here are a few things you can do to celebrate our nation’s birthday.
National Day Parade (NDP)
Come 9 August, the [email protected] Bay is set to be awash in a sea of red and white. NDP 2014 celebrates our people who have the will to stand up for our independence, and who care for each other. Together, we have built Singapore: a good home to raise our children, and where we truly belong. This is the spirit that is captured in this year’s theme, “Our People, Our Home”, which also calls on Singaporeans to come together to create a better future for Singapore.
Get together and sing-along to NDP favorites such as ‘Home’, ‘Stand Up for Singapore’ and the evergreen ‘One People, One Nation, One Singapore’. You’ll also get the change to see our paratroopers in action as they drop in and thrill the crowd. Of course, no National Day Parade is ever complete without a spectacular fireworks display.
For more information, visit the NDP website.
Witness a Guiness World Record in the making
Be a part of history this National Day when 160 DJs will come together to attempt to break the Guiness World Record for the most number of disc jockey performances at one location. The attempt will be held at the Marina Barrage as part of the National Day carnival.
The DJs will play one song each and transition from one DJ to the next until the record is broken. An official Guinness World Record adjudicator from London will be overseeing the attempt.
The festivities will run from 11am to midnight with stuff for the whole family in the form of food stalls, games, activities and a live screening of the National Day Parade. The barrage will also be the perfect location to take in the fireworks display.
If you still haven’t had your fill, then stay on for the after party and groove the night away.
We: Defining Stories @ The National Museum
Why not take the opportunity to take a plunge in Singapore’s history at the National Museum. We: Defining Stories presents a series of photojournalistic images of the iconic moments in Singapore’s post-war years from the 1950s till 2013.
The exhibition is a collaboration with The Straits Times, which presents a unique opportunity for everyone to revisit some of the more significant events in our nation’s history, and reflect upon our own experiences that were borne out of these moments.
Admission is FREE and for more information visit The National Museum website.
One Fit Nation: 49-er Challenge @ Safra Toa Payoh
For the fitness buffs out there, celebrate Singapore’s 49th birthday by taking part in One Fit Nation – 49er Challenge at Safra To a Payoh! They’ve got a bunch of challenges lined up to push you to your limit such as 49 seconds planking, 49 sit-ups, 49 burps, 49 metres shuttle run and 49 jumping jacks.
Repeat the challenges as many times as you can and stand a chance to win attractive prizes worth more than $1000!
There will also be an exciting line up of FREE for all activities like face painting and temporary tattoo booth! Sing-along with our musical performances by local schools from 4pm and catch the National Day Parade “LIVE” on the mega TV screen!
For more information, and other National Day Events by Safra, visit their website.
The National Day Pub Crawl
So , the parade’s not really your thing and what you really want to do is party through the holiday. The National Day Pub Crawl returns on 8 and 9 August 2014 (Friday and Saturday) for 2 days of party and fun.
It’s time to go wild and unleash the party animal in you as the Pub Crawl takes you on an unforgettable journey to the best nightlife hotspots in the Lion City! The itinerary is slightly different for both days, which promises 2 days of unique fun.
On both days The Pub Crawl will bring the ‘Crawlers’ to 4 bars where the’ll have free shots and exclusive drink deals all set up for you. On Friday though, the Pub Crawl will end at a Street Party where you grove to the music throughout the night. On Saturday, the Pub Cawl will end at a Pool Party! So bring your change of clothes and prepare for some wet and wild fun.
Tickets are limited and priced at the following:
★ Single Ticket Price: S$30 (while stocks last)
★ Special Group Price for 4pax: $112
Want to attend both the Wet and Dry pub crawls?
★ Super Single Combo – 2 Days $55
★ Super Group Combo (4 pax) – 2 Days $200
How to purchase your tickets:
1. Via Peatix: nationaldaypubcrawl.peatix.
2. Via WATSinside, download WATSinside (FREE from the App Store or Google Play) & REGISTER for the event. Payment via Paypal. Flash your mVite when you go to the Fat Pigeon on the day itself.
Registration begins from 6.30pm – 7.00pm at the ‘Fat Pigeon Statue‘ – Beside UOB Plaza, 80 Raffles Place.
For ticket inquiries, contact Singapore Pub Crawl at 9640 5611.
*Admission for 18 & above only
Friday, 8 Aug: Strictly no shorts/flip flops/sandals/bermudas
Saturday, 9 Aug: Wet event.