The lion city is turning 57 this year with the message- Stronger Together, Majulah! Perhaps a much-needed message for Singapore and the world after the last couple of years. It’s the time to celebrate the liberation of Singapore with abundance, laughter, and joy.
Since its independence from Malaysia, Singapore has been on a swift path to development and growth. The citizens of this proud nation always celebrate this day by showing their love for their country. Whether singing patriotic songs or partying till they drop, Singaporeans surely know how to make any occasion grand.
An occasion like this should be celebrated with local festivals, events, parades, fireworks, and the most important of them all -food. Here are all the must-do activities for this year’s national day celebrations.
National day parade
Marina Bay’s floating platform will once again be dazzled with the heroes of Singapore showcasing their strength and love for the country on the 9th of August. A breath-taking parade, a speech from the country’s leader, and the other entertaining acts of the celebrations will keep you rooted to your seats till the end.
Don’t feel disheartened if you couldn’t get your hands on the exclusive tickets to the parade, you can still enjoy the entire show live from the comfort of your home. This year’s theme is dedicated to the frontline workers and the story of Singapore’s fight against the pandemic.
Dine along the Singapore river
The Fullerton Hotel lets you enjoy a hearty meal while enjoying the national parade on a large tv screen alongside the Singapore river. Give your taste buds a treat with authentic dishes and a special menu curated for the national day celebrations. You can enjoy dishes like mud crab, fish tempura, crab cakes, and chicken satay paired with your favorite drink.
Join the Garden Festival
If you are a fan of horticulture or simply enjoy the beauty of charming flowers, this place is for you. Join this rich experience at Singapore Botanic Garden to get lost in the beauty of nature. You will be able to get a special show of spectacular orchids at the orchid garden along with other flower and plant breeds.
This year, they have planned special shows and partnered up with vendors to provide beautiful plants and other gardening equipment for the customers. Besides that, if you want to buy some exotic and breathtaking flowers and bouquets, visit FlowerAdvisor to get your hands on the freshest flowers.
Gardens by the Bay concert
Gardens by the Bay and MediaCorp have arranged a dazzling concert to make the national day even more exciting. Expect entertaining hosts like DJs Jean Danker and Joakim Gomez along with outstanding performances of Alaric Tay, Yung Raja, Annette Lee, actress Rui En and Singapore Idol Taufik Batisah, and many more. Wait, that’s not all. This year, the honorable president will also grace the event, making it even more special. So book your tickets at the earliest and enjoy the show with your friends and family.
Fireworks at Heartlands
What better way to wind up the celebrations than witnessing the phenomenal fireworks display in the Singapore sky? Make sure that you are near one of these places like Jurong West Stadium, Bedok Stadium, the field in front of Ang Mo Kio Public Library, Woodlands Stadium, or the site of former Tampines Junior College between 8.15 pm to 8.25 pm to experience this spectacular scene.
Make sure to grab a snack hamper, sweets, and drinks to enjoy this experience to the fullest.
Since this day is about celebrating freedom, give yourself the freedom to enjoy good food, drinks, and the company of your closest ones.
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