Ideas on how to spend the upcoming National Day

Watch National Day Parade. 

Let’s be honest. When was the last time you watched the National Day Parade, be it live on the stands or from the television in the comfort of your home? We know it is definitely not easy to get the live tickets so the latter option is probably going to apply for more people.  

Spend some time with your family or friends, prepare a great meal together and then sit back and enjoy a patriotic night enjoying the food and show. Some of highlights of the yearly show that are not to be missed got to be the free-fall jumps by Red Lions (Singapore Armed Forces Parachute Team), the singing of National Day songs and the breath-taking firework show at the end of the parade. It is time to bring back those childhood memories and belt out classic National songs such as “This is Home, truelyyy” or “Where I belonggg, where I keep my heart and soul”. 

What is your personal favourite National Day song? 


Day out exploring the country 

Since National Day parade typically starts only in the early evening time, there is more than half the day of free time that you can make use of. No better day to learn more about the history of Singapore that the National Day itself.  

One option is to visit the National Museum of Singapore, the nation's oldest museum that seeks to inspire with stories of Singapore and the world. The museum’s history dates back to 1849, when it opened on Stamford Road as the Raffles Library and Museum. Best thing is, Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents (please present Pink or Blue NRIC for scanning) and Children 6 years and below (any nationality) enjoy free admission to all galleries! 

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There are also many heritage trials worth a visit. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cultural rich trails, such as Little India, Kampong Glam and Chinatown. 

If museums, culture and history is not your thing, there are many other beautiful places in Singapore to visit. Why not be a tourist for a day and revisit the popular landmarks of Singapore. Some examples include Jewel Changi Airport, Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands and more! 


Explore the food heaven 

Singapore is well known to be a food heaven. There are all kinds of international food from all over the world, and also local delicacies that nothing can beat. Spend this National day exploring or re-trying some of the local favourites – from Chicken Rice to Laksa to the yummy Chilli Crabs!