5 Ways To Enjoy National Day

Eat, drink, relax and catch the fireworks


Singaporeans love a good party! And this year, as the country turns 51, we're once again ready to celebrate in style. Haven't made plans yet? Consider these fab ideas.

#1 Catch the fireworks

There are many venues you can consider: Nicoll Highway Park, Tanjong Rhu Promenade, The Promontory @ Marina Bay and Kallang Reservoir Park. Get that DSLR camera ready!

#2 Plan a staycay

Pan Pacific Singapore offers a National Day Staycation where they can enjoy various activities within the plush confines of the hotel. Each Pacific Club Room or Suite staycay includes a credit of $30 at award-winning St. Gregory Spa, and a chance to catch the live telecast of the National Day Parade and glimpse of the fireworks display in the comfort of the Pacific Club lounge on Level 38, along with exclusive Club privileges including Champagne breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails and canapés. Click here for more information or to make your reservations.

While there, indulge in National Day promotions such as the National Day Celebratory Seven-Course Set Menu and Dim Sum Buffet at Hai Tien Lo, and a complimentary art exhibition, National Day Celebration, by renowned local artist Tan Choo Kai at Public Art Space (Level 2).


#3 Enjoy a history lesson

From now till 9 August, Kallang Wave Mall is home to a National Heritage Board exhibition that takes visitors on a photographic journey from the very first parade in 1966 all the way to last year’s SG50 party.  It promises a trip down memory lane for some, and a giggle for others at the sight of the retro mass displays — plus a nostalgic look at the former National Stadium.

#4 Eat Singapore's most famous dish

We know what you're thinking — which one? And we say whatever tickles your taste buds. Chicken rice, chilli crab, Hokkien mee, nasi lemak, babi pongteh or wanton mee. Bon appetit!

#5 Get wild

Make the most of the public holiday with a trip to the Singapore Zoological Gardens and River Safari. Singapore citizens and permanent residents can enjoy 51 per cent off bundled admission prices to both attractions. Prefer getting up close to the feathered kind? The Bird Park features 51 per cent off admission prices too.

Photos: National Museum of Singapore / National Heritage Board, zoo.com.sg, burpple.com

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