SG52 is fast approaching (and with it a juicy Wednesday public holiday to nicely divide up the working week).
While many will take the opportunity to fly away for an extended weekend holiday, those that are put off by public holiday airfares will be looking for things to do on the Little Red Dot without spending bucket loads of cash.
Fireworks @ The Float
Though seats at the National Stadium Parade will be long gone (and only available to Citizens and PRs), a trip down to Marina Bay – and particularly in the vicinity of the floating platform – is a safe bet for those who enjoy spectacular fireworks and dazzling airplane flybys courtesy of the Republic of Singapore Air Force.
More info: www.ndp.org.sg
When: 9 August
Where: Marina Bay (Best views on the East side)
How much: Free
Singapore Sports Hub
Fresh of the back of hosting the International Champions Cup, the Singapore Sports Hub offers a variety of activities for young and old to celebrate National Day. From Monster Trucks to Bouncy Castles and a family friendly carnival, there’s enough going on to fill up your whole day before heading West for the fireworks.
More info: www.sportshub.com.sg
When: 9 August
Where: Singapore Sports Hub
The Merlion @ Sentonsa
Singapore’s iconic statue at the mouth of the Singapore River is very much interwoven in the history of the island nation. But it is the replica giant Merlion on Sentosa that will be a venue for festivities up until 27 August with a National Day-inspired light show.
More info: www.sentosa.com.sg/sosingapore
When: Until 27 August, 7.45PM; 8.15PM; 8.45PM; 9.15PM (plus 9.45PM & 10.45PM on weekends, eve of public holiday and public holiday)
Where: Merlion, Sentosa
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