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National Day 2017: 3 Free Things to do for SG52

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.

You can add to this dazzling display of audio visual mastery by downloading the marq+ app in the Apple or Google Play app stores to add an interactive feel to the 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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