National Day

National Day 2021: #SGNCelebrates! 

Singapore turns 56 on 9 August 2021! No matter where in the world you may be, we can’t wait to celebrate National Day with you. 

Join us in our epic virtual National Day celebration for Singapore (coming soon!)sing and dance for Singapore, check out the cute craft projects and colouring activities for the whole family, and find out the ongoing celebrations in your city with your fellow Singapore communities, and many more.

We’re so excited to see how our SGN community marks Singapore’s National Day around the world, so join in the party by including the hashtag  #SGNcelebrates or tag @singaporeglobalnetwork in your posts for a chance to be featured on SGN’s social media!  


National Day Celebrations Around the World

Catch the party of the year

Join Singapore Global Network at our first-ever virtual global show as we celebrate Singapore @ Home with you on 7 August 2021! Produced by Dick Lee and hosted by Hossan Leong, come reminisce about what Home means to you, as we experience moments of magic with local celebrities, Irene Ang, Suhaimi Yusof, Sylvia Chan and Kumar. You also get to join us on virtual tours of your favourite spots in Singapore, and spotlights on fellow Singaporeans chasing their passions all around the world, and a local favourite – lucky draw! This is the online event not to be missed!

While the National Day Parade is being postponed to 21 August to keep everyone safe, there is no reason not to look forward to it! Keep a lookout for more details on the official NDP website. This year, the theme for NDP is “Together, Our Singapore Spirit”. Do also check out the NDP 2021 Theme song “The Road Ahead”.

Virtual Choir & Virtual Dance 

Love to sing and dance? As we celebrate Singapore’s 56th birthday, Singaporeans from all around the world are invited to be a part of this year’s NDP theme song, “The Road Ahead” by joining in this year’s NDP Virtual Choir and Virtual Dance. Watch the instructional videos and remember to submit your entries!

Celebrations around the world

Singapore communities everywhere are organising gatherings this August. Whether it is an digital or physical event – find one near you! We have an events listing coming up soon! If you are organising an event in your city and want to feature it on our website, drop us an email at - Coming soon!

Fun Activities with Family & Friends

Just how well do you know Singapore? 

Whether you lived in Singapore for 3 months or 30 years, you have to agree that our culture is quirky and unlike any other. Since National day is coming up, let’s see how well you know our little red dot!

If you enjoyed this and are keen to have a trivia competition with your friends, here are the full list of 56 questions about Singapore as she turns 56!

Get Crafty! 

Get into the celebratory mood with these easy, no-sew DIY National Day buntings. Also unleash your creative side and get the little ones involved in this Troops on Prints x SGN cute colouring book! For more activities, check them out here!

Almost as good as being there

Are you celebrating online this year? Transport yourself to Singapore with these National Day themed  Zoom backgrounds!

Perhaps something for your little ones? Join Merli and his friends as they embark on adventures around Singapore. See if you can spot other uniquely Singaporean elements in this series!

Or looking to watch some local films? Fifteen Singapore filmmakers have come together in a ground-up effort to a show a lesser-told side of Singaporeans from the 1970s to the 1990s.

Need a dose of cuteness? Download the August the Merlion sticker packs and share them with your friends!

Tune in to Singapore @ Home from 7-9 August with your children and participate in the Mandarin Tree Chinese School Playgroup Session. Print these craft and flashcard materials before watching the videos. Happy learning!

Singalong Singapore!  

Did you know that “Majulah Singapura” was composed in 1958 by the late Encik Zubir Said. Download the National Anthem here

Have you had a listen to our NDP2021 theme song “The Road Ahead”? The song tells of the adversity Singapore has faced throughout its history, and about how the nation has overcome the odds! We have rounded up all the years of National Day Theme songs on our YouTube playlist here all the way back to 1998’s Home!

Also, check out our essential Spotify playlist every August. Of course, it features everyone’s favourites! (Check out this year’s new line-up of chillax LoFi beats from NDPeeps too!)  

Local Recipes for the Occasion

The way to every Singaporean’s heart… is through our stomachs. Check out these tried-and-tested recipes from fellow Singaporean in Texas, Jolene aka Miss Crumbs A Lot! Satay, Chee Kweh ,Tikka Masala, Chicken Rice, Nonya Kueh and even gem biscuits – are you hungry yet? 

Chwee Kueh

Tikka Masala
Nonya Kueh

Fund Your Own Celebrations

Thinking of rounding up the folks in your city to celebrate? You may tap on the Singapore Global Network Funding Programme (SGNFP) to grow and sustain connections of Singapore’s family and friends! This National Day, we have enhanced the funding programme just for you!

Planning to purchase National Day goodies for event attendees? Or looking to tap on software for a virtual National Day event? These are some of the items you could receive 100% funding for!  Check out our SGNFP today and start planning your very own celebrations!