Celebrate Singapore this National Day no matter where you are – here’s a compilation of the hottest hits that’s one for the calendars.
24 July 2020 / By SGN
Remember the times, so fine, when we participated in the National Day Parade, whether at the Padang, National Stadium, the Floating Platform or at the Sports Hub?
August 9th is a special day for all Singaporeans as we come together to celebrate Singapore’s independence – this year is no different! There is plenty to do no matter where you are this National Day and we have compiled just the (play)list for you:
“There’s No Place I’d Rather Be”
Whether you’ve walked the streets of Cairo or have seen the neon signs on old Broadway, Singapore is still home in our hearts. Stay as One United People even if you’re away from home this National Day. Here is a list of National Day events (no funpack, but definitely fun-packed!) events happening near you:
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|Australia & New Zealand|
|Whole of Australia||9 August||2pm – 3pm (AEST)||Yes||Singapore High Commission in Canberra and Singapore Global Network||Registration
|Adelaide, Australia||9 August||5.15pm (ADL time)||No||Singapore Association (University of Adelaide)||Register
|Brisbane, Australia||9 August||3.30pm – 8.00pm (AEST)||No||University of Queensland Singapore Students’ Society||Register
|Canberra, Australia||9 August||TBC||No||Australian National University Singapore Students’ Association|
|Perth, Australia||9 August||12pm (AWST)||No||WA Singapore Business Connect Inc|
|Perth, Australia||9 August||3pm – 6pm (AWST)||No||Singapore Western Australia Network (SWAN)||Register
|Wellington, New Zealand||13 August||5.30pm (NZST)||No||Singapore High Commission in Wellington||Register
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|North East Asia|
|Whole of China||8 August||17:00-18:00||Yes||Beijing Mission||Register
|Beijing||9 August||18:00-22:00||No||Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China (SingCham)||Email
|Tokyo, Japan||9 August||15:00 (JST)||Yes||Tokyo Mission||TBC|
|Seoul, Korea||16 August||20.00 (KST)||Yes||Seoul Mission||Register|
|Taipei, Taiwan||9 August||TBC||No||Singaporeans in Taiwan|
|Osaka, Japan||9 August||TBC||Yes||The Merlion Club in Japan|
|South East Asia|
|Bangkok, Thailand||29 August||12 – 2.30pm (BKT)||No||Singapore Club of Thailand||Email
|Jakarta, Indonesia||1 August||TBC||Yes||Singapore Association in Indonesia||Email
|Jakarta, Indonesia||5 August||TBC||Yes||Singapore Embassy in Jakarta||Email
|Phnom Penh, Cambodia||7 August||6.30 pm (TBC)||No||Singapore Embassy Phnom Penh||Register
|Hanoi, Vietnam||9 August||16:00-22:00 (VNT)||No||Singapore Business Association of Vietnam||Email
|Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||9 August||17:00 – 21:00 (VNT)||No||Singapore Business Group||Email
|Yangon, Myanmar||10 August||19:00-21:00 (MMT)||Yes||Yangon Mission, in collaboration with the Music Society of Myanmar (MSM)|
|Whole of US||8 August||20:00-20:30 (EDT)||Yes||Fat Kids Are Harder to Kidnap, supported by Mrs Gouri Mirpuri||Register|
|Whole of US||9 August||12:00 (EDT)||Yes||Singapore Embassy in Washington DC, Singapore Consulate in New York, Singapore Consulate-General in San Francisco and Singapore Global Network||Facebook
|Bay Area, United States||8 August||18:00-20:00 (PDT)||Yes||SingaporeConnect||Register
|Houston, United States||22 August||TBC||No||Malaysian Singaporean Association of Houston (MSAH)|
|Houston, United States||8 August||TBC||Yes||Singaporeans in Houston|
|Detroit, United States||8 August||16:00 – 20:00 (EDT)||Yes||Singaporeans in Michigan|
|UK & Europe|
|Paris||8 August||11:00- 12:00||Yes||Paris Mission|
|Brussels||13 July -26 July &
27 July – 8 August
|Berlin||9 August||11:00- 11:30||Yes||Berlin Mission|
|Norway||TBC||TBC||TBC||MFA (Europe Desk)|
|London||1 August||11:00-12:00 (GMT+1)||Yes||Singapore Global Network||Website|
|London||2 August||11:00-12:00 (GMT+1)||Yes||Singapore Global Network||Website|
|London||9 August||14:00-15:00 (GMT+1)||Yes||Singapore Global Network||Website|
If you are having any celebrations and would like to list it here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details!
Joining any celebration with friends this National Day? Remember to hashtag #SGNcelebrates #OurHeartforSG and share the joy with us at SGN!
It’s not a celebration without plenty of fun activities lined up. If you’re celebrating the big day away from home, click here for all you need to have a blast! If you’re organising a celebration to bring the overseas Singaporean community together, find out if you are eligible to apply for our Funding Programme here.
Whenever I am feeling low, I look around *my pantry* and I know – if you’re stuck home this National Day, why not dig into some Singapore flavours? Nothing spells out home than a comforting plate full of your local favourites – better yet, these are so simple to make!
Here’s a tip for your trip to the local Asian grocer. Pick up some quick-whip essentials and put together an easy, taste-of-local meal at any time with the good ol’ sambal, laksa or chicken rice paste!
Now that your tummies are all filled up, why not Stand Up in the spirit of Singapore and decorate the house? Psst… you might want to get the kids to help with this! Print out this National Day bunting design and whip out some scissors to cut out themed streamers that you make your home feel just like Home again.
If the past few months of stay-home measures have made you a pro in front of the camera, come and join the Our Heart For Singapore (#OurHeartForSG) campaign to share your reflections, words of thanks, and aspirations for our motherland.
- Stories: Share how you overcome challenges brought about by COVID-19.
- Gratitude: Express your appreciation for your families, those on the frontlines and community heroes who stepped up.
- Songs: Belt out your favourite NDP songs, or simply write your own! Did you know that the iconic song, “Where I Belong”, was written and composed by Tanya Chua as part of the Sing Singapore project?
- Pledges: Pen your hopes for Singapore and how you will commit to making a difference.
“One People, One Nation, One Singapore”
This year’s National Day Parade will be a digitalised experience – which means that even if you’re miles away from home, you can still join in the fun as One People, One Nation, One Singapore! Themed activities will run from morning to night on August 9th and live broadcasts will be made available on TV and internet platforms.
Catch the live stream on NDPeeps YouTube Page:
Here are the event highlights you cannot miss:
“Song for Singapore”
What is National Day without jamming to a specially composed NDP theme song? This year’s song, aptly titled “Everything I Am” includes themes of family, togetherness, kindness, and gratitude. Performed by Nathan Hartono, this is one song that tugs at the cockles of our hearts and reminds us of the unwavering community spirit we have in this little red dot.
Wherever you are on 9th August, soak in the Singapore spirit and *stream* a song for Singapore on our National Day Spotify playlist now!