A playlist of what to do this NDP 2020

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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City Date Time Online Organiser Details
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 Email
Perth, Australia 9 August 12pm (AWST) No WA Singapore Business Connect Inc Email
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
Email / Facebook
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 Email
Osaka, Japan 9 August TBC Yes The Merlion Club in Japan Email
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) Facebook
North America
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) Email
Houston, United States 8 August TBC Yes Singaporeans in Houston Email
Detroit, United States 8 August 16:00 – 20:00 (EDT) Yes Singaporeans in Michigan Email
UK & Europe
Paris 8 August 11:00- 12:00 Yes Paris Mission Email
Brussels 13 July -26 July &
27 July – 8 August
TBC No Brussels Mission Email
Berlin 9 August 11:00- 11:30 Yes Berlin Mission Email
Norway TBC TBC TBC MFA (Europe Desk) Email
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 hello@singaporeglobalnetwork.sg 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: 

Click here for the full programme details and remember to tune in! Infographic Credit: NDP 2020

“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! 

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