Things to do this National Day!


Celebrate Singapore this National Day no matter where you may be! So, wherever you are in the world, join fellow Singaporeans in celebrating Singapore’s 56th birthday. We have complied a to-do list of what you can do to soak up the National Day vibes and also find out how to catch the NDP 2021!

27 July 2021 / By SGN

August 9th is a special day for all Singaporeans as we come together to celebrate Singapore’s independence – we know that we are missing the big celebrations due to the pandemic but – there is still plenty to do no matter where you are this National Day and we have compiled your National Day to-do list!


Find a party near you!

Here’s a look at the National Day celebrations taking place across the various regions around the world, both physically as well as virtually! Please visit the respective event pages or email the organisers directly for more information!

We would love to see photos or videos from your National Day celebrations! Hashtag your social media posts with #SGNcelebrates or tag us on @singaporeglobalnetwork.

CITYDATE VIRTUALORGANISERDETAILS
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Adelaide, Australia21 AugNoUniversity of Adelaide Singapore AssociationRegister
Canberra, Australia14 AugNoCanberra Singapore ClubRegister / Email
Canberra, Australia21 AugNoAustralian National University Singapore Students AssociationRegister
Melbourne, Australia9 AugYesUniversity of Melbourne Singapore Students SocietyRegister
Perth, Australia9 AugNoWA-Singapore Business Connect IncRegister
Auckland, New Zealand7 AugNoSingapore Club AucklandRegister / Email
Christchurch, New Zealand13 AugNoSingaporeans Living in ChristchurchFacebook
Wellington, New Zealand20 AugNoSingapore High Commission in WellingtonRegister / Email
NORTH EAST ASIA
Beijing7 AugNoSingcham Beijing & Singapore Global NetworkWebsite
Chong Qing21 AugNoSingcham Chong Qing & Singapore Global NetworkWebsite
Guangdong/Guangxi28 AugNoSingcham Guangdong/Guangxi & Singapore Global NetworkWebsite
Hong Kong9 AugYesSingapore Consulate-General in Hong KongEmail
Hong Kong9 AugNoLittle Red Dot, Hong KongEmail
Shandong9 AugNoSingcham Shandong & Singapore Global NetworkWebsite
Shanghai9 AugNoSingapore Global Network & Singapore Consulate-General in ShanghaiEmail
Xiamen20 AugNoSingapore Consulate-General in XiamenEmail
SOUTH EAST ASIA
Manila, Philippines5 AugNoEmbassy of the Republic of Singapore in ManilaRegister
Thailand8 AugYesSingapore Thai Chamber of CommerceRegister
Vientiane, Laos13 AugNoSingapore Embassy in VientianeRegister
NORTH AMERICA
Whole of US8 AugYesSingapore Global Network and Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Washington DCEmail
Whole of US9 AugYesSingaporeGotTalentFacebook / Email
Bay Area San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Boston7 AugHybridSingaporeConnectRegister / Email
New York, US7 AugNoChun ChuaRegister
UK & EUROPE
Berlin, Germany8 AugYesSingapore Embassy in BerlinFacebook
London, UK7 AugNoSYNC: Singaporeans in LondonEmail
London, UK8 AugYesSingapore UK Association (SUKA)Website
Email
Manchester, UK9 AugNoManchester Singapore SocietyEmail
Sheffield, UK21 AugNoSheffield Singapore SocietyEmail
Champagne, France13 AugNoMakan Kakis and Domaine LaculleRegister / Email

If you are having your own celebrations and would like to list it here so others can join in, please email hello@singaporeglobalnetwork.sg with the details!

If you’re organising a celebration to bring the overseas Singaporean community together this National Day, we have enhanced our Funding Programme just for you!


Catch the NDP Live online!

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! A ceremonial parade will be held instead on the original date of Aug 9. Do keep updated on the NDP page for more information on how you can catch the live show.


“This national event brings together Singaporeans from all walks of life, as one united people to affirm our unity and nationhood. The changes this year will enable NDP 2021 to be held in safer conditions, while maintaining that cherished tradition.”

– MINDEF

Remember the times when you rummage through your NDP funpack to look through the discount book? Although there are no funpacks for most of us this year, you can check out the list of e-vouchers that they have put together, there are even some online ones!


Join us virtually in celebrating Singapore’s 56th Birthday!

Join SGN at our first-ever global show to celebrate National Day and what it means to ‘come home’ in our new normal. Featuring a 6-hour long programme hosted by Hossan Leong and produced by Singapore’s own Creative maestro Dick Lee, SGN brings you our inaugural virtual celebration featuring segments with local talents such as Kumar, Irene Ang, Sylvia Chan, Suhaimi Yusof, and performances by brb, Taufik Batisah and Disco Hue.

Catch a glimpse of what others in your community are up to, as we introduce our overseas Singaporeans that have left home to pursue their dreams, and reminisce with them, of what they miss most about Singapore. And join us in a live sing-along session of ‘Home’ with Dick Lee, as he shares his journey and what inspired him to compose what has become the ‘song that unites Singapore’.

You can also look forward to taking a virtual tour through your favourite places in Singapore, led by Discovery Walking Tour’s Alan Chua, and a special viewing of Grandmother Tongue from Wild Rice.

The programme is available on demand throughout the National Day weekend till 9 August. It is exclusively for registered guests only and you also get a chance to win the grand prize of a pair of Singapore Airlines return air tickets so sign up today! Other lucky draw prizes also include staycations and some delicious yummies from Prima Taste!


Participate in a Virtual Dance and Choir

If you are away from home and still want to be a part of the National Day Parade, it is time to get singing and dancing! Gather your friends and family and stand a chance for your video to be featured in this year’s NDP21 Virtual Choir and Dance of the Nation (Virtual Dance).

Watch the introduction videos prepared by August, the merlion, to aid you in submitting your best entry to both Virtual Choir and Virtual Dance videos that will be aired on all NDP social media platforms! The NDP committee would love to showcase all of our fellow Singaporeans and friends globally so let’s show Singapore your songs and dances from all around the world!


Check out our National Day Resources!

We know some of you are missing home, so we have put together a bunch of resources so that you can celebrate this day wherever you are around the world! There are colouring and craft activities for the family, a trivia quiz so you can have your very own Trivia night, a YouTube and Spotify playlist of all the hottest National Day jams, as well as we local recipes to recreate memories of Singapore!


Wherever you are in the world, we hope this brings you a little closer to home!

Happy National Day, from all of us at Team SGN!