7 Ways to Celebrate National Day 2022

Whether you’re in Singapore or abroad, here’s how you can celebrate Singapore’s birthday with gusto.

15 Jul 2022 / By SGN

It’s that time of the year again – to bring out the face paint and get all decked out in red and white to show our love for Singapore!

Whether you’re gathering with friends and family, watching the Parade live at Marina Bay, or celebrating from home in a faraway land, here are various ways to join in the festivities as we unite as one people, one nation, one Singapore. 🇸🇬🎆

Online Celebrations

1. National Day Parade Livestream

Singaporeans will be out in full force at The Float @ Marina Bay, with this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) showcasing performances by over 2,000 participants before a 25,000-strong audience.

The show segment – titled The Story of Us and directed by veteran actor Adrian Pang – will celebrate our emergence from pandemic over the past two years. One of its five chapters, Lights in the Dark, will pay tribute to the fortitude of Singapore’s frontline workers and feature a moving performance by singer-songwriter Aisyah Aziz.

If you can’t catch the parade in person, tune in live on 9 August via the official NDPeeps YouTube page.

2. SGN Presents: Singapore @ Home

Brought to you by Singapore Global Network in collaboration with Dick Lee Asia and mm2 Asia, the second edition of Singapore @ Home promises a fun and entertaining line-up that will connect Singaporeans across the world this National Day.

Helmed by creative director Hossan Leong, who will also take on hosting duties alongside Siti Khalijah, the 6-hour programme is jam-packed with short films about familiar sights and tastes of Singapore, captivating stories of overseas Singaporeans and homegrown brands, as well as musical performances by artistes such as Taufik Batisah, Annette Lee and Benjamin Kheng.

Look forward to live quizzes that test your Singapore knowledge and exciting games including Word-leh!, the Singlish version of Wordle.

We’re also funding watch parties (virtual or physical), so gather your friends and family for the occasion! Find out more and register today at the Singapore @ Home event page.

3. SGN Events Around the World

All around the world, Singapore Global Network is supporting National Day celebrations organised by Singaporeans abroad. Visit the pages below or contact the organisers to learn more about physical and virtual events happening near you.

If you’re attending any of these events, don’t forget to post about them on social media and tag #SGNcelebrates and @singaporeglobalnetwork! Or email us at hello@singaporeglobalnetwork.sg if you would like to add your event to the list!

CityDatePhysical / VirtualOrganiserDetails
Adelaide13-Aug-22PhysicalSSAs of the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, Flinders University 
Adelaide13-Aug-22PhysicalSingapore Business and Social AssociationFacebook
Brisbane6-Aug-22PhysicalSingapore Club of QueenslandFacebook
Brisbane9-Aug-22PhysicalUniversity of Queensland SSS, Queensland University of Technology SSAInstagram
Melbourne13-Aug-22TBCSingaporeans of VictoriaInstagramFacebookLinkedIn
Perth9-Aug-22PhysicalWestern Australia Business ConnectWebsite / Email
Perth7-Aug-22PhysicalSingapore Western Australia Network – SWANFacebook
Sydney9-Aug-22PhysicalTemasek Club NSW, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, Macquarie University Register
Sydney13-Aug-22PhysicalTemasek Club NSWFacebook
Beijing6th Aug 2022PhysicalSingCham Beijing Website
Shanghai13th Aug 2022PhysicalSingCham ShanghaiRegister
Shenzhen26th Aug 2022PhysicalSingCham Guangdong/Guangxi Website
Guangzhou5th Aug 2022PhysicalSingCham Guangdong/Guangxi Website
Chong Qing5th Aug 2022PhysicalSingCham Chongqing Website
Qingdao13th Aug 2022PhysicalSingcham Qingdao Website
Hong Kong6th Aug 2022PhysicalSingcham Hong Kong/ Mission HK/ SG Association HK Website
Taipei6th Aug 2022PhysicalTaipei MissionEmail
Xiamen26-Aug-22PhysicalXiamen MissionEmail
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam9-Aug-22PhysicalSingapore Business Group, Ho Chi MinhWebsite 
Hanoi, Vietnam9-Aug-22PhysicalSingapore Business Association Vietnam, HanoiWebsite 
Whole of US9-Aug-22VirtualWashington DC Mission and SGNFacebook
Seattle7-Aug-22Physical Singaporeans in SeattleRegister 
San Diego21-Aug-22Physical Singma Club (Singaporeans+Malaysians in San Diego)Facebook 
Hawaii13-Aug-22Physical Singapore Club HawaiiFacebook
Atlanta6-Aug-22Physical Singaporeans in Metro AtlantaFacebook 
Boston30-Jul-22Physical My Boston SingaporeansRegister
New York5-Aug-22PhysicalDear Singapore… Love, BonitoRegister
New York9-Aug-22PhysicalSupermomos x SGN Coming soon!
UK & EUROPE       
GermanyOngoingPhysicalSGinDE (6 locations across Germany) Facebook
Geneva, Switzerland24 SeptPhysicalGeneva Mission TBC
Brussels, BelgiumSeptPhysicalBrussels Mission TBC
Paris, France17-Sep-22PhysicalParis Mission TBC
London, UK7-Aug-22PhysicalSYNC  TBC
London, UK11-Aug-22PhysicalNUS Alumni London Email
London, UKTBCPhysical/VirtualSingapore High Commission TBC
London, UK7-Aug-22PhysicalSingapore UK Association (SUKA) Website / Facebook
Doha, Qatar25-Aug-22PhysicalEmbassy of the Republic of Singapore DohaRegister

Looking to organise a celebration for the Singaporean community around you? We’d like to help! Check out our SGN Funding Programme for more details.

4. Voice & Dance of the Nation

National Day wouldn’t be complete without rousing, heart-stirring songs, and here’s your chance to join voices with your fellow Singaporeans while showing off your best moves!

Record a video of yourself singing or dancing to this year’s National Day theme song ‘Stronger Together’ and stand to win a pair of tickets to the National Day Parade or a plushie of mascot August and be featured in the official National Day montages.

Visit Voice of the Nation and Dance of the Nation for more details and submit your entries by 31 July.

Celebrations in Singapore

5. Heartland Festivities

Our Singapore heartlands are coming to life over the weekend before National Day with carnivals in Geylang Serai, Buona Vista, Bishan–Ang Mo Kio, Punggol and Sembawang. Expect family activities, exhibitions, musical and dance performances, and thrilling freefall jumps by the Singapore Armed Forces Parachute Team, better known as the Red Lions.

Don’t miss the spectacular fireworks displays happening at five locations around the island on 9 August! You can find carnival tickets and more details on the official webpage.

6. National Museum Light-up

From now till 10 August, the facade of the National Museum of Singapore will light up daily from 7.30pm to midnight with the colours and symbols that represent our country. It’s a perfect photo opportunity for you and your loved ones! As a bonus, admission to all galleries in the museum is also free from 6 to 9 August.

7. Feast Up for Singapore

Nothing unites Singaporeans more than our love for food. 😋

If you’re after a National Day buffet feast that pays tribute to our culinary heritage, try the multi-ethnic spread at Grand Hyatt Singapore’s Straits Kitchen, which includes ikan bakar sambal, banana fritters and fried durian balls. For something a little more adventurous, check out Racines at Sofitel Singapore City Centre, which serves fusion dishes such as curry capellini and laksa gravlax.

Over at 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, the Asian appetiser platter offers scrumptious bites of chilli king crab and satay kueh pie tee, while famed burger bar 25 Degrees has a limited-edition chicken rendang burger to commemorate the special occasion. You can also check out these National Day coupons, available for dine-in and delivery options for every palate – whether it’s dim sum, fast food, nasi lemak, pizza or high tea.

Can’t make it back to Singapore? Recreate a taste of home with these delectable recipes from friends of SGN!

Wherever you are, and however you choose to celebrate this August, we hope you’ll have a wonderful and memorable time. Here’s wishing our beloved Singapore a very Happy 57th National Day! ❤️🤍

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