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. 🇸🇬🎆
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.
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 email@example.com if you would like to add your event to the list!
|City||Date||Physical / Virtual||Organiser||Details|
|AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND|
|Adelaide||13-Aug-22||Physical||SSAs of the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, Flinders University|
|Adelaide||13-Aug-22||Physical||Singapore Business and Social Association|
|Brisbane||6-Aug-22||Physical||Singapore Club of Queensland|
|Brisbane||9-Aug-22||Physical||University of Queensland SSS, Queensland University of Technology SSA|
|Melbourne||13-Aug-22||TBC||Singaporeans of Victoria||Instagram/ Facebook/ LinkedIn|
|Perth||9-Aug-22||Physical||Western Australia Business Connect||Website / Email|
|Perth||7-Aug-22||Physical||Singapore Western Australia Network – SWAN|
|Sydney||9-Aug-22||Physical||Temasek Club NSW, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, Macquarie University||Register|
|Sydney||13-Aug-22||Physical||Temasek Club NSW|
|NORTH EAST ASIA|
|Beijing||6th Aug 2022||Physical||SingCham Beijing||Website|
|Shanghai||13th Aug 2022||Physical||SingCham Shanghai||Register|
|Shenzhen||26th Aug 2022||Physical||SingCham Guangdong/Guangxi||Website|
|Guangzhou||5th Aug 2022||Physical||SingCham Guangdong/Guangxi||Website|
|Chong Qing||5th Aug 2022||Physical||SingCham Chongqing||Website|
|Qingdao||13th Aug 2022||Physical||Singcham Qingdao||Website|
|Hong Kong||6th Aug 2022||Physical||Singcham Hong Kong/ Mission HK/ SG Association HK||Website|
|Taipei||6th Aug 2022||Physical||Taipei Mission|
|SOUTH EAST ASIA|
|Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam||9-Aug-22||Physical||Singapore Business Group, Ho Chi Minh||Website|
|Hanoi, Vietnam||9-Aug-22||Physical||Singapore Business Association Vietnam, Hanoi||Website|
|Whole of US||9-Aug-22||Virtual||Washington DC Mission and SGN|
|Seattle||7-Aug-22||Physical||Singaporeans in Seattle||Register|
|San Diego||21-Aug-22||Physical||Singma Club (Singaporeans+Malaysians in San Diego)|
|Hawaii||13-Aug-22||Physical||Singapore Club Hawaii|
|Atlanta||6-Aug-22||Physical||Singaporeans in Metro Atlanta|
|Boston||30-Jul-22||Physical||My Boston Singaporeans||Register|
|New York||5-Aug-22||Physical||Dear Singapore… Love, Bonito||Register|
|New York||9-Aug-22||Physical||Supermomos x SGN||Coming soon!|
|UK & EUROPE|
|Germany||Ongoing||Physical||SGinDE (6 locations across Germany)|
|Geneva, Switzerland||24 Sept||Physical||Geneva Mission||TBC|
|Brussels, Belgium||Sept||Physical||Brussels Mission||TBC|
|Paris, France||17-Sep-22||Physical||Paris Mission||TBC|
|London, UK||11-Aug-22||Physical||NUS Alumni London|
|London, UK||TBC||Physical/Virtual||Singapore High Commission||TBC|
|London, UK||7-Aug-22||Physical||Singapore UK Association (SUKA)||Website / Facebook|
|Doha, Qatar||25-Aug-22||Physical||Embassy of the Republic of Singapore Doha||Register|
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.
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! ❤️🤍