Singapore turns 55 this year! There are lots of fun things to do and events to check out for the whole family over the National Day Long Weekend in Singapore. 🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬 Time to plan your family’s white and red ensemble and head down to these activities some of which are held online!

Happy Birthday Singapore

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Note: All details are correct as at the time of publishing. Readers are advised to check with the various event organisers for the most updated schedules.


Things to Do On Singapore’s National Day 9 August and Long Weekend 7 to 10 August 2020

#1 National Day Parade 2020
Presidential Gun Salute National Day Padang
The traditional Ceremonial Parade NDP 2020 will be held at Padang this year and you can catch some action like Presidential Gun Salute, State flag flypast by Chinook Helicopter escorted by Apache Helicopters, fighter jets F15SGs at the City Hall / Marina Bay area.

Date: 9 August 2020
Time: 10am – 11am
Venue: The Padang

For more information, visit National Day Parade 2020.

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#2 NDP Celebrations at Heartlands 2020

Red Lions
Time: 9am
Venue: Near SengKang General Hospital and Ng Teng Fong Hospital

mobile column ndp 2019

Mobile Column
Time: 10am to 1pm
Venue: 5 routes across the island

F15SGs for NDP 2020

Roar of Unity
Time: 10.30am to 11.15am
Venue: Across the island

singapore flag national day flypast

State Flag Fly Past
Time: 10.30am to 11.15am
Venue: Across the island

Sailpast
Time: 10.50am to 11.15am
Venue: Marina South Pier to Marina Barrage

Sailpast NDP 2020

Fireworks at 10 locations
Time: 8.20pm
Venue: Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Buona Vista, Jurong Lake Gardens, Marina Reservoir, Punggol, Sembawang, Tampines, Woodlands and Yew Tee

For more information, visit National Day Celebrations @ Heartlands | Mobile Column Route 2020.

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#3 Celebrating the Majulah Spirit at ACM
Lets learn about cross-culture art Asian Civilisations Museum
Rediscover our rich cross-cultural art and heritage through ACM’s masterpieces, and traverse the fascinating themes of Trade, Faith and Belief, and Materials and Design with self-guided tours, as well as instructions for DIY crafts at home, conversations, and interactive stories.

Date: 8 to 31 August 2020
Time: Refer to post
e-Venue: Virtual
For more information, visit Celebrating the Majulah Spirit at ACM!

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#4 Shop Till You Drop at Shopee’s National Day Sale
Shopee National Day Sale
What better way to celebrate Singapore’s birthday than with one of our nation’s favourite pastimes – shopping! From 1 – 10 August, Shopee’s National Day sale goes full swing with more than 100,000 local sellers on their platform so you can show your support for our local businesses!

Date: 1 to 10 August 2020
e-Venue: Shopee
For more information, visit Shop Till You Drop at Shopee’s National Day Sale.

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#5 Celebrate National Day at the Iconic National Museum of Singapore
National Day 2020 Facade Projection at National Museum of Singapore
Join us this August to make your celebration of Singapore’s 55th birthday a special one! There will be a variety of programmes for you to celebrate National Day, either from the comforts of your home or at the museum.

Date: 7 to 10 August 2020
Time: 10am – 7pm
e-Venue: National Museum of Singapore
For more information, visit Celebrate National Day at the Iconic National Museum of Singapore.

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#6 National Gallery Singapore Commemorates National Day 2020
National Gallery Light Up National Day Singapore
To commemorate Singapore’s 55th year of independence and our spirit of resilience in a challenging year, National Gallery Singapore will launch a series of on-site and online initiatives for the public to mark National Day together, at the Gallery or from home. The initiatives aim to support Singaporeans and celebrate compassion and kindness amidst adversity, through art.

Gallery Light Up: From 24 July to 30 August 2020, the Gallery’s façade will be illuminated in the national colours of red and white as part of a joint effort by agencies and institutions under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth: the Arts House Limited, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, National Gallery Singapore and National Heritage Board (NHB).

Date: 24 July to 30 August 2020
Time: Refer to post
Venue: National Gallery Singapore
For more information, visit National Gallery Singapore Commemorates National Day 2020.

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#7 Attend A Trial Class At Kuno Method
kuno method trial class
3- to 6-year olds who have sharp reasoning and logical thinking skills, focused, confident in speaking up, learn concepts quickly and who are ready to learn and succeed.

This is what Kuno Method seeks to nurture in each and every child with its experiential & interactive brain enrichment.

Kuno Method Trial lesson promotion in August 2020:

  1. Northpoint City Centre – $10 trial lesson for the month of August. First 20 only.
  2. SAFRA Punggol Centre – $10 trial lesson on 8 August only
  3. Buangkok Square Centre – $10 trial lesson on 8 August only

For more information, visit Attend A Trial Class At Kuno Method.

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#8 Sing Your Love for Singapore from Home at the 14th National Day Sing-along!
national day sing along 2020
Held on the eve of National Day, clad yourself in red and sing your heart out at the 14th National Day Sing-along to familiar local tunes such as Home.

Date: 8 August 2020
Time: 7.38pm to 9pm
e-Venue: Virtual
For more information, visit Sing Your Love for Singapore from Home at the 14th National Day Sing-along!.

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#9 Celebrate National Day at ‘Virtual’ Our Tampines Hub 2020
OTH virtual space screengrab
Our Tampines Hub is celebrating the 55th National Day on Our Tampines Hub Facebook and ‘Celebrate National Day 2020’ microsite on Our Tampines Hub mobile app which will go live at 00:55 hr on 9 August 2020.

Date: 9 August 2020
Time: 8am to 10am
e-Venue: OTH Facebook
For more information, visit Celebrate National Day at ‘Virtual’ Our Tampines Hub 2020.

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#10 National Day Fiesta at the Singapore Sports Hub
Sports Hub National Day Fiesta 2020
The Singapore Sports Hub is celebrating Singapore’s 55th birthday with a virtual twist to its annual National Day Fiesta. With a theme focused on progressing ‘Onwards & Stronger Together’, the 55-minute show will be broadcast on the Singapore Sports Hub’s YouTube channel at 1pm on 9 August, and will be hosted by Ah Lian, played by Michelle Chong, Left Profile Artiste.

Date: 9 August 2020
Time: 1pm
e-Venue: Virtual
For more information, visit National Day Fiesta at the Singapore Sports Hub.

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#11 Arts@SBG presents NAC-ExxonMobil Concert in the Gardens: XinYao (新谣)
Presented by Arts@SBG, the concert will be hosted by Jing Yun and feature Hong Shao Xuan and Pan Ying! Learn more about Xinyao (新谣) which is uniquely Singaporean! Xinyao is a genre of music with its roots tracing back to the late 1970s, featuring Mandarin songs composed, written and performed by young Singaporeans.

Date: 8 August 2020
Time: 7pm to 8pm
e-Venue: NParksSG YouTube channel or National Arts Council’s Facebook page
For more information, visit Arts@SBG presents NAC-ExxonMobil Concert in the Gardens: XinYao (新谣).

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#12 Heritage and Culture Light Up the City
Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall Light Up
In celebration of National Day, selected national monuments and cultural institutions in the Civic District and Bras Basah.Bugis precinct will be lit up in red and white at night in August 2020. The selected buildings represent different chapters in Singapore’s story and have been integral to nation-building, our achievements and our values as a country.

Date: 1 to 30 August 2020 (some from 27 July 2020)
Time: Mostly 7.30pm – 12am
Venue: 10 locations in the Civic District and Bras Basah.Bugis precinct
For more information, visit Heritage and Culture Light Up the City.

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#13 PAssionArts Celebrates National Day With Virtual ‘#TravelWithArts’ Programme
Travel with Arts Passionarts
In a first for the People’s Association’s PAssionArts programme, PA will take musical performances from budding Singapore artists and performers to the heartlands under its newly curated ‘#TravelWithArts’ as part of National Day 2020 celebrations. The inaugural 60-minute virtual event will kick off on 7 August 2020 and will be live-streamed.

Date: Kick Off on 7 August 2020
Time: 8pm
e-Venue: PAssionArts Facebook and SISTIC Live
For more information, visit PAssionArts Celebrates National Day With Virtual ‘#TravelWithArts’ Programme.

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#14 Gardens by the Bay National Day Concert 2020
national day concert gardens by the bay
An all-star assembly of local top talent will team up with Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp to bring the exhilarating Gardens experience to audiences at home via the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert 2020.

The special concert is a toast to our nation’s 55th birthday, celebrating Singapore’s collective strength and steadfastness in combatting COVID-19. This collaboration between Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp also aims to bring our communities together via an entertainment special that emphasises a shared sense of belonging.

For more information, visit Gardens by the Bay National Day Concert 2020.

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#15 Animal Crossing Players: Dress Up as Your Favourite Singapore Icon for National Day
Animal Crossing Celebrations National Day Singapore
Fancy becoming one of your favourite Singapore icons for one day on Animal Crossing? From now till 16th August 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) players can dress up in 15 unique local costumes, including comic icon Mr. Kiasu, Singapore mascot Merli and TV character Liang Xi Mei 梁细妹, designed by local illustrator Aida Sa’ad (@Yellowmushmellow).

Date: From 4 to 16 August 2020

For more information, visit Animal Crossing Players: Dress Up as Your Favourite Singapore Icon for National Day.

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#16 Commemorate This Year’s National Day with National Library Board
In the month of August 2020, the National Library Board (NLB) has lined up an array of activities for you and the family to commemorate Singapore’s 55th birthday. From putting the spotlight on Singaporean authors, to helping shape the soundscape of Singapore and delving into materials related to National Day, there is plenty to appreciate the multifaceted home we call Singapore.

Date: From 30 July to 22 August 2020

For more information, visit Commemorate This Year’s National Day with National Library Board.

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