One of the main highlights in August is our nation’s 55th Birthday where we will be partaking in the festivities through a digitalised and immersive experience! Other notable events for the month include World Breastfeeding Week as well as the Hungry Ghost Festival.

Check out our list of online and offline happenings in Singapore for August 2020 if you’re looking for ideas on how to spend the day or week. Stay safe and healthy and remember to practise social distancing!

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#1 Watch the Movie “The Secret Garden”
The Secret Garden Complimentary Passes Giveaway
This is a magical, family-friendly film based on the classic novel of the same name with Dixie Egerickx as Mary, a 10-year-old girl who brings us into this enchanting adventure.

Release Date: 10 September 2020

We are giving away 3 sets of 4 complimentary passes. For more information, visit “The Secret Garden” Giveaway.

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#2 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!

If you’re new to Shopee, here’s an exclusive voucher code: TNAPXNDP that will give you $7 off a minimum spend of $15! Promo code is valid till 31 December 2020, 2359hrs.

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

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#3 Julia Gabriel Centre Home Activity Packs For Early Learners
Julia Gabriel Online Programmes Early Learning Programmes
Julia Gabriel Centre Home Activity Packs For Early Learners for 18 months to 3 years old.

For more information, visit Julia Gabriel Centre Home Activity Packs For Early Learners.

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#4 Kuno Method Trial Class Promotion
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 Trial Class At Kuno Method.

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#5 Little Bearnie Gem Biscuit Teethers and Boba Love Swaddles Giveaway
Little Bearnie Gem Biscuit Teethers and Boba Love Swaddles Giveaway
We are giving away 4 sets of Little Bearnie’s newly launched Gem Biscuit Teethers and Boba Love Swaddles worth $57 each!

Date: 4 to 18 August 2020

For more information, visit Little Bearnie Gem Biscuit Teethers and Boba Love Swaddles Giveaway.

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#6 Lifebuoy Anti-Bacterial Face Masks and Immunity Boosting Sanitisers Giveaway
Lifebuoy masks and sanitiser giveaway
Lifebuoy is giving away 5 sets of essentials packs to our readers! Each set includes 1 box of Anti-Bacterial Face Protection Masks + 3 Lifebuoy Immunity Boosting Sanitisers.

Date: 17 to 31 August 2020

For more information, visit Lifebuoy Anti-Bacterial Face Masks and Immunity Boosting Sanitisers Giveaway.

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If you prefer to purchase these essential items, you can get them here:

★ Lifebuoy Anti-Bacterial Face Protection Masks retails at a PROMOTIONAL price of SGD $28 (usual price SGD $32) per box, while stocks last.

🛒 Available at FairPrice, FairPrice Online, Giant, Giant Online, Cold Storage, Cold Storage Online, Guardian, 7-Eleven, Lazada and RedMart.

★ Lifebuoy Immunity Boosting Sanitiser (50ml), retailing at SGD$2.65

🛒 Available at FairPrice, FairPrice Online, Lazada, RedMart, Watsons, Watsons Online, and 7-Eleven stores.

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#7 Chengzhu Mandarin Centre Online Programmes
CZ Enrichment Online PlayClub
Our specialist educators have created a series of videos and home resources for Mandarin PlayClub children to ensure continuous learning and language development.

For more information, visit Chengzhu Mandarin Centre Online Programmes.

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#8 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
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e-Venue: Virtual
For more information, visit Celebrating the Majulah Spirit at ACM!

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#9 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
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Venue: National Gallery Singapore
For more information, visit National Gallery Singapore Commemorates National Day 2020.

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#10 Saturdays@ACM: Shining, Shimmering, Splendid

Get inspired by the craftsmanship found in ACM’s new Jewellery Gallery, then make and decorate your own headdress using the template available on our website. Can you guess what material the real one is made from? The shimmering theme continues with a dramatic audio storytelling about a magical pearl.

Date: 25 July to 28 August 2020
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e-Venue: Virtual
For more information, visit Saturdays@ACM: Shining, Shimmering, Splendid.

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#11 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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#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: 7, 14, 21, 28 August & 4 September 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 Virtual National Day Istana Open House 2020
istana open house
President Halimah Yacob will be hosting a virtual Istana Open House (IOH) to celebrate National Day on Sunday, 2 August 2020. Close to 150 beneficiaries of the President’s Challenge and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund will be joining the IOH.

Visitors to the virtual IOH can experience the Istana grounds via a multimedia interactive tour featuring some of the lesser-known areas (such as the well and the bunker, which are usually not accessible to the public) within the Istana.

Date: 2 August 2019
Time: 10am
e-Venue: President Halimah’s Facebook and Instagram
For more information, visit Virtual National Day Istana Open House 2020.

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#15 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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#16 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

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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#17 Celebrate National Day at the Iconic National Museum of Singapore
National Day Celebrations with the 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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#18 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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#19 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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#20 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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#21 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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#22 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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#23 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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#24 One Faber Group’s Welcome Back Campaign

Singapore cable car

Grab attractive deals from One Faber Group’s Welcome Back online exclusive campaign. Families can look to enjoy the following:

  • 55% off tickets for Singapore Cable Car and the Sentosa Island Bus Tour rides, with a free upgrade for unlimited rides and premium seating
  • The Arbora Family Bundle ($55 for 2 adults and 1 child, U.P. $77.68) – enjoy western classics in a spacious, alfresco setting 100M above sea level
  • Singapore Flavours Cabin ($55 per person, U.P. $76.51) offering 7 delectable courses while you enjoy the iconic skyline in your own private cable car

While all deals mentioned are available for purchase from now till 31 August 2020, guests can enjoy flexible planning as tickets remain valid till March 2021.

For more information on the above and other F&B deals, please here.

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#25 Singapore Science Festival 2020

singapore science festival

The Singapore Science Festival (SSF) is back for its 20th year, marking a new milestone in its festival history with a fully digital experience. The first fully digital experience in two decades, Singapore Science Festival 2020: Empowered by Science is designed to take participants on a virtual journey to experience, engage and explore the power of science.

For more information, visit Singapore Science Festival 2020.

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