Festivities are popping up around the island as National Day is almost here, come August 9th! Themed ‘Our Singapore’, NDP 2019 calls on Singaporeans to come together and be pioneers of our future. To tell Singapore’s story from past to present, the parade will be staged as one integrated show that celebrates the shared values that shaped our nation. As we celebrate together as a nation, here are our top picks of activities this August:
1. National Day Parade (NDP)
As Singapore commemorates its Bicentennial, the NDP will be held at the Padang where many key events in Singapore’s history were held. It will be a special NDP that will reflect how far we have come and our common aspirations for Singapore. Laid out in six Acts, the parad tells of the collective will and commitment of Our People and Our Strength in defending and securing our home; Singapore’s rich multicultural heritage as portrayed in Our River, symbolic of the Singapore River where many of our ancestors began their lives in Singapore; the resilience and courage Singaporeans possess that makes Our Nation; children of today fulfilling Our Dreams as pioneers of tomorrow; and the duty of the next generation to continue building Our Singapore. There will also be a nostalgic segment, Our Bicentennial, that features floats representing organizations that have played a role in building Singapore in our early years, and continue to be relevant today. The floats highlight the transformation of Singapore, signifying how far we have come. Visit www.ndp.org.sg/index.html for more information.
2. Fireworks, fireworks and more fireworks!
Can’t make it for the parade, no worries! We’ve rounded up the best places around town where you can catch the spectacular fireworks display and soak up the celebratory energy of the night! Check out our guide here.
3. National Day Fiesta @ Sports Hub
Go all out this National Day and celebrate all things Singapore at this year’s National Day fiesta at The Hub. Expect a whole day of festivities, screening of the parade, mass workouts, sports challenges, craft workshops and a whole lot more! Visit their website for more details.
4. Sentosa Celebrates National Day 2019
Pop over to Sentosa for a series of activities to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Feast at this year’s Sentosa GrillFest or groove to the rhythm and beats of the Msukumo percussion band. For more information, click here.
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