6 Ways to Celebrate Singapore’s National Day Meaningfully with Your Family!

Image Credits: www.ndp.gov.sg

Yippee! Singapore’s National Day is just around the corner! This year, there will be various events across the heartland leading up to the National Day on the 9th of August. In this article, we have selected the top 6 fun-filled and meaningful ways for you to celebrate Singapore’s 58th birthday with your families.

Before National Day

Take part in the #GIVEASONESG AND #UNITEASONESG Campaign from May to 23 August

The #GiveAsOneSG and #UNITEASONESG Campaigns aim to promote volunteerism amongst Singaporeans and encourage us to engage in collective action in celebrating NDP 2023. Through the SG Cares app, you can sign up for volunteering activities such as befriending the elderly, participating in activities with children and youth beneficiaries, and delivering food packages to people in need. You can also help those in need by donating blood to Singapore Red Cross. Take part in these meaningful activities with your kids to foster their love for the nation. Read more about these campaigns here.

Join Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert 2023 on 5th August

What about celebrating our Singaporean-ness at the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert 2023 with home-grown stars? The concert features exhilarating performances, fun-filled carnival activities as well as a vibrant display of fireworks to illuminate the night sky of The Meadow. Admission is Free. Read more here.

Gardens by the Bay (Image Credits: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/)

Join GetActive! SG Heartland Festivals on 5 and 6 August

Get ready for endless fun at the GetActive! Singapore Heartland Festivals which will be organized at five heartland locations across Singapore as follows:

  • ActiveSG Bedok Sport Centre (5 & 6 Aug 2023, 4pm to 9pm)
  • ActiveSG Jurong West Sport Centre (5 & 6 Aug 2023, 4pm to 9pm)
  • ActiveSG Toa Payoh Sport Centre (5 & 6 Aug 2023, 4pm to 9pm)
  • ActiveSG Woodlands Sport Centre (5 & 6 Aug 2023, 4pm to 9pm)
  • Our Tampines Hub (6 Aug 2023, 4pm to 9pm)

Specially curated for families to enjoy together, these festivals feature a wide range of activities which include:

  • Sport try-outs: Athletics, basketball, floorball, football, hockey, table tennis, tennis
  • Experiential activities: Archery, skateboarding, roller skating, Nerf, Zorb ball
  • Kampung Games: Life-sized fun for the young and young at heart
  • Family fun activities: Bouncy castles, community mural painting, snack booths
  • Live stage performances

Click here to learn about ticket collection.

On National Day, 9th August 2023

Watch National Day Parade live on TV or YouTube with your families 

The National Day Parade is the highlight of Singapore’s National Day celebrations. If you don’t manage to get a ticket to attend NDP this year, you can still watch the show from the comfort of your home on TV and YouTube at 5.55pm. With the title of “Building Our Shared Future As One”, this year’s NDP Show comprises four live acts featuring 43 artistes and 2,400 performers, interwoven with three short films. Also, the highly anticipated performance such as the State Flag Flypast, Presidential Gun Salute, Enhanced Aerial Display and the Total Defence Parade.

Catch the fireworks display at sports centres

Love to catch a captivating firework on this special day? Concurrent with the fireworks medley at the Padang, fireworks will be set off at the same time at the five heartland sites which include ActiveSG Bedok Sports Centre, ActiveSG Jurong West Sports Centre, ActiveSG Toa Payoh Sports Centre, ActiveSG Woodlands Sports Centre and Our Tampines Hub on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here more information.

NDP@The Padang (Photo credits: https://www.ndp.gov.sg/)

Enjoy a fun-filled day with your kids at the National Museum of Singapore

As we celebrate National Day, it is also the best time to tell your kids everything about this beautiful country and discover its rich history together at the National Museum of Singapore. The National Museum of Singapore has curated a full day of family programmes including a tour to discover interesting facts about Singapore and a series of inter-generational workshops and sensory playdates to keep your minds and hands busy. For more information, kindly visit here.

National Museum of Singapore (Image Credits: https://www.nhb.gov.sg/nationalmuseum)

There are many other ways to celebrate Singapore’s National Day! Feel free to explore other activities such as creating patriotic art or crafts, visiting your favourite historical places in Singapore or singing NDP songs together with your families.