National Day 2023 Celebrations in the Heartlands with Sports Try-outs, Performances and Fireworks!

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Expect sports try-outs, exhibitions, performances and activities for families across five heartland sites over the weekend of 5 to 6 Aug 2023! 

Venue: Tampines, Bedok, Jurong West, Toa Payoh and Woodlands
Dates: 5 - 6 Aug 2022, 4 pm - 9 pm
Admission: Free

Take part in the nation's birthday and be part of this year’s National Day celebrations with a series of events and community activities at five heartland locations during the weekend of 5 to 6 Aug 2023. 

This year's Heartland Celebration is done in collaboration with SportsSG. Called the GetActive! Singapore Heartland Festivals, the 2-day celebrations from 5 to 6 Aug will feature family-friendly activities such as sport tryouts, live performances and more! 

5 Venues Across Singapore

Celebrations will be happening at ActiveSG Bedok Sport Centre, ActiveSG Jurong West Sport Centre, ActiveSG Toa Payoh Sport Centre, ActiveSG Woodlands Sport Centre and Our Tampines Hub. The sites will host the festivals from 4pm to 9pm on both days, except Our Tampines Hub, where it will take place only on 6 Aug. 

  • ActiveSG Bedok Sport Centre
  • ActiveSG Jurong West Sport Centre
  • ActiveSG Toa Payoh Sport Centre
  • ActiveSG Woodlands Sport Centre
  • Our Tampines Hub (Only on 6 Aug)

Activities you can expect 

The activities, organised in partnership with Sport Singapore, include:

  • Sport tryouts: Athletics, basketball, floorball, football, hockey, table tennis and 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
  • Fringe activities

Tickets Required

Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible to apply for e-tickets to GetActive! Singapore Heartland Festivals. Limited physical tickets are also available for collection at various SAFRA clubs.

Application for tickets can be done via online application via the NDP website from 15 July onwards.

National Day Happenings

On 9 Aug, prior to the parade at the Padang, two CH-47SD Chinook helicopters, each escorted by two AH-64D Apache helicopters, will execute the “Fly Our Flag” segment, flying the state flag across Singapore.

Starting from around 5.30pm to 6.30pm, the helicopters will fly two routes – a western route that takes them past locations such as Woodlands, Choa Chu Kang and Jurong, and an eastern route which includes Bukit Timah, Toa Payoh, Bishan, Pasir Ris, Tampines and Changi.

From 5.40pm to 6.10pm, an A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport accompanied by six F-16D+ and three F-15SG fighter aircraft will execute the RSAF55 Island Flypast, flying in the vicinity of the five heartland sites: Jurong West, Woodlands, Toa Payoh, Tampines and Bedok.

Concurrent with the fireworks medley at the Padang on National Day, fireworks will also go off at the five heartland sites, which will be open to the public from 6pm.

The fireworks display is expected to take place between 8.15pm and 8.25pm.



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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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