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National Day Parade 2021 may have been postponed, but there is still lots of National Day-themed events and deals happening around the island! Here's a list for your family's enjoyment! 

For the first time, the National Day Parade will be postponed and held on 21 Aug 2021 with a simple ceremonial parade happening at the Marina Bay Floating Platform on 9 Aug. If you are still looking to get into the National Day mood, there are still many events and deals that your family can enjoy to celebrate the nation's 56th birthday! 

*Due to the evolving COVID situation, do take note of the safe distancing measures in place and to check with each event directly on the latest updates.

Redeem a Free Goodie Bag (Worth $56) @ Kallang Wave Mall

Where: Kallang Wave Mall
When: 6 Aug - 12 Sep 2021
NDP Factor: Play a Singapore-themed game! 

From 6 to 31 Aug 2021, take part in the Ultimate Singapore E-Hunt at Kallang Wave Mall and stand to redeem a FREE goodie bag worth $56! All you have to do is scan the QR Code (to be available from 6 Aug) to receive a map with different spots around the mall - find the spots, answer the question and challenge at each spot, and present your completed screen and a receipt with any spending to the Concierge to redeem your goodie bag! 

Be one of the first to complete the E-Hunt, and receive an additional free Antigen Rapid Test self-test kit*! 

That's not all! Join the Loyalty Rewards and collect e-Stamps with every $56* spent between 6 Aug to 12 Sep 2021, to redeem premiums worth over $50,000, including up to $40 cash vouchers*^, headphones, earbuds, smartwatches, and cameras! The more stamps you collect, the better the prizes! 

Collect an extra $5 Kallang Wave Mall voucher*^⁺ with every $56 spent between 3 Sep to 12 Sep. Get more details on Kallang Wave Mall Facebook page!

*Max 2 combined same-day receipts per redemption. All e-stamps (to be collected on same-day of receipt) and premiums are to be redeemed at the Concierge within the promotion period. ⁺Limited to 1 redemption per shopper per day on a first-come, first-served and while stocks last basis. Premiums are non-exchangeable and are randomly issued. No choosing of premium allowed. ^Valid for use at selected outlets only. Other terms & conditions may apply.

Rediscover The Singapore Story @ Singapore Discovery Centre 

Where: Singapore Discovery Centre
When: 7 - 9 Aug 2021
NDP Factor: Visit the permanent exhibit Through the Lens of Time to walk through Singapore's history. 

Rediscover and reimagine the Singapore Story at the Singapore Discovery Centre this National Day and find out what it means to be truly Singaporean this August! Families can look forward to three days of jam-packed celebrations at the SDC. There will be complimentary family-friendly activities like creating your own sticker crafts, guided tours, and screening of Singapore Stories Films - best part? Most of the events are free! 

Don't miss out on the light installations at the Discovery Lake! 

Virtual National Day Concert @ Gardens by the Bay  

Where: Channel 5, meWATCH and Mediacorp Entertainment YouTube
When: 9 Aug 2021, 8 pm - 9 pm
NDP Factor: Expect lots of National Day-related songs

Celebrate Singapore’s birthday with home-grown artistes in the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert, a 1-hour immersive experience set against the lush backdrop of Gardens' icons. Enjoy star-studded performances at home or on the go via Mediacorp’s multiple platforms, as we toast to our nation's 56th birthday!

Audiences can also look forward to a special appearance featuring President Mdm Halimah Yacob and Mr Mohamed with a dedicated message within the performance of ‘Song for Singapore’. Catch the Concert on Monday, 9 Aug 2021 on Channel 5meWATCH and Mediacorp Entertainment YouTube

Lite Up The National Stadium With Singapore Sports Hub

Where: Online and Singapore Sports Hub
When: From 6 Aug 2021
NDP Factor: Walk down memory lane at the Sports Museum!

Celebrate Singapore’s 56th birthday with Singapore Sports Hub's line-up of pandemic-appropriate activities that you and your loved ones can enjoy together! From a light display that you get to choose, a virtual GPS hunt, and innovative fitness workouts with a local twist, get ready to reinvigorate your Singapore spirit with Singapore Sports Hub this National Day! 

Enjoy Special Discounts @ Klook's National Day Sale

WhereKlook's National Day Sale
When: From 30 Jul 2021
NDP Factor: Every Singaporean loves a good sale!

Klook will be having a National Day Sale starting 30 July! There will be 1-For-1 Staycation Flash Sale with Pan Pacific Hotel Group, special discount codes with GrabPay, $56 packages for Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, and Adventure Cove Waterpark, and even discounts on Mooncakes too!

Collect August Plushies and Game Cards

Where: Selected Venues 
When: TBC
NDP Factor: Bring a part of NDP2021 into your homes!

NDPeeps is giving out cute August Plushies and game cards! Simply look out for the August standee at selected locations, follow NDPeeps on Facebook and Instagram to collect your limited-edition plushies and game cards! There are limited stock available! Do note that each venue may require you to do additional steps too. 

Learn to Draw Merlion With SmartArtz Studio

Where: HomeTeamNS JOM Balestier or Zoom
When: 10, 14, 21 and 28 Aug 2021
NDP Factor: Learn to draw Merlion!

SmartArtz Studio is a newly opened art studio located at at HomeTeamNS JOM Balestier. As their first event, they are inviting kids between 7 to 12 yrs old to join them in a 1.5 hr lesson where they will learn the techniques to draw the Merlion from scratch! This lesson is available at a special price of $25 (U.P. $40) and is available onsite or online via Zoom. 

Enjoy Additional 10% Off on bykido.com

 

Where: bykido.com
When: 1 - 31 Aug 2021
NDP Factor: Activities to fill up your National Day!

Take an additional 10% off purchases made on bykido.com from now till 31 Aug 2021! From home-based activities to outdoor fun, grab your next family fun at a discount on us! Simply use Promo Code: NDP2021 at checkout to enjoy your discount! 

“Red & White Recipes” Social Media Contest With Families for Life

Where: Families for Life Facebook and Instagram
When: 23 July - 22 Aug 2021
NDP Factor: Create and showcase recipes of the nation's colours!

Why not spend your National Day this year trying something different? Cook a dish or bake a dessert with your family! Enjoy the company and food while
watching the virtual National Day Parade. Families for Life is organising a social media contest for families to create and share their "Red & White" recipe on FFL Facebook and Instagram pages.

8 winners from Facebook will win $50 NTUC FairPrice e-shopping vouchers and 8 from Instagram will win $20 NTUC FairPrice e-shopping vouchers! Need inspiration? Check out sample recipes on FFL's website!

*You can also get $12 NTUC FairPrice Promo Code (existing user / new user) from bykido.com!

Discounted National Day Baking Kits from Genius R Us! 

Where: Genius R Us
When: Till 9 Aug 2021
NDP Factor: Special National Day-themed baking kits available

To celebrate our Nation's 56th Birthday, Genius R Us has crafted 2 Bake and Dec and 1 Deco Kit for your little ones to have fun over the long weekend! Choose to create the King of Lions Cupcake, Singa Scones or National Day Cookies! 

Stress and Hassle free, no waste, with simple instructions to follow! Purchase before 9 Aug to enjoy a National Day promotion with kits going at discounted prices of up to $30 off! 

Rediscover Our Kampung Spirit This National Day With HomeTeamNS Khatib

Venue: HomeTeamNS Khatib
Dates: Various
NDP Factor: Enjoy nostalgic games of yesteryears!

Get in touch with your Kampung spirit this August at HomeTeamNS Khatib, as a family! With the Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) measures in place, Rediscover Our Kampung Spirit is lined with a mix of on-site and virtual activities. From old-time favourite traditional games to a virtual gameshow, find out more below! 

Online Programmes with the Asian Civilisations Museum

Where: Online
When: 9 Aug 2021
NDP Factor: Enjoy a medley of National Day tunes

Celebrate Singapore’s 56th birthday with the Asian Civilisations Museum! Discover objects in an online trail that speak of connections to Singapore’s history and enjoy listening to a medley of well-loved National Day tunes. Be inspired by the lush greenery around ACM and in our garden city. Share a photo of your pet plant or a favourite plant or flower found in Singapore. For a quintessential taste of home, download a recipe card and try making your own kaya spread.

National Day Celebrations with the National Museum 

Where: National Museum of Singapore
When: 16 Jul - 31 Aug 2021
NDP Factor: See the National Day light-up on the Museum Facade

Celebrate National Day with the National Museum of Singapore by enjoying music performances and storytelling sessions, or participating in a scavenger hunt that takes you on a journey through Singapore’s history. You can also attend interesting workshops to create unique Singapore-inspired crafts, and more! With so many activities to choose from, there is something for everyone.

National Colours To Light Up At Bras Basah.Bugis

Where: Various Monuments at the Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct
Date: 1 - 31 Aug 2021, 7.30 pm to 12 am
NDP Factor: The light-up is a testament of past contributions 

Seven historically and culturally significant buildings in the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct will be lit in the colours of the National Flag to inspire and encourage Singaporeans, and to represent the nation’s shared values and achievements. The light-up happens every night of August and includes the National Museum of Singapore, The Central Fire Station, Cathedral of the Good Shepherd and more. 

National Day Monument Hunt With The National Heritage Board

Venuehttps://www.roots.gov.sg/
Date: 9 Aug 2021, 12 pm
NDP Factor: Learn more about past parades and the significance of the Padang

The Padang has been a site for National Day Parades since the first one in 1966. It continued to host the annual parades until 1975, after which the National Stadium and Marina Bay Floating Platform rotated parade hosting duties with the Padang.

To remember the National Day Parades at the Padang, players are invited to join this mini-digital game to search for hidden items around the Padang, which features a National Day Parade, to win attractive prizes. Don't forget to also check out the other National Day-themed activities organised by the National Heritage Board!

National Day Activities at Science Centre Singapore

Venue: Science Centre Singapore
Date: 6 - 9 Aug 2021, 2 pm - 5 pm
NDP Factor: Learn more about past parades and the significance of the Padang

Join the Science Educators and Explainers as they guide you through various edutaining National Day-themed activities. Are you Singaporean enough - check out the various activities planned!

Go Solo, Stay United And Run With Togoparts

Where: Various venues
When: 23 Jul - 22 Aug 2021
NDP Factor: Be part of the efforts to complete 560,000 km as a country! 

Togoparts.com, one of Singapore's largest virtual sports platform is back again with their yearly tradition of National Day celebrations in a safe yet meaningful way. Supported by the National Cycling Federation, #TOGOSG56 Virtual National Day Challenge 2021 strives to achieve 560,000 kilometers before 21st August to celebrate together with the nation's birthday. 

Anyone can contribute their distance of 56 kilometers by cycling or running or a combination of both. The registration is opened for all from now till 17th August 2021 (23:59). 

Sing Along With Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Association

Where: Facebook live: SFCCA, SCCC and LOVE972
When: 7 Aug 2021, 7.30 pm
NDP Factor: Sing-a-long to local classics and all-time favourite National Day Tunes! 

Belt out local classics and all-time favourite National Day tunes for the nation’s 56th birthday with homegrown artistes Tay Kexin, MUSA, Lennerd and Nara! Held online for the second year, the 15th National Day Sing-along is an opportunity for Singaporeans to gather and sing our love for Singapore. During these difficult times,spread hope and positivity while encouraging all to stay united. The sing-along session will be hosted by LOVE 972FM deejays Kenneth Jian Wen and Violet Fenying.

Singapore In Pictures Photo Opp @ Capitol Singapore

Where: Capitol Singapore Plaza
When: 1 - 21 Aug 2021
NDP Factor: A very Singaporean photo opportunity!

The PictureTogether 2021 photo exhibition will be held at the Outdoor Plaza of Capitol Singapore. Photographed and curated by J Rental Centre photography studio, explore a plethora of faces and tales that tell of the diversity of Singapore as a nation and the strengths that we draw from said diversity. Alongside the photo exhibition, there will also be life-sized décor set up in the Outdoor Plaza for picture perfect photo opportunities


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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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