Don't miss these family-fun events and experiences and create more family fun times this week!
Not sure what to do this weekend? Here are some exciting to-dos, including free National Day carnivals and concert as well as attractions at the newly opened The Palawan @ Sentosa and more!
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1. Visit the Attractions at the Newly Opened The Palawan @ Sentosa
Venue: Palawan Beach, Sentosa
The Palawan @ Sentosa is a 183,000 sq ft new lifestyle destination by the Shangri-La Group and will feature eight new play experiences for families! The attractions include an indoor electric go-kart circuit, an outdoor mini-golf course, a family beach club and more!
Dive into a world of experiences filled with waves of fun and dashes of joy with vibrant attractions such as HydroDash floating aqua park, UltraGolf 18-hole mini golf course and HyperDrive, an indoor gamified electric go-kart arena. Enjoy unique dining experiences at +Twelve terraced beach club, Splash Tribe family-oriented beach club and The Palawan Food Trucks. For dog owners, The Palawan Dog Run is a dedicated safe space for dogs to run off-leash. Come explore, play and bond at the ultimate beach wonderland.
*Note that HyperDrive, The Palawan Food Trucks and The Palawan Dog Run are not yet opened.
2. Catch the Supermoons on 1st and 2nd Aug 2023
Dates: 1 and 2 Aug 2023
Witness two Supermoons this week - a phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is closest to our planet, making the moon appear larger and brighter than usual.
The first Supermoon is called the Sturgeon Moon and will be visible in Singapore on August 1. The Sturgeon Moon will be the second closest Supermoon to our planet this year (out of four Supermoons in 2023), with a distance of 357,581km from Earth at its nearest point.
The second Supermoon is called the Blue Moon and will be visible in Singapore on August 31. The Blue Moon is expected to be the brightest and closest Supermoon to the Earth this year. At its nearest point, the Blue Moon will be 357,182km from Earth.
3. Take Part in Activities from the My Community Festival
Venue: Various locations,
Dates: 4 to 20 Aug 2023
Fee: Various pricings
My Community Festival 2023 (MCF 2023) kicks off from 4 to 20 August 2023 with a slate of living heritage events and tours aimed at engaging a new audience of families, residents and tourists.
Look forward to popular immersive tours showcasing Singapore’s living community heritage, such as old-school market vendors and the stories beyond the wares they trade in. There will be a bumper crop of over 100 events spread across eight programme series, with activities ranging from a duration of 1.5 to 11.5 hours, making it the biggest My Community Festival yet. Every activity is interactive and intimate, and festival-goers can get up close and personal with hawkers, shopkeepers, fishmongers and ordinary residents.
4. Celebrate National Day in the Heartlands
Venue: Tampines, Bedok, Jurong West, Toa Payoh and Woodlands
Dates: 5 - 6 Aug 2022
Admission: Free (tickets required)
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 at these 5 venues!
- 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)
Tickets are fully redeemed, so do head down and don't miss the fun if you have gotten your tickets! You can also catch the fireworks display at all five sites on 9 Aug, and catch the island flypast across Singapore.
5. Enjoy a Free National Day Concert at Gardens by the Bay
Venue: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay
Dates: 5 Aug 2023, 7.30 pm - 9 pm (concert)
For the first time in four years, the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert returns to a full-scale extravaganza on 5 August at The Meadow, the Gardens’ largest event venue. Occupying a space of 22,000 square metres, the size of about three football fields, this free concert aims to bring different communities together to celebrate Singapore’s 58th birthday with mesmerising performances by multicultural local talents.
Concert goers looking to start their day early can also head down with their picnic mats and join the pre-event festivities. These include a carnival with free family-friendly activities and photo-worthy spots, featuring inflatables of well-known Singapore landmarks such as the iconic dragon playground, giveaways of plants grown in Gardens by the Bay, a pet’s walk programme, and distribution of old-school snacks such as kacang putih to bring communities together as they celebrate the nation’s birthday.
Into its fifth edition, this concert will also feature an inaugural fireworks display that will illuminate the night sky at Gardens by the Bay in a myriad of colours.