Are you looking forward to extended Jubilee Weekend in August? I know we are! It’s not every day we get four days off work/school! Hooray! There are loads of programmes and activities that will be taking place to commemorate this significant SG50 milestone in our nation’s history. We curate a few of our favourite picks below:
#1 SG50 Picnic
For many of us, what makes Singapore home is our family. So what better way to spend the Jubilee Weekend than to spend some quality time with your loved ones. Check out the SG50 picnic (organised by Families for Life (FFL)), which will be held on 7 & 8 Aug (8am to 12.30pm) at Marina Barrage. There will be carnival activities, a Black Knights aerial display, performances by the SAF Music & Dance Company, food trucks, childhood games, inflatable bouncy castles and more! PUB will also be running a roadshow there, so do stop by and say hello!
#2 NDP Celebrations from Padang to Marina Bay
Not to worry if you did not manage to secure tickets to the most important show in town. There are still loads of places you can go to soak up the festive National Day atmosphere. On 9 Aug, Marina Barrage will be having a live screening of NDP (4pm to 8.30pm) on the Green Roof where audiences can watch the celebrations against the spectacular city skyline. Young ones will also be entertained by the various carnival activities taking place.
#3 Museums, Heritage Galleries & Visitor Centres
The Sustainable Singapore Gallery at the Marina Barrage and NEWater Visitor Centre will remain open to all during the Jubilee Weekend. What better way to celebrate our nation’s achievements and milestones by getting a refresher course on Singapore’s defining history in environmental and water sustainability?
#4 SG Heart Map bus tours
As part of SG Heart Map, Singaporeans will be treated to special bus tours on 7 and 10 August that take them to their favourite places islandwide. The stops along the tours will be composed by Singaporeans’ choices of the most endearing places around this island that we call home! We’re glad that the list contains many of our favourite blue and green spaces such as MacRitchie Reservoir, Punggol Waterway Park and Woodlands Waterfront Park! For more information, kindly visit the SG Heart Map website.