Tomorrow, Singapore will celebrate its 54th birthday. With 2019 marking the garden city’s bicentennial, the entire island is abuzz with happenings and specials. If you have yet to make any plans for the long weekend, here are some ideas to think about.
Explore InstaKindness with Singa… and maybe adopt him, too.
If you happen to be in the vicinity of City Hall, check out the InstaKindness with Singa, an interactive event held by the Singapore Kindness Movement to celebrate Singapore’s 54th and the Bicentennial. The event features a series of fun-filled Instagrammable activities for visitors of all ages. Dive into a ball pit, add your personal touch to a special mural, and bring home a mini DIY Singa figure to colour when you post photos of the exhibition with the #BeGreater hashtag.
While you’re there, don’t forget to take a look at the 200 beautifully painted figures of beloved childhood mascot Singa the Lion, located throughout levels 1 and 3 of Raffles City Shopping Centre. These one-of-a-kind painted models are up for adoption from SGD88, so act fast if you see one that catches your eye — all proceeds will go to the President’s Challenge.
See the fireworks in style
National Day Parade tickets are notoriously difficult to obtain, but you can still get great seats in the area to catch the fireworks.
Take in the sights from the 70th floor of Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford at SKAI. Priced at SGD129 per person, the Fireworks Menu complements your uninterrupted view of the festivities with oysters topped with wasabi, prawn sashimi with caviar and soba, quail yakitori, wagyu, and sustainable sable fish.
View of the fireworks from Mr Stork at Andaz Singapore
If you plan to party with friends and prefer to distance yourself a little from the vicinity of the parade itself, however, Mr Stork on the rooftop of Andaz Singapore offers limited VIP standing tables at SGD500++ for up to 10 guests. Watch the fireworks while nibbling on locally inspired bar snacks that include chicken rice risotto balls, salted egg calamari, chilli crab kueh pie tee, chicken satay, and a choice of house spirits, house wines, or champagne.