Tired of working from home? Time to party from home this National Day.
Although we all had high hopes that we would be able to have a grand celebration for National Day this year, we are still stuck to the confines of our home. However, that will not be stopping us from having our annual National Day Parade this 21 August! ill not be stopping us from having our annual National Day Parade this 21 August! With our list of virtual events happening, it’s time to let your hair down. Just SYK, Singapore’s independence day is actually on 9 August, but the celebrations got pushed back due to Covid-19.
While celebrations have been postponed or scaled down, you can still belt out your favourite National Day hits like “Home” and “Where I Belong”, or participate in National Day festivities from the comfort of your home. Here are some virtual events to celebrate the country’s birthday!
1. Singapore @ Home
Singapore Global Network (SGN) is hosting its first-ever global programme to celebrate National Day and what it means to ‘come home’ in our new normal. It’s 6-hour long programme will be hosted by Hossan Leong and produced by Singapore’s own Creative maestro Dick Lee. You will also be able to catch local talents Kumar, Irene Ang, Sylvia Chan, Suhaimi Yusof, and live music performances by Taufik Batisah and Disco Hue and Dick Lee.
Singapore @ Home
Date and time: 7 August 2021, 10 a.m.
2. Ultimate Singapore E-Hunt
From 6 August, you and your family and friends can enter an exciting virtual GPS hunt around Kallang Wave Mall (and the National Stadium). Stand a chance to redeem a goodie bag (worth $56) by completing quizzes and e-games across 10 GPS pinned stations. Over 1,000 goodie bags are up for grabs and early bird participants will get an additional MOH-approved Covid Antigen Rapid Test (ART) kit. To redeem your goodie bag, simply present the completion page of the Ultimate Singapore E-Hunt with a receipt of any spending at Kallang Wave Mall.
Ultimate Singapore E-hunt
Date and time: 6 August to 12 September 2021
3. Run for Singapore 2021
Celebrate Singapore’s 56th national day by reaching the nation’s distance goal of 560,000 kilometres together in conjunction with GetActive! Singapore. The race can be completed in a single or, multiple cumulative sports and activities – these include running, cycling, walking, swimming, hiking and more. Get a Singapore Running singlet, a finisher t-shirt and a finisher medal when you sign up!
Run for Singapore 2021
Date and Time: 1 August to 31 December 2021
4. Singapore Symphony Orchestra National Day Concert
Hear your favourite National Day classics come to life and also get a chance to hear new works by Singapore’s growing league of talented composers. Join the national orchestra together in music and song for the annual Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) National Day Concert. You will also be able to hear for the first time a new medley of National Day classics made possible by your support!
Singapore Symphony Orchestra National Day Concert
Date and Time: 13 August 2021, 8 p.m.
Admission: $5 to $50
5. National Day Celebrations with the National Museum
With a whole range of activities planned out for you by the National Museum of Singapore, you are sure to have a fun time celebrating Singapore’s birthday. Reminisce on the past 56 years of nationhood and spend some time with your friends and family while you are at this event! From music performances, storytelling sessions to an online Zoom tour for Seniors, there is something for everyone!
National Day Celebrations with the National Museum of Singapore
Date and Time: 16 July to 31 August 2021
Admission: See website
By Jasia Shamdasani, July 2021