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Celebrating National Day

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The National Day holiday is something we look forward to. As we celebrate our nation’s 58th birthday, here are a few ideas to make the day extra meaningful for your family

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So maybe you have cast your lot in the annual battle royale to secure those coveted NDP tickets and come up short, or the idea of squeezing with the crowds at the Padang during the parade turns you off. Fret no more, here are alternative suggestions you can explore to celebrate Singapore’s 58th birthday and you might still get the chance to catch some of those gorgeous fireworks while you are at it.

Head to the Heartlands
The 2023 National Day celebrations will head to the heartlands to allow members of the public a chance to experience the pomp and pageantry up close in their estates, providing an alternative to the parade proper at the Padang. In line with this year’s theme, “Onward as One”, it is certainly fitting to bring the celebrations closer to people’s homes as a way to unify and forge a sense of community. Expect fun activities such as carnivals, live performances and sports tryouts amidst other celebrative events co-organised with Sport Singapore held at five neighbourhood stadiums in Bedok, Jurong West, Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Tampines over the weekend just before 9 August.

More details will follow in due course at the official NDP 2023 website here, so watch that space!

Fireworks ‘n’ Champagne

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Fancy a party celebrating Singapore’s 58th birthday that gives you quite literally the top-of-the-world feeling? Then a room at the Swissotel The Stamford will fit the bill! Being the tallest hotel in Singapore, you can get to enjoy a complete view of the NDP fireworks while sipping on the bubbly. For the best viewings, book rooms with access to Harbour View to enjoy the show.

Make your bookings at the Swissotel The Stamford website today or call 6338 8585 for enquiries.

Swissotel The Stamford
2 Stamford Road
Singapore 178882

Image credit: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

For those who love their hotels historic, they will not go wrong with The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. Once the General Post Office in ages past, the grand old building that has witnessed Singapore’s various milestones through the years stands just across the Marina Bay and by virtue of its location, is an excellent spot for watching the parade in its entirety! Pick rooms with a bay view for the complete NDP experience amidst luxury and comfort.

For bookings, please visit The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s website or call 6733 8388 for enquiries.

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square
Singapore 049178

Touring the Galaxy
Locals would know that the Singapore flag has got stars and a crescent moon on it and some may even be able to tell you the meaning behind them. This National Day, how about getting to know these heavenly bodies for real at the Science Centre and make this a fun family trip over the National Day holiday? As part of their National Day tie-in, Science Centre Singapore is offering a Galaxy Reward National Day Promotion during which visitors will be able to redeem a $5 NTUC FairPrice Group Gift Voucher with a minimum purchase of two Science Centre tickets in a single receipt.

The redemption is valid from now until 13 August, while stocks last and is only applicable for peak day tickets (weekends, school and public holidays).

Science Centre Singapore
15 Science Centre Road
Singapore 609081

National Museum of Singapore. Image Credit: National Heritage Board

A Look Back in Time
As we look forward as a young nation, it pays to also look back and explore Singapore’s past. Why not pay a visit to the various heritage institutions and museums scattered across the country during this National Day, and appreciate how far we have come since the days of Temasek to that of a former colony and to the bustling metropolis we are today. What’s more, Singapore citizens and permanent residents enjoy free admission to the National Heritage Board’s national museums and heritage institutions all year round, so take the opportunity to organise a family trip to remember.

Log on here for a full list of NHB museums and heritage institutions.

Celebrate SG’s 58th Birthday with AA’s Irresistible Promotions! 

As our beloved nation marks its 58th birthday this year, AA Singapore is also thrilled to join in the festivities with our exclusive National Day promotions and offers that you absolutely cannot afford to miss!This August, we are excited to present a special NDP promotion alongside our New 3-year AA Membership and 3-Year Ordinary Renewal offers. For both new and existing members, this is a golden opportunity to extend your membership for additional years at an unbeatable price of just $58 per subsequent year (U.P $81 per additional Membership year). With this incredible deal, you can continue to enjoy all the benefits and services that come with being a part of the AA community, ensuring your journeys are safe and worry-free.

But that’s not all! Our AAShop is also in the National Day spirit, offering Members an additional 20% off Member Price for all Xpert-60 products. This exclusive offer will be available until 31 August 2023, giving our Members ample time to explore the AAShop and save big on top-tier car care products. Xpert-60 products are renowned for their quality and effectiveness in maintaining your vehicle’s shine and cleanliness, making this offer an absolute must for any car enthusiast.

As we commemorate Singapore’s achievements and progress, AA Singapore stands proud of our strong bond with our Members, and these promotions are our way of expressing gratitude for your continued support and trust. Don’t miss out on these exciting offers, seize the chance to enhance your driving experience, and celebrate National Day with AA Singapore!