facebookFree Activities To Celebrate National Day 2022 So Your Wallet Doesn’t Cry

Advertisement

Free Activities To Celebrate National Day 2022 So Your Wallet Doesn’t Cry

Free Activities To Celebrate National Day 2022 So Your Wallet Doesn’t Cry

profileHui Juan Neo

National Day is happening next week and this means… there’ll be lots of free perks this month!

Besides catching the fireworks on 9 August, there are actually many things you can do throughout the month.

That said, National Day 2022 falls on a Tuesday, and this means you can plan for a long weekend!

Wondering what events I’m referring to?

Let’s find out!


TL;DR: Free Activities To Celebrate National Day 2022 So Your Wallet Doesn’t Cry

Click here to jump:


Events For Those Who Are Into Art & Light Installations

Museum and art lovers, start marking your calendars because there’re things lined up for you!

Source: Singapore Art Museum

Presented by the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), the Wayang Spaceship is an art installation you can find at the rear entrance of SAM. Throughout the day, you’ll be able to capture different facets of the artefact – be ready to face the music (literally), lights and film that will be activated after SAM closes, from 7.15pm – 7.45pm!

  • Dates: 15 Jul 2022 to 31 Jan 2023
  • What it is:
  • Timing: 4 to 7pm daily (Public outdoor work); 7.15pm to 7.45pm (daily activations)
  • Location: Container Bay, Rear Entrance of SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

Promotion: Get $5 off your Gojek ride to SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark (39 Keppel Road) with the promo code, ‘GOSAM’

The National Museum of Singapore (NMS) has free admission to all galleries for all on 9 Aug 2022!

There will be an outdoor playground for families in the morning, a National Day hunt in the galleries throughout the day, activity stations, workshops, live music performances and storytelling sessions.

Be sure to soak in patriotism by catching the outdoor live telecast of the National Day Parade, as images of past parades over the years are projected on the museum’s façade.

  • Date: 9 Aug 2022
  • Timing: 4 to 7pm daily (Public outdoor work); 7.15pm to 7.45pm (daily activations)
  • Location: Container Bay, Rear Entrance of SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark
  • Programme details: NMS’ website
Source: Singapore Night Festival

The Singapore Night Festival is finally back after two years of hiatus!

Throughout this period, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in art and capture shots of light, projection, motion-responsive installations and performances around Bras Basah or Bugis areas.

  • Dates: 19 to 27 Aug 2022
  • Timing: From 7.30pm
  • Programme details: Singapore Night Festival website

Back to top


Events For Movie Go-ers

Source: Esplanade

Singaporean film director, screenwriter and film producer Anthony Chen’s film Wet Season will be screening for free at Esplanade.

If you’re a film junkie, this is a film you wouldn’t want to miss as it’s nominated for six Golden Horse awards in Taiwan where actress Yeo Yann Yann won for Best Actress.

  • Date: 6 Aug 2022
  • Timing: 3pm & 8pm
  • Location: Esplanade Annexe Studio

Do note that you will need to be an Esplanade&Me member to watch this film for free!

To be a member, you will need to pay an annual fee of $50 or spend $500 on Esplanade tickets in a year.

Source: Women’s Weekly

Make your way to Sentosa’s Southside to catch free movies by the sea!

Mummies and daddies you can rejoice now because… this is a kid-friendly event where Parental Guidance-rated (PG-rated) blockbusters will be screened.

You are allowed to bring your picnic mats and folding chairs, but you won’t be able to bring your own food. But not to worry, there’ll be bites available from eateries at Southside.

On a first-come-first-serve basis, the event is limited to 400 persons. So go in early!

This is a quick glimpse of the movie lineup:

Source: Sentosa
  • Date: 5 Aug to 23 Sep 2022
  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Location: Southside

Back to top


Events For Pet & Plant Lovers

Flora and fauna. If you’re a flower and horticulture lover, drop by the Singapore Garden Festival today!

The event is held in two locations: Orchard Road and Singapore Botanic Gardens.

You will be able to catch unique activities such as floral competitions, orchid competitions and landscape design challenges!

Orchard Road

  • Dates & Time: 30 Jul to 7 Aug 2022, 10am to 10pm
  • Locations:
    • Edibles Competition, Floral competitions and Floral Installation Displays at ION Orchard
    • Show Garden Competition at Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City

Singapore Botanic Gardens

  • Dates & Time: 30 Jul to 9 Aug 2022, 8.30am to 7pm
  • Locations:
    • Orchid Competition at National Orchid Garden
    • Landscape Design Challenge at Eco-Garden, Bukit Timah Core
    • Singapore Gardeners’ Cup at Eco-Garden, Bukit Timah Core
    • MarketPlace at Tyersall Coach Park, Central Core

Hosted by Hope for Animals (HFA), the SingaPAW Weekend is the one-stop event for all things pet-related including shopping, bird demonstrations, photo and retail booths to giveaways!

Bring your dogs and join the SingaPAW Pet Walk where dog-friendly ice pops will be given for free.

For those of you who are keen to adopt a pet, there is also an adoption drive on-site and you’ll be able to meet the animals, pick up tips from pet owners and guidance from shelters.

Have always wanted to know if you have a talent for breaking records?

You can now be one as the event organisers invite you to join them in forming the number 57 marking Singapore’s Birthday at Sir Stanford Raffles in front of Victoria Concert Hall!

Participants will also receive a goodie bag voucher which is redeemable at the Yappy Pets booth (up to the first 500 or while stocks last)

  • Dates & Time: 6 Aug (11am to 9pm) & 7 Aug 2022 (11am to 6pm)
  • Location: South Beach Avenue
  • Sign up here: Link

Back to top


Events For Entertainment & Carnival Lovers

Majulah Block Party is a curated youth festival with food pop-ups by local food vendors along with an assortment of homegrown craft beer breweries and suppliers!

Be prepared to be swooned by the likes of electro-pop singer Shye, label showcases by HVT Entertainment, Allure Records, and DreamFellas Asia.

The event will end off with themed deejay sets by popular DJ Hanif!

  • Date & Time: 6 Aug 2022, 2pm to 11.30pm
  • Locations: SCAPE Underground & Somerset Youth Park
  • Sign-up here: Link
Source: Ministry of Defense

Besides the activities listed above, look forward to carnivals that are organised within the vicinity of your neighbourhoods!

You will find a myriad of things at these carnivals – family activities and exhibitions, musical, and dance performances.

Not to forget, there’ll be a static display of assets by the Singapore Armed Forces and Home Team!

Be sure to check out the programmes available at each location before heading down!

This is ticketed event, but it’s free! All you need to do is to apply for tickets online or go to a Community Centre that distributes the tickets.

LocationsDate & TimeOnline ApplicationList of Community Clubs
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Ficus Green6 Aug, 4pm to 9pmLinkLink
Punggol Open Field beside Waterway Point
Open Space next to Sembawang MRT Station
Open Field next to Buona Vista MRT Station
Wisma Geylang Serai7 Aug, 4pm to 9pm

Do note that each application is entitled to two tickets only.

Source: The New Age Parents

The Singapore Sports Hub is organising the National Day Fiesta where families can bond over sporting activities, carnival games, and live telecast of the National Day Parade!

As if that’s not enough to keep you occupied, there’ll also be a fireworks display by the Stadium Riverside Walk!

  • Date: 9 Aug 2022
  • Time: 9am to 9pm
  • Location: Singapore Sports Hub

Read more:

Back to top


Events For Red Lions Fans & Aviation Enthusiasts

As an annual tradition, the skydiving Red Lions will make an appearance!

Source: National Day Parade

You will be able to catch them at the following sites:

  • The open field next to Junction 8 in Bishan, 8.40am to 9.30am
  • Open field along North Buona Vista Road, near Ghim Moh Food Market, 9.10am to 10am

For aviation enthusiasts, be sure to catch the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s aircraft flying across Singapore on National Day!

The state flag will also be flown across Singapore from 5.25 to 6.15p.m by two Chinook helicopters, each accompanied by two Apache assault helicopters.

Source: National Day Parade

The western route that will be covered includes Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah, Kranji, Choa Chu Kang, Jurong and West Coast.

Similarly, the eastern route will cover areas such as Khatib, Sengkang, Punggol, Bedok, Pasir Ris, Changi and East Coast.

As if that’s not enough, six F-16 fighter jets will also fly across the country in a delta formation from 5.50pm to 6.15p.m!

 

Source: National Day Parade

Back to top

Related Articles:

Advertisement

profile
About Hui Juan Neo
The typical friend you have when it comes to breaking down complex info, comparing prices of things and doing reviews.
You can contribute your thoughts like Hui Juan Neo here.

🔥 What's Popular

    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
Stay updated with the latest finance tips!
Receive bite-sized finance on Telegram here.

💬 Comments (0)

What are your thoughts?

No comments yet.
Be the first to share your thoughts!

🔥 What's Popular

    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles

Join our Community!

Discuss your thoughts with like-minded members in these community groups!

Stay updated with the latest finance tips!
Receive bite-sized finance on Telegram here.

Advertisement