The sunny island of Sentosa invites you and your friends to immerse yourselves in a So Singapore experience this National Day from July to August! There will be lots of exciting free round the clock programmes and activities planned to give both the locals and tourists a truly Singapore adventure in celebration of our nation’s 52nd Birthday!
1. Savour historical experience & tasty treats
From 4 August to 13 August, enjoy delectable and original local tastes while travelling back in time at the unique Heritage Carnival 2017 – So Singapore at Palawan Green, where you will meet and interact with roving costumed characters from Singapore’s pre-war days. The carnival will feature Singaporean delights such as Peranakan Kueh, Burger Bombs and Chendol from more than 20 stalls as well as various exciting activities! While you are there, remember to check out the outdoor obstacle course for children, movies under the stars and larger-than-life photo props too!
2. Sentosa Merlion Magical Light Up
Get your cameras ready and stand in awe as the majestic Sentosa Merlion comes to life with vibrant and colourful National Day-themed lights and projections when it gets dark! Apart from the theme of patriotism, the ever-popular light and music extravaganza now comes with an added technological feature that allows you to experience augmented reality effects while watching the show through smartphones. Just download the free marq+ App, available on both App Store (iOS) and Android Play Store.
3. Virtual Moments: Learn about Singapore as you explore Sentosa
The same App can also be used in an interactive guest activity Virtual Moments. So whip out your smartphones and capture images of Singapore icons with a dose of augmented reality at five photo points spread out across Merlion Plaza, Beach Plaza and Beach Station. You will get to relive their childhoods at one of these photo points at Beach Plaza with nostalgic kampong games like the colourful Five Stones, the exciting Chapteh, and the exciting Eraser Game, just to name a few!
Date: From 14 July to 27 August | Time: Weekdays: 11.00am to 8.00pm (Merlion Plaza & Beach Plaza) & Weekends: 10.00am to 8.00pm (Beach Plaza), 10.00am – 8.00pm (Merlion Plaza) | Venue: Merlion Plaza (Imbiah Station) & Beach Plaza (Beach Station), Sentosa.
4. Sounds of the Lion City: For music and performing arts lovers
A string of free Saturday performances based on the four ethnic groups in Singapore, you will get to experience a myriad of activities including; traditional Face-changing (Biàn Liǎn), Wushu performance, Peranakan folk songs, classic Indian songs, and even an East-meets-West fusion music that brings together the Erhu with the likes of a music keyboard, and more.
Date: Every Saturday from 15 July to 26 August 2017 | Time: 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.55pm | Venue: Merlion Plaza (Imbiah Station, Sentosa)
5. Pen a Dream for Singapore: Wishing Singapore a Happy Birthday!
No matter what’s your nationality, all are welcomed to pen down their dreams and well wishes in celebration for Singapore’s 52nd National Day. Thereafter, these well-wishes will be placed on a special wall (6.0metre x 1.8metre) and remain as a photo point for everyone.
6. Artisans’ Bazaar: Interesting curios and handmade crafts
Shop for a delightful array of vintage goods and handmade collectables at this crafts fair, where you can pick up gifts like Handmade Zen figurines, Grandfather Clocks, Dreamcatchers, Recycled Tins with Functional lights, Hand Wax Modeling and Handmade Miniature Clay Dollhouses.
Date: Every Saturday from 14 July to 27 August 2017 | Time: 4.30pm to 9.30pm | Venue: Linkway Bridge (Imbiah Station, Sentosa)
7. Fort Siloso & Revamped Surrender Chambers: Celebrating Singapore’s 52 years of history
With National Day just round the corner, Singapore has come a long way. Yet, not all may be familiar with Singapore’s glorious history and the heroes who laid their lives leading to today’s success. Built in the late 19th century, Fort Siloso is a “witness” to Singapore’s rise from a fishing village to the megacity today. With a newly revamped Surrender Chambers, explorers can relive some of the historical moments in an experiential journey, guided by light and sound effects through the six interactive zones.
8. Sports Activities For The Adventurous
There will also be something for sports fans and adrenaline-junkies with the Sentosa Adventure Race 2017, as part of the annual “GetActive! Singapore”, a week that offers people from all walks of life with varied opportunities to participate, organise, share and enjoy the celebration of Singapore’s birthday through sport, fitness and wellness activities. The 5.2km adventure race spans Palawan Beach, Siloso Beach and Siloso Skywalk, and will include both water and vertical obstacles across seven adventure checkpoints.
9. Great Deals For Everyone!
To up the fun factor even further, all Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents as well as holders of employment passes, work permits and dependent passes, will enjoy attractive deals and big discounts of up to 52% at various attractions in celebration of National Day! These attractions include Trick Eye Museum Singapore, Sentosa Merlion, Singapore Cable Car Sky Network, Wings of Time and Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, just to name a few. Click here to check out all the deals that are in store for you!
Visit Sentosa from now till August to celebrate National Day with a true Singapore adventure!