|Starts||7 Aug 2015 (Fri)||Ends||10 Aug 2015 (Mon)|
As Singapore marks 50 years of independence this year, the President has declared 7 August 2015 (Friday) a public holiday.
This will make for an extended Jubilee Weekend over the 7 to 10 August period so as to enable all Singaporeans to participate in commemorating this special milestone in Singapore’s history.
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- Update 17 Jul:
- NDP Celebrations from the Padang to Marina Bay (7 – 9 August)
- Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2015 (7 August)
- Gardens by the Bay celebrates SG50 (7 – 10 August)
- Families for Life SG50 Picnics
- Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay’s National Day Celebrations (6 – 10 August)
- SG50 Concert Series in the Park at Singapore Botanic Gardens (7 – 9 August)
- Sing50 Concert (7 August)
- Sports Hub Community Carnival (8 – 9 August)
- Sentosa (7 – 10 August)
- SG Heart Map bus tours (7 – 10 August)
- Museums and Heritage Galleries (7 – 10 August)
- Islandwide Community Events (7 – 10 August)
- Public Attractions (7 – 10 August)
Over the Jubilee Weekend, special programmes have also been prepared for Singaporeans around the island. The museums and heritage galleries will remain open for Singaporeans to revisit and experience afresh the journey of Singapore’s story.
This includes the National Museum of Singapore and Asian Civilisations Museum, the new Indian Heritage Centre, the Peranakan Museum, the Singapore Philatelic Museum, Reflections at Bukit Chandu, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Malay Heritage Centre, Sports Museum, Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, Singapore City Gallery and Marina Barrage Sustainable Singapore Gallery.
The Jubilee Weekend will kick off with the ComChest Heartstrings Walk 2015-SG50 Community Heartbeats at Marina Bay on 7 August as an expression of Singapore’s aspiration as a caring and compassionate society.
Special programmes will be held around the area over the weekend, including Families for Life picnics at the Marina Barrage, and aerial display performances by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Black Knights Team. Gardens by the Bay will create a floral depiction of Singapore’s Story and a SG50 edition of the Garden Rhapsody music and light show.
These will culminate in the National Day Parade on 9 August, which will, for the first time, span the whole Marina Bay area from Gardens by the Bay to the Padang.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens will host a series of activities from 7 to 9 August showcasing the rich cultural and botanical heritage of the Gardens and shared memories of the Gardens as a much-loved civic space.
Several performances will also be held on 7 to 8 August as part of NParks’ SG50 Concert Series in the Park. Visitors will be able to relive the Aneka Ragam Ra’ayat or “People’s Variety Show”, held in the Botanic Gardens in 1959, which was groundbreaking then as it was the first time that cultural performances by different races were featured in the same event.
Families for Life and NParks will organise a series of picnics at the West Coast Park, Pasir Ris Park and Sembawang Park on 7 August.
Both young and old can bond over food and drinks, performances and movie screenings.
The Singapore Sports Hub will come alive with a celebration of Singapore’s love for music and sports. Those who wish to enjoy some Singapore music by international and local talents can catch the Sing50 concert at the National Stadium on 7 August, featuring iconic songs popular with Singaporeans across the decades.
At the Sports Hub on 8 and 9 August, Singaporeans can also take part in a community carnival and enjoy local games, music and snacks from the past 50 years.
All across the island, many Singaporeans have come together to organise community projects to mark Singapore’s 50th year. These activities will peak over the Jubilee Weekend, with carnivals and mini-parades being held in neighbourhoods for families, friends and neighbours to spend time together.
As part of SG Heart Map, Singaporeans will be treated to special bus tours on 7 and 10 August that take them to their favourite places islandwide. The stops along the tours will be composed by Singaporeans’ choices of the most endearing places around
To enable Singaporeans to spend a memorable weekend with friends and family, several attractions and facilities have initiated discounted or free admission for Singaporeans over the Jubilee Weekend (7 to 10 August).
These include Jurong Bird Park (50% discount); Flower Dome and Cloud Forest (50% discount, with free entry for seniors age 60 and above) at Gardens by the Bay; and free admission to the National Orchid Garden, Science Centre Singapore (Including “gated attractions” such as KidsSTOP, Snow City, Human Body Experience and the Omni-Theatre) and ActiveSG swimming pools and gyms islandwide.
Event on 7 – 10 Aug 2015. More information on the Jubilee Weekend programme calendar will be available at www.singapore50.sg.
With a variety of programmes planned, the Jubilee Weekend is a time for celebration, reflection, and the love of family and home.
Check out upcoming events and many more through the website – you won’t want to miss any of them!
Get set for Jubilee Weekend!
Celebrate SIngapore’s Golden Jubilee as the National Day Parade returns to a historic venue, the Padang.
The celebrations combine traditional crowd favourites like the Parade and Ceremony, Aerial Display, and Mobile Column for a spectacular mass display.
Kick-start the festivities with a 4km charity walk around Marina Bay. There will also be a vertical marathon, fun-filled carnival and a special drumming activity.
Immerse in the “Singapore Stories” – a floral depiction of Singapore’s tales and legends – and be enchanted by a special SG50 edition of the “Garden Rhapsody” music and light show.
-Marina Barrage (7 – 8 August)
-West Coast Park, Pasir Ris Park and Sembawang Park (7 August)
Join in these picnics and celebrate the importance of family. Enjoy fun family activities such as “old school” games, bouncy castles, roving buskers, kite flying, nature tours and movie screenings.
Enjoy free programmes, comprising dance and music performances by home-grown talents, talks and workshops, art installations and a bazaar.
Revel in a carnival with activities celebrating the rich cultural and botanical heritage of the Gardens. Enjoy free concerts, bandstand performances, outdoor movie screenings, as well as a live telecast of the NDP.
Be enthralled by Singapore’s home-grown talents, as they perform songs composed, performed or made popular by Singapore artistes.
Get active with sports try-outs and clinics, kids craft and play zones, kampong games, stage games and entertainment, movie and NDP screenings, mass workout and Sports Hub Experience activities.
Enjoy free attractions and special deals at The State of Fun over the long weekend. Catch awesome sand sculptures chronicling the Singapore Story on Siloso Beach.
Explore some of the most endearing places chosen by Singaporeans. Join in fun and exciting activities along the way, and savour some of our favourite local fare.
Take part in special Jubilee exhibitions and programmes for both young and old throughout the long weekend held at national museums and heritage institutions. Highlights include an exhibition of the 25th Anniversary Time Capsule.
Celebrate with families, friends and neighbours as we come together to mark our 50th year with national day carnivals, parades and street parties.
Enjoy special concessions at public attractions and facilities such as Singapore Science Centre, Jurong Bird Park and ActiveSG swimming pools & gyms.
Find out more at www.singapore50.sg
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