Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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Family Activities During National Day

As you and your family are keenly awaiting for Singapore’s National Day on 9 August and the long weekend, here is a list of activities that all of you will enjoy.

HAPPY 49th Birthday Singapore!!!

MOST recommendations are FREE!!!

Hope you enjoy the recommendations and have a relaxing long Weekend!


National Day’s Parade free4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3 

For: Family, Children

"Our People, Our Home" will be the theme of this year's National Day Parade, as we celebrates our Nation’s 49th birthday.  It is to remind us that us as ordinary people can do the extraordinary when we come together as one community, one people.  This year's Parade and Ceremony unites the strength and spirit of all participating organizations, drawing more than 2000 participants from 35 marching contingents together as one.

The parade will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay with the show's segment directed by Dick Lee.

This will be the first time that the Parade and Ceremony will begin with a Military Tattoo, which comprises of the Combined Band and the SAF Precision Drill Squad. This will also be the first Prade in history that MINDS is participating in the Parade.

Rather than watching at home in front of the TV, why not head down to where the action will be.   It will be a very different feeling watching the event alive with hundreds and thousands of people.

To catch the event alive, here is the list of 32 best places you can have the best view of the whole National Day Parade.

Date: 9 Aug 2014

Date: 6pm onwards

Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay


Kampung Games free4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3

For: Children, Family, Games

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What games did we play in the good old days? Have fun with your family or friends while you give these nostalgic childhood games such as goli (marbles), five stones and gasing (top spinning) a go.

Date and Time:

  • 8 Aug 2014, Fri   6 – 9pm
  • 9 Aug 2014, Sat   2 – 7pm
  • 10 Aug 2014, Sun   3 – 9pm

Venue: Esplanade, Concourse

Admission: FREE !!!


Singapore Char Siew Baos! free4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3

For: Family, Music

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Sing your heart out to familiar tunes! The Singapore Char Siew Baos! share their love for our nation with an injection of their unique flavour into renditions of popular local songs.

Date:  8 Aug 2014, Fri

Time:

7.30 – 8.15pm
8.45 – 9.30pm
10 – 10.45pm

Venue: Esplanade, Outdoor Theatre

Admission: FREE !!!


Face Paintingfree4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3 

For: Children, Family

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Get your face painted in this fun activity not just for kids — adults can join in too! First come, first served, so get there early!

Date and Time:

  • 8 Aug 2014, Fri 6 – 9pm
  • 9 Aug 2014, Sat 2 – 7pm
  • 10 Aug 2014, Sun 3 – 9pm

Venue: Esplanade, Concourse

Admission: FREE !!!


Qilin Group

For: Children, Family, Music

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Evoking the pioneering spirit and vision of our forefathers with their distinctive and audacious improvisation, the Qilin Group combines folk-inspired melodies and rhythms with jazz in celebration of Singapore’s 49th birthday.

Date: 8 AUG 2014, FRI

Time: 

  • 6.30 – 7.15pm
  • 8 – 8.45pm

Venue: Esplanade, Concourse

Admission: FREE !!!


Summertimes Big Band

For: Children, Family, Music

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The Summertimes Big Band, Singapore's very own all-professional independent big band, will bring you an evening of familiar local songs and swing tunes. Special guests Joanna Dong, Rob Collins and Haikal 'Satchmo' will join the band in the evening of our tribute to Singaporeans and all things local.

Date: 9 AUG 2014, SAT

Time:

  • 8.20 – 9pm
  • 9.20 – 10pm

Venue: Esplanade, Outdoor Theatre

Admission: FREE !!!


Project RA:Celebrate Singapore 

For: Children, Family, Music

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Project RA teams up with SA to perform an eclectic mix of familiar National Day tunes that you will surely recognise!

Date: 9 AUG 2014, SAT

Time:

  • 4 – 4.40pm &
  • 5 – 5.40pm

Venue: Esplanade, Outdoor Theatre

Admission: FREE !!!


Letters to Singapore

For: Children, Family,

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What would a letter to Singapore sound like? Would it be about a time, a place or even a person? Come listen to the fondest, happiest memories of Singaporeans at home and abroad as we celebrate National Day.

Date: 10 AUG 2014, SUN

Time:

  • 6 – 6.30pm
  • 7 – 7.30pm  & 
  • 8 – 8.30pm

Venue: Esplanade, Concourse

Admission: FREE !!!


Drum Circle  

For: Children, Family, Music

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Join in the fun of being a part of a Drum Circle and make music as you go along, using your listening and playing skills. No experience required!

Date: 10 AUG 2014, SUN

Time:

  • 5.30 – 6pm  & 
  • 6.30 – 7pm

Venue: Esplanade, Outdoor Theatre

Admission: FREE !!!


Songs from the Red Dot 

For: Children, Family, Music

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How many popular songs that you know of are composed or penned by our local songwriters? Aaron, Si Tong, Maricelle, Yi Ting, Xiang Yun and Fairus uncover some of these gems.

Date: 10 AUG 2014, SUN

Time:

  • 3 – 30pm, 
  • 4 – 4.30pm  & 
  • 5 – 5.30pm

Venue: Esplanade, Concourse

Admission: FREE !!!


Metro Expo Salefree4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3

For: Shopping, Family

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Shop to your heart’s content at The Metro Expo Sale and grab the best deals on clothes, shoes, household items and more. Enjoy Early Bird Specials on 1 August from 10am to 2pm and also pick up some great items at the Taiwan Fair.

Date: 1 Aug 2014 to 10 Aug 2014

Time: 11 AM – 10PM

Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 5

Admission: FREE !!!


The Nation’s Grand Expofree4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3

For: Shopping, Family

Deals that Rock the Nation @ Harvey Norman Singapore

When: 8 Aug 2014 to 10 Aug 2014

Time: 11 to 9.30pm

Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 6A

Admission: FREE !!!


FREE Movie Screening! free4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3

For: Movie, Family

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There was a Voting for the favorite movie which already ended on 1 Aug and the movie with the most votes will be screened.  I am not sure about the winner but either “(The Lorax or Epic)” will be screened on that day.

When: 10 August 2014

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Downtown East, Event Square

Admission: FREE !!!


Serenation – Growing Up

For: Children, Family, Music

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Join students from LASALLE College of The Arts in Growing Up, as they present a familiar line-up of National Day tunes as well as originals. Comprising talented vocalists and instrumentalists, they represent the hopes and aspirations of the youth of Singapore.

Date: 9 AUG 2014, SAT

Time:

  • 3 – 3.30pm
  • 4 – 4.30pm
  • 5 – 5.30pm 

Venue: Esplanade, Concourse

Admission: FREE !!!


The Book Salefree4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3

For: Shopping, Family

When: 8 Aug 2014 to 10 Aug 2014

Time: 10am to 9.30pm

Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 6B

Admission: FREE !!!

 

Red heart Wishing You and Your Family a

VERY Nice, Relaxing Weekends!!!Red heart

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