SG50 Jubilee Weekend - Activities to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday

I'm sure everyone knows it's quite a big deal that Singapore is 50 years old this year, and there are really SO MANY activities lined up for us! Singapore is set for the Jubilee Weekend where many activities have been lined up for us Singaporeans in the spirit of celebrating Singapore's 50th birthday!
Here I have a very very long list of activities available, do scroll through and see if you have any you would like to attend with your loved ones. No more excuses to stay at home saying there's nothing to do or nowhere to go in Singapore! Also, you can download the SG50 app for a convenient list of events/activities happening over the Jubilee Weekend! For App Store: (http://bit.ly/SG50iOSApp) For Google Play Store: (http://bit.ly/SG50AndroidApp)




Uncle Ringo 50 Years of Fun
Waterfront Promenade Open Space
Info
DATE & TIME
25th July – 10th August 2015
Weekdays: 6pm – 11pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: 1pm – 11pm

ADMISSION
Free

EVENT DETAILS
-

Venue
LOCATION
Waterfront Promenade Open Space

GETTING THERE
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Majulah Singapura Celebrating 50 years with U
The Promontory @ Marina Bay
Info
DATE & TIME
1st August 2015
4pm – 10pm

ADMISSION
This is a ticketed event

EVENT DETAILS
Enjoy a night of exciting performances, fun activities and fireworks! Join over 5000 unionists and tripartite partners from the 12 clusters, and be a part of the largest National Day Observance Ceremony.

Venue
LOCATION
The Promontory @ Marina Bay
11 Marina Blvd, 018940

GETTING THERE
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#SgEatWithUs Celebrates by the Bay
Waterfront Promenade Open Space
Info
DATE & TIME
1st – 2nd August 2015
7th – 9th August 2015
11am – 10pm

ADMISSION
Free

EVENT DETAILS
Be part of a movement that celebrates the stories and values of Singaporeans and local home-cooked food. Head down to these pop-up food carnivals and share some home-cooked delicacies with your fellow Singaporeans!

You can even choose to organise your own potluck parties at home with your family, friends and neighbours! Don’t forget to share photos of your experience on social media with the hashtag #SgEatWithUs.

Venue
LOCATION
Waterfront Promenade Open Space

GETTING THERE
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Fullerton Light Display
Fullerton Hotel
Info
DATE & TIME
1st August 2015
7th – 9th August 2015
8pm – 11.15pm (hourly)

ADMISSION
Free

EVENT DETAILS
Be captivated by a 10-minute lights and projection display of buildings around Marina Bay every hour!

Venue
LOCATION
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square, 049178

GETTING THERE
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Light Up the Bay
Marina Bay
Info
DATE & TIME
1st August 2015
7th – 9th August 2015
8pm – 11.15pm (hourly)

ADMISSION
Free

EVENT DETAILS
Be captivated by a 10-minute lights and projection display of buildings around Marina Bay every hour!

Venue
LOCATION
Marina Bay

GETTING THERE
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Heritage at the Bay
Clifford Square
Info
DATE & TIME
1st – 10th August 2015
12pm – 10pm

ADMISSION
Free

EVENT DETAILS
We’ve come a long way as a nation. Head down to Clifford Square, where you can enjoy a heritage display and look back at the past 50 years of our history.

Venue
LOCATION
Clifford Square
1 Fullerton Road, One Fullerton, 049213

GETTING THERE
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#MySingapore – Ours to Create
Esplanade
Info
DATE & TIME
1st – 10th August 2015
11am – 9pm

ADMISSION
Free

EVENT DETAILS
Enjoy a special SG50 exhibition curated by the Singapore Discovery Centre, put together by Singaporeans for Singaporeans.

With photo essays and songs covering all aspects of Singapore’s Past, Present and Future, you can learn fun facts, read personal stories and find out what makes us uniquely Singaporean.

Plus, enjoy interactive activities and explore Singapore’s hidden landscapes in the Future Simulation Theatre. So grab your friends & family, and come together to celebrate SG50 as one people, one nation and one Singapore!

Venue
LOCATION
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
1 Esplanade Dr, 038981

GETTING THERE
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50% off admission @ Jurong Bird Park
Jurong Bird Park
Info
DATE & TIME
1st – 31st August 2015
8.30am – 6pm

ADMISSION
Prices before discount:
Adult - $28
Child (Ages 3 – 12) - $18
Senior Citizens - $12

EVENT DETAILS
If you are a Singapore resident, you can enjoy 50% off admission! From 7th to 10th August 2015, you can also collect a free SG50 animal-themed woven tote bag when you visit the four wildlife parks – Jurong Bird Park, Night Safar, River Safari or Singapore Zoo (limited to 1 bag per visitor, while stocks last).

Plus, sign up as a member to enjoy an ongoing SG50 promotion that gives you unlimited year-round entry for the price of a 1-day ticket!

Venue
LOCATION
Jurong Bird Park
2 Jurong Hill, 628925

GETTING THERE
By MRT & Bus
Alight at Boon Lay MRT Station and board Bus Service 194 or 251 from Boon Lay Interchange.






Esplanade’s National Day Celebrations
The Esplanade
Info
DATE & TIME
6th – 10th August 2015

ADMISSION
Free

EVENT DETAILS
Enjoy dance and music performances by Singapore’s home-grown talents! Or treat yourself to other activities such as talks, workshops, art installations and even a special bazaar featuring local entrepreneurs.

Plus, grab a chance to witness the Esplanade Concert Hall transform itself acoustically as you sit back and enjoy a variety of music performances on 8th August 2015.

Venue
LOCATION
The Esplanade
1 Esplanade Drive, 038981

GETTING THERE
(A) By MRT
North-South/East-West Line:
Alight at City Hall MRT Station.

Circle Line:
Alight at Esplanade MRT Station.

(B) By Bus

(i) Board 36, 56, 70M, 75, 77, 97, 97e, 106, 111, 133, 162M, 171, 195, 531, 700A, 857, 960, 961, 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N, NR1, NR2, NR5, NR6, NR7, NR8. Alight outside the entrance of Esplanade Mall, along Raffles Avenue (Bus Stop No: 02061)

(ii) Board 10, 57, 70, 128, 162, 196, 531, 652, 656, 660, 700, 850E, 868, 951E, 971E. Alight at Esplanade Drive (Bus Stop No: 02111)






SG50 Community Heartbeats: Heartstrings Walk 2015
Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza
Info
DATE & TIME
7th August 2015
7.30am – 11am

ADMISSION
Donate $10 to join the 4km Fun Walk
(All outright donations will enjoy a 300% tax deduction, with the government matching each donation dollar-for-dollar under the Care & Share Movement.)

EVENT DETAILS
Take a 4km Fun Walk around Marina Bay for charity! Together, we can help make the Jubilee celebrations meaningful for everyone, including the disadvantaged.

You can also be part of a special drumming activity with beneficiaries, corporate volunteers and fellow residents. Together, you will create a special rhythm that signifies the heartbeat of a caring community.

What’s more, there will be a 57-storey vertical marathon at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and a fun-filled carnival at the Event Plaza!

Venue
LOCATION
Marina Bay Sands – The Event Plaza
12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore

GETTING THERE
(A) By MRT

Circle Line:
Exit at Bayfront MRT Station and take a five-minute walk from the station to Event Plaza through the Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

North-South Line:
(i) Exit at Marina Bay MRT Station and board SBS 133, SBS 97, SMRT 106 from the bus stop opposite the station.
(ii) Exit at Raffles Place MRT Station and board SBS 97 at the bus stop opposite Ogilvy Centre along Robinson Road, or at the bus stop in front of The Sail along Marina Boulevard.

(B) By Bus

SBS 97, 97e: Jurong East to Marina Square (loop)
SBS 133. 133M: Ang Mo Kio to The Esplanade, Raffles Avenue (loop)
SBS 502: Pioneer Road North to Marina Square (loop)
SBS 518: Pasir Ris to Suntec City (loop)
SMRT 106: Bukit Batok to Marina Centre Terminal





Sing50 Concert
Singapore Sports Hub (National Stadium)
Info
DATE & TIME
7th August 2015
7.30pm (Doors open at 5.30pm)

ADMISSION
A minimum of a $20 donation per ticket, available via the online Mapletree-Sing50 Charity Ticket Drive.

EVENT DETAILS
Sing along with your favourite international and home-grown talents as they perform Singapore’s greatest hits across different genres, cultures and communities.

Venue
LOCATION
Singapore Sports Hub (National Stadium)
2 Stadium Walk, 397718

GETTING THERE
(A) By MRT

Circle Line:
(i) Alight at Stadium MRT Station, or
(ii) Alight at Moutbatten MRT Station and walk approximately 600m

East-West Line:
Alight at Kallang MRT Station and walk approximately 600m under a sheltered walkway

(B) By Bus

(i) Board Bus Service 11. Alight along Stadium Crescent, directly outside Singapore Indoor Stadium (Bus Stop No: 80199)

(ii) Board Bus Service 10, 14, 16, 70, 70M, 196 (towards CBD). Alight along Nicoll Highway, outside the Singapore Sports Hub (Bus Stop No: 80219).

(ii) Board Bus Service 10, 14, 16, 70, 70M, 196 (from CBD). Alight along Nicoll Highway, opposite Singapore Sports Hub (Bus Stop No: 80211) and cross the sheltered overhead bridge.








NUSSU Rag & Flag 2015
The Float @ Marina Bay
Info
DATE & TIME
7th August 2015
5pm – 11pm

ADMISSION
This is a ticketed event

EVENT DETAILS
Be part of an annual tradition that dates back more than 50 years! Watch students from NUS celebrate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee in conjunction with the annual Union Rag event.

Whether or not you’re an NUS student, you’ll surely enjoy this dazzling and colourful extravaganza of colourful costumes, thrilling choreography and stunning hand-built floats.

Plus, be entertained by ‘LIVE’ performances by local favourites such as The Sam Willows, Gentle Bones and much more!

Venue
LOCATION
The Float @ Marina Bay
20 Raffles Ave, 039805

GETTING THERE
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Time of Your Life
The Promontory @ Marina Bay
Info
DATE & TIME
7th August 2015
5pm – 9pm

ADMISSION
This is a ticketed event

EVENT DETAILS
Have the Time of Your Life this SG50! Relive old memories and bring back sweet memories of yesteryears as you enjoy a ‘LIVE’ band performance by one of Singapore’s most versatile pop groups from the 60’s – The Silver Strings. Housewife Rosie Phua (Irene Ang) and Moe Alkalf will also be there to keep you engaged throughout the event.

Venue
LOCATION
The Promontory @ Marina Bay
11 Marina Blvd, 018940

GETTING THERE
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Families for Life SG50 Picnics in Your Neighbourhood
Pasir Ris Park
Info
DATE & TIME
7th August 2015
4pm – 10pm

ADMISSION
Free; Registration required
(Register on the Families For Life website and stand to win a FFL funpack.)

EVENT DETAILS
Have a family picnic and celebrate SG50 in the heartlands! Organised by Families for Life, in partnership with NParks, this event offers a fun-filled day of nostalgic childhood games, performances by roving buskers, as well as food and game stalls.

Plus, enjoy a guided nature walk (limited slots available, first-come-first-serve basis) and let your kids play in the FFL bouncy castles before ending the night with a movie screening at 7.30pm.

You can buy your picnic baskets at the event (proceeds will be donated to charity) and fill them with complimentary snacks and beverages, served by the Families for Life Mobile Café.

Venue
LOCATION
Pasir Ris Park
Along Pasir Ris Central, Opposite Pasir Ris MRT Station, 510534

GETTING THERE
(A) By Car/Taxi

Head onto CTE and take Exit 1 towards PIE/ECP. Keep right and merge onto TPE. Take Exit 3C towards Pasir Ris Drive 1. Follow Pasir Ris Drive 8 and Pasir Ris Drive 1.

Alternatively, take PIE and TPE to Tampines Ave 12. Take Exit 3B and follow Pasir Ris Flyover, Paris Ris Drive 8 and Pasir Ris Drive 1.

(B) By MRT & Bus

Alight at Pasir Ris MRT Station.
Board SBS 403 from Pasir Ris Bus Interchange and alight at Aft Pasir Ris Way (Bus Stop No. 77119).

(C) By Shuttle Bus

Shuttle bus services to Pasir Ris Park will start from 3.30pm and end at 10.30pm. For more details, please refer to the time boards located at each venue.


Families for Life SG50 Picnics in Your Neighbourhood
West Coast Park
Info
DATE & TIME
7th August 2015
4pm – 10pm

ADMISSION
Free; Registration required
(Register on the Families For Life website and stand to win a FFL funpack.)

EVENT DETAILS
Have a family picnic and celebrate SG50 in the heartlands! Organised by Families for Life, in partnership with NParks, this event offers a fun-filled day of nostalgic childhood games, performances by roving buskers, as well as food and game stalls.

Plus, enjoy a family cycling or trampoline (limited slots available, first-come-first-serve basis) and let your kids play in the FFL bouncy castles before ending the night with a movie screening at 7.30pm.

You can buy your picnic baskets at the event (proceeds will be donated to charity) and fill them with complimentary snacks and beverages, served by the Families for Life Mobile Café.

Venue
LOCATION
West Coast Park
71 West Coast Highway, 126844

GETTING THERE
(A) By Car/Taxi

Head towards CTE (City). Continue on AYE to Clementi Road (Exit 9). Keep left at the fork and follow signs for NUS/West Coast Highway/West Coast Park.

Alternatively, head towards PIE (Tuas). Take Exit 20A to merge onto Adam Road. Continue straight to Farrer flyover until Queensway. Make a slight right onto Portsdown Ave and turn right to merge onto AYE (Tuas). Continue on AYE to Clementi Road (Exit 9). Keep left at the fork and follow signs for NUS/West Coast Highway/West Coast Park.

(B) By MRT & Bus

(i) Alight at Haw Par Villa MRT Station, or
(ii) Board Bus Service 176 from Telok Blangah MRT Station or Pasir Panjang MRT Station or Opp Haw Par Villa MRT Station and alight at outside S’pore Food Ind Bldg (Bus Stop No. 20131), or
(iii) Board Bus Service 175 from Clementi Bus Interchange and alight at Aft West Coast Link (Bus Stop No. 17369) along West Coast Highway and cross the highway, or


(iv) Board Bus Service 30 from Bedok Interchange and alight at West Bay Resort Condo (Bus Stop No. 17381). Walk with the traffic, turn left into West Coast Link and cross West Coast Highway.

(C) By Shuttle Bus

Shuttle bus services to Pasir Ris Park will start from 3.30pm and end at 10.30pm. For more details, please refer to the time boards located at each venue.


Families for Life SG50 Picnics in Your Neighbourhood
Sembawang Park
Info
DATE & TIME
7th August 2015
4pm – 10pm

ADMISSION
Free; Registration required
(Register on the Families For Life website and stand to win a FFL funpack.)

EVENT DETAILS
Have a family picnic and celebrate SG50 in the heartlands! Organised by Families for Life, in partnership with NParks, this event offers a fun-filled day of nostalgic childhood games, performances by roving buskers, as well as food and game stalls.

Plus, enjoy a terrarium-making workshop (limited slots available, first-come-first-serve basis) and let your kids play in the FFL bouncy castles before ending the night with a movie screening at 7.30pm.

You can buy your picnic baskets at the event (proceeds will be donated to charity) and fill them with complimentary snacks and beverages, served by the Families for Life Mobile Café.

Venue
LOCATION
Sembawang Park
Sembawang, 758526

GETTING THERE
(A) By Car/Taxi

Take CTE and SLE to Upper Thomson Road. Take Exit 5 and keep right at the fork to continue toward Upper Thomson Road. Continue onto Sembawang Road and then to Sembawang Park.

Alternatively, take CTE and continue to SLE. Take Exit 3 to merge onto Lentor Ave toward Yishun. Continue onto Yishun Ave 2 and onto Canberra Link. Turn right onto Sembawang Road and then to Sembawang Park.

(B) By MRT & Bus

Alight at Sembawang MRT Station. Board Bus Service 882 from Sembawang Interchange and alight at Sembawang Park (Bus Stop No. 58091).

(C) By Shuttle Bus

Shuttle bus services to Pasir Ris Park will start from 3.30pm and end at 10.30pm. For more details, please refer to the time boards located at each venue.


Families for Life SG50 Picnics
Marina Barrage
Info
DATE & TIME
7th – 8th August 2015
8am – 12.30pm

ADMISSION
Free; Registration required
(Register on the Families For Life website.)

EVENT DETAILS
Enjoy a family picnic at Marina Barrage! Organised by Families for Life, in partnership with PUB, this event offers a fun-filled day of nostalgic childhood games, performances by local artistes and carnival stalls.

You can buy your picnic baskets at the event (proceeds will be donated to charity) and fill them with complimentary food and beverages, served by the Families for Life Mobile Café.

To top things off, you can catch The Republic of Singapore Air Force Black Knights in action as they put up a spectacular aerial display for all Singaporeans to enjoy!

Venue
LOCATION
Marina Barrage
8 Marina Gardens Drive, 018951

GETTING THERE
(A) By Car/Taxi

Head towards Central Boulevard from AYE (East Bound) into MCE (Exit 2) or ECP/KPE (Towards City) into MCE (Exit 3). Follow the road signs along Central Boulevard towards Marina Gardens Drive. Stay on Marina Gardens Drive, passing by Gardens by the Bay and Satay by the Bay on the left, before reaching Marina Barrage.

Alternatively, travel from Rochor/Ophir Road towards ECP (West Bound) through Sheares Avenue into Central Boulevard.

(B) By MRT & Bus

(i) From Marina Bay MRT Station and Downtown MRT Station: Take SBS 400 at Marina Financial Centre along Marina Boulevard. 
(ii) From Tanjong Pagar MRT Station: Take SBS 400 in front of International Plaza

(C) By Shuttle Bus

Shuttle bus services from Marina Bay MRT to Marina Barrage will run every 15 – 20 minutes (subject to traffic conditions) from 8am to 6pm on 7th and 8th August 2015.







SG50 Concert Series in the Park
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Info
DATE & TIME
7th – 9th August 2015
10am – 10pm

ADMISSION
Free

EVENT DETAILS
Whether you’re young or old, you’ll definitely enjoy these concerts that bring nostalgic melodies to the park with a mixture of jazz, classical, evergreen classics and local favourites.

Kick off your celebrations with a carnival from 10am to 5pm that include activities ranging from heritage guided walks to cultural booths showcasing botanical-themed batik painting. There will also be games, snacks and other fun activities.

7th August
5pm – 7pm: Catch performances in all four main languages from 13 local talents in the “Aneka Ragam Ra’ayat” or the “People’s Variety Show”
7.30pm – 8.15pm: Bandstand performances
8.30pm – 10.39pm: Outdoor movie screenings

8th August
5 – 7pm: Go back in time with a classical-themed concert
7.30pm – 8.15pm: Bandstand performances
8.30pm – 10.39pm: Outdoor movie screenings

9th August
5.30pm – 9pm: Enjoy a ‘LIVE’ telecast of the NDP, as well music performances by local talents

Venue
LOCATION
Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569

GETTING THERE
(A) By Bus/MRT (enter from Tanglin Gate)

Board Bus Service 7, 75, 77, 105, 106, 123, 174, 174e and alight at Napier/Holland Road or take a 5-minute bus ride from Orchard MRT Station to Tanglin Gate.

(B) By Bus/MRT (enter from Bukit Timah Gate)

Board Bus Service 48, 66, 67, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170, 171 and alight at Bukit Timah/Dunearn Road or take the MRT to Botanic Gardens MRT Station.






Black Knights @ SG50
Marina Barrage
Info
DATE & TIME
7th – 9th August 2015
12pm

ADMISSION
Free

EVENT DETAILS
Catch The Republic of Singapore Air Force Black Knights in action as they put up a spectacular aerial display for all Singaporeans to enjoy!

Venue
LOCATION
Marina Barrage
8 Marina Gardens Drive, 018951

GETTING THERE
(A) By Car/Taxi

Head towards Central Boulevard from AYE (East Bound) into MCE (Exit 2) or ECP/KPE (Towards City) into MCE (Exit 3). Follow the road signs along Central Boulevard towards Marina Gardens Drive. Stay on Marina Gardens Drive, passing by Gardens by the Bay and Satay by the Bay on the left, before reaching Marina Barrage.

Alternatively, travel from Rochor/Ophir Road towards ECP (West Bound) through Sheares Avenue into Central Boulevard.

(B) By MRT & Bus

(i) From Marina Bay MRT Station and Downtown MRT Station: Take SBS 400 at Marina Financial Centre along Marina Boulevard. 
(ii) From Tanjong Pagar MRT Station: Take SBS 400 in front of International Plaza

(C) By Shuttle Bus

Shuttle bus services from Marina Bay MRT to Marina Barrage will run every 15 – 20 minutes (subject to traffic conditions) from 8am to 6pm on 7th and 8th August 2015.






Celebrations @ Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer
Info
DATE & TIME
7th – 9th August

ADMISSION
Free

EVENT DETAILS
-

Venue
LOCATION
Singapore Flyer
30 Raffles Ave, 039803

GETTING THERE
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SG50 Community Celebrations
Islandwide
Info
DATE & TIME
7th – 10th August 2015

ADMISSION
Free

EVENT DETAILS
Celebrate our nation’s Golden Jubilee with your friends, family and neighbours at various National Day carnivals, parades and street parties across the island!

Venue
LOCATION
Islandwide

GETTING THERE
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Gardens by the Bay Celebrates SG50
Gardens by the Bay
Info
DATE & TIME
7th – 10th August 2015
Flower Dome & Cloud Forest: 9am – 9pm
Garden Rhapsody (SG50 Edition): 7.45pm, 8.45pm, 9.30pm

ADMISSION
Flower Dome & Cloud Forest:
50% off for Singaporeans
Free entry for Singaporean seniors aged 60+ (collect the free ticket at the ticketing booth; accompanying caregivers will also be given a 50% discount to the conservatories)

EVENT DETAILS
Catch “Singapore Stories” – a floral depiction of Singapore’s many tales and legends – and be enchanted by a special SG50 “Garden Rhapsody” music and light show.

Venue
LOCATION
Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive, 018953

GETTING THERE
By MRT & Bus

Circle/Downtown Line:
Alight at Bayfront MRT Station. Take Exit B and follow the underground linkway. Exit and cross the Dragonfly Bridge of Meadow Bridge into Gardens by the Bay.

East-West Line:
Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT Station. Take Exit C and head towards bus stop 03223 located at International Plaza along Anson Road. Board SBS 400 and alight at bus stop 03371 along Marina Gardens Drive.







Civil Defence Heritage Gallery
Central Fire Station
Info
DATE & TIME
7th – 10th August 2015
10am – 5pm

ADMISSION
Free (Booking is required for the Tower Tour.)

EVENT DETAILS
Trace the history of the Singapore Civil Defence Force! Go back in time and learn about how fire fighting and civil defence has developed from the late 1800s to what it is today.

You can also join the Tower Tour (maximum of 20 pax per tour group) to get a rare opportunity to ascend the 30-metre tower at the Central Fire Station. There, you’ll experience how watch-duty firemen performed their fire surveillance duties during the 1900s.

For safety reasons, children below the height of 1.2 meters will not be allowed to join the tower tour. Those with a phobia of heights or heart-related illnesses are also not encouraged to take part in the tour. Ladies should dress appropriately in order to safely ascend and descend the spiral staircase and cat ladders.

Venue
LOCATION
Central Fire Station
62 Hill Street, 179367

GETTING THERE
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Singapore City Gallery
Urban Redevelopment Authority
Info
DATE & TIME
7th – 10th August 2015
9am – 5pm

ADMISSION
-

EVENT DETAILS
Learn about the planning efforts that turned Singapore into a metropolitan city. The Singapore City Gallery also shows you the remarkable transformation Singapore has undergone from past, present, to future.

With 10 thematic areas and more than 50 audio-visual and interactive exhibits, you’ll be in for a multi-sensory learning experience at the Gallery!

Venue
LOCATION
Urban Redevelopment Authority
45 Maxwell Road, The URA Centre, 069118

GETTING THERE
(A) By MRT

East-West Line:
Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT Station.

North-East/Downtown Line:
Alight at Chinatown MRT Station.

(B) By Bus

(i) Bus stop A: Bus Service 61, 166, 197

(ii) Bus stop B: Bus Service 80, 145

(ii) Bus stop C: Bus Service 57, 131, 167, 186, 700, 970, 970E







Free Entry @ Singapore Science Centre
Singapore Science Centre
Info
DATE & TIME
7th – 10th August 2015
10am – 6pm

ADMISSION
Free for all Singapore citizens

EVENT DETAILS
Celebrate SG50 with the Singapore Science Centre (SCS)! Singapore citizens get to enjoy free general admission. If you’re a Singaporean, you can also get free time-based tickets to SCS’ gated attractions such as the Human Body Experience, KidsSTOP, Snow City and the Omni-Theatre/Digital Planetarium.

Plus, you may enjoy free entry to SCS’ other gated attractions if they are ready before the Golden Jubilee.

Venue
LOCATION
Singapore Science Centre
15 Science Centre Rd, 609081

GETTING THERE
(A) By MRT & Bus

(i) Alight at Jurong East MRT Station and board Bus Service 66, 335 and alight at the Science Centre, or
(ii) Board Bus Service 178, 198 and alight at the Science Centre, or
(iii) Board Bus Service 51, 52, 78, 79, 97, 97e, 98, 98M, 105, 143, 160, 176, 183, 197, 333, 334, 506, 542, 543 and alight near the Science Centre.

(B) Walking from Jurong East Interchange (8-minute walk)

Take the covered walkway from the interchange towards Jurong East St 13. Cross the street and continue in the same direction along Block 135. Keep going in the same direction until you reach a road intersection, diagonally across the Science Centre.








Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari
Info
DATE & TIME
7th – 10th August 2015
Singapore Zoo: 8.30am – 6pm
River Safari: 9am – 6pm
Night Safari: 7.30am – 12am

ADMISSION
Prices before discount:

Singapore Zoo
Adult - $32
Child (Ages 3 – 12) - $21
Senior Citizens - $14

River Safari
Adult - $28
Child (Ages 3 – 12) - $18
Senior Citizens - $14

Night Safari
Adult - $42
Child (Ages 3 – 12) - $28
Senior Citizens - $18

EVENT DETAILS
If you are a Singapore resident, you can enjoy 50% off a bundled admission to River Safari and Singapore Zoo from 1st to 31st August 2015 (for same-day visits only)!

Plus, you can collect a free SG50 animal-themed woven tote bag when you visit the wildlife parks (limited to 1 bag per visitor, while stocks last).

Venue
LOCATION
Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari
80 Mandai Lake Rd, 729826

GETTING THERE
Nearest MRT Stations
Choa Chu Kang MRT Station
Ang Mo Kio MRT Station
Marsiling MRT Station
Woodlands MRT Station

Connecting Buses
Bus Service 927, 138, 926 (operates on Sundays and Public Holidays only)








SG Heart Map Tours
Islandwide
Info
DATE & TIME
7th – 10th August 2015

ADMISSION
Free

EVENT DETAILS
*This even has been fully subscribed*

Home is where our Hearts are, and will always be. Hop onto our SG Heart Map buses and
celebrate the places which we hold close to our hearts as the Heart Map Tour brings you on a special journey across the island!

There will also be fun activities along the way, and you’ll get to taste some of our favourite local cuisines!

Venue
LOCATION
Islandwide

GETTING THERE
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ActiveSG Jubilee Sports Celebration
Islandwide
Info
DATE & TIME
7th – 10th August 2015
9am – 5pm

ADMISSION
Free (Fees apply to some activities.)

EVENT DETAILS

Get active and pumped up for SG50 with ActiveSG! With 50 sports activities being offered at all ActiveSG Sports Centres islandwide, you can expect to break a sweat and have lots of fun while at it.

The sports activities will be conducted in various formats ranging from try-outs to challenges. So take part your favourite sport – be it football, archery or fencing – and  you might just meet some of our Team Singapore athletes who will also be celebrating with the community!

Venue
LOCATION
Islandwide

GETTING THERE
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Free Admissions and Attractions @ Sentosa
Sentosa
Info
DATE & TIME
7th – 10th August 2015
Merlion: 10am – 8pm (last entry at 7.30pm)
Siloso: 10am – 6pm (last entry at 5.30pm)

ADMISSION
Free (with a valid ID – PinkIC, Blue IC, SAF 11B, MOE-issued student pass.)

EVENT DETAILS
Bring your family out for a day of fun in the sun and enjoy free activities and special packages!

Free Admissions
Walk-ins (every day until 31st December 2015)
Drive-ins (weekdays after 5pm, until 31st December 2015)

Free Attractions
Sentosa Merlion
  • Children below 7 have to be accompanied by adults

Fort Siloso Guided Tours
  • 4 guided tour timeslots for Singaporeans and PR (Maximum of 25 pax/tour)
  • 1 valid ID can register up to 4 pax
  • Registration for the tour will be on the same day and timing

Venue
LOCATION
Sentosa Island

GETTING THERE
Merlion
Sentosa Bus 1, 2, 3
Sentosa Express (Imbiah Station)
Imbiah Lookout Car Park

Fort Siloso
Sentosa Bus 1, 2
Sentosa Beach Tram
Beach Car Park







Sands of Time @ Sentosa
Sentosa
Info
DATE & TIME
7th – 10th August 2015

ADMISSION
Free

EVENT DETAILS
If you’re a fan of sand castles, this will be perfect for you! To celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday, Sentosa will create the longest sand sculpture on Siloso Beach chronicling Singapore’s journey in becoming the thriving city that it is today.

You can even contribute to the assembly of the 100-metre long sand sculpture! So grab your spades and head on down with your friends and family!

Venue
LOCATION
Sentosa Island

GETTING THERE
Sentosa Bus 1, 2, 3
Sentosa Express (Beach Station)






SCO Concert by the Bay
Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza
Info
DATE & TIME
8th August 2015
7.30pm – 9pm

ADMISSION
Free

EVENT DETAILS
If you’re a fan of Chinese Orchestra, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Getting off to a roaring start with Dragon Dance, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, together with the Women Police Pipes & Drums, will then perform a medley of your favourite cultural national songs.

Following that, you can sing along with MICappella to a medley of local compositions before ending the night on a high with an arrangement of Stand Up For Singapore, complete with synchronised fireworks!

Venue
LOCATION
Marina Bay Sands – The Event Plaza
12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore

GETTING THERE
(A) By MRT

Circle Line:
Exit at Bayfront MRT Station and take a five-minute walk from the station to Event Plaza through the Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

North-South Line:
(i) Exit at Marina Bay MRT Station and board SBS 133, SBS 97, SMRT 106 from the bus stop opposite the station.
(ii) Exit at Raffles Place MRT Station and board SBS 97 at the bus stop opposite Ogilvy Centre along Robinson Road, or at the bus stop in front of The Sail along Marina Boulevard.

(B) By Bus

SBS 97, 97e: Jurong East to Marina Square (loop)
SBS 133. 133M: Ang Mo Kio to The Esplanade, Raffles Avenue (loop)
SBS 502: Pioneer Road North to Marina Square (loop)
SBS 518: Pasir Ris to Suntec City (loop)
SMRT 106: Bukit Batok to Marina Centre Terminal






Baby’s Day Out
The Promontory @ Marina Bay
Info
DATE & TIME
8th August 2015
4pm – 9pm

ADMISSION
This is a ticketed event

EVENT DETAILS
Welcome the next generation of Singaporeans with the largest Jubilee Baby celebration of the NTUC U Family! With a slew of exciting activities, Baby’s Day Out promises to be a memorable day out for everyone.

Venue
LOCATION
The Promontory @ Marina Bay
11 Marina Blvd, 018940

GETTING THERE
-






Singapore Sports Hub SG50 Carnival
Singapore Sports Hub
Info
DATE & TIME
8th – 9th August 2015
9am – 9pm

ADMISSION
Free

EVENT DETAILS
Get active with your friends and family! Head down to the Singapore Sports Hub for fun activities ranging from a kampong-style carnival to sports try-outs with a twist. There will also be stage games, entertainment, bouncy castles, treasure hunts and a mass workout!

After breaking a sweat, cool down and catch a movie screening together on 8th August or a ‘LIVE’ telecast of the National Day Parade on 9th August.

Venue
LOCATION
Singapore Sports Hub (National Stadium)
2 Stadium Walk, 397718

GETTING THERE
(A) By MRT

Circle Line:
(i) Alight at Stadium MRT Station, or
(ii) Alight at Moutbatten MRT Station and walk approximately 600m

East-West Line:
Alight at Kallang MRT Station and walk approximately 600m under a sheltered walkway

(B) By Bus

(i) Board Bus Service 11. Alight along Stadium Crescent, directly outside Singapore Indoor Stadium (Bus Stop No: 80199)

(ii) Board Bus Service 10, 14, 16, 70, 70M, 196 (towards CBD). Alight along Nicoll Highway, outside the Singapore Sports Hub (Bus Stop No: 80219)

(ii) Board Bus Service 10, 14, 16, 70, 70M, 196 (from CBD). Alight along Nicoll Highway, opposite Singapore Sports Hub (Bus Stop No: 80211) and cross the sheltered overhead bridge






NDP Celebrations
From Padang to Marina Bay
Info
DATE & TIME
9th August 2015

ADMISSION
-

EVENT DETAILS
Be part of Singapore’s biggest NDP celebration yet! To celebrate our nation’s Golden Jubilee, the NDP returns to the Padang and will feature familiar favourites such as the Mobile Column – showcasing the strength of the Singapore Armed Forces, Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force – as well as a spectacular aerial display by the Black Knights.

You can also witness a special “50” formation flypast by the Republic of Singapore Air Force and a Vintage Parade – a re-enactment of street parades in the 1970s.

The Float@Marina Bay will also be a ticketed venue for up to 25,000 spectators. Alternatively, you can join in the celebrations at various locations around the Marina Bay area where you can catch a ‘LIVE’ stream of the Parade.

Venue
LOCATION
The Padang (and various sites around Marina Bay)

GETTING THERE
(A) By MRT
North-South/East-West Line:
Alight at City Hall MRT Station. Take Exit C and walk to The Padang (4-minute walk).

(B) By Bus
Board 10, 57, 70, 128, 162, 196, 531, 700, 850E, 868, 971E, NR2 and NR5. Alight at bus stop 02111, then walk to The Padang (3-minute walk).






Young NTUC Celebrates! National Day 2015
The Promontory @ Marina Bay
Info
DATE & TIME
9th August 2015
4pm – 10pm

ADMISSION
This is a ticketed event

EVENT DETAILS
Celebrate SG50 with the Labour Movement’s youth community, as they honour the past and look towards SG100. You can enjoy a ‘LIVE’ screening of the National Day Parade, as well as ‘LIVE’ performances.

Plus, be part of a symbolic candle-lighting movement – A Celebration in Unity – which demonstrates our support for one another, and the role of the Labour Movement in building our nation.

Venue
LOCATION
The Promontory @ Marina Bay
11 Marina Blvd, 018940

GETTING THERE
-






Free Cable Car Rides @ Sentosa
Sentosa
Info
DATE & TIME
10th August 2015
9am – 9pm

ADMISSION
Free (with a valid ID – PinkIC, Blue IC, SAF 11B, MOE-issued student pass.)
Children below 7 have to be accompanied by adults.

EVENT DETAILS
Enjoy a beautiful view on the most scenic highway in Singapore! Fly high above the hill from Faber Peak Singapore, through a skyscraper and cross the harbour on the Mount Faber Line before landing in Sentosa Island.

You can then continue to take in the sights on the new Sentosa Line which will take you to the various attractions on Sentosa, where you can have some fun in the sun with your family!

Venue
LOCATION
Sentosa Island

GETTING THERE
Board from the Harbourfront Cable Car Station or any of the Cable Car Stations on Sentosa Island.






Revamp of the National Museum of Singapore
National Museum of Singapore
Info
DATE & TIME
1st September 2015

ADMISSION
-

EVENT DETAILS
Celebrate SG50 by reliving Singapore’s history with the revamped permanent galleries at the National Museum of Singapore! Enjoy a more immersive and participatory experience as you learn about Singapore’s post-independence story, and go through a journey that recaptures Singapore’s defining moments, challenges and achievements through the years.

Venue
LOCATION
National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road, 178897

GETTING THERE
(A) By MRT

Circle Line:
Alight at Bras Basah MRT Station and walk on Bras Basah Rd towards Queens Street. Turn left into Bencoolen Street, then left into Stamford Road.

North-South/North-East Line:
Alight at Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station and walk on Oldham Lane towards Orchard Road before turning right into Orchard Road. Turn right into Bencoolen Street, then left into Stamford Road.

(B) By Bus

(i) Board Bus Service 14, 14E, 16, 36, 64, 65, 77, 106, 111, 124, 139, 147, 162, 166, 172, 174, 174E, 190, 502, 521, 700, 700A, 857 and alight at Stamford Road bus stop.

(ii) Board Bus Service 7, 14, 14E, 16, 36, 64, 65, 77, 106, 111, 124, 139, 162, 171, 174, 174E, 190, 502, 521, 700, 700A and alight at YMCA bus stop.






Jubilee Walk
National Museum of Singapore
Info
DATE & TIME
1st November 2015

ADMISSION
-

EVENT DETAILS
Take your loved ones on a special walk to celebrate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee. Built specially for SG50, the Jubilee Walk will take you to historic locations and new public art installations in the civic district and Marina Bay area. With public events and performances along the way, this will be a walk that you’ll definitely remember!

Venue
LOCATION
National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road, 178897

GETTING THERE
(A) By MRT

Circle Line:
Alight at Bras Basah MRT Station and walk on Bras Basah Rd towards Queens Street. Turn left into Bencoolen Street, then left into Stamford Road.

North-South/North-East Line:
Alight at Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station and walk on Oldham Lane towards Orchard Road before turning right into Orchard Road. Turn right into Bencoolen Street, then left into Stamford Road.

(B) By Bus

(i) Board Bus Service 14, 14E, 16, 36, 64, 65, 77, 106, 111, 124, 139, 147, 162, 166, 172, 174, 174E, 190, 502, 521, 700, 700A, 857 and alight at Stamford Road bus stop.

(ii) Board Bus Service 7, 14, 14E, 16, 36, 64, 65, 77, 106, 111, 124, 139, 162, 171, 174, 174E, 190, 502, 521, 700, 700A and alight at YMCA bus stop.







Opening of National Gallery Singapore
National Gallery Singapore
Info
DATE & TIME
1st November 2015

ADMISSION
-

EVENT DETAILS
Feast your eyes on a collection of visual arts from Southeast Asia and Singapore! Hosted in the former City Hall and Supreme Court buildings, the new National Gallery Singapore will be home to a large public collection of visual arts from Singapore, as well as Southeast Asia.

With artwork from the 19th century to present day pieces, you’ll be sure to enjoy an enriching and engaging experience!

Venue
LOCATION
National Gallery Singapore
1 St Andrew’s Road, 178957

GETTING THERE
-






Portraits of the People
The Padang
Info
DATE & TIME
27th – 29th November 2015

ADMISSION
-

EVENT DETAILS
Head down to the Padang to be part of a weekend festival and witness the result of a year-long nationwide project that connects all Singaporeans through art and media.

“Portraits of the People” is a collection of thoughts, feelings and reflections about the National Pledge by Singaporeans from various communities.

What’s more, enjoy a community art carnival, commissioned art performances, as well as free guided tours of the new National Gallery!

Venue
LOCATION
The Padang

GETTING THERE

(A) By MRT

North-South/East-West Line:
Alight at City Hall MRT Station. Take Exit C and walk to the Padang (4-minute walk).

(B) By Bus

(i) Board Bus Service 10, 57, 70, 128, 162, 196, 531, 700, 850E, 868, 971E, NR2, NR5 and alight at Bus Stop No. 02111.

Omg, the list is really super long!! Enjoy celebrating Singapore's 50th birthday!




As for me, I can't decide whether to head to Sentosa for the free cable car rides, or to the Science Centre which is also free, or to Uncle Ringo's carnival??? Spoilt for choice!!! However, there're many days for us to enjoy different activities! Which events are you heading to?


xoxo, kaitinghearts

9 comments

  1. Dear blogger,

    Your information is wrong regarding the Sentosa events. (http://www.sentosa.com.sg/en/sg50/) This has caused me to be misled into thinking that the events are on from 7-10 August. In the future, please check your info before posting them up please.

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    1. Hi, thank you for letting me know! I have since removed that part. It may be oversight as the information given to be may be outdated. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

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