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Make your dining and staycation reservations early and party through National Day 2018 in style with your loved ones. Alternatively, order up a storm and celebrate SG53 at home!

Restaurants and hotels around town have already started dishing out National Day 2018 dining promotions. Some also come with complimentary fireworks views loved by both the young and young-at-heart. With this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) themed “We Are Singapore”, what better way to celebrate than by doing what Singaporeans love best? Given extra pyrotechnic displays at NDP 2018 rehearsals and previews, you don’t even have to wait till 9 August itself to start wining and dining.


Here’s something else to consider. National Day falls on a Thursday this year, but the kids do enjoy a school holiday the following day. So for you working Dads and Mums, why not take Friday, 10 August off work too? Make it a four-day weekend and check into one of the super staycations listed below. Book rooms facing the right direction and enjoy a spectacular view of the fireworks away from the crowds!

(See also: How Much Do Your Kids Know About These 11 Festivals Celebrated in Multiracial Singapore?)

WINE & DINE

1. SG53: The Birthday Affair – 1919 Waterboat House

National Day 2018 - 1919 Waterboat House

For unbeatable views of the parade and fireworks, head to 1919 Waterboat House for a three-hour bottomless al fresco dinner on National Day. Great eats include fresh seafood, assorted canapes French-influenced mains and classic desserts. Adults can toast to Singapore with free-flow premium red and white wines and beer. In addition, on every Saturday evening leading up to National Day, The Rooftop is showcasing Saturday Free-Pour ($53++ per person, minimum two to dine), two hours of free-flow wines, beers, soft drinks and juices. It’s paired with a specially curated birthday platter of locally inspired bar bites, including a Chilli Crab Pizza!

When 9 August, 6pm-9pm
Where 3 Fullerton Road
How much From $88++ per person
Web www.1919.com.sg

2. Family-style Feast – 665°F, Andaz Singapore

National Day 2018 - 665F Andaz Singapore

Chef Josephine Loke of 665°F has curated a family sharing-style dinner perfect for family and friends to gather over while taking in the fireworks display from lofty Level 38. Menu highlights include locally inspired starters such as Chicken Rice Arancini, Moroccan-spiced Ras El Hanout Lamb Leg, Pastrami-spiced Black Onyx Ribeye Fillet and Roasted Barramundi. Adults can top up $30++ to enjoy unlimited servings of Delamotte champagne, red and white wines, and Andaz Pale Ale.

When 9 August, 6pm-10pm
Where 5 Fraser Street
How much From $168++ per adult | $99++ per child
Web singapore.andaz.hyatt.com

3. All You Can Eat Seafood & Drinks – Angie’s Oyster Bar

National Day 2018 - Angies Oyster Bar

Indulge in a seafood-centric evening as Angie’s Oyster Bar presents a bottomless spread of signature delights. Enjoy free-flow fresh oysters, pots of mussels and clams, and a selection of sharing appetisers and desserts. In this setting 45 floors above Marina Bay, you get to soak in the excitement of the parade below even tummies are fulfilled. If you’ve got a babysitter for the evening, your meal ticket also grants you complimentary entry into the glitzy Empire Sky Lounge After-Party.

When 9 August, 6pm-9pm
Where Level 45, 50 Raffles Place
How much From $95++ per person
Web www.hiddendoorconcepts.com/angie-s

4. National Day 2018 Menu – Aura

National Day 2018 - Aura

Dine on Italian cuisine at Aura while enjoying an equally spectacular view of the fireworks across the city skyline from the elegant setting atop National Gallery Singapore. Exclusively available this National Day, the five-course set dinner menu comes complete with amuse bouche, dessert, coffee and tea. Menu highlights include Japanese Eggplant with Truffle, Sea Urchin Tortelli, Kagoshima Wagyu, and Sable Fish. Book early to get your preferred table at Aura Restaurant, The Padang Deck or Sky Lounge Indoors.

When 9 August, 6.30pm-9.30pm
Where Level 5 & 6 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrews Road
How much From $138++ per person
Web www.aura.sg

5. National Day Unlimited Roast – Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay

National Day 2018 - Bread Street Kitchen

Feast to your heart’s content on the classic British roast. Begin with chef’s special starters such as Spicy Salmon Tartare and Tamarind Spiced Chicken Wings. Then dig into unlimited servings of Angus Beef Striploin, Dingley Dell Pork Rack on the bone and Spring Chicken on the bone, all served with Yorkshire pudding, red wine gravy and seasonal greens. Homemade soft serve ice cream ends the royal feast on a sweet note.

When 9 August, 11am-5pm
Where L1-81 Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
How much $67++ per person
Web www.marinabaysands.com

6. Singapore Flavours – Cable Car Sky Dining

National Day 2018 - Cable Car

Savour a delicious bento dinner set featuring seven of Singapore’s favourite dishes on a one-hour cable car ride. Highlights include Hainanese Chicken Rice, Wok-fried Chilli Crab Meat with Mini Mantou and Colour Me a Rainbow cake. Indulge in a combination of local flavours and glorious views of the harbour. The experience usually costs $65++ per person, with each cabin taking up to four diners. You could even win one of 10 prizes, including a trip for two to Switzerland, in the One Great Escapade Lucky Draw!

When Till 31 August
Where Faber Peak Singapore, 109 Mount Faber Road
How much $53++ per person (minimum 2 diners)
Web www.onefabergroup.com

7. Singaporean-Peranakan Buffet – Oscar’s, Conrad Centennial Singapore

National Day 2018 - Conrad Centennial Singapore

To mark Singapore’s 53rd birthday, award-winning Singaporean Chef Shermay Lee is teaming up with Conrad Centennial Singapore’s Chef Alex to present three new signature Peranakan dishes to be featured at Oscar’s buffet line this August. Start with Stewed Ginger Garlic Pork Belly with Steamed Buns, a take on the traditional Kong Bak Bao. Then move on to finger-licking-good Nonya Chicken Curry Pie Tee. Last but not least, the enigmatically named The Black Gold – a Buak Keluak Beef Burger!

When 3 to 31 August, 12noon-2.30pm (Mondays to Saturdays); 12noon-3.30pm (Sundays); 6pm-10pm (daily)
Where 2 Temasek Boulevard
How much From $59++ per adult | From $29.50++ per child aged 6-12 years
Web www.connoisseur.sg

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8. Flavours of Singapore Buffet – Azur, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

National Day 2018 - Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

Tuck into the best of local culinary traditions and flavours at Azur’s special heritage buffet. Start by diving into succulent seafood on ice, including traditional favourites Flower Crabs and Gong Gong (sea conch). Then feast on hawker bests such as Bak Kut Teh, Katong Laksa, Kueh Pie Tee, and Chilli and Pepper Crabs. A live station will even toss up fresh Oyster Omelette at your request. Ice Kachang, Durian Pengat and Rainbow-coloured Bread with local ice cream flavours like Gula Melaka and Bandung complete the feast.

When 9 August, 12noon-3pm & 6pm-10pm
Where 75 Airport Boulevard
How much From $53++ per adult | From $26.50++ per child aged 6-12 years
Web changiairport.crowneplaza.com

9. Tantalising National Day Promotions – Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao & Crystal Jade Kitchen

National Day 2018 - Crystal Jade

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao presents five tongue-tingling Szechuan specialities this National Day season. Whet the appetite with Sautéed Spicy Tea Tree Mushroom, Sautéed Spicy Pork Collar with Potato and Lotus Roots, Chongqing Spicy Noodles, Sautéed Spicy Sweet Sprouting Cauliflower, and Pan-fried Mala Pork Buns. DBS/POSB cardholders and Jadeite members enjoy $1 off each dish. Sri Lankan crab fans should head to Crystal Jade Kitchen, where the large and meaty crustacean will take the spotlight. Choose preparation styles from Chilli Crab, White Pepper Crab, Steamed Crab with Chinese Hua Diao Wine, Sautéed Crab with Ginger and Scallion, and Salted Egg Yolk Crab. From 6 to 12 August, DBS/POSB cardholders and Jadeite members can enjoy each at $53++ with a minimum spend of $50.

When Till 31 August
Where Various locations
How much A la carte prices
Web www.crystaljade.com

10. National Day Lunch – CUT by Wolfgang Puck

National Day 2018 - Cut by Wolfgang Puck

It’s history in the making as CUT by Wolfgang Puck presents its first four-course local-inspired lunch this National Day! The one-Michelin-star restaurant will dish out your choice of starter, such as White Carrot Cake or Gado-Gado. Entrées range from U.S.D.A. Prime Beef Char Kway Teow to Prime Pork Spare Rib Bak Kut Teh. Choose to accompany the meal with a side of Roasted Pork Belly with Chinese Spicy Mustard or Mapo Tofu with Minced Beef, before ending on a high with Ice Kachang or Durian Chiffon.

When 9 August, 12noon-2.30pm
Where B1-71 Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
How much $45++ per person
Web www.marinabaysands.com

11. Singapore Flavours Menu – Ding Dong

National Day 2018 - Ding Dong

Trendy Mod-Asian diner Ding Dong pays tribute to Singapore with a series of unique renditions of classic Singaporean dishes. These include Singapore Chilli Crab Kuih Pie Tee, and Otah Otah Stuffed You Tiao with Kaffir Lime Mayonnaise. Next up, Duck Leg in Satay Sauce with Ketupat, Beef Short Rib Buah Keluak, and Lamb Shank Sauce Merah. For dessert, dig into Durian Alaska, a marriage of the classic Baked Alaska and our nation’s beloved king of fruits.

When 9 August, 12noon-3pm & 6pm-12midnight
Where #01-02, 115 Amoy Street
How much A la carte prices
Web www.dingdong.com.sg

12. A Crab-All-You-Can-Eat Party – Asian Market Café, Fairmont Singapore

National Day 2018 - Fairmont Singapore Asian Market Cafe

Arguably Singapore’s favourite crustacean is on show this National Day at Asian Market Café. To begin with, tuck into a delightful array of free-flow crab dishes. Timeless classics include Salted Egg Yolk Flower Crab, Chilli Mud Crab, Deep-fried Soft Shell Crab and Crab Tempura. Then try an innovative spin on local favourites such as Crab Stick Murtabak and Crab Cake Laksa. A glorious spread of authentic Pan-Asian cuisine, live action stations, appetisers and dessert sections complete the dining experience.

When Till 15 August, 12noon-2.30pm (daily); 6pm-10pm (Sundays to Thursdays); 6pm-10.30pm (Fridays & Saturdays)
Where 80 Bras Basah Road
How much From $66++ per adult | From $34++ per child aged 6-12 years
Web www.asianmarketcafe.com.sg

13. Melting Pot of Cultures Set Lunch – Folklore, Destination Singapore Beach Road

National Day 2018 - Folklore

Champion of local cuisine Chef Damian D’Silva represents various ethnic groups in a series of National Day weekday set lunches. Each week in August, menus featuring family recipes are designed for two diners, including two desserts and locally inspired drinks. Heritage dishes featured are Braised Pork Trotters with Mooi Choy, Nasi Minyak with Lamb Rendang and Sayur Lodeh, Dry Goat Curry with Briyani and Dhalcha, Nasi Ulam, and Eurasion Birthday Noodles.

When 30 July to 31 August, 12noon-2.30pm (Mondays to Fridays, including National Day)
Where 700 Beach Road
How much $30++ for two persons
Web www.folklore.sg

14. Heritage Buffet – Town Restaurant, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

National Day 2018 - Fullerton Hotel Town

Feasting on local hawker dishes while watching a live screening of the NDP is a fitting way to celebrate our country’s birthday. Third-generation hawker Michael Ker from Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Popiah & Kueh Pie Tee makes an appearance to showcase his family recipes. Other highlights at the Heritage Buffet include X.O. Fresh Mud Crab Noodles, Laksa, Hainanese Chicken Rice, and a serving of Malay Style Curry Fish Head for each table.

When 9 August, 6.30pm-10.30pm
Where 1 Fullerton Square
How much $53++ per adult | $28++ per child aged 6-11 years
Web www.fullertonhotels.com

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15. Heritage Buffet – The Clifford Pier, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

National Day 2018 - Fullerton Bay Hotel Clifford Pier

Enjoy a heritage buffet dinner spread this National Day at The Clifford Pier. Diners get complimentary access to the al fresco deck to view the fireworks display. Furthermore, New Ubin Seafood’s co-founder Pang Seng Meng joins hands with Executive Sous Chef Zacharie Ong to elevate ‘zichar’ favourites. Dishes ($26++ per dish) to be served at The Clifford Pier this August include Egg Foie Gras, Angus Beef with Heart Attack Fried Rice, and an exclusive The Pier Hokkien Mee.

When Every Saturday till 4 August & 9 August, 6.30pm-10.30pm
Where 80 Collyer Quay
How much From $58++ per adult | $29++ per child aged 6-11 years
Web www.fullertonhotels.com

16. Balik Kampung Brunch – The Garage

National Day 2018 - Garage

Travel back in time this National Day at dining destination The Garage at Singapore Botanic Gardens. Challenge the kids to traditional childhood games – flipping country erasers, chapteh, hopscotch and five stones. Hungry? Botanico features a one-day-only National Day Exclusive Communal Brunch Menu. Look forward to dishes such as Iberico ‘Chee Cheong Fun’ and Red Bass XO Conchigile. Botanico and Bee’s Knees at The Garage are also offering National Day a la carte specials from 1 to 9 August. Menu highlights include ‘Laksa’ capellini, Beef Rendang Pizza, Lemongrass Panna Cotta and Chendol Colada.

When 9 August, 11am-5pm
Where 50 Cluny Park Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens
How much $53++ per person
Web www.thegarage.sg

17. Singapore Hawker Favourites – Feast @ East Buffet Restaurant, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy

National Day 2018 - Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore

Tuck into a spread of Singaporean street food such as Chilli Crabs, Char Kway Teow, Laksa and ‘Hae Mee’. There’s also Chicken Rice, Fried Carrot Cake and other delicacies. On 9 August, besides a live screening of the NDP, diners also enjoy 50% off adult and child prices at both lunch and dinner. You even enjoy a one-for-one promotion on Mondays and 50% discounts every Wednesday! Also back by popular demand are the $5.30 National Day Set Meals at Wave café from 6 to 12 August.

When 28 July to 2 September, 12noon-2.30pm & 6pm-9.30pm
Where 50 East Coast Road
How much From $46++ per adult | From $23++ per child aged 12 years and below (discounts for senior and pioneer citizens)
Web www.grandmercureroxy.com.sg

18. Nostalgic Singaporean Flavours Menu – Harry’s

National Day 2018 - Harrys

For a laidback National Day celebration, head to a Harry’s near you and tuck into local flavours with a twist. Must-tries include Laksa Popcorn Chicken served with a fragrant laksa mayo, Otah Toasties and Harry’s juicy Signature Chicken Wings. Then toast to our nation’s birthday with Harry’s version of the Singapore Sling. For something different, try a boozy take on a Singapore favourite with Bandung Cino. Or go with signature cocktail, Harry’s 1992, considered a ‘die die must try’ among loyal patrons.

When Till 31 August
Where Various outlets
How much A la carte prices
Web www.harrys.com.sg

19. A Taste of Local Menu – The Salon, Hotel Fort Canning

National Day 2018 - Hotel Fort Canning

Hotel Fort Canning introduces a gourmet twist on two local favourites this National Day. Lobster Nasi Lemak features succulent lobster, alongside crispy fried chicken and spice-infused fish, with a specially concocted spicy sambal sauce. And cooked to tender fork-pulled perfection, the Giant Beef Rib Rendang that’s accompanied by Executive Chef’s house-made rendang sauce. After dinner, head to the Tisettanta Lounge for two Singapore Slings for the price of one. What better way to mark the date!

When Till 31 August
Where 11 Canning Walk
How much A la carte prices
Web www.hfcsingapore.com

20. Asian Inspired Specials Menu – Jamie’s Italian

National Day 2018 - Jamies Italian

Paying homage to 53 years of cultural harmony, Jamie’s Italian is serving up dishes with a uniquely Singaporean spin. For starters, diners can look forward to Singapore Chicken Rice Risotto from now till 12 August. In addition, a special dish will be introduced each week. Expect Nasi Lemak Pizza, Red Snapper and Devil’s Curry, Tandoori Baby Chicken and Slipper Lobster Pasta with Chilli Crab Sauce. It’s a great reason to gather family and friends at Jamie’s Italian’s family-friendly outlets!

When Till 12 August
Where #01-165/167 VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk | #01-01/04 Forum the Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road
How much A la carte prices
Web www.jamiesitalian.sg

(See also: Jamie’s Italian Kids’ Menu – Awesome New Kiddie Meals even the Adults Love!)

21. Bottomless Booze & Bites – Lower East Side 45

National Day 2018 - Lower East Side 45

The vibrant Mexican joint overlooking Marina Bay will be serving an all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet of contemporary Mexican dishes. Dining in the intimate al fresco area also provides unobstructed views of the fireworks and aerial displays. After dinner, enjoy complimentary entry into Empire Sky Lounge After-Party. Also, from now till 8 August, Lower East Side is presenting DUSK ($53++ per person). This comprises two hours of unlimited Frozen Margaritas, beers, and selected wines, and a complimentary curated sharing platter.

When 9 August, 6pm-9pm
Where Level 45, 50 Raffles Place
How much From $95++ per person
Web www.hiddendoorconcepts.com/lower-east-side-45

22. Flavours of Singapore Buffet – Melt Café, Mandarin Oriental Singapore

National Day 2018 - Mandarin Oriental Melt

Savour unlimited selections of fresh seafood and a melting pot of local cuisines at Melt Café. Specialities include King Prawn Laksa, Kueh Pie Tee Cups and Roasted Suckling Pig with aromatic six-treasure rice. Desserts range from ‘Majulah Singapore’ Strawberry Lychee Cake to Jackfruit Walnut Bread and Butter Pudding. Kids will love the Dark Melted Valrhona Chocolate Fountain and range of homemade ice cream with freshly baked waffles. At the al fresco garden, the Durian and Fruit corner featuring Mao Shan Wang durians beckons durian lovers.

When 3 to 12 August, 6.30pm-9.30pm
Where 5 Raffles Avenue
How much From $88++ per adult | $54++ per child aged 10-12 years | $32.40++ per child aged 7-9 years
Web www.mandarinoriental.com

23. Celebrate Singapore’s 53rd Buffet – RISE, Marina Bay Sands Hotel

National Day 2018 - Rise Marina Bay Sands

Gather family and friends this National Day for a one-night-only medley of premium Singapore delights at RISE. These include Black Iberico Pork Char Siew, Wok-fried Slipper Lobster with Salted Egg Yolk, and the quintessential Singapore Chilli Crab. Afterwards, stroll to the Marina Bay waterfront for the fireworks. What’s more, if you happen to share the same birthday month as our nation, your party of up to five can enjoy a buffet spread of international classics at $53++ from Sundays to Thursdays all month long!

When 9 August, 6pm-8pm & 8.30pm-10.30pm
Where Marina Bay Sands Hotel Lobby Tower 1, 10 Bayfront Avenue
How much $90++ per adult | $38++ per child aged 6-12 years
Web www.marinabaysands.com

24. National Day BBQ Dinner – Pool Garden Pavilion, Marina Mandarin Singapore

National Day 2018 - Marina Mandarin Pool Pavilion

Looking for a panoramic view of the fireworks this National Day? Consider the new Pool Garden Pavilion at Marina Mandarin Singapore. The aroma of barbecue delights straight from the chef’s poolside grill will definitely get those taste buds going. It’s accompanied by a sumptuous international buffet spread. Or indulge in the Singapore Heritage Buffet (from $60++ per adult, from $30++ per child) throughout the month of August. Menu highlights at Aquamarine range from Wagyu Beef Short Rib Satay to Marinated Ayam Buah Keluak Shawarma.

When 9 August, 6.30pm-10pm
Where 6 Raffles Boulevard
How much $80++ per adult | $40++ per child aged 6-12 years
Web www.meritushotels.com

25. Paint the Town Red and White Set Dinner – SE7ENTH, Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore

National Day 2018 - Oakwood Premier OUE

Tuck into a National Day two-course set dinner at SE7ENTH, designed by Executive Chef Dickson Fung in tribute to Singapore’s vibrant food culture. Start with the appetising Curried Pumpkin Soup with sous vide egg and Chinese sausage. Your choice of mains include Chilli Crab Pasta with homemade chilli crab sauce and fried soft-shell crabs, and the Oakwood ‘SE7ENTH’ Satay Beef Burger, a local twist on the restaurant’s signature item. Alongside this special promotion, The Bar features a one-for-one deal on its take on the Singapore Sling. Homegrown beer brand Tiger Beer will also be going at just $5.30++ per bottle from 9 to 31 August.

When 1 to 12 August, 6pm-9.30pm
Where #07-01 OUE Downtown 1, 6 Shenton Way
How much $53++ for two persons
Web www.oakwoodasia.com

26. Celebrate Local Menu – Open Farm Community

National Day 2018 - Open Farm Community

Open Farm Community invites Singaporeans to celebrate the occasion over reinterpreted local delights. The Southern Malay Laksa given a contemporary twist becomes the appetising Crab and Prawn Laksa Pappardelle. It’s topped with soft-shell crab tempura, prawns, kaffir lime and curry leaves from OFC’s own garden. Vegans and vegetarians can look forward to Black Bean Strozzapreti, with black beans worked into the pasta dough. The earthy dish incorporates local ingredients via mushrooms from Kin Yan, Unicurd organic tofu and sorrel from Edible Garden City.

When 9 August
Where 130E Minden Road
How much A la carte prices
Web www.openfarmcommunity.com

27. Makan Makan Lunch & Heritage Dinner – Edge, Pan Pacific Singapore

National Day 2018 - Pan Pacific Edge

Delight in a diverse and theatrical dining experience at Edge this National Day. Savour Traditional Kaya Toast, Laksa, Assorted Satay and Fish Head Curry at the Makan Makan Lunch buffet. Or complete the celebration at Edge’s extensive Heritage Dinner buffet showcasing a wide range of local favourites. Highlights include Ban Mian with Sliced Abalone and Fried Silver Fish, Black Pepper Crab and Mini Salted Egg Yolk Croissants. Modern interpretations of traditional desserts range from Durian Gula Melaka Cake to Red Ruby Panna Cotta Verrine.

When Makan Makan Lunch: 9 August, 12noon-2.30pm | Heritage Dinner: 27 to 29 July & 3 to 9 August, 6.30pm-10pm
Where 7 Raffles Boulevard
How much From $78++ per adult | From $39++ per child aged 6-12 years
Web www.panpacific.com

28. Go Red-and-White Menu – Paradise Group

National Day 2018 - Paradise Group

Homegrown Paradise Group is launching specially created red-and-white dishes at its various dining concepts at 53% off this National Day. They range from savoury mains to sweet desserts. Highlights include Egg White Fried Rice Topped with Sakura Shrimp at Canton Paradise, Sweet and Sour Pork and Strawberry Served on Scrambled Egg White and Crispy Rice at Taste Paradise, Teochew-Style Sweet Yam Pastry at Paradise Teochew, Sautéed Hokkaido Surf Clams with Fresh Lily Bulbs at Seafood Paradise, Chilli Crab Xiao Long Bao at Paradise Dynasty, and Coconut and Rose Jelly at Paradise Classic.

When Till 17 August
Where Various outlets
How much A la carte prices
Web www.paradisegp.com

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29. 6-Course Marine Treasures – PORTA Fine Food & Import Company, Park Hotel Clarke Quay

National Day 2018 - Park Hotel Clarke Quay

In partnership with homegrown brand Ah Hua Kelong, PORTA is introducing a two-day-only celebratory menu for our nation’s birthday. The six-course meal combines the best of locally sourced seafood with Executive Chef Alex Phan’s modern European culinary techniques. Tuck into wild catches of XL Lokan Clams, Pearl Grouper with shimeji mushroom, Green Lip Mussel with creamy red curry, and Seabass with spicy shrimp paste. The set meal also includes starters, a dessert of Raspberries Chocolate Salted Caramel and Petit Four, and coffee and tea. Pre-book now to enjoy up to 20% exclusive savings!

When 15 to 16 August, 6.30pm-10.30pm
Where 1 Unity Street
How much $72++ per adult | $36++ per child aged 5-11 years | Children under 5 years enjoy a free kid’s ‘Dish of the Day’
Web www.parkhotelgroup.com

30. SG 53 Celebration Buffet Dinner – Blue Jasmine, Park Hotel Farrer Park

National Day 2018 - Park Hotel Farrer Park

For three days this August, Blue Jasmine’s special buffet menu features dishes Singaporeans hold close to their hearts, while still holding true to its signature Thai classics. Kickstart the meal with Singapore Fruit Rojak before trying the familiar Mango Salad or more adventurous Pomelo Salad. Next, have a warm and comforting Mutton Soup then bite into Chicken Satay or Thai Devil Wings. Also appearing are Traditional Nasi Lemak, Singapore Laksa with Prawn and more. Desserts such as Cheng Teng, Thai Cendol, and Steamed Glutinous Rice with Sliced Mangoes or Durian Cream sweeten the deal.

When 9 to 11 August, 6.30pm-10pm
Where 10 Farrer Park Station Road
How much $53nett per adult | $26.50nett per child aged 6-12 years | Children under 6 years dine free
Web www.parkhotelgroup.com

31. The Wonders of Pincers – Ginger, PARKROYAL on Beach Road

National Day 2018 - Parkroyal on Beach Road

Celebrate over a tantalising spread of Singapore’s favourite crustacean dishes at Ginger this National Day. From the much-loved Chilli Crab and Black Pepper Crab to Salted Egg Yolk Crab, there’s plenty to choose from. For a healthier option, try the Rock Salt Baked Crab, infused with ginger and danggui. Beyond crabs, go for the Pumpkin Lobster in Claypot, and other seafood offerings at the barbecue live station. These will be accompanied by popular staples such as Oyster Omelette, Bak Kut Teh and assorted Satays.

When Till 31 October, 12noon-2.30pm (Saturdays & Sundays) & 6pm-10pm (daily)
Where 7500 Beach Road
How much $68++ per adult | $34++ per child aged 6-12 years
Web www.panpacific.com

32. National Day Dining Buffet – Colony, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

National Day 2018 - Ritz-Carlton

Mark the date with an indulgent dining experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Colony will be presenting the best of Singapore’s heritage cuisines at both lunch and dinner. Highlights on the buffet spread include Spicy Dried Shrimp Sambal Sandwich, Nanyang Prawn Noodles Soup, Steamed Lotus Leaf Rice with Abalone and Chinese Sausage, and a la minute Stone-Grilled Kurobuta Pork. Alternatively, delight in afternoon tea buffet ($78++ per adult, $39++ per child) at Chihuly Lounge from 9 to 12 August.

When 8 to 9 August, 12noon-2.30pm & 6.30pm-10.30pm
Where 7 Raffles Avenue
How much From $68++ per adult | From $34++ per child aged 6-12 years
Web www.ritzcarlton.com

33. National Day Festivity Menu – The Spot

National Day 2018 - Spot

The Spot is celebrating its very first National Day with bold, witty twists on hawker favourites. Try Kopiko, an espresso-based concoction topped with honeyed beer foam and served with housemade kaya toast. Gulamerah Sling takes bandung up a notch with gin, Cheery Heering and Cointreau, while Mr. Bean is a soy-milk based cocktail with grass jelly. Accompany these with multiple servings of ‘Orh Luak’ Oyster Omelette featuring a whole French oyster, and White ‘Laksa’ with butter poached Boston lobster.

When 6 to 11 August, 11.30am-11pm
Where #01-26/27 Marina One The Heart, 5 Straits View
How much A la carte prices
Web www.thespot.sg

34. Constellations Set Menu – Stellar @ 1-Altitude

National Day 2018 - Stellar

Singapore’s highest dining destination, Stellar, offers unparalleled views of the National Day aerial displays and fireworks. All this while Executive Chef Christopher Millar presents his signature six-course Constellations menu. It features dishes such as Steamed Sea Urchin Custard with Iberico cracker and Sturia vintage caviar. Or opt for the eight-course Chef’s Omakase Experience, which includes a trip to the Stellar Herb Garden and dessert art tableside courtesy of their pastry chefs. Afterwards, diners also receive free access to the lofty 1-Altitude rooftop bar.

When 9 August, 6.30pm-10pm
Where Level 62, 1 Raffles Place
How much From $140++ per person
Web www.1-altitude.com/stellar

35. Lion Remix Buffet – the kitchen table, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove

National Day 2018 - W Singapore Sentosa Cove

If the family would rather avoid the crowded downtown, take them to W Singapore – Sentosa Cove instead. Take your pick from signature hawker fare – Laksa, Hokkien Mee, Steamed Hainan Chicken – at the kitchen table’s hearty buffet spread. Then select from premium fresh Lobsters and Chilli Crabs in the melting pot of flavours on offer. You dine free if your birthday falls on 9 August, while August babies get 25% off for the whole party. It includes complimentary access to the WET® pool too, so remember to pack those swimsuits!

When 9 August, 12.30pm-3pm & 6pm-9pm
Where 21 Ocean Way, Sentosa Island
How much From $88++ per person
Web www.wsingaporesentosacove.com

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36. National Day Dining Buffet – Seasonal Tastes, The Westin Singapore

National Day 2018 - Westin Singapore

Tuck into a lavish selection of fresh seafood, succulent roasts and delightful desserts with a view at Seasonal Tastes. Apart from the wide selection of international flavours, expect an array of local favourites as well. Usually priced at $98 per adult, the dinner buffet is going at just $53 in celebration of our nation’s birthday. A lunch buffet ($42++ per adult, $21++ per child) is also available on National Day itself. Alternatively, order a Hawker Burger or Singapore-style Fried Bee Hoon at Cook & Brew throughout the month of August and top up just $5.30++ for a pint of draught Tiger beer.

When 8 to 9 August, 6pm-10pm
Where Level 32, Asia Square Tower 2, 12 Marina View
How much $53++ per adult | $26.50++ per child aged 4-12 years
Web www.thewestinsingapore.com

37. National Day Dim Sum Style – Yàn, National Gallery Singapore

National Day 2018 - Yan

Revel in the nation’s 53rd year of independence by partaking in an array of bite-size dishes at Yàn. Designed for sharing, each item melds traditional Cantonese tea-time snacks with Singapore’s well-loved street fare. The National Day a la carte Dim Sum menu features Steamed Xiao Long Bao in Laksa Stock, Deep-fried Satay Chicken Wanton, Pan-fried Singapore Chilli Crab Meat Bun, Steamed Hainanese Chicken with Sticky Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf, and more.

When 1 to 31 August, 12noon-2.30pm
Where 1 St Andrew’s Road
How much A la carte prices
Web www.yan.com.sg

38. National Day ‘Localicious’ Tunch Buffet – White Rose Café, York Hotel Singapore

National Day 2018 - York Hotel Singapore

Feast on a medley of Singaporean classics at a pocket-friendly price at York Hotel Singapore’s White Rose Café. Lunch combined with tea time sees a selection of appetisers, dim sum and local delights. These include Tauhu Goreng, Malay Mee Siam and Singapore Laksa, as well as zichar favourite like Wok-fried Cereal Prawns. Snacks include Ku Chye Kueh, Putu Mayam, Popiah and Rojak. Desserts include Pulut Hitam, Tau Suan, Nonya Kuehs, along with free-flow Bandung, Lime Juice and Soya Bean Milk. One dines free with every three paying adults for DBS/POSB, Maybank and UOB cardholders.

When 9 August, 12noon-3.30pm
Where 21 Mount Elizabeth
How much $38++ per adult | $18++ per child aged 5-11 years
Web www.yorkhotel.com.sg

PARTY AT HOME

39. Cempedak Layer Cake – Bakerzin

National Day 2018 - Bakerzin

If you’re a cempedak fan, take note! Bakerzin pays homage to the nation with its latest creation, the Cempedak Layer Cake. Layers of 100% fresh pure jackfruit are sandwiched between layers of velvety sponge cake to create this red-and-white delight. Available in individual slices ($6.80) and whole cake ($39 for 400g, $56 for 850g) till 12 August at Bakerzin outlets islandwide, and online at www.bakerzin.com

40. Wah Seh! $5.30 Discounts and Offers – Deliveroo

national day - deliveroo

Food delivery service Deliveroo will be delivering Singaporean’s favourite fare at knockdown prices this National Day. Promotions going at just $5.30 include Sushi Tei’s Nasi Lemak Roll and two Prawn Popiah rolls from Qi Ji. Or order Claypot Chicken and Mushroom Rice from A-One Claypot House or Soup Restaurant’s Signature Samsui Ginger Chicken (Half) at a discount of $5.30 each. Two Facebook Food Battles will also decide more dishes to be added to the list. Do you prefer Ming Kitchen’s Signature Chilli Crab or Black Pepper Crab to go at two crabs for $53? Then pick between Steamed Chicken Rice and Roasted Chicken Rice from Boon Tong Kee to go at just $5.30. Click here to cast your vote on 20-22 July and 3-5 August respectively. Available from 23 July to 12 August via Deliveroo. To order, click here.

(See also: The Fastest Food Delivery Services in Singapore)

41. A Peranakan Medley – The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.

National Day 2018 - Clipper Tea

Need a suitable drink to accompany all the food you’ve ordered? The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. features three new tea blends celebrating the culture of the Peranakan community. The most distinct flavours found in Nyonya kuehs have been incorporated into Butterfly Pea, Nyonya Kaya and Gula Melaka. Each tea is housed in an adorable gift box shaped like an iconic Peranakan shophouse with signature tile mosaics. Available from 3 July at The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. stores and retail counters islandwide, and online at www.clippertea.com.sg

STAY & PLAY

42. Celebrate from Up High – Andaz Singapore

National Day 2018 - Andaz Singapore

Floor-to-ceiling windows in Andaz Singapore’s contemporary guestrooms mean a relaxing vista of the National Day fireworks display. A room with a view includes complimentary conveniences such as a minibar filled with locally sourced snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, Wi-Fi, all-day refreshments at Sunroom, and Andaz Lounge Hour at 5pm-7pm daily where wines and beer will be served. Rates start from $370++ per night. For reservations, click here or call 6408 1234

43. National Day Package – Fairmont Singapore

National Day 2018 - Fairmont Singapore

Embrace the annual NDP revelry from the plush comfort and privacy of the Deluxe Harbour View Room at Fairmont Singapore. Among other perks, the package includes complimentary breakfast for two adults and 24-hours parking at Raffles City on 9 August. Rates start from $688++ per night, valid for stays on 9 August 2018, while Preview Package rates start from $438++ per night, valid for stays on 28 July and 4 August. For reservations, click here, call 1 888 340 5959 or email singapore@fairmont.com

44. National Day Room Package – The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

National Day 2018 - Fullerton Hotel

Book a Premier Quay or Esplanade room at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and enjoy breakfast for two at Town Restaurant. Or opt for a Straits Club Premier Quay room or suites to enjoy access to the Straits Club, with Champagne breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails. Alternatively, enjoy access to One Fullerton Rooftop, where free-flow drinks await guests accommodated in rooms not facing Marina Bay. Rates start from $1,388++ per night for a Premier Quay room, valid for stays on 9-10 August 2018. For reservations, click here, call 6533 8388 or email tfs.reservations@fullertonhotels.com

45. National Day Room Package – The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

National Day 2018 - Fullerton Bay Hotel

Over at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, be captivated by the fireworks from a Premier room overlooking Marina Bay or from the Lantern rooftop bar. Inclusive is breakfast buffet for two persons at La Brasserie and other perks such as complimentary Heritage Tours. If you book rooms not facing Marina Bay, you can also toast to the nation with free-flow drinks at One Fullerton Rooftop. Rates start from $1,688++ per night for a Premier room, valid for stays on 9-10 August 2018. For reservations, click here, call 6222 8088 or email fbh.reservations@fullertonhotels.com

46. Fireworks View Staycation – JW Marriott Singapore South Beach

National Day 2018 - JW Marriott South Beach

Take in stellar views of the fireworks from Marina Bay view rooms and suites at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach. The National Day and Preview packages include breakfast for up to three persons at Beach Road Kitchen, $100 hotel credits, as well as welcome amenities for your celebrations. Rates start from $400++ per night, valid for stays on 21 & 28 July, and 9 August 2018. For reservations, click here (enter promo code LPR for guaranteed Marina Bay view rooms and suites) or call 6818 1888

(See also: 17 Family-Friendly Staycations to Suit Every Taste)

47. Fireworks in Marina Bay Offer – Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

National Day 2018 - Mandarin Oriental

Capture picture-perfect moments through floor-to-ceiling windows in Mandarin Oriental, Singapore’s Marina Bay View Rooms and Suites. Or opt for a Club Marina Bay Room to enjoy extra perks such as daily champagne breakfast and afternoon tea, evening cocktails and gourmet delights. Rates start from $399++ per night, valid for stays on Saturdays till 4 August 2018, and from $1,250++ per night on 9 August 2018. For reservations, click here, call 6885 3030 or email mosin-reservations@mohg.com

48. An Offer You Can’t Refuse – Marina Bay Sands

National Day 2018 - Marina Bay Sands

Choose to watch the NDP from the privacy of your room or with other revellers at the iconic Sands SkyPark. Become a Sands Rewards member and book your room online to enjoy ‘An Offer You Can’t Refuse’ at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Upon checking in, receive $150 worth of welcome offers and up to 50% savings on attractions, shopping, dining and more. Rates start from $629++ per night. For reservations, click here, call 6688 8888 or email room.reservations@marinabaysands.com

49. National Day Package – Marina Mandarin Singapore

National Day 2018 - Marina Mandarin

Well-appointed Bay View rooms at Marina Mandarin Singapore offer a comfortable retreat for this special occasion. Besides fireworks views, guests also enjoy complimentary buffet breakfast at Aquamarine and free Wi-Fi. Upgrade to the Meritus Club Marina Bay View Room and enjoy Meritus Club benefits too. Rates start from $350++ per night, valid for stays on 8-11 Aug 2018. For reservations, click here, call 6845 1000 or email marina@meritushotels.com

50. National Day on Cloud 9 – Naumi Hotel Singapore

National Day 2018 - Naumi Singapore

Still want to be part of a party but away from the throngs of crowds? Book a room at Naumi Hotel Singapore and head up to its private rooftop bar at 6pm-8.30pm on 9 August. Against an unobstructed view of the city skyline and fireworks display from Cloud 9 Infinity Pool and Bar, enjoy a welcome sparkling wine, followed by unlimited wine, beers, soft drinks and canapes ($98++ per adult, $49++ per child aged 4-12 years). Rates start from $250++ per night. For reservations, click here, call 6403 6003 or email reservations@naumihotels.com

51. Fireworks by the Bay Package – Pan Pacific Singapore

National Day 2018 - Pan Pacific

Experience the dynamic energy of the NDP from Pan Pacific Singapore, including breakfast for two adults, Wi-Fi and parking. Elevate the experience with a Pacific Harbour Room, Studio or Suite for exclusive access to 360-degree views of the fireworks from Pacific Club on level 38, plus daily Champagne breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails and canapes. Rates start from $605++ per night (minimum 2 nights including 28 July, 4 August or 9 August), valid for stays on 27-11 August 2018. For reservations, click here, call 6336 8111 or email reserve.ppsin@panpacific.com

52. Celebrate with Singapore Room Package – The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

National Day 2018 - Ritz-Carlton Millenia

Plan a staycation with loved ones at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore and get a lofty overview of the NDP. Stay in a Grand Marina room and enjoy daily breakfast for two persons in Colony. You’ll even get a spectacular view while soaking in its famed luxurious bathtub! Rates start from $640++ per night, valid for stays on 21 & 28 July, and 9 August 2018. For reservations, click here, call 6434 5111 or email rc.sinrz.reservations@ritzcarlton.com

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53. National Day Package – Swissôtel The Stamford

National Day 2018 - Swissotel the Stamford

Take advantage of Swissôtel The Stamford’s close proximity for a panoramic view of the Marina Bay area. Book a Premier Harbour View Room and enjoy complimentary breakfast for two adults and complimentary 24-hours parking on 9 August. Rates start from $888++ per night, valid for stays on 9 August 2018, while Preview Package rates start from $488++ per night, valid for stays on 28 July and 4 August. For reservations, click here, call 6338 8585 or email singapore-stamford@swissotel.com

 

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