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July 2019

The Ultimate Guide to National Day 2019 Fireworks, Feasts and Family Fun!

Did you know that this year’s National Day Parade (NDP 2019) will be returning to the Padang on 9 August? Our 54th birthday bash will be an extra special celebration as it’s also a commemoration of Singapore’s Bicentennial. The NDP website describes it as “a special NDP that will reflect how far we have come and our common aspirations for Singapore”. But for the majority of us who don’t have tickets to the main event, there’s still plenty to do. For starters, how about a celebratory meal with the fam between catching the amazing aerial and pyrotechnic displays?

Top FREE Spots to Catch NDP 2019 Fireworks

Ahead of the big day, fireworks are lighting up Singapore’s downtown on 6, 13 and 20 July’s NE Shows. Next, two NDP Previews happen on 27 July and 3 August. It all culminates in the biggest pyrotechnic extravaganza on 9 August, National Day 2019 itself.

Below is a list of the best FREE places for prime fireworks vantage points. The sparks are estimated to happen between 8pm and 8.20pm, but do go early to chope your spot!

  • National Gallery Singapore – Offering the closest view overlooking the Padang is the rooftop of National Gallery Singapore. It’s even better if you’ve got a table at the restaurants there.
  • Jubilee Bridge – The pedestrian bridge linking the Esplanade to One Fullerton witnessed its first National Day on SG50. Since then it has proven to be a favourite viewing spot for the fireworks.
  • Esplanade Bridge – The pedestrian walkway running alongside Esplanade Bridge offers equally awesome views as the Jubilee Bridge next to it.
  • Merlion Park – The steps next to the Merlion are arguably the best seats in the house outside of the Padang. It’s also an ideal spot to picnic and enjoy the panoramic view.
  • One Fullerton – Whether you dine at the many restaurants or hang out along the waterfront, One Fullerton is another stellar vantage point.
  • Esplanade Waterfront – The waterfront by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is a popular hangout for good reason. The Roof Terrace of the Esplanade offers another perspective.
  • The Promontory – Another fantastic location for a picnic and fireworks views, festive excitement always runs high at the Promontory.
  • Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade – The boardwalk along The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is always popular with families. Or try the elevated views from the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark.
  • Helix Bridge – It’s better known for non-ticketed views of the Parade when it’s held at the Float @ Marina Bay. Still, the Helix Bridge does offer a decent view of the fireworks.
  • Singapore Flyer – Book a capsule on the Singapore Flyer for an exceptionally unique view. The Waterfront Promenade below is the free option.
  • Marina Barrage – Slightly farther away yet is the picnic-friendly roof of the Marina Barrage and the sheltered pavilions along the Marina Bridge.
  • Gardens by the Bay East – The Bay East Garden across the water is a quieter venue that may be more suitable for families with young children or seniors.
  • Stadium Waterfront – Also a fair distance away but still offering decent views is the waterfront by the National Stadium. The same goes for Tanjong Rhu Promenade across the water.

(See also: National Day 2019 Events: Family-friendly Celebrations beyond the Padang)

National Day 2019 Feasts around Town

Some love to dine in the thick of the action with a bird’s eye view of the fireworks. Others prefer to avoid the crowds – and road closures – in the downtown area altogether. Whichever category describes you and your family, these National Day-themed promotions have you covered.

1. 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

To mark Singapore’s Bicentennial, Demon Chef Alvin Leung is redefining classic Singaporean dishes in ways that promise to intrigue. The National Day Set Menu at 15 Stamford will feature, among others, Fruit Rojak and Chicken Coronation, Laksa with Smoked Onsen Quail Eggs, and “Bak Kut Teh” Pork Chop with Compressed Watermelon. Enjoy your choice of five or six courses with optional wine-pairing.

When 5 to 11 August, 12noon-3pm & 6pm-10.30pm
How much From $98++ per person

2. The Alkaff Mansion

To commemorate the old-yet-new venue’s first-ever National Day celebration, all three dining concepts at The Alkaff Mansion are adding a local touch to their menus. In the daytime, Wildseed Café serves up Chicken Burger with Salted Egg Sauce. From 5pm at TXA Pintxo Bar, taste three different pintxos that incorporate Satay and other local favourites, alongside Bandung Mocktail and Chendol Cocktail. Or head up to UNA for Chilli Crab Paella, with a whole lobster upgrade option. Extra! From 9 to 11 August, The Alkaff Mansion will also feature exhibitions and activities celebrating heritage and nostalgia.

When 2 to 12 August
How much A la carte prices apply

3. Café Mosaic, Carlton Hotel Singapore

Discover the best of both worlds at Café Mosaic’s ‘Meat and Sea’ dinner buffet. Begin with Chilled Crab Legs and X.O. Chilli with Scallop. Then continue with carvings of Slow Roasted O.P Beef and Roasted Leg of Lamb. Complete your meal with a smorgasbord of desserts freshly made in-house daily. Extra! Enjoy 50% and 38% off total bill with DBS/POSB and UOB credit/debit cards respectively.

When 8 to 10 August, 6pm-10pm
How much $98++ per adult | $49++ per child aged 6-12 years

4. Oscar’s, Conrad Centennial Singapore

1. Oscar’s, Conrad Centennial Singapore

The “Think Local – Eat Local – Be Local” dinner buffet at Oscar’s will be showcasing a host of mouth-watering nostalgic dishes. Items include Teochew-style Braised Duck, Spicy Chilli Crab and Durian Mousse Cake. Lobby Lounge is also serving locally inspired Afternoon Tea during this period. Extra! Grown-ups enjoy free-flow Piña Colada Slushy at dinner.

When 15 July to 31 August, 6pm-10pm daily
How much From $79++ per adult | From $39.50++ per child aged 6-12 years

5. Azur, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

2. Azur, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

Get your claws in as Azur serves up a Crab-ulous dinner buffet. A variety of crabs are cooked in favourite styles such as Black Pepper, Curry and Salted Egg Yolk. Other highlights include a DIY Poke Bowl with shredded crab meat and desserts from Warm Chocolate Pudding to Nyonya Kuehs. Extra! From 9 to 12 August, enjoy Crab-ulous Brunch and Dinner Buffets at just $54nett per adult and $27nett per child.

When 10 June to 31 August, 6pm-10pm daily
How much From $78++ per adult | From $39++ per child aged 6-12 years

(See also: Crowne Plaza Changi Airport — Stay, Shop, Play! Package is Staycation Perfection (Review))

6. Fat Chap

August marks Singapore’s birthday, as well as the independence of our neighbours Malaysia and Indonesia. That’s why Fat Chap is presenting the SIN-MYS-IDN Makan Trail. Available for lunch and dinner, the full a la carte menu features an assortment of Sate (satay), Har Cheong Gai Lollipop and Not Really Ramly Burger. Extra! Fuss-free lunch (Mon to Fri, 11.30am-2.30pm) features hearty affordable dishes like Really Indomie Goreng from just $12.90++.

When 1 to 31 August, 11am-11pm (Mon-Thu & Sat), 11am-1am (Fri) & 11am-10pm (Sun)
How much A la carte prices apply

7. Town Restaurant, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

3. Town Restaurant, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

Soak up the festivities at Town Restaurant with A Soiree by the River. The nightly dinner buffet will spotlight Chim’s Satay, alongside local delights and classic desserts. On Fridays and Saturdays, the spread is enhanced with Chef Chan’s Signature Salted Egg Yolk Lobster and seafood on the grill, such as Sambal Stingray and Barbecued King Prawns. Extra! Adults can enjoy a glass of house beer, wine or Singapore Sling with an additional $10nett on Fridays and Saturdays.

When 1 to 11 August, 6.30pm-10.30pm daily
How much From $59++ per adult | From $30++ per child aged 6-11 years

8. Feast @ East Buffet Restaurant, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy

4. Feast @ East Buffet Restaurant, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy

Tuck into a wide spread of Singaporean cuisine at Feast @ East Buffet Restaurant. Highlights include the famous Chilli Crab, Char Kway Teow and other delicacies by Executive Chef Lester Wang. Or savour a popular local dish at just $5.40 per set at Wave Café, daily from 2 to 12 August. Extra! Enjoy one-for-one Lunch and Dinner at Feast @ East Buffet Restaurant on Mondays and Wednesdays. Senior citizens, Merdeka and Pioneer Generation also dine at discounted prices.

When 18 July to 1 September, 12noon-2.30 & 6pm-10pm daily
How much From $49++ per adult | From $25++ per child aged 6-12 years

9. Tablescape, Grand Park City Hall

5. Tablescape, Grand Park City Hall

Contemporary European restaurant Tablescape puts a playful spin on local delights for National Day 2019. The five-course menu by Executive Chef Armando Aristarco features Chilli Crab Mousse and Chicken Rice Arancini, among others. In tribute to Singapore’s ‘national cake’ – pandan chiffon, Pandan Soufflé with Gula Melaka Ice Cream brings it all home.

When 3 to 11 August, 12noon-2.30pm & 6pm-10.30pm daily
How much $48++ per person

10. Mitzo, Grand Park Orchard

6. Mitzo, Grand Park Orchard

Modern Cantonese restaurant Mitzo’s innovative Executive Chef Nicky Ng presents a five-course National Day Set Menu. Abalone “Bak Kut Teh”, Cheese Baked Chilli Lobster, and Longevity Tea with Sesame Ball, are just some dishes to expect. Top up $21++ to raise a glass to Singapore with Head Bartender Azlam Kadir’s latest creation, the ‘National Treasure’ cocktail. Extra! Park Rewards Members and selected credit cardholders enjoy 10% off the set menu, and the National Day cocktail at $18++ (usual $21++).

When 1 to 31 August, 6pm-10pm daily
How much $88++ per person

11. D9 Cakery, Hilton Singapore

National Day 2019 - Hilton D9 Cakery

Enjoy D9 Saturday High Tea Buffet in honour of Singapore’s 54th. Hilton Singapore will be doubling the celebration with an elaborate showcase of artisanal Singapore-inspired desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Cindy Khoo. It’s of course complemented by over 40 local delicacies and international delights spanning seven live stations. Extra! Citibank cardholders who make reservations at least two days in advance get 50% off every second diner.

When Every Saturday from 3 August to 27 October, 12noon-3pm
How much From $48++ per adult | $24++ per child aged 5-12 years

12. The Salon, Hotel Fort Canning

7. The Salon, Hotel Fort Canning

Shake up your taste buds with The Salon’s Singapura Chick’n Rice Set, a spiced-up rendition of Singapore’s iconic dish. A generously sized chicken drumstick is amped up with a special rempah, before being slow-baked, then deep-fried. Fragrant rice, sides of tofu with minced chicken, seasonal greens, chicken soup and homemade chilli dip complete the meal. Extra! Enjoy 54% off your second order of the Singapura Chick’n Rice Set with selected credit cards and partners.

When 1 to 31 August
How much $18++ per set

13. Makan@Jen, Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore

Durian lovers, celebrate our nation’s birthday by indulging in our national fruit! The Durian Feast Buffet at Makan@Jen features premium durian desserts and unlimited fresh durians dehusked on the spot. After feasting on delectable crustaceans and local delights, head to the al fresco terrace for unlimited durians such as Golden Phoenix, Little Swallow and Berkeley varieties.

When Every Thursday from 1 to 29 August, 6.30pm-10pm
How much $68++ per adult | $39++ per child aged 6-11 years

14. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay

8. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay

In celebration of its second National Day, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is launching a locally inspired menu pairing. It features Beef Rendang, created using the restaurant’s signature USDA Prime Black Angus beef. Served alongside rice and sides, the dish is paired with a glass of Prunotto Muscato d’asti.

When 5 to 11 August
How much $38++ per person

15. Kinki Restaurant + Bar

9. Kinki Restaurant + Bar

Dine against the backdrop of the Marina Bay waterfront at Kinki Restaurant + Bar at Customs House. Binge on Bottomless Brunch, with endless servings of fresh sashimi, creative maki, impeccable mains and more. Or hit a high with fireworks views at the rooftop bar from 6pm till late. The Rooftop Package ($500nett) includes a private table, drinks and a sharing platter for up to six persons.

When 9 August, 12noon-3pm
How much $58nett per person

16. Le Binchotan

10. Le Binchotan

Paying homage to spices that once dominated trade in early Singapore, Le Binchotan serves up special dishes this National Day. Must-tries include a modern take on Beef Cheek Rendang, served with baguette. Don’t miss Corn and Toast, an elegant take on the local ice cream sandwich, and the limited-edition gin based Halia cocktail.

When 9 August, 11.30am-3pm & 6pm-12midnight
How much A la carte prices apply

17. Latest Recipe, Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa

Feast on a Straits of Malacca street food-inspired buffet at Latest Recipe this National Day. The Colonial Straits Food Fest will feature Penang Char Kway Teow, Popiah, Balik Pulau Assam Laksa, Claypot Chicken Rice, Nyonya Kuehs and more. Extra! Kids aged six years and below eat free, with a dedicated corner for some creative Merlion doodling!

When Fridays & Saturdays from 9 to 31 August, 6pm-10pm
How much $68++ per adult | $34++ per child aged 7-12 years

18. Poolside Patio, Pan Pacific Singapore

11. Poolside Patio, Pan Pacific Singapore

Catch a glimpse of the fireworks display while indulging in a National Day Heritage Barbecue at Poolside Patio. It features Asian and fusion delights, alongside Char-grilled Grass-fed Turmeric Lamb Cutlet Satay and “Bak Kut Teh” Scented Sous Vide Pork Spare Ribs. Edge is also serving a National Day Buffet dinner from 2 to 11 August.

When 9 & 10 August, 6.30pm-9.30pm
How much From $78++ per adult | $39++ per child aged 6-12 years

19. Paradise Group

Local restaurant Chain Paradise Group honours the nation’s 54th birthday with specially created Singapore-inspired dishes across seven culinary concepts. These include Stir-fried Pork Collar with Satay Sauce at Taste Paradise, Chilli Crab Prawn Ball at Beauty in The Pot, and Crisp-fried Yam Ring at Paradise Classic. Extra! Citibank cardholders and PGR members dining in enjoy 54% discount off the National Day dishes.

When 1 to 31 August
How much A la carte prices apply

20. Porta, Park Hotel Clarke Quay

12. Porta, Park Hotel Clarke Quay

Local born and bred talent Executive Chef Alex Phan curates a three-course Uniquely Singapore Menu in honour of SG54. Start with Truffle Rojak Salad or opt for Peking Duck served salad-style. Then select from a variety of mains from Black Pepper Crab Linguine to Char Siew Rib Eye Steak. For dessert, delight in the familiar flavours of Bandung Parfait or the reinterpreted Milo Dinosaur. Extra! Diners stand to win staycation prizes from Porta’s National Day 2019 Lucky Dip.

When 8 & 9 August, 11am-3pm & 6.30pm-10.30pm daily
How much $58++ per adult | $28++ per child aged 5-11 years | Complimentary Kids’ Dish of the Day for children below 5 years

(See also: Park Hotel Clarke Quay: Park Rewards, Staycation Review & Dining Giveaway!)

21. The Pelican

13. The Pelican

Catch dazzling views of the fireworks at The Pelican at breezy One Fullerton, while tucking into a four-course dinner. Exclusive creations include Cured Barramundi Carpaccio and Laksa Fisherman Pie. Pandan Panna Cotta and Fresh Coconut Pina Colada add a tropical finishing touch.

When 9 August, 5pm till late
How much $98++ per person

22. Resorts World Sentosa

14. Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa honours the nation’s birthday and food obsession with tasty dining deals. Eight restaurants are offering special menus or dishes at $54++. These include a three-course teppanyaki lunch at TEPPAN by Chef Yonemura, a three-course set meal at Osia Steak and Seafood Grill, and a five-course ‘Home Cooking Recipes’ menu by homegrown celebrity chef Sam Leong’s Mama Leong at Forest 森. Make your reservations online with promo code ‘RWSNDP’.

When 18 July to 31 August
How much $54++ per person

23. Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts

15. Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts

Local delights take the spotlight at award-winning buffet restaurant Carousel all day long. Menu highlights include Traditional Kaya and Butter Toast at Breakfast and Oyster Omelette live station at High Tea. For Lunch and Dinner, must-tries include Singapore Chilli Crab with Golden Mantous and Grilled Barbecue Stingray with Sambal. Locally inspired desserts rule too!

When 7 to 11 August, 6.30am-9.30pm daily
How much From $32++ per adult | From $20++ per child aged 4-11 years

24. The Sampan

16. The Sampan

The Sampan has lined up a four-course menu to remind Singaporeans of dishes we grew up with. Pick from two dishes per course, with highlights including Rendang Chwee Kueh, Duck Satay Lilit, Lamb Shank Tulang Merah, and Pulut Hitam Pudding. It’s also an ideal spot to watch the fireworks spectacle along the Singapore River.

When 22 July to 27 August, 11.30am-2.30pm (Mon-Fri) & 5pm-12midnight (Mon-Sat)
How much $54++ per person

25. Racines, Sofitel Singapore City Centre

Throughout August, head to Racines for Singaporean-themed Set Lunch or Chef’s Degustation Dinner. Pick from a selection of locally inspired appetisers followed by French or Chinese main courses. Desserts include Delicate Coconut Mousse with Gula Melaka and Pandan Chiffon, and Baked Profiteroles with Durian Pengat. Extra! Pair your meal with a selection of wines at a special price of $54nett per bottle.

When 8 to 10 August, 6pm-10pm
How much From $30++ per person

26. Ellenborough Market Café, Swissôtel Merchant Court Singapore

17. Ellenborough Market Café, Swissôtel Merchant Court Singapore

Revel in a kaleidoscope of authentic local delights at Ellenborough Market Café’s National Day buffet lunch and dinner. The spread includes Teochew Bak Kut Teh, Nyonya Laksa, Satay Beehoon, Ayam Buah Keluak, DIY Ice Kachang and Durian Pengat.

When 1 to 31 August, 12noon-2.30pm & 6.30pm-10pm daily
How much From $52++ per adult | From $26++ per child aged 6-12 years

27. the kitchen table, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove

Tuck into a Super Local feast of elevated hawker classics fit for a king at the kitchen table. Highlights include Grilled Stingray with Sambal Lemon Sauce, Traditional Singapore Black Pepper Crab, and even Durian Cheesecake. Pop by the W Lawn from 12.30pm for some nostalgic childhood games, then hit the WET® Deck for back-to-back pool parties all day long. Extra! Dine for free if your birthday falls on 9 August, while August babies enjoy 20% off the total bill.

When 9 to 10 August, 12noon-3pm & 6pm-10pm
How much From $78++ per adult | From $39++ per child aged 4-12 years

28. Yàn

18. Yàn

From its prime spot on Level 5 of National Gallery Singapore, Yàn presents a National Day Special Dim Sum menu. Steamed Xiao Long Bao with Bak Kut Teh Stock, Steamed Hainanese Chicken with Sticky Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf, and Pan-fried Singapore Chilli Crab Meat Bun are just some highlights.

When 1 July to 31 August, 12noon-2.30pm daily
How much A la carte prices apply

(See also: Gallery Children’s Biennale 2019: Play by a river, explore a kampung, go underwater, and more!)

29. Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge

19. Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge

Savour a four-course National Day Table D’hôte menu presented by Zafferano. Dishes include Mazara red prawns with ricotta, risotto with foie gras pâté and quail ragout, and classic Italian desserts galore. Then admire the brilliant fireworks from Zafferano’s Terrace Lounge on lofty Level 43. Various drink packages are also available.

When 9 August, 7pm till late
How much From $98++ per person

Bonus Ideas for National Day 2019 Family Fun

Need some creative ideas for more red-and-white fun? Here are more yummy treats lined up, including special items for your NDP home party or picnic. And if you’re looking to make the most of the four-day National Day and Hari Raya Haji public holiday weekend, read on!

(See also: The Bicentennial Experience – A 700-year Journey that Families Must See!)

30. Deliveroo Your Own National Day 2019 Party

Deliveroo National Day 2019

Burger King and Deliveroo have teamed up to surprise Singapore with a Super Shiok Set. It comprises your choice of two Taste of Singapore Burgers (Rendang and Laksa), plus sides, desserts and drinks. Available on 9 August (pre-orders start 8 August, while stocks last) exclusively via Deliveroo from 13 Burger King restaurants islandwide, the Super Shiok Set comes in a collectible box complete with tea towel. Deliveroo is also serving up weekly ‘Local Gems’ flash deals from 22 July to 11 August.

31. Domino’s Pizza Introduces Sambalicious Pizzas

Domino's Sambal Pizzas

Just in time for foodies this National Day, Domino’s Pizza launches three new shiok sambal pizzas. Featuring Domino’s own sambal sauce are Sambal Surf & Turf, Sambal Ikan Bilis, and Sambal Veggie. All three can be baked with your choice of pizza crust. The new Ondeh-Ondeh Lava Cake with its gooey Gula Melaka core completes the deal. Get it before it’s gone!

32. Grab’s #Delivering1965

From now till 11 August, Grab works with homegrown merchants to take local traditions digital. Choose from a menu of 1965-inspired flavours at special promotional prices through the Grab app. These include Mr Bean’s Singafour Pancakes and Eggwich combo, Avocado Coffee Smoothie from LiHO, BreadTalk’s Local Flavour Buns, and the very nostalgic Kacang Puteh from Cathay Cineplexes!

33. Let BreadTalk Complete Your NDP 2019 Picnic

BreadTalk National Day 2019

Fill your picnic basket with BreadTalk’s range of buns inspired by local dishes this National Day 2019. Try Laksa Bowl, Merlion’s Roar, and Satay Chicken, among others. Even better, pay just $3 for three buns when you make payment with GrabPay from 29 July to 18 August.

34. Locally Inspired Goodies from Délifrance

Delifrance National Day 2019

For the nation’s birthday, Délifrance is baking up limited-edition Pandan Madeleines with Gula Melaka dip from now till 31 August. And from 7 to 9 August only, get them at a special price of $5.40 (usual $7.70 for 8 pieces). It’s also available for dine-in or takeaway in special set menus featuring Délifrance favourites.

35. Get Yummy Crabby with Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung National Day 2019

It’s back! The popular Steamed Chilli Crab and Pork Xiao Long Bao makes its annual return to Din Tai Fung restaurants islandwide. It’s available at four pieces for $8++ for both dine-in and takeaway from now till 31 August. Citibank Cardmembers get 10% off when dining in.

36. National Day One Hut’s United Pizza from Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut One Hut's United Pizza

Paying homage to the Singapore Flag, Pizza Hut is offering a limited-edition pan pizza from 1 to 18 August. The wittily named One Hut’s United Pizza consists of two halves in red and white. Toppings include Marinated Spicy Chicken Chunks and Hardboiled Egg Slices. Also available now are the Cheesy 7 Original and new Cheesy 7 Chicken Pop pizzas, with the Cheesy 7 Hot Meaty Medley Trio set to complete the trifecta from 19 September.

37. Chocolate Lovers Unite at PrimaDéli

PrimaDeli's Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

Calling all chocolate lovers! Treat yourselves to PrimaDéli’s limited-edition Chocolate Hazelnut Tart. A crumbly and buttery crust is filled with decadent chocolate hazelnut for a treat worthy of our nation’s biggest celebration. It’s available at all PrimaDéli outlets islandwide from 5 to 9 August, while stocks last.

38. Let the Good Times Roll at Toast Box

Toast Box National Day 2019

From 24 July to 31 August, Toast Box is launching a special treat reminiscent of old-school roll cakes. Crowd-pleasing options include Kaya Coco Roll and Kopi Gao Gao Roll. Nostalgia costs $2.20 per slice, or $4.30 with a medium-size hot kopi or teh.

39. It’s Shake Shack’s 1st National Day!

Shake Shack Singapore

To celebrate its first National Day in Singapore, Shake Shack has teamed up with local bean-to-bar chocolatier Lemuel. The first 1,000 guests at Shake Shack Jewel Changi Airport on 9 August will receive a box of chocolates! This includes a Merlion-shaped treat made with the exclusive Shack Blend chocolate with Gula Melaka and desiccated coconut ganache.

40. Indulge in “Mao” Faber Durian Night

Mao Faber Durian Night

Calling all durian lovers! Make your way up “Mao” Faber on 10 August, as Faber Deck transforms into a durian wonderland from 6pm-10pm. Expect premium quality Mao Shan Wang durians from Pahang, local delicacies, durian-themed interactive stage games and live performances. Click here to register now.

41. Head to Siloso Beach for Sentosa GrillFest 2019

Sentosa GrillFest 2019

Singapore’s only food street by the beach, Sentosa GrillFest, returns bigger and better to Siloso Beach. The family-friendly event with over 130 F&B options is happening on weekends from 19 July to 12 August. Don’t miss premium barbecued meats from the three-metre-tall tepee BBQ pit on the beach!

42. Book a Staycation for the Super Long Weekend

Mr Stork, Andaz Singapore

What about pampering the family with a passport-free getaway this National Day and Hari Raya Haji long weekend? Because who doesn’t love a staycation, right? Pick from the dozens of hotels in the downtown area for a live fireworks view, or simply watch the live telecast from the TV in your comfy hotel room slightly farther away. Here are a handful of our top picks:

  • Experience the fireworks from guestrooms boasting floor-to-ceiling windows at Andaz Singapore. Stays include complimentary all-day refreshments at Sunroom and minibar replenished daily with locally sourced snacks and beverages. In-house guests also get free entry to rooftop bar Mr Stork during the National Day fireworks.
  • For more fireworks views, the National Day Fireworks Package at Pan Pacific Singapore is valid for stays from 6 to 9 August. Certain room categories also offer exclusive access to the Pacific Club Lounge with 360-degree views from Level 38.
  • The Fabulous Fifty-Four stay package at Hotel Fort Canning is valid for stays from 8 to 11 August. It includes breakfast buffet for two, unlimited wines and canapés during aperitif hour, 54% savings on F&B and up to 40% savings on selected spa treatments.
  • Book the Best Available Rate+$54 to snag the National Day Staycation Special at Royal Plaza on Scotts. It not only includes a stay in newly renovated rooms, but also throws in breakfast and high tea buffet for two! This special is valid for stays from 1 to 31 August.
  • *NEW* Check into a first-class experience with YOTELAIR’s National Day Weekend package at 25% off. It comes with a 2D1N Premium Queen Cabin stay, continental breakfast for two and all-day snack offerings. You also get two complimentary tickets to Jewel’s Canopy Park! It’s valid for bookings up till 31 August.

(See also: Pet-friendly Hotels in Singapore for the Whole Family, Furkids Included!)

43. Let Avis Drive Your Celebrations

Avis family car rental

Global car rental brand Avis is offering savings of up to 20% off car rentals throughout August. Drive to visit friends and family, chase down the best fireworks views and explore places off the beaten track. Or take advantage of the long weekend for a road trip across the Causeway. Book before 31 July to enjoy the month-long sale.

(See also: Best Family Road Trip Destinations from Singapore to Malaysia)

44. Recharge around Southeast Asia with Klook

Klook - Hoi An
Image: Hoi An, Vietnam

Really itching to leave town? Make the best of the four-day weekend with a family getaway to the region. Spend a minimum of $150 on all Klook activities in Southeast Asia, and enjoy $12 off with promo code ‘LETSRECHARGE’ from now till 12 August. Check out Klook’s Mid-year Recharge now.

Need even more ideas of where to take the fam for more red-and-white-themed fun? Head over to our list of National Day 2019 celebratory events and places to indulge in Singapore’s national pastime – shopping!

The SingaporeMotherhood Team wishes all Singaporeans a fantastic National Day 2019, and a fulfilling four-day-long weekend. You deserve it! And of course, Happy 54th Birthday and Bicentennial, Singapore!

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7. The Salon, Hotel Fort Canning

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