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National Day 2022: Food, Fun & Fireworks for SG57!

As the Lion City gears up to celebrate its 57th birthday, it’s time to indulge in all things local. Dress up in your red-and-white best, and gather your family and friends. Let’s mark National Day 2022 in true Singaporean style, with delicious dining promotions and family fun happenings, all August long. We also tell you where to catch the best views of pyrotechnics and parachutes. Ready? Let the fireworks begin!


1. A Symphony of Flavours – InterContinental Singapore

A Symphony of Flavours – InterContinental Singapore

The Lobby Lounge presents National Day Afternoon Tea (6 to 9 August), a symphony of locally inspired delicacies. Celebrate our nation’s melting pot of cuisines with Bandung Raspberry Lychee, Peanut Toast, Laksa Prawn Quiche, and more. Enjoy unlimited servings of Singapore Sling Sorbet, Coconut Gelato, Milo Gelato, and English Scones with Chicken Bak-Kwa. Do remember to pop by the Live Chendol Station for a special surprise! Alternatively, savour an impressive four-course National Day Set Lunch Menu at Man Fu Yuan (1 to 9 August). Highlights include Wok-fried Pork Ribs with Pineapple Salsa and Satay Sauce, and Deep-fried Prawn with Curry Leaf and Mint Yogurt.

Where 80 Middle Road
When 1 to 9 August
How much From $57++ per adult
Web singapore.intercontinental.com

2. National Day Treats – LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop

Herald in our country’s birthday with a sky-high gourmet experience as LAVO pays homage to local fare. Relish Singapore Chilli Crab with golden fried mantou and Lobster Laksa starring fresh Maine lobster. Tender chunks of black pepper beef and pineapple slaw top Pulled Beef Pizza, another must-try. Leave space for the red-and-white Singapore Waffle Cone — vanilla and strawberry gelato in a red velvet bubble waffle.

Where Level 57, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 1
When 2 to 9 August
How much From $28++
Web www.marinabaysands.com

3. Hawker Fare Dinner Buffet – Melt Café

Hawker Fare Dinner Buffet – Melt Café

A myriad of Singapore flavours join the popular international spread at Melt Café this National Day. Starting with Singapore Bak Kut Teh and Chicken Rice, the monthly thematic dinner takes on a local twist. Look forward to more hawker favourites such as Signature Prawn Laksa, Ikan Panggang, Fried Carrot Cake, and Fruit Rojak. For dessert, Coconut Pandan Bread and Butter Pudding, Pulut Hitam Opera Cake, and Peanut Muah Chee Pound Cake await.

Where Level 4, Mandarin Oriental Singapore
When 6.30pm – 9.30pm, 5 to 14 August
How much From $98++ per adult | $48++ per child
Web www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore

4. National Day Dim Sum Menu – Yàn

National Day 2022 Dim Sum Menu - Yàn

Commemorate the festivities with a repertoire of local-inspired dim sum at Yàn. Begin with Pan-fried Singapore Chilli Crab Meat Bun and Deep-fried Chicken Satay Spring Roll. Distinctive wok hei aroma lights up Wok Fried Nyonya-style Carrot Cake, while Steamed Assam Cod Fish and Prawn Dumpling celebrates Peranakan culture. Don’t miss Xiao Long Bao with Bak Kut Teh Stock and Steamed Hainanese Chicken with Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf. Classic Cantonese delights incorporating local flavours make for a brilliant celebration!

Where #05-02, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road
When 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6 to 31 August
How much From $6++
Web www.yan.com.sg

(See also: Best Dim Sum in Singapore for Your Multi-generational Yum Cha)

5. National Day 2022 Multi-ethnic Spread – StraitsKitchen

National Day 2022 Multi-ethnic Spread – StraitsKitchen

Celebrate Singapore’s 57th over StraitsKitchen’s showcase of multi-ethnic fare Singapore-style. Halal-certified live show kitchens serve the convivial buffet line-up at lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. Start with appetisers such as Rojak, Gado-Gado, and Popiah. Work your way through Wok-fried Carrot Cake, Singapore Chilli Mud Crab, Kambing Bakar, Sambal Sotong, Tandoori Crabmeat Kebab, and more. Sweeten the celebration with treats such as ondeh-ondeh, fried durian balls, and soft-serve ice cream of local flavours.

Where Lobby level, Grand Hyatt Singapore
When 8 & 9 August
How much From $50++ per adult | from $25++ per child
Web www.singapore.grand.hyattrestaurants.com

6. National Day 2022 Afternoon Tea Pop-up – Waterfall Lounge

National Day 2022 Afternoon Tea Pop-up – Waterfall Lounge

This August, Furama Singapore teams up with Leon Lim, MasterChef Singapore Season 2 runner-up. The Afternoon Tea Pop-up at Waterfall Lounge boasts sweets and savouries that celebrate all things local. Highlights include Black Pepper Seafood Pie Tee, Salted Egg Chicken Vol-au-vent, and Roasted Black Sesame Cheesecake. Otah Mushroom Parcel with Cauliflower Mash, one of Leon’s winning dishes in the MasterChef kitchen, will also feature. The chef-owner of Creatr Café will also be hosting a Master-Demo-and-Dine Four-Hands Dinner at Tiffany Café on 17 August.

Where Level 1, Furama RiverFront
When 2pm – 5pm, 8 & 9 August
How much From $45++ per person
Web bit.ly/ateapopup

7. 3-Course National Day Set Menu – CUT by Wolfgang Puck

3-Course National Day Set Menu – CUT by Wolfgang Puck

Take National Day 2022 celebrations up a notch with an exclusive three-course lunch menu at CUT by Wolfgang Puck. In a nod to local classics, the one-Michelin-star restaurant presents Salted Egg Yolk Soft Shell Crab, as well as USDA Prime Beef Hor Fun. For dessert, the aromatic Coconut Chiffon Durian Cake, with a quenelle of Gula Melaka Ice Cream, will certainly please.

Where #B1-71, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
When 12nn – 2.30pm, 9 August
How much $58++ per person
Web www.marinabaysands.com

8. National Day 2022 Buffet – White Rose Café

National Day 2022 Buffet – White Rose Café

Enjoy a relaxing lunch brimming with a satisfying selection of Singaporean specialities at White Rose Café. Must-haves include Chicken and Pork Satay, Gado-Gado, Har Cheong Gai, Fish Curry with Papadum, Singapore Laksa, and Mee Siam. Order up Fried Prawn Hokkien Mee and Singapore Chilli Crab with Fried Mantou a la minute from the Show Kitchen. Wrap up the gastronomic experience with freshly prepared Local Pancakes with your choice of topping. Don’t miss Pulut Hitam, Tau Suan, Ice Chendol, and assorted Nyonya Kuehs too. Free-flow Bandung, Calamansi, coffee, and tea will help wash it all down. Diners celebrating their birthday on 9 August enjoy 57% off!

Where Level 1, York Hotel Singapore
When 12nn – 2.30pm, 9 August
How much $57++ per adult | $28++ per child
Web www.yorkhotel.com.sg

(See also: 15 Tingkat Food Delivery services in Singapore to Satisfy Every Foodie)

9. National Day 2022 Semi-buffet Brunch – Racines

National Day 2022 Semi-buffet Brunch – Racines

Revel in a sumptuous medley of local delights at Racine’s semi-buffet brunch affair. Expect classics including Pork Satay, Kong Bak Bao, and Chilli King Prawns. The epicurean journey continues with Curry Capellini with Clams and Onsen Tamago, and Plant-based Otah with Quinoa and Smoked Eggplant. After a Seafood Platter served tableside, unlimited appetisers and desserts complement the main courses. Kick off the feast with Rojak, Popiah, Laksa Salmon Gravlax. Round off the meal on a sweet note with Pandan Kaya Cake, Soya Milk Pudding, and Ondeh-Ondeh.

Where Level 5, Sofitel Singapore City Centre
When 12nn – 3pm, 9 August
How much $128++ per adult | $64++ per child
Web www.sofitel-singapore-citycentre.com

10. 2 for $22 Deal – Domino’s Pizza Singapore

2 for $22 Deal – Domino’s Pizza Singapore

Celebrate National Day 2022 with exclusive deals and giveaways from Domino’s Pizza. With 28 varieties to choose from, host the perfect pizza party with two pizzas for just $22. Round up your feast with add-ons from $5.70, such as the Awesome Foursome, Golden Roasted Drummets, or Chocolate Lava Cake. If you order by 31 July, you even stand a chance to win 57 Domino’s Funpacks. The limited-edition packs feature handcrafted items in support of social enterprises such as MINDS and Social Gifting.

Where Dine-in, takeaway, or delivery from all Domino’s Pizza Singapore outlets
When Till 14 August
How much From $22
Web bit.ly/SGFave2022

11. Clawsome Chilli Crab Everything – Swensen’s

Clawsome Chilli Crab Everything – Swensen’s

Shell-ebrate the good times with a family feast of Swensen’s crab-tivating line-up of Chilli Crab specials. Items range from Chilli Soft Shell Crab Burger — super sedap choice! — and Chilli Crab Pasta to Chilli Crab Baked Rice and Chilli Crab Pizza. Special dine-in and delivery sets are also available. Perhaps the most unique treat comes in the form of Chilli Crab Ice Cream, although it isn’t available for sale. Snag the limited-edition National Day Special via exclusive giveaways on Swensen’s (@swensenssingapore) and Deliveroo’s (@deliveroo_sg) social media platforms.

Where Dine-in, takeaway, or delivery from all Swensen’s outlets
When Till 30 August
How much From $14.90
Web www.swensens.com.sg

12. The Chicken Rendang Burger – 25 Degrees

The Chicken Rendang Burger – 25 Degrees

Burger bar 25 Degrees brings a touch of Singaporean pride to their scrumptious burgers. The limited-edition Chicken Rendang Burger recreates the punchy flavour and aroma of the popular dish in burger form. The handcrafted chicken patty is marinated in a house-made rendang sauce that was cooked down for 48 hours. It is then sandwiched between turmeric Brioche buns, along with achar pickles, butterhead lettuce, and crunchy papadum. Complete your meal with Truffle Fries and one of their IG-worthy Milkshakes!

Where Level 1, Hotel G Singapore
When Till 31 August
How much From $21
Web www.randblab.com/25degrees-sg

(See also: Hotel G Singapore — 8 ways we love this Small but Swell Staycation Spot)

13. Singaporean-inspired Fare – The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

Singaporean-inspired Fare – The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

Local flavours take centrestage for National Day 2022 at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung curates a delightful Asian Appetiser Platter for two, while Lobby Lounge pours a five-course Straits Chinese Afternoon Tea (3 to 10 August only). Over at Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski, Frieda German Restaurant gets creative with Jumbo Prawns Cincalok Shrimp Rosti. Italian food also gets a local spin with Spaghetti Chicken Rendang at La Scala Ristorante. For your home party, order the 9-inch Ondeh-Ondeh Tart or take-away mini versions from Berthold Delikatessen.

Where 15 Stamford Road
When 1 to 31 August
How much Varies
Web www.kempinski.com/singapore

14. National Day CrazyShake & Har Cheong Gai Sandwich – Black Tap

National Day CrazyShake & Har Cheong Gai Sandwich – Black Tap

An ode to the local favourite har cheong gai, Black Tap debuts the all-new Prawn Paste Chicken Sandwich. Available throughout August, it features a crispy chicken thigh marinated in prawn paste, topped with cincalok aioli and cucumber slaw. Singapore-exclusive National Day CrazyShake also makes a return from 8 to 14 August. The pastel pink bandung CrazyShake gets an over-the-top red and white presentation you can’t miss.

Where #01-80, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
When 1 to 31 August
How much From $23++
Web www.marinabaysands.com

15. Oh-So-Shiok Promotions – Pepper Lunch

Oh-So-Shiok Promotions – Pepper Lunch

As National Day draws near, Pepper Lunch premieres a series of promotional items all Singaporeans can proudly identify with. At Pepper Lunch Restaurant, try a Teppan Satay sizzling plate meal featuring Satay Diced Cut Steak and/or Satay Chicken Steak. Top up just 80 cents to change any set meal’s side dish to the special Kueh Salat Cake. A Rendang Fiesta comes to Pepper Lunch Express, with either Rendang Beef or Chicken Pepper Rice with Egg. Finally, Pepper Lunch GO!’s signature Pepper Rice Burger goes for a special price of $5.70 from 1 to 10 August.

Where Multiple outlets islandwide
When Till 14 September
How much Varies
Web www.pepperlunch.com.sg

(See also: 48 Kid-friendly Cafes and Restaurants in Singapore)


16. NDP @ The Float

National Day 2022 - NDP @ The Float
Image: NDP website

The National Day Parade finally returns to The Float @ Marina Bay in all its full glory. As always, there are two main segments, beginning with the Total Defence Display by the SAF and Home Team. The show portion celebrates Singaporeans’ journey over the last two years, as we battled and emerged from the pandemic together. Look forward to the return of traditional favourites, such as The State Flag Flypast and the Salute-To-The Nation bomb burst. Before the main event on 9 August, there will also be two Preview Shows on 23 and 30 July.

From 5.45pm on 9 August at 20 Raffles Avenue; more details here

17. NDP @ Heartlands

National Day 2022 - NDP @ Heartlands
Image: NDPeeps Facebook

Singaporeans can get a head start on celebrations at five heartland carnivals the weekend before. Expect fun activities, engaging exhibitions, music and dance performances, and a static display by the SAF and Home Team. On 7 August, admire the Red Lions free-falling over the fields beside Bishan MRT and opposite Ghim Moh Market. In tandem with the actual Parade, catch the Fighter Island Flypast and Fly Our Flag by the RSAF on their routes around the island, as well as simultaneous fireworks displays at five locations in the evening.

6, 7 & 9 August at various locations; more details here

(See also: July 2022: What’s In, Out, and About for Families in Singapore)

18. National Day Fiesta – Singapore Sports Hub

National Day 2022 Fiesta – Singapore Sports Hub
Image: Singapore Sports Hub

Participate in fun and interactive family activities at Singapore Sports Hub’s National Day Fiesta. Team up as a family and try the Five Stones and Country Flag Eraser games, and the Amazing Sport Heritage 5+7 Challenge. A uniquely Singaporean dance workout also awaits. In the evening, pick your picnic spot at OCBC Square and Stadium Roar for the dual live NDP telecast. Redeem free goodie bags and local snacks, while stock last. Pyrotechnics at The Float will be matched simultaneously with fireworks along the Stadium Riverside Walk too!

9am – 9pm on 9 August at OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub; more details here

19. NDP 2022 Fireworks Escape – The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

NDP 2022 Fireworks Escape – The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

Celebrate the Lion City’s 57th birthday in style at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. Book your weekend escape in Grand Deluxe Rooms, Suites, and Connecting Rooms. Perfect for families, perks include buffet breakfast for two and welcome amenities served in your room. Most importantly, it gets you exclusive rooftop access at Eden Residences to watch the fireworks display, complete with sparkling wine and complimentary welcome drink at The Bar at 15 Stamford afterwards.

For stays from 23 July to 9 August (Fireworks Escape inclusions on 23 July, 30 July, and 9 August); more details here

20. Skyline National Day Celebration – PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay Singapore

Skyline National Day Celebration – PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay Singapore

Take in the fireworks illuminating the night sky over Marina Bay from the comfort of a Signature Marina Bay Room. Your stay comes with exclusive National Day amenities curated just for the occasion. You also get access to the Wellness Floor, which includes the outdoor swimming pool, spin bike studio, and gym. The kids will love exercising their creativity and curiosity with colourful toys and fun activities at the ‘Play4Fun’ Children’s Playroom.

For stays from 5 to 10 August; more details here

(See also: School Holidays & Public Holidays 2022: Family Staycations for Each Long Break)

21. Fireworks Staycation + Cycle For MOre – Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Fireworks Staycation + Cycle For MOre – Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Get front-row views of NDP 2022 from bay-facing rooms and suites at Mandarin Oriental Singapore. Take in the breathtaking fireworks display through floor-to-ceiling windows while munching on healthy and sustainable snacks. Then embark on a Cycle For MOre experience to top off your patriotic getaway. Explore the waterfront district via a Marina Bay trail on customised Foldie and City bicycles for adults and kids. Perks include breakfast for two, while the third and fourth guests enjoy complimentary bed and breakfast too!

Cycle For MOre is available for stays till 30 December; more details here

22. Indoor Fun for the Littles with Decathlon

Indoor Fun for the Littles with Decathlon

If you’re already in Marina Bay to watch the fireworks, here’s something else to work into your day. One of Decathlon’s top picks of National Day 2022 activities is perfect for families with young kids. With a ball pit, rock wall, bouncy castle, and trampolines galore, Open Gym is perfect for little ones. Children as young as seven months and up to seven years can explore independently for an hour — free!

2 to 5 & 9 to 12 August at Open Gym, PAssion Wave @ Marina Bay, more details here

23. VIVA Foundation Presents An Evening of Pop-Opera with FIVERA

VIVA Foundation Presents An Evening of Pop-Opera with FIVERA

Help better the lives of childhood cancer patients and survivors while celebrating SG57. Head to the Singapore Botanic Gardens for a relaxing picnic and immersive evening of pop-opera by FIVERA. The first and only Thai pop-opera group is a quintet of classically trained musicians boasting a repertoire of classic operatic arias and international pop favourites. This free-for-all charity concert is organised by the VIVA Foundation for Children with Cancer. While enjoying the performance, do remember to donate to this worthy cause. You might also meet guest-of-honour, Minister for Health Mr Ong Ye Kung.

6pm – 7pm on 7 August at Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens; donate via giving.sg or give.asia

(See also: Why you should bring your children to watch SRT’s Gretel and Hansel (Mandarin) – 糖果屋历险记)

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Featured image: Singapore Sports Hub

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