52 uniquely Singapore things to do this August for our 52nd National Day

TL;DR – Can’t stop. Won’t stop.

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Time flies, it’s almost August which means it’s nearly National Day! Besides celebrating Singapore’s 52nd birthday on 9 August, there are so many exciting events happening in the month of August. Whether it’s a rock concert, museum visit or movie night that you fancy, here are 52 uniquely Singapore things to do this August for our 52nd National Day!

1. Check out the world-famous circus series, Cirque Du Soleil: Kooza

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Cirque Du Soleil: Kooza
Where: Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue
When: 12 July – 20 August 2017
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2. Catch the Merlion’s National Day Light Show

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The Merlion Magic Lights Show
Where: Merlion Plaza, Sentosa
When: 14 – 27 August 2017
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3. Celebrate the beauty of Science at Visual SG

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Visual SG
Where: Singapore Science Centre
When: 28 July – 13 August 2017
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4. Bring your family to Sentosa’s Heritage Carnival 2017 – So Singapore

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So Singapore
Where: Sentosa
When: 1 – 20 August 2017, 7:45pm and 8:45pm (Daily)
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5. Witness the stunning colours and dancing lights of the Orchid Extravaganza & Garden Rhapsody at Gardens by the Bay

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Orchid Extravaganza & Garden Rhapsody, Singapore Edition

Where: 18 Marina Gardens Drive Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 018593
When: 1 – 20 August 2017, 7:45pm and 8:45pm (Daily)
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6. Soak in the holiday atmosphere with animals at Singapore’s iconic wildlife parks

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Widlife Reserves Park’s National Day 2017
Where: Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Jurong Bird Park
When: 1 – 31 August 2017
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7. Sing along to indie pop by Oh Wonder

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Oh Wonder
Where: Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre
When: 3 August 2017
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8. Find local brands at the design-centric Singapasar

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Singapasar 2017
Where: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road
When: 4 – 6 August 2017, 4pm – 8pm
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9. Watch art, light and sound come alive with the inaugural Civic District Outdoor Festival

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Civic District Outdoor Festival: It’s Time
Where: National Gallery Singapore
When: 4 – 5, 11 – 12 August 2017, 5pm – 11pm
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10. Get your coffee fix at the Singapore Coffee Festival

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Singapore Coffee Festival
Where: Marina Bay Cruise Centre
When: 4 – 6 August 2017
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11. Celebrate our nation’s birthday with Endless Hours of Fun at PlayLAH!

PlayLAH!

Where: Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre
When: 4 – 6 August 2017, 12pm – 9pm
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12. Be well, Live well with Yoga & Breakfast

Be.Live Yoga & Breakfast
Where: The Fabulous Baker Boy, 70 River Valley Road, The Foothills, Fort Canning
When: 5 August 2017, 8:30am – 10:30am
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13. Take a Family Adventure in the Magical Garden

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Gardenasia
Where: Gardenasia, 240 Neo Tiew Crescent
When: 5 August 2017, 10am – 12pm
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14. Have an interactive arts-and-crafts session with your kids!

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Kidleidoscope
Where: City Square Mall
When: 5 August 2017, 10:30am – 6:30pm
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15. Celebrate Singapore’s birthday with a heritage trip to the Asian Civilisations Museum

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Saturdays @ ACM: Happy Birthday Singapore!
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum
When: 5 August 2017, 1pm – 7pm
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16. Jam by the beach at Sundown Festival 2017

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Sundown Festival 2017
Where: City Beach Resort
When: 5 August 2017, 4pm
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17. Families for Life Picnic – NS50 Edition

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Families for Life Picnic – NS50 Edition
Where: Singapore Discovery Centre
When: 5 August 2017, 4:30pm – 9:30pm
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18. Build big, beautiful sandcastles as a family with Castle Beach!

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Castle Beach
Where: Fort Canning Park
When: 6 August 2017, 4pm – 6pm
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19. Celebrate a new dimension of expression

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Super 24
Where: Suntec Convention Centre
When: 6 August 2017
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20. Spend National Day eve at the legendary Mambo Jambo party


Mambo Jambo by Zouk

Where: Zouk, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery
When: 8 August 2017, 10pm – 4am
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21. Catch the National Day 2017 fireworks, of course!

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22. Have a National Day Fiesta atop the city on Level 57 of Marina Bay Sands

MAJULAH National Day Fiesta
Where: Marina Bay Sands, Ce La Vi, Club Lounge
When: 9 August 2017, 5pm – 10pm
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23. Feast away with local delights

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What better way to celebrate our Singaporean roots?!

National Day Buffet Dinner
Where: Carlton City Hotel, 1 Gopeng Street
When: 9 August 2017, 6:30pm – 10pm
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24. Watch the fireworks with Pororo

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Pororo Park’s National Day Event
Where: Pororo Play Park #02-29, 6 Raffles Boulevard
When: 9 August 2017, 5:30pm – 10pm
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25. Learn Thai in 3 hours

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Special 3 hours Thai language workshop
Where: Sunthornphu Thai Language Centre
When: 11 August 2017, 7 – 10pm
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26. The 5th edition of Epicurean Market

Epicurean Market 2017
Where: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue
When: 11 – 13 August 2017
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27. Stock up for your little ones at the Baby Land Fair!

Baby Land Fair
Where: Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre
When: 11 – 12 August 2017, 11am – 9pm; 13 August 2017, 11am – 8pm
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28. Learn about Singapore’s maritime industry with the Singapore Maritime Trails

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Singapore Maritime Trails
Where: Harbourfront Centre
When: 12 August 2017
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29. Explore the mudflats in Sungei Buloh

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Art Explorers: Different Strokes for Different Folks

Where: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent
When: 12 August 2017, 9:30am – 11am
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30. Catch some films at Singapore’s premier open-air cinema!

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Films at the Fort
Where: Fort Canning Park Amphitheatre
When: 3 – 20 August 2017
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31. Sing along to Hong Kong’s Queen of Pop, G.E.M

G.E.M “Queen of Hearts” World Tour 2017 – Singapore
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium
When: 12 – 13 August 2017
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32. Make a difference for People with Parkinson’s

Run for Parkinson’s 2017

Where: Piai Plaza, 633 Pasir Ris Drive 3
When: 13 August 2017, 8am – 10pm
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33. Dance to indie hits with Bastille

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Bastille
Where: The Star Theatre, Buona Vista
When: 14 August 2017, 8pm
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34. Cosy up to Joe Jonas and DNCE

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DNCE
Where: Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre
When: 15 August 2017
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35. Enjoy an exclusive five course Modern Singaporean (Mod Sin) dinner by Chef Willin Low

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Mod Sin Dinner by Chef Willin Low
Where: Wild Rocket
When: 16 August 2017, 7pm
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36. Celebrate Singapore’s arts scene with local and world-class artists at the 10th Edition of the Singapore Night Festival (SNF)!

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Singapore Night Festival 2017
Where: Bras Basah, Bugis
When: 18 – 26 August 2017, 7:30pm – 12am
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37. Indulge in a five course Italian dinner by Chef Armando Aristarco

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Contemporary Italian Cuisine by Chef Armando Aristarco
Where: LaBrezza, The St. Regis Singapore
When: 17 August 2017, 7pm
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38. Savour grilled meats or seafood with hand-crafted flavoured butters

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Butter & Grill: Weeknight Dinner Date 
Where: Buttergrill, 114 Tanjong Pagar Road
When: 17 August 2017, 7pm – 10pm
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39. Get ready to party with K-Pop group, B.A.P

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B.A.P 2017 World Tour ‘Party Baby’ Singapore Boom
Where: Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, Grand Theatre
When: 18 August 2017, 7:30pm
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40. Enjoy superb wine and cheese at the Grand Hyatt


Austcham Wine & Cheese: A Taste of Australia and New Zealand
Where: The Gallery, Grand Hyatt
When: 18 August 2017

41. Have adrenaline-charged family fun with Monster Jam

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Monster Jam
Where: National Stadium
When: 19 August 2017, 7pm
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42. Be #partofthegood with FestivalForGood 2017

Experience the wonderful world of social enterprises, with everything from health and wellness, fashion, home-ware and technology, to coffee, food bites and more. You’ll be immersed in a world of possibilities where you can not only indulge in beautiful products and services, but also impact our world in such a positive way!

FestivalForGood
Where: [email protected]
When: 19 August 2017, 12pm – 10pm
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43. Learn about Singapore’s rubber plantations and other interesting plants in Pulau Ubin

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Rustic Reflections Tour
Where: Pulau Ubin
When: 19 August 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am
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44. Find out more about yourself in open group therapy sessions

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Social Skills Group Therapy
Where: Scott Psychological Centre, 360 Orchard Road #10-10 International Building
When: 19 August 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am
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45. Refresh your closet and swap your clothes!

Swapaholic at Liang Court
Where: Liang Court, 177 River Valley Road
When: 19 August 2017, 4pm – 7pm
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46. Practise public speaking for $2!

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Practise Public Speaking with Toastmasters @ CBD
Where: VTeach Pte Ltd, 10 Anson Road #31-12 International Plaza
When: 21 August 2017, 7:15pm – 10pm
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47. Attend a 2-day yoga workshop

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Tantra & You: Unveiling the Mask
Where: Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, Grand Theatre
When: 24 August 2017, 8:30am – 25 August 2017, 5:30pm
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48. Yet another baby fair!

SuperMom Baby Fair 2017
Where: Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre
When: 25 – 27 August 2017
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49. The largest motocross event of the year!

Singapore MX Beach Race 2017
Where: Tanjong Beach, Sentosa Singapore
When: 26 – 27 August 2017, 10am – 6pm
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50. Have a heart-warming reunion concert with Wakin Chau

Wakin Chau 2017 World Tour
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium
When: 26 August 2017, 8pm
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51. Go on a night journey through time with the Night Heritage Tour

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Night Heritage Tour
Where: Fort Canning Park
When: 26 August 2017, 7pm – 9pm
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52. Rock it out with Foo Fighters

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Foo Fighters
Where: National Stadium
When: 26 August 2017, 8pm
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Author: Lynette K

Lynette is an aspiring writer and Ed Sheeran groupie; currently making an impact with her marketing expertise in a non-profit organisation. Each day starts with a battle between the alarm clock and bed. A fitness enthusiast at heart, she loves high-intensity yoga classes as much as she loves cocktails and penning stories on what's new and hot in town.


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