We have all heard the news about our additional public holiday, didn’t we? If you haven’t, it isn’t too late!
The President has declared 7 August 2015 (Friday) as a special one-off SG50 Public Holiday. So cheers to a long weekend! To make it a memorable and eventful weekend, various attractions are make FREE entry for all. There are also various activities held over this long weekend! Plan your time well and join in the celebration!
Enjoy Free Admission:
Who don’t love this sunny little Island? Sentosa, a little resort on its own, it filled with exciting activities for couples, families and friends! Bring your hat and bring your mat! Enjoy lazing on the beach or checking out the different attractions below, that is FREE! Well, there’s something for everyone!
FREE for visitors entering Sentosa via the boardwalk.
FREE drive-in or cab-in after 5pm on weekdays (excluding PH)
(Valid till 31 Dec 2015)
National Day Special:
7th August: Wings Of Time, a night show by the sea will be offering FREE entry for all. Come early to secure a seat! Limited to 1,000 seats for Singaporeans and PRs for 8.40pm show only (redemption of complimentary voucher is available on 25th July, Saturday, at Sentosa Station from 10am to 6pm)!
8th August: FREE entry to Sentosa Merlion (Imbiah Lookout) instead of the usual price of $10 (Adult); $7 (Child & SC).
9th August: FREE guided tour of Fort Siloso
10th August: FREE Cable ride ALL DAY long!
Want to be a Scientist? Your dream will come alive at Science Centre! With tons of exhibitions and events happening at Science Centre, it will definitely keep the family occupied!
FREE Admission for all (including KidsSTOP, Snow City, Human Body Experience and the Omni-Theatre)
Are you a big fan of nature – sun, grass, trees and uniquely plants and flowers? Then hop over to Singapore Botanic Garden to enjoy your dose of greens! While it’s free to enter the Botanic Gardens, entry to the National Orchid Garden is at a fee of $5.00 per adult while children enter for free! But…
FREE Admission for all to National Orchid Garden on this special weekend! You can expect to find several performances available at the park.
Museums Admissions for Citizens and PRs
In case you were not aware, since 2013, Singaporeans and PRs get to enjoy FREE admission to over 10 museums in Singapore, it includes – Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, Peranakan Museum, Singapore Philatelic Museum, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Malay Heritage Centre, Reflections at Bukit Chandu, National Art Gallery and the Indian Heritage Centre. The good thing is, these museums will…
Remain Open during the long weekend!
So if you are one that love sports and enjoy spending a quiet day with your family at the pool, then you will be glad that all ActiveSG Pools and Gyms have a pleasant surprise for you as you can enter these facilities for…
FREE Admission for all
Have you been to the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands (MBS)? How about the Skating Rink at MBS? Now, there’s a reason for you to do so! That’s because you can enjoy free admission to the ArtScience Museum from 7 to 9 August. You can also enjoy a special 50% discount for Sampan rides along The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands*. Don’t miss this great opportunity!
FREE Admission to ArtScience Museum and 50 % discount for Sampan rides for all Singaporeans and Permanent residents
*Subject to terms and conditions.
Enjoy a Discounted Entry:
Jurong Bird Park is the largest concept park in the Asia Pacific, housing over 9,000 birds from 600 different species. Head over now before the new plans for Jurong Bird Park kicks in. News has spread that Jurong Bird Park might be shifting to Mandai, together where the Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Night Safari are housed in currently.
50% Discount on Tickets
Gardens by the Bay is a park sitting on 101 hectares of reclaimed land. It is a new attraction in Singapore where you can dazzle your sight with the beautiful flowers, special designed pavilions that house special plants and you can even take breath-taking pictures at its iconic Conservatories and Super-trees in the day or even at night!
Access to the Outdoor Gardens in Bay South is free.
50% Discount on Tickets to Flower Dome & Cloud Forest
Launch of Underwater World Singapore in 1991
NEW: Free Entry for Pioneer Generation to Underwater World Singapore during the National-Day Weekend
Established since 1991, Underwater World Singapore is one of the special places in Singapore where family memories are made and cherished. Over the years, many of the pioneers brought their children and grandchildren to take a walk “under the sea” at the iconic 83m Underwater Tunnel, marvelling at the sharks, rays and colourful reef fishes swimming just above their heads and around them.
To make the celebration of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee even more special for the pioneers, Underwater World Singapore invites pioneers to revisit treasured family memories at the oceanarium.
FREE Entry from 7 to 10 August 2015 for our Pioneer Generation!
(Simply present your Pioneer Generation card and be awarded with free admissions to Underwater World Singapore.)
*Applicable for Singapore residents only.
Great news for all animal lovers. August will be a fantastic month for you! From 1st to 31st August, you can head over to the wildlife reserves attractions in Singapore at a discounted rate!
From 7 to 10 August, you can get a free SG50 animal-themed woven tote bag (worth $3) at the parks’ retail stores (limited to 1 bag per visitor, and while stocks last). This promotion is valid for the four wildlife parks in Singapore.
50% Discount on bundled admission to River Safari and Singapore Zoo for same-day visits.
50% Discount on admission to Night Safari.
*Tickets for Singapore residents only.
Nothing can beat the hot weather better by dipping yourself in the pool. Now, there’s an better reason for you to do so. For the month of July and August, grab 5 friends with you for a wild time at Wild Wild Wet, and you can all enjoy a 50% discount on the entry fee for the entire group.
50% Discount on Tickets to Wild Wild Wet
Family Package at $50 (2 adults + 2 Child). Applicable on 9th August.
Other fun and meaningful activities happening on this long weekend:
The newly constructed Singapore Sports Hub opens its door to the public in 2014. There will be a series of activities happening in the Sports Hub from 7th Aug – 9th Aug!
7th Aug: Sing50 Concert – featuring local and international talents and definitely iconic songs that were popular among Singaporeans over the years (Tickets are available for sales).
8th to 9th Aug: Community Carnival – Enjoy local games, music and snacks from the good old days to current!
Community and Little Towns
According to SG50, “All across the island, many Singaporeans have come together to organise community projects to mark our 50th year. These activities will peak over the Jubilee Weekend, with carnivals and mini-parades being held in our neighbourhoods for families, friends and neighbours to spend time together.”
Bus Ride to your Favourite Places in Singapore
According to MOM, “Singaporeans will be treated to special bus tours on 7 and 10 August that take them to their favourite places islandwide. The stops along the tours will be composed by Singaporeans’ choices of the most endearing places around this island that we call home.”
FREE Bus & Train Ride on National Day
To encourage Singaporean to celebrate National Day, the 2 main transport operators have decided to make it FREE to travel on all it’s public transportation on 9th of August! Trains fare gates will be opened for people to enter for free. You don’t have to tap your EZ-Link card when you board all SBS buses (including Chinatown Direct and all Night Owl Bus Service) and SMRT buses (including SMRT Night Rider).
This is HOME, truly. Don’t you look forward to this exciting long weekend? Don’t forget to bid for your tickets to catch the National Day Parade from 8 to 17th May 2015! Find out more about How And When To Get NDP Tickets 2015. Many more Great Offers and Fun Activities Happening Over This Long Weekend too! Tell us what’s your plan for this long break by commenting below.
By Crystal Tan
Note: All details are correct as at time of publish. Readers are advised to check with the various event organisers for the most updated schedules.