The SG50 Weekend Guide
Singapore will be celebrating its golden jubilee come August 9, and this city is going all out to party. Expect everything from fireworks displays, chartering a Boeing-777 as part of the National Day Parade fly-past, to even declaring August 7 a one-off public holiday – just because!
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If you’re not one of those who has already made getaway plans for the long weekend, then you’re in major luck because things are about to get real exciting and you wouldn’t even need to break the bank while you’re at it.
Without further ado, here are 5 things you can do this jubilee weekend to get in the celebratory mood:
SHOP – SG 50 SALES
The Swedish furniture store is having a special SG50 sale from August 7 – 23, and it means massive savings for shoppers.The sale will feature items going up to 50% off with selected products retailing at an astounding $0.50, $5 or $50! IKEA Family members will get a head start with an exclusive preview on August 6. Bring out your catalogues and fill those trolleys up!
If you haven’t already heard, Sentosa will be providing free admission into the island and some of its attractions over the jubilee weekend. The list includes the Wings of Time night show; the Fort Siloso guided tours; cable car rides; as well as the Sentosa Merlion. While you’re at it, head on down to Siloso Beach where interactive kiosks, kampong games and performances are set to entertain you and your entire family. Bonus: there will even be a street market with vendors ready to whip you a delicious round or two of roti prata, satay or chicken rice – whichever tickles your fancy.
FOR THE SCIENTIFICALLY INCLINED…
Speaking of free admission, the National Day weekend is the time to enjoy attractions you’d normally
have to pay for. First, the Singapore Science Centre is giving all Singapore Citizens free entry into seven of its attractions. And it’s also free entry to the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, so don’t miss the opportunity to catch the DreamWorks Animation and The Deep exhibitions. The only drawback will be the crowds, but you can’t complain when it’s free, right?