SAFRA's Makan Guide for SG50 Jubilee Weekend

SAFRA's Makan Guide for SG50 Jubilee Weekend

Amp up your SG50 celebrations during National Day weekend!



Amp up your SG50 celebrations during National Day weekend!



Photo sourced from © PrestoniaDreamstime.com - Audience Waving Singapore Scarves During NDP 2012 Photo

This year, the National Day Parade will make its much anticipated return to the Padang. Expect no less than extravagant celebrations as we commemorate our nation’s 50th year of independence.

With that said, the festivities will not only be at the Parade, but also the rest of Singapore! Oh, what a treat!

A traditional Peranakan wedding (left) and the musical talents behind ‘Songs From Our Home’ (right) at the Esplanade



A traditional Peranakan wedding (left) and the musical talents behind ‘Songs From Our Home’ (right) at the Esplanade



Photos sourced from esplanade.com

Event: Esplanade’s National Day Celebrations



Date: 6 – 10 August 2015



Location: The Esplanade



Free entry

Starting from 6th August, head down to the Marina Bay area for the Jubilee Weekend! The Esplanade’s National Day Celebrations will be kicking things off first with a huge line-up of free performances and activities till 10th August. This includes the Esplanade Concert Hall open house, where you can experience the hall’s acoustic features in action!

Witness a traditional Peranakan wedding with all its rites and rituals, marvel at the wonderful sand art presentation accompanied by classical Chinese music, sing and dance along to refreshing musical interpretations of National Day favourites and more! It will certainly be a harmonious affair of local talent for the music, dance and the arts scene.

SAFRA Member Promotions:

Enjoying the festivities? Beat the heat with delicious ice cream from Andersen’s of Denmark at 10% off with minimum purchase of $20 and above.

Location:

Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-606A, Singapore 038983

Book a table at Outback Steakhouse and enjoy 15% off total bill. For SAFRA Bitez members who are also celebrating their birthday this August, you can receive one free dessert too!

Locations:

9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-114, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596

277 Orchard Road, #04-01, Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858

Singapore Botanic Gardens – the spectacular venue for the SG50 concert series



Singapore Botanic Gardens – the spectacular venue for the SG50 concert series



Photo sourced from channelnewsasia.com

Event: SG50 Concert Series in the Park



Date: 7 – 9 August 2015, 4pm onwards



Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens



Free entry

For more music, attend the free SG50 concert and carnival at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Highlights include a 2-hour variety concert on 7 August and a symphony concert on 8 August. There will be bandstand performances too, with outdoor movie screenings from 8.15pm. For Singaporean residents who have never been to the National Orchid Garden, here’s the chance to check it out for free!

On 9 August, gather to catch the live telecast of the National Day Parade.

SAFRA Member Promotions:

Make a reservation for lunch at Burgers vs Wings + Bar and enjoy 1-for-1 burgers before you head for the SG50 concert!

Location:

Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, #11-03/04, Singapore 238896

Get 10% discount on total bill at Eighteen Chefs, top up only a dollar for coffee/tea with a purchase of waffles and receive a Black Beauty dessert if you’re also celebrating your birthday this August!

Locations:

Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, #04-02 (Next to Box Office), Singapore 239695

The Cathay, No. 2 Handy Road, #B1-19/20, Singapore 229233

Amongst the artistes to perform at Sing50 concert are Stefanie Sun and JJ Lin



Amongst the artistes to perform at Sing50 concert are Stefanie Sun and JJ Lin



Photos sourced from todayonline.com and chinawhisper.com

Event: Sing50 Concert



Date: 7 August 2015, 7.30pm onwards



Location: National Stadium



Fees: $20

The biggest music event to celebrate National Day is the Sing50 concert that will be featuring both local and international talents. They will be performing songs from different genres and cultures with a Singapore twist.

SAFRA Member Promotions:

At Manhattan Fish Market, have lunch at 15% off total a la carte bill with minimum spend of $50.

Location:

1 Stadium Place, Kallang Wave Mall, #01-09, Singapore 397628

Treat yourself to a standard ice cream cake at Marble Slab Creamery at $8 off.

Location:

1 Stadium Place, Kallang Wave Mall, #01-55, Singapore 397628

The iconic statue at the entrance of the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery



The iconic statue at the entrance of the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery



Photo sourced from © Pzaxe | Dreamstime.com - SINGAPORE - 31 DEC 2013: A Statue Outside The Civil Defence Heri Photo

Event: Civil Defence Heritage Gallery Visit



Date: 7 – 10 August 2015, 10am – 5pm



Location: Central Fire Station



Free entry

Continue the heritage experience with a free tour of the Central Fire Station. Check out the long and proud history of Singapore Civil Defence Force spanning from late 1800s. View the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery and experience an organised tour of the 30-metre Tower.

At the Tower, visitors get the rare chance to ascend the tower and watch a re-enactment of duty firemen from the 1900s performing fire surveillance duties from the tower top. Be sure to make a booking for the tour beforehand and dress accordingly at the event.

SAFRA Member Promotions:

Have a family meal at Brussels Sprouts with 10% off a la carte food bill. SAFRA Bitez members gets a free Dessert of the Day with a minimum nett spend of $50.

Location:

80 Muhamed Sultan Road, #01-12, The Pier @ Robertson, Singapore 239013

Indulge in a 1-for-1 weekday buffet lunch or dinner at Olive Tree at InterContinental Singapore.

Location:

InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966

Get 10% off a la carte menu items at Yoshinoya restaurant.

Location:

Bugis Junction, 230 Victoria Street, #B1-10, Singapore 188024

The Singapore City Gallery exhibition



The Singapore City Gallery exhibition



Photo sourced from ura.gov.sg

Event: Singapore City Gallery Visit



Date: 7 – 10 August 2015, 9am – 5pm



Location: Urban Redevelopment Authority



Free entry

Want to know what it’s like living in Singapore before it became the bustling metropolis it is today? Check out the free multisensory learning experience at the Singapore City Gallery! Relive the past and watch our nation grow before your eyes with a guide through 10 thematic areas and over 50 audio-visuals and interactive exhibits.

SAFRA Member Promotions:

Want quality food at an affordable price? Look no further than 49 Seats and enjoy 10% off. SAFRA Bitez members get a 15% discount.

Locations:

49 Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 089007

Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, #08-08, Singapore 238896

Alternatively, opt for a buffet meal at Tiffany Café & Restaurant at Furama City centre. For lunch, pay $50 nett for two adults and $24.80++ for child. For dinner, get a 1-for-1 promotion with $59.80++ per adult and $28.80++ per child.

Location:

2F, Furama City Centre, 60 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059804

Enjoy tasty dim sums at 88 cents each at Grand Mandarina Restaurant with a minimum spending of $40. Read our review, Affordable Cantonese Lunch at Grand Mandarina Restaurant!

Location:

325 New Bridge Road, #01/02-00, Singapore 088760

Flagging off the Community Chest Heartstrings Walk



Flagging off the Community Chest Heartstrings Walk



Photo sourced from singapore50.sg

Event: Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2015



Date: 7 August 2015, 7.30am – 11am



Location: Marina Bay Sands



Fees: $10

At the heart of SG50 celebrations is community outreach. On 7 August, the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza will host the Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2015. Making the 4km Fun Walk doubly special this year, beneficiaries and corporate volunteers will be joining the community in drumming up the festivities – literally. Participants will carry out a unique drumming activity, symbolising the sound of a caring community’s heart beating as one. Donate $10 and join in the fun!

The annual charity event will also hold a vertical marathon up 57 storeys of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and a fun-filled carnival at the Event Plaza.

SAFRA Member Promotions:

Get 15% off a la carte food bill at Peach Blossom and 15% off total a la carte bill at Atrium Lounge when you dine at Marina Mandarin Singapore.

Location:

6 Raffles Boulevard, Level 4/5, Singapore 039594

Enjoy a family picnic at Marina Barrage!



Enjoy a family picnic at Marina Barrage!



Photo sourced from Families for Life

Event: Families for Life SG50 Picnics



Date: 7 – 8 August 2015, 8am – 12.30pm



Location: Marina Barrage and Heartland Parks



Free entry

If you’re looking to spice up breakfast time with the family, why not join the Families for Life (FFL) SG50 picnics at Marina Barrage? Besides the picturesque view of the city skyline, visitors get to admire the awe-inspiring performance of the Black Knights from the Republic of Singapore Armed Forces (RSAF). There will be plenty of other fun activities like nostalgic childhood games, performances by local artistes, carnival stalls and games.

However, families can also choose to join three special edition picnics at heartland parks only on 7 August. Nature tours, outdoor movie screenings and more carnival games will be available too.

Register today to receive a limited edition commemorative Families for Life SG50 picnics token! And do look out for the FFL Mobile Café at the picnics for delightful free treats!

SAFRA Member Promotions:

Feast on savoury Classic Sandwiches from Délifrance at only $5 each or $9.90 for two.

Locations:

Clifford Centre, 24 Raffles Place, #02-19, Singapore 048621

Rendezvous Gallery, 9 Bras Basah Road, #01-04, Singapore 189559

United Engineer Square, 81 Clemenceau Avenue, #01-25, Singapore 239920

Get 5% discount at FLOR Pâtisserie for regular sliced and whole cakes.

Locations:

Funan Digitalife Mall, #01-K7, 109 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179097

2 Duxton Hill, #01-01, Singapore 089588

Takashimaya, 391 Orchard Road, Basement 2, Food Hall, Singapore 238873

People waving their Singapore flags proudly during the National Day Parade



People waving their Singapore flags proudly during the National Day Parade



Photo sourced from Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI)

Event: NDP Celebrations



Date: 9 August 2015



Location: The Padang and The Float @ Marina Bay



Ticket entry only, win tickets to Celebrations at the Float!

To celebrate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee, this year’s NDP Celebrations will be so much bigger as it returns to its original home at the Padang while also extending to various sites around the Marina Bay area.

In a joint effort with People’s Association, SAFRA will be organising NDP 2015 Celebrations at The Float @ Marina Bay, where a live stream of the Parade will be broadcasted to 25,000 spectators. Besides that, there will also be special performances for entertainment.

At the Padang, highlights include the Vintage Parade, where there will be re-enactment of street parades from early 70s, and the Aerial Display, where the RSAF Black Knights performing a bomb-burst and RSAF assets in a “50” formation flypast as a salute to the nation. There will also be the Mobile Column that shows the strength of the Singapore Armed Forces, the Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Civil Defence Force in always safeguarding the defence and security of our nation.

Check out our exclusive #SGSoldier interviews with CPT (Ret) Shamsudin bin Shadan’s incredible life story in the army in ‘How Discipline Shapes Success’ as well as COL (Ret) Frank Singam and the extraordinary efforts by the RSAF in ‘The Original Black Knight’.

SAFRA Member Promotions:

Indulge in a freshly ground, hand brewed coffee at Han’s Brew with delicious muffins and biscotti for a pre-Parade snack at 15% off (selected coffee and tea). SAFRA Bitez members enjoy 20% off.

Location:

428 River Valley Road / 31 Nathan Road, Loft @ Nathan, #01-15, Singapore 248327

Visit Recipes – a bistro by SHATEC for a satisfying meal at 15% off total bill.

Location:

100 High Street, The Treasury #01-03, Singapore 179434

Celebrate SG50 with us at Celebrations at The Float! See the full list of upcoming events on our Celebrations Calendar.

Take part in our That’s So SG contest on social media to win cool prizes!

For more information on the SG50 events listed here and more, see the full calendar celebrating Singapore’s Golden Jubilee!


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