Weekend Guide

Staycations, fine dining and folk dancing this National Day weekend

By Priyanka Chand AgarwalEvents - 08 August 2012 12:00 AM | Updated 3:15 PM

Staycations, fine dining and folk dancing this National Day weekend

Happy Birthday Singapore! And thank you for the long weekend. Watch the fireworks from the comfort of your plush hotel room, or go far away from the crowds amidst lush greenery. Take a staycation, and take advantage of the National Day deals and upgrades.  

Always admired the Red Lions’ free fall displays at the annual National Day parade? The closest you can get to it is at iFly. First-timers get to purchase a second flight package at half the price and get a free Sky Mojito at the SkyLoft restaurant.  (Book and fly from 23 Jul – 31 Aug 2012)

For a hard-to-beat view of the fireworks, book yourself a dinner and drinks deal at OverEasy. Try American favorites with a Singaporean twist like Salted Egg Calamari and Red Bean Milkshake. The three-course dinner set is at $42++, and there is a cover charge of $25 ++ (inclusive of a drink) for walk-ins. (9 Aug, Overeasy, 1 Fullerton Rd)

National Day eats for every budget

Singapore laksa at The Glass House

Dining deals galore all weekend. Explore Singapore’s best (and most expensive) restaurants at great $47++ deals only in honor of the nation’s 47th birthday.  

Travel back in time and learn classical, folk, Chinese dance techniques at A Celebration of Chinese Dance 2012 only on the 11 and 12 August.

Perched 165-metre above the ground, wine and dine in the comfort of a Sky Dining capsule during National Day itself and bring home a special Singapore Sling souvenir glass. $319++ per couple (only on 9 Aug)

If away from the city is where you want to be, take a breather at Tanjong Beach Club. They are serving brunch on the 9 Aug– book a daybed, and bring along your city-weary pals.

Cheer on local talent at Fight Comic, the first and only Comedy Fight Club in Singapore. Watch open micers battle it out to win the coveted "Fist of Funny". (9 Aug, Blue Jaz Bar, $10 at the door)


Post the NDP revelry; take a walk down the ever changing face of Singapore with the Marina Bay Walking Tour. Take loads of pictures, five National Days from now it may look totally different. (1.30pm,  4.30pm, Meeting point is at the Singapore Flyer Tourist & Transit Hub)

Round up the weekend with a picnic in the park while listening to Chinese instrumentalists’, the TENG company’s first ever performance at the Botanical Gardens’ Shaw foundation symphony theatre.

For more ideas on more things to do this weekend, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar. Have a great weekend everyone and see you back here next week.