Five fun things to do with your family this Jubilee weekend
You will be spoilt for choice this Golden Jubilee weekend, thanks to the wide variety of family events and activities on offer, such as exhibitions and carnivals.
Here are five things you and your family could do.
The National Heritage Board will be providing free admission to all their museums and institutions.
You can view Singapore's rich history through the various exhibitions at the museums and take part in a wide variety of family-related activities.
Movie screenings, arts and craft activities for families and cultural performances are just some of the highlights available.
What: National Heritage Board Jubilee Weekend Programmes
Where: All National Heritage Board museums and institutions, including the National Museum, Asian Civilisations Museum, Peranakan Museum and Philatelic Museum.
When: Today to Aug 10
TOUR THE ESPLANADE CONCERT HALL
On this rare occasion, the Esplanade will open the doors of its concert hall to everyone for a day.
Go and see Singapore's largest pipe organ (right) and experience one of the "world's 15 most beautiful concert halls" as listed by CNN news.
There will also be many one-hour demonstrations and music performances in the area.
What: Concert Hall Open House, hosted by R. Chandran and Amy Cheng
Where: The Esplanade Concert Hall
When: At 1pm, 3pm, 6.15pm and 8.15pm tomorrow
BASK IN NATURE
Watch with the whole family local folklore come to life at the Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome.
Designed by award-winning Singaporean landscape architect, Damian Tang, 10 local myths will be brought to life through the use of orchids and other flowers in a floral display called "From Tales to Legends: Discover Singapore Stories". You can also watch light shows at the Supertrees in the evenings.
Or head down to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, our new Unesco World Heritage Site, to join its Jubilee Weekend celebrations, which include a three-day carnival and a series of performances.
What: From Tales to Legends: Discover Singapore Stories and Singapore Botanic Gardens' Jubilee Weekend
Where: Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome and Singapore Botanic Gardens
When: Today to Aug 9
Admission: 50 per cent discount for Singaporeans on admissions to the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest, with free entry for Singaporean seniors aged 60 and above. Accompanying caregivers can also enjoy a 50 per cent discount to the two conservatories.
Free admission to the Botanic Gardens
The Singapore Sports Hub will host a carnival at the OCBC Square where you can enjoy a variety of exciting activities for all age groups.
Let your children enjoy themselves at the kids' play zones as you take part in mass workouts or even unorthodox sports like human bowling and human futsal.
You can also attend "learn-to-play" activities that teach people who are new to certain sports.
And also watch the National Day Parade from the Padang, aired live at the Sports Hub.
Food and beverage concessions is available at the Kallang Wave Mall.
What: SG50 Carnival
Where: Singapore Sports Hub
When: Tomorrow and Sunday, 9am to 9pm
CELEBRATE IN THE HEARTLANDS
Before celebrating in the city, why not celebrate in the morning with your neighbourhood - at the National Day Observance Ceremonies organised by the People's Association islandwide.
You can re-live our nation's moment of independence in 1965, as you listen to a recording of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's reading of the Proclamation of Independence.
You can also sing the National Anthem and recite the pledge as One Singapore.
There will also be stage performances and games and food stalls in the heart of different residential areas.
What: National Day Observance Ceremonies
Where: Various places, so please go to www.pa.gov.sg to check on the location nearest your home.
When: Various timings, but the Proclamation of Independence starts at 9am
Download app and pick your event
Overwhelmed by the sheer number of Golden Jubilee weekend programmes?
You can turn to the "Celebrate SG50!" mobile app to keep track of all the events.
The app lists all the Jubilee Weekend events across the island.
It is a collaboration between the SG50 programme office and the National Day Parade organising committee.
The app will also allow you access to special SG50-related retail, food and beverage promotions over the long weekend.
It is available for download on both iOS and Android mobile platforms.