NDP 2021: Ways to Enjoy your National Day Weekend

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This National Day might feel very different for many of us, with the parade being postponed to 21 August in line with the new restrictions, you might be thinking how to spend this long weekend ahead. Whether you’re on the lookout for a space to exercise or hunting for food promos, scroll down and find out ways to enjoy your National Day weekend!

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1. Start on hobbies you’ve been putting off 

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We all have new year’s resolutions left unchecked or something we’ve been putting off at the back of our minds. Whether it’s learning a new skill, starting on a book or getting into the workout regime you’ve set out. All of us start somewhere, and this week could be the week for you. With that, if you’re thinking of being active again, you might love the next activity!

2. Go on hikes 

sungei buloh observation pod

Image Credits to National Parks Board

Kick start your long weekend by taking a breather in nature and getting a light workout in! One of the best ways to do so in Singapore is to go on hikes! There are plenty of different places you could explore such as Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, where you’ll get to immerse yourself in nature and spot some animals such as mudskippers, water snakes and birds! 

chestnut nature park rock

Image Credits to National Parks Board

Chestnut Nature Park might be the nature park you’ll especially love if you’re into mountain biking, with two separate trails, one for mountain biking and another for hiking. Fun Fact: Chestnut Nature Park is also Singapore’s largest nature park! 

lush greeneries by the water

Image Credits to National Parks Board

If you love being by the waters and catching the sunset or sunrise, Lower Pierce Reservoir Park would be the place you want to be! It’s Singapore’s second oldest reservoir and has a hiking trail that is along the waters.  Escape the hustle and bustle of the city in these nature parks this National Day Weekend!

3. Try recreating your favourite Hawker dishes

Up to try cooking something new this weekend? Try recreating these Hawker dishes! Whether it’s Chicken Rice, Nasi Lemak, or Roti Prata, we’ve linked the recipes of these favourites among Singaporeans down below for you! 


chicken rice with chilli

Chicken Rice Recipe 

nasi lemak dish with cucumber rice chilli and egg

Nasi Lemak 

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