It’s almost time for National Day Singapore 2019 and it will be SG54! This year, National Day falls on a Friday which allows you to go out and really celebrate the special day together with your friends or family. If you are looking to use this chance to hop away to a cool island and soak in some me-time, you have 4 days to make it a good trip too! Whichever celebration you are looking for the long weekend, we have put together the ultimate list for you to choose from whether it’s a venue or a city to your liking. If you haven’t planned what to do or where to go, we’ve got you covered with these for you. Stay or escape? You decide!
Here is our selection for the 7 Recommendation Places to Celebrate National Day Singapore 2019:
- Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) vs Malacca
- Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge vs Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Aura vs Bangkok, Thailand
- CÉ LA VI vs Batu Batu Island, Malaysia
- Mr. Stork vs Palawan Island, Philippines
- The Spot Singapore vs Bali, Indonesia
- Marina Bay vs Sentosa, Singapore
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1. For history lovers and the curious
Stay: Singapore Cricket Club
Singapore Cricket Club is a fascinating place rich with Singaporean history. If you decide to stay in Singapore during National Day and are looking for a colonial and historical way to celebrate National Day with your family, there is no other place like Singapore Cricket Club. There will be a lot of activities at SCC on August 9th, 2019, such as face painting, balloon sculpture for kids, hawker fare, and Lion City Buffet at The Padang Restaurant. Also, don’t miss all of the exciting National Day parades from SCC. Parade contingents, RSAF aerial display, fireworks, and other exciting celebrations await at SCC! Discover more!
Picture Credit to Singapore Cricket Club
Escape: Malacca, Malaysia
Decided to escape but still want to enjoy the historical and colonial aspects of a city when travelling out? As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Malacca is home to many eye-catching historical sights as well as a good range of attractive modern establishments. There are a lot of beautiful historical attractions to visit in Malacca City, such as A’Famosa Melaka, Christ Church Melaka, Dutch Square Malacca, and many more!
Christ Church Melaka
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2. For those in love with anything fancy-schmancy
Celebrate Singapore’s 54th National Day with special offers from Zafferano. While having a spectacular view, you can awe at the amazing fireworks that will provide the best environment ever for a lovely gathering with your friends or family., On National Day, there is a 4-course dinner inclusive of a scrumptious dessert bar with $128++ (early bird $98++). The other option is 2.5 hours of free-flow drinks at $98++. To avoid any disappointment, you better book earlier! Discover more!
Address:40 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049324 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049324
Escape: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
As the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is visually defined by the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, which are the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers. Also, there are Petaling Street flea market, Batu Caves, Bukit Bintang, and many more to explore. There is a lot of reasons why you need to choose Kuala Lumpur as your destination because there are thousands of food hawker, cafes, and restaurants that can satisfy your craving. If you love shopping, you can also go to shopping malls like Pavilion KL and Suria KLCC. Even when the night draws, the city is still alive and vibrant!
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3. For the shop and eat till you drop
Overlooking the panoramic view of Padang and Marina Bay is Aura. On the very top of National Gallery where you can overlook the parade directly on the field in front and end the night with fireworks by Marina Bay, this could be easily the best spot ever for you to celebrate National Day. This multi-concept Italian restaurant featuring an elegant bar and a sky lounge promises you for a good dinner and a good show!
Address:1 Saint Andrew's Road, 05-03 and 06-02 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Picture Credit to Aura
Escape: Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok is one of the most popular cities in Southeast Asia for tourists. This busy city is full of great locations to fill your suitcases with clothes, souvenirs, accessories, and many more. It may possibly be heaven on Earth for girls. Good and affordable food at restaurants that could easily cost a lot more in Singapore too! Some places you don’t want to miss – Chatuchack market or Platinum Fashion Mall! Shop till you drop! Sampling local Thai food is a MUST when you’re visiting Bangkok. There are simply too many to try and not enough time!
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4. For those looking for chillaxing times with friends
Stay: CÉ LA VI
Another not-to-miss spot if you choose to stay in Singapore to enjoy National Day as well. It possibly offers you the most unique perspective from the top of Singapore. Look out for National Day inspired food at CÉ LA VI. They serve a menu of modern Asian cuisine-influenced European and it’s perfect to enjoy the moment together with your family or friends. Discover more!
Address:1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, Singapore 018971
Picture Credit to CÉ LA VI
Escape: Batu Batu Island, Malaysia
Batu Batu, the hidden treasure nestled amidst coconut groves, powder white sand, and tropical breezes. What a beautiful private island resort in Malaysia! Perfect place to escape while celebrating National Day with your family because there are a lot of water activities, such as snorkelling or diving among the colourful coral reefs! Play around the white sands or simply enjoy the delicious European and Asian dishes at the restaurant or cold drinks at the beach bar with 270 degrees view across the sea. Batu Batu is a place for wellness and meaningful connection.
Picture Credit to Once in a Lifetime Journey
Picture Credit to Batu Batu
5. For those who want to be on top surrounded by amazing skyline
Stay: Mr. Stork
Experience the dazzling National Day fireworks display happening over the Marina Bay area at the rooftop on level 39 at Andaz Hotel Singapore, Mr. Stork. This is one of the best rooftop bars in Singapore that is inspired by stork’s nest atop trees. In order to celebrate National Day, from June 15th until August 9th (every Saturday, from 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM), there are lush tunes by local musicians such as Ryan Sufiyan and The Lost Hat, and stellar fireworks view await at Mr. Stork. You can also purchase limited VIP standing table packages to celebrate this special occasion at SGD 500++ and you will get snack platters and choices of drinks, like wine or champagne.
Address: 5 Fraser Street Level 39, Andaz, Singapore 189354
Picture Credit to The Peak Magazine
Escape: Palawan Island, Philippines
Where to go and what to do in the Philippines? Well, as one of the most beautiful countries, Philippines is blessed with over 7.000 islands and one of the most popular destinations is Palawan Island. Basically, there are 3 destinations in Palawan. They are El Nido, Coron, and Puerto Princessa. El Nido is famous for its limestone cliffs and blue crystal clear water. Coron is famous for its dive sites. You can try scuba dive or snorkel with dugongs and maybe enjoy the peaceful atmosphere at private beaches. Puerto Princessa is probably the most famous destination in Palawan. There are so many attractions there, but you can enjoy the Subterranean River, which is said to be the longest navigable underground river in the entire world. Wow!
El Nido, Palawan
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Puerto Princessa, Palawan
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6. For the glamorous and wonderful evening
Stay: The Spot Singapore
Located in Marina One, The Spot Singapore is a multi-concept restaurant that offers a holistic lunch/dinner experience from European and South East Asia flavours and techniques. In general, the entire restaurant is attractive but the spot that will draw your eye is the bar counter with the big light fixture above. You can enjoy the food as well as the wine and other options for alcoholic beverages. One of the nicest ones in Singapore! Get a 10% discount here exclusively on Venuerific. Discover more!
Address: 5 Straits View, #01-26/27 Marina One, Singapore 018935
Picture Credit to The Spot Singapore
Escape: Moonlite Kitchen & Bar, Bali
If you want to enjoy National Day at one of the best islands in the world, Bali is probably one of the most famous destinations in the world. It may have already been explored by many, but it has new and hidden gems that many overlook such as the stylish rooftop sky bar and restaurant – Moonlite Kitchen & Bar in Seminyak. Indulge in the gorgeous rooftop with an evolving mood. Moonlite Kitchen & Bar represents modern Asian cuisine in the Balinese inspired dining room or on the outdoor deck with the beautiful panoramic Indian ocean view, perfectly match with seductive cocktails. Totally worth a try!
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7. For those who want to be reminded of the beauty of Singapore
Stay: Marina Bay
Afraid of the big traffic and crowd during the parade but still want to catch the fireworks? Head out to Marina Bay early and reserve your spot and wait for the show! Walk by Marina Bay together with your closest friend and you can still enjoy the beautiful fireworks that always fill the night sky with their magical lights! If you don’t want to pay to see the NDP 2019 firework, you can see the sky over Marina. The Marina Barrage and Marina Bay Sands Boardwalk are some of the better options around. Enjoy the cool night while waiting for the action to begin!
Picture Credit to Visit Singapore
The other fun way to celebrate National Day in Singapore is in Sentosa. You didn’t get a chance to go out of town but hey, we always have Sentosa and it always promises relaxing short getaway. Celebrate National Day with food and feast on! While food options in Sentosa have been known to be a little pricey, you don’t have to worry because they’ve got a food street lined up just for you. Located on Siloso Beach, this year Sentosa GrillFest features over 130 local and international food and drink options from 27 F&B establishments! So, if you’re looking for dining options on National Day, why not head over to Sentosa?
Picture Credit to Discover SG
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