Jubilee weekend jaunts for under $20

PHOTO: Public Utilities Board
PHOTO: Public Utilities Board

Nothing beats good ole’ picnicking at the Marina Barrage. Bring along a picnic mat and bask in the patriotic atmosphere with your loved ones. Families For Life have organised an array of activities on Aug 7 and 8 in conjunction with SG50.

There are lots to keep everyone happy: the Black Knights aerial display, performances by the SAF Music and Dance Company, food trucks, childhood games and inflatable bouncy castles.

Sentosa photo

For every day during the upcoming Golden Jubilee weekend, Singaporeans can enjoy free entry to Sentosa. Not just that, there are many activities within Sentosa that will make this weekend one of the most memorable yet!

Starting with Friday, Aug 7, Sentosa’s Award-Winning Outdoor Night Show – Wings of Time – will be open to the public free of charge. Be prepared to be mesmerized by the multi-sensory presentation of water display, laser show, fire effects and spectacular music.

On Aug 8, the famous Merlion attraction will also be free of charge. Have a looksee at one of Singapore’s most iconic mascots. On National Day itself, Sentosa will be holding free guided tours of Fort Siloso.

For those who fancy cable cars but don’t want to splurge on a single ride, this coming Aug 10 is your lucky day. Grab this chance to enjoy free cable car joyrides all day! Last boarding is at 9:30 p.m. so be sure catch this opportunity while you can. If you don’t intend on being at the Padang this coming National Day, these are the reasons to stop by Sentosa for a tour or two!

PHOTO: Marina Bay Sands Singapore
PHOTO: Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Singaporeans and Permanent Residents get free entry. Fans of international blockbusters will be thrilled to soak themselves in the Hollywood atmosphere as Dreamworks Animation will be holding an exhibition for only $5.

For history buffs, The Straits Times presents Singapore Stories, an exhibition takes you through the pages of Singapore’s history. You can also hop over to Upcycle Art and learn about the different type of plastics that impact our oceans. For those looking for a more hands-on experience, take this chance to mould your characters into a story with Claymation!


PHOTO: The Singapore Botanical Gardens
PHOTO: The Singapore Botanical Gardens

Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, there is a big reason for you to visit the Gardens. The Concert In The Park series doesn’t get better than at this beautiful park. Immerse yourself in the tunes of the symphony concerts and bandstand performances. Enjoy acts by local favourites such as Jack & Rai, Olivia Ong, Kit Chan, Broadway Beng and many more for free!

And if you are a movie buff, there are free screenings at the park too. Local movie“Taxi! Taxi!” based on the 2010 work Diary Of A Taxi Driver by Cai Mingjie will be shown on both 7th and 8th of Aug. Not to mention, there will be a carnival happening concurrently throughout the long weekend. It is sure to be a good time with good food, great music and a fantastic atmosphere to top it all off!

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