Relive old stories at Singapore landmarks with loved ones this National Day

A Guide to Nostalgic Places In Singapore This National Day!

Happy 53rd, Singapore! It’s our nation’s 53rd year of independence, and we have really come a long way together. From a colonial-ruled trading post to metropolitan island-city, do you still recall Singapore at her infancy stage? Let’s take a walk down memory lane this coming National Day, and create new memories while reminiscing the past. Read on to find iconic local places and interesting activities to explore with your family and loved ones!

Orchard Road

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It’s hard to imagine Singapore without its bustling shopping district of malls, restaurants, and parks! Gaining its name from the fruit orchards that used to occupy this district, the 2.2 kilometres Orchard Road has numerous spots and activities for the family besides just shopping! Head down to *SCAPE at Somerset, where you can pick up fun new activities like urban farming and learn how to grow fragrant herbs like basil and peppermint, or head over to BOUNCE Singapore, where the kids can go wild with the interconnected trampolines, and zip around this large trampoline park! Take it slow after all that bouncing with a family meal at any of the eating places around Orchard to wind down the day.

Changi Airport

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Built to replace the now-defunct Paya Lebar airport, Changi Airport opened its doors in 1981, and has been an iconic part of Singapore ever since. Whether you are catching your next flight or simply catching a glimpse of the planes taking off the runway, being at Changi Airport always brings a sense of awe when we step into the terminals.

Stop by notable spots like the Kinetic Rain animated sculpture at Terminal 1, or walk amongst nature at Terminal 2’s Water Lily Garden. If you have time to spare before your next flight, why not join the Discover Changi tours, and take it easy while the guide introduces the various nature hideaways amidst our bustling airport.

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Queenstown, one of the earliest estates in Singapore when our nation was established, is also a retro playground filled with Instagram-worthy shops and spaces. Did you know that the first few HDB buildings to be built in Singapore are here?

If you need some directions to start your Queenstown exploration, do join the heritage organisation ‘My Community’ on their Queenstown heritage trails. Led by volunteer guides, the non-profit group organises free walking tours that bring participants around historic spots in the precinct like Gillman Barracks and Radin Mas.

For keen-eyed individuals, try spotting all twenty murals hidden amidst the residence area, or take a trendy family welfie around Wessex Estate.

Fort Canning

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We love Fort Canning, and not just because it hosts one of the best music festivals in town! This idyllic hill in the middle of the city holds a few of our country’s treasures for all to see. Looking to indulge in a day of history and culture? Head over to Battlebox Singapore, a preserved underground WWII command to experience the feel of the battle, or take a walk around the fort gates and spice garden to soak in the atmosphere. Don’t miss out on the current National Day promotions and fun activities this August! There are discounts for the like the Battlebox guided tour and Art in the Park – Family Day Out session.

For newly married couples, Fort Canning represents something more symbolic, as the nearby Registry of Marriages is where you might have penned your declaration of love. Life planning is an important step for couples that are making a life commitment together, so don’t forget to browse through Tiq online insurance to see how you can make the most of your life journey with your partner.

Speaking of National Day promotions, we have exciting offers coming up soon! Stay tuned to our promotion page!