Must-Do Activities on Singapore National Day 2024

Singapore National Day marks the country’s independence from Malaysia on August 9, 1965. It’s a day of patriotic displays and cultural performances across the nation. This year, it will be packed with exciting activities! Fireworks will light up the sky in five different heartland locations, so you don’t have to squeeze into Marina Bay for a spectacular view. 

Here’s a simple guide on what to do for enjoying the National Day 2024, free fireworks viewing spots, and other fun activities!


1. Participate in Activities Before National Day

  • #GiveAsOneSG: Promoting Volunteerism

Organized by SG Cares, Singapore Red Cross, and Goodhood.SG, #GiveAsOneSG aims to raise awareness and participation in volunteer activities as part of the Year of Celebrating Volunteers initiated by MSF and MCCY.

  • #TogetherAsOneSG: Celebrating Unity

This campaign encourages national pride and community cohesion through activities such as FlyOurFlag, EatAsOne, August Goes to School, Dance of the Nation, and Singapore@Home. Organized in partnership with various organizations including Agency for Integrated Care, Families for Life, MOE, and SportSG, it aims to unite Singaporeans in celebration leading up to National Day 2024.


2. Watch the National Day Parade 2024

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The National Day Parade 2024 will take place at the Padang and Promontory at Marina Bay. You can watch it live on TV or soak in the atmosphere at the venue.


- State-Flag flypast by a Chinook and two Apache helicopters

- 21-gun salute

- F16 fighter jets flypast around 6:50 PM

This year’s theme, “Together, As One United People,” celebrates 40 years of Total Defence. The parade showcases community and government responses to various threats and sees the return of a volunteer contingent from SAF and the Home Team.

Pre-event performances include students, local artists, and the Red Lions parachute team. The segment “United We Stand” will feature the SAF Band and four secondary school bands.


 3. View Fireworks for Free

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The fireworks display is set for August 9th, between 8:10 PM and 8:25 PM. Here are the best spots to catch them for free:

- Helix Bridge

- Benjamin Sheares Bridge

- Esplanade

- Marina Bay Sands boardwalk

- Merlion Park

- One Fullerton

For a relaxed picnic spot, consider the Marina Bay Promontory or the rooftop garden at Marina Barrage. If you prefer a quieter spot, Faber Peak and Bay East Garden offer excellent views without the crowds.


 4. Explore the National Museum

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Looking for something different to do on National Day? The National Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into Singapore’s history with exhibits like:

- Singapore History Gallery: A journey through Singapura, Crown Colony, Syonan-To, and modern Singapore.

- Story of the Forest: A digital art presentation in the Glass Rotunda.

- Singapore, Very Old Tree: Photos and stories of 17 significant trees.

- Wings of a Rich Manoeuvre: Eight chandeliers by local artist Suzann Victor.


 5. Heartland Celebrations

On August 10th, celebrations continue at five heartland locations such as:

- Toa Payoh Stadium

- Our Tampines Hub

- Woodlands Stadium

- Jurong West Stadium

- Bedok Stadium


Enjoy up-close views of SAF, Civil Defence, and Police Force vehicles, family activities, community performances, carnival games, and more fireworks. NDP packs will be distributed while supplies last.



Make the most of Singapore National Day 2024 by planning your activities early.To make your travels around the city easier and more comfortable, book a car with WAHDAH. Enjoy the celebrations without the hassle of public transport. Book your ride today and experience Singapore National Day in style!


Writer: Anatashia Nuraini S.

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