This month, we’re celebrating 56 years of our nation’s independence, and with it comes many events and promotions to commemorate the occasion! Other non-National Day highlights are also set to launch during the month, so check out everything that’s going down with our Quick Beats for August 2021!
Singapore Symphony Orchestra August Performances
Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) brings a myriad of performances this August. Chief among them is their online National Day Concert on 29 August, where they’ll be featuring classic favourites such as Dick Lee’s Home and new works by Singapore’s growing league of talented composers.
Other August programmes include the recently amended President’s Young Performers Concert, featuring soloist Charmaine Teo on 5 and 6 August. Next, the Night of The Saxophone on 19 and 20 August will have Singaporean saxophone extraordinaire Samuel Phua. And Love, Carmen and Mozart, on 27 & 28 August, with guest Korean violinist Ye-Eun Choi.
For more information on SSO’s list of programmes for August, check out their website.
Singapore Sports Hub Activities
Singapore Sports Hub has a line-up of pandemic-appropriate activities that you can enjoy together with friends and families. For example, from 6 August, you can embark on a virtual GPS hunt around Kallang Wave Mall, where you and your group will complete quizzes and e-games across 10 GPS pinned stations, with the chance to redeem a goodie bag worth $56.
You’ll also be able to work out a sweat alongside National Day tunes in two specially-themed Experience Sports sessions on 8 August — the Workout Lah! Cardio Dance class and a session of Dance Saber. You’ll be grooving to the latest beats that have a local twist in ‘Workout Lah!’ and Dance Saber will have you wielding lightsabers to the tune of National Day theme songs. Only 30 pax are available per class, so be sure to register fast!
Other activities include visiting the Singapore Sports Museum, where you can relive Singapore’s past sporting glory and aspirations through memorabilia donated by a die-hard Lions fan.
Date: 6 August onwards (virtual GPS hunt), 8 August (Workout Lah! Cardio Dance and Dance Saber sessions)
Location: 1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629 (Singapore Sports Hub ), 6 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397698
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 10am to 8pm, Weekends, Eve of PH and PH: 10am to 9pm (Singapore Sports Museum)
Pricing (Singapore Sports Museum): Free (local residents), S$10 for adults, S$5 for children/students/seniors (non-residents)
UNIQLO Singapore Jujutsu Kaisen Anime UT Collaboration Collection
The first Jujutsu Kaisen collaboration with UNIQLO Singapore began near the end of July, combining Uniqlo’s UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) with the characters in the manga style. Now, they’re back once again, this time with exclusive designs from its anime television series.
Popular characters like Gojo Satoru and Yuji Itadori are featured front and centre on these T-shirts, and now you’ll be able to rep them in style! But T-shirts aren’t the only thing from the collection, pocketable bags matching the UT designs will also be available for sale. The new collection will be arriving right on National Day (9 August) on both the retail and online store for UNIQLO in a limited run, so be sure to get them when they arrive!
Date: 9 August
Location: All UNIQLO retail stores and the online store
Pricing: S$19.90 (T-shirt), S$14.90 (pocketable bag)
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore National Day Takeaway Menus
Celebrate National Day in true Singaporean style with a heritage-inspired feast from The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, created by Executive Chef Leong Chee Yeng and Chef Zacharie Ong.
Indulge in the Four-Course National Day Takeaway Set Menu by Chef Leong (S$170 nett for four persons), which consists of roasted Peking duck (half), stewed Beijing-style pork rib with deep-fried mantou, crispy diced chicken with spiced shrimp paste, and simmered truffle Ee-Fu noodles. Or try Chef Ong’s Six-Course Takeaway Family Sets (S$180 nett for four persons), which comes in two offerings — ‘Spices of Singapore’ (traditional Malay) and ‘Nyonya Reunion’ (Peranakan) — to enjoy dishes infused with aromatic spices and bold flavours.
Those with a sweet tooth can also opt to try the National Day Cake (S$69) by Executive Pastry Chef Siddharth Prabhu. A cake made from layers of Rosella Jivara, salted caramel and banana compote, and Valrhona Guanaja 70% chocolate chiffon and shaped beautifully into the country flag.
Availability: The month of August
Those interested in The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s National Day Takeaway menus can visit their website to find out more and purchase them.
Asian Civilisations Museum Celebrates: National Day
Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is celebrating National Day, and they’ll be having an online trail that connects to Singapore’s history while you listen to a medley of well-loved National Day tunes.
Date: 9 August
For more information, visit ACM’s official event page.
The Front Row 2021
After its successful launch last year, virtual fashion festival The Front Row returns this year — and with it, a whole host of items like on-demand virtual fashion shows, podcasts and interviews with industry heavyweights and fashion creatives.
The festival will be spotlighting the latest designs from 10 homegrown brands like Marilyn Tan Jewellery and 8 regional and international labels. It will also feature personalities like Singapore supermodel Diya Prabhakar, fast-rising models Lisa Van Duren, Alexis Cooke and Srri Raam, and top Singapore Virtual influencer, Rae.
Date: 27 August
Dreamcore NDP promotion
Local PC-building company Dreamcore is also joining in the big 56-year celebration with timed promotions starting this 7 August!
They’ll be having limited-use promo codes that deliver up to $56 off of purchase, so users should act fast for the deal. And you can combine this promotion with their SuperSolid WFH Bundles which include a selected SuperSolid with a DT-001 keyboard and Gemini One mouse.
Most importantly, all orders made during this time will be entitled to Free Shipping, so you can sit back and enjoy while your work desktop or gaming rig finds its way to you.
Date: 7 to 13 August
Liked any of the selections we have for you this month, or have others you think we should include in this list or the next? Let us know at [email protected], or slide into our DMs on Facebook and Instagram. See you next month!
Photo of Dreamcore Setup by Brandon Neo of the DANAMIC Team. Visuals courtesy of Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Sports Hub, UNIQLO Singapore, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum and The Front Row.
*Article updated with new information.