This year, Singapore celebrates its 5oth year of independence and the series of celebration and festive events that took place over the past few months and in the upcoming jubilee weekend have been the largest-scale ever! With an extended public holiday and festive weekend ahead, there are many activities lined up islandwide to celebrate this historic event, from running to dining and more!

Run: 2 running events to celebrate Singapore’s 50 years of independence

Singapore 50 Years Independence Ultra 50km, 9 August 2015: Organised by Ben Swee, this running event will be taking place at 7:30am, at the Sir Stamford Raffles Statue. The 50km route will be passing through areas including West Coast, Clementi, Jurong, Holland Village, River Valley and Downtown. Are you up for the challenge and run to celebrate Singapore’s birthday? Sign up via their facebook event page here.

The Majulah Singapura Run, 16 August 2015: Organised by Gei Gei Running Club, the 8.9km run will be flagged off from the Singapore Sports Hub at 7:15am sharp. Participants are encouraged to dress in the national colors of white and red and you can sign up via their facebook event page here.

Watch, Sing and Pledge: Enjoy the National Day Parade anywhere

The National Day Programme will be broadcasted ‘live’ on national TV, websites and mobile apps so you can watch the spectacular parade wherever you are! Sing the national anthem, take the nation pledge together as one nation.

Image credit: Community National Day Celebrations
Image credit: Community National Day Celebrations

In addition, you can celebrate this Golden Jubilee Weekend with your family and neighbours by participating in over 250 Community National Day Celebrations (CNDC) across Singapore. There will be Live Screening of the NDP at the15 locations listed here and check out all the activities and fun at the respective community venue here.

Eat: SG50 promotion at diners in National Parks and more!

Image credit: D-D.SG
Image credit: D-D.SG

For food lovers, restaurants, diners and cafes all over Singapore are joining in the series of SG50 promotions by giving Singaporeans a great weekend to gather and celebrate the nation’s birthday over a hearty meal.

One of such food promotions include the diners located in various scenic National Parks where Singaporeans get to dine in romantic and beautiful nature places such as the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Mount Faber and Hort park. Get ready to unwind, relax and get close to nature in these dining places and you can find out more about the promotions via their website here.

In addition, senior citizens get to enjoy discounted meals and deals from the extensive list of vendors found here, as a form of gratitude and recognition for their contribution towards Singapore’s years of nation building.

Play: Free, discounted entry fees to attractions and facilities

From museums to leisure centres to our new UNESCO heritage site, these facilities and attractions have initiated discounted or free admission for Singaporeans over the Jubilee weekends to enable Singaporeans to spend a memorable weekend with friends and family. The list of venues and events offering such awesome deals can be found via the official SG50 website here.

Image credit: ActiveSG
Image credit: ActiveSG

As for the sporty and active bunch, not to worry as ActiveSG is celebrating SG50 with 50 sports! Citizens get to try a wide variety of fun and engaging sports for free such as table tennis, stand-up paddling, golf, zumba, yoga, aqua spin and so on at the designated sports centres located around Singapore. Not only that, there will be free admission to all ActiveSG swimming pools and gyms all weekend for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents! Check out the full activity listing of the sports and venues here.

Being part of Singapore’s jubilee milestone is a once in a lifetime event, so make it a memorable and unforgettable one where we celebrate our nation’s 50th year of independence together as one people, one nation and one Singapore!