Have fun, dine well and support your favourite businesses

We get it—with all the changing rules and regulations in place, it can be difficult to feel patriotic even as National Day rolls around. In fact, the annual National Day Parade has been postponed to Aug 21 too, due to the large number of active Covid-19 cases and clusters in Singapore.

But if anything, locals can take heart knowing that our favourite businesses are here for us. They are rolling out collaborations, special menus and simply ideating so we may all get through these tough times together.

So be sure to support them in whatever ways you can. We’ll get through this together. Oh, and happy birthday, Singapore.

Laksa Pao Fan by Chilli Api Catering

Try Singapore’s first laksa pao fan in the comforts of home thanks to Chilli Api Catering, best known for its flagship restaurant Chilli Padi Nonya Restaurant. Suitable for sharing among up to seven persons, the all-new National Day-inspired dish features crispy and regular rice, seafood (think generous chunks of fish fillet and whole prawns), beancurd rolls and egg floss in a creamy, spicy coconut milk broth. Hungry yet?

Order the set here.

National Day cocktails by GudSht

Our buds over at bottled cocktail label GudSht is back with not one, not two, but four new limited edition cocktails in celebration of National Day 2021. Look out for exclusives like the Lepak Ah, Shiok Sia, Steady Lah and Swee Boh—inspired by all things Singaporean. We recommend trying the Steady Lah for a citrusy beverage, or the Shiok Sia for a mix of chrysanthemum tea and vodka. Yum.

New kopitiam flavours by Creamier and Kim Guan Guan

You can count on local ice cream parlour Creamier to innovate enticing flavours, especially with National Day just around the corner. This year, check out their collaboration with Kim Guan Guan, which commemorates the quintessential Singaporean breakfast drinks of kopi and teh. Just try the Kopi-Peng which features Kim Guan Guan’s traditional, locally roasted coffee powder, as well as the finest Kenyan tea dust with the Teh-Peng. The returning Kaya Toast is not to be missed either; that presents a light yet creamy ice cream boasting the flavour of fresh pandan and buttered toast, as well as a hint of caramelised coconut milk. 

All three flavours are available for takeaway and delivery; better yet, complete your at-home ice cream experience with Creamier’s signature golden waffles. 

Slay, Stay & Play Local at Hotel G

Hotel G is all about embracing and supporting our local community, and this National Day, they’ve lined up the perfect staycation so we may do so too. As National Day nears, go for their Slay, Stay & Play Local package which will present plenty of uniquely Singaporean elements. ‘Cause not only will there be a complimentary playbox from Play Nation (think games like Hawker Wars and Kopi King), but there’ll also be Jewel Coffee’s Bold As Love brew capsules and a check-in kit courtesy of local brand Sigi Skin.

That’s not all. During the stay, patrons will also be treated to a delicious dinner from their in-house restaurant 25 Degrees Burger & Liquor Bar. Just feast on satay burgers and chendol milkshakes from the comforts of your king-bedded Great Room—all at an extremely wallet-friendly rate of $156. There’s really nothing more you could want from a staycation like this.

Sidersonline’s National Day Collection

Credit: Sidersonline

In case you haven’t heard, Sidersonline is a local online store that designs and creates fashionably whimsical merchandise which celebrates the small joys in life. And with National Day just around the corner, the fun-loving brand has decided to roll out some must-have goodies that feature our favourite local food and items.

Consider cutesy kopi and nasi lemak enamel pins, comfy t-shirts that reimagine the spectacles chocolate childhood snack and tote bags repping those nostalgia-inducing, coin-operated kiddy rides. The National Day Collection drops Jul 29, so mark your calendars and show your support for the small business.

Singaporean Breakfast cheesecake by Cat & The Fiddle

Cat & The Fiddle’s new locally-inspired cheesecake is an homage to our quintessential Singaporean drink: kopi-o. Caffeine fiends, tuck into this rich and velvety smooth cream cheese cake boasting the robust flavour of coffee thanks to the use of locally-sourced nanyang coffee powder. But don’t be alarmed by its bold hue—this is simply created through the addition of charcoal powder to mirror the toasty shade of coffee bean. The halal-certified Singaporean Breakfast cheesecake is definitely the perfect dessert to commemorate our nation’s birthday while celebrating heritage.

Get the cake in slices ($6.90) or as a whole (900g; $52.90) at all seven Cat & The Fiddle retail outlets islandwide.

Soup Restaurant’s National Day set

Homegrown restaurant Soup Restaurant is now offering its specially curated National Day Set which features a total of eight different delicious offerings. But besides the signature Samsui Ginger Chicken, the set also presents yummy eats like the all-new Abalone Mushroom Broccoli and Braised Pork with Dried Shrimp in Whole Pumpkin. There’s even a little nod to Singapore’s birthday; check out the Singa Bao, a handmade lion soft and fluffy steamed bun with lotus filling. The set is available from now till Aug 31.

Order it here.

White Restaurant’s National Day menu

White Restaurant is another homegrown eatery celebrating National Day with a wide variety of eats. Just check out dishes inspired by the many different cultures in Singapore, like the Fresh Prawn in Chilli Crab Sauce, Deep Fried Mackerel with Turmeric and Chicken Tikka Masala. The popular Mala White Beehoon is making a comeback this August too, just enjoy these delights when you order in or takeaway from now till end-August.

Place your orders here.