From exciting promotions to virtual fundraising events, look out for the many National Day celebrations happening throughout the month

Celebrating the nation's birthday this month, we welcome month-long promotions and proud displays of growth by local brands through the years. If you're looking for ideas this month, here are 17 things to do for the month of August.

 

ACHIEVE RADIANT SKIN THIS MONTH

 

 

True to this year’s National Day theme, Stronger Together, beauty powerhouses Sigi Skin and Freia Aesthetics present an exciting collaboration that marries the best of both brands in an exclusive facial treatment designed by Singapore-based lifestyles. Only available for the month of August, the Sigi Skin x Freia Aesthetics Facial Treatment promises to deeply cleanse, nourish, and revitalize skin in just one session.

 

CELEBRATE ACSO’S ANNIVERSARY WITH THEM

 

 

Back in full force after two years, the Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra looks forward to celebrating their 5th anniversary with a landmark concert that features notable and newly commissioned concertos by acclaimed local composers such as Edmund Song, Wang Chen Wei, and Eric Watson. Also joining them are some of Singapore’s most celebrated instrumentalists and exciting soloists to present an evening of new works, new sounds, and amazing audio-visual experiences.

 

CELEBRATE NATIONAL DAY WITH CITY SQUARE MALL

 

 

In honour of our nation’s birthday, City Square Mall will be offering shoppers CDL gift vouchers and exclusive Feastastic F&B Voucher Packs with discount coupons to 14 different F&B outlets within the mall, including Beyond Pancakes, Cat & the Fiddle, Dunkin’ Donuts, Lai Lai Taiwan Casual Dining, and many more. Aside from feasting, the mall will also be presenting an exciting line-up of activities on National Day filled with food and activity booths that promise to evoke memories of the good old days.

 

COOK LIKE A PRO WITH TEFAL’S NEW AIRFRYERS

 

 

Perfect for novice and professional cooks alike, Tefal’s new multifunctional airfryers, the Easy Fry Grill & Steam, and Easy Fry Oven & Grill allows you to whip up a storm and more with only one appliance – saving space and mess in your beautifully thought-out kitchen. From steaming up your own claypot rice and grilling prawn skewers, to baking tandoori quesadilla, Tefal’s Easy Fry line has got you covered.

 

CUSTOMISE YOUR VERY OWN G-SHOCK

 

 

Held at Bugis Junction on Aug 06 to 07, G-SHOCK will be holding a G-SHOCK SG 57 Live Customization Workshop as part of National Day specials this year. A life-sized G-stand pop-up will also be open to the public from Aug 01 to 05 welcomes everyone to pen their most memorable moments of Singapore. Four local artists will be participating in this workshop to customize the exclusive G-Stand, complimentary for customers with purchases from the selected series.

 

CYCLE FOR PATIENTS IN NEED

 

 

In conjunction with Nurses’ Day, the Home Nursing Foundation will be holding their first-ever virtual cycling fundraising event, the Tour de Care, from 01 Aug to 31 Aug to raise funds for underprivileged patients and celebrate the efforts of local community nurses who travel up to 50km a week for their patients. Participants can ride from anywhere in this virtual challenge, raising the amount of funds by clocking greater distances and unlocking achievements on the Challenge Leaderboard.

 

ENJOY A DAY OUTDOORS WITH HACK IT

 

 

Looking to plan your weekend activities with a different scene? HACK IT is partnering with Picneeds to offer a hassle-free National Day themed picnic basket from now till Aug 13 so you can head out and explore different facets of our island. Dubbed The Majulah Basket, have an unforgettable seafood picnic experience with friends and loved ones at your favourite spots while celebrating the nation’s birthday this month.

 

ENJOY GREATER SAVINGS WITH KATRINA

 

 

Specialising in multi-cuisine concepts around the island, Katrina Group joins in our nation’s 57th birthday celebrations with $5.70 deals across 7 of their establishments, serving up authentic flavours of 7 different ethnicities. Indulge in signatures from Bali Thai, Honguo, So Pho, Streats, RENNthai, Hutong, and Tomo Izakaya this celebratory season.

 

ESCAPE THE CONVENTIONAL WITH HENDRICK’S GIN

 

 

From now to Aug 13, surrender to Refreshing Encounters every Friday and Saturday with Hendrick’s Gin as they bring their Cucumber Lemonade Stand to the bustling Ann Siang Hill for a splendid summer soiree as part of the Junior Residency series at Junior the Pocket Bar. Find delectable fizzes and slushies made with Hendrick’s Orbium and Hendrick’s Neptunia, and – of course – the amazing Hendrick’s Cucumber Lemonade, a refreshing concoction of Hendrick’s Gin, lemon juice, sugar, and soda water, garnished with lemon and cucumber.

 

GET INSPIRED WITH LOCAL THEATRE

 

 

An original play inspired by real stories that explore hope and mental wellness, Surviving Hope sheds light on life’s hidden experiences and aims to inspire the audience to accept themselves for who they are. Told through the eyes of children and parents, the play examines the deepest and most intricate dilemmas of everyday life and interpersonal relationships.

 

GO BACK IN TIME WITH TRULY SINGAPOREAN SNACKS

 

 

Get into the National Day mood by munching to our hearts’ content with the best homegrown flavours we grew up with. Celebrating Local with their 8.8 National Day Sale from Aug 01 to 09, Support Local with Shopee as they round up a list of the most beloved snacks on the platform in 2021, including Hup Seng Cream Crackers, Pola snacks, Oriental Super Ring Cheese Ring, IRVIN’s Salted Egg Fish Skin, and many more.

 

INDULGE IN TWO LIMITED-TIME POP-UP MENUS

 

 

Celebrating all things local this month, Furama Singapore will be teaming up with Leon Lim, Chef-Owner of Creatr Café and Masterchef Singapore runner-up, to present exclusive pop-up dining experiences across both Furama Riverfront and Furama City Centre. Gourmands can look forward to a curated selection of Chef Leon’s TV-famous signatures and creations in an Afternoon Tea Pop-Up at Riverfront’s Waterfall Lounge on Aug 08 and 09, as well as a “Master-Demo-and-Dine” Four-Hands Dinner at City Centre’s Tiffany Café on Aug 17.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT CREATIVE WHEEL THROWING

 

 

Having worked with clay for over a decade, artist Ng Yang Ce enjoys creating work with a great sense of textual sensation, inspired by the balance between Man and Nature. In partnership with Cocoart, learn how to produce various textures and forms on the wheel through a Creative Wheel Throwing Workshop filled with insights on surface decoration techniques and methods developed and used by the artist herself.

 

QUELL YOUR LOCAL FOOD CRAVINGS ON SHOPEE

 

 

Elevate your home dining experience with Shopee Hawker on SG Foodie Day, happening on Aug 06. Enjoy wonderful promotions and cook up a storm at home with the likes of Prima Taste’s Chicken Rice Paste, Hae Bee Hiam Sambal, Hai Di Lao sauces and more, without the need to get in line or fight the heat. Alternatively, go for the simple Kaya Toast or Nissin Cup Noodles.

 

REIGNITE FOND MEMORIES OF NATIONAL SERVICE

 

 

Commemorating 55 years of National Service this year, the NS55 Family Photo Challenge invites all National Servicemen, their loved ones, friends, and bunk mates to participate in this challenge, sharing those precious moments captured while going through NS on PIONEER’s social media platforms. To spice things up, participants also stand to win e-vouchers every month, from now till Oct 31.

 

SATISFY YOUR HAWKER CRAVINGS AT 7-ELEVEN

 

 

In an exclusive collaboration with 12 iconic local brands, 7-Eleven launches their largest collection of ready-to-eat treats to date. Bringing our hawker favourites closer to us, the 7-Eleven Hawker Fiesta rolls out 24 dazzling Singaporean classics featuring authentic recipes created directly with each brand so we can skip the queues and still satisfy our hawker cravings anytime, anywhere.

 

STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY WITH ESTA

 

 

Keeping Singaporeans safe with their revolutionary, lab-proven technology and innovation, homegrown label ESTA launches a limited-edition plant-based hand sanitiser as part of National Day celebrations to help us enjoy the festivities without having to worry about catching a virus. Showcasing the Merlion, ESTA’s Merlion Pocket Sanitiser comes in two colours and a handy, portable bottle.