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 23 things to do for the month of August.
REDEEM A $50 LINK GOODIE BOX FOR 10 LINKPOINTS (ONLY $0.10)
Plus! is now supercharged to Link Rewards Programme. Link members can now enjoy expanded exclusive deals from Link partners, on top of monthly promotions. In tandem with Singapore’s birthday month and as part of their August 10 on 10 Deals, redeem a $50 Link goodie box (SG Edition) for just 10 Linkpoints (worth $0.10) to receive goodies and vouchers from homegrown partners such as Bee Cheng Hiang, LUMOS, HoneyWorld®, and more! Goodie box can be redeemed at 4 selected Bee Cheng Hiang outlets. Limited to 1 redemption per Link member, while stocks last. Terms and conditions apply.
Update: As of 13 Aug, 5:10pm, the Link goodie boxes have been fully redeemed.
Not a Link member yet? Sign up for a free membership now and take advantage of the promo code < SGMAG200 > to receive bonus 200 Linkpoints and welcome vouchers worth $300.
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.
EXPERIENCE A NEW PARKROYAL ON BEACH ROAD
Following a vibrant uplift, the exciting PARKROYAL on Beach Road is primed to welcome both local and international guests again as tourism continues to pick up, with rich stories of our heritage and colourful motifs of the culturally rich, neighbouring Kampong Glam district. Evoking a unique kampong spirit and sense of community, the refreshed space showcases natural textures and vivid hues that create a strikingly modern yet inviting environment. Enhance your experience with them by dining at Ginger or the exquisite Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant.
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.
GET MORE FOR LESS AT FAIRPRICE
In celebration of Singapore’s birthday, FairPrice’s National Day Upsized Sale invites all shoppers to load our carts with more for less as they present weekly upsized savings on 5 selected items. Happening from now till Aug 24, check back every Thursday to find out the week’s latest Buy-1-Get-1-Free items to load your carts with and make the most out of your grocery trip.
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.
HAVE A HEARTWARMING DON AT NEX
Celebrating their first anniversary at NEX, Chen’s Mapo Tofu – a Michelin Bib Gourmand casual diner – is offering their famous bowls of goodness at exciting promotional prices for the entire month of August, exclusively at the NEX outlet. Their star Mapo Don will be on promotion for the entire month, while the Miso Nasu Don is on offer from now to Aug 14, “Twice Cooked” Tori Don from Aug 15 to 21, and Shoyu Kurobuta Don from Aug 22 to 31.
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.
LOOK FORWARD TO THIS YEAR’S OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATIONS
Welcoming the world’s greatest beer festival, One Farrer Hotel will be transforming Saranggong Terrasse into a lively biergärten with endless fun, food, and ice-cold beer for one night next month. Happening on Sep 23, book your spots now to embark on a day of unbridled indulgence amongst nostalgic games, authentic German-Bavarian specialties like Roasted Pork Belly and Crispy Pork Shank, free-flow draught beers, and beer-inspired desserts like Guinness Brownies with Beer Frostings.
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.
STEP INTO THE WORLD’S FIRST MUSEUM OF SUBWAY
Bringing to life its very own museum, Subway’s Big Museum of Taste offers us an experiential journey through digital installations and interactive activities to discover more about the brand and stories behind it. The fun-filled experience boasts nine never-before-seen interactive installations across four zones, a seven-metre long Italian B.M.T sub, insta-worthy walls, trivia games, an immersive behind-the-scenes experience of being your own sandwich artist, and even limited-edition merchandise alongside freshly-baked Subway cookies.