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SG50 Celebration

by Changi Recommends on August 5, 2015

Singapore turns 50 this August 2015. There are many attractions, happenings and activities to celebrate the nation's Golden Jubilee. If you are planning a trip to Singapore during the Jubilee Weekend, here is a list of activities to look out for!


XploreSG

Embark on a journey with XploreSG to discover Singapore's best well-kept secrets with local guides. Experience different facades of the Little Red Dot. Travel through time and learn how the nation grew from a sleepy fishing village to a modern metropolis.

The three and a half hours walking tour starts from Kampong Glam, the heart of Singapore's native community, to the city's financial hub at the Central Business District area. XploreSG takes place every Mondays to Sundays, 4pm to 7.30pm. The journey begins at Bugis MRT station and ends in the evening at Clarke Quay, Singapore's vibrant nightlife.

For more information, email contactus@changirecommends.com or call +65 6595 6863.


Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay

From 31st July to 13th September 2015, Singapore's 50th birthday celebration comes into bloom at Gardens by the Bay. "From Tales to Legends: Discover Singapore Stories", a floral depiction of 10 local folklores that are brought to life through orchids and many other captivating flowers.

Be enchanted by a special SG50 edition of "Garden Rhapsody", a music and light show complete with laser imagery, on the Jubilee Weekend.

Timings for "Garden Rhapsody" - SG50 Edition (7th August - 10th August): 7.45pm, 8.30pm, 9.15pm, and 10.00pm.


Photo credit: Universal Studios Singapore

Resorts World Sentosa

In celebration of Singapore's 50 years of independence, visitors can enter Resorts World Sentosa for free via the Sentosa Boardwalk from now until 31st December 2015.

Go beyond the screens and experience the movies through thrilling rides at Universal Studios Singapore. Visit the S.E.A. Aquarium and come close to over 100,000 marine animals such as the majestic manta rays, sharks and enormous goliath grouper.

What's more, catch free Sentosa Cable Car rides* on 10th August 2015 and enjoy a myriad of fun activities on Sentosa Island.

*Operation hours for Cable Car: 8:45pm to 10pm (last boarding time is at 9:30pm)

Photo credit: Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo

Make a trip to Singapore Zoo during your stay in the Little Red Dot, and be greeted by four koalas. As a gesture to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations, Australia loan these endearing furry animals to Singapore for six months. Do not miss the opportunity to catch them while they are still here.

At this Jubilee Weekend, visitors can enjoy a complimentary* SG50 animal-themed woven tote bag (worth $3) at the Singapore Zoo's retail stores.

*Limited to one bag per visitor. While stocks last.

Photo credit: Chensiyuan

National Day 2015 Celebration

Expect the biggest and most spectacular fireworks display during the National Day Parade as Singapore celebrates her Golden Jubilee on 9th August 2015. The parade will happen at two places, the Padang, where the very first National Day Parade was held in 1966, and The Float, the world's largest floating stadium at Marina Bay. Join in the celebrations and catch the fireworks live at Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Park and Esplanade Waterfront. Catch the parade as it broadcast live at Marina Barrage.


Attraction Tickets & Singapore Wi-Fi Router

Escape the long queues by purchasing the attraction passes online prior to your trip. Book your tickets online and collect them conveniently at Changi Recommends booths upon your arrival in Singapore Changi Airport.

If you are visiting Singapore, consider renting a Local (Singapore) Wi-Fi router. A handy travel essential to navigate around the Little Red Dot, or share video snippets of the National Day Parade fireworks display with family and friends. Enjoy unlimited Internet access wherever you go at just SGD10/day. Visit https://www.changirecommends.com/wifi.aspx, for more information.

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