National Day 2021

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In celebration of Singapore’s 56th birthday, Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) will be hosting a variety of programmes for visitors to enjoy either from the comfort of their homes or at the centre.

With our heads, hearts and hands, come along to rediscover and reimagine the Singapore Story and what it means to be truly Singaporean this August.

Admission is free! Availability upon walk-in is subject to safe management measures.

Registration is required for the following programmes. Simply click on the “Book Now” buttons: 

  • SG Stories Films

  • SAFTI Bus Tour

  • Through the Lens of Time Guided Tour 

  • One Planet, One Home Eco Tour 

Distilling the Singapore Spirit

(National Day 2021 Digital Exhibition)

Serving up a selection of strong Singapore spirits (pun intended) at the SDC Bar! Discover the key Spirit used in each beautifully crafted mocktail and the stories behind each drink in this interactive menu. Take a short quiz to find out which drink best suits your spirit!

National Day Celebrations @ SDC
Engaging Everyone, 1 Singapore

Join us for three days of jam-packed celebrations at the Singapore Discovery Centre. There are family-friendly activities like creating your own sticker crafts, thematic guided tours of the Permanent Exhibits Gallery - Through the Lens of Time, SDC’s eco-sustainability installations, and SAFTI Military Institute, and screening of Singapore Stories Films at the iWERKS Theatre.

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Heart: Our Port City

Come enjoy a serene evening with these floating light installations by the Discovery Lake, where we honour our prized status as a port city, open to the cultures and influences from around the world.

 Date: From 7 August 2021 onwards
 Time: All Day (Light installations will be illuminated from 5:30pm)
 Venue: The Discovery Lake
 Charges: FREE


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Heart: SG Stories Films

Join us in savouring the best of our SG Stories films!

 Date: 7-9 August 2021
 Venue: iWERKS Theatre
 Charges: FREE

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Hand: Sang Nila & The Singa (Sticker Craft)

Learn to build your own mythical tale from the classic story of Sang Nila and the Singa. Faced with the odds of seeking new opportunities, can you be as brave as our hero?

 Date: 7 -9 Aug 2021
 Time: 1:00pm to 7:00pm
 Venue: Play Ground
 Charges: FREE



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Head: A Little Trip around SG town!

Get ready your hands and join us for an exciting self-guided trail around the centre, where you stand a chance to win some gifts and prizes!

 Date: 7 -9 Aug 2021
 Time: 1:00pm to 7:00pm
 Venue: Play Ground
 Charges: FREE



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Guided Tour - Permanent Exhibits Gallery - Through the Lens of Time

Journey through time to experience the evolution of Singapore from our early days under the rule of the Malay Kingdom to the bustling metropolis that we are today. 

Discover how we triumphed through tumultuous times and turned challenges into opportunities, guided by the Singapore Spirit that continues to shape us today. 

As you embark on a guided tour with us, listen to the stories of our Singapore Story Guides and share with us your own, so that we may understand Singapore better through lively conversations with you.

 Date: 7 -9 Aug 2021
 Time: 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm
 Charges: FREE

*Please proceed to the queuing area beside the cafe at least 10 minutes before the stipulated tour time. The tour is limited to a maximum of ten (10) persons and registration is required.

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Guided Tour - SAFTI Bus Tour

Exclusive tour around the 88-hectare training ground for officers-to-be. This tour offers a unique glimpse into the life of an officer cadet and the role of SAF in the defence and security of Singapore. 

 Date: 7 -9 Aug 2021
 Time: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm 5:00pm, 6:00pm
 Venue: SAFTI Bus Bay
 Charges: FREE

*Please proceed to the queue at the SAFTI bus bay at least 10 minutes before the stipulated tour time. The tour is limited to a maximum of twenty (20) persons for 1:00pm slot and forty (40) persons for the rest of the slots. R egistration is required.

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Guided Tour -  One Planet, One Home Eco Tour

Learn how to live a greener and more sustainable lifestyle in urban Singapore through examples such as harvesting solar energy and urban gardening. Visitors will be able to come up close to eco-sustainability initiatives adopted by the Singapore Discovery Centre as they learn how they can also adopt simple lifestyle habits that will contribute to the cause of sustainability in Singapore.

 Date: 7 -9 Aug 2021
 Time: 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm
 Charges: FREE

*Please proceed to the queuing area beside the cafe at least 10 minutes before the stipulated tour time. The tour is limited to a maximum of ten (10) persons and registration is required.

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