National Museum of Singapore to organise National Day programmes on Aug 9

The lineup of programmes will feature performances, games and workshops.

Ernest Cheng

Has an unhealthy obsession with iced lemon tea.

Published: 29 July 2022, 5:34 PM

In celebration of the nation’s 57th birthday, National Museum of Singapore will host an exciting line-up of programmes throughout National Day (Aug 9).

The programmes range from craft stations and performances to games, exhibitions and workshops.

As part of the
National Day light up, the museum will don a special facade projection with colours, symbols and photographs that represent Singapore.

There will be plenty of craft stations at the museum, which include Let’s Gotong Royong: Community Batik Painting and Batik Display from 10.30am to 6pm. It will be held at the Gallery Theater Foyer, where participants are taught how to paint a specially-designed batik piece free of charge.

Visitors can learn how to colour postcards and create paper toys from scratch at a student-facilitated activity station by Sengkang Green Primary School. It is held at the Glass Atrium on the second floor, from 10am to 4.30pm. 

There will also be performances held at The Platform, aimed at showcasing Singapore’s diverse society.

The performances include a National Day medley by Open Score Project, a multicultural music ensemble which lasts from 2 to 2.30pm.


Open Score Project is a local music ensemble that covers music from various cultures and ethnicities. PHOTO CREDIT: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE


The Inclusive Arts Movement (I.AM) will be putting up a music performance featuring different-abled talents titled I AM from 4 to 4.30pm.

There will also be games with prizes to be won, with one of them being a National Day Scavenger Hunt. 

|Participants will be tasked with searching for little-known aspects of Singapore in the museum’s permanent galleries to receive a special souvenir upon completion. Registration is free of charge and it will take place at the Seminar Room.

Additionally, there will be a selection of old-school and traditional carnival games like hopscotch and chapteh. They can be found at the bus bay at Level 2 from 10.30am to 6pm, with prizes to be won.


The selection of games at the museum include popular childhood favourites like Ring Toss and Connect Four. PHOTO CREDIT: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE


Visitors can immerse themselves in vibrant artistic pieces curated by youths at Artists and Sustainability, an exhibition that was presented for the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) 2022. It will be open from 10am to 6pm.

To round off the day, there will be a complimentary live telecast of the parade at the museum’s front lawn from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Visitors are required to be seated by 5.15pm and show proof of vaccination before entering the site.

The full lineup of programmes can be found here.

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