As National Day approaches, a slew of free day and night programmes and activities awaits locals and tourists at Sentosa’s So Singapore experience from July to August.

Travel back in time for a historical experience including tasty treats
From 4 August to 13 August, enjoy local foods while travelling back in time at the unique Heritage Carnival 2017 – So Singapore at Palawan Green, where guests will meet and interact with roving costumed characters from Singapore’s pre-war days.

Featuring Singaporean delights such as Peranakan kueh, burger bombs and chendol, the inaugural carnival will offer dishes from more than 20 stalls, as well as various exciting activities.

Sentosa Merlion turns up the magic

From 14 July to 27 August, a special National Day edition of the iconic Merlion Magic Lights! – So Singapore is set to thrill guests with not only a colourful canvas of lights accompanied by audio and visual effects, but also augmented reality (AR) features by simply downloading a free AR application (marq+).

The same App can also be used in an interactive guest activity Virtual Moments. By pointing their smartphones at Singapore icons planted at various points around Merlion Plaza, Beach Plaza and Beach Station, guests will see AR graphics and a short write-up about the icon they are focusing on.

Special performances

Flame of the Forest.

From 15 July to 26 August, music and performance arts lovers should look out for Sounds of the Lion City. This is where various performances will be held every Saturday, including traditional Face- changing (Biàn Liǎn), Wushu, Peranakan folk songs, classic Indian songs, and even East-meets-West fusion music that brings together instruments such as an erhu, a modern music keyboard, and more.

Great deals
All Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and those living in Singapore, including holders of employment passes, work permits and dependent passes, will enjoy discounts of up to 52% at various attractions in celebration of National Day.

They include Trick Eye Museum Singapore, Sentosa Merlion, Singapore Cable Car Sky Network, Wings of Time and Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, just to name a few.

Sports Activities
There will also be something for sports fans and adrenaline-junkies with the Sentosa Adventure Race 2017, as part of the annual GetActive! Singapore, a week that offers people from all walks of life with varied opportunities to participate, organise, share and enjoy the celebration of Singapore’s birthday through sport, fitness and wellness activities.

The 5.2km adventure race spans Palawan Beach, Siloso Beach and Siloso Skywalk, and will include both water and vertical obstacles across seven adventure checkpoints.

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All photos courtesy of Sentosa Development Corporation.