Where To Go To Avoid The Jubilee Weekend Crowd Without Denting Your SG50 Celebratory Mood

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Hi Huneybees,

Jubilee Weekend is finally here and I have noticed many people are still in discussion on how to spend this long weekend. As such, I have decided write a quick guide on where you should and should not go to celebration SG50 this holiday.

Where You Should Not Go

Forget about going to the much talked about National Museums or Heritage Galleries just because you wanted to take advantage of the free admission from 7 to 10 August for all visitors, Singaporean and Foreigners alike. Seriously, why would you want to queue long hours under today's unpredictable weather to go into our museums during this period to be pushed and/or shoved by others to move forward while you are trying to enjoy the arts or antiquities on display?

Same goes for Singapore Botanic Gardens if you wish to participate in one of the three-day carnival and a range of performances from 7 to 9 August. Activities include a carnival, free concerts at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage and Bandstand, as well as free outdoor movie screenings may sounds fun but imagine the lost of tranquility and scenic view with the expected horde of visitors trying to have a piece of this newly inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Last but not least, don't ever think of crossing the causeway if you haven't done that by now cause it would certainly be too late unless you could live with hours of long jams going to and returning from Malaysia.

Where You Should Go

#1 ActiveSG Sport Complexes - 7th - 10th August

One way to truly enjoy the Jubilee Weekend would be to spend bonding time with your friends or family through sporting activities. With 23 ActiveSG swimming pools and 15 ActiveSG Gyms island wide, you don't have to travel far and be squeezed like sardines in expected pack trains towards city center to enjoy the free access to these facilities from 7 to 10 August for all Singapore Citizens and PRs.
Not just that, Active SG put up fun-filled activities, including meeting Singapore Sporting Heroes from Team Singapore on 7th August, at five Sports Centres around the island for the family while for the more adventurous Huneybees, you might want to go for a free tryout on all 50 different sporting activities.
Do check out ActiveSG Jubilee Weekend Page for updated schedule on these fantastic activities.

#2 NPark Family Picnic - 7th August

How about having a memorable family picnic on 7th Aug at any of the three NParks - Pasir Ris (East), Sembawang (North), and West Coast (West) to kickstart the Jubilee Weekend Celebrations? It is expected to be a day of fun-filled activities co-organised by NParks and Families for Life (FFL) at all three parks, such as the first-ever outdoor screening of Disney's 'Frozen Sing-A-Long' (movie will be screened with lyrics of every song) at Sembawang Park, Shrek' and 'Madagascar' screening at Pasir Ris Park and West Coast Park are 'respectively.

#3 Esplanade's national Day Celebrations - 6th - 10th August

If you insist on soaking the Jubilee Weekend atmosphere around Marina Bay Waterfront, why not double soak yourself to the arts, music and dance performances at the Esplanade's National Day Celebrations?
Over this significant weekend, enjoy a wide range of free programmes presented by Singapore artists as Esplanade welcomes people from all walks of life with the main highlight being The Concert Hall playing host to a special selection of free performances on 8 Aug (1pm, 3pm, 6:15pm & 8:15pm), where the audience will be able to see the hall's acoustic features being tuned to each performance.
Click here for more information on the upcoming events of the Esplanade's National Day Celebrations.

#4 The Fullerton Hotel - 7th - 9th August

Fancy a cozy chill out place as part of your Jubilee Weekend celebration plan? The Courtyard @ The Fullerton Hotel, located in the sunlit atrium lobby of the luxury hotel, might be the perfect place for you and your family or friends to enjoy a light meal or an elegant cocktail while be serenaded by live music in the afternoon or memorized by the rhythms of the jazz quartet in the evening.

While at the hotel do check out the art piece created in celebration of SG50, located at the entrance of the Hotel. It is made of blooms of red carnation, white pom poms and orchids, together with Green Moss and Limited Edition SG50 Plush bears.The custom designed cute SG50 Plush bear is available for purchase at $22 each at The Fullerton Shop, so grab them while stock last!

Also do remember to cross over to One Fullerton to catch the "A Celebration of Our Heritage", 8-minute long music and video extravaganza on the facade of the heritage rich hotel, which starts at 8pm until 9th of August. Do check out my recent blog post on Let's Celebrate Our Heritage Through A Spectacular High-tech Visual Showcase At Fullerton for more detail on the show.

Wishing all Huneybees in Singapore a memorable Jubilee Weekend and Happy National Day.

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