You don't have to don the colours of the national flag and wrangle for parade tickets to be considered patriotic in our books. Do it our way this National Day, we say, and pick how you'd want to spend your 9 August evening at one of these locations. You don't have to deal with fireworks if you don't want to.
Dine with a view at...
OverEasy and Wooloomooloo Steakhouse
Why jostle with overbearing crowds when you could be enjoying the fireworks in the comfort of your own seat? Enjoy an unobstructed view of the National Day Parade fireworks at OverEasy, and tuck into a three-course set dinner (S$42) and toast to our nation's 47th birthday. Minimum spend of S$98 per person will apply for reservations on 9 August, as well as a cover charge of S$25 for walk-in customers (inclusive of a drink of choice).
OverEasy, 1 Fullerton Road #01-06, One Fullerton, +65 6423 0701, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're looking to dine in style, Wooloomooloo Steakhouse will be offering a five-course gourmet National Day set dinner menu (S$158 per person, from 6:30pm - 11pm) featuring some of its signature dishes, including the Australian Black Angus Ribeye. Alternatively, relax over cocktails at the lounge and an unobstructed view of the city skyline. Minimum spend of S$158 per person from 6 - 9pm is required.
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, 2 Stamford Road, Level 3, Swissotel the Stamford, +65 6338 0261
Reminisce about the good ol' days at...
Casserole at Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort
The "good ol' days" are never coming back, but you can at least relive the memories of an bygone era at Casserole at Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort, which presents Good Ol’ Days (S$58 per adult, $25 per child), a buffet of Singapore’s signature fare with a touch of nostalgia on every Thursday in August, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Expect favourite hawker fare (roti prata, oyster omelette and more) in a buffet spread, games of yestertyear (five stones and zero point) and cultural performances.
Casserole, Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort, +65 6371 1966, email@example.com
Get more bang for your buck at...
Orchard Hotel, Concorde Hotel and Serenity Spanish Restaurant and Bar
Come in a group and every second paying adult enjoys 47 per cent off Concorde Hotel Singapore's Singapore Flavours Lunch Buffet, Harvest of the Sea Buffet and Weekend Afternoon Tea Buffet. Diners also get to enjoy the Singapore Sling cocktail at a special price of S$4.70 per glass.
Concorde Hotel Singapore, +65 6739 8370/6733 8855 ext. 8133, firstname.lastname@example.org, singapore.concordehotelsresorts.com
Every second diner who comes dressed gamely in the colour red gets to enjoy Orchard Hotel's "Go Local Buffet" at only S$4.70 (usual price from S$42 per adult and S$21 per child, up to a maximum of 12 diners per group). The generous spread features a variety of Singaporean delicacies including rojak, laksa, black pepper mud crab and of course a D24 durian mousse cake.
Orchard Cafe, Orchard Hotel, +65 6739 6565, email@example.com
From 1 - 12 August, enjoy a special National Day Dessert of Wine Poached Pear (worth S$14.80) at Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant when you order its signature Seafood Paella (S$58 for 2 to 3 person order).
Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant, #01-98/99 VivoCity, S098585, +65 6376 8185, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chill out with friends at...
They might be a little cliched, but District 10's new red-themed cocktails (Sin City, EVOL and The Esplanade), specially created in celebration of National Day, are just the thing for catching up with friends over drinks. Pair the fruity concoctions with an array of savoury small bites such as fried buffalo chicken wings and blue cheese dip, sauteed tiger prawns and Jamon Iberico mini baguette sandwiches.
District 10 Bar and Restaurant, 81 Clemenceau Avenue, #01-15/16/17 UE Square Shopping Mall, +65 6738 4788, www.district10.com.sg