SG50 Promotions & Activities for Families You Shouldn’t Miss

SG50 Promotion

Everyone is looking forward to the Golden Jubilee Weekend to celebrate our nation’s 50th year of independence. The four-day long weekend will be packed with parades, concerts, activities, performances, and discounts at major attractions.

Prior to the Golden Jubilee Weekend, some major attractions in Singapore have launched their SG50 promotions. Here are TEN SG50 promotions and activities for families that you shouldn’t miss.

1. Sentosa


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Free drive-in, after 5pm, for cars and taxis on weekdays (excluding Public Holidays) from 16 Mar to 31 Dec 2015.

Free entry via Sentosa Boardwalk entry from Mar to 31 Dec 2015.

Sentosa’s Golden Jubilee Weekend Offers:
Friday, 7 Aug – Free Wings of Time show at 8.40pm
Saturday, 8 Aug – Free entry to the Sentosa Merlion attraction (Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm)
Sunday, 9 Aug – Free Guided Tour of Fort Siloso (Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm. Four guided tours conducted daily)
Monday, 10 Aug – Free Cable Car Joyrides (Operating Hours: 8.45am – 10pm [last boarding at 9.30pm])

Note: For free entry to Wings of Time and Fort Siloso, prior redemption for complimentary vouchers on 25 July is required. Click HERE for more details.

2. Singapore Science Centre

Free time-based tickets to SCS’ gated attractions which include the Human Body Experience, KidsSTOP, Snow City, and the Omni-Theatre/Digital Planetarium to Singaporeans, based on the maximum capacity of these exhibits.

Note: Please check Singapore Science Centre website for further instructions on how to redeem these free tickets.

3. Singapore Botanic Gardens

Free admission into National Orchid Garden from Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 till Monday, 31 Aug 2015 (Operating Hours: 8.30am – 7pm)

Note: From 1 Jul to 10 Aug, free admission is for Singapore Armed Forces personnel and accompanying family members (with the display of their SAF 11B identification card). From 10 Jul to 31 Aug, this SG50 promotion is opened to all citizens, PRs, EP, WP and DP holders. Click HERE for more details.

4. National Museum of Singapore

Free entry to all galleries from 7 Aug 2015 till 10 Aug 2015. (Operating Hours: 10am – 6pm [extended until 10pm on 7 & 8 Aug])

Special programmes: SINGAPURA: 700 Years exhibition, late-night admission with free outdoor film screenings on Friday and Saturday, and Children’s Season exhibition, Masak Masak 2015 where children can take part in a series of fun, hands-on family activities on 8 and 9 Aug. Click HERE for more details.

5. Museums, Heritage Galleries & Visitor Centres

Besides National Museum of Singapore, various museums, heritage galleries and visitor centres will also be opened to all for free from 7 to 10 Aug 2015. Participating venues include:

  • Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Indian Heritage Centre
  • Peranakan Museum
  • Singapore Philatelic Museum
  • Reflections at Bukit Chandu
  • Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
  • Malay Heritage Centre
  • Sports Museum
  • Civil Defence Heritage Gallery
  • Singapore City Gallery
  • Marina Barrage Sustainable Singapore Gallery
  • Newater Visitor Centre
  • ENVision Gallery

6. ActiveSG Swimming Pools & Gyms

Free access to all ActiveSG swimming pools and gyms islandwide from 7 to 10 Aug 2015 for Singapore citizens and PRs. Visit the ActiveSG website for more details.

7. Wildlife Reserves Singapore (Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo)


Credit: Jurong Bird Park

Free admission to Singapore Zoo for all Singaporeans and PRs aged 60 years and above. Proof of identity required.

50% off River Safari Tickets with Purchase of Singapore Zoo or Night Safari Tickets (Ends 31 July 2015)

One year unlimited entry for the price of a one day ticket at Jurong Bird Park. Visit Wildlife Reserves Singapore website for more details.

8. Gardens by the Bay

Local seniors (aged 60 and above) can enjoy free entry into two conservatories. Accompanying caregivers of seniors can also enjoy 50% discount into two conservatories. Valid from 1 June to 31 Aug 2015.

Visit Gardens by the Bay website for more details.

9. Wild Wild Wet Water Theme Park


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National Day Family Package Special $50 ONLY For 2 Adults + 2 Kids (U.P. $75) – Valid on 9 Aug 2015 only.

Wet Pass Promotion from $28 – Valid from 7 till 10 Aug 2015 only. Click HERE for more details.

10. Alive Museum Singapore

Purchase 2 full-priced adult tickets and get another ticket (adult or child) FREE! This means you pay only S$50 for 3 tickets! Valid from 1 April 2015, for a limited period only. Click HERE for more details.

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For more information on Jubilee Weekend programmes, you can visit SG50 website or SG50 Facebook Page. I’ll update the list when I see more SG50 promotions, please bookmark this post for more updates. Lastly, don’t forget to share these fabulous SG50 promotions with your friends.

Disclaimer: This list is accurate at the time of posting. Offers may vary and end at any time. Please check the attraction’s websites to confirm before you pack your kids in the car.

SG50 Family Picnic at the Istana

As all of you are aware, Singapore turns 50 this year. There’s so much to celebrate – all the things that we’ve been through, all the things that make Singapore a unique country, and most importantly, our hopes for a better future.

This year, there will be a lot of exciting events lined up to celebrate SG50. The first event that we attended was the SG50 Family Picnic at the Istana last Saturday. This event was organized by Families for Life. Formerly known as the National Family Council, Families for Life (FFL) is a non-profit organization focused on building strong families.

In order to help Singaporeans make time for their families, FFL has revamped its annual Families for Life Celebrations from a month-long to a year-long program which includes regular picnics held at heartland parks. In fact, the picnics already started in Oct last year. Families can also take part in sand sculpting, popiah wrapping, kite flying and outdoor movie screenings together.

Back to the SG50 Family Picnic @ The Istana – for the first time, the Istana opened its gate for families to come together for a picnic. More than 2,000 Singaporeans spent their first weekend of 2015 enjoying a picnic at the beautiful Istana (are you there too?). I was completely amazed by the huge crowd!

Edison is a big fan of picnic. I love picnic too, but I don’t like to risk getting attacked by red ants on the grass, or having a ball smacked on my head. But this time, the venue was at the Istana, so for sure – it’s super safe. I was praying for good weather and thankfully, the weather was lovely!

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SG50 picnic bag

Families who have pre-registered for the event were entitled to a Families for Life – SG50 picnic bag with some useful items such as picnic mat, first aid kit, rain coats and umbrella, just to name a few.

Food baskets with light snacks are sold at $10 each. All sale proceeds will go to the President’s Charity. We were too lazy to pack our picnic food, so we bought the food basket at the event for convenience.

Upon arrival at the huge Japanese Garden inside the Istana, the boy was jumping with joy when he saw the bouncy castles and play equipments set-up all over the lawn. It was the size of 5 indoor playgrounds combined, as he said. The next minute, he disappeared from my sight.

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“Yay! I play with my girlfriend!”

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Then, I found myself a shady spot under the tree to lay my picnic mat, relax and soak in the sunlight. The Hubby was busy playing his paparazzi role to take pictures of the President.

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Best place for picnic in Singapore

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It was a fun-filled evening with plenty of activities for families that include terrarium making and performances from local bands. President Tony Tan also joined the families in the terrarium making.

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We had great fun at the event, and certainly look forward to another exciting event from Families for Life.

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The beautiful Istana

Useful Info:

  1. FFL Monthly Picnic Venues and Dates: free admission, but registration is required.