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NDP 2022: Huge National Day Celebrations at Marina Bay & Return of NDP Fireworks!

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The National Day Parade (NDP) on 9 August 2022 will be open to the public this year as Singapore celebrates its 57th year since independence! Here’s what we know so far about NDP 2022 and National Day fireworks

National Day 2022 is gonna be big! Almost every seat at the Marina Bay floating platform is expected to be completely filled on 9 August 2022. NDP 2022 is set to be massive compared to the previous two years during the pandemic – this year, we are expecting the venue’s capacity to max out at 25,000 to 26,000 pax! National Education shows for Primary 5 pupils will return, as well as two ticketed previews. Themed “Stronger Together, Majulah!”, NDP 2022 coincides with the 55th anniversary of national service, which will be referenced throughout the parade and show.

              Read more: Where to Watch Fireworks for Free in SG!

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NDP Ticket Balloting 2022

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Image Credit: NDPeeps

(Update: Applications now closed)
Ticket applications for this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) and two preview shows can be made from Monday 6 June, 12pm on the official NDP website. Singapore citizens and PRs can apply for two, four or six tickets to attend either the National Day parade on 9 August 2022 or one of two previews scheduled for July 23 and July 30. Tickets will be allocated via an electronic balloting system and not on a first-come-first-served basis. If you were successful you’ll be notified by email between 27 June and 1 July 2022.


National Day Parade (NDP) 2022 & NDP Fireworks at The Float @ Marina Bay

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Image Credit: NDP.gov.sg

The National Day Parade is back! After having to postpone the parade last year due to the pandemic, the National Day Parade returns this year on 9 August 2022 at the Floating Platform. Hosted by Joakim Gomez, Sonia Chew, Siti Khalijah and Rishi Budhrani, this year’s National Day Parade will embody the theme ‘Stronger Together, Majulah!’. In two parts, the National Day Parade 2022 will also pay tribute to our National Serviceman as the Singapore National Service will also celebrate its 55th anniversary this year.

The National Day Parade 2022 will also see the return of many favourite moments, from the flag fly-by to the Red Lions to the NDP fireworks! If you’d rather not brave the crowds, tune in to any of the Mediacorp channels (Channel 5, Okto, Suria, Channel 8, Vasantham Central and Channel News Asia) from 5:45pm to watch the celebrations up close, without having to jostle for space. During the fireworks finale, simultaneous firework displays will be set off in the heartland areas. If you’d like to watch the NDP fireworks in town, we’ve got a great list of places you can catch it all for free!

When: 9 August 2022
Where: The Floating Platform, 20 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039805. Click here for more information


NDP & Heartlands: Activities for National Day Parade (NDP) 2022

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National Day is also coming to the heartlands with exhibitions, family-centric activities such as carnivals and more in various. Part of [email protected]eartlands also entails an awesome static display of platforms presented by the SAF and the Home Team including displays of military and police vehicles, such as the Leopard 2SG main battle tank, the rigid hull inflatable boat and the RBS 70 ground-based air defence system. The Red Lions will also conduct freefall jumps at two heartland areas. Here are all the details you need to know.

NDP Fireworks @ Heartlands

The NDP fireworks in the Singapore heartlands are free to the public, and there will be dazzling fireworks displays at these five heartlands locations:

  • NDP fireworks in Central Singapore: Open Field beside Ang Mo Kio Library
  • NDP fireworks in North East: Former Tampines Junior College
  • NDP fireworks in North West: Woodlands Stadium
  • NDP fireworks in South West: Jurong West Stadium
  • NDP fireworks in South East: Bedok Stadium

When: 9 August 2022
Time: 8:15pm – 8:25pm

                     Read more: Catch all the NDP fireworks action for free!


NDP Carnivals @ Heartlands

There will be five carnival locations across the island. These are ticketed events, and all Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for tickets. The NDP carnivals will take place at the following spots:

Celebration in the Park (Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Ficus Green)
In addition to live performances by the SPOP WAVE! finalists and Liu Ling Ling, you can also try your hand at activities such as bubble football, archery tag, light saver and square stepping. There will be interactive exhibits and games by the Singapore Discovery Centre and National Heritage Board as well as SG Family. Apply for tickets here.
When: 6 August 2022
Time: 4pm – 9pm

ONE Heart @ North East (Punggol Open Field beside Waterway Point)
Expect local singers such as Bao Bei Jie Mei, Hady Mirzam, Sunny Jackson and more at the One Heart Concert, with a special performance by Taufik Batisah. Additionally, there will be a dedicated food street, carnival games, Augmented Reality booths, roving performers, interactive exhibits by the National Heritage Board, the Singapore Discovery Centre and more, as well as a static display of SAF and Home Team vehicles. Apply for tickets here.
When: 6 August 2022
Time: 4pm – 9pm

Family Bliss @ North West (Open Space next to Sembawang MRT Station)
Try your hand at carnival games and rides, sample local delights at the various food stalls and sign up for the Family Bliss Race. Not only will you see interactive exhibits by the National Heritage Board, the Singapore Discovery Centre and more, but there will also be a static display of SAF and Home Team vehicles and live performances from Taufik Batisah and SPOP singers (Gao Meigui, Ridhwan Azman and Sherly Devonne Ng). Apply for tickets here.
When:
6 August 2022
Time: 4pm – 9pm

Celebrate with Our Stars @ South West (Open Field next to Buona Vista MRT Station)
Watch live performances by Liu Ling Ling and the SPOP crew, have fun on carnival rides and games and sign up for a DIY Cartesian Diver and Nagomi Art workshop. Other NDP highlights include an August meet-and-greet, SAF and Home Team vehicles on static display and loads of other activities. Apply for tickets here.
When:
6 August 2022
Time: 4pm – 9pm

Celebrating Togetherness @ South East (Wisma Geylang Serai)
Enjoy live performances by local artists such as Rahimah Rahim, check out gorgeous art installations and participate in hands-on workshops, try the various carnival rides and inflatables or play bubble football and archery tag. Don’t miss out on the SAF and Home Team vehicles on static display and plus other interactive exhibits. Apply for tickets here.
When:
7 August 2022
Time: 4pm – 9pm


Red Lions @ Heartlands

The Red Lions’ freefall jumps will take place in Bishan and Ghim Moh on 7 August 2022. Head on down to cheer the Red Lions on and stand to win exclusive NDP memorabilia. Here’s what you can expect at both locations:

1. Bishan – Open field next to Bishan MRT Station
The NDP festivities will begin at 8:40 am, and the Red Lions will commence their jump at 9am.

2. Ghim Moh – Open field opposite Ghim Moh Market
The NDP festivities begin at 9:10am, and the Red Lions will commence their jump at 9:30am


NDP @ Heartland Aerial Activities

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Image Credit: NDPeeps

Two Chinook helicopters will fly the flag across two separate routes for the Fly the Flag event, while six F-16/Ds will fly through the heartlands for the Fighter Island Flypast, so you can watch them fly by from your home if you’re lucky. Click here for detailed information on both routes.

When: 9 August 2022
Time: 5:25pm – 6:15pm (Fly Our Flag) & 5:50pm – 6:15pm (Fighter Island Flypast)


Other 2022 NPD Activities & Events

GameOn Nila NDP 2022: Win NDP 2022 show tickets!

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In celebration of National Day Singapore 2022, GameOn Nila is back with a special National Day 2022 edition. With new trails to hike and attractive prizes to be won, don’t miss out on this opportunity to get active and have fun. Try out the special NDP 2022 Adventure trail and don’t forget to scan the QR codes along the way to stand a chance to win attractive prizes which include a pair of NDP 2022 preview show tickets.

When: 1 July – 31 August 2022
Where: Multiple locations. Click here for more info


Heritage Hunter: The Way Home with National Heritage Board: Win NDP 2022 show tickets!

Hunter Hakim and August the Merlion need your help to get back in time for the National Day Parade 2022. Trek through a series of online pages that go through Singapore’s history and look for clues to help you reach the final landing page. Participate in a different hunt over the three-week event period to stand a chance to win the grand prize, a pair of NDP 2022 show tickets. Weekly prizes will also be given out to five lucky winners every week and the prizes include a pair of NDP 2022 preview show tickets.

When: 5 – 24 July 2022
Where: Online. Click here for more info


National Day Light Up!

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Image credit: National Museum Singapore

Light up the night as Various arts and cultural landmarks in Bras Basah are illuminated in celebration of National Day 2022. Watch as the facades of the National Museum building, the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, the Central Fire Station, The Cathay, the National Design Centre and the Stamford Arts Centre are brought to life with colours and animations that remain true to our National Day theme: ‘Stronger Together, Majulah!’

When: 1 – 27 August 2022, 7:30pm – 12am * The National Museum of Singapore light-up will take place from now till 10 August 2022
Where: multiple locations


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Westies, let’s celebrate National Day 2022 together at Hong Kah North Community Club! Filled with carnival rides and game stalls, this is a perfect fun day out for kids. Sing along to the multi-racial songs whilst munching on snacks from the snack carts or watch the school performance and participate in the interactive art booth and lucky draw. There is so much to explore so be sure to register for the event now.

When: 30 July 2022
Where: Hong Kah North Community Club, 30 Bukit Batok Street 31, Singapore 659440. Click here for more info.


Rediscover Singapore 57 with Singapore Discovery Centre

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Image Credit: Singapore Discovery Centre

Singapore Discovery Centre presents the ‘Rediscover Singapore 57’ mass run walk. This inclusive mass walk will cover various historical landmarks around the island and aims to bring awareness to an inclusive future. The event also includes a visit to the Singapore Discovery Centre’s permanent exhibits gallery and a self-guided sensorial eco-tour.

When: 7 August 2022
Where: Multiple locations. Click here to sign up.


Nanyang 57th National Day Carnival 2022 & Mini Fireworks

Celebrate this National Day 2022 with carnival rides, game booths, stage performances and more! The Nanyang 57th National Day Carnival 2022 has tons of fun activities and performances for everyone to enjoy, even mini fireworks and a lucky draw. Stand a chance to win up to $1000 worth of prizes including a one-night staycation with a voucher for breakfast. Tickets cost $2 each and are only available to Singaporeans and PRs living in Nanyang.

When: 7 August 2022
Where: Hard Court next to Blk 953 Jurong West St 91. Click here for more info.


Temasek Foundation SSO National Day Concert 2022

Featuring songs from home, the Temasek Foundation SSO National Day Concert 2022 is a celebration of Singaporean musicians and compositions. With a special first time collaboration between SSO, the Singapore Symphony Chorus, members of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra and the Lorong Boys, the audience will be in for a treat. Tickets: $48, $38, $28, $15. If you can’t make it down to the concert, don’t worry! The concert will be streamed live on SSOLOUNGE and the SSO YouTube Channel.

When: 13 August 2022, 7:30pm
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981. Click here for more info


National Day Fiesta 2022 at OCBC Square

Take a trip down memory lane and play with life-size old-school carnival games such as five stones and the country flag eraser challenge or profess your love for the red dot with the #LoveSG22 contest and stand a chance to win an Apple Airpods Pro. After you’ve had your shot at the fun activities and games, sit back, relax and watch the live stream of the National Day Parade. Don’t forget to redeem your FREE goodie bags and local snacks!

When: 9 August 2022
Where: OCBC Square, 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397628. Click here for more info.


Concert in the Park at Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Image Credit: Nparks (image taken pre-COVID)

This National Day, celebrate our nation’s 57th birthday with a concert in the park, performed by FIVERA, the first and only pop-opera Thai group! Sit amongst the greenery and enjoy an evening of music and celebration. Organised by VIVA Foundation for Children with Cancer, this concert will support children who have battled or are currently fighting cancer. Show your support by making a donation to help better the lives of cancer patients and survivors.

When: 7 August 2022
Where: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569. Click here for more info.


NDP Celebrations @ Marina Barrage

Catch the National Day Parade 2022 live at Marina Barrage! Streaming live on the Green Roof of Marina Barrage, bring your little ones down to catch the parade at an iconic location. Filled with activities like the ‘Eco Jalan’, a sustainable adventure trail and the ‘Green Bazaar’, a sustainable lifestyle marketplace, celebrate this National Day in a sustainable way. Kids can also get the chance to participate in up-cycling workshops where they will learn how to turn unwanted items that can be found around the house into useful items that they can use everyday. Admission is free but be sure to sign up now as the Green Roof will be closed when it reaches its maximum capacity.

When: 9 August 2022
Where: Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951. Click here for more info.


National Day 2022 Celebrations at Our Tampines Hub

Easties, this one is for you! Celebrate National Day 2022 at Our Tampines Hub with activities like the F1 simulator, eco-friendly art competitions, tactical games, dance marathons and more. Don’t forget to catch the ‘Sing Again the Songs of Singapore’ Concert, which will be hosted by celebrity artist Najip Ali plus performances by Dick Lee, Dawn Wong, Shabir, Miss Lou and Izat Ibrahim. Yung Raja fans should catch ‘The More We Get Together’ concert, which will also feature performances by Moliano In Rock, The Fast Colors and The Freshman. The National Day Parade on 9 August 2022 will be broadcasted live from 5:30pm.

When: 69 August 2022
Where: Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523. Click here for more info.


We can’t wait to celebrate what it means to be a Singaporean in true red-and-white fashion (if you’re not Singaporean, simply celebrate all the reasons you love our Little Red Dot)! In the meantime, let’s look back at some of our favourite NDP fireworks and National Day celebrations from previous years!

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Lead image by NDPeeps Facebook, NDP Funpack, Red Lions, women cheering, evening show and fireworks images all sourced via NDPeeps; National Day craft image sourced via National Museum Singapore

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