Singapore National Day doesn’t just come with a day off, a cool parade, fancy fireworks and a catchy new song. Across the island, there are endless F&B outlets and hotels offering exciting National Day promotions and special offers so that we can all celebrate in style. Here’s where to head to (wearing red and white of course), for some great tastes, a vibrant atmosphere, and to say Happy 58th Birthday to Singapore!
Lantern at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
Offering one of the best views in town, Lantern at The Fullerton Bay Hotel is hosting National Day ‘Preview Saturdays’ over the next few weeks, where you can relax and watch the fireworks rehearsals. With the Table Package ($688, for up to four pax), you bag a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne and premium spirits, a sharing platter of rojak wings with shredded cuttlefish, mackerel otah fritters, and salted egg yolk soft shell crab. (A vegan version is available, too.) On actual National Day itself, Lantern will be screening the parade live. Reserve table packages for groups of up to six, priced at $1,200. Alternatively, pay a cover charge of $118 per person which includes two glasses of champagne, wine, or house spirit, as you soak up the festivities in style.
Lantern, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, 80 Collyer Quay, 049326. fullertonhotels.com
This National Day, guests to Butcher’s Block at Raffles Hotel Singapore can enjoy a special meun put together by the venue’s super-creative and inventive staff. The multi-course experience features an exceptional spread of locally-inspired flavours: think Mantou wrapped around Kam Heong King crab and sakura ebi; Basque Country Red Mullet with lychee sambal atop; and tender Iberico Pork Ribs accompanied by black garlic purée and confit leek.
Butcher’s Block, Raffles Hotel Singapore, 1 Beach Road, 189673. butchersblock.com.sg
Parents! Book a babysitter sharpish and head to LeVeL33. This is a standing cocktail event, so you won’t get a specific table, but you will get awesome views of the party. This one-night-only knees-up includes live food stations, unlimited pours of house-brewed beers, wines and – of course – the Singapore Sling. Tuck into soy chicken wings, Westholme Wagyu Rendang and ice-cream sandwiches ($268+ per person). Pssst! They’re also hosting a preview event on 29 July.
LeVel 33, #33-01, 8 Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 018981. level33.com.sg
The Marmalade Pantry
Indulge in a delightful afternoon tea of local delights at The Marmalade Pantry. This gorgeous session offers refreshing beetroot rojak shooter, flavourful Hainanese chicken quinoa, and coconut cake with sambal prawn mayo. Sweet treats include kueh salat petite cupcake, gula melaka mousse cake, and pandan cream puff. The afternoon tea inspired by Singapore’s rich culinary heritage takes place at multiple locations, including Ion Orchard and Anchorpoint, from 1 August to 31 October (starting from $64++ for two).
CÉ LA VI Singapore
Head to the ultimate rooftop party in celebration of Singapore’s 58th Birthday on Wednesday, 9 August 2023, from 4pm – 10pm. Enjoy shareable platters such as the Classic BBQ Platter ($150++) or the Surf & Turf Platter ($200 ++), or indulge in the live food stations including Satays, Tutu Kuehs and Muah Chee. Expect an electric atmosphere ignited by rhythmic beats from resident live DJs and fun, kid-friendly temporary tattoos. while you anticipate the magnificent firework displays later in the evening. The magnificent firework displays later in the evening will complete night with a bang!
If you’re big on burgers, spend the National Day celebrations at 25 Degrees where they’re paying homage to the island’s most beloved dishes by transforming them into a burger and milkshake duo. The 25 Degrees National Day Soft Shell Chilli Crab Burger ($20) is a soft-shell crab coated in spicy chili crab sauce, served with a fried or steamed mantou bun. Pair with a nostalgic Kaya Toast Milkshake ($18), a creamy blend of kaya jam topped with kaya bread. Available until the end of August 2023.
Hotel G Singapore, 200 Middle Road, 188980. randblab.com
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
Throughout August you’ll find fabulous nibbles at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. Their special National Day Afternoon Tea (SGD 56++) offers elevated local treats such as the Chili Crab Tartlet, Charred Carrot Cake, Beef Satay and Pandan Scone. Pair with premium teas or sparkling wine to make it a proper party.
The Kempinski Hotel, 15 Stamford Rd, 178906. kempinski.com
The Westin Singapore
Find National Day Specials at Seasonal Tastes, the signature restuaramt at this lovely CBD hotel that’s ideally located and comes with an elegant vibe. On 9 August they’re hosting a seafood buffet dinner from 6pm – 10pm with prices starting from SGD 108++. Those born in 1965 can take their pick from two special offers: either dine on the day for SGD 58++ only or get 58% off their next Seasonal Taste dinner.
Email SeasonalTastes.Singapore@westin.com for bookings
Artemis Grill is putting on a spread to remember for Singapore’s birthday. The three-course menu ($98++ per person) includes the likes of burrata with black figs and prosciutto di parma, hamachi crudo and Fremantle octopus, black cod with bouillabaisse and Moroccan lamb chops with cauliflower saffron pilaf rice. Still got room? Get a sticky date cake, chocolate and coconut rice pudding, or apricot tart down you!
Artemis Grill, Level 40, 138 Market Street, 048946. artemisgrill.com.sg