Holidays are an absolute godsend, especially if it’s a long weekend. It’s such a pity that they don’t happen often enough.
Thankfully, the next long weekend is coming soon. National Day 2019 on 9 August is a Friday, so say helloooo to three days of uninterrupted rest to finally do whatever you want!
From staycations with fabulous views of the NDP fireworks to deals at your favourite restaurant, take a breather and spend your long NDP 2019 weekend at these 10 gorgeous places as Singapore turns 59 years old this 2019.
1. Mr Stork (Andaz Singapore)
Located in the heart of Singapore’s CBD, Mr Stork is Andaz Singapore‘s destination rooftop bar. It’s situated on the 39th floor, so it boasts a 360-degree view of the city — perfect for watching the National Day fireworks!
Fun fact: Mr Stork is named after the stork, a long-legged and long-necked wading bird that builds large nests on top of trees and buildings. This tropical theme is evident through the rooftop bar’s decor. It has teepee huts, lush tropical landscaping and cobbled pathways.
To build the hype leading up to National Day, entry to Mr Stork will be priced at an affordable S$25 for every Saturday from 6 July – 9 August 2019. Plus, you’ll also get one house-pour drink for free!
On National Day itself, take in the dazzling view of the Marina Bay area and party the night away with live music from Cosa Nostra, a DJ and saxophonist duo.
Looking to take your party up a notch? Get the limited VIP standing table package, which covers a maximum of 10 adults and is going for S$500++.
You’ll be guaranteed a standing table at Mr Stork, so you’ll definitely get a panoramic view of the fireworks! Plus, you’ll also get a snack platter comprising locally-inspired bar grub like Chicken Rice Risotto Balls and Salted Egg Calamari, and a choice of two bottles of house spirits, four bottles of house wines, or two bottles of Delamotte champagne.
Mr Stork: 5 Fraser Street, Level 39, Andaz Singapore, Singapore 189354 | Tel: +65 6408 1234 | Opening Hours: 5pm – 12am (Mon – Thu), 5pm – 1am (Fri), 3pm – 1am (Sat), 3pm – 12am (Sun) | Facebook | Website
2. Timbre X @ The Arts House
Knocking back a drink or two at Timbre X @ The Arts House will definitely be ten times rowdier. This popular bar is located right across the Padang, which is where NDP 2019 is happening this year!
As you groove along to live music from its resident musicians and bands (some of which include well-known local bands like 53A and Reverie), be sure to order Timbre’s famous Duck Pizza (S$22+). It comes with a generous sprinkle of thin rectangular crisps, succulent duck meat, and an addictive Peking duck sauce.
Timbre also has a wide array of tapas and finger food, such as buffalo wings, truffle fries, and baked portobello mushrooms, so you’ll be sure to have your fill.
Timbre X @ The Arts House: 1 Old Parliament Lane, #01-04, Singapore 179429 | Tel: +65 6336 3386 | Opening Hours: 6pm – 12am (Sun – Mon), 6pm – 1am (Tue – Thu), 5.30pm – 2am (Fri), 6pm – 2am (Sat) | Facebook | Website
3. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Overlooking Marina Bay, the Padang and Boat Quay, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore gives you unparalleled views of the fireworks and the National Day processions, no matter the day, time or weather.
This five-star heritage hotel was built in 1928 and was once home to Singapore’s General Post Office, and was even gazetted in December 2015 as a national monument.
Its luxurious rooms start from 377 square feet and go all the way up to 2,169 square feet, all with varying prices depending on the day and time.
The plus point is that The Fullerton Hotel Singapore has a special National Day 2019 package, which covers your accommodation, breakfast for two, and access to the hotel’s rooftop, where you’ll get free-flow beers and soft drinks, and an amazing view of the fireworks!
4. Yàn 宴
From 1 July – 31 August 2019, enjoy a scrumptious dim sum lunch at Yàn 宴, a traditional Cantonese restaurant located within the National Gallery Singapore.
This special dim sum lunch menu was created to mark Singapore’s bicentennial celebration and comprises local favourites with a unique twist.
Enjoy Steamed Xiao Long Bao with Bak Kut Teh Stock (S$5.80++ for four pieces), which combines our favourite xiao long bao with the herbal bak kut teh stock. Imagine biting into each xiao long bao and slurping up that herbal goodness… Mmm!
There are four other tantalising dishes, including Deep-fried Mutton Satay Spring Roll (S$6.80++ for three pieces) and Pan-fried Singapore Chilli Crab Meat Bun (S$9++ for three pieces).
Ever wanted to have a buffet filled with all your local hawker favourites? PARKROYAL on Pickering‘s Lime Restaurant has brought that dream to life this National Day with its hawker-themed buffet, Loco Local!
Indulge in unlimited servings of hawker classics like chilli crab, Hainanese chicken rice, fried carrot cake, and bak kut teh. Apart from that, there’ll also be atas versions of local favourites, such as Alaskan king crab char kway teow, lobster roti john, Hokkien mee with baby lobster and much more.
The buffet is only available from 5 August – 1 September 2019, from 6.30pm to 11.30pm, and costs S$68 (Sun – Thu) and S$78 (Fri & Sat) for adults.
Lime Restaurant: PARKROYAL on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289 | Tel: +65 6809 8899 | Breakfast Hours: 6.30am – 10.30am (Mon – Fri), 6.30am – 11am (Sat & Sun) | Lunch Hours: 12pm – 2.30pm (Mon – Sat), 12.30pm – 3.30pm (Sun) | Dinner Hours: 6.30pm to 10.30pm (Daily) | Bar Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Daily) | Facebook | Website
6. Pan Pacific Singapore
Pan Pacific Singapore needs no introduction. This five-star hotel is located right in the heart of Singapore, just minutes away from bustling shopping districts like Orchard Road and Suntec City. It’s well known for its amazing hospitality, gorgeous view, and luxe rooms.
This National Day, enjoy an uninterrupted view of the spectacular fireworks with Pan Pacific’s National Day Fireworks Package 2019.
Not only will you get to pick a room from the Deluxe Category and above, but you’ll also get complimentary breakfast for two adults and access to the outdoor swimming pool and 24/7 fitness centre.
7. Artemis Grill & Sky Bar
Enjoy Artemis Grill & Sky Bar‘s gorgeous view of the Marina Bay festivities, and try Artemis’ limited-edition SummerSop (S$15), a bubble tea cocktail that’s newly concocted just for NDP 2019.
SummerSop is made with Tanglin Gin, Singapore’s first-ever gin. The tapioca pearls have been infused with a slightly sweet rose elixir, giving the drink a characteristic red and white hue. Apart from that, there’s also fresh soursop, which makes the drink tropical, fruity and refreshing.
SummerSop is only available from 1 August 2019, and will be available restaurant-wide.
8. Marina Mandarin Singapore
Nestled in the heart of Orchard Road, Marina Mandarin Singapore is an internationally acclaimed hotel with close to 600 stunning rooms that are housed in a 21-storey atrium.
All its rooms offer breathtaking views of the cityscape, so you’ll definitely get to see the fireworks from the comfort of your own hotel room.
What makes Marina Mandarin Singapore so different from the rest of the luxury hotels is that each guest room has a balcony featuring a panoramic view of the cityscape.
The National Day Package boasts a guaranteed Bay View room and free Wi-Fi for up to four devices. Plus, if you’re booking a Meritus Club Marina Bay View Room, you’ll also get full access to Meritus Club’s amenities, such as access to the Meritus Club Lounge and more.
9. Jamie’s Italian Singapore
Jamie’s Italian was founded in 2008 by Jamie Oliver and his Italian mentor, chef Gennaro Contaldo. Since then, the restaurant has expanded to more than 60 restaurants worldwide and counting.
For National Day, Jamie’s Italian Singapore has crafted a special menu, inspired by our local dishes, to pay tribute to our little Red Dot’s 54th birthday.
Expect familiar flavours like chilli crab, chicken rice and tandoori, but with a fresh and unique twist.
Its Forum outlet will be dishing out Chilli Crab Pasta (S$32.95++) and Tandoori Lamb Chops (S$45.95++). Its VivoCity outlet will be serving Chicken Rice Risotto (S$34.95++) and Teh Peng (S$6.95++), which has rosemary in it for a surprising kick!
Jamie’s Italian: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-165/166/167, VivoCity, Singapore 098585 | Tel: +65 6733 5500 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 9pm (Mon – Thu), 11.30am – 10pm (Fri), 11am – 10pm (Sat), 11am – 9pm (Sun) | Facebook | Website
10. Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay
A four-star hotel, Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay is great for people who love to party till late because of its location — it’s nestled right in the middle of Clarke Quay!
Have a delicious buffet spread at The Square Restaurant, which is on the 7th floor of the hotel, and retire up to your room or the hotel’s outdoor terrace to catch a view of the breathtaking fireworks.
Its National Day Weekend Staycation package includes breakfast for two and guaranteed late check-out at 2pm. Plus, if you book a three night’s stay, you’ll get to enjoy a complimentary one-night dinner buffet for two adults and one child!