Stay home, it's going to be one long party
ATTRACTIONS AND PARKS
Science Centre Singapore: Free admission.
National Orchid Garden at Botanic Gardens: Free admission.
Sentosa: Enter the island for free via the boardwalk. Free admission to the 8.40pm Wings Of Time show (Aug 7) and Sentosa Merlion (Aug 8). Free tours of Fort Siloso (Aug 9). Free cable car rides (Aug 10; usual prices: $29 per adult, $18 a child).
Jurong Bird Park: 50 per cent discount on admission.
Flower Dome and Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay: 50 per cent discount; free for Singaporeans aged 60 and above).
Open house at the National Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilisation Museum and Singapore City Gallery.
Picnics at West Coast Park, Pasir Ris Park and Sembawang Park, organised by Families for Life, National Parks Board.
FOOD AND DINING
Head to traditional breakfast joints like Ya Kun Kaya Toast, Bakery Cuisine and JuzBread for up to a 50 per cent discount on local fare. Special food items will also be launched for the celebration.
Go for a limited-time SG50 dish or set meal at Swensen's, Lewin Terrace and Hua Ting, or sip a SG50 National Cocktail at Intermezzo Bar in Orchard Hotel Singapore.
MUSIC AND FILM
Watch 7 Letters, a film of seven short stories about Singapore's heartland and its people by well-known local directors, including Eric Khoo, Royston Tan and Jack Neo.
Bandstand performances and movie screenings at the Singapore Botanic Gardens (Aug 7-8).
Sing50 mega concert, featuring iconic songs popular with Singaporeans, and also featuring Singapore idol Sezairi Sezali (right) (Aug 7).
Hop on an SG Heart Map Bus tour, which will take riders to various local spots (Aug 7 and 10).
Play local games, listen to local music and enjoy local snacks at a Sports Hub carnival (Aug 8-9).
Free entry to ActiveSG swimming pools and gyms.
Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2015 (Aug 7).
Free fitness class in gym Physical Abuse in Prinsep Street.
Two visitors with the most patriotic outfits will win prizes, including a one-year membership with the gym.
Pay weekday prices at Skyhigh trampoline park in Serangoon Gardens.
Seniors aged 50 and above get 50 per cent off admission to LilliPutt Mini Golf.
This article was first published on March 20, 2015.
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