National Day Singapore 2017: The HoneyKids guide to an awesome SG52 with kids

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Fireworks, parties, and special events! The flags are flying and the rehearsals are all finished: it's almost SG52, folks, and we can't wait to get the party started...

It’s never too late to start making plans for SG52 and even if you didn’t bag a seat at the official parade, there’s still SO many fun ways to celebrate all things Singapore! Make good use of that extra day off this week: we’re getting the National Day 2017 party started with the HoneyKids guide to all the things we love about this wonderful land we call home…

Best Asian dishes in Singapore: Ice kacang

The ice kacang: a colourful, cool treat kids love!

Singapore absolutely knows how to do food! We say start the celebrations by working your way through our favourite 30 local dishes, wash them down with a hot cup of kopi or teh tarik, and then stockpile the 10 Singapore comfort foods we need at hand at ALL times.

East Coast Park Where to Scoot in Singapore HoneyKids Asia photography Selina Altomonte

Check out our guide to the 52 things to in Singapore with kids, including a spot of scooting on East Coast Park. Photography: Selina Altomonte

There’s SO much to see and do on this small but mighty island, so we’ve made things a whole heap easier for you by picking out the 52 things to do in Singapore with the kids, from the obscure to the iconic.

We’ve found the spots perfect for families to catch the aerial fun from

It wouldn’t be National Day at all without fighter planes, helicopters and that giant SG flag! Don’t worry, folks, we’ve found all the places perfect for watching the aerial displays and fireworks to make sure your family evening goes with a bang.

Dress up for SG52! Image courtesy of Chubby Chubby.

You’re absolutely going to need something fabulous to wear for the celebrations: any excuse to break out the cute cheongsams and dapper Mandarin collar shirts for the kiddos! Get your red and white on, party people!

Explore Haji Lane with the kids. Photography: Tracy Tristram

With so many amazing pockets of Singapore to explore, we’re hard pushed to pick one favourite area, but the buzzy vibes of Chinatown, the great eats and bright colours of Little India, and the hipster hang-outs around Haji Lane and Kampong Glam are particularly representative of multi-cultural Singapore.

Catch a lion dance every Saturday in Singapore

Lion dances aren’t just for CNY: find out where you can find them all through the year. Photography: Emilie Art Photography

If it’s a quintessentially Singaporean day out with the small people in tow you are looking for, then our list of cultural outings with kids is a must! Checking out the Merlion from a bumboat? Yes please!

National Day menus family dining Singapore HoneyKids Asia TWG Tea

Celebrate National Day with a patriotic brew and afternoon tea by TWG Tea

With all that fun, the whole family are going to need refuelling. From casual picks to fancy feasts, we’ve found the SG52 lunches, brunches and dinners we want in on…

Round off your SG52 celebrations by reading a story by a local author

After a jam-packed day of celebrations, round up the SG52 fun with a lovely bedtime story for the kids: with a Singapore theme, of course!

Like this story? Here’s more we think you’ll enjoy:
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Island hopping around Singapore
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HoneyKids’ guide to Pulau Ubin
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