National Day Singapore 2018: The HoneyKids ultimate guide to SG53 with kids!

Fireworks, parties, and special events! The flags are flying and the rehearsals are in full swing: it's almost SG53, folks, and we can't wait to get the party started...

It’s never too late to start making plans for SG53 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 party started for National Day 2018 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. Don’t forgot to stockpile your durian for dessert!

Find out why 9 August is so important in our quick guide to Singapore’s history

While you’re chowing down on your nasi lemak, why not also learn (or re-learn) just why we celebrate the 9 August as Singapore’s birthday? It’s all in our condensed history of Singapore!

Guide to SG53

SG53 rehearsals wrap up on 4 August.

There’s still one more chance to gather the family together and catch the last SG53 rehearsals, including the fireworks, on 4 August. Crowds are sure to be less than the ones on National Day itself.

Guide to SG53

Nasi Lemak and Pulut Hitam in a cup? Only for SG53! Photography: Cold Stone Creamery

Now you’re really getting in the SG53 mood, why not fill your home with some fun National day treats? A curry puff cushion, some merlion earrings and a nasi lemak ice cream, anyone?

Guide to SG53

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 53 things to do in Singapore with the kids, from the obscure to the iconic.

Guide to SG53

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.


Red and white threads galore! Photography: Little Qipao

And whether you’re watching those fireworks live, are throwing a National Day party at home, or just want to get in on the SG53 feels, you’re going to need a red and white wardrobe for the whole gang.

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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.

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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!

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Feasts galore with a local twist for SG53. Photography: Plate

With all that fun, the whole family are going to need refuelling. From casual picks to fancy feasts, we’ve found the SG53 lunches, brunches and dinners we want in on…

Round off your SG53 celebrations by reading a story by a local author

After a jam-packed day of celebrations, round up the SG53 fun with a lovely bedtime story for the kids: with a Singapore theme, of course!

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