National Service turns 50 this year, and we’re celebrating how our dedicated servicemen and women have made Singapore safe and secure in a big way! Here’s a list of arts, heritage and sport activities you can look forward to during NS50 week (1 to 10 August)!
Explore a former military barracks turned contemporary arts cluster
Uncover the Gilman Barracks’ rich heritage and history with a guided History & Heritage Tour that traces its evolution from a colonial military barracks to a contemporary arts cluster.
If you are an art buff, the guided Art & History Tour will let you appreciate contemporary art by established and emerging local and international artists.
After the tour, visit the many restaurants and cafes and indulge in gastronomical delights, ranging from gourmet seafood and fresh BBQ off the grill, to fusion pastas and pizzas. You can even top things off with an invigorating cup of coffee or a refreshing sorbet-based cocktail. Don’t forget to snap stunning #OOTDs against a backdrop of lush greenery and beautiful colonial architecture.
Date: 5 August 2017 (but occurs 1 Saturday a Month)
Time: 5.00pm to 6.00pm
Venue: Gillman Barracks, Blk 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
Event Website: www.eventbrite.sg/o/fom-gillman-barracks-outreach-5691212557
Watch Army Daze for free!
Missing your Army days? Head on down to SAFRA Punggol and watch this well-loved film with your family and friends and enjoy a laugh over the experiences of recruits Malcom, Johari, Krishna, Ah Beng and Kenny!
A local comedy based on the best-selling coming-of-age novel by Michael Chiang, Army Daze depicts the trials and tribulations of five teenagers from different economic and cultural backgrounds as they navigate their way through National Service.
Catch this well-loved film, organised by SAFRA and Singapore Writers Festival, for free and reminisce over shared memories of Pulau Tekong or get a glimpse of what it means to be a soldier.
Date: 9 August 2017
Timing: Visit the Facebook Page below for latest update
Venue: SAFRA Punggol
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1937821036458432/
Sing along to familiar tunes with our award-winning Police Quintet
Get serenaded by our Singapore Police Force officers at the Esplanade Concourse this weekend! See a different side of our police officers as you sing along to their renditions of National Day songs and popular chart toppers!
Date: 5 & 6 August
Time: 5.30pm, 6.30pm & 7.30 pm on 5 August; 4.30pm & 5.30pm on 6 August
Venue: Esplanade Concourse
Event Website: https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/red-dot-august/2017/police-quintet?FestivalNames=2017&Start=20170725