5 Fun Things to Do During NS50 Week! 5 Fun Things to Do During NS50 Week!

01 Aug 2017

5 Fun Things to Do During NS50 Week!


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

5 Fun Things to Do During NS50 Week!

5 Fun Things to Do During NS50 Week!

5 Fun Things to Do During NS50 Week!

5 Fun Things to Do During NS50 Week!

5 Fun Things to Do During NS50 Week!

5 Fun Things to Do During NS50 Week!

5 Fun Things to Do During NS50 Week!

5 Fun Things to Do During NS50 Week!

5 Fun Things to Do During NS50 Week!


Have fun with your family at various GetActive! events!

Let’s play and get active! Lead your little ones through an NS-inspired kids obstacle course for some family fun at the Get Active and Celebrate NS50 Sports Festival located at Toa Payoh HDB Hub Atrium.

You can also pick up some self-defence techniques and martial arts such as Aikido, Silat, and Taekwando at our free tryouts, experience multi-planar innovative exercise programmes, or ride the Watt Bike and pick up pedalling techniques and bike-fitting tips.

Date: 5 & 6 August
Time: 9am to 9pm
Venue: Toa Payoh HDB Hub Atrium
Event Website: www.getactive.sg/NS50


Become #Fitspo with free entry to all ActiveSG Gyms & Pools!

Wish to train for IPPT or simply love to stay fit? Head down to any ActiveSG gym* with your family and friends and start training to become #Fitspo! Build muscles with the free weights or strength training machines, or hit the treadmill and achieve your personal best!

You can also improve your stamina at any ActiveSG pool* with timed laps or simply enjoy a relaxing swim as a form of low-impact cardio. Some ActiveSG pools even come equipped with giant water slides and water playgrounds so you can splash and ride the day away!

Date: 5 & 6 August
Time: Respective ActiveSG Gym & Pool Operating Hours
Venue: All ActiveSG Gyms & Pools
Event Website: getactive.sg/NS50

*Terms and conditions:
1. Valid from 5 -6 Aug 2017
2. Present your SAF/SPF/SCDF 11b or HomeTeamNS or SAFRA card to enjoy this privilege. Holders of the above-mentioned cards are allowed to bring along family and friends.
3. All visitors must abide by the rules and regulations of ActiveSG Gyms and Swimming Pools.

(For a list of all ActiveSG Gyms & Swimming Complexes as well as opening hours, please visit:


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