PUBLISHED July 30th, 2015 04:00 am | UPDATED May 18th, 2020 04:29 pm
National Day has a special place in every Singaporean’s heart. While plenty of people get to fulfil their wanderlust by taking vacations over the extra-long weekend, we know some of you are staying home to celebrate 50 years of independence. As a reward, we’ve sussed out the best dinners and parties in Singapore to be at on the 9th of August this year.
Party in style this National Day by scaling the heights of glamour at 1-Altitude. Being the world’s tallest al fresco bar in the world at 63 floors, party-goers can expect a 360-degree, birds-eye view of the entire NDP parade and, more importantly, the extravagant fireworks that come after it. How’s that for feeling on top of the world? Cover charge is priced at $50 nett, inclusive of one housepour and 1-Altitude’s SG50 celebratory cocktail.
1-Altitude is located at 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616. Tel: +65 6438 0410
Fun fact: did you know Singaporeans are the biggest consumers of Scotch whisky per capita? We suppose that’s why we can’t say no to such a failsafe combo of great music, splendid company, and Scotch whisky. In the spirit of SG50 and supporting local, Clarke Quay’s resident Scottish pub and restaurant are throwing a party with a spotlight on their resident homegrown band, Stereofly.
Highlander is located at Block 3B The Foundry, #01-11 Clarke Quay, River Valley Road, Singapore 179021. Tel: +65 6235 9528
Situated on the edge of the bay with a full view of the floating platform, this quintessential American diner and bar offers front row seats to this year’s glitziest celebration. Chomp on hearty burgers and knock back delicious cocktails as a medley of dazzling fireworks explode in a kaleidoscope of beauty.
OverEasy is located at #01-06 One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213. Tel: +65 6423 0701
A potent combination of style and substance, CÉ LA VI is definitely right up there when it comes to living the high life. Its prime position at the top of Marina Bay Sands ensures you won’t be missing out when it comes to catching NDP action, whilst their solid list of drinks and locally-inspired food is reason enough to head up there on Singapore’s 50th birthday.
CÉ LA VI is located at 1 Bayfront Avenue, SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, North Tower, Singapore 018971. Tel: +65 6688 7688
Soak in the sights and sounds of Singapore’s magnificent cityscape as National Day fever hits Lantern – Fullerton Bay Hotel’s luxuriant rooftop bar. Gastronomical treats will be readied for the ultimate indulgence, while you’ll definitely get an eyeful of the fireworks with that oh-so-sexy panoramic view.
Lantern is located at 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326. Tel: +65 6597 5299
Celebrate the spice of life with David Thompson’s Long Chim as the Thai restaurant commemorates Singapore’s Golden Jubilee with a special set menu ($89++ per person) of fiery Thai classics. Tipple-holics can also indulge in either a 4-cocktail flight, or a pair of SG50 Golden Jubilee cocktails at $50 nett each. Psst, all set menu diners will go into the draw to win a pair of return tickets on Thai Airways Business Class and dinner for two at the highly-lauded Nahm in Bangkok!
Long Chim is located at #02-02, Atrium 2, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018955. Tel: +65 6688 7299
The special set promotion for both the dining menu and 4-cocktail flight is running from 7 to 9 August 2015. The pair of SG50 Golden Jubilee cocktails are available for the month of August.
Avoid the traffic and head on down to The Ramada and Days Hotels’ two restaurants for a tantalising gastronomical feast. Immerse yourself in Singapore’s multi-faceted culinary heritage at the halal-certified 21 on Rajah‘s SG50 dinner buffet ($46++), where you an expect a delectable array of local faves like Sambal Sea Bass, Hokkien Mee and Butter Chicken Masala. Flavours at Zhongshan Park‘s version of the SG50 dinner buffet ($49++) goes the modern Asia route with offerings like Prawns with Yuzu Sauce and Pumpkin Panna Cotta.
Flavours At Zhongshan Park is located at the Ramada Singapore, 16 Ah Hood Rd, Singapore 329982. Call 6808 6888 for reservations. 21 on Rajah is located at The Days Hotel, 1 Jalan Rajah, Singapore 329133. Call 6808 6868 for reservations.
Know someone born in 1965? Take them out to Fairmont Singapore’s Asian Market Cafe! The buffet restaurant’s SG50 promotion includes a special $0.50++ price for all those who turn 50 this year when they’re accompanied by two full-paying guests. So spend time family and friends over a sumptuous culinary spread, with the likes of Rojak, Chilli Crab, Laksa, and Char Kway Teow making appearances on the menu.
Fairmont Singapore is located at 80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189560. Tel: +65 6339 7777
Click here to see the various terms and conditions for the promotion.
50 is the magic number at Nara Thai this August, as the Thai restaurant will be dishing out 4 of their best-sellers for the glorious price of $50. Tuck into hearty servings of Phunim Phad Pong Karee (soft shell crab with yellow curry), Yum Som O (pomelo salad), Moo Yang Jim Jaew (pork neck with tamarind dip), and Phad Pak Boong (stir-fried spinach).
Nara Thai is located at 2 Orchard Turn, #B3-21,ION Orchard, Singapore 238801. Tel: +65 6634 5787
Inspired by Singaporean cuisine, Catalunya’s National Day dining set features the Txangurro (traditional Basque crab dish) and a Jubilee cocktail (a blend of coconut and pandan) for the price of just $50. Following dinner, revellers can head to the swanky bar to catch the magnificent fireworks.
Catalunya is located at 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049327. Tel: +65 6534 0886
The SG50 dining is running till 9 August. Tickets to Catalunya’s bar can be bought by either emailing [email protected] at $38 nett, or at the door on 9 August 2015 at $50 nett.
Top Image: Fireworks spectacular as seen from 1-Altitude