August is all about putting on your pride face and donning those red and white colours as August 9 marks the National Day – the day Singapore gained independence from Malaysia. To sweeten the jubilant atmosphere, the month welcomes another long holiday. While National Day falls on a Friday, the Islamic holiday of Hari Raya Haji (or Eid al-Adha) falls on August 11, making the next day – a Monday – a glorious public holiday.
With the return of the artsy Singapore Night Festival, the outdoorsy Films at the Fort and the tasty Sentosa GrillFest, as well as must-see performances by boyband heroes Westlife, dream-pop trio LANY and funnyman Trevor Noah, there's no reason to stay home this August.
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