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The best things to do in Singapore in August 2019

Paint the town red (and white) with National Day festivities, as well as the best events, exhibitions and things to do

By Time Out Singapore editors |
Singapore Night Festival
Photo: National Heritage Board

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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