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HIGHLIGHTS Event’s Details: Singapore Chinese Orchestra National Day Concert – Event’s Description: With some 2,000 performers from more than 40 participating organisations from the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, schools and community clubs, as well as a 500-member combined choir, this 60-minute concert will kick off the month-long series of Celebrate Singapore events. Under the direction of conductors Tsung Yeh, Quek Ling Kiong, Major Tay Soon Huat and Low Cher Yong, the concert will feature the themes of harmony, progression, expression, precision and synergy, in a celebration of the nation‟s 39th birthday.

Our People, Our Music

Dates: 30 July Time: 8pm Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium Ticket price: $18, $28, $48, $200 Key contact: Singapore Chinese Orchestra Mr Terence Ho, Tel: 65574013 Ms Chin Woon Ying, Tel: 65574037 Email: sco@sco.com.sg Singapore Fireworks Festival 2004 Dates: Fireworks Display: 1, 8 & 15 Aug Concerts at Marina Bay: 31, 8, 9 & 14 Aug Carnival: 31 July - 15 Aug Venue: Marina Bay Ticket price: Free Admission Key contact: Unusual Productions Tel: 6841 4555 Mr Kevin Khor: kevinkhor@unusual.com.sg Ms Valerie Fong valerie@unusual.com.sg Website: www.sff2004.com Jump on Singapore Dates: Main Event 21 Aug, Pre event 20 Aug to 22 Aug Time: 8am to 8pm Venue: Marina South Ticket price: Adults S$10, Children and students S$8, VIP tickets S$50 Key contact: Fulford Public Relations Ms Karen Kwek Tel: 6324 4721 Website: www.jumponsingapore.com

For the first time, an international fireworks festival is being held in Singapore. The festival will be held over 3 weekends (1, 8 and 15 Aug). On each of these Sundays, a team from Hong Kong, Singapore and the USA will be providing a spectacular fireworks display, lasting 12-16 minutes. Complementing the fireworks festival will be a 16-day carnival, which will also feature outdoor concerts. This event is expected to draw close to 200,000 spectators each week, including tourists from neighbouring countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Brunei, Taiwan and China.

“Jump on Singapore” is the first skydiving festival to debut in Singapore. A significant milestone event, this is the first sporting event of its kind here and will feature a wide range of adrenaline-pumping activities and stunts performed by professional skydivers and fun jumpers. Action-sports enthusiasts will also have the chance to participate in exhilarating tandem jumps. This magical experience will allow interested individuals to experience the accelerating leap from an aircraft flying 4km above Singapore. “Jump on Singapore” is a great chance to „fly in the skies‟ and enjoy a magnificent bird‟s eye view of Singapore. The public will also be treated to exciting live camera footage shown on the ground, providing spectators with an exclusive chance to enjoy the action through the eyes of a professional skydiver while he takes the plunge. Packed with action and fun, “Jump on Singapore” will certainly be an entertaining event for all.

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THEMED EVENTS Event’s Details: 39 for 39 T-shirt Designs – in celebration of Singapore’s 39th Birthday Dates: 30 July - 31 Aug (Designer‟s retail), 30 July - 9 Aug (Exhibitioncum-retail at Raffles City) Time: 10am to 10pm Venue: Raffles City Shopping Centre, Garden Court Ticket Price: Free Admission Key contact: Raffles City Shopping Centre & Textile and Fashion Federation (Singapore) Ms Priscilla Phee Tel: 6735 8390 Email: priscillaphee@taff.org.sg Streets Alive! @ Orchard Road In Celebration of Singapore’s 39th National Day Dates: 1-31 Aug Time: 10am – 10pm Venue: Orchard Road Pedestrian Walkway (Pathway in front of Ngee Ann City) Ticket price: Free Admission Key contact: National Heritage Board Ms Elizabeth Njo (Assistant Manager, Psychological Defence), Tel: 6332 4495 Email: Elizabeth_njo@nhb.gov.sg or Ms Frances Koh Tel: 6284 7372 Email: Frances.koh@qsadvertising.com.sg Singapore Street Opera Festival Dates: 13 - 15 Aug Time: 1pm – 11pm Venue: Singapore River (near Riverside Point) Ticket Price: S$15 Key contact: De Dynasty Arts Pte Ltd & Arts Inc Mrs Sng Poh Yoke Tel: 6293 3889 Chinese Street Opera grew by the side of the Singapore River as a major form of entertainment for the Chinese who lived and worked by the river. The inaugural Singapore Street Opera Festival brings back this colourful tradition to the Singapore River. The three-day event, which will have performances, a fair and an exhibition built around the theme of “Lifestyle 1965”, will feature four opera-types; the three main ones being intrinsic to Singapore: Hokkien Opera (xiangju), Cantonese Opera (yueju) and Teochew Opera (chaoju), as well as Jin Opera from China‟s Shanxi province. Six performances are planned over three days. Day performances are Event’s Description: Singapore Designers come together to design 39 limited edition T-shirts in celebration of Singapore‟s 39th Birthday. Presented by Raffles City Shopping Centre, the project is organized by the Textile and Fashion Federation (Singapore). Singapore Designers will unleash their creativity, designing unique T-shirts through the use of the patriotic colours of red and white to express their own personal vision of Singapore‟s 39th birthday. An exhibition of the 39 T-shirt designs will be held at Raffles City Shopping Centre in August. Consumers will also be able to purchase these exclusive T-shirts at the exhibition.

39 for 39 T-shirt Designs feature works from By Ice, d.po, Individual
Expression - IE, iS, Flesh Imp, NewUrbanMale, Star Diva, Pom Pom, Melange, Paperdoll, Angelynn Tan and many more.

Take to the streets at Orchard Road in August this year! A month-long celebration to enliven the streets with cultural performances and activities for one and all. Besides a bazaar offering a wide array of merchandise, this year‟s highlight is a street exhibition showcasing Singapore‟s development and progress over the years. Members of the public can also take part in an initiative to create a huge National Flag using sequin patches.

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Email: pohyoke@dedynasty.com / davidliow@dedynasty.com Event website: www.dedynasty.com

designed to educate students and tourists about street opera. Night performances will showcase the glitz and glory of Chinese opera. The opening performance features, for the first time, key traditional auspicious ritual operas done in mime. The exhibition and fair will demonstrate how street opera structured a very special lifestyle for opera performers and their families and created a tradition that many Chinese hold dear today.

National Day Specials at the Zoo – Singapura Cat Date of Event: 31 July-31 Aug Time: 8.30am - 6pm Ticket price: Free Admission Venue: Singapore Zoo @ entrance

In celebration of Singapore‟s 39th National Day, a “uniquely Singapore” feline exhibit – the Singapura Cat will be on display at the Singapore Zoo from August 1, 2004 to August 31, 2004. The Singapura Cat is also known as the Kucinta, "drain cat" or longkang cat. A smaller than average, short, sepir-coloured haired cat with noticeably large round eyes and big triangular ears, the Singapura Cat used to be found along the Singapore River previously. Get up close and learn more about the Singapura Cat this National Day. Special promotion: Wear red and say "Celebrate Singapore" to enjoy buy 1 get 1 free entry to the Singapura Cat exhibit. Entry is S$2 per person.


Key contact: Citigate Dewe Rogerson, i.MAGE Pte Ltd Ms Serina Tan Tel: 6530 7155 Email: serina.tan@citigatedrimage.com

Singapore Sweet Heritage Chocolate Sculpting Competition and The Kaya Toast Tower Date of Event: 30 July-1 Aug Time: 11am – 9pm Ticket price: $2 for adults, Free Admission for children below 12 years old Venue: July 30-Aug 1 Suntec Singapore Hall 401@Food Fiesta, Aug 2-9, Suntec Singapore Level 2 Hallway Key contact: Suntec Integrated Media Ms Jeniffer Sy Tel: 6825 2256, Jeniffer.Sy@SuntecIntegratedMedia.c om Event website: www.foodfiestafair.com Celebrate National Day At The Races! Dates: 30 July - 15 Aug

Singapore’s Sweet Heritage Food Fiesta will showcase a unique representation of the Singapore Heritage, through the delicious chocolate sculptures depicting Singapore architectural icon and culture, carved by some invited pastry chefs. The chocolate art pieces will be first unveiled “live” to the public during Food Fiesta. Truly a sumptuous way to learn more about Singapore history! The Kaya Toast Tower Food Fiesta 2004 will bring an all time Singapore breakfast delight, Kaya Toast, to a “new height”! To team-up with Ya Kun, which has been serving kaya since 1944, a new world-record will be set, as the first and tallest Kaya Toast Tower in Singapore will be built.

In celebration of National Day, all race-goers who are attired in either a red top or bottom will be entitled to a 50% discount when they purchase the $20 @Hibiscus admission ticket.

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Venue: @Hibiscus (Level 3 of Grandstand), Singapore Turf Club Ticket price: 50% discount off @Hibiscus Admission Ticket (UP S$20) Time: Friday 1st race commences at 6.30pm Saturday 1st race commences at 2pm Sunday & Monday 1st race commences at 1.30pm Key contact: Singapore Turf Club Tel: 6879-1719 / 6879-1713 Email: marketing@turfclub.com.sg Event website: www.turfclub.com.sg

Located at Level 3 of the Singapore Racecourse Grandstand, @Hibiscus provides an alternative recreation venue that‟s as stylish as it is exciting. Enjoy a commanding view of the racetrack and feel the heady rush of adrenaline as pounding hooves and the sheer power of the racing breeds yield thrilling results. The elegant @Hibiscus also offers you a full-service bar as well as private betting counters.

NATIONAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS Event’s Details: Event’s Description: Come celebrate the Nation's birthday with art- and heritage-linked events in the lovely surrounds of the Istana gardens. Attractive prizes to be won at the Children's On-the-Spot art competition. The Asian Civilisations Museum and the Singapore Philatelic Museum will also be bringing in fun craft workshops and games to The Istana. For more information, please visit the following website www.nhb.gov.sg/SAM.

Singapore Art Museum
Istana Art Event Date: 1 Aug Time: 7am – 5pm Ticket price: Free entry for Singaporeans and Singapore PRs. S$1 for foreigners and other nationalities. Activities are free. Venue: The Istana Key contact: Ms Sarah Wu Tel: 6332 7971 Email: Sarah_Wu@nhb.gov.sg

Singapore Art Museum
Park Full Date: 1 - 15 Aug Time: 10am – 7pm; 6pm – 9pm (Fridays) Ticket price: Free admission. Venue: Galleries 5, 6, 7 and 8, Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555 Key contact: Singapore Art Museum Front desk Come to a „park‟ in the galleries, a park like no others that will be created by artist, Khairuddin Hori, who has worked in both theatre and visual arts. Be surprised by the park. Walk, talk, read a book, hum a song in the park during the day, an oasis from the heat and hustle and bustle of the city. Chill out in the day and by evening, the park becomes the setting for performances and events. Fill the park full! Be inspired and respond to the park in your own special way. Make a flower, write a

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Tel: 6332 3222

story, draw a vision and decorate the park. Have your chance to contribute to this unique park in the galleries. Some materials will be provided so you can create spontaneously or you can even bring in your own artistic contribution. For more information, please visit the following website www.nhb.gov.sg/SAM.

Singapore Philatelic Museum
Singapore National Stamp Exhibition 04 (SINGPEX 04) Date: 7 - 9 Aug Time: 9am - 7pm Ticket price: Free admission Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum 23-B Coleman Street Singapore 179807 Key contact: Singapore Philatelic Museum Front Desk Tel: 6337 8958 Website: www.spm.org.sg

SINGPEX 04, the national stamp competition cum exhibition, is an annual stamp event enjoyed by stamp collectors and the public. Winning philatelic collections competing in the adult, youth and school group categories will be on display, and a wide selection of philatelic items by stamp dealers will be available for sale at the stamp fair. This exhibition builds up to an international event, the World Stamp Championship 04, which will be held from 28 August 04 till 1 September 04, at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre. President S R Nathan is the patron for the World Stamp Championship 04.

Singapore History Museum
National Day Open House Date: 9 Aug Time: 9am - 7pm Ticket price: Free admission Venue: Singapore History Museum, 30 Merchant Road, #03-09/17, Riverside Point, Singapore 058282 Key contact: Singapore History Museum Front Desk Tel: 6332 4075 or 6332 3558.

Many of the great people and events that have shaped Singapore‟s history are the result of brave risks. This National Day, the Singapore History Museum celebrates some of these courageous risktakers by presenting their stories. Cast a vote before 4pm for the story you admire most and you stand a chance to win in a lucky draw. Entry to the Museum is free and there‟s something for all ages, so don‟t miss a full day of exciting events. Colour yourself red and white with face and body painting on level 4. There are craft sessions every 30 minutes in the Activity Room for children 4 to 6 years. At 10am and 3.30pm, form a team of 3 to 5 people for a treasure hunt. Join the free guided tours at 11am and 3pm in Mandarin or 12 noon and 4pm in English or the “My Grandfather‟s Treasure” tour for families between 2pm and 3pm. Come down and help us to bake a cake that measures an amazing 1.5 metre by 1 metre to celebrate our National Day. You‟ll be invited to stay for the cake cutting ceremony at 5pm. Celebrate with us and enjoy the full day of family fun. In this lecture, Dr Geoff Wade (Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore) will examine how Admiral Zheng He, who led voyages in the Ming Dynasty, China has been perceived and reflected in Southeast Asia. He will also cover the voyages, temples and legends associated with the admiral.

Asian Civilisations Museum
Public lecture - The Zheng He Revival: Reassessing, Commemorating, and Utilising the Eunuch Voyages and Voyagers Date: 27 Aug Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

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Ticket price: Free admission. Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum, Empress Place 1 Empress Place Singapore 179555 Key contact: Ms Norita Bte Senin Tel: 6332 3284 Email: nhb_acm@nhb.gov.sg

SPONTANEOUS LIGHT POINTS Event’s Details: National Day Carnival at The Legends Dates: 8 - 9 Aug Time: 12pm - 9pm Venue: The Legends Fort Canning Park - Palm Terrace Ticket Price: Free Admission Key contact: The Legends Fort Canning Park Tel: 6338 1212 Email add: contact@legendsfortcanning.com Event website: www.legendsfortcanning.com Singapore Discovery Weekend Dates: 7-9 August Time: 9am- 7pm Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre Ticket price: S$3.90 Key contact: Singapore Discovery Centre Ltd Mr Charlie Tay Tel: 6792 6188 Email: info@sdc.com.sg Event website: www.sdc.com.sg Celebrate NDP 2004 @ Stadium Waterfront Dates: 9 Aug Time: 2pm onwards Venue: Stadium Waterfront Key contact: Singapore Indoor Stadium Ms Pan Shasha Tel: 63409 222 Email: shasha@sis.gov.sg From 7 – 9 August, join us for a celebration of all things Singaporean @ Stadium Waterfront! From shopping to food to games and contests, there will be something for everyone in the family. Relive nostalgic memories at the Stadium Waterfront carnival where a myriad of products, food and games from the 60s and 70s await you. Savour familiar favourites like kaya toast, satay, teh tarik, otah, ting-ting candy and much more in our open air food corner or just pack your own food for a family picnic under the stars! Take part in the many contests and activities throughout the day and win attractive prizes like hampers and concert tickets! Also, catch the live screening the National Day Parade 2004 on our giant Event’s Description: Come celebrate National Day with The Legends Fort Canning Park!!! Did not get tickets to the Padang for the National Day Parade? Not to worry as there are programmes lined up for the whole family at this National Day Carnival. You can also watch the National Day parade „live‟ on a giant screen with family and friends while enjoying a sumptuous dinner as the country celebrates its 39th birthday. There will be food stalls and activities for children, from hand and face painting to colouring contests and balloon twisting, just to name a few. Look out for special promotions at all F&B outlets and the Battle Box! Come dressed in RED or WHITE when you patronise these F&B outlets and get a free National Day Dessert! And for Battle Box, you get a 50% discount on the entrance fee. Singapore Discovery Centre celebrates Singapore‟s 39th birthday with a one-time only admission fee of $3.90 for both adults and children (usual adult: $19, children: $14). Enjoy motion-simulator rides, giant screen movies, pedal boats, virtual reality games and more. No tickets for the National Day Parade? Celebrate with us as we screen the parade live on our giant video wall.

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projector screen @ Stadium Green! Event website: www.stadiumwaterfront.com

Creative Technology National Day 2004: One People, One Nation, One Creative Roar Date: 9 Aug Time: 5.30pm – 9pm Ticket price: Free admission Venue: Creative Amphitheatre, 31 International Business Park, Creative Resource, Singapore 609921 Key contact: Ms Koh Pei Ling Tel: 6895 4989 Website: http://creativex.creative.com/nationa lday NDP@Simei Date: 7-9 Aug Ticket price: Free admission Venue: Open field along Simei Street 1 and next to Eastpoint Shoppoing Mall and Simei MRT Station Key contact: Ms Chua Poh Suan Tel: 67431677 Mr. Louis Lim Tel: 94552998 http://www.egen.org.sg/

Creative Technology celebrates Singapore‟s 39th Birthday with a charity touch! Come along and partake in the Creative spirit and celebrate National Day with us. Enjoy the National Day Parade 2004 LIVE on the LARGEST outdoor screen in the west at the Creative Amphitheatre under the stars. A UNIQUE, Limited-Edition, Not-to-be-Missed! National Day Souvenirs will be given to donors who participate in our charity drive. Come and be among thousands to celebrate with us in this community event that is meaningful for the community and certainly FUN for everyone in the family!

It is time to celebrate our nation‟s 39th birthday and what better way to do it than to watch the live telecast of the main celebration at Kallang Stadium with a few thousand of your neighbours together via a gigantic screen. With 3 days of carnival style celebration, live band and dance performances from local Simei performers the residents of Simei will indeed be celebrating in style. The residents will also be awed and entertained by guest star Radio DJ Violet Fen Ying and emcee Samson who speaks both English and Malay. 3000 goodie bags with assortment of wonderful things will be distributed free of charge on a first come first serve basis. Face painting will also be available. After the live telecast of the NDP at Kallang the movie “Homerun” by Jack Neo will be screened. Homerun is an appropriate movie as it depicts the growth of Singapore as a nation. Most importantly this event provides the opportunity for residents of Simei and Tampines to celebrate as a family, as a community, as a nation irrespective of race, language or religion. This is the first of its kind in Singapore and we want to make this event into an annual event.

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