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Event Guide: 3 Things to do During the National Day Long Weekend

Singapore turns 55 this year and as usual, we get a long weekend to celebrate! Ordinarily, most Singaporeans would be itching to get out of the house, but due to the novel coronavirus, travel plans, parties, events, and family-friendly events will most likely have to be dialled down.

It has even been announced that this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) will be focused on allowing Singaporeans to celebrate within the comfort of their homes, instead of gathering at a central location like the Marina Bay floating platform.

However, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate our nation’s independence this August while staying safe, and cheap car rentals in Singapore allow you to do just that. You get to practice social distancing by avoiding the crowd and travel comfortably at the same time!

1. Catch The Stunning Fireworks Display

If you’re an enthusiastic aficionado of fireworks and can’t stand to miss the stunning fireworks display, it’s important to note that unlike previous parades, many parade segments will be moved to the heartland and streamed live over television as well as internet platforms this year.

As the fireworks will be set off in coordination at more than 10 different locations across Singapore, some Singaporeans may be lucky enough to watch it live from their homes! For those that wish to travel to these locations to catch the fireworks, crowded public transport would be counter to the circuit breaker measures, there being insufficient space to practice safe social distancing. Thus, if you don’t own a car, a short-term car rental for the weekend could be a great idea to celebrate the national holiday with your family!

2. Savour Singapore’s Local Delights

Since Singapore entered phase two of the circuit breaker, people have been once again allowed to dine in at food and beverage outlets. If you’re a foodie that enjoys the many culinary delights our nation has to offer, you may consider going on a gastronomic adventure with your friends or family this national holiday!

Travel in the comfort of a cheap car rental all around Singapore by visiting popular food centres such as Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Maxwell Food Centre, and Old Airport Road Food Centre to feast on your favourite local fare.

With a wide selection of mouthwatering dishes offered at almost every hawker centre such as Bak Kut Teh, Fried Carrot Cake, and Dim Sum, Laksa, and Hokkien Mee, you’re bound to satisfy everyone’s food cravings for the rest of the year!

If you’re interested in short-term car rental in Singapore, ETHOZ provides well-maintained and sanitised rental cars with attractive post circuit breaker car rental packages, making sure that your safe travel is of top priority.

3. Indulge In Singapore’s Rich Culture and Heritage

On national day itself, there will be an evening show at The Star Performing Arts Centre in Buona Vista featuring films and live stage performances by Singaporeans. These local performances will depict relatable, inspiring, and heartwarming stories of real Singaporeans! At this moment, there will be no audience in attendance. However, this may change should safe distancing guidelines for large-scale events be relaxed.

Alternatively, you may choose to rediscover your roots by visiting museums, heritage galleries or visitor centres that offer free admission for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents during the national holidays! Here’s a list of museums you may consider checking out!

  • National Gallery of Singapore
  • ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
  • Singapore City Gallery
  • Singapore Sports Museum
  • Civil Defence Heritage Gallery
  • Marina Barrage Sustainable Singapore Gallery
  • National Museum of Singapore
  • Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Singapore Art Museum
  • Indian Heritage Centre
  • Peranakan Museum
  • Singapore Philatelic Museum
  • Newater Visitor Centre
  • Reflections at Bukit Chandu
  • Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
  • Malay Heritage Centre

Cheap Car Rental Promotions in Singapore During National Day

Although this year’s national day celebrations will come to us in many different forms, like the past 54 years, NDP 2020 will serve as a powerful reminder that Singapore will continue to stay strong in the face of adversity, emerging from the pandemic stronger, and more united.

If you’re looking to visit different places around the country to celebrate National Day, a short-term car rental may be the best option for you to travel safe! At ETHOZ, we have affordable post circuit breaker car rental packages and professional relationship managers ready to fulfil your every car rental need.

We understand how important your transportation needs are, and that it may be confusing, especially with so many things to look out for and consider when it comes to renting a car during this trying period. Thus, if you’re looking for car rental in Singapore, simply drop our team at ETHOZ us an email at contactus@ethozgroup.com today!

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