Press Releases

 SG50 Public Holiday on 7 August 2015

Mar 14, 2015 14:30 SGT SG50 As Singapore marks 50 years of independence this year, the President has declared 7 August 2015 (Friday) a public holiday. This will make for an extended Jubilee Weekend over the 7 to 10 August period so as to enable all Singaporeans to participate in commemorating this special milestone in our nation’s history. For more information, please download the pdf below.

Mar 09, 2015 16:06 SGT SG50 NParks will hold the first of six concerts in the SG50 Concert Series in the Park at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park on 14 March. The concert will feature performances by local talents including Kit Chan, Olivia Ong, Jack and Rai, Suhaimi Yusof and Matthew and The Mandarins. The concert is also held in conjunction with SG Heart Map @ Park.

Feb 09, 2015 19:21 SGT SG50 Come Sunday, 1 March 2015 evening, Orchard Road from ION Orchard to Ngee Ann City will be closed for everyone to enjoy a special Chingay SG50 Night Fiesta, which will be a national mega street party for everyone ‐ all Singaporeans and friends of Singapore from overseas ‐ to celebrate SG50 and to express love and good wishes to Singapore.

Feb 02, 2015 15:57 SGT SG50 Come April 2015, some of Singapore’s contemporary creative talents will take to the international stage as part of the travelling showcase “Singapore: Inside Out”. Led by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as part of SG50 celebrations, Singapore: Inside Out seeks to broaden the international community’s perception of Singapore through a diverse presentation of our creative works.

Jan 28, 2015 16:43 SGT SG50 In October 2013, Community Chest announced the Care & Share @ SG50 Movement to encourage corporations and individuals to work with voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) to help those with less. Strong community response has spurred government support of another $250 million for the Care & Share Movement

Jan 20, 2015 17:54 SGT SG50 Help create the map of our nation's favorite places! In celebration of Singapore's 50 years of independence in 2015, the SG Heart Map, an SG50 programme, is calling on all Singaporeans to jointly create a collective map of places in our country that defines Singaporeans as home over the years for each of us. The initiative was launched by Minister for National Development, Mr Khaw Boon Wan.

Jan 20, 2015 17:46 SGT SG50 Chingay 2015 will be held on 27 and 28 February 2015, 8pm at the F1 Pit Building (next to Singapore Flyer). The upcoming Parade will be presented by more than 11,000 beautiful multi-cultural performers expressing their love and good wishes for Singapore to celebrate SG50!

Jan 20, 2015 17:33 SGT SG50 SG Care & Share Day is the inaugural volunteering event in the SG50 calendar that serves to kick-start a positive experience for volunteers, beneficiaries and charities alike. A joint collaboration between MediaCorp and Community Chest, SG Care & Share Day signifies a new chapter for volunteerism in Singapore, continuing the good work started by the Care & Share @ SG50 Movement.

Jan 05, 2015 00:00 SGT SG50 The Ministry of Education invited our Pioneers and Seniors to celebrate SG50 with a large-scale tribute event, “MOE Celebrates SG50 with Our Pioneers and Seniors at Gardens by the Bay”, on 4 April 2015. The theme, “Living the Legacy, Sowing Seeds of the Future”, pays tribute to our pioneering educators and staff.

Jan 04, 2015 00:00 SGT SG50 Singaporeans have responded positively to the call to initiate projects to celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday. To date, more than 100 project proposals are supported by the SG50 Celebration Fund, covering a wide variety of areas that appeal to different groups of Singaporeans.