Celebrate Singapore’s 55th National Day Virtually with Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES
Photo: Capitol Singapore

Nothing is going to dampen the spirits of Singaporeans celebrating our 55th birthday even in the middle of a pandemic. As this year’s National Day Parade is scaled down, Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES want to bring the celebratory cheer to your homes via their first-ever virtual event—Onward55Singapore—from July 31 to Aug 16.

Besides shopping and F&B delights that you can order online and have it delivered to your home, Onward55Singapore also has a series of online performances by local artistes on July 31 (Friday) and every Saturday and Sunday at 8pm and 9pm.

Here are some highlights of the virtual event. You can check out the full listing here.

Support local at the virtual Capitol Singapore Outdoor Plaza

In light of social distancing protocols, you can now shop safely and securely from more than 40 local entrepreneurs, and have your purchase delivered right to your doorstep. The selection of products available ranges from stylish accessories to thoughtful gifts to delicious snacks.

Spend $55 online at our online virtual fair and get a $5 Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES voucher.

CYC Made to Measure (Capitol Singapore, #01-12)

Photo: CYC Made To Measure

A local brand that needs no introduction, CYC Made To Measure was established in 1935 and has dressed our late founding father Minister Mentor Lee Kwan Yew as well as our current Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong. This National Day, why not buy some CYC’s reusable face masks for your family at the virtual market place? Made from premium quality cotton fabric from renowned shirting mills, all masks come with a washable N95 hydrophobic filter, and are available in sizes for both adults and kids.

Yeo Mama Batik

Celebrate Singapore’s 55th National Day Virtually with Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES
Photo: Yeo Mama Batik

A homegrown fashion label that marries traditional Asian batik textiles with functional designs for modern women, Yeo Mama Batik is designed by YeoMama and daughter who have different dress styles and body types. The have an array of selections because Yeo Mama Batik believes that every women deserves to look and feel good, regardless of age and body shape.

Craft Room

Celebrate Singapore’s 55th National Day Virtually with Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES
Photo: Craft Room

Craft Room specialises in rendering drawings and watercolour paintings on paper crafts that can be printed on mugs and polaroid films. Why not gift yourself or your loved ones a personalised portrait as a memorable keepsake?

Islandwide food delivery from the virtual Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski

Order in your favourite food from dining establishments such as Flor PatisserieChalerm Thai and La Scala Ristorante for your National Day celebration.

Here’s a curated list of cuisines you can order for your dining pleasure.

Seasonal Durian Baked Treats from Flor Patisserie (Capitol Singapore, #01-11)

Celebrate Singapore’s 55th National Day Virtually with Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES
Photo: Flor Patisserie

For durian lovers, Flor Patisserie is offering freshly baked treats with the king of fruits. Its signature Durian Millefeuille—a buttery puff pastry built on durian custard cream flavoured with a hint of vanilla, brown sugar genoise sponge and its special homemade caramel sauce—is to die for.

$55 National Day Set Menu from La Scala Ristorante  (Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski, #01-86) and Chalerm Thai (Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski, #01-85)

Celebrate Singapore’s 55th National Day Virtually with Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES
Photo: Chalerm Thai

If you’re craving for Thai food, Chalerm Thai is offering a special three-course set menu consisting of Prawn Cakes Papaya Salad; Fried Soft Shell Crab, as well as Yellow Curry Steamed Sea Bass Fillet with Steamed Jasmine Rice and Durian Sticky Rice.

Celebrate Singapore’s 55th National Day Virtually with Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES
Photo: La Scala Ristorante

Similarly, La Scala Ristorante’s three-course offering includes Pork Cutlet In Agrodolce Olive Powder and Pickled Onion; Chilli Crab Squid Ink Linguine, and Red Pannacotta with Gula Melaka, Coffee Cream and Amaretto Sand.

The best part? They deliver islandwide.

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Virtual performances at Capitol Theatre

Celebrate Singapore’s 55th National Day Virtually with Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES
Darius Lim (Photo: Voices of Singapore)

In this first SingNation! online singing event brought to you by Voices of Singapore and Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited, award-winning Singaporean conductor-composer Darius Lim will be leading singalong sessions via Zoom. If you’re interested to sing your heart out along with other enthusiasts, sign up here to get exclusive links to the Zoom sessions.

Date: Aug 1 and Aug 8
Time: 8pm to 8.45pm

SingNation! Finale in conjunction with National Anthem Moment

As part of this year’s NDP special ‘Anthem Moment’, catch singers from Voices of Singapore and Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited sing the National Anthem as the finale of SingNation! 2020. This milestone moment will be led by Darius Lim.

Date: Aug 9
Time: 10.30am

Tin Box The Live House

Celebrate Singapore’s 55th National Day Virtually with Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES
Photo: Tin Box The Live House

Come catch the virtual live performances of the resident band at Tin Box The Live House during the National Day weekend. Homegrown artists Sherman Zhuo, Wilson Huang, Gen Seah and Relyne Ban will be doing two sets of performances–titled Singapore Gems–that include familiar NDP medley as well as local favourite tunes by Singaporean artists such as Kit Chan, Stefanie Sun and more.

Date: Aug 8 & Aug 9 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 9pm to 9.30pm

Royal Entertainment

Come join in the fun and sing along to familiar local tunes with Royal Entertainment’s artistes, Lawrence Hiew, Seah Jia Qing, Arthur, Yokz and JK Lim in their Colour Your Life performance.

Date: Jul 31 (Fri), Aug 9 (Sun),Aug 16 (Sun)
Time: 8pm to 8.30pm

Date: Jul 31 (Fri), Aug 1 (Sat),  Aug 2 (Sun), Aug 16 (Sun)
Time: 9pm to 9.30pm

Play & Win at CHIJMES Lawn

Want to win attractive prizes? Then take part in a virtual game at “CHIJMES Lawn” and you stand a chance to win the following:

  • – Perm services (for both ladies and men) worth up to $400 each from Black Hair Salon
  • – Glow Zone Laser Facial worth $400 per session from Simply Aesthetics
  • – National Day Set Menu for 2 worth $110 from Chalerm Thai
  • – Snowise Brightening Kit worth $80 each from Sulwhasoo
  • – Dining vouchers worth $30 from Harry’s
  • – Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES vouchers
  • – And more.
  • Celebrate Singapore’s 55th National Day Virtually with Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES
    Photo: Sulwhasoo Singapore

Read your favourite Singapore stories at “CHIJMES Hall”

Read more about Singaporeans’ personal stories of strength and resilience at this virtual event and vote for your favourite hero.

On Site Promotions at Capitol Singapore & CHIJMES

For those who happen to be at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES, there are also on site shopping offers and F&B promotions to titillate your taste buds.

From July 31 to Aug 16, diners can enjoy special 1-for-1 dining deals at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES, and from Jul 31 to Aug 30, you can redeem a $5 Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES voucher (terms and conditions apply) when you spend a minimum of $100 at Capitol Singapore and/or CHIJMES. DBS Cardmembers are only required to spend a minimum of $80. 

Famous Treasure (Capitol Singapore, #02-27)

A modern Chinese restaurant serving delectable local cuisine, Famous Treasure’s signature Sri Lanka Crab done in four styles (chilli, black pepper, salted egg yolk and crab bee hoon) is a must-try. During this promotional period, you also get 1-for-1 deals on its a la carte dishes.

Broadway American Diner (Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski, #01-84B)

Celebrate Singapore’s 55th National Day Virtually with Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES
Photo: Broadway American Diner

To commemorate Singapore’s 55th National Day, why not tuck into a Singapore Chilli Soft Shell Crab Burger at Broadway American Diner? At only $55 for two people, it also includes Chendol Ice Cream, topped with Attap Seed, Red Bean and Gula Melaka.

Prices are subject to prevailing GST and service charge. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information on the promotions in Capitol Singapore, click here.

For CHIJMES, click here

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