TP National Day Celebrations 2023
Every year on 9 August, we celebrate National Day and the momentous milestones we have attained since independence. It is also a day where we come together in a spirit of joy, unity, and confidence to pledge how we, as Singaporeans, will continue to build a stronger nation – for ourselves, our families, as well as our future generations.
This August, muster up your patriotic fervour, don your best red/white ensemble, and be all set to celebrate Singapore’s 58th birthday in style. As part of our National Day Celebrations (NDC), we will welcome a rousing and fun-filled series of events over the month of August – specially brought to you by the Schools, CCAs and Clubs across TP!
NDC 2023: Fringe Activities
Kickstart your National Day celebrations with an awesome line-up of experiences and activities in TP, organised just for you!
Campus National Day Decorations (Aug)
Be a proud Singaporean on our very own campus grounds! Soak up the National Day vibes and be greeted by a colourful display of national flags and décor around The Plaza (and other locations in TP), in a special show of solidarity and support for our nation.
Broadcast of National Day Songs (Aug)
What is a birthday celebration without the playing of evergreen National Day hits? Sing along to your favourite songs and be regaled with their melodious tunes every time you walk across The Plaza, and even film a TikTok video as you groove to the beat!
National Day Sports Carnival (3 & 4 Aug)
Flex your sporting chops and athletic prowess, or simply let loose and enjoy the day with your friends at the National Day Sports Carnival. Organised by the TP Sports Club in collaboration with fellow P10 Clubs, this event will feature exciting National Day-themed activities with attractive prizes to be won, which promises loads of fun!
Military Defence Display by 23 SA (8 Aug)
Military defence is a pivotal pillar of our Total Defence as a nation. As part of this commitment, the 23rd Battalion, Singapore Artillery (23 SA) will proudly display the following military hardware at the TP Main Gate, right on our campus grounds!
- HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System)
- Singapore Light Weight Howitzer (SLWH) Pegasus
Do remember to drop by and view these spectacular displays, snap lots of photos with your fellow colleagues and friends, and tag @temasekpoly to your social media posts!
What’s more, there will also be interactive exhibits showcasing small arms and field rations at The Plaza, where a series of engaging activities await you!
Amazing Race @ TP (8, 10 & 11 Aug)
As part of their Fitness & Wellness lessons, PFP students will get to participate in TP’s very own ‘Amazing Race’ within the campus! The checkpoints and clues featured in the race will underscore key National Day messages, where students will go through a series of exercise stations and fun workouts (e.g. completing 58 repetitions of exercises in celebration of our nation’s 58th birthday), as well as answer quizzes on Singapore-related trivia.
Celebrations in the Schools
Commemorate National Day with your respective Schools through an eclectic array of events/activities – reflecting both your distinctive School spirit and our collective love for Singapore – over the month of August!
|School of Applied Sciences
|• 8 Aug: ASC staff/students are encouraged to celebrate National Day together by coming to campus in red/white attire.
• 14-17 Aug: Students from the Diploma in Food, Nutrition & Culinary Science and Interest Group will promote Singapore heritage food on Instagram.
• 14-17 Aug: Singapore heritage food menus will be specially created and served at the Bistro Lab.
|School of Business
|• 1-8 Aug: As a show of national pride, RadioActive will broadcast familiar National Day songs for the TP community’s enjoyment.
• 1-4 Aug: BUS staff/students are encouraged to pen their well wishes for Singapore and sign their names on a special ‘SG Digital Pledge Banner’, which will be displayed on a digital screen along the BUS concourse (7-8 Aug).
• 8 Aug: BUS staff/students are encouraged to celebrate National Day together by coming to campus in red/white attire.
• 8 Aug: Red/white National Day-themed helium balloons will be distributed to the BUS community to mark the special occasion.
|School of Design
|• 8 Aug: DES staff/students are encouraged to celebrate National Day together by coming to campus in red/white attire.
• 8 Aug: DES staff will enjoy a National Day breakfast to mark the special occasion.
|School of Engineering
|• 7 Aug: The ENG Studies Club will organise a National Day Carnival for the ENG community, featuring booths to reminisce about Singapore’s past, understand more about our Little Red dot, and showcase the School’s well wishes for Singapore.
|School of Humanities & Social Sciences
|• 8 Aug: Organised by the HSS Studies Club, HSS staff/students are encouraged to participate in the #HSSDressUpDay in National Day-themed colours (red/white).
• 18 Aug: The Diploma in Social Sciences in Gerontology (GEM) Interest Group will organise a National Day-themed bonding event, "Buddy Buddy", for the entire GEM cohort.
|School of Informatics & IT
|• 1 Aug: The IIT Studies Club will organise a National Day-themed “IIT Friendship Day” for the IIT community, featuring carnival-style games/activities, for both staff and students to bond and celebrate National Day together.
NDC 2023: TP National Day Concert
Round up all these fantastic National Day celebrations across TP, with a very special finale programme that we have in store for you!
Be a guest at TP’s biggest party and join us at our very own TP National Day Concert 2023, happening on 8 Aug, 10am. Themed “Semangat Kesatuan” or “The Spirit of Oneness”, this year’s concert will showcase performances that embody the artistic splendour and cultural diversity of our nation!
Look forward to a morning full of enthralling acts and exciting games, led by our roving TP Emcees! Watch an exclusive screening of films produced by our Digital Film & TV students! Catch specially curated performances featuring the finest talents from the Temasek Arts Centre, TP staff, Little Skool House, and a very Special Guest – the Lion City Brass Band! Experience the palpable excitement in the air through ‘live’ backstage interviews with our performers, who will ensure that this is an SG/TP adventure that you will not want to miss!
Date: 8 Aug 2023 (Tuesday)
Time: 10.30am to 11.30am
(Screening of DFT films starts from 10am onwards)
Catch this concert virtually!
Tune in to the livestream here!
So grab your snacks, find a comfy spot, and enjoy one of our most electrifying and pulsating shows ever! 🔥 See you there!