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Celebrate Singapore this August!


Paint the Town Red in August!

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is bringing the much anticipated Celebrate Singapore back to the tropical shores of Singapore!
Brace yourself for 31 days of celebratory joy and fanfare with an exciting line-up of Uniquely Singapore events and irresistible promotions.
There will be something to thrill everyone, Singaporeans and visitors alike, in the biggest bash of the year as Singapore celebrates its 40th birthday!
The key highlights of Celebrate Singapore include:
Promotions for visitors and Singaporeans

• Red Hot Deals (month of August)
• Malls at Marina Bay promotions (month of August)
Key Events

• Carnival@Marina (6 - 14 August)
• Skydive Festival (18 每 21 August)
• Dim Sum Dollies 每 Singapore*s Most Wanted (5 每 20 August)
• WOMAD (26 每 28 August)
※This year, we want to sweep all Singaporeans and visitors off their seats and up on their feet with our fantastic line-up of events. We want them to spread the word and invite their family and friends abroad to come celebrate all things Uniquely Singapore. If you look at the host of activities and special promotions that we have planned for the month, you*ll see there is something for everyone. August is truly the month to party!§ said Mr. Oliver Chong, Director of Leisure Management/Lifestyle & Events, Singapore Tourism Board.
Promotions for visitors and Singaporeans
Red Hot Deals
Celebrate Singapore has sizzling Red Hot Deals for visitors to Singapore during August. Every visitor will receive a booklet of coupons where exciting deals await them.
Popular tourist attractions like the Singapore Zoo and Hippo Tours have come up with special offers to entice visitors, who can also look forward to special deals from a wide variety of merchants ranging from lifestyle, food & beverage and entertainment.
What*s more, visitors will have a chance to win a trip for four back to Singapore in December to enjoy Christmas in the Tropics.
There are treats in store for Singaporeans too as they will get to enjoy preferential Celebrate Singapore hotel rates and privileges extended to visitors during this period.
Shop till you drop at The Malls at Marina Bay
Any celebration in Singapore would not be complete without one of the nation*s favourite pastimes 每 shopping! The Malls at Marina Bay 每 CityLink Mall, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Marina Square, Millenia Walk, Raffles City and Suntec City have come together to bring exclusive Celebrate Singapore privileges and events to Singaporeans and visitors.
Key Events
Celebrate Singapore will open with Carnival@Marina, a massive playground for the family where visitors will get a chance to be wowed by the stunning Singapore Fireworks Festival featuring artistically designed fireworks accompanied by inspiring music 每 the largest yet in Singapore!
Speed lovers can look forward to the exciting Auto-Trail where local and international teams will take part in the Quarter Mile Drag Exhibition.
Also on the exciting line-up is the Celebrate Singapore Festival featuring a series of day and night activities in fun-filled &theme parks* to portray Singapore*s cosmopolitan but yet Uniquely Singapore culture.
Other highlights of Carnival@Marina include the free Concerts by the Bay, military shows and a grand &live* National Day countdown party. With such a jam-packed line up, Carnival@Marina is guaranteed to provide entertainment for all ages.
Skydive Festival
Need more exhilaration? Only Celebrate Singapore will give thrill-seekers the Skydive Festival 每 not recommended for the faint hearted! This year, participants and spectators will not only be treated to interesting aerial displays, they will also need more stamina as the event will take place over four days, double that of last year*s!
Dim Sum Dollies 每 Singapore*s Most Wanted
If jumping out of a helicopter is not quite your cup of tea, be entertained by Singapore theatre at its best. Celebrate Singapore will be presenting home-grown musical cabaret Dim Sum Dollies 每 Singapore*s Most Wanted, a must-see for Singaporeans and foreigners, young and old alike.
Sit back, relax and let the Dim Sum Dollies take you through a hilarious two-hour crash course on everything that is Uniquely Singapore. A word of caution: Be prepared to laugh till you choke.
Music is the universal language that binds everyone. So, round up your friends 每 Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans 每 to bask in a three-day festival of world music featuring class acts from around the world including Singaporean act Wicked Aura.
The ever-popular WOMAD is back 每 feel the rhythm and beats as cultural and musical diversity melds into one exciting voice to bring a dramatic close to this year*s Celebrate Singapore!
Whether you hit the food and games stalls at Carnival@Marina, take the leap of faith from a helicopter at the Skydive Festival, laugh to tears at Dim Sum Dollies 每 Singapore*s Most Wanted, celebrate the diversity of music at WOMAD or making the most of the Red Hot Deals, do it in style and in RED 每 in celebration of the nation*s 40th birthday!
Please refer to Appendix 1 for more details on the host of activities and promotions lined up for Celebrate Singapore. For the latest updates on Celebrate Singapore, check out  from 25 May 2005.
More..... (Appendix 1)

Source: Singapore Tourism Board Press Release 19 May 2005

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