Singapore's 47th birthday is round the corner, and festivities are already in full swing in shops, eateries and spas.
There, nation-loving consumers will be tempted by great promotions and deals.
my paper lists some of the best ones to go for:
Stand out in a crowd as a family, with Bossini's range of matching print T-shirts. The shirts come in various prints for Mum, Dad, boys and girls.
Price: $16 each if you buy a minimum of two pieces (U.P. $19 to $29 per piece) at Bossini stores.
Giordano has gone bright and bold, following the National Day theme with its I Love SG collection.
Try on T-shirts in colours such as Nectarine Orange and Gold Medal Yellow. Some T-shirts even come in diamante designs for those who love their bling.
Price: From $10 to $39 at Giordano outlets.
Dressing up for the nationwide party happening on Thursday? Get matching accessories to go with your red-and-white outfit, such as Canon's stylish red or silver IXUS 500 HS camera.
Price: $449 from Canon retailers.
From now until Aug 12, the mall will be featuring live performances of local songs, by singers such as Hazrul Nizam and Carol Gomez.
From today until Aug 26, shoppers who charge a minimum of $600 (in a maximum of two same-day receipts) to their Citibank Paragon World Master- Cards will receive a Victorinox Zip Around Travel Kit, worth $99.
For the first time, Singapore Mint has produced heartshaped $5 coins in celebration of National Day.
Price: $126 each at Singapore Mint outlets, or online at www. singaporemint.com
Want to soar? Flyers who purchase a first-timer flight package (U.P. S$89) at iFly Singapore get to purchase a second flight package at half the price.
Price: $89 at 43 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa (tel: 6571-0000).
The Icing Room
Decorate a cake in the spirit of National Day by buying Lion Crest Motifs ($1 each), and National Day-themed icing decorations (three for $2.80).
Prices: From now until Thursday, you'll get 20 per cent off any National Day-themed whole, chilled cake. National Day-themed cupcakes cost $2.20 each, or three for $6.20. National Day-themed cookies cost $2.80 each, or two for $4.70.
Mediterranean-influenced European restaurant, Pollen - in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay - is offering a special six-course tasting menu in celebration of Singapore's birthday on Thursday.
Price: $150++ (without drinks or wine). For reservations, e-mail email@example.com or call 6604-9988.
Tuck into the special Singapore Set Menu at $47++, featuring the unique National Day Fried Rice at Peach Blossoms, from now until Aug 31.
Price: $47++ per person (minimum two pax) at Peach Blossoms (level 5, Marina Mandarin).
Spaboutique is offering 30 per cent off a la carte treatments for those born in August.
Prices: Prices start at $125 for a 60-minute massage at the spa, located at 6 Nassim Road (tel: 6887-0760).
Amrita Spa & Wellness
From Monday to Friday, get a complimentary body scrub with an aromatherapy massage.
Price: $130 per person for 90 minutes at Swissotel Merchant Court (tel: 6239-1780).
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