General FAQs

What is Singapore Day and who is the organiser?

Singapore Day is an annual event organised for Singaporeans living abroad. Held each year in a major city with a significant number of Singaporeans, this day-long event reunites Singaporeans and provides an occasion for them to strengthen bonds, to relive their fond memories of home and to connect with the latest economic, social and cultural developments in Singapore. Through Singapore Day, we hope that our overseas Singaporeans will be inspired to explore the part they can play in building Singapore’s future.

The inaugural Singapore Day took place in 2007 in New York City, USA, and has since been held in Australia (Melbourne and Sydney), UK (London), US (San Francisco) and China (Shanghai).

Singapore Day is organised by the Overseas Singaporean Unit in the Resilience and Engagement Division, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), in partnership with organisations in the people and private sector.

When and where will Singapore Day 2019 take place?

The twelfth edition of Singapore Day will be held in Shanghai, China, on 13 April 2019 (Sat) from 10.30am to 5.00pm at Century Park, Shanghai, China.

What can I expect at Singapore Day 2019?

Attendees will be treated to a multi-sensory showcase with interesting activities for all. Familiar smell and tastes will be evoked by favourite hawker delights and performances by home-grown artistes will make music with endearing sounds and sights.

At the heart of every Singapore Day is the opportunity for Singaporeans, young and old, to come together as one people and to meet up with old friends while forming new bonds with others.

Why was Shanghai selected as the event venue for Singapore Day 2019?

Singapore Day was last held in Shanghai, at Century Park, in 2015. Having Singapore Day in Shanghai will give the large number of Singaporeans living there a chance to reconnect with home and participate in one of the biggest Singaporean reunions.

Attendance And Registration

I am a Singaporean not residing in Shanghai.
Can I attend Singapore Day 2019?

Yes, all Singaporeans are warmly invited to this Singaporean reunion, regardless of where they currently reside.

Is Singapore Day 2019 suitable for children?

Singapore Day 2019 is a family-friendly event, which includes many activities designed to engage the younger audience.

What must I do to attend Singapore Day 2019?

Every guest attending Singapore Day 2019 must register prior to attending the event. Registration for Singapore Day 2019 can only be done online through the Singapore Day portal. You may register here.

There are three categories that you can choose from to register for the event: a) attending as an individual guest; b) attending with your immediate family members; and c) attending with a non-Singaporean friend.

If you are:
  1. attending as an individual guest
    • Please register here.
    • Upon successful registration, an electronic ticket will be emailed to you.
    • On event day, please bring along a print-out of your electronic ticket and a valid photo-ID for admission. Examples of valid photo-IDs include student matriculation cards, passports, Singapore Identification Cards (NRICs), and driving licences.
  2. attending with your immediate family members (namely your parents, spouse, parents-in-law and/or children)
    • You can register for everyone here.
    • Please note that for other family members, such as your grandparents, aunts/uncles and cousins, they will need to register for the event separately as individuals [see (a) above] or as a separate family unit.
    • Upon successful registration, an electronic ticket for each registrant will be emailed to the respective registered email address.
    • On event day, please bring along print-outs of all electronic tickets and valid photo-IDs of each registrant for admission. Examples of valid photo-IDs include student matriculation cards, passports, Singapore NRICs, and driving licences. 
  3. attending with a friend
    • Each Singaporean registering as an individual guest may invite one friend to Singapore Day 2019. Please register for yourself and your friend here.
    • Upon successful registration, an electronic ticket for each registrant will be emailed to the respective registered email address.
    • On event day, please bring along print-outs of all electronic tickets and valid photo-IDs of each registrant for admission. Examples of valid photo-IDs include student matriculation cards, passports, Singapore NRICs, and driving licences. 

If you are below 18 years of age as on the event day (13 April 2019), you would need to register either with your immediate family member or a fellow Singaporean friend who is above 18 years of age.

Should you face technical difficulties during registration, please contact us at singaporeday@mccy.gov.sg and we will respond to you within three working days.

Do I have to pay to attend Singapore Day 2019?

No, Singapore Day 2019 is a free event for all registered guests. There is no charge to register for or attend the event.

Why do I need to register my attendance for the event?

This will allow the organising team to better assess crowd capacity at the venue for safety and security reasons.

Can I invite a non-Singaporean friend to Singapore Day 2019?

Singapore Day 2019 will be the biggest reunion of Singaporeans in Shanghai. If you are not attending the event with your family and would like company, you may invite one friend to Singapore Day 2019. Please select the option of “Attending with a friend” when registering for the event.

I have completed registration for myself for Singapore Day 2019. What must I do if I now wish to invite my family member or a friend along?

Your registration may not be edited after it is submitted. Should you wish to make further changes, please write to us at singaporeday@mccy.gov.sg. We will respond to your email within three working days. All requests must be submitted before 10 April 2019, 2359 hrs (GMT+8:00).

How do I know whether my registration is successful?

An electronic ticket will be sent to each successful registrant via the email address provided by the registrant. Successful registrants are required to print and present their electronic ticket for admission to Singapore Day 2019.

What should I do if I have problems registering for Singapore Day 2019?

You may write to us at singaporeday@mccy.gov.sg with a short description of the difficulties you encountered and preferably with a screenshot of the webpage and error message during registration. We will respond to your email within three working days.

At The Event

Will there be Halal food at Singapore Day 2019?

There will be food prepared by hawkers who operate Halal-certified stalls in Singapore. These dishes will not contain pork or lard. Look out for the signs indicating “No pork, No lard” at the front of their stalls.

Are there storage facilities, such as lockers, at Singapore Day 2019?

There will be no storage facilities on-site. Attendees are strongly encouraged to travel light and not bring bulky or prohibited items to the venue.

What should I bring for the event?

To facilitate smooth entry into the event grounds, please remember to bring along a print-out of your electronic ticket and a valid photo-ID (student matriculation cards, passports, Singapore NRICs, and driving licences). As it is an outdoor event, you may wish to bring along picnic mats, sunglasses, sunscreen or umbrellas to stay comfortable and ensure you enjoy the event regardless of the weather.

Am I allowed to bring my pet to the event?

Certified service animals such as guide dogs for the visually-impaired are welcome, but we seek your understanding to leave other pets at home.

Are wheelchairs or prams allowed at the event?

Singapore Day is an elderly and child-friendly event. Hence, it will be accessible for wheelchairs and prams.

Will there be security screening at the door? Are there any items I should not bring to Singapore Day 2019?

The safety and overall experience of our event attendees are of utmost importance to us. Security screening will be conducted at the event venue before admission. Please note that the following objects are strictly not allowed on event grounds:

  • Drugs, with the exception of medical prescriptions;
  • Explosive materials, including fireworks/firecrackers and munitions;
  • Weapons including, but not limited to, firearms and knives;
  • Toxic or poisonous substances, such as insecticide and arsenic;
  • Radioactive substances;
  • Corrosive substances;
  • Pets, with the exception of certified service animals;
  • Alcoholic beverages;
  • Bulky items, such as tents, deck chairs, bicycles and scooters;
  • Flammable materials, including aerosol sprays, cans, and lighters;
  • Sharp items, such as penknives, scissors and Swiss army knives;
  • Fragile items, such as glass bottles.

Is smoking allowed on the grounds at Singapore Day 2019?

Singapore Day is a smoke-free event. No smoking is allowed at event grounds during Singapore Day 2019, and there is no designated area for smoking.

Are drones allowed on the grounds at Singapore Day 2019?

Flying of drones for recreational use will not be allowed at the grounds of Singapore Day 2019. This takes into consideration the massive crowd size that we are expecting at the event. However, drones meant for official event photography may be deployed by the Organiser.

What should I do if I still have questions about Singapore Day 2019?

Please contact us at singaporeday@mccy.gov.sg and let us know how we can help. We will respond to your email within three working days.