…Oi oi oi!
Celebrated on January 26 yearly, Australia Day marks the country’s National Day. Here are ways to join in on the fun in Singapore this year.
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Whether you’re a geek, freak or noob to pub quiz, there’s a chance you may win — if not money, then at least some new friends. This edition will celebrate all things Aussie. So if you’ve lived, studied, worked or travelled to Down Under, this quiz could prove to your mates you are genius. Maybe. $5 at the door and sign up here.
Party with mates from Australia this Aussie Day with a drink (or twelve) at this popular pub crawl experience! Get ready to party like never before and explore the hottest nightlife venues in town. You’ll also get to enjoy the most popular drinks from those places and make some new friends along the away. Tickets at $30.
Singapore Pub Crawl – Australia Day
7 pm to 11.30 pm
The Bird statue near UOB Plaza, 80 Raffles Place, 048624
Aussies and BBQ go together like Fridays and Happy Hour. This Australia Day, 1927 Rooftop Bar is bringing you the best of both worlds with a poolside BBQ and all day happy hour. Gather your crew and party poolside with Aussie floats, beer pong and epic beats.
(SO Sofitel Singapore and Little Creatures will be donating $2 for every can of ‘Little Creatures Dog Days’ sold, to the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Appeal.)
Rock up to the beach for an arvo celebrating everything cracking from the Great Down Under. Chill out at the beach in your blue, white and red togs this long weekend! It’s gonna be a real swell time with DJ Andrew M dishing out the grooviest beats for you to boogie to. Gather your mates and say cheers with a coldie in hand or challenge them to a round of pong. Whatever it is, we’ve got you covered this Australia Day. Reserve your daybed here.
(Tanjong Beach Club will be donating 10% of sales on Australia Day to the Australian bushfires.)
Whip out those sunnies and round up your best mates for a good time at the world’s highest alfresco bar. Kick back a cold one with DJ Lindo Martinez at sundown as he serves up a soulful mix of deep house grooves and tropical beats. As the evening transitions to night, get your moves on the dance floor. Booze on, grooves on and boogie the night away in appreciation of the Great Down Under! Cover charge at $40 from 6 pm to 9 pm; $50 after 9 pm.
Have a chilled-day-out by the riverside with delicious brews provided by The Drinkery for the “adult” camper! Bring your buddies to commemorate Australia Day and enjoy beers by iconic Australian brand 4 Pines Brewing Company. DJ MZA, DJ Twohands, DJ Justo and DJ Toxin will be serving up some sweet beats to cover your daytime dancing needs. This is one camp that beer lovers wouldn’t want to miss!
Here’s a great opportunity to celebrate Australia Day in style and help those in devastating times… On 24 and 26 January, all sales on the sausage sizzle at BQ Bar and 10% of all beverage sales there will be donated to New South Wales (NSW) Rural Fire Service. Plus, enjoy live Aussie music with Paul Hutton and join the lucky draw to win a carton of beer!
This is the moment you’ve been waiting for! The annual ANZ Australia Day Ball is attended by up to 1,100 guests across the Australian, broader expatriate and Singaporean community, and it is the Australian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore (AustCham)’s flagship event for the year. Tickets at $250 for AustCham members and spouse; $295 for guests and non-members.
Time to fire up the grill and chill the eski! The Australian and New Zealand Association (ANZA) and the Australian International School (AIS) have teamed up once again to celebrate Down Under’s big day.
Expect delicious eats including the all-time BBQ favourites from The Farmers Market, ice-cream and ice kachang to keep things cool, great coffee, and plenty of cold bevvies. Your kids can enjoy the face painting station, dunk tanks, bouncy castles, slip ‘n’ slides and backyard sport! Register here.
By Muneerah Bee, January 2020 / Photos: respective events and Facebook
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