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So Chic Guide: How to celebrate Singapore’s National Day with a French touch

Check out our So Chic guide to spend an incredible National Day in Singapore while adding a little french touch!

Make a first Stop at the Famous Raffle’s Hotel to Watch the Parade

In the late afternoon around 5pm, head to the famous Raffles Hotel that officially reopened its doors last week on Aug 1. This architectural gem dates back to the 19th century and has preserved all its charm as part of a two year restoration programme.

There is no need for hesitation, be one of the first people to discover the 132-year-old grand dame’s fresh coat of paint.

“The newly restored Raffles will provide an experience like no other”
Christian Westbeld, the hotel’s general manager

The iconic Long Bar, well known for its classic Singapore Sling cocktails and longstanding tradition of strewing peanut shells on the floor, will welcome you with open arms.

Whilst you’re in the neighborhood, enjoy the festivities and cheer to Singapore’s 54th year of independence.

Have a French Apero in front of the Fireworks

Celebrate Singapore’s 54th year at L’Entrecote Customs House and enjoy the stunning spectacle of the colorful fireworks while sipping one of the famous cocktails of the house!
Enjoy the veritable heure de l’apero on their gorgeous al fresco bar terrace with a selection of French aperitifs!
And if you get hungry snapping photos of the view, this Parisian bistro serves authentic French food with a breathtaking view of the Marina Bay promenade.

Good deal: From 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, gourmands can enjoy FREE-FLOW food and drinks for only $128 SGD.

End your Journey with a French Dinner

After a few cocktails, stay to enjoy a 3- Course National Day Dinner Menu at L’Entrecôte.
Beef tartare toasts, deep fried frog legs with garlic aioli, duck foie gras terrine, the legendary Entrecote steak and a large choice of desserts to end with a sweet touch!

The more courageous can leave just after the apéro with the fireworks in background and spend the rest of the night at Gaston’s where they can enjoy a free glass of Cremant to celebrate the National Day!
This casual Burgundy Bistro is the hideout of all the traditional French cuisine lovers: Boeuf Bourguignon, Snapper quenelles, Ravioles gratin with Cancoillotte cheese… There is something for every taste.

French Shopping, Dining & Lifestyle guide in Singapore