FAQ - Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp
National Day Concert 2023

About the event

The Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert 2023 looks to bring communities together to celebrate our nation’s 58th birthday at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay on 5 August 2023. You can look forward to an array of carnival-themed fringe activities from 4.30pm, followed by exciting performances from our homegrown talents at the concert happening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.


There are 3 entrances to the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert 2023 event: 


If you are coming by...

Nearest entrance

Bayfront MRT station

The Planet (Gate 1)*
*Collection counter for plants giveaway.

Arrival carpark / Arrival drop-off

Colonnade (Gate 2)

Meadow carpark / Meadow drop-off

Meadow Carpark (Gate 3)


Gardens by the Bay map

The concert is FREE, so mark your calendars and make it a fun outing with all your pals and the entire family!

Hosted by all-rounded artiste Vernetta Lopez and Pesta Perdana 2023’s “Best Host – Info-Ed” winner Fauzie Laily, the concert will be headlined by famed singers Kit Chan, Mavis Hee, Joanna Dong, Suthasini and many more local stars.

Well-loved local gem Kit Chan will headline the concert and serenade audiences with the nation’s all-time favourite National Day tune Home, a performance made more meaningful given the 25th anniversary of the song this year. Meanwhile, Fauzie will also display his versatility by pairing up with up-and-coming singer-songwriter Umar Sirhan to put up a specially curated mash up of chart-topping pop tracks.

In a rare appearance, singer Mavis Hee will present stirring ballads including the classic Moon River and 城里的月光 (Moonlight in the City), theme song for the 1996 Chinese drama 豆腐街 (Tofu Street). Audiences will also enjoy a multi-cultural performance featuring traditional musical instruments like the erhu, guzheng, kompang and tabla by Mediacorp artistes including Ayden Sng, Fadli Kamsani and Jaynesh Isuran among others, while the multi-talented Suthasini Rajendran will showcase her electrifying viral Tamil National Day song Nam Singapore live.

But that’s not all! Concert goers will continue to be treated with top-notch stage acts like the catchy Singapore-themed track Call Me (Not Maybe) from local Mandopop duo 插班生 The Freshman, as well as jazzy tunes from award-winning Joanna Dong as she delivers a captivating medley of familiar and popular Chinese numbers including 天黑黑 (Cloudy Day) among others. In a series of fresh collaborations, Joanna will also team up with the young stars of Mediacorp’s reality singing competition Juara Mic Junior S2 to rehash the nostalgic tune Semoga Bahagia, while the latter are subsequently joined by volunteers from Team Nila and Gardens by the Bay in an energetic flash mob, grooving to the catchy tune of I Feel Like Dancing. Meanwhile, inclusive choir Voices of Singapore will also be treating audiences to an exclusive performance of Our Story, an uplifting original song that celebrates unity in diversity, while renowned acapella groups Vocaluptuous and MICappella will join forces in an inaugural collaboration and belt out hit songs from the 1990s and 2000s.

The concert will also feature veteran vocalists Ann Hussein and Clement Chow who will have you singing along to familiar favourites including Count on Me, Singapore and We are Singapore.

Gather your friends and families, come down with your picnic mats, and join the pre-event festivities starting from 4.30pm on 5 August 2023. These include a carnival with free family-friendly activities and photo-worthy spots, featuring inflatables of well-known Singapore landmarks such as the iconic dragon playground, a pet’s walk programme, a parent-child chapteh competition, and distribution of old-school snacks such as kacang putih. Concert goers can also look forward to three uniquely Singapore ice cream flavours concocted specially for the event by MasterChef Singapore Season 4 Top 18 contestants! The public will be able to try the ice creams for free onsite, while stocks last, and vote for their favourite flavour. Finally, specially cultivated plants from Gardens by the Bay will also be given to the first 5,000 concertgoers!

Yes! As part of the concert, which starts at 7.30pm, you can look forward to a fireworks display that will illuminate the night sky at Gardens by the Bay in a myriad of colours.

  • Plants giveaway collection counter is at gate 1, after bag check. Distribution of plants starts from 4.30pm.
  • Snacks collection counter is at the event ground near the food trucks. Distribution of snacks starts from 4.30pm.
  • Free ice-creams collection counter by MasterChef Singapore Season 4 Top 18 contestants is at the Mediacorp tent, within the concert ground. Distribution of ice-creams starts from 5.00pm.

All freebies are while stocks last.

Other Visitor information

Yes! Take the opportunity to picnic with your family and friends by packing your own food and beverages. You can also check out the delicious items for sale at the food trucks and stalls stationed at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay.

This is a free-standing event. You are free to sit or stand at your own designated corner to enjoy the performances, so head down early to stake out a spot for yourself!

Mats are welcomed! However, please refrain from bringing along large chairs and inflatable seats that would block your neighbours’ view.

Yes, there will be security bag checks prior to entry.

Please note that you will NOT be allowed to bring in:

  • Weapons and sharp objects of any kind (including long umbrellas, guns, metal or ceramic knives, corkscrews etc.)
  • Flammable items & liquids (aerosols, fireworks, etc.)
  • Bicycles and personalised motor vehicles
  • Missile/ projectile-like objects
  • Laser pointers
  • Remote controlled aerial cameras, planes, helicopters or other similar devices


The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not comply with the above.

Entry may be denied if crowds hit the maximum capacity.

1.    This event is open to all! Priority lane access is available for the elderly and persons with disabilities, so please approach our ushers for assistance.

Please note that The Meadow has uneven grass surfaces, posing some challenges to navigating the grounds. If you can’t join us at The Meadow, you can catch the concert as it airs on mewatchChannel 5 and Mediacorp Entertainment on YouTube on 12 August, 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

Re-entry to the venue is subject to venue capacity at the point of re-entry. However, those re-entering will have to join the queue again, and undergo security bag checks for re-admission.

We take the safety and security of everyone seriously, and will be undertaking all necessary measures to ensure this. Throughout the event, armed police officers will be on patrol.

Those who require medical assistance can approach any of the roving medics or the red first-aid tent. An ambulance is also on standby at the venue for emergency cases.

Should anyone feel unwell or spot any suspicious activity, please alert the working crew on-site.

The Gardens is smoke-free.

There are public toilets, including accessible toilets, as well as diaper-changing facilities within the vicinity of The Meadow and around The Gardens.

The Lost & Found counter will be within the First Aid Booth. Please return any lost items to the Lost & Found counter. Please take note not to hand over any found items to staff or guards.

You may bring your pets along for the concert. Please keep them leashed at all times, clean up after your pets and dispose of all waste in a hygienic manner.

The organisers will be monitoring conditions according to the National Environment Agency’s weather advisories. Activities will continue in the event of light rain, so do bring along your own umbrellas and ponchos. Should there be heavy rain with the presence of thunder and lighting, all activities will be halted until further notice.

If there is threat of inclement weather, please check our social media platforms and website for latest updates before you head down to The Gardens.

Garden Rhapsody will go on as per normal at 7.45pm and 8.45pm.

Bayfront Plaza carpark will be closed from 5.00pm onwards on 5 Aug 2023. Visitors are strongly encouraged to take public transport to the gardens. Please click here for directions to the venue and the nearest parking facilities and rates.

Visitors visiting the Gardens for Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert should alight at The Meadow or Arrival drop off/pick up point.