Singapore celebrates its 49th birthday on 9 August. The holiday to celebrate the nation birthday is more than just flags, fireworks, and the colors red and white. It is a holiday filled with food, drinks, and loads of calories — all while celebrating the nation’s birthday of course!

Here are some great options and deals for National Day drinking and dining in Singapore. Have a great National Day celebration!

National Day Party at Lantern

Price: $108 nett per person includes two glasses of Champagne, house wines, beers, soft drinks or juices. $768 nett For larger parties of up to six persons which includes a bottle of Magnum (1.5litres) Champagne or Premium Spirit.
When: 9 August 2014, 5pm to late
Where: Lantern, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326; Tel: 6597 5299

Lantern provides a spectacular view of the most anticipated performances of the National Day Parade – the Aerial Fly Past by the Singapore Air Force and the magnificent fireworks display. Two National Day Tapas Platters are also available at Lantern for sharing amongst family or friends. Priced at $75 Nett per platter, it features scrumptious snacks like Beef Sliders with Onion Jam and Cheese, Crisp Chicken Wings with Spicy Barbeque Sauce, Crumbled Calamari with Lemon Aioli, Vegetarian Samosa with Mint Yoghurt and Chicken Yakotori. You can also sip on a range of wines and cocktails, or try our specially concocted National Day mocktail and cocktail. Priced at $16 Nett and $24 Nett respectively, Heart of Singapore is a delightfully sweet combination of calamansi juice and plum fruit with raspberries, apple juice and a hint of mint, and the vodka-based Sing by the Bay sees a refreshing mix of fresh lime juice with strawberries, sugar cane and peach puree.

All-you-can-eat Singapore Food Fiesta at Open House

Price: $32++ per person (Lunch), $28++ per person (High Tea), $38++ per person (Dinner)
When: 4 to 10 August 2014, 12noon to 2:30pm, 3:30pm to 5:30pm & 6:30pm to 10:30pm,
Where: Open House, Level 4, Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857; Tel: 6603 8855

This National Day, Open House at Grand Park Orchard celebrates the best of local cuisine with an All-you-can-eat Singapore Food Fiesta. Thoughtfully put together by Executive Chef Chua, diners can relish in a kaleidoscope of local delights and Singaporean favourites at Open House Restaurant. The Singapore Food Fiesta presents the diversity of the city’s delectable treats with over 50 lip-smacking and piping hot items, served a la minute to your table from four live cooking stations – namely the BBQ Roasts & Dim Sum, Claypot Delights, Noodles and Wood-fired Pizzas station. Featuring a plethora of local cuisine that represents Singapore’s multi-cultural heritage, this food fiesta will satisfy any palate and appetite in this culinary haven where international fare and local delights intertwine. Diners can tuck into local favourites like Chilli or Sambal Crayfish, Singapore Laksa, Satay Bee Hoon, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Oriental Roast Meats, Ba Kut Teh, Dim Sum, Beef Rendang, Chicken Curry, Assam Fish, Wood-fired Chicken Satay Pizza, Durian Pengat, just to name a few.

An elegant tipple at Senso

Price: $16
When: Month of August
Where: Senso Restorante & Bar, 21 Club St, Singapore 069410; Tel: 6224 3534

Celebrating Singapore’s Birthday, Senso’s bar pays tribute to the country’s beautiful national flower, the orchid, with a tipple that’s only available this August, the Red Orchid. A Vodka-based cocktail, the sweet drink is a mixture of Violet and Cranberry Juice, given a fresh finishing twist with a trio of raspberries. Also enjoy Senso Bar’s After Hours Delight where you get a glass of Red Orchid, Prosecco, House Wines, Beers or Spirits at $10++ each.

A la carte dim sum buffet brunch at Jade

Price: $38 per adult and $19 per child (aged between 6 and 11 years old)
When: 9 and 10 August 2014, 11am to 12:45pm or 1:15pm to 3pm
Where: Jade, The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178; Tel: 6877 8188

Dim Sum at Jade Restaurant

Dim Sum at Jade

The award-winning chefs from Jade restaurant bring you 55 varieties of exquisite dim sum, soups, main courses and desserts that are bound to delight everyone in the family. Unique creations include Golden Mantou Stuffed with Spicy Crab Meat, Steamed Siew Mai with Abalone, Braised Bird’s Nest with Truffle Egg White in Superior Broth, Boiled Congee with Lobster and Dried Scallops.

Five-course set dinner menu at Dolce Vita

Price: $168 per person for food only / $258 per person for food and wine-pairing
When: 2 and 9 August 2014, 6:30 to 10pm (Dinner)
Where: Dolce Vita, Level 5, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797; Tel: 6885 3500

Look forward to a delectable dinner at traditional Italian restaurant Dolce Vita, where you can catch a glimpse of the fireworks display by the pool. Indulge in a delicious five-course set dinner menu, featuring the signature Cacciucco Toascano, a hearty seafood and shellfish soup consisting of king crab, Hokkaido scallop, tiger prawn and cod. Complete the splendid dining experience with a spectacular fireworks display by the poolside.

Peranakan buffet feast at MELT ~ The World Café

Price: $82 per person
When: 31 July to 10 August 2014, 6 pm to 9:30 pm (Dinner)
Where: MELT ~ The World Café, Level 4, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797; Tel:n6885 3500

Satiate your palate with a tantalising buffet spread of traditional classics presented with strong local flavours. Highlights not to be missed include the MELT Gourmet Seafood Nyonya Laksa, Ayam Buah Keluak, Nonya Chap-Chye, Kueh Pie Tee, Assam Fish Head, as well as a dedicated alfresco Durian Station.

Singapore inspired Star Pizza and Flavoured Pasta of the Month at Spizza

Price: Flavoured Pasta of the Month: $20; Star Pizza of the Month: $19 (M) & $23 (L) for Dine-in & Takeaway, $23 (L) for Delivery
When: Dine-in/Takeaway/Delivery: 12pm to 2:30pm & 6pm to 10:30pm (Mon-Fri), 12pm to 10:30pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
Where: Available at all Spizza outlets. For delivery orders, please order online at www.spizza.sg or call 6377 7773.

In conjunction with Singapore’s birthday, Spizza’s Star Pizza of The Month will be a delectable cheesy creation inspired by a favourite local dish, the Chilli Crab. Spizza’s version, Crab & Chilli Pizza, is an equally satisfying interpretation featuring a tomato base topped with shredded Fresh Crab Meat, Cherry Tomatoes, Chilli, Mixed Bell Peppers, Coriander Leaves and Egg. Pizza fans can opt to have this mouth-watering pizza delivered right to their doorstep, to tuck into heartily whilst watching the National Day celebrations from the comfort of their couch. Also tantalizing the tastebuds of pasta lovers is Spizza’s Flavoured Pasta of the Month, Penne with Artichokes, Taggiasca Olives, Tiger Prawns and Lemon. Served in Spizza’s Arrabbiata sauce, this gluten-free penne provides an option for the health-conscious at Spizza.

Indulge Singaporeans’ favourite Chicken Rice at Charly T’s

Price: $9.90+ per portion
When: 1 to 31 August 2014, All Day
Where: Charly T’s 112 Katong, 112 East Coast Road, #03-015, 112 Katong, Singapore 428802; Tel: 66364701 and Charly T’s Pasar Bella, 200 Turf Club Road, #02-06/02-K12, The Grandstand, Singapore 287994; Tel: 64679307

Charly T’s pays tribute to Singaporeans’ favourite Chicken Rice by jazzing up its signature “Best Chicken in the City” with a local twist. Featuring Charly T’s Original Recipe, free-range chicken marinated for over 13 hours before being slow-cooked rotisserie-style, the tender juicy goodness will be served with an Authentic Fragrant Rice, which follows a traditional Hainanese method of cooking jasmine rice in chicken stock, and Mom’s Chicken Soup, a homemade broth prepared from a secret recipe from Charly’s mother.

Asian buffet dinner at Clifford

Price: $49 per person
When: 9 August 2014, 6pm to 10:30pm
Where: Clifford, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326; Tel: 6597 5288

Savour local favourites at the chic Clifford restaurant which is beautifully illuminated by 10 metres high floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Clifford’s National Day Asian Buffet Dinner includes the refreshing Green Mango with Shrimp and Tomato Salad, Vegetarian Spring Rolls with Chili Sauce, Hot and Sour Soup and, a traditional favourite, the Nyonya Chicken Curry. Round off the meal with unique sweet delights of familiar flavours, such as the Pandan Kaya Cake and Warm Pulut Hitam.

National Day Singapore’s Delights Dinner Buffet at Town Restaurant

Price: $49 per adult and $25 per child
When: 4 to 9 August 2014, 6pm to 10:30pm
Where: Town Restaurant, The Fullerton Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326; Tel: 6877 8128

Enjoy an evening of dining indulgence with Town Restaurant’s National Day Singapore Dinner Buffet in the comfort of the plush interiors, or dine along the scenic Singapore River at the alfresco terrace. Savour delicious local highlights such as Town Restaurant’s signature Laksa, Bak Kut Teh, Assam Fish Curry with Eggplant and Lady Fingers, King Prawn Noodle, Satay and Roti Prata, alongside fresh seafood like seasonal Mussels and Poached Prawns and Indian Spice and Yoghurt Marinated Baked Salmon Fillet at the carving station. Complete the Singapore dining experience with an array of famous local desserts such as the Pulut Hitam, Bo Bo Zha Zha and an assortment of Nonya Kueh.

ilLido 4-course National Day Weekend Lunch

Price: $49++ per person
When: Available exclusively on 9 August and 10 August 2014
Where: ilLido, 27 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore 099892; Tel: 6866-1977

Specially for the weekend of 9 and 10 August 2014, ilLido introduces a luxurious four-course Weekend Lunch Menu at in true celebratory spirit of the National Day weekend. The tranquil environs of lush greens and golden seas set an inviting scene for a leisurely lunch, while its impressive list of fine Italian wines guarantees a bubbly afternoon. Kick-starts the meal with ilLido’s signature starters of Goose Liver with Celeriac, Apricots and Pistachio and Parma Ham with Artisanal Burrata, followed by the homemade Tagliolini with Crab, Amalfi Lemon and Tarragon and a sinfully delicious Bone Marrow Crusted Angus Beef Tenderloin with Heirloom Carrots.