Celebrate this National Day with an exciting array of content across Mediacorp’s platforms!

Singapore, 5 August 2021 – Commemorate Singapore’s 56th year of independence from the safety and comfort of home, as Mediacorp showcases an array of exhilarating content for you this National Day!

As Singapore’s national media network, we are proud to bring you the annual National Day Message and Parade (NDP) 2021 across Mediacorp’s multiple platforms. At the same time, we will be premiering a brand new original English drama series This Land is Mine, based on real local historical events and featuring our very own stars Pierre Png and Rebecca Lim. Viewers can also look forward to a specially curated lineup of quality and engaging National Day-related content as well as the live broadcast of the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert 2021 featuring spectacular performances by some of the best music talents in Singapore.

A.      National Day Message and Parade 2021

National Day Message 2021
8 August 2021, various timings

Delivered in Singapore’s four official languages, the National Day Message will be available across Mediacorp’s free-to-air TV channels, radio stations and our digital streaming platform, meWATCH.

The Message will be delivered by:

  • Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in English;
  • Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies Heng Swee Keat in Mandarin;
  • Minister for Social and Family Development, Second Minister for Health, and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli in Malay; and
  • Minister for Transport S Iswaran in Tamil.

National Day Parade 2021 Ceremonial Parade
9 August 2021, 9:00am

Due to the return of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), this year’s NDP will be conducted in two parts. The NDP 2021 Ceremonial Parade will take place on 9 August while the NDP 2021 will be held on 21 August, both at The Float @ Marina Bay. For the Ceremonial Parade, viewers can look forward to traditional crowd favourites such as the state flag fly-past and aerial display of F-15SG fighter jets in a bomb-burst formation. Comprising the State Colours, there will also be contingent displays formed by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Home Team, as well as civilian entities and other uniformed groups who will participate virtually, in line with all safe management measures. The parade will be reviewed by President Halimah Yacob.

For more details on National Day Parade 2021, please visit NDP’s website.

Please refer to Annex A for the full viewing details for the National Day Message and Parade 2021.

B.      Exciting slate of special National Day content and #OurHomeOurStory initiative

Mediacorp will also be showcasing a series of binge-worthy programmes and introducing a special #OurHomeOurStory initiative with Lazada vouchers up for grabs!

This Land Is Mine
Premieres 9 August 2021, 9:30pm

Mediacorp will be premiering a brand new English local drama This Land Is Mine, based upon the novel The Devil’s Circle, written by Walter Woon – the fifth Attorney-General of Singapore. Set in the 1940s and inspired by real-life historical events such as the Maria Hertogh controversy, the War Tribunals, the activities of the Malaysian People’s Anti-Japanese Army (MPAJA) and the Sook Ching Massacre, this 15-episode series aims to highlight the struggles that Singapore faced as a nation post-WWII, and her journey towards independence. The show features a stellar cast of artistes including Rebecca Lim, Pierre Png, Sora Ma, Shabir, Charlie Goh, amongst many others, and is part of the “Lights. Camera. Singapore” initiative.

Please refer to Annex B for the synopsis and full viewing details for This Land is Mine.

Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert 2021
9 August 2021, 8:00pm

Join us in celebrating Singapore’s 56th birthday with the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert 2021, which will feature star-studded performances set against the lush backdrop of iconic locales within Gardens by the Bay. Centred on young musical talent, this collaboration between Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp, aims to bring Singaporeans together through a forward-looking showcase of rising stars that also underscores our shared sense of belonging.

Hosted by Jean Danker, the one-hour celebratory concert will feature Mediacorp personalities Rebecca Lim, Kym Ng and Joakim Gomez, as well as top homegrown talents such as Sezairi Sezali, Charlie Lim, Shabir, Chen Yi Xin, Gavin Teo, Jack & Rai with EIC, and more! Audiences can also look forward to a special appearance in the performance of Song for Singapore by President Halimah Yacob who will share a dedicated message.

Please refer to this media release for more information.

“Our Home Our Story” Titles
Available now, various timings

Get ready for a specially curated lineup of National Day-related programmes across Mediacorp’s multiple platforms! Themed “Our Home Our Story”, these include documentaries, variety shows as well as dramas that showcase the Singaporean DNA and our history.  So, sit back, and enjoy these titles through the long weekend, and the month of August.

Audiences from all walks of life can enjoy When Duty Calls, a 20-episode military series showcasing stories, training programmes and exercises that the Singapore Armed Forces undergo. This show was produced in collaboration with Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Mediacorp, to commemorate 50 years of National Service back in 2017. Other dramas such as Downstairs, Zi Char Wars, and Just In Singapore depict heartwarming stories on everyday lives of Singaporeans.

For sneak previews of upcoming Chinese titles The Peculiar Pawnbroker, Key Witness and Live Your Dreams, drama addicts can catch Dramas 2021: The Making for first dibs on behind-the-scenes production secrets and interviews with artistes. The National Day Special Edition of the Vasantham infotainment programme, Santhosha Kootam, will feature the special celebrations across the island for Singapore’s birthday, and the efforts that go into planning for these.

History buffs can also check out programmes such as There’s Something About Orchard and Belly of a Nation 2, where hosts will lead viewers on various journeys to the past to rediscover Singapore’s history. For more uplifting content, audiences can catch Gotong Royong, Wira Kita and Heart Warmers for local Samaritans who have helped their fellow Singaporeans in need.

Avid fans of quiz game shows will also definitely enjoy watching We are Singaporeans and SGD 8888, where they can test their knowledge of Singapore alongside the contestants!

Please refer to Annex C for the full list of titles, synopses and viewing details.

Special National Day-related radio programmes and podcasts
Available now, various timings

That’s not all! Audiophiles can also look forward to special National Day-themed radio segments and podcasts across Mediacorp’s radio platforms and meLISTEN. These include live commentaries of NDP 2021, interviews with NDP 2021 participants, livestreams of sing-alongs to a medley of popular National Day songs, as well as podcasts discussing fun facts and Singapore’s history. Listeners can also take part in various giveaways and song dedications which will include prizes up for grabs!

Please refer to Annex D for the full list of radio programmes, podcasts and schedule. 

#OurHomeOurStory initiative
From now till 22 August 2021

Join the #OurHomeOurStory initiative and tell us what it means to be a Singaporean, alongside a meaningful picture or video that best describes your story.  Simply upload these on your public Facebook or Instagram account with the hashtags #OurHomeOurSingapore and #Mediacorp by 22 August! After an initial round of selection, the top 56 submissions will be open to public voting from 25 to 31 August. The top 10 most-voted entries will receive a $200 Lazada shopping voucher each, and the next 30 entries to receive a $100 Lazada shopping voucher each. 56 voters will also be selected randomly to win a $60 Lazada shopping voucher each. Results will be announced from 6 September to 12 September.

For more details, please visit the #OurHomeOurStory website here.

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Media contact
Ken Ng
Communications Associate
Ken.Ng@mediacorp.com.sg

About Mediacorp
Mediacorp is Singapore’s national media network and largest content creator. Its purpose is to create engaging and trusted content, as well as to connect communities and inspire people. Mediacorp engages over three million people in Singapore daily across four languages on its digital platforms including meWATCH, meLISTEN and CNA.asia, six TV channels and 11 radio stations. Beyond Singapore, Mediacorp also has a growing international audience through CNA and content distributed across markets.

With a focus on nurturing talent and growing the sector, the company is committed to investing in nation-wide initiatives like Star Search, Anugerah, Yaar Antha Star and SPOP, commissioning a wide variety of work from local content creators, and collaborating with institutes of higher learning. As Singapore’s first local Multi-Channel Network in partnership with YouTube, Mediacorp is also committed to developing a network of digital content creators.

For advertisers, Mediacorp has partnered industry-leading brands like ESPN, Mothership, Popcorn, theAsianparent, VICE, YouTube and 99.co to form the Mediacorp Digital Network in offering more effective content-driven solutions.

Mediacorp is the recipient of industry accolades including New York Festivals, World Media Festivals, PromaxBDA (World and Asia) and Asian Academy Creative Awards.

For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.


Annex A

National Day Message 2021 telecast details

Platforms (simulcast on meWATCH*)

First Telecast
8 August 2021

Repeat Telecast
9 August 2021

Channel 5*

10:00pm - 10:15pm

 

8:45am - 9:00am

Channel 8*

9:45pm - 10:00pm

Channel U*

11:35pm - 11:50pm

Suria*

8:30pm - 8:45pm

Vasantham*

9:00pm – 9:15pm

CNA*

6:45pm – 7:00pm

10:02am – 10:15am
1:02pm – 1:15pm
4:02pm – 4:15pm

CNA938

7:00pm - 7:15pm
8:30pm - 8:45pm
9:30pm - 9:45pm
10:30pm - 10:45pm

8:45am - 9:00am
5:15pm - 5:30pm

CAPITAL 958

9:45pm - 10:00pm


8:45am - 9:00am

Warna 942

8:45pm - 9:00pm

Oli 968

9:00pm – 9:15pm


National Day Parade 2021 telecast details

  1. National Day Parade 2021 Ceremonial Parade

Platforms (simulcast on meWATCH*)


9 August 20211

Channel 5*

 

 


9:00am - 9:50am

Channel 8*

Channel U*

Suria*

Vasantham*

CNA*

CNA938

CAPITAL 958

Warna 942

Oli 968

1Live captions for the Ceremonial Parade will be available on Channel 5, and for meWATCH viewers, this can also be enabled or disabled via the “Subtitles” button.


Official Translations

Language

Programme Title

English

NDP 2021 Ceremonial Parade

Mandarin

2021年国庆庆典检阅礼

Malay

NDP 2021 Upacara Perbarisan

Full translation: Upacara Perbarisan Hari Kebangsaan 2021

Tamil

NDP 2021 சடங்குபூர்வ அணிவகுப்பு

Full translation: தேசிய தின அணிவகுப்பு 2021 சடங்குபூர்வ அணிவகுப்பு

 

Annex B

Synopsis and telecast details on This Land Is Mine

Synopsis

Singapore. World War 2. Following the Japanese surrender and the British’s return, Singapore had much rebuilding to do, both physically and spiritually. Unemployment was high, public utilities disrupted, streets were dark, dirty, and unsafe at night, food prices soared, healthcare, education, all suffered immediately following the war. Loyalties also conflicted, from those who were once subservient to the Japanese to the MPAJA (Malaysian People’s Anti-Japanese Army). This was the new normal in Singapore, late-1945. A search for identity began. Who were we? Who were we loyal to? In this tumultuous time, one family tries to move on with their lives: Dennis Chiang (Pierre Png), a rising associate in the law firm of d’Almeida & d’Almeida; June Chiang (Rebecca Lim), Dennis’ cousin and a clerk in the same law firm; and Mak (Noorlinah Mohamed), the matriarch of the Chiang family. 

Dennis Chiang has just returned to Singapore from England, where he has been forced to spend the war years. A lawyer at the firm of d’Almeida & d’Almeida before the Japanese Occupation, he returns to help the firm get back on its feet. His first case is defending Nakamura (Sugie Phua), a Kempeitai (Japanese military police) torturer placed on a trial by the British for his war crimes. Dennis faces blowbacks from an angered Mak and June who are still recovering from the trauma of the Japanese Occupation and threats on his life by the MPAJA. However, these are nothing compared to the shocking discovery he makes about Nakamura’s true identity later on.

Meanwhile, June encounters a young British girl, Margaret Barron (Elly Gaskell) who was orphaned during the war and is now being raised by her firm’s former driver, Ahmad’s (Jasmi Ahmad) family in the Malay kampong. The peace of village life is shattered when Margaret’s aunt, Emma Rider (Shona Benson) arrives to claim and bring her back to England but Margaret does not want to leave, sparking off a conflict with Ahmad’s family. To complicate matters, an innocent attraction has developed between marge and Ahmad’s youngest son, Karim (Syah Riszuan).

In another story arc, Habibullah (Shabir), an officer of the Indian Army who fought alongside the British in India is posted to Singapore under the sadistic Colonel Holmes (Matt Grey) who accuses him of being a traitor to the British, locking him up in solitary confinement. Habibullah’s men stage a mutiny and kill Holmes. Habibullah takes the blame for the mutiny and goes on the run but gets caught and must stand trial for treason. The case eventually lands at d’Almeida & d’Almeida, and Dennis is once again in the line of fire, this time assisted by June. Another more personal case that falls into their laps concern the inheritance rights to the fortune left behind by Lau Leong Ann (a rich businessman killed by the MPAJA) as three women surface claiming to be Leong Ann’s adopted son Gim Huat’s (Nicholas Lim) birth mother and hence the right to the fortune.

The professional cases of Dennis and June are underscored by their personal journeys:

Dennis is struggling to re-establish himself and find his feet as well as his identity. The people around him – in particular locals who suffered through the Japanese Occupation – consider him an outcast and a traitor who ran away during the War. Dennis must prove to them that he belongs in Singapore as much as anyone of them.

 

Telecast Details

No. of Episodes: 15 (60 minutes per episode)
TX Date: Premieres 9 August 2021, Monday
meWATCH: Four new episodes every 2 weeks
Channel 5: One episode every Monday at 9:30pm
Mediacorp Drama Channel on YouTube: One week after meWATCH’s release

 

Annex C

List of “Our Home Our Story” programmes

On meWATCH

English programmes

Downstairs S1 and S2

Downstairs is an adult animated series that follows a cast of wacky and colourful Kopitiam stalls owners on the ground floor of an unnumbered HDB flat, in an unnamed HDB estate. Together, everyone seems to bring out the very best and worst in each other as they embark on crazy adventures throughout their little neighborhood.

We are Singaporeans S5

We Are Singaporeans is back with Season 5! The quiz game show which puts Singapore and her citizens in the spotlight, our topics range from general information to pop culture, and even the esoteric! Returning to host and entertain is the ever delightful and captivating Hossan Leong who will grill our fellow Singaporeans on their knowledge of Singapore, all for a chance to win cash prizes up to 20,000 dollars!

Mata Mata S1 to S3

1949, the Japanese Occupation is over, Singapore has returned to British control, but the people are still struggling to pick up the pieces of their lives. 19-year-old Elizabeth Lee (Cheryl Wee) has just finished her Senior Cambridge exams and her mother, Yoke Lien (Aileen Tan) gives her two choices: find a job or get married. However, Elizabeth's feisty nature gets the better of her and she gets into a scuffle with gangsters, catching the attention of secret society member Lim Seng Hock (Daren Tan) and British officer Henry Ridley (Jason Godfrey).

Zi Char Wars

Tan Ah Xiong and Bruce Sim were best friends who have known one another their whole lives. But after the ‘chili crab incident’ their friendship soured into a bitter rivalry. This rivalry would go on to outlive some people and turn the kopitiam into a hot spot for noise pollution through constant megaphone shouting matches. However, all their frequent pranks, occasional theft and everyday chaos will soon come to an end when one of them has to shut down their stall due to budget cuts. May the best man win… Unlimited bragging rights.

There’s Something About Orchard

Discover the wild and surprising history of the Orchard precinct back in the 1960s, as never before. Our guides to this iconic precinct are 3 young, intrepid hosts - a musician, a fashion designer and a chef - who take us on their deep dives into the past to dig up insider secrets about its music, fashion and food scenes. Was there really a topless cabaret along Scotts Road? How did trendsetting boutiques and supermodel sisters start Orchard's reputation as a shopping district? And did Singapore's first unofficial hawker centre really start in a Orchard carpark? Our hosts turn their history lessons into original creations inspired by the good old days of Orchard...by writing a song and shooting a funky music video, designing a retro fashion collection and launching a fashion show, and lastly curating an unforgettable dinner experience for a select few that marries Indian Mee Siam, Loh Gai Yik, Shashlik Kebab and many more.

Belly of a Nation S2

Why did early immigrants create food uniquely Singaporean? What insights can hawkers give us to the making of some popular hawker dishes and what trials and tribulations await those in the trade and others getting into it for the very first time? How can our hawker culture carry on when the odds are stacked against it? This two-part documentary series goes into the hearts and minds of Singapore's hawkers while paying homage to the amazing dishes that they serve. Going back into the past, we trace how ethnic lines were blurred by roving hawkers and continued to integrate in the hawker centres. But over the years, against the winds of change, eating hawker food in hot and humid centres fell out of fashion. As the first-generation stallholders pass on, who is going to carry their torch? We profile some of the brave and intrepid hawkerpreneurs, the new breed, who despite the odds think that they can make it and keep the hawker culture alive in Singapore.

Reflections of Yesteryear

This documentary features voices of Singapore’s first generation leaders, on the journey to survive and prosper as a nation.

Into The Vault S2

What would you serve the future King of England? Self-trained chef Kenneth Yong attempts to recreate one of the biggest banquets in Singapore's colonial history - the grand dinner thrown by the colonial government in 1922 for the visiting Prince of Wales, Edward VIII. He goes on an epic quest to uncover the menu, travelling back in time to the height of the colonial era, and discovers surprising nuggets about the life - and diet - of British colonials in Singapore. It seems they really liked to party, and that they also ate food like... rendang spaghetti? Inconceivable!

Chinese programmes

When Duty Calls 卫国先锋

Xu Long Bin (Romeo Tan) is a reservist officer who saved Chen Jin Bao’s (Pierre Png) life during a military exercise. Instead of being grateful, Jin Bao blames Long Bin for his damaged car. From then, the duo never see eye to eye. Lu Jun Guang (Desmond Tan) becomes their mediator and the three men eventually became friends. Jun Guang is in love with Shen Yi Xuan (Paige Chua), who cannot get over the memory of her dead boyfriend. While Bai Jin Yu (Felicia Chin), Jun Guang’s childhood friend, is always at his side through thick and thin. New recruit Yao Wei Guo (Shane Pow) dislikes Yang Xian Feng (Ricky Koh) and constantly picks on him. But Xian Feng proves himself to be a kind and compassionate buddy, and they eventually become good friends. Their friendship is tested when they fall in love with the same girl. Long Bin, Jun Guang and Jin Bao are patrolling a restricted military area when they encounter a terrorist attack. Will they be able to put their military skills to good use and stop the terrorist attack?

Just In Singapore 一房半厅一水缸

Uncle Kopi’ and ‘Auntie Kopi’ have an old large ceramic tub passed down for generations. When their daughter leaves her young son in their care, she fears that the tub might pose a hazard and asks them to dispose of it. Unable to part with the tub, they left it in the care of Granny Ma…. Thus begins the “journey” of the old tub as it gets stolen from Granny Ma and starts making its round among different families living in the same building. In building lived Lin Bei, an over-the-hill stage singer and his family; Robert and Mary, a lazy couple who relies on government assistance to get by; Ma Zhigang, a good-for-nothing without much conscience; the miserly ‘Auntie Auto’ and ‘Thirty Thousand’; and of course ‘Uncle Kopi’ and ‘Auntie Kopi’, who are still living in their rented apartment even though their children are doing very well... Then, Uncle Kopi’s son discovered that the ceramic tub might belong to the imperial family of the Qing dynasty and can be worth up to a million dollars. The rumour quickly spreads and soon the hunt for the lost tub begins….

Wang Sha Ye Feng Special 王沙野峰谐剧双宝特辑

Reminisce the iconic Singapore comedic duo, Wang Sha and Ye Feng in this special edition of their past comedy crosstalks

Curious City 岛国 发现

"Curious City" aims to explore and discover interesting facts around Singapore that goes unnoticed by the public. Armed with unlimited curiosity for the undiscovered, our three vibrant and young hosts will lead audiences every week on a fun journey to explore and learn about the many unknown and quirky facts that are hidden everywhere on our island.

Heart Warmers 岛屿温度

In this island we called home, there are some Samaritans who take it upon themselves to reach out to people in need of help, to fill the gap of loneliness and be a steadfast supporter in times of crisis. Heart Warmers is brand new series that showcases the benevolent and selfless acts of these ordinary Singaporeans as they seek out and render their hearts and souls to helping the people in need.

Malay programmes

Gotong Royong S2

In this season, Fauzie Laily returns with a burning passion to rekindle the kampung spirit within the Singapore community. He gathers Singaporeans from all walks of life to unite in making a meaningful contribution to the society.

Wira Kita S2

Heroism can come in many forms. Wira Kita features stories of ordinary people going the extra mile to make a contribution to the community. These heroes will share what triggered and drives them to contribute; the misconceptions or challenges that they face and how their action has made an impact or difference to another person’s life or the community.

Tamil programmes

Parambarai

Remnants of our past lives on through the generations that we leave behind. The stories we tell ourselves matter. How will our present become the future's past? And when so much is at stake, how far will one go to redefine their legacy and change destiny? Catch Parambarai, a brand new four-episode miniseries that follows the powerful matriarch, Rajathi, and her lineage as the family navigates scandals, vendettas and a very dark secret.

SGD 8888 S3

GD 8888 is the number plate of Vasantham’s very own Singapore Car, which is set to take its passengers on a wild, “high–speed” journey of thrills and spills across Singapore – with a twist!So before you join this ride, be very sure you know Singapore really, really well!In our debut episode, a young and bubbly couple Anand & Jennifer have started their journey on PIE. Can they give correct answers for all the 10 questions and retain S$8888 with them?

 

On FTA channels

Channel 5

This Land Is Mine special
9 August 2021, Monday, 7:30pm

An exclusive look at the new period drama series This Land is Mine, where it will take you on a journey behind-the-scenes of the production, and reflects on how the themes of the show - identity, justice and loyalty - can transcend historical context to be relevant today.

Channel 8

Dramas 2021: The Making鉴证梦想 :年终新剧特辑
9 August 2021, Monday, 8:20pm

Catch behind-the-scenes action and interviews with cast of upcoming dramas Live Your Dream大大的梦想, Key Witness关键证人 and The Peculiar Pawnbroker《人心 that contain plotlines and themes surrounding girl power, unconventional crimes, and a traditional trade that never dies! Dramas 2021: The Making features your favourite artistes such as Lee Nanxing, Carrie Wong, Romeo Tan, Desmond Tan, Denise Camillia Tan, Sheryl Ang, Qi Yuwu, Sheila Sim, Zhang Yaodong, Chantelle Ng, Richie Koh and Tasha Low who will share more about all the exciting happenings of these dramas.

充满青春和耳熟能详歌曲的励志剧、非一般的侦察剧,以及一个生生不息的传统行的温情剧 -- 让参与这三部精彩剧集的演员,通过《鉴证梦想 :年终新剧特辑》 介绍人物和故事,也带你走进幕后,一起期待剧集的播出。演员包括:李南星、黄思恬、陈罗密欧、 陈泂江、陈楚寰、洪丽婷、戚玉武、沈琳宸、张耀栋、黄暄婷、许瑞奇、刘怡伶

Channel U

Love Unbound《爱不止息》
9 August 2021, Monday, 8:30pm

Love Unbound is an anthology series exploring the many facets of love in Singapore. It's a compendium of love stories detailing the limitlessness of love. This results in the simplest and truest iteration of their quest for love, from a kaleidoscope of people.

《爱不止息》系列述说的是发生在新加坡社会里各方各面不一样的爱。透过四对人物角色,呈现出每个人在这五花八门的世界里对于爱最纯粹和最真实的诉求与表达。

Vasantham

Santhosha Kottam: National Day Special Edition
9 August, Monday, 4:30pm

A team of handyman take up assignments with various individuals and organisations, in their journey of the National Day celebrations.


Annex D

List of special National Day-themed radio programmes and podcasts

Podcasts available on meLISTEN

Station/Channel

Programme Title

Synopsis

meLISTEN

128 Circle

Inspired by the Mediacorp drama series 128 Circle, this podcast series provides a funny and irreverent take on the many local idiosyncrasies, presenting a sonic feast that brings together all the flavours of everyday Singaporean life that makes us who we truly are.

CAPITAL 958

Peaceful Mind《防疫平常心》

A pandemic which came out of the blue, disrupting lives around the globe. On Peaceful Mind, ordinary citizens share their hopes and stories on dealing with the pandemic. This podcast also hopes to inspire listeners as we work together towards a post-Covid-19 world.

突如其来的疫情,打乱了你我熟悉的生活节奏。为了适应新常态,尝尽酸甜苦辣。除了压抑与眼泪,生活还有欢笑吗?

《958防疫平常心》 通过平凡大众艰难时刻重新出发的故事,让你抗疫路上不孤单。

Warna 942

Masak-Masak Che' Sue

Che' Sue dishes out simple yet delicious recipes every episode! Download now, try it out and share your reviews with us!

Oli 968

Kuttis Chuttis

Kuttis Chuttis features various talents by students below the age of 12 including banter, tongue twisters, riddles, trivia quizzes, and much more! 

In this episode, a student by the name of Hamshini showcases her piano-playing skills, where she plays her rendition of a song by the late Kollywood singer, SP Balasubramiam (SPB). She also says a tongue twister in the Tamil and answers general knowledge questions in the rapid-fire round.

 

 English radio stations

Station

Date

Programme Details

987

Week of 2 August 2021

On the morning show Get Up with Gerald and Kim (6:00 to 10:00am) and evening show The Shock Circuit with Sonia & Joakim (4:00 to 8:00pm), they will have a call-in segment for listeners to share their birthday wishes to Singapore!

987

Now till 7 August 2021

On the Sweetest Shoutout segment on Ad Free 50 with Ann Nicole (2:00 to 4:00pm), she will highlight some of the sweetest messages/birthday wishes that listeners have to share for the nation’s 56th birthday!

CLASS 95

7 – 16 August 2021

CLASS 95 will play a segment titled WAH FOR REAL? throughout the day where they celebrate the nation’s birthday with a collection of little-known facts our sunny island and everything associated with it!

GOLD 905

Now till 6 August 2021

On the morning show LIVE! With Mike & Vernetta (6:00 to 10:00am) and evening show Lunchtime Jukebox with Denise Tan (10:00am to 2:00pm), they will be holding on-air quizzes where they invite listeners to take part and stand a chance to win prizes produced by local brands!

GOLD 905

Now till 5 August 2021

 

On the morning show Lunchtime Jukebox with Denise Tan (10:00am to 2:00pm), there will be a National Day request special Say it to Singapore, where listeners can send in their song request and dedications via GOLD 905’s Facebook page, and the most heartfelt dedication selected will win a prize!

Symphony 924

Now till 6 August 2021, and 9 August 2021

From now till 6 August 2021, five outstanding Singaporean performers will be featured across all three timebelts every day, where they will share on their music and be tested on trivia quizzes!

On 9 August 2021, Symphony 924 will feature music from five local artistes which includes: Low Shao Suan & Shao Ying (twin sisters pianists and composers); Melvyn Tan (pianist); Lynette Seah (violinist) and; Siow Lee Chin (pianist)

 

 Chinese radio stations

Station

Date

Programme TItle

Programme Details

CAPITAL 958

Now till 10 August 2021

 

《给新加坡的情书》

My Love Letter to Singapore

国家,是你的初恋还是终生伴侣?或者是朋友以上,恋人未满?这个国庆日,我们找来一群热恋中的人,给国家告白,大声说出他们写给新加坡的情书。

Is your country your first love or life-long partner? This National Day, we invite a group of citizens who loves Singapore to write and read out their love letters to our beloved nation across all timebelts.

LOVE 972

Available on meLISTEN

 

《彬彬讲古 - 狮城知多少》

Tales of Old Singapore with Marcus Chin

你知道为什么新加坡又被称为狮子城?莱佛士爵士在1819年登陆时对新加坡作出哪些贡献?关于新加坡初期迂回曲折和战胜逆境的故事,你了解多少?

来临的国庆日,LOVE 972 DJ 陈建彬将通过讲古的方式,和你一起回顾新加坡前传,了解新加坡丰富多彩的历史故事。

Do you know why Singapore is also known as the Lion City? Do you know the contributions made by Sir Stamford Raffles when he founded Singapore in 1819?

How much do you know about Singapore’s history? This National Day, LOVE 972 DJ Marcus Chin brings you on a journey to the past as he recounts the history of Singapore.

LOVE 972

7 August 2021

From 7:30pm

《爱国歌曲 大家唱》

National Day Sing-along

为欢庆新加坡建国56周年,新加坡宗乡会馆联合总会和新加坡华族文化中心联合主办的第15届“爱国歌曲大家唱”国庆晚会定于8月7日(星期六),通过LOVE 972 Facebook 和 宗乡总会 FB/IG 进行直播!

此活动由 LOVE972 DJ 江坚文和陈粉樱联手主持,除了邀请本地歌手演唱首首脍炙人口的国庆日和本地歌曲为我国献上祝福外,文化、社区及青年部长兼律政部第二部长唐振辉先生也受邀发表献词。

Come join in the 15th edition of the National Day Sing-along to celebrate Singapore’s 56th year of independence! Happening on 7 August (Sat), this event organised by Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) and Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) will be streamed live on LOVE 972 Facebook as well as SFCCA’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

This event will be hosted by LOVE 972 DJs Jianwen and Fenying, together with local singers to express their well-wishes for Singapore through a medley of popular National Day and local songs. Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law Mr Edwin Tong will also be delivering a special message.

YES 933

Now till 6 August 2021

 

《YES 933国庆好礼送不停》

YES 933 National Day Giveaway

为了庆祝国庆日,YES 933 准备了本地品牌的丰富礼物要送给你!记得锁定全天节目,挑战游戏!

In conjunction with National Day, YES 933 is holding a special Singapore-themed giveaway across all timebelts from now till 6 August! Look out for an array of prizes to be won across the week as we do our part to #supportlocal!


Malay radio stations

Station

Date

Programme TItle

Programme Details

Warna 942

Now till 9 August 2021

Dirgahayu Singapura

Dirgahayu Singapura (Long Live Singapore) is an eight-part three-minute capsule that brings you the highlights of National Day through the years till present.

Ria 897

9 August 2021

Backstage: NDP Live Commentary

Zaza Majid and Adi Rahman bring you behind-the-scenes of this year’s NDP Live Commentary via podcasts and social media updates throughout the day!

Ria 897

9 August 2021,
2:00 – 3:00pm

Pelangi-Ria Muzik Mash (National Day Edition)

This one-hour special radio programme is a collaboration between Mediacorp’s Ria 897 and Pelangi FM of Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB). Featuring DJs and artistes from both countries, this special radio programme highlights Singapore’s 56th birthday. 

Ria 897

7 & 8 August 2021

8:15am & pm, 8:45am & pm, 9:15am & pm,
9:45am & pm

iRia: National Day Special Edition

DJ Fadli Kamsani brings you the highlights of this year’s National Day Parade 2021, which will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay.


Tamil radio station

Station

Date

Programme TItle

Programme Details

Oli 968

9 August 2021,
7:30am to 8:00am

Vanakkam Singai: National Day Special

This National Day, Oli 968 will have a special feature interview with Lieutenant Colonel (Dr) Shalini Arulanandam, First Woman Officer appointed to head SAF's Military Medicine Institute.

Oli 968

9 August 2021,
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Tea Kadai: National Day Special

On Tea Kadai, Oli 968 will be interviewing participants of the NDP 2021 to share their thoughts and their experience.