SingaporeConnect Celebrates SG50 National Day

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 12pm - 3pm

Location: Block 71, 599 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Indoor location)

This event is in the past.

Come celebrate Singapore's 50th National Day at the SingaporeConnect SG50 National Day event!

Survey Results

Happy TV Clip

Channel News Asia Article

Home Video


Wishing Singapore Happy National Day

Stanley Stand-up Comedy

Best Restaurant Survey

Photos on Facebook group, or some here.

Open to all! 

Yummy food

Potluck Contest: Bring a dessert to share and win

Fashion Contest: Wear your National colours or costume

Share your SG50 greetings on video or in words!

Dress in white and red, or a national costume for a chance to win a prize. 


Delicious, Southeast-Asian entrées including Mee Goreng (vegetarian and meat), Char Kway Teow and Chicken Rice from Shiok Singapore Kitchen have been catered for your shared enjoyment. Please enjoy responsibly as we'll like everyone to have their fair share of the food. (this includes not starting to get the food before we're ready).

Dessert Contest

To add to the variety, we'll having a dessert for you to show off your skills! Please pre-register at: 

When you arrive with your dish, please let registration know. The winner will be determined by:

  1. Appearance
  2. Taste

Everyone can vote on the visual appearance and presentation of the dessert.

A panel of judges will taste the dish.

The best dishes stand to win attractive prizes!


Hot and strong Teh Terik and Kopi from Kopitiam Cafe, cold Bandung, and water to fit your preference!


Block 71 is on the ground level of a corner office building, with plenty of glass letting in ample daylight. It is of course, indoors and air-conditioned. The city of San Francisco can be a little chilly in the summer, though it should be sunny and mostly warm in the afternoon. We expect you should be comfortable inside without a coat - so dress like you would in Singapore! A coat room will be available should you need to store small bags, strollers, coats, or umbrellas.

Block 71

Block 71 San Francisco is the perfect launchpad for start-ups striving to establish themselves in the US and Singapore tech ecosystems. It is a collaborative initiative between three iconic Singapore organizations - NUS Enterprise, Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL) and Singtel Innov8. It serves to integrate Singapore tech companies exploring business opportunities in the US into the local ecosystem seamlessly, and function as a gateway for US-based movers and shakers interested in the Southeast Asia markets.


We will be actively shooting video footage of the event for a Singapore TV programme to be shown on Happy TV on National Day. You are welcome to shoot your own photos and videos, and share actively on social media especially back home. Our volunteer video-crew will also go around to interview you with these questions:

  1. What's your name?
  2. Will you be watching the parade from San Francisco?
  3. Is there anything you want to say to those of us back home? 
  4. What is your big wish for Singapore?

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

All are welcome. You do not have to be a Singaporean. There is no ID requirement, nor age limits, but the organisers reserve the right to reject registrations without a valid name or email address. We kindly ask that you be respectful of the occasion and your fellow participants by engaging in behaviour appropriate to the celebration. 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

BART is closed the Aug 1 weekend.

Caltrain to King & 4th, walk 3 blocks.
Surface street parking available around Brannan St, 3rd St, 2nd St, etc. Please do not leave any valuables in your car as there have been multiple incidents in the past of break-ins. If you must leave items in your car, we advise that you leave them in the trunk prior to parking, i.e. do not park, then open your trunk and place the items within.

Garage parking available nearby. Some garages may be closed on Saturday. You may try this web page for searching for available parking:

What can/can't I bring to the event?

The more Singapore flags and memorabilia the merrier!

Please no dangerous items or weapons. 

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, please use Eventbrite's tools or contact the organiser.

Volunteer Roles:

We are thrilled to have over ten active volunteers from our community helping to bring this event to all of you!

Volunteers were provided a discounted ticket price of $10.50.

Title Description
Art and Graphic Designer Design mug, T-shirt, event logo and poster
Food Coordinator Arrive at 10:30 am. Decide what food to order and from which vendor
Game Coordinator Come up with questions and equipment for the trivia game
Contest Coordinator Arrive at 11:00 am. Administer and judge the potluck and costume contests
MC Arrive at 11:30 am. Welcome attendees, host the food, costume and other contest and activities
Site Coordinator Arrive at 10:30 am. Coordinate with the venue and work out the floorplan and layout, track inventory
SG50 Coordinator Arrive at 10:30 am. Procure and create the SG50 element
Registration Arrive at 10:30 - 11:30 am. Check-in attendees on the day, register participants in potluck contest, sell the T-shirt/mug/shopping bag bundle or individually
Music and Projector Coordinator Arrive at 10:30 am. Get Singapore-themed songs and have them available for playback to go with the performances, entertainment and general background music during the event.
Food & Site Setup Arrive at 10:30 - 11:30 am. Help food vendors and potluck providers set up food at event. Also help clean-up the event
Video-grapher Shoot video of the event

Volunteer Registration:
(has been closed - but if you come early, or stay after the end time, we might put you to work on setup or clean-up.)

Event Registration:

Event Schedule:

Time Event
10.30 am Doors open for organiser setup, food delivery.
11.30 am Registration opens; networking
12.00 pm Official welcome and food service starts; voting for Food Contest starts
12.30 pm Best Food Contest Tasting and Winner Announcement
1.00 pm Assorted SG Games
1.45 pm SG50 Cake and Happy SG50 Celebration
2.00 pm Best Costume Contest
2.15 pm Open networking
3.00 pm End
4.00 pm Pack-up ends


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