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In a press release earlier today, Singapore’s President Tony Tan has declared August 7th (Friday) as a public holiday. This will result in a longer weekend holiday from the 7th to the 10th of August.

According to the release, this longer holiday will “enable all Singaporeans to participate in commemorating this special milestone in our nation’s history.”

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Special programmes have also been prepared around the island for the Jubilee Weekend. This will include programmes at the Marina Bay area; at the Singapore Botanic Gardens; at West Coast Park, Pasir Ris Park and Sembawang Park; and at the Singapore Sports Hub. All museums and heritage galleries will also remain open for the weekend.

“I am pleased that we can have the SG50 Public Holiday and a Jubilee Weekend filled with meaningful and inspiring activities, for Singaporeans to come together and celebrate as one,” said Chairman of SG50 Steering Committee Heng Swee Keat. “I hope everyone will take part in the activities and events organised around the island, and spend this special time together with your loved ones.”

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