The National Day Parade is a quintessential Singaporean event that brings our country together (for a few hours, at least), but we think it’s safe to say that originality isn’t exactly their strong suit.

Yes, there’s bound to be some new offerings — in this year’s case, a 10-minute film directed by Boo Junfeng — but for the most part you can count on seeing mainstays like the Red Lions, marching contingents and costumed primary school kids taking up the majority of the parade’s screen time.

Fingers crossed for another hero to rise up.
Image Credit: ClickOpenPlay YouTube

Exciting as these are, there’s a sense of deja vu watching the same thing year after year, and If you’re looking to switch up your NDP viewing experience you might want to check out Watch It Wet: NDP 2018.

One People, One Nation, One Drink-A-Pore

Organised by everyone’s favourite hipster cinema The Projector, the event is the first of a “new occasional series of communal drinking”, and aims to unite everyone as “one people, one nation, one drink-a-pore”. They’ll be broadcasting the parade on one of their big screens, alongside a dedicated bar for all your alcoholic needs.

This isn’t just going to be a mere screening, however — the event will also be hosted by drag queen Becca D’Bus, who’ll provide commentary throughout with the things you want to say but are too afraid to.

Projector NDP
Image Credit: Intermission Bar At The Projector

The best part? Admission is pay as you wish, so you won’t have to break the bank to attend. The Projector suggests a minimum of $15 though, which is still reasonable.

Doors open at 5:15pm on August 9th (duh) with free seating, so you’d better head there early if you want to experience an NDP in a totally different way this year.

Watch It Wet: NDP 2018
Venue: Intermission Bar at The Projector
Date: 9th Aug 2018
Admission: Pay As You Wish
Website

Also read Singapore Night Festival Returns On Aug 17 With Luminous Horses, Lightning Duels And More 

(Header Image Source: Intermission Bar at The Projector)

 
 
Also Read
5 Must-Order Dishes At Hougang’s Hainanese Village For $4 And Under

The destination? Hougang Hainanese Village. And here are the 5 dishes to go for when you're there. Don't say good things never share.

This Shop In Outram Sells Customised ‘Kim Zua’ Handmade By A 65-Year-Old Uncle

Nestled within a housing estate in Jalan Minyak, Mr Li runs Yew Chye Religious Goods Trading.

Take A Break From Crowds At The Singapore Night Festival At This Indie Pop-Up Market At SOTA

Happening over 2 weekends, 17 to 19 August and 24 to 25 August 2018, the MOX Parade will be taking over the space at SOTA level 1!

Genki Sushi Opening New Bishan Outlet On Aug 17 – And They’re Giving Away 100 Sushi Sets!

Genki Sushi opens their sixth outlet at Junction 8 this Friday, and they're giving away 100 sushi sets for free!

Clash Of The Thai-tans: Top 5 Dishes To Try At This Upcoming Thai Food Festival

The food festival spans 2 days, 31 August to 1 September 2018, at The Lawn @ Marina Bay and most importantly, ENTRY IS FREE!

From Quiz Nights To Pop-Up Cinemas, Funzing Lets You Enjoy Unlimited Activities For $16/Mth

For a mere $16, you’ll be entitled to a host of events that the “community marketplace" has curated.

Kenny G Comes To Singapore This November To Sax Things Up For One Night Only

Fans of Kenny G will also be glad to know that the beloved saxophonist will be performing in Singapore on 8 November 2018 at The Star Theatre!

Foodpanda Pops Up At Amoy St This September With Food, Booze, Music And Workouts

With so much to eat, drink, do and listen to, the bites & vibes pop-up block party looks set to be a great way to spend Sunday!