Since hell is other people, here is a list of places in Singapore to avoid because it will be filled with hell.
1. Singapore Botanic Gardens
A three-day carnival, live concert and screening of National Day Parade would mean this place is terrible if you’re introverted.
When: The carnival is held from Aug 7 to Aug 9, from 10am to 5pm. The concert is held at 4pm on Friday and Sunday, and 5pm on Saturday.
2. Former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
A carnival is taking place here with old school theme, which means this place is loaded to the brim with pretentious people.
When: The carnival starts from 9am to 6pm on Aug 9. After the carnival, a live screening of the National Day Parade will be shown until 9pm.
3. Singapore Sports Hub
Some sports-themed national day activities will see people engage in weird sports in the name of nation-building. Weirdos.
When: The carnival will be held on Aug 8 and 9, from 9am to 9pm. Local film Ah Boys To Men 3: Frogmen will be screened at the OCBC Square on Aug 8 from 7pm to 9pm. A live telecast of the National Day Parade will be shown from 5.25pm on Aug 9.
4. Bedok Reservoir music festival 100+50
100 bands making a din in the wilderness to scare the animals that would rather not have humans around.
When: Aug 7 to Aug 9, and Aug 14 to Aug 16.
5. Gardens By The Bay
Singaporean and PR seniors aged 60 and above get free entry to the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest while Singaporeans and PRs get 50 per cent off admission tickets. This place will be teeming with people because who in the right mind would usually pay money to see plants?
When: The music and light show is on from Aug 6 to Aug 10 at 7.45pm, 8.30pm, 9.15pm and 10pm.
A bunch of performances happening would mean people would believe they feel patriotic.
When: Aug 6 to Aug 10. The Esplanade Concert Hall open house will be held on Aug 8 at 1pm, 3pm, 6.15pm and 8.15pm.
7. Marina South
People standing around watching aeroplanes fly by. This means a lot of people walking and stopping and walking into other people.
When: Aug 7 to Aug 9 at noon each day.
8. Museums and heritage galleries
Free entry to exhibitions. Gawd.
When: Free admission starts on Aug 7 until Aug 10.
9. Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and Singapore Zoo
Animals will perform SG50 shows. Gawd.
When: From Aug 7 to Aug 10, visitors can witness the elephant’s flag-raising ceremony during the Elephants at Work and Play show at 11.30am and 3.30pm and sing-along to Amigo the parrot at the Jurong Bird Park’s High Flyers Show at 11am and 3pm.
10. Science Centre Singapore
Free entry. A massive place to blow air-con.
When: Opening hours are 10am to 8pm on Aug 7 and Aug 8; 10am to 5pm on Aug 9 and Aug 10. Check out Science Centre’s Facebook page for updated details about entry.
11. Siloso Beach, Sentosa
A 100m-long sand sculpture showing moments in Singapore’s history on display. Just an excuse to wear little clothes in public.
When: The sand sculpture will be displayed from Aug 7 to Aug 10. The Merlion Magic Lights will be held on 7.45pm, 8.15pm, 8.45pm, 9.15pm, 9.45pm and 10.15pm. Free entry to the Sentosa Merlion is on Aug 8, free cable car rides will be on Aug 10.