“Whoever governs Singapore must have that iron in him. Or give it up. This is not a game of cards.” ― Lee Kuan Yew

This year is a significant year for Singapore as we are not only celebrating the 54th year of independence of our country. We are also celebrating the 200th anniversary of the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles in Singapore which was the key turning point for Singapore to grow and flourish to be a nation rich in culture and heritage across the different race and religion. The special celebration of SG Bicentennial is for us to understand and appreciate our diverse history and the hardship our ancestors and Singapore had gone through. In commemoration of this joyous occasion, Compass One would like to highlight some attractive deals that you would not want to miss during August in conjunction to National Day.

How can we talk about Singapore without mentioning food? Penang Culture (#03-13) is celebrating Singapore’s 54th birthday by offering their 8 popular dishes namely, Otah, Belacan Chicken Drumlets, Chicken Satay, Rojak, Tom Yum Seafood Noodles, Curry Chicken with Rice, Cuttlefish Kang Kong and King of Bubur Hitam at $5.40 each. Cuttlefish Kang Kong is a type of Chinese salad. The dish consists of cuttlefish and several vegetables, served in sweet sauce and garnished with roasted ground peanuts. King of Bubur Hitam, a popular traditional dessert made from black glutinous rice porridge, sugar and coconut milk.  This promotion will be going on from 1 August to 31 August.

Celebrate National Day by wearing red and white to show off your patriotic spirit in the streets. Bossini (#01-33) has launched the SG54 Polo shirt and dress has a simple design which brings focus to the 54 crest embellishment. The shirts are selling for $36.90 and $39.90 for the dress. The “I love Singapore” family tee is perfect for the entire family. It’s simple and adorable design will catch your eyes. Both featured designs are available in adult and kids’ sizes, perfect for everyone. Check out more of Bossini’s National Day collection and enjoy 20% off for purchases of 2 or more items. Collection will be available in-stores till 30 August 2019 or while stocks lasts.

Being known for their cupcakes, Twelve Cupcakes (#B1-50) has created a limited-edition celebratory cupcake in conjunction to National Day. Capturing great details of the flag with red and white colored icing as well as 5 strategically placed white edible beads to represent the 5 stars on our nation’s flag. This National Day cupcake is sold at $3.70 and will only be available in stores from 7 to 10 August.

Do you remember those old-school $1 ice cream sandwiches sold by ice cream vendors with an ice cream cart attached to their motorcycles? This year Starbucks (#01-06) will be celebrating Singapore’s 54th birthday with local favorites by creating a new menu inspired by the nostalgic dessert, the Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Sandwich features decadent chunks of cookies in a cheesecake, sandwiched between two layers of light rainbow sponge cake. The Cheesecake Sandwich are $6.90. If you prefer collecting memento, you can purchase the National Day Fun Cup for $29.90, it has a dome lid filled with unique and famous icons of playgrounds that we used to grow up with such as the familiar dragon, pelican and seahorse icons.

Bata (#01-31), a brand Singaporeans are familiar with. Remember buying school shoes while preparing for back to school, or buying your first formal shoes for your new office job. Bata has shoes for all occasion. Since you will be going out with friends and family during the long weekend, you will need a comfortable yet trendy pair of shoes, and Bata is the way to go. This year, to celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday, Bata is having 2 promotions. Get $54 off with a minimum spending of $200, and purchase 2 National Day Special Collection shoes for $54. Promotions will end on 12 August.

Enjoy the long weekend with these attractive deals while we reflect on the growth of our little red dot country and pay homage to our forefathers who made sacrifices that enable this country, Singapore, to become a place we proudly call home.