National Day Ground Up Party
Welcome to our second National Day Ground Up Party (NDGUP)! Explore Singapore’s social space in an experiential way at our three-day online festival.
Join activities hosted by people behind local ground-up social initiatives, connect with fellow participants, and explore our site. Enjoy!
View our schedule here: Link to Schedule
Indicate interest for Breakout Activities here: Indicate Interest
On the event day itself, the easiest way to get started is to click the link below to join a Zoom call with our organizing team and other participants.
Password is: ILOVESG
The same events and programmes are available to both, you will just get to experience them in a different way!
A playful and interactive
"game-like" way to experience our virtual event.
This is what you might see...
An organized and structured
way to identify and join the programmes scheduled for the event.
Here are some examples of activities and people you will get to talk to...
Aug 7, 2020 | 7.10pm - 7.50pm
Gaurav is a digital innovator, and previously built dialectic.sg and confirm.sg. Currently at Better.sg, a volunteer-run non-profit collective that builds digital tools to address societal issues and drives the “techforgood” movement in Singapore.
Aug 8, 2020 | 4.50pm - 6.20pm
Let’s chat while drawing together! We’ll talk through what defines home for us while illustrating memories and scenes from home. Feel free to draw along or send in suggestions! Renae will start off by sharing her thoughts on what defines home for her and how that has changed now that she’s based abroad for 3 years, and visits Singapore once a year. Renae is a PhD candidate in Sociology, currently based in the Netherlands and sorely missing home. Bring: Drawing materials - paper, and a pen/pencil
Aug 9, 2020 | 2.20pm - 3.50pm
National day songs have been around since the 1980s, and they have evolved significantly over the years. In this part-singalong, part-analysis session, we will be going through the songs through the ages, and witnessing the change in tone, mood, narratives, and use that as a signal for where our country is currently at, and what our current narratives and struggles are. Use this opportunity to finally understand what you've been singing in the past years! Bring: Just yourself!
We’re a group of random Singaporeans who decided last year to have a small party to bring people and social initiatives together. But we got so into it that it got bigger, and 100+ people turned up!
This year, we’re hosting a three-day online festival with more partners. Singapore isn’t boring - you can support so many ground-up initiatives, view various art/music works, and connect with friendly people.
To re-create the real-life festival experience, Louis dreamed up our virtual carnival space/“game map”, and coded it from scratch! It was illustrated by the lovely Renae, with music arranged by the creative Hafeez, and great tech help from Lih Wei and Victor.
If you enjoyed the game map visuals and audio, see more of Renaee and Hafeez’s works on our local Artist/Musician Wall.
Or, check them out here:
We’re mostly from Praxium, Hatch, OpenJio, NTU Women in Tech, and we’re partnering with A Good Space. Check us out here:
Be the first to know about next year's party!
This is a 100% self-funded ground-up party. Your contributions will help us cover event costs e.g. web domain costs, marketing, etc. that we've personally chipped in, in order to create this event for fellow Singaporeans. If there’s any left over, we’ll use it for next year’s party (hopefully a physical one, with snacks? :D)
Last year, we collected $84.60 in total, with $3.76 left over.
Add to our ground-up fund via Paylah.
You should see Amos Liu as the recipient. He's our treasurer to keep track of funds!