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Things to do with kids this week in Singapore (Aug 15-21)

Things to do with kids this week in Singapore (Aug 15-21)

Updated:
August 17, 2022

Need some ideas for where to go with the family and things to do with kids this week in Singapore?

Our weekly guide's got you covered with the latest places to go, events for kids, and some suggestions for kids activities this weekend.

For this week, enjoy captivating performances and installations at the Singapore Night Festival, join in family friendly programmes at My Community Festival, dine in the world of Cinnamoroll, and more!

***We update this list regularly so make sure you bookmark this article for more activities with kids!***

Featured Activities this Week (Click to jump ahead)

1. Singapore Night Festival

2. Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2022

3. My Community Festival - Family Friendly Programmes this week

4. Hanging Gardens - Mexican Roots

5. Cinnamoroll Cafe pop-up

6. Patricia Piccinini: We Are Connected - ArtScience Museum

Upcoming

1. A Minion's Perspective Experience: 3 Sep 2022 - 2 Jan 2023

2. Slava's Snow Show: 2-6 Nov

Popular Activities

1. ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure Park

2. DinoQuest World Adventure

3. Join in Tours and Community Events at My Community Festival

4. Mermaid Tales at Wild Wild Wet

5. Subway Big Museum of Taste

6. Dinosaur Playground at Causeway Point

7. Masak Masak - The Artground

8. Reopening of the Water Playground at Tampines 1

More Things to Do - Previously featured events and activities that are still ongoing

Archives from Previous Weeks - 11 Jul to 14 Aug 2022

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Featured Activities This Week

Singapore Night Festival

After a 2 year hiatus, the Singapore Night Festival is returning for an epic 13th edition to liven up the Bras Basah and Bugis (BBB) precinct from 19-27 Aug 2022!

This year's theme is Rebirth, where local artists and the community will reimagine the precinct in a whole new light.

Image credit: Euphoria Pole Aerial Studio

The Festival will feature over 55 vibrant and diversified events that will shed light on lesser-known stories of the BBB arts and cultural area.

Festival goers can expect six projection mapping projects, 14 Night Lights installations, more than 30 performances by performing arts groups, immersive programs, and food and retail experiences.

Festival highlights include the immersive theatrical production Cathay Hotel: The Curse of the Missing Red Shoe, where you can relish in the excitement of solving a mystery set amidst the grandeur of a large-scale reconstruction of the Cathay Hotel.

Artist impression, courtesy of Vertical Submarine

The National Museum of Singapore will be illuminated in an enthralling projection exhibition by Hungarian projection mapping studio Maxin10sity.

A short distance away, the Stamford clock tower will be lit up by artist Amanda Tan's interpretation of a multicultural, modern identity.

If you're up for a challenge, join the Heat of the Night, a self-guided race in which players hunt for clues and explore tales behind the BBB precinct through a variety of activities.

The fastest racers have a chance to win fantastic prizes!

Early bird ticket sales for Cathay Hotel: The Curse of the Missing Red Shoe and Heat Of The Night are available from July 21 to August 2.

The full programme for Singapore Night Festival 2022 will also be released in early August.

Date: 19-27 Aug 2022

More information and programme line up

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2022

Lawn installation - Celestial Bodies (Image credit: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall)

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall is celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival with a variety of exciting activities that explore Chinese arts, culture, and heritage.

During the weekend open house, you'll learn about the history and traditions of the mid-autumn festival, one of the world's cultural festivals, and revel in the festival's rich historical and cultural significance with a lineup of live performances, cultural workshops, heritage walking tours, and storytelling sessions.

Live on the Lawn - Performances by The Joyful Voices and Mr Bottle Magic (Image credit: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall)

Families can look forward to the following programmes:

  • Lawn Installation: Celestial Bodies: 16 Aug - 25 Sep
  • Chinese Opera Workshop: 4 Sep
  • Woodblock Printing Workshop: 3 Sep 2022
  • "Meet My Unusual Family" Interactive Storytelling & Workshop: 3 Sep
  • Public Talk - The Qixi Festival: A Forgotten Love Story
  • Lve on the Lawn: Lattern Riddles Guessing: 3 Sep
  • Live on the Lawn: Performances by the Joyful Voices and Mr Bottle Magic: 4 Sep
  • Drop-in Craft Station: Mid Autumn Inspired Crafts: 3 & 4 Sep
  • Storytelling Session: Tales of Mid Autumn Festival: 3 & 4 Sep
  • Touring Temples: Legends and Artforms of Door Gods: 3 & 4 Sep
  • Balestier Heritage Food Trail: 3 Sep
  • Special Exhibition Guided Tour: 3 & 4 Sep
  • Permanent Galleries Guided Tour: 3 & 4 Sep

Where: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road Singapore 327874

Admission: Free (fees apply for certain workshops and programmes)

More information and to purchase tickets for workshops

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My Community Festival - Family Friendly Programmes this week

It's the last week of My Community Festival, the community run festival where you can join in tours and experiences to get an insider's view of the various communities in Singapore.

Here's our pick of our favorite family friendly programmes this week:

Hello! My Chinatown (20 Aug) - Learn about Cantonese Opera and be amazed at the craft at Chinese Theatre Circle.

Welcome to Pulau Ubin (20,21 Aug) - Follow a Ubin islander on an intimate journey around this paradise island and listen to their heartfelt stories of change and continuity.

My Pulau Ubin (Image credit: My Community Festival)

Welcome to St John's Island (20,21 Aug) - Follow the former residents of St John's Island on an affectionate journey of love and everlasting friendships as they reminisce about the good old days.

My Little Singapore (20, 21 Aug) - Join your guides to explore the various international communities in Singapore such as the Russian, Belgium, Japanese, Taiwanese, and Indonesian communities. Discover their favorite places to eat, shop, and visit when they want to feel right at home.

My Little Taiwan (Image credit: My Community Festival)

More information on programmes available

Hanging Gardens - Mexican Roots

Image credit: Gardens by the Bay

The culture and heritage of Mexico take centre stage in a landscape that incorporates elements such as medallions synonymous with celebratory occasions handmade by the Mexican community in Singapore, the Aztec double-headed serpent, and a 4m-tall replica of the Mayans' iconic Chichen Itza pyramid.

Showy blooms such as cockscombs and marigolds in a variety of bright colors will also be on display, reflecting the vibrant colors of Mexico.

The display is in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico.

When: 20 Aug - 25 Sep 2022

Location: Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay

Ticket: Admission to Flower Dome applies

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Cinnamoroll Cafe pop-up at Kumoya Orchard Central

Image credit: Kumoya

Sanrio's Cinnamoroll has arrived in Singapore!

From 19 Aug, Kumoya @ Orchard Central will be transformed into the land of Cinnamoroll in celebration of the character's 20th anniversary.

As with its previous themes, the menu has been designed by @littlemissbento so you can expect lots of too cute to eat dishes.

It's for a limited time only so make sure you head down soon to experience the magic of the Cinnamoroll world!

When: From 19 Aug

Where: Kumoya @ Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road #04-08 Singapore 233896

More information on Kumoya's Facebook page.

Looking for more kid friendly dining places in Singapore? Check out our guide on the best kid friendly cafes and restaurants in Singapore.

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Patricia Piccinini: We Are Connected - ArtScience Museum

Patricia Piccinini, one of Australia's most acclaimed contemporary artists, uses science as a narrative to explore topics close to her heart, such as our relationships with, and responsibility for, the creatures who share our planet.

Patricia Piccinini: We Are Connected takes visitors on an enthralling and emotional journey through an extraordinary universe filled with beautifully bizarre hybrids and strange new beings.

Image credit: ArtScience Museum

Her hyperrealistic sculptures of mechanized animals, mutated humans, and unknown and unsettling creatures celebrate a world full of wonder and difference.

Don't miss Patricia's first major Southeast Asian exhibition, featuring over 40 significant artworks from the early 2000s to 2021.

Date: 5 Aug 2022 - 29 Jan 2023

Time: 10am-7pm

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Upcoming

1. A Minion's Perspective Experience

Image credit: A Minion's Perspective Experience

From 3 September 2022 to 2 January 2023, the interactive exhibition A Minion's Perspective Experience will make its debut in Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa!

Based on Illumination's Despicable Me and Minions, this international touring exhibition will allow fans of all ages to immerse themselves in the captivating world of the Minions.

Following successful tours in Seoul, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Jeju Island, and Taipei, the experience will now open in Singapore, making it the first in Southeast Asia to host this mischievous yet lovable fan fest.

Date: 3 Sep 2022 - 2 Jan 2023

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2. Slava's Snow Show

Image credit: Base Entertainment Asia

A multi-international awarding winning show that has captivated audiences for 20 years in over 80 cities, Slava Snow Show is coming to Singapore for a limited period.

Experience a heart-stopping flurry of snow and unforgettable surprises.

Entertaining for both young and old, this magical show will take you back to your childhood.

Ages: Recommended for children aged 8 and above

Date: 2-6 Nov

Duration: 90 mins

Location: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands

Tickets: $68-$148

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Popular Activities

1. ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure Park

Enter a breathtaking Jurassic World that transports you to the sights and sounds of the Jurassic period, complete with life-sized, full-scale, animatronic dinosaurs.

Kids will have plenty of fun activities to keep them busy at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure indoor playground:

  • Walk amongst the majestic dinosaurs
  • Ride an animatronic dinosaur
  • Mini Dinosaur Viking ride
  • VR shooting game
  • Interactive ball pit
  • Dinosaur themed merry-go-round
  • Spinning in a dinosaur egg and more!

You'll get to meet and greet with a "live" dinosaur as well!

From: 1 Jul - 25 Sep 2022

Location: Let's Play @ Marina Square #03-208/209

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2. DinoQuest World Adventure - Suntec City

DinoQuest World Adventure transports you to Victoria, Australia, on a thrilling and educational tour to meet and explore the dinosaurs from the region.

The  exhibition was originally produced by Science Centre Singapore, DF Experiences, and Digimagic Communications, in collaboration with world-renowned palaeontologist Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich.

Covering 5 themed zones, the world of dinosaurs is brought to life with cutting-edge multimedia technology.

You'll be immersed in the world of dinosaurs through animatronics, holograms, as well as hands-on activities.

In the exclusive Timimus Dinosaur Showcase, you'll get to see a reconstruction of the Timimus, a tyrannosauroid found in Dinosaur Cove in 1994 by Emerita Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich and her husband Professor Thomas Rich.

Discover the other ancient discoveries from Dinosaur Cove, which took 700 employees and 40 years (and counting) to unravel its mysteries.

Embark on a personal quest and experience the excitement of uncovering your very own fossil.

Correctly identify the fossil and you might just be able to acquire the rare ability of renaming and customizing the look of this prehistoric species!

Date: 4 Jun - 31 Aug 2022

Duration: Estimated 1 hour

Location: Suntec City, North Atrium

Tickets:

  • $22 per pax (regardless of age)
  • 3 Pax Discount (10% off)
  • 5 Pax Discount (20% off)

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3. Mermaid Tales at Wild Wild Wet

Image credit Downtown East

Dive into the magical world of Mermaid Tales at Wild Wild Wet and meet Singapore's first mermaid Syrena.

Every weekend this August, Syrena will transport you into the enchanting world of mermaids.

It'll be a fun fantasy filled event for the family with plenty of photo ops, activities, meet and greets, workshops, and performances with these beautiful mythical creatures.

Signature Mermaid Performance & photo session - Neptune Cove Glass Panel, 1pm to 1:30pm on the weekends.

Mermaid on Land Meet & Greet with free glitter tattoo for kids - Neptune Cove, 1:30pm to 2:30pm on the weekends.

Synchronised swimming performance - Tsunami Pool, 2pm and 3pm, Aug 13 & 27.

Live DJ Performances by Hard Vibing - Shiok River Entrance, 3pm and 5pm on the weekends.

Mermaid tail posing workshop bundle - 2:30pm to 3:30pm, Aug 6, 13, 20, 27. Additional slots on Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 to be confirmed based on demand.

Image credit: Downtown East

This workshop is for kids aged 4-10 years old and is conducted by Syrena, who is also founder of the Singapore Mermaid School.

Aspiring mermaids will learn how to properly put on a mermaid tail, nail signature mermaid poses in water, and provide plenty of picture opportunities with Syrena.

Tickets for the workshop are $50++ inclusive of 1 Wild Wild Wet Child Day Pass. Advanced booking for the workshop is required through Eventbrite

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4. Join in Tours and Community Events at My Community Festival

Image credit: My Community Festival

Featuring 43 experiences and 34 tours, My Community Festival will be returning in August with its biggest line-up of community-focused tours and experiences yet!

The programmes of this community-run festival offer eye opening opportunities to obtain an insider's insight into the lives of the communities that call Singapore home.

Step into each community's living and working areas to learn about their traditions, culture, and rituals.

Visit lesser-known places that people hold close to their hearts and come meet your neighbors and get to know the individuals who share our tiny island home.

Welcome to My Kusu Island with Seet Huat Seng and Peng Kiat (Image credit: My Community Festival)

New programmes include Hello! My Lovely Neighbourhood, which showcases the culturally rich precincts of Changi Village, Alexandra Village, and Chinatown as festival villages, and offers a slew of free activities and self-guided tours over the festivals three weekends.

On My Community Festival's opening weekend, you can explore Changi Village, one of Singapore's most well loved neighbourhoods, and a favorite place for locals and tourists alike.

Date: 5-21 Aug 2022

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5. Subway Big Museum of Taste

Image credit: Subway Big Museum of Taste

The world's first Subway Museum has landed in Singapore!

The Subway Big Museum of Taste is an interactive exhibition that presents the history of Subway® Sandwich, an iconic brand that is also one of the world's largest Quick Service Restaurant brands.

Spanning over 6,000 sq ft, you'll experience fun-filled zones while going behind the scenes into the making of the signature sandwiches.

Play interactive games, be enthralled by the insta-worthy installations, and pick up limited edition Subway merchandise at the gift store.

Look out also for the giant 7 metre long Italian B.M.T sub in front of the Museum.

Date: 10-30 Aug 2022

Opening hours: 

  • Mon-Thu: 10am-9pm
  • Fri-Sun: 10am-10pm

Where: 11 Prinsep Link Singapore 187949

Admission: Spend $12 at Subway restaurants to get 1 ticket, or $20 to get 2 tickets in a single receipt (Terms and conditions apply)

Tickets are required for children aged 12 and above

Redeem tickets at https://booking.subwaymuseumsg.com/subway/

6. Dinosaur Playground at Causeway Point

Image credit: Causeway Point Singapore

A new immersive dinosaur-themed playground has opened at Causeway Point!

Let your kids go wild with a water-spewing volcano, a massive dinosaur rib cage, spraying water jets and more!

And after a fun day of play, you can freshen up in the rinse area.

Location: Level 7 Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square Singapore 738099

Opening hours: 1030am-9pm

Admission: Free

7. Masak Masak - The Artground

The Artground has transformed its art space with a new theme inspired by our local food heritage!

In Masak Masak, kids will get to explore a mini hawker centre, slide down a melting ice cream, bounce on an egg tart trampoline, climb on a bowl of chendol, and scale a biscuit climbing wall.

Adults are sure to love this gorgeously designed local delights wonderland too!

Date: 28 May 2022 - 26 Mar 2023

Opening Hours: 

  • Session 1: 0915 - 10:30
  • Session 2: 1045 - 1200
  • Session 3: 1400 - 1515
  • Session 4: 1545 - 1700

Location: The Artground, 90 Goodman Road #01-40 Blk J Singapore 439053

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8. Reopening of the Water Playground at Tampines 1

Image credit: Tampines 1

The free rooftop water playground at Tampines 1 has reopened!

It's a terrific place for the kids to splash about on a hot day with slides, water fountains, and wading pools here.

Location: Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1 Singapore 529536

Opening hours: 12pm-8pm (except for Mondays 4pm-8pm)

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BrookieKids - Mandarin made fun at F&B outlets

An initiative by local mums, BrookieKids transforms spaces into opportunities to speak and learn Mandarin through the use of QR codes and interactive content.

They've partnered with several cafes and restaurants so now your kids can have fun learning Mandarin while you tuck into delicious bites and grab a cuppa.

By scanning the QR codes at various locations in the stores, you'll be able to play a game in Mandarin as well as learn some Mandarin words that are specific to the location.

Complete the activities to enjoy some exclusive promos!

BrookieKids will be available from now till Sep 2022 at these outlets:

Kind Kones

Enjoy all-natural, plant based ice cream and learn about the ice-cream ordering process in Mandarin.

First 20 users who complete the activity at each outlet get $2 off in-store purchases.

All users get 10% off $20 spend for online purchases.

Available at: Forum the Shopping Mall and i12 Katong.

USD (Upside-Down) Cafe

Singapore's first upside-down optical illusion-themed cafe, USD Cafe specializes in Malaysia Ipoh White Coffee and is a great place for some unique photo ops with the kids.

First 15 users to complete the activity gets a free egg tart.

Location: 171 East Coast Road #01-05 Singapore 428877

The Little Things

At The Little Things, toddlers as young as two years old can take part in cooking classes to explore the world of food.

The BrookieKids activity here teaches kids basic Mandarin cooking vocabulary.

Use promo code brookiekids15 to get 15% off your first baking class.

Location: 244N Upper Thomson Road

Grub

Featured in Singapore's Top Restaurants 2018-2022 by Wine & Dine, Grub is well known for their burgers, signature basque burnt cheesecakes (voted best basque burnt cheesecake by the Straits Times in July 2022) and their wide selection of beers.

Learn about burgers in Mandarin and enjoy a free scoop of ice cream or a cup of honey lime juice when your child completes the activity.

Available at: Grub Stevens, Novotel @ Stevens, 30 Stevens Road #01-06

Visit BrookieKids website for more information

New Friends of Wildlife Membership Programme and Month Long National Day Festivities at Mandai Wildlife Reserve's Parks

Image credit: Mandai Wildlife Reserve

Friends of Wildlife (FOW), the local membership programme for Mandai Wildlife Reserve's Park is getting better, just in time for Singapore's birthday celebrations.

The refreshed membership launches from 8 Aug 2022 with new benefits and engagement opportunities for all members:

Priority access – Hear about park events and be invited to participate in activities during Members' Wild Week before they are available to the general public.

Priority bookings and preferential member rates – Get priority bookings and discounts on wildlife tours, staycations, and exclusive events.

Exclusive programmes – Sign up for curated workshops open only to members, and get access to more opportunities to be involved in Mandai Wildlife Reserve's sustainability initiatives.

In addition, from 8-31 Aug 2022, the first 1,000 sign ups of FOW will receive an exclusive welcome pack consisting of a Mandai Wildlife Reserve foldable umbrella, foldable bag, FOW branded notebook and stickers (worth $40).

More information on FOW

Image credit: Mandai Wildlife Reserve

Wild About Singapore - National Day themed activities for August

Join the animal ambassadors at Mandai Wildlife Reserve’s parks this August as they commemorate Singapore’s 57th birthday at animal presentations across Singapore Zoo, River Wonders and Jurong Bird Park.

Singapore Zoo - Birthday wishes for the nation will be shared in a special presentation at Splash Safari, Rainforest Fights Back, and Animal Friends.

River Wonders - Asian small-clawed otters will take the stage at Once Upon a River to encourage visitors to recycle and help keep Singapore clean and green

Jurong Bird Park - Watch an aerial display at High Flyers, where Sassy the Cockatoo will fly the Singapore flag.

Image credit: Mandai Wildlife Reserve

There will be lots of other themed activities too such as breaking of pinatas by the African Lions, and foraging of National-Day themed hanging feeder at the Jurong Bird Park by the Straw Headed Bulbul.

Visit the Wild about Singapore microsite for more information on the programmes available.

Get tickets to the wildlife parks for Mandai Wildlife Reserve:

Singapore Zoo

Night Safari

River Wonders

Jurong Bird Park

Ultraman Pop-Up Experience at the Night Safari

Ultraman and Merliger Mural (Image credit: Mandai Wildlife Reserve)

Ultraman fans, unite! Head down to Night Safari for the Ultraman Pop-Up Experience!

Ultraman has joined forces with Merliger, Singapore's Merlion-inspired Kaiju to protect our animals from Kaiju that represent wildlife threats.

Explore the Ultraman Digital Trail to discover how we can all help to save wildlife, bring home photo memories at the Ultraman & Merliger Photo Points, enjoy Ultraman themed dining at Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant, and more.

Image credit: Mandai Wildlife Reserve

For those looking for a more exclusive experience, you can book the Ultraman-themed Safari Adventure Tour.

You'll start your adventure with an Ultra-refreshing mocktail before embarking on a private buggy tour and animal feeding sessions.

Date: 5 Aug - 31 Oct 2022

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PLAYtime! Together at the Esplanade

Image credit: Esplanade PIP's Club

Gor Gor and Mei Mei are bored and at a loss for what to do!

They are restless and must be at home all of the time.

Join them as they discover new ways to play together and use their imaginations to give new meaning to their home's spaces and everyday objects.

Travel through whimsical worlds with them and meet amusing creatures and characters along the way.

Together is a theatrical production that focuses on how young children can engage in unstructured play and how imaginative play can transcend boundaries and challenges.

Journey along with the pair as they encourage each other and show moments of empathy and understanding as they navigate the challenges and struggles of the 'new normal.'

Date: 10-21 Aug 2022

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio

Duration: 40 mins

Tickets: $20

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Orchid Stories of Singapore

Celebrate the rich history of orchids in Singapore with Orchid Stories of Singapore in the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay.

In this latest orchid-themed exhibition, you'll discover how Singapore's history, culture, and commerce are intertwined with this fascinating, diverse family of flowers.

Date: 4 Aug - 4 Sep 2022

Where: Orchid Haven, Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay

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Films at the Fort

Image credit: Films at the Fort

Films at the Fort presented by Casillero del Diablo is Singapore's premier open-air cinema event, offering film buffs the unique experience of watching award winning films such as Forrest Gump and Everything Everywhere all at once in the beautiful natural amphitheatre of Fort Canning Park.

Coupled with gourmet food and wine, it's a dream film event like no other. Perfect for unwinding under the stars with your family and friends.

Date: 10-21 Aug 2022

Where: Natural Amphitheatre at Fort Canning Green (within Fort Canning Park)

*Do note that some films may feature mature content that are not suitable for kids.

Film schedule and tickets

Celebrate Le Le's First Birthday with a Panda-Stic Party at River Wonders

Image credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

Le Le, Singapore's first Giant Panda cub, turns one in August, and River Wonders is celebrating this milestone with a Panda-stic Party that will continue into his parents' Kai Kai and Jia Jia's birthday month in September.

It'll be an all new day to night experience at River Wonders packed with Panda themed activities such as Panda Mascot Meet & Greets, Panda-stic craft activities, and Artsy Panda Workshop.

See adorable Le Le with mum Jia Jia in their joint exhibit at Giant Panda Forest, and watch him easily ascend trees or interact with mum over enrichment materials prepared by their care team.

Image credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

When night falls, be enchanted by Le Le's bamboo-inspired birthday cake that will spark off breathtaking fireworks, and marvel at the mesmerizing art installations.

Date: 5 Aug - 11 Sep (Fri-Sun, Eve of PH & PH only)

Time: 

  • Day operating hours: 10am-7pm
  • Night operating hours: 7:30pm-11:30pm

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Get Free Cable Car Rides on Sentosa Line

From now till 31 Aug 2022, Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can enjoy a free ride on the Sentosa Line.

Sentosa Islanders Members can redeem the free ride by verifying your Singapore Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status.

If you're not already a member, you can sign up for free!

Sign up for Sentosa Islander Membership

Dine High Above the Skies at the Cable Car Sky Dining Experience

Image credit: Mount Faber Leisure

Mount Faber Leisure Group's Cable Sky Dining presents its signature Stardust Cabin with an all new menu inspired by Asian cuisines including Chinese, Thai, and Japanese.

You'll begin your Cable Car Sky Dining experience at the indoor bistro area of Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro, where you'll be greeted with a cocktail of sparkling prosecco and lychee-infused liquer.

A 60 minute gourmet adventure follows, where you'll enjoy a 4-course meal in a private cable car cabin while soaking in spectacular panoramic views of Singapore's southern shore.

Date: Pre-book for 4 Aug onwards

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National Day Light Up of Iconic Landmarks

Image credit: National Heritage Board

In celebration of Singapore's 57th birthday, six historically and culturally significant landmarks around the Bras Basah Bugis precinct will be awash in the National Flag colours of red and white.

This 3rd edition of National Day Light-Up will see the following landmarks being lit up:

  • National Museum of Singapore
  • Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
  • Central Fire Station
  • The Cathay
  • National Design Centre
  • Stamford Arts Centre

Date: 1-27 Aug 2022

Time: 7:30pm-12am daily

Gretel and Hansel (Mandarin) - 糖果屋历险记

Gretel's life is turned upside down by the arrival of her new brother Hansel. He receives all the attention, cuddles, and kisses, while Gretel is urged to "grow up" and remember she's a "big girl now"!

But Gretel isn't interested in growing up! And she isn't interested in the annoying young brother who is too tiny to play.

Gretel has an opportunity to finally get rid of her little brother when Mother and Father take the children to the forest.

Image credit: Singapore Repertory Theatre

But the forest is dangerous, and Gretel must learn to get along with Hansel if they are both to survive the journey.

First staged in England in 2019 and based on the beloved Brothers Grimm classic fairy tale, Gretel and Hansel is a touching, amusing, and exciting story about sibling rivalry, family love, courage, and discovering what it means to be a big sister.

The two children become both characters and storytellers as they take audiences on a fascinating and thrilling adventure.

Gretel and Hansel will teach youngsters to collaborate, value their siblings, and recognize the importance of family love.

Date: From 27 Jul

Show Timings:

  • Weekdays: 10am
  • Weekends & Public Holidays: 11am, 2pm

Duration: 50 mins

Ages: Recommended for 4 year olds and above

Venue: KC Arts Centre - Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road Singapore 239035

Tickets

Weekdays:

  • Weekdays: $29, $26
  • Family package of 4: $99

Weekends:

  • Weekdays: $39, $36
  • Family package of 4: $133

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Try out Skimboarding at Skim Alley

If you're looking for a fun and action-packed way to cool down on a hot day, check out the sport of skimboarding at Skim Alley.

The first flatland Skimpark in Singapore, Skim Alley is a place where you can learn how to skimboard, glide over the water, and have a blast doing it!

Location: Heritage Chalet, 125A Pasir Ris Road Singapore 519121

Opening hours: 10am-10pm

Price: 

  • No Instructor: $28
  • With instructor: $40

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Boh Beh Zao: Dialect Illustrations by Kuan Eng

How do you teach Hokkien to a 6 year old?

Kuan Eng's personal endeavor to teach his nephew Hokkien led him on the path to rekindle Singaporeans' interest in dialects.

He is the author of 11 books on 5 major dialects in Singapore.

Image credit: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

This exhibition showcases artworks from his first series of dialect books and features the 5 primary dialects spoken in Singapore - Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, Hakka, and Hainanese.

You'll see some commonly heard and used local dialect phrases in colorful, attention grabbing illustrations that are also easy to understand for kids.

Date: 8 Jul 2022 - 31 Jan 2023

Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Level 9 and 10 Foyer, 1 Straits Blvd Singapore 018906

Admission: Free

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The Everyday Museum - Tanjong Pagar Distripark

As part of its long-term public art initiative, Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has launched The Everyday Museum, presenting art projects and programmes across Singapore to inspire interest and curiosity in art.

The Everyday Museum starts from the Tanjong Pagar District, with Ming Wong's Wayang Spaceship (2022) landing at Tanjong Pagar Distripark.

Located prominently with the Singapore seaport as its backdrop, Wayang Spaceship is a mixed media project that explores the convergences between Chinese opera and science fiction.

Wayang Spaceship (2022), Image credit: Singapore Art Museum

By day, the work seems to be dormant, reflecting the harbor and the movements of the post-industrial surroundings at Tanjong Pagar Distripark.

When night falls at about 7 p.m, the spacecraft is triggered by an array of light, music, and moving visuals recalling the colors of Chinese opera scenes and costumes from a faraway space and time.

Aside from Wayang Spaceship, 2 other public artworks have been commissioned by the Everyday Museum; The Oort Cloud and the Blue Mountain: Edition Tanjong Pagar Distripark (2022) by Hazel Lim-Schlegel and Andreas Schlegel, in collaboration with neuewave, and Creatif Compleks (2018/2022) by Michael Lee.

Creatif Compleks (Image credit: Singapore Art Museum)

Both artworks are situated in the public areas of Tanjong Pagar Distripark

Admission is free for all artworks under the Everyday Museum

Dates: 

  • Wayang Spaceship: Till 31 Jan 2023
  • Creatif Compleks: Till 31 Dec 2023
  • The Oort Cloud and the Blue Mountain: Edition Tanjong Pagar Distripark: Till 31 Dec 2023

Location: Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road #01-02 Singapore 089065

More information about the Everyday Museum

Hello, Changi Precinct Interactive Gallery and Exploration Tours

Changi Airport has opened the Hello, Changi Precinct exhibit at Terminal 3, launching a project to raise awareness of the Changi Precinct, which comprises places in and around Changi Airport including Pulau Ubin, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Bedok, and East Coast Park.

Explore Changi Precinct with instagrammable photo opportunities and eight discovery tours, including a new tour that uncovers unique tales about Changi Airport's construction.

HDB TV Mural (Image credit: Changi Airport Group)

At the Changi Precinct Gallery, you can pose with iconic cultural monuments and snap photos with models of prominent spots at the airport such as Jewel Changi Airport and the ever popular Terminal 2 flight information flip-board.

As you move through the various zones in the interactive gallery, you'll learn intriguing tidbits and interesting stories of Siglap in the drawers of an old-school barbershop, play a digital arcade game at a HDB void deck and "watermelon" playground, and board a bumboat that takes you through the history of Pulau Ubin and Singapore's Eastern coast.

"Watermelon" Playground (Image credit: Changi Airport Group)

As part of the initiative, Changi has also introduced two new exploration tours.

My Changi Airport Tour and My Changi Village Heritage Tour are in collaboration with MyCommunity, a local non-profit organization that promotes Singapore's heritage and culture via tours, programmes, and exhibitions.

Aside from the 2 new tours, you'll also be able to sign up for 6 other tours that will run till October, with each exploring a different part of the Changi Precinct such as Bedok, Pulau Ubin and Pasir Ris.

Date: 5 Jul - 23 Oct 2022

Location: Changi Airport Terminal 3, Departure Hall

Opening hours: 10am-9:30pm daily

More information on the interactive gallery and to book tours

Spring Rolls x Imaginary Ones Trampoline Park pop-up at UE Square

Let the kids have some bouncy fun at the new automated Spring Roll Trampoline Park at UE Square.

Playtime is unlimited so kiddos (and adults) will be able to bounce to your heart's content!

Date: From now till 30 Sep 2022

Location: UE Square, 81 Clemenceau Avenue Singapore 239917

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Admission: $15 per pax (unlimited, no re-entry)

D'Resort @ Downtown East Reopens

Image credit: D'Resort @ Downtown East

After a 2 year hiatus due to COVID, D'Resort @ Downtown East is reopening again from July 15!

Guests at the 387 room resort can expect lots of family friendly amenities including BBQ facilities and 24/7 access to Pasir Ris Park.

Water park Wild Wild Wet will be right at your doorstep as well.

Cycling trails by My Cycling Kaki, a group of cycling and fitness enthusiasts, and ecofriendly activities by Happy Eco Club, a cool community of home gardeners are available as add-on packages for those looking for outdoor activities.

Guests at D'Resort can also look forward to two new attractions opening at Downtown East in July. Gallop Stable will be opening its newest location where animal lovers will be able to enjoy activities such as horseback riding, feeding, and pony parties.

Metro Farm, located at level 7 of the multi-storey carpark deck at Downtown East E! Hub will also open in July.

Here, you'll be able to participate in educational workshops to learn sustainability and eco-friendliness, and grow your own organic vegetables such as Chinese Cabbage, Ladies' Fingers, and Spinach.

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Restored Bukit Timah Railway Station Reopens

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The restored Bukit Timah Railway Station community node along the Rail Corridor has reopened!

Explore the new community space which includes heritage elements such as the Railway Station, Railway Staff Quarters, two new lush gardens, and replicas of the old service wagons.

A cafe set within the Railway Staff Quarters is slated to open in early July as well.

Accessibility features such as barrier-free ramps and walking paths built for visitors of all ages and abilities ensure that everyone will be able to enjoy the new space.

More information on the Rail Corridor

Attack at Fort Serapong - A Time Travel Adventure Tour

Are you up for an adventure?

On this multi-sensory tour, you won't just learn about history, you'll get to live it!

Return to the golden days of Fort Serapong, an abandoned fortress constructed in 1879, and uncover its secrets.

Attack at Fort Serapong! will take you to the Battery Command Post and other locations accessible only via guided tour.

You'll be put in the shoes of a soldier protecting Singapore from invaders. Explore vine encrusted ruins, abandoned military facilities, and hidden passageways.

You'll also get to take on fun missions. But be warned, you'll need all of your wits to complete them!

Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: $150 per pax

Meeting Place: Sentosa Cove Village bus bay

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Take a Trip to Desaru Coast

From 7 Jul 2022, you'll be able to cruise direct from Singapore's Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal in the South-east of Johor, Malaysia.

Operated by Desaru Link Ferry Services, the ferry journey takes just 90 minutes and will be available from Thursdays to Sundays.

At Desaru Coast which is an integrated resort development, you can look forward to lots of family activities from mangrove cruising and farm tours, to an Adventure Waterpark, and beach walks.

Book ferry tickets

Go on a Culinary Adventure with Le Petit Chef

The Grand Hyatt Singapore invites you to immerse yourself in the finest of theatre and dining with the premiere of Le Petit Chef 3 in Singapore.

You'll be taken on a brand new immersive culinary journey starring Le Petit Chef, the world's smallest chef.

In this new 5-course dining show. the clumsy chef from France will reveal all of his best secrets for making your food taste fantastic!

Ages: not recommended for children below 4 years of age

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Hard Rock Hotel Singapore Reopens

Image credit: Resorts World Sentosa

Hard Rock Hotel Singapore is reopening again after its closure due to COVID!

Live like a rock star at Hard Rock Hotel which offers an escape from the everyday.

The hotel is just minutes away from the attractions at Resorts World Sentosa. After a day of exploring, it's the perfect place to relax and recharge.

There's nothing like a swim in the tropically landscaped pool which also features a bar where you can kickback and enjoy a rock inspired cocktail.

And when it's Happy Hour, head over to the Rock Bar and rock out to great music accompanied by rock-inspired cocktails.

Guests receive complimentary Sentosa Express Passes, giving you easy access to the Mainland as well as everything that Sentosa offers.

Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway Singapore 098269

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Pan Pacific Singapore Urban Jungle Adventure

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It's family fun time at Pan Pacific Singapore with the launch of a new children's play area and jungle themed family suites.

Kids can look forward to the Urban Jungle Village, an indoor playground with seven activity zones such as Jungle Village, Fishing on the Tree, Interactive Games Station, Safari Trail, Forest Library, Explorer Den, and Cave Climber.

Families will love the spacious Urban Jungle Suites (76 sqm), with a jungle themed room for the kids, and a luxurious main bedroom for parents.

Image credit: Pan Pacific Singapore

Date: 4 Feb - 30 Dec 2022

Location: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square Singapore 039595

Opening of The Arena @ Keat Hong

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There's a new mega playground in town!

The Arena @ Keat Hong is a sports and lifestyle hub that comprises a playground with tall towers, long slides, and even a pirate ship, as well as sports facilities such as a futsal pitch, basketball court, and badminton court.

Location: Between Blk 411 and 427 at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3.

Off/On: Everyday Technology that Changed Our Lives 1970s -2000s

Image credit: National Museum of Singapore

Experience iconic technologies from the past in this interactive exhibition at Singapore's National Museum.

Travel back in time to a period when pages, payphones, and typewriters were commonplace.

The showcase takes visitors through typical local settings such as home, work, and other social spaces, accompanied by a carefully chosen collection of technology icons from Singapore's history.

Image credit: National Museum of Singapore

The fun doesn't stop after hours. At night, Off/On changes into an escape room, where visitors can play an escape room game in groups of 3 to 10.

In the escape room game, you'll "travel" through time in the gallery to solve clues that lead to the discovery of a secret technological device that can help avoid a global shutdown of the world's technology.

Date: 10 Jun - 30 Oct 2022

Time: 10am-7pm (Gallery will be closed at 6pm on selected days for Escape Room Game)

Admission: Free admission for Singaporeans and PRs

Escape Room Game: 

  • $15 per person for groups of 3-6 participants
  • $12 per person for groups of 7-10 participants

More information on National Museum of Singapore's website.

RaceHub at SCAPE Playscape

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Experience the thrill of electric go-karting right in the heart of the city!

SCAPE Playscape has been transformed into a 200 metre long karting track for Racehub's electric go-karts which can reach speeds of up to 24 kilometres per hour.

Riders will need to be at least 9 years old and 130cm tall to drive the go karts though a junior circuit is also available for kids from 3-7 years old.

Operating hours: Tue-Sun 11am-9pm. Closed on Mondays

Location: Scape, Playscape 2 Orchard Link Singapore 237978

More information on Racehub's website.

Prices (10 minutes session): 

  • Junior Circuit: $10 per session
  • Electric Karting - Kids 9 to 12 years old and students: $20
  • Electric Karting - Adults: $25

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New Walk-In Civet Exhibit and New Species Debut at Night Safari

Image credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

Visitors to Night Safari's walking trails can look forward to thrilling new animal encounters, including the park's first walk-in display for its civets.

There will also be the premiere of 2 new unique nocturnal mammals, the Brazilian Porcupine, and Grey-handed Night Monkey.

The walk-in civet exhibit, located on the Leopard Trail, is the new home for 7 Common Palm Civets and 7 Small-toothed Palm Civets.

You can explore the environment, which is densely forested with manufactured vines and branches for the civets to demonstrate their natural climbing ability.

The Brazilian Porcupine and Grey-handed Night Monkey, both new to Night Safari, will live in the new mixed-species habitat at Fishing Cat Trail.

The new habitat will contain small arboreal animals found in South America.

Get tickets to Night Safari

Jurassic World Dominion Dining Adventure - Universal Studios Singapore

Image credit Resorts World Sentosa

Embark on a breathtaking new adventure as Universal Studios Singapore in Resorts World Sentosa presents an exhilarating Jurassic World Dominion Dining Adventure!

Held only on select dates from May to August from 6:30pm to 9pm, the multi-sensory dining experience features a Jurassic World-themed feast, special effects, and prehistoric meet-and-greets.

Image credit: Resorts World Sentosa


The dining adventure includes:

  • One day adult/child ticket to Universal Studios Singapore (Guests can enter the park as early as 10am to enjoy the rides)
  • Universal Express Unlimited Pass
  • Prehistoric Meet-and-Greets at the Jurassic World Dominion Dining Adventure
  • Four-course dinner with a free flow of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for adults
  • Four-course dinner with a free flow of non-alcoholic drinks and ice-cream for children

Seating is limited so make sure you book soon!

Tickets:

  • Adults: $248
  • Child (4-12): $188

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Jewel-rassic Quest at Jewel Changi Airport

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Step into the DINO-verse and embark on a prehistoric quest through an immersive augmented reality (AR) experience.

From 31 Mar, teleport 89 million years back to the Cretaceous period with Jewel Changi Airport's new attraction, the Jewel-rassic Quest, a dinosaur themed AR game that brings storytelling to life through digital interactivity.

Armed with a specially-developed TimeLens (tablet), you'll trail the dinosaurs and watch them wander and fly, discover their hiding places and nest, learn about their eating habits, feed them, and hunt for their eggs in a 90-minute session.

Minigame Fossil Excavation (Image credit: Jewel Changi Airport)

Be one of the first 1,000 participants to complete the quest and you'll receive a complimentary jungle hat, S$10 Jewel Retail Voucher, and limited edition dinosaur design pins.

Date: From 31 Mar 2022

Tickets (introductory price from 31 Mar - 30 Jun 2022): 

  • Standard ticket: $20 (UP: $25)
  • Singapore residents: $18 (UP: $22.50)

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SentoSights - Sustainability and heritage-themed tours of Sentosa

Sentosa Intertidal Exploration (Image credit: Sentosa Development Corporation)

In celebration of its 50th year anniversary, Sentosa has collaborated with travel partners to launch a series of sustainability and heritage themed tours.

Featuring more than 10 unique guided tours, SentoSights will take guests around Sentosa Island where you'll get to see a different side of Sentosa and discover its rich history and natural heritage.

Explore places such as Fort Siloso, Fort Serapong, Tanjong Rimau and the Imbiah, and Coastal Trails.

A Taste of Time Travel: Back to the 1870s (Fort Serapong) - Image credit: Sentosa Development Corporation

The SentoSights tours will also offer opportunities to explore the nearby Southern Islands, including a sunset cruise with a sustainable fishing experience in the waters around St John's and Lazarus islands.

In addition, fun elements such as game-based exploration, magical demonstrations, and night time forest walks have been woven into the tours, ensuring an educational and entertaining experience for participants.

Four tours have been launched with more to be rolled out progressively in February.

  • East Asian Flyway (Introduction to Birdwatching)
  • Sentosa Intertidal Exploration
  • Sentosa Naturalist Night Adventure
  • Sentosa Sunset Cruise

Date: 21 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022

Read more about Sentosights Tours

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Kueh & Kusu - Afternoon Tea Ferry Experience with island drop-off

Image: Sindo Ferry

Go onboard the Kueh & Kusu ferry experience, the first and only afternoon tea ferry (Halal certified) experience in Singapore.

Take in scenic views of the Marina South coastline and the Southern Islands while you enjoy a selection of sandwiches, mini pastries, mouth watering kueh-kueh and free flow complimentary drinks on a specially outfitted garden and art-themed ferry.

The ferry will also stop at Kusu Island where you'll get the chance to explore the island's natural and man-made wonders.

Location: Departs from HarbourFront Centre

Price: $60 per pax

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Featured on Week of  8-14 Aug 2022

Catch the fireworks for NDP 2022

NDP is back in full force this year!

If you haven't manage to secure tickets, you can still get a glimpse of the action and fireworks.

Fireworks Timings:

  • 6.24 pm: Fireworks Start
  • 6.54 pm: Stage Fireworks
  • 7.07 pm: Stage Fireworks
  • 7.35 pm: Stage Fireworks and laser
  • 7.49 pm: Stage Fireworks
  • 8.01 pm: Stage Fireworks
  • 8.12 pm: Stage Fireworks and Fire Display
  • 8.23 - 8.27 pm: Fireworks Show
  • 8.29 pm: Fireworks (National Anthem)

More information on NDP 2022

NDP @ Heartlands

Celebrate Singapore's birthday in various locations in the heartlands.

On August 9, there will be a Fly Our Flag and Fighter Island Flypast as well as a spectacular fireworks display at 5 different locations.

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Fly Our Flag and Fighter Island Flypast

See the F16s, Chinooks, and Apache Helicopters as they fly over the heartlands from 5:25pm-6:15pm

Image credit: NDPeeps

Fireworks @ Heartlands

Catch a fireworks display at these locations: 

  • Central Singapore: Open Field beside Ang Mo Kio Library
  • North East: Old Tampines Junior College
  • North West: Woodlands Stadium
  • South West: Jurong West Stadium
  • South East: Bedok Stadium

Entry into the stadiums starts from 6 pm onwards, subject to capacity limits.

Estimated Time of Fireworks: Between 8:15 pm to 8:25 pm

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Indoor Family Sports Carnival at Our Tampines Hub

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Our Tampines Hub is hosting a family sports carnival with a whole host of fun family games including Basketball Arcade, Daytona, Bishi Bashi, Penalty Shootout, Archery, LEGO playhouse, trampoline, animal rides, ballpits, and more.

You can even win some games prizes (while stocks last).

All free with no registration required!

Date: 6-9 Aug

Time: 12pm-8pm

Location: My Tampines Hub, Community Auditorium (Level 3, Door 6), 1 Tampines Walk Singapore 528523

More information on My Tampines Hub's Facebook page

National Day Celebrations At National Museum of Singapore

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Come dressed in your best red and white outfit and celebrate Singapore's 57th birthday with your family and friends at the National Museum of Singapore.

A whole lineup of exciting programs have been planned including an outdoor playground for families in the morning, National Day hunt in the galleries throughout the day, creating mementos based on Singapore's icons in the drop-in activity stations and workshops, lively music performances, and storytelling sessions.

In the evening, bring your picnic maps and enjoy an outdoor live telecast of the National Day Parade.

Date: 9 Aug

Time: 10am-12am

Free Admission

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Forward Future - National Day 2022 at the Singapore Discovery Centre

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This National Day, join Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) in celebrating the nation's 57th birthday with a slew of activities!

Participate in the exciting laser tag tournament action at Black Lake Laser Battlefield, savor the flavors of Singapore, have a great time with fun carnival games, and craft your very own future skyline of Singapore.

You can also go on a self guided trail to learn about the history of lighting and their changes through the years in Singapore, from old gas lamps to energy-saving LEDs.

Date: 30,31 Jul and 6,7,9 Aug

Location: Singapore Discovery Center, 510 Upper Jurong Road Singapore 638365

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National Day Activities at Kiztopia

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It's family fun time at Kiztopia this National Day!

Get crafty and make your own version of Merlion.

Play classic childhood games like pick-up sticks and eraser battle, defeat your opponents and win prizes!

In Fun Discovery Hub, explore kinetic, momentum, and gravity with the laws of flight

Date: 4-10 Aug

Locations: 

  • Marina Square
  • Jurong Point
  • Punggol

Get tickets:

Kiztopia at Marina Square

Kiztopia Club at Jurong Point

Kiztopia Club Punggol Town Square

Let's Play at D'Marquee 2.0 Indoor Playground

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It's the last chance to visit Let's Play @ D'Marquee, Downtown East before it closes on Aug 9!

The 17,000 sq ft indoor playground returns with new rides and an extended playtime of 150 minutes.

The massive indoor playground is filled with 14 different attractions:

  • 8 themed inflatable obstacle courses
  • Ball pits
  • Bouncy Challenge
  • King Kong Robot game
  • VR Shooting game
  • Mini Dinosaur ride
  • Sandpit

There will also be three additional attractions, The King Kong Robot, Choo Choo Express and Classic Bumper Cars.

With each guest entitled to 1 ride per ticket, The King Kong Robot is a life-sized robot that can be controlled and maneuvered around the playing area.

Go on a ride around the Open Plaza on board the Choo Choo Express, and have a ball of a time at the Classic Bumper Cars, a carnival favorite.

Tickets: from $25

Location: D'Marquee at Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close Singapore 519599

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Go on a Quest of the Historical Monuments in the Civic District

Play a city quest and go on an exciting walking tour where you will follow clues and solve puzzles to discover amazing places and local stories behind Singapore's Civic District.

The Maniac, a time-travelling thief is planning to steal historical monuments in the Civic District.

Each stolen monument erases a part of a city’s history that is tied to the monument.

Can you stop The Maniac before he erases all of our history?

Go on a quest where you will uncover stories along the Singapore River, Victoria Concert Hall, Asian Civilisations Museum, National Gallery, and many more.

Play alone or as apart of a team.

To start your quest, simply download the Questeon App from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

It's free to play till National Day!

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Get the Family Active at GetActive! Singapore 2022

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GetActive! Singapore 2022 returns with a variety of sport festivals, initiatives, and tournaments to unite the community in celebrating National Day through sport.

Prepare for a weekend of sports festivals throughout the island with an exciting lineup of activities for all ages and skills.

Expect to have a good time under the sun and in the water, where you can participate in team activities, have family fun, and try out new sports!

Heartbeat@Bedok

Level 1 Atrium

6 August 2022, 1pm - 5pm

ActiveSG Park @ Jurong Lake Gardens

6 & 7 August 2022, 8am-12pm

Our Tampines Hub

Arena @ OTH (Inline Hockey Court)

6 August 2022, 2pm - 8pm

7 August 2022, 8am - 1pm

8 August 2022, 4pm - 8pm

Sengkang Sport Centre

Hockey Pitch 2

7 August 2022, 8am - 12pm & 4pm - 8pm

Serangoon Stadium

7 August 2022, 8am - 12pm & 4pm - 8pm

Our Water Festival Sites:

Choa Chu Kang Swimming Complex

  • 6 August 2022, 9am - 2pm
  • 7 August 2022, 8am - 1pm

Toa Payoh Swimming Complex: 30 July 2022, 9am - 6pm

Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex: 30 July 2022, 9am - 7pm

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6 Aug

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Enjoy an Evening of Pop-Opera at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Enjoy an evening of pop-opera with FIVERA!

A quintet of classically trained musicians from Thailand, FIVERA will delight audiences with their repertoire of popular classic operatic arias and versions of widely recognized hit songs from the movies and West End show tunes.

The concert is presented by the VIVA Foundation for Children with Cancer, a Singapore based charity dedicated to saving the lives of children with cancer.

Date: 7 Aug 2022

Time: 6pm-7pm

Location: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Registration: No pre-registration is required, but in line with Safe Management Measures for live performances, checks will be conducted for all audience members before entrance into concert grounds.

Only fully vaccinated, recovered, medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 and below will be admitted into the concert grounds.

Featured on Week of  25-31 Jul 2022

Save Tigo at Mandai

In conjunction with Global Tiger Day, join LingoAce on an adventure to Save Tigo at Mandai in the Singapore Zoo on 31 Jul 2022 from 11:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-2:30pm.

In this 1h journey to Save Tigo, embark on a learning quest to discover the missing pieces that complete Tigo.

With each challenge, it brings you one step closer to saving Tigo.

Complete 9 challenges to successfully rescue Tigo and bring him back home!

What participants will receive

- “Save Tigo at Mandai” Special Edition Puzzle

- Conquer all 9 challenges to bring home a Tigo Plushie

- LingoAce goodie bag worth $150 containing Chinese learning materials (given to only 1 child per pair - parent will not get the goodie bag)

- Learn about tiger conservation through 1H zoo tour and a fact sheet on tiger conservation

Date: 31 Jul 2022

Time: 

  • 11:30am-12:30pm
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm

Location: Singapore Zoo

Tickets: $90 (1 Adult + 1 Child)

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Singapore Garden Festival

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The Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) is back for its 8th edition at Orchard Road and Singapore Botanic Gardens!

SGF is a series of floral and horticultural displays that comprises the flagship Festival as well as supporting events such as the Orchid Show and Horticulture Show.

Highlights include the show gardens at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, designed by renowned local and international gardening luminaries.

Also watch out for the orchid competition at the National Orchid Garden at Singapore Botanic Gardens, featuring the region's best orchids and award winning orchid varieties that are cultivated by dedicated hobbyists and professional growers.

Date: 

  • Orchard Road: 30 Jul to 7 Aug
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens: 30 Jul - 9 Aug

More information

Racial Harmony Day Celebrations @ Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Celebrate Racial Harmony Day at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall with a live showcase of traditional musical instruments, fun drop-in craft activities, and guided tours.

Admission is free!

Live Showcase and Appreciation of Traditional/Classical Musical Instruments

Expererience a live performance by three classical musicians while learning more about traditional musical instruments such as the oud, Indian bamboo flute, and dizi.

Date: 30 & 31 Jul

Time:

  • 11am – 11.45am
  • 2.30pm – 3.15pm

Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall 2nd Floor Gallery

Free drop-in craft activities

Learn about the shared similarities among Singaporeans' major ethnic cultures.

Drop-in activities at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall include creating your own personalized tote bags with block designs and making your own shadow puppet figures!

Date: 30 & 31 Jul

Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm

Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall Little Paradise Room

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Harry Potter Anniversary Celebration

Calling all Harry Potter Fans!

Definitely Books Kids is celebrating 25 years of Harry Potter Magic and you're invited to join in the fun.

Pick up your wands, jump on your broomsticks, and come dressed in your Wizadry Best to receive a special Harry Potter cookie.

Purchase any Harry Potter item and you'll be able to take part in the Sure-Win Lucky Dip.

Don't forget to take commemorative photos around the store!

Date: 31 Jul 2022

Location: Kinokuniya SG Main Store, 391 Orchard Road #04-20/20A/20B/20C/21, Takashimaya S.C., Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872

Featured on Week of  18-24 Jul 2022

Parent Accompanied Programmes at The Artground

Join The Artground for two parent accompanied programmes this weekend.

With the Programme + Explore tickets, you'll also get to explore the arts space 45 minutes before the programme's start time.

Grow with Me by (by the Kueh Tutus)

Image credit: The Artground

Made for babies aged 12 to 30 months, Grow with Me is a lovely and intimate dance performance that dazzles with colored lights in a lovely garden setting.

Date: 23 Jul (Sat)

Time:

  • 10am-10:30am
  • 11:30am-12pm
  • 2:45pm-3:15pm

Terrific Tales The Cracked Water Pot (by the Storytelling Centre Ltd)

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Discover the beauty and abundance that a leaking water pot can provide!

This storytelling session is the ideal introduction to the art of stotytelling for young listeners.

Ages: 3-7

Date: 24 Jul (Sun)

Time:

  • 10am-10:30am

Location: The Artground, 90 Goodman Road #01-40 Blk J Singapore 439053

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Racial Harmony Day Open House Celebrations @ Malay Heritage Centre

Special Exhibition Guided Tour (Image credit: Malay Heritage Centre)

Head down to the Malay Heritage Centre for a whole lineup of fun programmes as part of the celebrations for the Racial Harmony Day Open House.

Try your hand at block printing and creating your own Craft-efact activities in the free drop-in craft activities, join in on a cooking demo of an iconic dish that combines Chinese, Indian, and Malay flavours, participate in an interactive storytelling session, and go on special guided tours of the Special Exhibition Galleries.

Date and Time: 

  • Drop-in Activities: 23 & 24 Jul, 11am-4pm
  • Cerita (Stories) Special Exhibition Guided Tours: 23 Jul, Various timings
  • Taste of Culture: A Cooking Demo: 23 & 24 Jul, 5pm
  • Tales from Nusantara: Kain Songket Ibu (Mother's Songket) Storytelling & Guided Tour: 24 Jul, 11am (English), 2pm (Malay)

Location: Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate Singapore 198501

More information and to register for programmes

Embracing Batik Weekend Festival - Asian Civilisations Museum

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Join the Asian Civilisations Museum for a weekend of events and performances inspired by the amazing world of batik!

Enjoy traditional gamelan music and Indonesian dances, or participate in a range of batik workshops and art activities.

The Embracing Batik Weekend Festival coincides with the ACM's most recent special exhibition, Batik Kita: Dressing in Port Cities.

Admission to concerts and drop-in activities is free.

You'll also get a special $10 discount on entrance to Batik Kita: Dressing in Port Cities, during programme timings (normal price: $12 for Singaporeans/PRs, $25 for foreigners).

Date: 22-24 Jul 2022

Location: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place Singapore 179555

More information and to register for programmes

Featured on Week of  11-17 Jul 2022

Time4Fun at Golden Village with Timezone

Image credit: Golden Village

Make it a fun day out for the family with exciting games at Timezone and the latest movies at Golden Village!

From now till 20 Jul, get a $10 Timezone Welcome card when you purchase 4 movie tickets from Golden Village.

You can redeem this promotion at all Golden Village Cinemas.

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[Giveaway] Win a set of 5 childrens' books worth over $80

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Thanks to Definitely Books Kids, we're giving away a set of 5 books worth over $80!

These specially curated books are suitable for for ages 3 and up, help kids to explore their feelings and emotions, and are great to read as a family.

To enter the giveaway, just head to the giveaway post on Sunny City Kids' Instagram Page.

The giveaway ends 19 Jul (Tue) 23:59 and is valid only for Singapore residents.

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with Museum of Ice Cream

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In celebration of National Ice Cream Day (NICD) on Sunday Jul 17, Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) is giving out 1,000 free tickets across all locations including 250 tickets for Singapore!

To win the free tickets, participate in MOIC's Sweetest Ice Cream Memory campaign on the instagram account @museumoficreamsg.

Guests who scoop up tickets for Sunday July 17 will be welcomed with a complimentary sprinkle crown and NICD popsicle.

In the cafe, MOIC will also offer a limited time only NICD Sundae made with 3 decadent scoops of ice cream, topped with strawberry and chocolate sauce, dollops of whipped cream, and luscious pink cherries.

Location: 100 Loewen Road

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Racial Harmony Day Open House at the Indian Heritage Centre

Little India Heritage Trail (Image credit: Indian Heritage Centre)

Join the Racial Harmony Day celebrations at the Indian Heritage Centre.

There'll be free drop-in craft activities, guided tours of the galleries and Little India, live cultural performances, as well as workshops such as the Banana Leaf Dining Etiquette Workshop.

From 10am-4pm, drop in for free activities such as creating your own banana leaf bookmarks, designing customized brooches, henna, and other fun-filled family activities.

Don't forget to come dressed in your best ethnic style!

Date: 16 and 17 Jul 2022

Location: Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924

More information and to register for programmes

[Giveaway] Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank Preview Screening

We've teamed up with Shaw Theatres to give away tickets to the Preview Screening for the upcoming action-comedy animation Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank!, featuring the voices of Michelle Yeoh and Samuel L Jackson!

5 lucky winners will each receive a set of 4 tickets to the exclusive preview screening at Shaw Theatres Lido on 20 Jul (Wed) at 7pm.

To enter the giveaway just:

1. Head to the giveaway post on the Sunny City Kids Facebook Page.

2. Like the post

3. Let us know in the comments, why you would like to win the tickets.

The giveaway ends 14 Jul (Thu) 23:59 and is valid only for Singapore residents. We'll pick 5 of our favorite answers after the giveaway ends.

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