5 Things to do and Places to go with Kids this weekend in Singapore (15th - 21st Feb 2021)

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1. Chingay Parade 2021: Light of Hope

Chingay 2021
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Venue:¬†Online ‚Äď Social Media & Television¬†
Date: 20 Feb 2021
Time:¬†8 pm ‚Äď 9 pm¬†
Fee: Free

Chingay 2021
Chingay Parade 2020/Image credits Chingay Parade

The 49th edition of the annual Chingay Parade brings the popular street procession in a different format this year. Themed Light of Hope, the first-ever digital Chingay Parade may not feature eye-striking floats but you can look forward to an array of virtual performances, including a 100-lion performance!

2. Storytelling Series: Legend of Hua Mula  

Storytelling Series_Legend of Hua Mula
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Venue:¬†Online ‚Äď SISTIC Live Stream
Date:¬†20 Feb ‚Äď 26 Feb 2021
Time:¬†11 am ‚Äď 11 pm¬†
Fee: Free

Hua Mulan secretly took the place of her ailing father and fought for her country and her family’s honour in the Chinese military. Join a Young Storyteller from The Storytelling Centre as he retells the tale of Mulan, a story of courage, humility and love.

3. ACM Celebrates: Lunar New Year

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Venue:¬†Online and Onsite ‚Äď Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
Date:¬†12 Feb ‚Äď 28 Feb 2021
Time: All-day
Fee: Free (Museum admission charges apply)

In celebration of the¬†Lunar New Year, Asian Civilisations Museum presents a series of online programs, such as a recipe for a festive treat, a guide to creating your own gift box and a graceful ribbon dance that you can watch¬†here.¬†Additionally, if you‚Äôre heading down to the museum, you can get discounted admission to the special exhibition¬†Faith Beauty Love Hope ‚Äď Our Stories, Your ACM¬†and even set off on a self-guided¬†Discovery Trail¬†that will bring you past the different galleries in the museum.¬†

4. Huayi 2021 ‚Äď Chinese Festival of Arts¬†

Huayi 2021
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Venue: Online and Onsite - Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Date:¬†19 Feb ‚Äď 14 Mar 2021
Time: Varies
Fee: Free and Paid

Huayi 2021, Esplanade’s beloved annual Chinese Festival of Arts is here again with another array of programs brought to you by both local and overseas artists. Opening the festivities on 19 Feb is a heart-thumping performance featuring rousing drumbeats and energetic lions, which can be witnessed live at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre (limited to first 100) or online.

Huayi 2021
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The Universe According to Niu by Paper Monkey Theatre; an immersive installation work Interspace by Ricky Sim; Paper-cutting Decorative Light Box workshop by Lim Bee Ling, a practising printmaker and; Jazz for Kids - Nursery Rhymes presented by Dawn Wong and her musical trio WEBE, are just some of the few programs you can look forward to this year.

5. Money-smart Parenting: Unlock the secrets to help your child win financially

Money-smart Parenting_Unlock the secrets to help your child win financially
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Venue: Online - Zoom
Date: 27 Feb 2021
Time:¬†10 am ‚Äď 11.30 am¬†
Fee: Free (register)

Childhood financial education campaign Money Talks and social enterprise FinCARE join hands to bring you Money-smart Parenting, an online webinar which aims to equip parents with both knowledge and skills to nurture money-savy kids. From tackling tough money conversations to finding everyday teaching opportunities, you will get to learn from experts and opinion leaders in childhood development, financial wellness, and family life.

Money-smart Parenting_Unlock the secrets to help your child win financially
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During the event, they will also be giving away 5 Money Talks Kit, which is packed with resources curated for parents with children aged 6 to 12 to make financial education easier.



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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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