1. RE•MIX 2k21 – Annual Festival for Youths
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Venue: Online and Onsite – Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
Date: 15 Jan – 24 Jan 2021
Fee: Free and Paid
Running over two weekends, RE•MIX 2k21, the annual festival for youths by Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, will be presenting a series of online and onsite programs. Take a walk through All Walks of Love, an interactive exhibit, which explores how love plays a part in the Chinese Singapore culture and vote for your favourite fashion piece created by young Singaporeans. You can also put on your detective cap for an escape game or lace up your grooving shoes and join a dance workshop!
2. Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2021
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Venue: Online and Onsite
Date: 23 Jan 2021 onwards
The Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2021 will kick-start on 23 Jan 2021 with the Official Light-up and Opening Ceremony. Given the current pandemic, the ceremony will be launched virtually and live-streamed on Chinatown Festivals Facebook page. You can still look forward to lion dances, cultural and acrobatic performances.
This year’s street light-up will feature sculptured lanterns of the Ox, gold coins, golden ingots, flowers and greetings among others, combining traditions with modern design.
The celebrations, which will run till 12 Mar 2021, features a line-up of mostly virtual programs such as festive goodies baking workshop, giveaways, virtual tours, and short films featuring renowned Chinatown Merchants like Bee Cheng Hiang, Kele and Spring Court.
3. Light to Night Festival 2021
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Venue: Civic District
Date: 22 Jan – 31 Jan 2021
Fee: Free with some paid activities
A marquee event of Singapore Art Week, Light to Night Festival 2021 returns with an assortment of online and onsite art experiences. Centred on the theme “____-in-Progress”, the festival features annual favourite, Art Skins on Monuments, art installations, workshops, as well as online and onsite performances.
This year will also see the Rotunda Library & Archive in the National Gallery of Singapore light up in an immersive display. Through these various programs, the festival invites you to fill in the blanks with new possibilities and hopes for the future.
4. Dahlia Dreams 2021
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Venue: Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 018953
Date: 15 Jan – 21 Feb 2021
Time: 9 am – 9 pm
Fee (Singapore Resident rates): $10/adult | $5/child or senior (ticket)
Another annual event that has returned this year is the Dahlia Dreams 2021 at Gardens by the Bay! Take a stroll through a field of about 2,000 pretty dahlias of mixed varieties, all grown in-house for the very first time by the Gardens’ own horticulturists alongside a host of Lunar New Year floral favourites such as azaleas, chrysanthemums and cymbidiums.
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The conservatory will also be spotting the iconic Chinese pavilion and a huge lantern globe. Walk through the golden moon gates to admire more than 200 red lanterns, symbolising prosperity and luck, from within the lantern globe!
5. Storytelling Series: MOMOTARO
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Venue: Online – SISTIC Live Stream
Date: 16 Jan – 22 Jan 2021
Time: 11 am – 11 pm
Join Momotaro, the Little Peach Boy, on an adventure to defeat the oni ogres!
A long time ago in Japan, an old lady saw a gigantic peach floating down the river. She caught it and brought it home to her husband. They would eat the peach for dinner! But when they opened the peach they discovered a baby boy! They named him Momotaro and raised him as their own. Momotaro grew up to be a strong, kind and brave boy, who decided that one day he would save his people from the evil Oni ogres that torment the village. Does he succeed? Join a young storyteller from The Storytelling Centre Limited, on Momotaro’s adventure, to find out!