5 Things to do and Places to go with Kids this weekend in Singapore (22nd - 28th Feb 2021)



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1. Storytelling Series: Why Cats and Dogs Fight

Storytelling Series_Why Cats and Dogs Fight
Image credits Gateway Theatre

Venue: Online – SISTIC Live
Date: 27 Feb – 5 Mar 2021
Time: 11 am – 11 pm 
Fee: Free

Ever wondered why cats and dogs don’t get along? Through some magic and mayhem in this “tail” from China, find out what a cat, dog, mouse and gold ring have to do with it with a Young Storyteller from the Storytelling Centre!

2. ArtScience on Screen: Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs

ArtScience on Screen: Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs
Image credits ArtScience Museum

Venue: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
Date: 1 Mar – 31 Mar 2021
Time: 10 am – 7 pm (72 min/session)
Fee: Free (online pre-booking required)

While his father is away on a long business trip, Jacob is sent to stay with his bossy cousin Mimmi and her ex-seaman father Eagle for a week in Maskachka, a historical suburb of Riga (Latvia). Jacob is immediately enchanted by Maskachka's unique aura, with its wooden houses and interesting characters. However, when the cousins discover that a greedy businessman plans to transform Mimmi's favourite local park into skyscrapers, they know they must save the neighbourhood. To stop the development, they must team up with some unexpected friends — a pack of local dogs that... can talk!

Due to limited capacity, you are encouraged to pre-book your seats online for ArtScience on Screen. Walk-in sears will be available on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to venue capacity.

3. Total Defence Commemorative Specials by SDC

Total Defence Commemorative Specials by SDC
Image credits Singapore Discovery Centre

Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre, 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365
Date: 1 Feb – 28 Feb 2021
Time: 11 am – 7.30 pm (Mon – Thu) | 10 am – 10 pm (Fri – Sun)
Fee: Free

In commemoration of Total Defence 2021Singapore Discovery Centre has curated a series of exhibits and programmes just for you. Join the Total Defence Exhibits Guided Tour and hear untold stories and perspectives on the fall of Singapore during WW2, the Konfrontasi, the 1983 Cable Car Tragedy, and our present fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Catch Short National Education Films and The Last Light, a mixed-media drama show about a Singaporean son who has to fight for and defend his country. Little ones will enjoy the drop-in colouring craft.

The Total Defence Exhibits, RE: OUR SCARS, showcases the crisis and adversity that Singapore has faced through the years, from the time of Japanese Occupation to the current threat of Covid-19, examining how we overcame the odds and drew strength from each experience. The exhibits will be open till 28 Mar 2021.

4. Close Terrarium Workshop by The Green Capsule

Close Terrarium Workshop by The Green Capsule
Image credits The Green Capsule

Venue: The Green Capsule
Date: Depends
Time: Varies
Fee: From $15

Explore your crafty side and create your own story jars at the Close Terrarium Workshop by The Green Capsule. With the guidance of the instructor, you will get to learn all about plant care and responsibility through this simple 1 hr activity!

Small Close Terrarium ($15) workshop is strictly for little ones between 3 to 6 years while Medium Close Terrarium ($35) workshop is for kids between 6 to 9 years and Close Terrarium ($38) is available for anyone above 10 years old.

5. Kampong Experience Tour

Kampong Experience Tour
Image credits Let’s Go Tour

Venue: Kampong Buangkok
Date: Depends
Time: 9 am – 11 am 
Fee: $200 (2 – 3 pax) | $250 (4 – 5 pax)

Before the towering HDB blocks and condos, there were kampongs, which you may have seen, heard about or even lived in, but are your little ones familiar with the concept? Take a walk down nostalgia lane and can give your kids a taste of what life was like in a kampong house with a tour of the last remaining kampong village in Singapore! 

The Kampong Experience tour by Let’s Go Tour allows you to step into an actual Kampong House and discover stories of the past as well as learn about the development of housings from villages to high rises.

This tour is part of the This Is Home series by Let’s Go Tour, which offers a line-up of family-friendly interactive tours around Singapore.  

 


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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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