5 Things to do and Places to go with Kids this weekend in Singapore (25th - 31st Jan 2021)



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1. Singapore Art Week 2021

Singapore Art Week 2021
Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall - Art Skins on Monuments/Image credits National Gallery Singapore

Venue: Around Singapore
Date: 22 Jan – 30 Jan 2021
Time: Varies
Fee: Free and Paid

The Singapore Art Week is an annual celebration of the visual arts and it returns again this year with a line-up of over 100 programs – online and onsite. This year will also see visual arts at unconventional public spaces and neighbourhoods such as shopping malls, national parks, and bus stops.

Some of the event highlights include the Light to Night Festival 2021ARTWALK at Little India and Moo Moo PARK, Asia’s first drive-through exhibition. 

2. Usher in the Fun at Universal Studios Singapore 

Usher in the Fun at Universal Studios Singapore
Image credits Resorts World Sentosa

Venue: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Date: 7 Jan – 28 Feb 2021 (closed: Mon – Wed)
Time: 2 pm – 9 pm 
Fee: From $43 (book)

This festive season, some of your favourite characters such as Shrek, Fiona, Kitty Softpaws, the muppets from Sesame Street, the characters from Madagascar, and the minions, will be making an appearance at the Universal Studios Singapore (USS) decked out in festive garb. While you’re there, you will also be able to meet the Majestic Dragon, attempt a tongue twister challenge, listen to Mandarin greetings from Optimus Prime and Megatron, as well as try out the different festive bites!

To sweeten up your visit, USS is also offering a free treat with every One-Day Ticket you purchase. Be sure to book your trip online in advance!

3. STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition

STAR WARS™ Identities_The Exhibition
Source: ArtScience Museum

Venue: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
Date: 30 Jan – 13 Jun 2021
Time: 10 am – 6 pm (Admission every 15 mins)
Fee (Singapore Residents rate): $25/adult | $20/concession (book)
Concession: Senior, students, person with disabilities, child (2 – 12 years)

STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition is an interactive exhibit showcasing close to 200 artefacts from the original Star Wars™ films. You can get up close and personal with original movie props, artworks, costumes and models of the famed starships, the Millennium Falcon and the Star Destroyer from Star Wars™.

STAR WARS™ Identities_The Exhibition

Source: ArtScience Museum

Learn more about the creative process of movie-making from early concept drawings, storyboarding, model making, through puppetry and costume design. Follow iconic characters such as Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Yoda, R2-D2, C-3P0 and see the personal choices that they made that helped shape their identities.

You might want to plan your trip to the exhibit well in advance as slots are filling up really fast.

4. Storytelling Series: Why is the Sky Far Away

Storytelling Series_Why is the Sky Far Away
Image credits Gateway Theatre

Venue: Online – SISTIC Live Stream
Date: 30 Jan – 5 Feb 2021
Time: 11 am – 11 pm 
Fee: Free

Once upon a time, a long long time ago, the sky hung very close to the ground. The sky was friends with the earth and all the people living in it and wanted to be close to them. Whatever food or drink the people needed, the sky would grant them. On one condition, “Never take more than you need”. The people were respectful to the sky and they all lived in harmony. Until one day, a lady asked for a huge HUGE chocolate cake. As hard as she tried, she couldn’t finish it! The sky was not happy at all. Find out what happened next in “Why is the Sky Far Away”, told by a Young Storyteller from The Storytelling Centre.

5. Aqua Gastronomy Spring Edition

Aqua Gastronomy Spring Edition
Image credits Resorts World Sentosa

Venue: S.E.A. Aquarium (Open Ocean Habitat), 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Date: 14 Jan – 28 Feb 2021 (Thu – Tue)
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm | 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Fee: From $138

The popular Aqua Gastronomy, a-one-of-a-kind underwater dining experience, returns for a final run with its Spring Edition. Step into one of eight underwater pavilions or head to one of the whimsically-decorated tables and let the Lady of the Ocean mesmerize you with an ancient tale. One about a celebratory underwater feast hosted by the Dragon Emperor and joined by the Golden Ox.

Watch the sea animals glide by as you indulge yourself in that very tale’s legendary five-course spread, inspired and named after each of the five fortunes - Fortune, Prosperity, Longevity, Joy and Wealth.

Judging by the previous editions of Aqua Gastronomy, you might want to book a table fast if you’re interested or you might out on this sumptuous gastronomic experience.

 


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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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