We take a look at the best things to do and places to go with kids this weekend (10 - 16 May) in Singapore!
Mummies and Daddies, we got you covered with this week's list of to-do and to-go for families! Now you don't have to fret over what to do or where to go!
1. Let’s Learn About…Hari Raya Puasa!
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Date: 7 – 31 May 2021
In this month’s edition of Let’s Learn About…, Asian Civilisations Museum is spotlighting Hari Raya Puasa. Learn more about the celebration and the customs, discover treasures from the Islamic world in the museum’s collection, and get creative making a greeting card for your Muslim friends!
2. My Woody Hero Craft Workshop at Ground-Up Initiative
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Venue: Ground-Up Initiative, 91 Lorong Chencharu, Singapore 769201
Date: 16 May, 6 June, 13 Jun & 20 June 2021
Hours: 9.30 am – 11.30 am
Recommended: 5 – 9 years (register)
If you love getting crafty then you might want to check out Ground-Up Initiative as they often run woodworking and baking workshops catering to different age groups.
My Woody Hero is a hands-on workshop for 5 to 9-year-olds where they will get to assemble their very own Woody Hero with repurposed pieces of wooden offcuts. In addition to being able to create something with their hands, which helps cultivate creativity, they will also be able to learn about certain environmental issues as the workshop will also talk about waste management in Singapore and how we can do our part to reduce it.
3. Circuit Tiki at Resorts World Sentosa
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Venue: Resorts World Sentosa East Carpark (Orange Zone)
Date: 2 Apr – 30 Jun 2021 (Please check website for timings to avoid)
Hours: 1 pm – 10 pm (Mon – Wed) | 10 am – 10 pm (Thu – Sun & PH)
Fee: $18 - $35 (tickets)
Singapore’s first indoor karting circuit opened in April at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) and the 550-metres track with multiple twists and turns will surely set your heart-racing. Don’t worry if you don’t have a license as the Novice ($18 - $28) go-karts do not require them, you just have to at least 1.4 metres tall. You will however need a valid driving or motorcycle license for the Advance ($25 - $35) go-karts.
You can pre-book your slots online or purchase your tickets on-site, though they are subject to availability. In addition to Circuit Tiki, RWS also has a series of Tiki-themed activities to be explored over at the S.E.A. Aquarium and Universal Studios Singapore.
4. Karius & Baktus
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Venue: Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Level 3, Singapore 188064
Date: 9 – 13 Jun 2021
Hours: 5 pm (Thu – Fri) | 3 pm (Sat – Sun)
Fee: $38/child | $35/adult (tickets)
No admission for infants in arm and kids below 2 years
The Norwegian Cultural Centre in Singapore presents Karius & Baktus, a theatre performance featuring two trolls that revolutionized dental health in Norway! Karius (caries) and Baktus (bacteria) are two small tooth trolls living inside cavities in the teeth of a boy named Jens. They have a very good life, especially when Jens eats white bread with syrup and fails to brush his teeth afterwards.
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Eventually, their homes - the cavities, are destroyed by a dentist and they are rinsed out of Jens’ mouth through proper dental care.
5. Digital Light Canvas at The Shoppes
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Venue: 2 Bayfront Ave, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B2-50, Singapore 018956
Date: Permanent (Mon – Sun)
Hours: 11 am – 9 pm (last entry: 8.50 pm)
An immersive digital art installation, Digital Light Canvas at Marina Bay Sands will have you chasing after shoals of fish and painting calligraphic art. presented in collaboration with teamLab, the Japanese collective behind Future World: Where Art Meets Science at ArtScience Museum, the installation has two shows.
Strokes of Life is a four-minute sequence that takes place half-hourly and within those minutes, you can paint calligraphic art with every step you take, as brushstrokes blossom in your wake. In part two, Nature’s Rhythm, flocks of birds swoop through the 140-metre tall light sculpture overhead as thousands of fishes swim in the LED-lit ocean beneath your feet. If you step on them, they will part ways for you!
Digital Light Canvas also has other interactive features where you can use your phone to set off over 30 animated Crystal Fireworks and light displays and even have personalised messages appear on the LED floor!