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Pesta Raya - Malay Festival of Arts goes Online | Esplanade Offstage

Showcasing the best in theatre, dance, and music from the Nusantara (Malay Archipelago), the 19th edition of Pesta Raya – Malay Festival of Arts (which also coincides with the celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri) will take place from 19 – 28 Jun 2020. Even though we still cannot gather physically to celebrate with our extended family and friends, or celebrate with live performances at Esplanade in Phase 1 of Safe Re-opening for COVID-19, here's one way where you can stay connected with one another. With the aim to bring families together to enjoy the arts, heritage and culture of the Malay Archipelago (that is also a part of Singapore's culture), as well as to instill some positivity and encouragement to all during...

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A List of Virtual Events in June 2020 in Singapore

While your favorite attractions and recreational places remain closed during this time, the digital world is buzzing with a myriad of events and activities for families and kids, ranging from the Wan Qing Dumpling Festival 2020 to the Small Big Dreamers Children's Festival! We’ve compiled a list of virtual events happening this June in Singapore that you can continue enjoying from the comforts of your own home! 1. Indian Heritage Centre: From the Coromandel Coast to the Straits Photo credits Indian Heritage Centre Date: Permanent Hour: - Fare: Free Tamil connections with Singapore can be traced as far back as the 11th – 13th centuries CE based on recent interpretations of the Singapore Stone. From the Coromandel Coast to the...

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Huayi 2020 | A Chinese Festival of Arts for Families!

Location: EsplanadeDate: 31 Jan - 9 Feb 2020Hour: Various TimingsAdmission: Free (unless otherwise stated) Launched in 2003 during the Chinese New Year, Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts was introduced as one of four annual cultural festivals at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay celebrating Singapore’s multicultural heritage.  We aspire to make Huayi the pinnacle festival for Chinese artists, and to be internationally recognised as an arts festival that showcases the works of the most outstanding Chinese artists.  It's an opportunity for families to introduce the Chinese language through arts, and to bring the children onto a mini- learning journey! We explore some of the family- friendly happenings at Huayi 2020!  Huayi Opening Date: 31 Jan 2020Time: 6.45 pmVenue: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre Rousing drumbeats and energetic lions! Huayi – Chinese...

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Light to Night Festival 2020 | Light Installations & Food Street for Families

Location:  Various Venues at the Civic DistrictDate: 10 - 19 Jan 2019Opening Hours: 10 am - 12 am Admission: Free, unless otherwise stated The marquee event of the Singapore Art Festival is back for 2 weeks in January 2020! The fourth edition of the festival is themed Invisible Cities, and will be celebrated across the Civic District's most iconic cultural institutes: National Gallery Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall and Esplanade–Theatres on the Bay. Let's take a look at what awaits young families at the festival!  Light Projects: City States of Mind Witness the monuments at the Civic District light up with spectacular light projections every night! The popular Art Skins on Monument is back, and here are a couple of prominent...

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5 Not-to-be-Missed Kids-Friendly Theatre Performances Happening in 2019

Here’s 5 theatre performances happening this year for you to bookmark and start snagging your tickets now! From tales of intergalactic friendship to the adventures of a vibrant rainbow-colored fish, these performances are set to tickle the intrigue of your little ones, arouse their imagination and completely spell-bind them (and you)! 1. The Little Company’s Fantastic Mr Fox in Mandarin The Little Company brings to stage the Mandarin version of Ronald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox, which follows the story of a bright fox named Mr Fox, who lives underground with his family. One day, a fox named, Mr Fox, gets trapped underground with his family and friends by his human neighbours who were tired of his antics, the very neighbours...

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