The fun never ever stops on our tiny little island! Expect lots of fun events and activities happening this week!
This week, we look at the return of a popular light festival, the Singapore Night Festival, the reopening of the free Yakult Factory Tour, a new animation, I Am Groot on Disney+ and more! So go on and see what we have prepared for you this week - don't forget that the September holidays are coming up soon too!
Read on to find out more and if you need more ideas - don't forget to check out a compilation of our weekly recommendations (updated weekly with experiences that are still available) or join our Telegram group for the most up-to-date sharing too!
1. Register For Swim For Hope 2022 As A Family
Dates: 1 Aug - 30 Sep 2022 (Registration Period), 1 Sep - 30 Oct 2022 (Swim Period)
Fees: from $22
SAFRA's iconic annual charity event, Swim For Hope, is back! Gather your friends and families to participate in this swim event where you can bond through swimming and do your part for charity - helping to raise the target of $500,000 for 5 beneficiaries!
The event will be available in a hybird format where you can choose to swim at their your own location and time or complete the distance through a combination of virtual and physical on-site swim - where you will complete the last 1km at a SAFRA Club.
Swim For Hope 2022 aims to raise $500,000 to support these 5 beneficiaries, President Challenge, Rainbow Centre, SAF Care Fund, Singapore Swimming Association and the Special Olympics Singapore and you can support the charities by taking part, engaging in the fundraising efforts and to purchase the newly introduced More Than a Box initiative.
2. Gather Your Friends For The Yakult Factory Tour
Venue: 7 Senoko Avenue, Singapore 758300
Date: Mon - Fri, excluding Public Holdiays
The Yakult Factory Tour is a popular 1.5 hour tour of the state-of-the-art Yakult plant located at Senoko Avenue (Woodlands) where you can get a behind-the-scene look at the making of the popular drink.
Tours were suspended due to COVID and has returned from 10 Aug 2022. Tours are free, but you will need to form a group of at least 20 to book a tour.
3. Plan A Visit To The Singapore Night Festival 2022
Artist impression, courtesy of Amanda Tan
Venue: Bras Basah Bugis
Date: 19 - 27 Aug 2022
Admission: Free, ticketing maybe required for some programmes
Popular night-time arts and culture festival, the Singapore Night Festival (SNF), makes a comeback from 19 to 27 Aug 2022 following a two-year hiatus. Themed Rebirth for its 13th edition, the festival will bring the Bras Basah.Bugis (BBB) precinct to life with local artists and the community reimagining the precinct in a whole new light.
Families can expect over 55 vibrant and eclectic experiences, including a headline act, 6 project mappings, 15 night lights, 5 experiential programmes and 1 festive village with food, performances and more!
4. Start Planning For The Sep Holidays with Camps & Workshops
The 1-week September school holidays run from 3 to 11 September 2022 with an extra day on 2 Sep 2022 for Teacher's Day. We have put together a list of 17 unique and fun holiday camps and workshops to keep your kids purposefully occupied during the holidays!
From online enrichment programmes to a special magic heritage tour, there are many ideas for you to explore and consider!
5. Watch Baby Groot On Disney+
Available On: Disney+ from 10 Aug 2022
Staring the voice of Vin Diesal, Baby Groot takes center stage in his very own collection of five original shorts that explore his glory days growing up—and getting into trouble—among the stars. I Am Groot streams on Disney+ from 10 Aug 2022.
Each short is about 3 mins long and tells a standalone experience of Baby Groot. While it may seem to only be for the young ones, the shorts were really entertaining - more so for parents who might just be reminded of the mischief your toddlers have done in their growing-up years.