The Best Things To Do With Kids In Singapore This Week (31 Jan - 6 Feb 2022)

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We will not be sharing more CNY-themed activities this week! Instead you will find a unique mix of events that you can enjoy with your family week! 

Gong Xi Fa Cai! We wish you a Happy Chinese New Year and may the year of the Tiger bring you and your loved ones good fortune! 

While it is Chinese New Year week, we will not be sharing more CNY-themed activities. If you wish to discover more CNY-related activities and to-dos, you may head over to our dedicated CNY microsite. Otherwise, do read on to see what we have prepared for your your family this week! 

Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942 at National Museum of Singapore

Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery, Basement 1
Date: 29 Jan - 29 May 2022
Admission: Free

We start off with a rather somber exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore. Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942 commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore in WWII through the sharing of lesser known memories and perspectives of the war.

Dislocations will bring together different personal accounts and examines the impact of war memory on Singaporeans before and till today. It goes beyond the usual WWII narratives to showcase an extended timeline of the war to provide a deeper understanding of the people’s experiences in wartime Singapore - including British families evacuating from the country just before the war, the defensive preparations by locals and more. 

While it is not a "fun" exhibition for children, it will be a good visit for parents or for older children to better understand the war and the impact it had on different groups of people. For a more kids-friendly experience, families can try out the immersive pre-exhibition game, Sunset in Singapore, that allows visitors to encounter the war through the lens of various groups of people in Singapore at that time, such as an Allied soldier, nurse, or civilian. 

Celebrate Total Defence Day 2022 at Singapore Discovery Centre

Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre, 510 Upper Jurong Rd, Singapore 638365
Date: 15 Jan - 27 Mar 2022
Admission: Free (some activities may require a fee)

Continuing with a similar theme but in a more family-friendly experience. In commemoration of Total Defence Day 2022, Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) has curated a line-up of exhibits, showcase and programmes to look back at the past incidents and challenges and explore how Singaporeans overcome them through each of the six pillars of Total Defence.

Families can take part in tours to learn more about our key historical moments, or take part in craft activities to build your own Leopard 2SG tank. There will also be special Total Defence rides on the XD Theatre Ride and Singapore Stories Films to catch too. 

Celebrate Sentosa's Golden Jubilee

Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) has kicked off celebrations for the resort island’s Golden Jubilee, which will feature over 50 new experiences and attractions. Themed 'Discovery Neverending', Sentosa will be celebrating diverse facets of the island while showcasing the evolution of Sentosa to become today’s unique leisure destination. 

To kick things off, you may wish to consider going on a tour as part of the SentoSights, a series of tours which will bring you on a journey through Sentosa's lesser known nature, heritage and marine life, among others. 

From 21 Jan 2022, Singapore Citizens and PRs aged 60 years and above will also enjoy exclusive discounts and deals at participating business establishments in Sentosa on weekdays. We hear that there will be more discounts and promotions announced throughout the year for everyone - so do keep your eyes and ears peeled for more information! 

You can also start looking for your old pictures on Sentosa! From 7 February, there will be a social media contest for you to send in your memories of Sentosa and the 10 most heart-warming photo entries will stand to win a curated Sentosa experience package which includes a three-day-two-night staycation in Sentosa to be enjoyed with their loved ones.

Eevee Adventure at Sentosa

Venue: Palawan Green & Islandwide
Dates: Various dates for different events
Admission: Free (some activities may require fees)

Adding on to the activities on Sentosa, families may wish to visit the island to spend time with the cute and lovable Pokemon, Eevee! Families just need to spend $15 on the island to redeem tickets to the Eevee Dance Parade and Eevee Adventure Mission. 

From 29 Jan to 20 Feb (every Sat and Sun), ticket-holders may visit Palawan Green to dance with 8 Eevee evolutions as they shake and kick the festivities up a notch with an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime dance extravaganza.

While you are there, don't forget to take part in the exciting Eevee Adventure Mission, a digital on-island game where you will complete 11 missions by hunting down secret QR codes located around the island, and at the very end, you can open 1 of 9 Poké Balls for a chance to win adorable Eevee plushies or Sentosa Fun Pass Tokens!

Plan Your Chingay50 Watch Party

Venue: Facebook, TikTok, and the Chingay website
Dates: 12 Feb 2022, 8 pm - 9.30 pm
Admission: Free

Chingay celebrates 50 years of parades and festivities with a full digital LIVE show held at Jewel Changi. While the actual show will happen on 12 Feb, families can start to plan for their Chingay50 Watch Parties, and stand to win $7,500 worth of prizes! 

Watch parties can be organised as physical or virtual ones, and can be organised with friends, families or neighbours too! You just need to register your Watch Party before 12 Feb 2022, 12 pm and submit pictures of your Watch Party before 12 Feb at 11 pm  to be in contention for the prizes! 

There are 2 prize categories - one for just taking part, and the other is for the Most Creative Theme Watch Party. It is not just about winning prizes, you can also be part of the efforts to get over $10,000 worth of vouchers pledged to underprivilege families if there are at least 20,000 viewers on the LIVE show!

Of course, do remember to keep to your safety management measures when planning your watch parties!



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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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