5 Things to do and Places to go with Kids this weekend in Singapore (13th - 19th Jan 2020)


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1. Check Out the Asian Night Market with Your Little Ones!

Asian Night Market: Taiwan Food Festival
Photo credits Sentosa

Location: Siloso Point
Date:
16 Jan – 9 Feb 2020 (closed: 20 Jan – 22 Jan)
Hour:
5.00 pm – 10.30 pm
Admission:
Free

If you pop in Sentosa island anytime from 16 Jan to 9 Feb 2020 (excluding 20 Jan – 22 Jan), you will be able to explore a mini Ningxia Night Market! Asian Night Market: Taiwan Food Festival will be bringing you more than 30 food vendors direct from the popular night market.

Spanning from Siloso Point to Siloso Beach, you will be able to indulge on a variety of treats, from Egg-bombed Scallion Pancake and Tian Bu La (Taiwanese oden) to Fried Chicken Cutlet and Crispy Salted Chicken!

Additionally, there will also be games and popular Mandopop performances by local artists like Ruth Kueo and Wang Weiliang.

2. Enjoy Blast’20 – A Chinese New Year Concert at SCCC!

Blast’20 – A Chinese New Year Concert
Photo credits Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Level 7, Multi-purpose Hall, Singapore 018906
Date:
18 Jan 2020
Hour:
7.30 pm – 9.00 pm
Admission:
$18 | $28

Presented by Reverberance, Blast’20 celebrates Chinese New Year with an interactive retelling of the tale of Nian. One day, Nian who had lived peacefully in the ocean for centuries, discovered a foreign object stuck to its tail. When he seeks help from his friends, he finds that there were more of such objects everywhere! Join Reverberance on this journey to find out how Nian is going to get rid of these strange objects.

Please note that this performance will be in English and Mandarin.

3, Bask in Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay!

Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay
Photo credits Gardens by the Bay

Location: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Date:
17 Jan – 23 Feb 2020
Hour:
9 am – 9 pm

Admission:

  • Singapore Residents – Flower Dome & Cloud Forest
    • Adult: $20
    • Child: $12
    • Senior Citizen: $15
  • Singapore Residents – Flower Dome OR Cloud Forest
    • Adult: $12
    • Child: $8
    • Senior Citizen: $8
  • Standard Rate – Flower Dome & Cloud Forest
    • Adult/Senior Citizen: $28
    • Child: $15

Gardens by the Bay’s Dahlia Dreams has made another return for this year’s Chinese New Year!

Aside from the magnificent display of dahlias of different shapes and sizes—ball, cactus, pompon, etc.—and festive blooms such as the Narcissus, Azalea and Celosia, scattered around the Flower Dome are an assortment of Mosaiculture (the art of composing a motif or sculpture using carefully selected and pruned greeneries) display, from a Fu medallion to the 12 zodiac animals!

4. Join in the Chinese New Year Celebrations at Frasers Malls!

Chinese New Year Celebrations at Frasers Malls
Photo credits Frasers Property

Location: Yew Tee Point | Waterway Point | The Centrepoint | Northpoint City | Changi City Point | Causeway Point | Anchor Point | Bedok Point
Date:
3 Jan – 24 Jan 2020
Hour:
Various timing
Admission:
Free (with certain activities requiring minimum spending)

The Frasers Malls around Singapore have come to life with festive celebrations this Lunar New Year! In addition to being able to redeem goodies such as red packets and a gorgeous Yusheng plate when you spend a certain amount, there is also a line-up of activities you can enjoy with your family.

Keep an eye out for Roving Fortune Mascots, Mediacorp’s mascots, Yu Shu Shu and Le Shu Shu, workshops, fairs, and Lion Dance Performances.

5. Explore Interactive Arts at #futuretogether!

#futuretogether
Photo credits Gardens by the Bay

Location:

  • Outdoor Exhibits – Dragonfly Lake & Bayfront Plaza
    • 15 Dec 2019 – 15 Mar 2020: 7 pm – 12 am | Free for all  
  • Indoor Exhibits – Bayfront Pavilion
    • 16 Jan – 15 Mar 2020 | Singapore Residents: Free | Standard Rate: $10
      Flowers Bloom in an infinite Universe inside a Teacup indoor exhibit: Singapore Residents: $3 | Standard Rate: $7

#Futuretogether features a series of interactive light art installations by teamLab in support of the Singapore Bicentennial. There are a total of seven digital art installations, encompassing three themes—Aspirations, Connectivity and Possibilities—across both the indoor and outdoor exhibits.

You can experience the continuous cycle of life and death as represented by the flowers growing, blooming and scattering, among other things at the exhibits.

6. Usher in the Year of Rat with Your Tots at the Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020!

Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020
Photo credits Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Location: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874
Date:
1 Feb – 2 Feb 2020
Hour:
10 am – 9 pm
Admission:
Free

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020 has a line-up of family-friendly activities, ranging from auspicious lion and dragon dance performances to Chinese painting and drumming workshops and craft activities for your little ones!

You can also join in the Memorial Hall’s signature mass lohei, get your zodiac predictions for the new year, and immerse yourself in an evening concert of contemporary and traditional performing arts.

Additionally, there will also be an outdoor installation, Lunar Guardians, produced by Hong Kong collectible label, BigBoysToys, in collaboration with the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, that pays homage to the ancient Chinese art of lion dance. Featuring two lion-dance-inspired sculptures in the ‘mecha’ anime style, the installation juxtaposes tradition with modernity, encouraging conversations about the evolutions in this rapidly changing world.

The installation will be on display from 4 Jan to 9 Feb 2020 on the lawn of the memorial hall.

 


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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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