5 Things to do and Places to go with Kids this weekend in Singapore (17th - 23rd Aug 2020)

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1. Free Performances August: Red Dot August at Esplanade

Free Performances August: Red Dot August at Esplanade
Photo credits Esplanade

Location: Online
1 Aug – 30 Aug 2020
8 pm

In celebration of our nation’s birthday, Esplanade celebrates the things that make us uniquely Singapore for the whole month of August. The series, Red Dot August, brings you a variety of free performances, such as storytelling videos, movies, dance, and music performances, which will be premiering every day at 8 pm. You can catch them at Esplanade Offstage or on Esplanade Facebook. Don’t worry if you’ve missed the previous performances, you can still watch them!

2. Gai Gai Tour: A Heritage Tour around Mount Faber

Gai Gai Tour: A Heritage Tour around Mount Faber
Photo credits One Faber Group

Location: Faber Peak, 109 Mount Faber Rd, Singapore 099203
 Permanent (weekends only)
10 am | 2 pm
$20/adult | $15/child (book)
Free for children below 4 yrs

Now that our borders have been closed, it’s time to indulge in everything that Singapore has to offer, including her rich heritage. Take a guided tour around Mount Faber Park to Faber Point, the highest point on Mount Faber and get to know the story behind the mural wall and mini Merlion. Venture to the back-of-house for an exclusive tour of how the Singapore Cable Car operates and relive old memories with a re-visit to Faber Peak. Conclude your tour with a Joyride on the Singapore Cable Car.

In addition to the guided tour and round trip cable car ride on Mount Faber Line, your Gai Gai Tour tickets will also enable you to enjoy 10% off dining at Arbora Restaurant and 10% off your purchase from the Singapore Cable Car Gift Shop.

3. Symphonic Sorcery – The Music of Harry Potter

Symphonic Sorcery – The Music of Harry Potter
Photo credits Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Location: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
5 Sep 2020
11 am | 2 pm
$32 | $25 (ticket sales TBA)
Suitable Ages:
4 yrs and above

The books and movies may have closed the curtain on the story of the boy with the lightning scar but the wizarding world of Harry Potter continues to fascinate many. If that’s you and your little ones, you can relive the intrigue, magic and wonder of the Harry Potter stories through music with Symphonic Sorcery – The Music of Harry Potter.

4. SCDF Fire Station Openhouse

SCDF Fire Station Openhouse
Photo credits Singapore Civil Defense Open House

Location: Various locations

For an insightful and educational Saturday, register a visit to the popular SCDF Fire Station Openhouse, which has restarted after a momentary pause due to COVID-19. You will be able to learn about the daily operation of the fire station as well as the roles of the Civil Defence personnel.

Each registration is capped at a maximum of 5 visitors and all visits are required to be pre-registered.

5. Virtual Tour of ACM Materials and Design Galleries

Virtual Tour of ACM Materials and Design Galleries
Photo credits Asian Civilisations Museum

Location: Online

A while back, the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) opened new galleries, collectively themed as Materials and Design. Located on the third floor, decorative arts are the focus of the galleries. You can now explore the two new galleries – Jewellery and Fashion and Textiles – together with the refreshed Ceramics gallery virtually from wherever you are.


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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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