5 Things to do and Places to go with Kids this weekend in Singapore (2nd - 8th Nov 2020)

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1. NMS: Celebrate Deepavali with Spice & Everything Nice!

NMS: Celebrate Deepavali with Spice & Everything Nice!
Photo credits National Museum of Singapore

Location: Online & On-site
Date: 7 Nov – 9 Nov 2020
Hour: 10.30 am onwards
Fee: Free

In this first digital Deepavali experience, National Museum of Singapore is celebrating with Spice & Everything Nice! Get to hear a lively exchange between an Ayurvedic practitioner and a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner about the use of spices in dishes as well as the similarities and differences between the two practices. Catch Rangoli artist Priya live in action as she uses colourful powder and spices that are featured in the museum’s William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings to create a colourful piece of rangoli! Listen to stories about the Festival of Lights and enjoy a special musical performance featuring a medley of festive tunes! 

Additionally, visitors taking a trip to the museum on 7 Nov, can enjoy free admission to all galleries in celebration of Deepavali!

2. Storytelling Series: Rainbow Fish

Gateway Theares - Storytelling Series: Rainbow Fish
Photo credits Gateway Theatre

Location: Online – SISTIC Live
Date: 7 Nov – 13 Nov 2020
Hour: 11 am – 11 pm 
Fee: Free (register)

Gateway Kids Club’s series of online storytelling sessions continue this month as well. Coming up is the story of Rainbow Fish. Though he has beautiful scales, the Rainbow Fish doesn’t want to share them, thinking he won’t be special without it. This upsets the others, so he seeks help from an Octopus. Embark on a journey with the Rainbow Fish as he discovers the joy of giving and friendship together with Storyteller Dwayne on SISTIC Live! 

3. Sensory Farm Tour by Ground-Up Initiative

Sensory Farm Tour by Ground-Up Initiative
Photo credits Ground-Up Initiative

Location: Ground-Up Initiative, 91 Lor Chencharu, Singapore 769201
Date: 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 22 & 29 Nov 2020
Hour: 9.45 am – 10.30 am 
Fee: $15/pax | Free entry for children below 3 yrs (ticket)

With Ground-Up Initiative’s Sensory Farm Tour, you’ll get to enjoy a 45-minute guided tour of the organic farm wherein you’ll be able to rediscover something new about our food and learn fun facts about the crops which are unique to the landscape. 

The farm tour also includes plant tasting and sensory experience. You’ll also gain valuable insights into the benefits of staying active in the outdoors for better well-being. 

4. UNTAME: Beyond Boundaries

SCS - UNTAME: Beyond Boundaries
Photo credits Science Centre Singapore

Location: Online
Date: 19 Oct – 29 Nov 2020
Hour: - 

  • Tame Pass: Free for Locals
  •  Untame Pass: $72/Member | $80/Non-member
  •  Wild Pass: $68/Member | $75/Non-member
  •  Mild Pass: $27/Member | $30/Non-member

UNTAME: Beyond Boundaries is Science Centre Singapore’s first event of its kind to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in a multidimensional experience.

Facilitated through a gamified approach, step into a virtual arena to be part of hands-on, exploratory quests to explore the realms of Space, Mind and Food. Compete and collaborate with friends to complete STEM challenges to gain points. Participants will be entertained by virtual performances and unframed conversations with unique personalities from interdisciplinary frontiers of Science and Technology and Science and Art.

5. The Japan Rail Fair – A Virtual Trip to Japan

The Japan Rail Fair – A Virtual Trip to Japan
Photo credits Japan Rail Café 

Location: Online
Date: 20 Nov – 22 Nov | 27 Nov – 28 Nov 2020
Hour: - 
Fee: Free & Paid

We cannot travel at the moment but we can still dream of travelling again! The Japan Rail Fair, hosted by the EAST JAPAN RAILWAY group, hopes to bring a piece of Japan to Singaporeans through a virtual gateway to what Japan has to offer. This platform will feature a myriad of interactive seminars and activities revolved around Japan travel, food and culture. Attendees will also be able to plan their next trip through a virtual travel fair.



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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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