How To Maximise Your Leave Singapore Public Holiday 2017

Maximise Singapore Public Holiday and Your Leave 2017

I know it may seems too early to plan your holidays and apply your leave.  However, if you already have some plans to take some time off from work, it never hurt to plan early.   Planning when to apply leave wisely is an exercise that will be worthwhile to do as early as possible.   By applying your leaves earlier, you will have a better chance to have your leave application approved before any of your other colleagues did.  Most likely they will be applying to go on leave on the same day in some popular leave period.  For those who are working in Singapore, knowing when the Singapore public holiday fall helps to plan your vacation and also maximize your leave. For those who are visiting Singapore, it is always good to know when will the whole nation be on vacation or when will there be any special events. You may want to coincide your visit with some festive celebrations and Singapore Public Holiday such as the Chinese New Year, Deepavali or Hari Raya to experience the local atmosphere. Or, you might want to have a quiet visit and avoid the crowds during these Singapore Public Holiday. Whatever the reasons, it is good to plan your visits by consulting the calendar first.

Singapore Public Holiday

Singapore Public Holiday 2017

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) just released on Tuesday (April 5 2016) that shows a number of Singapore public holiday falling either on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday .   There are many opportunities to maximise the leave and fun.  Here are the Singapore public holiday for 2017 and also the Singapore school holidays in Singapore.

Singapore Public Holiday

 

Recommendations When To Apply Leave

Singapore Playground takes away the headache from you by trying to figure out when is the best time to apply leave.  The objective is to apply as few leave as possible (leave are money) and to maximise the rest days as much as possible by taking advantages of the scheduled Singapore Public Holiday.  Here is the recommendation from Singapore Playground, for your consideration.

Just by just applying for a minimum of 5 days of leave, you could enjoy up to 27 days of rest, what a bargain!!!  When looking at how to maximise your leave, we try to look for opportunities to use the many scheduled Singapore Public Holiday which fall on either  Monday, Friday or Sunday.  It turns out that this year 2017, there are quite many Singapore Public Holiday falling on Monday (2 – Labour Day and Christmas Day), Friday (2 – Good Friday and Hari Raya Haji), and Sunday (3 – New Year’s Day, Chinese New Year and Hari Raya Puasa) which you can cleverly use them to extend your holidays.   There will be seven long weekends next year.

 

Singapore Public Holiday

 

The above calendar from “Singapore Playground” list down one of the possible ways to extend your holiday with minimum application of leave.   The 2nd day of the Chinese New Year (初二)falls on Sunday this year which makes the following Monday a Singapore Public Holiday.  For many of us, I believe we will also apply for leaves before the Chinese New Year to prepare for the festive session.   For example by applying for 1 day on 27 Jan (Fri), you could enjoy a 4 days breaks!   Some of you will likely also apply for additional 1 day on 31 Jan.  This will give you ample time to enjoy the CNY as well as recover from the hectic period.

Apply 1 day leave on either 1 April (Monday) or 28 March (Thursday) and you’ll have a super long weekend of 4 days during Good Friday.   Same things happen if you apply just 1 day each on 17 April (Monday), 1 May (Monday),  23 June (Friday), 4 September (Monday) and 22 December (Friday) will allow you to enjoy a super long 4 days of rest by utilising the long weekends.

For those who need even longer rest days for longer holiday period such as those who wanted a oversea vacation could utilise the Singapore Public Holiday that falls on Wednesday.  Apply for 2 days on Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday will give you an extended uninterrupted period of 5 days including the weekend!!!  To do that, apply leave 2 days on 8-9 May or 11-12 May, 7-8 August or 10-11 August and 16-17 October or 19-20 October 2017.

As you can see, there are many ways to extend your rest days from the original 13 days of Singapore public holiday by creatively maximizing the usage of your leave.   The recommendation above will help you to have a total of 27 days of rest days by just applying 5 days of leave. Now that many people have found out how, they’ll start applying leave around the same dates.  So, be quick, start applying for your leaves now Winking smile

Wishing you a wonderful time in 2017!

 

Source: MOM, tanakawho

Happy Chinese New Year Singapore 2016

Happy Chinese New Year 2016

First, wishing all of you a very Happy Chinese New Year!

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Here are some interesting activities that you and your family can enjoy during this long festive holidays.

 


Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown Party

 

 

After the union dinner, this will be one of the top choice to head down to to welcome the CNY.  Usher in the Year of the Monkey with live performances and a rousing countdown celebration with MediaCorp artistes in the heart of Chinatown. Be entertained by the lively performances from a medley of festive songs, skits to interactive games as the countdown party culminates with rousing firecrackers and a spectacular display of fireworks.

 

Date:
7 February 2016

Time:
9.30pm – 12.30am

Venue:
New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

 


River Hongbao

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This is the yearly event since 1986 which is a  lively festival offering a special Chinese cultural experience.  This iconic event has become an integral tradition of Singapore’s Lunar New Year celebrations for locals and tourists alike. You will get from giant lanterns to mouth-watering food which are feasts for your senses.   If you want to feel the CNY atmosphere,  you and your family should be heading to this after your reunion dinner.   Things to look out for include the God of Fortune, and of course, the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. On Handicraft Street, catch ‘live’ demonstrations of Chinese calligraphy and paper cutting, a display of intricate handicrafts, jewelry, ethnic costumes and other cultural products.

A myriad of fringe activities, ranging from amusement rides to carnival games, will ensure that there is never a dull moment. Opera and other street performances round up this colorful extravaganza.

 

For more details, check out http://www.riverhongbao.sg/

 

Date:
6 February 2016  to 14 February 2016

Time:
2 pm– 11pm daily

Venue:

Floating Platform @ Marina Bay

 

Istana Open House

Istana

Admission to the Istana grounds is free for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents. Other visitors are required to pay an entrance fee of $1 per person. Entrance to the grounds is via the main gate at Orchard Road. Opening hours are usually from 8.30am to 6.00pm.

 

There will be a variety of performances on the grounds during the Open House. For an entrance fee of $2, visitors could tour selected function rooms in the Istana building and view a special display of gifts presented to the President and the Prime Minister. There are also guided tours of the Istana building, conducted by the Preservation of Sites and Monuments (PSM) volunteers.

Istana souvenirs are also sold at the Open House. All proceeds from the sale of the souvenirs and the entrance fees collected are donated to charity.

Notes to Visitors:

1. The following items will not be allowed within the Istana grounds for security reasons:
· Pointed and sharp objects (e.g. knives of any size, forks)
· Flammable items (e.g. lighters)

2. To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all visitors, and to prevent damage to the premises, the following activities will not be allowed within the Istana grounds:
· Wheeled sports (e.g. cycling, roller blading)
· Littering
· Smoking
· Consumption of alcoholic drinks
· Pets (except for guide dogs)

 

3. No storage facilities will be provided. Security personnel reserve the right to turn away visitors who bring along items that are not allowed.

4. All visitors will need to go through security screening prior to entering the Istana grounds.

5. The sale of tickets to enter the Istana Main Building will close at 5.30pm, subject to crowd conditions.

 

Date:
9 February 2016

Venue:

Istana, Dhoby Ghaut

 


Chinese New Year Open House at Singapore Philatelic Museum

 

Family Fun Station

10.00am – 5.00pm
Swinging from tree to tree is no monkey business!
Join us for a day of primate fun as we usher in the Year of the Monkey!

 

Giant Stamp Jigsaw Puzzles (Free)

Piece together the jigsaw puzzles to see beautiful Singapore stamps.

 

Monkey Craft Kit (Charges apply)

Put your creativity to work and get crafty with these monkeys!
Fun Quiz (Free)
Win special museum prizes in the fun quiz lucky dip.

 

Pin the Monkey’s Tail (Free)

Monkey’s missing his tail and it’s up to you to help him fix it.

 

Talk by Feng Shui Master


2.00pm – 3.00pm
Join Master Tong Noong Chin as he shares zodiac tips for a bountiful year. Talk will be conducted in Mandarin.

Chinese Lion and Dragon Dance

3.30pm – 4.00pm
Herald in the lunar new year with an exhilarating Chinese lion and dragon dance!


Guzheng Performance


4.00 pm – 4.30pm
Enjoy a special performance by the first Malay professional guzheng player, Mohammad Faizal as he presents an exciting repertoire of Chinese New Year classics and evergreen tunes.

 

Date:
9 February 2016

Venue:

Singapore Philatelic Museum


Chinese New Year Open House at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Usher in the year of the monkey at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall! Check out our special Chinese zodiac exhibition, and participate in our lantern riddles where you will stand a chance to win an exclusive gift. There will also be a series of fun workshops for all ages during the weekends.

Celebrate Yuan Xiao with us on 20 February 2016 with an array of song, music, dance performances, craft demonstrations, workshop and other exciting programmes for you and your family at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Meorial! All activities are free.

8  Feb 2016 (Mon)

10.00am – 5.00pm

  • Cultural demonstrations
  • Meet & Greet the God of Wealth
  • Distribution of CNY goodie bag to visitors
  • Lantern Riddles

10.30am – 11.30am

  • Dragon and Lion Dances


9  Feb 2016 (Tue)

10.00am – 5.00pm

  • Cultural demonstrations
  • Lantern Riddles
  • Meet & Greet the God of Wealth
  • Distribution of CNY goodie bag to visitors


10  Feb 2016 (Wed)

10.00am – 5.00pm

  • Lantern Riddles
  • Distribution of CNY goodie bag to visitors

 

11  Feb 2016 (Thu)

10.00am – 5.00pm

  • Lantern Riddles
  • Distribution of CNY goodie bag to visitors


12 Feb 2016 (Fri)

10.00am – 5.00pm

  • Lantern Riddles
  • Distribution of CNY goodie bag to visitors

13  Feb 2016 (Sat)

10.00am – 5.00pm

  • Lantern Riddles
  • Distribution of CNY goodie bag to visitors

11.00am – 12.30pm

  • Chinese New Year couplets calligraphy workshop for families

2.30pm – 4.00pm

  • Angbao lantern workshop for families and children

 

14  Feb 2016 (Sun)

10.00am – 5.00pm

  • Lantern Riddles
  • Distribution of CNY goodie bag to visitors

11.00am – 12.30pm

  • Sun-catcher keychain painting workshop for families and children

2.30pm – 4.00pm

  • Chinese paper fans painting workshop for families and children

 

Date:
8 February 2016 to 22 February 2016

Venue:

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

 

Free admission for all

 


sources: http://www.nhb.gov.sg/http://spm.org.sg/; http://malayheritage.org.sg/

FREE Cartoon Characters Shows Performances

FREE Meet and Greet Sessions

I am sure most of your younger kids would like to meet some of their favourite cartoon characters live and would like taking some photos with them.  I bet that some of you, as a parent, may also enjoy the shows especially being affected by the exhilarating moods of your kids.

 

Here is the chance for your child and you to be entertained by these popular cartoons characters with them singing and dancing along their theme songs and providing cute performance for your child!

 


 

Alvin & The Chipmunks Live Show Plus Meet & Greet

Alvin & the Chipmunks Live Show Plus Meet & Greet

Join Alvin and the Chipmunks at in a live musical performance at Eastpoint Mall and The Centrepoint this Christmas as they embark on a road trip to help Dave win back the love of his life. Kids can stay on to be photographed at a meet and greet with the full cast right after the show. 

 

Show 1

Date and Time

20 to 29 November 2015
1pm, 4pm, 7pm
(No shows on 23 November 2015)

 

Venue

The Centepoint Atrium, Level 1

 

Show 2

Date and Time

8 to 13 December 2015
1pm, 4pm, 7pm

 

Venue

Eastpoint Mall Atrium, Level 1

 

Alvin & The Chipmunks Glitter Tattoo Stations

To add to the fun, kids at Eastpoint Mall will also be able to add a dash of glam for the festive season with their very own Alvin and the Chipmunks Glitter Tattoos. Those feeling a tad more artsy-crafty will get to enjoy figurine painting workshops as well.

 

Date and Time

8 to 11 December 2015
11.30am

12 & 13 December 2015
2pm

 

Venue

Eastpoint Mall Atrium, Level 1

 

Alvin & The Chipmunks Figurine Painting Workshops

Date and Time

8 to 11 December 2015
2pm

12 & 13 December 2015
5pm

 

Venue

Eastpoint Mall Atrium, Level 1

 

 


 

Star Wars at Changi Airport

 

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Star Wars Fans, children and Adults alike, will be thrilled with life-size exhibits, character appearances and other exciting activities at the Changi Airport!

 

Character Meet & Greet

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Come face-to-face with the Stormtroopers and X-Wing Pilots over the next few Saturdays at 4pm. This is a photo opportunity not to be missed. There will only be 7 appearances, so mark your calendar.

 

Venue:

T3 Departure Hall – Immigration

 

Dates:

5 Dec, 12 Dec, 26 Dec

14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov

2 Jan

 

Time

4pm

 

The X-Wing Fighter Experience

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Here’s your chance to enter the cockpit of the life-size X-Wing Fighter in Terminal 3 as a Stormtrooper, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca or an X-Wing pilot! Make sure you keep your camera handy for this once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.

Tickets to board the X-Wing Fighter will be given on a first come, first served basis. There are 80 tickets given out for each time slot

 

 

Venue:

T3 Departure Hall – Immigration

 

Weekdays:

10:00 – 12:00

13:00 – 15:00

16:00 – 18:00

19:00 – 21:0

 

Weekends:

10:00 – 12:00

16:00 – 18:00

19:00 – 21:00

 

TIE Fighter Display

imageFans of the dark side! Revel in the presence of this display of one of the most iconic battleships of the galaxy – the TIE Fighter. Flanked by 5 Stormtroopers, this is a grand photo opportunity not to be missed.

Venue:

T2 Departure Hall, North Planter (near Burger King outlet)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obstacle Course with BB-8

imageTest your psychomotor skills with this fun Norway-themed obstacle course designed just for the BB-8. Just show a receipt with a minimum spend of $30 to participate. If you successfully complete the course in record time, you’ll stand a chance to win exclusive Star Wars giveaways!

 

Venue:

T3 Staff Entrance (Event area opposite Check-in Row 11)

 

Time:

12:00pm-10:00pm

(Last session at 9:45pm) Registration closes when the last session is full.

 

 


 

SESAME STREET MEET AND GREET AT PLAZA SINGAPURA!

 

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Meet your favourite Almo, Cookie Monsters and more of the Sesame Street Characters at the Plaza Singapura!

 

Sesame Street Meet & Greet

Date

4 to 20 Dec 2015

 

 

 

ShowTime :

Mon to Fri, 1pm & 7pm (no show on Tues)

Sat & Sun, 1pm, 4pm & 7pm

 

Spend min. $30 to redeem a photo pass for family of 4.
Kids’ Craft Workshops: 11.30am to 6pm daily, free entry.

 

Tea Party

Date:

10 & 17 Dec 2015

 

Venue:

Main Atrium, Level 1, Plaza Singapura

 

Time:

4pm

 

Spend min $80 to redeem for entry pass; only $60 spend for Hamleys receipts
Each session admits 20 pax.

*Special appearance by Hamleys Bears


 

MR. MEN LITTLE MISS – HUGS FOR CHRISTMAS SHOW

 

 

Date:

9 December 2015 to 15 Dec 2015

 

Venue:

Bedok Mall

Time:

Weekdays: 7pm (no show on Monday)
Weekends: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm

Spend $20 in a single receipt for Meet & Greet Session!

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:  www.fraserscentrepointmalls.com http://starwars.changiairport.com/, capitalandmallasia.com.sg

Happy Deepavali 2015

Happy Deepavali 2015

 

First, wishing all of you a very Happy Deepavali!

 

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Find out more About Deepavali

Here are some interesting activities that you and your family can enjoy.

 


 

Deepavali Countdown Concert

 

 

This is the grand event for the Festival of Lights, Deevapli,  in Singapore.  It will  be attended by international celebrities, such as actor Jiiva, playback singers Santhosh and Malavika, and dancers Sandy and Asha Iyer.

 

Join us to welcome Deepavali with a display of splendid fireworks at the stroke of midnight!

 

Date:

9 November 2015, Monday

 

Time:

8pm – 12 midnight

 

Venue:

Farrer Park Field,  Singapore Indian Association

 

Fees:

FREE

 


 

Istana Open House

Istana

Admission to the Istana grounds is free for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents. Other visitors are required to pay an entrance fee of $1 per person. Entrance to the grounds is via the main gate at Orchard Road. Opening hours are usually from 8.30am to 6.00pm.

There will be a variety of performances on the grounds during the Open House. For an entrance fee of $2, visitors could tour selected function rooms in the Istana building and view a special display of gifts presented to the President and the Prime Minister. There are also guided tours of the Istana building, conducted by the Preservation of Sites and Monuments (PSM) volunteers.

Istana souvenirs are also sold at the Open House. All proceeds from the sale of the souvenirs and the entrance fees collected are donated to charity.

Notes to Visitors:

1. The following items will not be allowed within the Istana grounds for security reasons:
· Pointed and sharp objects (e.g. knives of any size, forks)
· Flammable items (e.g. lighters)

2. To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all visitors, and to prevent damage to the premises, the following activities will not be allowed within the Istana grounds:
· Wheeled sports (e.g. cycling, roller blading)
· Littering
· Smoking
· Consumption of alcoholic drinks
· Pets (except for guide dogs)

3. No storage facilities will be provided. Security personnel reserve the right to turn away visitors who bring along items that are not allowed.

4. All visitors will need to go through security screening prior to entering the Istana grounds.

5. The sale of tickets to enter the Istana Main Building will close at 5.30pm, subject to crowd conditions.

 

Date and Time:

10 November 2015 (Tuesday)

 

Venue:

Istana, Dhoby Ghaut

 

Admission:

FREE for Singaporean!!!

 


Istana Nature Guided Walk

Istana

Sign up for the Nature Guided Walk during the Istana Open House on Deepavali. This guided walk is a collaboration between the President’s Office and the National Parks Board (NParks), which will showcase the Istana’s flora, fauna and biodiversity.

The guided walk starts from 10am to 4pm, and is conducted hourly. Please look out for signs on the Istana grounds to find out where you can register for the guided walk.

 

Date and Time:

10 November 2015 (Tuesday)

10:00AM – 16:00PM

 

Venue:

Istana, Dhoby Ghaut

 

Admission:

$2.00 for each child aged 3 years & above.
$4 for Singaporeans / PRs aged 13 and above.
$10.00 for foreigners (aged 13 & above).
Family package, $12.00 for Singaporeans / PRs (family of 4) and $30.00 for foreigners (family of 4).


National Museum of Singapore Open House

Spend the day at the National Museum of Singapore with a range of family-friendly activities befitting the occasion! Free activities include athoranam craft session and storytelling sessions featuring traditional Indian tales.

 

 

 

Make a Thoranam

National Museum of Singapore
Glass Atrium, Level 2
10am to 5pm (Last Admission at 4.45pm)
Thoranam is an auspicious hanging decoration in Hindu culture. Traditionally made of young coconut or mango leaves woven into patterns, it is strung across houses or temples and symbolises health, happiness and prosperity. Join us in this simple craft activity to create your very own paperthoranam!

 

Storytelling sessions for children

National Museum of Singapore
The Salon, Level 1
2pm & 3.30pm (40 minutes per session)
Join Grace Kalai, Srividhya Venkat and award-winning storyteller Roger Jenkins as they share traditional Indian tales in celebration of Deepavali. Stories include the tale of Sita’s abduction from the Ramayana epic, around which the Festival of Light is centred. They will also share a riddle-story about Narasimha, the man-lion incarnation of Vishnu, and an inspirational folk tale about a cracked pot!

 

Date and Time:

10 November 2015 (Tuesday)

10am to 5pm

 

Venue:

National Museum of Singapore

 

Admission:

FREE!!!


Singapore Philatelic Museum Open House

 

 

Deepavali Crafts
10.00am – 5.30pm

From Deepavali-themed packs, children and families can create paper oil lamps, do fun quizzes and colourful kolam. Charges apply.

 

Deepavali Stamps
10.00am – 5.30pm
Be inspired by Deepavali stamps and design your own!

 

Storytelling Sessions
11.00am, 2.00pm, 3.30pm
Embark on a storytelling journey of My Healthy Kingdom with Leonard and Leona. Learn tips on leading a healthier lifestyle. Presented by Health Promotion Board.

 

Date and Time:

10 November 2015 (Tuesday)

9.30am to 7pm

 

Venue:

Singapore Philatelic Museum

 

Admission:

FREE!

 


Malay Heritage Centre Open House

 

Take a peek into the lives of several historical personalities through this interactive tour at the Malay Heritage Centre. Join us for the Kampong Gelam Tales: A Dramatised Tour and be captivated by pieces of Singapore’s history!

 

Neighbourhood Sketches


Wayang Golek

Malay Heritage Centre
8.30pm – 9.30pm
The Pondok Jawa, located along Sultan Gate, was once the centre of Javanese cultural activities where gamelan and wayang were regularly performed. For Malay CultureFest 2015, the Malay Heritage Centre will present a wayang golek and Gamelan Melayu for visitors to reminisce and reflect on the importance of ensuring the continuity of our rich traditions. Join us as we bring back these performances synonymous to historic Kampong Gelam.

 

Date and Time:

10 November 2015 (Tuesday)

11.00am & 3.00pm

 

Venue:

Malay Heritage Centre

 

Admission:

FREE!

 

 

 

Mushroom Cafe In The Park

A Peaceful Breakfast @ Mushroom Café In The Park

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It it a perfect place to have a cup of coffee/tea and tuck into your favourite local breakfast at the heart of a tranquil park.  The Mushroom Café which is located inside the SengKang Riverside Park in the Multi-Purpose Hall has become popular among the morning joggers and the park visitors.   Either you are heading there for breakfast after your morning exercises or just to have your hearty breakfast without sweat, Mushroom Café in The Park is the perfect venue.

 

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The SengKang Riverside Park had gain its popularity and the number of visitors have increased amazingly since I first wrote about this park back in 2010.  It was then a quiet park and a desolated landscape.  However, now it is thriving with visitors participating in various activities in the Park.  It may be due to more population settled around the park as well as the number of organized events and activities in the Park.

Check out what type of activities you could do at the SengKang Riverside Park.

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The Mushroom Café in The Park is airy and you could smell the morning freshness of air and grass while sipping your coffee/tea.   Almost half of the Multi-Purpose Hall is occupied by the Café and you should be able to find a seat except on the busy Saturday and Sunday Morning.

 

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The food is typical of local dishes such as Mee Rebus, Mee Siam, Nasi Lemak, Laksa, Curry Chicken, Chendol and Mushroom Chicken.  Prices ranges between $3.80 to $5.50.

I ordered the Mee Rebus and the gravy is thick and rich which is topped with Green Chilies.    It tasted better than what I had expected and I would recommend this dish to you if you visit the Café.

 

Mushroom Bread

 

 

 

The eggs and kaya bread toast set costs $3.80.   It is a well worth set of breakfast that comes with 2 boiled eggs, toasted bread and Coffee or Tea.   A traditional breakfast that tasted much better under such green and peaceful environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mushroom Pancake

 

I ordered the Pancake for my son who initially wanted to go across the park to the McDonald at the SengKang Sport and Recreational Centre but he compromised with the availability of this pancake set.

Although I do enjoy the BIG breakfast at the McDonald, I would prefer to have my breakfast here.  At least,  it comes with real cutlery and plates Smile

Mushroom Menu

The menu could be found hanging on the wall behind the cashier.  Quite a variety for a simple café like this in the park.

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During the weekends, you will find that the Café is fully packed with park visitors and it is very hard to find a seat.  During weekends, you will also find parents who are sipping their coffee/tea while watching their children having classes at the end of the Multi-purpose Hall.

 

Other times, the Café is peaceful and quiet and will be a perfect place to have a relaxing snack and meal.  Imagine the fresh air, greenery and bird chirping sounds surrounding you while you are enjoying your meal?   Let me know how you like this place once you visited it.

 

 

Nearby Attractions

You might also want to visit As the following places of interest are nearby, you may want to combined your trip with any of the followings:

SengKang Swimming Pool

Sengkang Recreation Club/Anchorvale Community Club

Roti Prata at Jalan Jayu

SengKang Riverside Park

Punggol Park

SengKang Floating Wetland and Punggol Reservoir

 

Location

SengKang RiverSide Park

50 Anchorvale St

544834

 

 

Toilets

Clean public toilet right at the end of the Multi-purpose Hall

 

Map

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40 FREE Activities and Freebies SG50 events JUBILEE Weekend

 

40 FREE Activities Celebrate SG50 JUBILEE Weekend

Singapore is celebrating her Big 50 years old birthday this weekend. It will be a super long weekend starting from Friday 7th of August to Monday 10th of August. The Jubilee Weekend allows the Nation and you to have plenty of time to celebrate and have plenty of exciting activities to do. Have you planned what you are going to do for these 4 long days?   You must have heard that there will be many freebies, so what are they?   Some of you may already get panic and start searching for old newspaper for SG50 events and searching online on where to go to enjoy all these privileges.

 

Lucky you, listed here are 40 interesting recommendations that I have compiled for you and your family to do during this long Jubilee weekend which are ALL FREE – UNBELIEVABLE!  FREE and TOP Quality enjoyment.  Hope you’ll enjoy my recommendations.

 

Happy Birthday Singapore!!!  Majulah Singapura!

 


1. Jubilee Glee!

Asian Civilisations Museum

7 August till 9 August

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Have a great relaxing day with your family to fly kite and catch outdoor screenings of Singapore films. You will also be able to join the other patriotic Singaporean/PR to watch the live telecast of the National Day Parade. Spend your evening watching the spectacular display of NDP fireworks from ACM and collect a special gift if you have 65 in your NIRC or FIN.

 

From 7 August till 9 August, ACM will have SG related celebration and be sure to join them.

7 Aug

1 to 5pm at the Lobby – CODE 65 A special gift will be yours if you have 65 in your NIRC or FIN.

1 to 5pm at the Lobby – CREATE and wear your own military medal.

2.30pm at the Learning Gallery – TOUR the special exhibition Unearthed: Singapore at 25 with curator Maria Khoo Joseph

8 Aug

5 to 7pm at the Lobby – MAKE your own kite to fly

5 to 11pm at the Lobby – CODE 65 A special gift will be yours if you have 65 in your NIRC or FIN.

5.30pm at the Learning Gallery – TOUR the special exhibition Unearthed: Singapore at 25 with curator Maria Khoo Joseph

7.30pm at the ACM Green – Army Daze (1996) Directed by Ong Keng Sen

9pm at the ACM Green – Mystery Title

9 Aug

5 to 11pm at the Lobby – CODE 65 A special gift will be yours if you have 65 in your NIRC or FIN.

5.30pm at the ACM Green – National Day Parade 2015Live Telecast

9pm at the ACM Green – Mystery Title

 


2. FREE Admission to Science Centre Singapore (SCS)

Singapore Science Centre

7 to 10 August 2015

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Science Centre Singapore (SCS) will be providing free general admission from 7 to 10 August 2015 to all Singapore citizens.

Every Singapore citizen who presents their pink NRIC will be admitted along with up to four accompanying children (aged 16 years or below).

Singapore citizens will receive free admission (only on verification of their pink NRIC) to Science Centre and six other SCS Attractions – the “Human Body Experience” exhibition, “Interplay: Where Science Meets Art” exhibition; KidsSTOP™, Snow City, The Cliff @ Snow City and the Omni-Theatre.

 

All other visitors will be able to purchase a special SCS SG50 Day Pass priced at $25 at the ticketing counters at the Science Centre, Annexe, Omni-Theatre and Snow City. These Day Passes can be used to gain admission to all SCS Attractions. No other tickets will be sold during 7-10 Aug.

Admission for all visitors is on a first-come-first-served basis at each Attraction, subject to each attraction’s capacity.

Visit http://acm.org.sg/programmes/festivals/jubilee-glee for more details.

 


3. FREE Admission to National Orchid Garden

National Orchid Garden

10 July to 31 August 2015

Entry to the National Orchid Garden will be free of charge for Singaporeans, Permanent residents and local residents from 10 July to 31 August 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4. FREE Admission to Sentosa

Sentosa

March to 31 December 2015

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1.Free entry via Sentosa Boardwalk entry from March to 31 December 2015.

2. Free Drive-in, after 5pm, for cars and taxis on weekdays (excluding Public Holidays) from 16 March to 31 December 2015.

In addition, there are ongoing Sentosa SG50 promotions:

 

  • Island admission fee waiver at the Sentosa Boardwalk daily as well as for cars and taxis on weekdays after 5pm (excluding PH)
  • Limited edition SG50 Sentosa Islander Card
  • Discounts off various attractions, such as $5 off Megazip Adventure Park, $5 off Combat Skirmish LIVE, etc.
  • Special package deals to selected attractions such as Madame Tussauds/ Images of Singapore + Gogreen Segway Fun Ride (2 rides) for $30

  • 5. FREE Admission to Sentosa Merlion

    Sentosa Merlion

    Saturday, 8 August

    imageFree entry throughout the day on Saturday, 8 August from 10am to 8pm (last entry at 7.30pm)

    Promo is valid only for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents with Pink/Blue IC, NSF11B and Local Student Pass. · Each valid ID can only redeem for ONE (01) pax. · Children below the age of 7 years old enter for free and must be accompanied by parents or guardians. · Local Student Passes are accepted. · Sentosa Island admission and parking fees apply at prevailing rates. · Redemption of free ice-cream and gift is not applicable to promo.

     

     

     

     


    6. FREE Singapore Cable Car Ride

    Singapore Cable Car

    Monday, 10 August

     

    imageAll Singaporeans and PRs can enjoy complimentary joyrides at all cable car stations except for Mount Faber Station (Faber Peak Singapore). Cable car joyrides are available from 9am-9pm on Monday, 10 August .

    Terms & Conditions: · Boarding points for complimentary rides:

    • HarbourFront Station (Mount Faber Line)
    • Sentosa Station (Mount Faber Line)
    • Merlion Station (Sentosa Line)
    • Imbiah Lookout Station (Sentosa Line)
    • Siloso Point (Sentosa Line) ·

     

    To present proof of identification for Singaporeans and PRs at boarding points:

    • Pink IC o Blue IC o 11B
    • MOE-issued student pass

    o Children below Primary 1 have to be accompanied by adults with the above identifications ·

    Each person can enjoy 1 round trip on Mount Faber Line and 1 round trip on Sentosa Line。


    7. FREE Admission to the Sands of Time

    Siloso Beach

    7 Aug 2015 – 10 Aug 2015, 10am – 7pm

     

     

    imageCelebrate SG50 and rediscover the Singapore Story, told through a 100m long sand sculpture display at Siloso Beach. Sands of Time, the longest sand sculpture on Siloso Beach, will feature seven main 3D sculptures showcasing significant moments in Singapore’s history.

    The sand sculptures, ranging from 3 – 4.2 metres tall, will be set behind a two-dimensional sand mural chronicling Singapore’s evolution to the thriving city it is today.

    For the first time, Sentosa will be creating a multi-sensory experience for visitors through audio accompaniment so that they will be able to immerse themselves in The Singapore Story.

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    Our Home
    This final scene depicts the metropolis that Singapore has become today out of mudflats. It shows modern Singapore with the skyline of the financial district, and a couple from the Pioneer Generation who have been instrumental to Singapore’s success story.

     

     

     

     

     


    8. National Museum of Singapore – Jubilee Weekend Celebrations

    National Museum of Singapore

    7 Aug 2015 – 9 Aug 2015

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    Celebrate Singapore’s 50th National Day at the National Museum with free entry to all our galleries this Golden Jubilee Weekend! Experience how far the nation has come at the SINGAPURA: 700 Years exhibition, and enjoy late-night admission with free outdoor film screenings on Friday and Saturday.

    Here are some of the highlights of activities:

    Under the Banyan Tree: Open-Air Cinema
    Hollywood Blockbusters of 1965
    7 & 8 August | 8pm | Front lawn

    1965 was a great year for movies. Bona fide classics released that year includeRepulsion, Alphaville, The Ipcress File, Chimes at Midnight, Pierrot le Fou, Thunderball, Loves of a Blonde, Red Beard, Cat Ballou, Chemmeen, Gumnaan, Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!and The Shop on Main Street, just to name a few. Within this distinguished list, two Hollywood movies in particular dominated the box office and endure in popular culture: The Sound of Music and Doctor Zhivago. Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of these two beloved classics at the National Museum of Singapore!

    Tour of the National Museum of Singapore
    7 & 8 Aug | Various Timings | Main entrance

    When it first opened in 1887 as the Raffles Library & Museum, the museum was commonly referred to by the locals as Rumah Kitab – The House of Books. Over the years, the museum’s collection had changed considerably and its role today is quite different from what it once was – the resource institution for Southeast Asian Zoology and Natural History research & studies. Co-organised with the Museum Volunteers, join us in a 1 hour informal Building Tour to gain a better understanding of the history & stories behind Singapore’s oldest museum… and the journey it took to become The National Museum of Singapore.

    National Museum Building Tour Timings

    · 7 Aug – 11am, 12pm and 2.30pm

    · 8 Aug – 11am, 2.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm

    DIY a National Day Hat
    8 & 9 Aug | 10am – 5pm | Glass Atrium, Level 2

    Get your hands busy with your family and children! Simple, fun and perfect for parent-child teamwork and bonding, you can make and customise your own National Day Hat – a product that allows you to wear your love for Singapore! Last craft collection at 4.30pm.

    Queen of the Forest Puppetry Performance by Jeremy Hiah
    8 & 9 Aug | 2.30pm – 2.50pm | The Salon, Level 1

    Queen of the Forest is an adaptation of a local children’s folk tale, uniquely told through the art of shadow puppetry. Together with your young one, be enthralled by master storyteller Jeremy Hiah as he recreates this enchanting tale of nature with lights, shadows and movement.

    Visit http://nationalmuseum.sg/programmes/programme-list/jubilee-weekend-celebrations-aug-15 for more details.


    9. Celebrate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee at Singapore Philatelic Museum

    Singapore Philatelic Museum

    07 Aug 2015

     

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    Singapore Philatelic Museum

    07 Aug 2015

    9:30am – 7:00pm

    Free for the day

    Celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday at The Singapore Journey: 50 Years Through Stamps exhibition that traces the nation’s milestones through stamps and rarely seen stamp artworks. Take part in fun family activities such as the quiz, kampong games and craft session.

    National Day Fun Quiz (10.00am – 5.00pm)

    Test your knowledge on Singapore’s history! Visit The Singapore Journey: 50 Years Through Stamps exhibition and answer simple questions to stand a chance to win prizes!

    Dressing Up Fun! (11.00am – 1.00pm)

    Dress up in ethnic costumes of Singapore and get your photo taken at old ‘Hylam Street’ at the museum! Charges apply.

    Kampong Games (10.00am – 4.30pm)

    These days, games come in the form of handphones and tablets. How did children entertain themselves in the past? Set aside your modern technology gadgets, buy some traditional toys & have fun bonding with your family!

    National Day Stamp (10.00am – 4.30pm)

    To celebrate Singapore’s 50th anniversary, design a stamp that reflects the National Day 2015 theme!


    10. Celebrations at Singapore Botanic Gardens

    Singapore Botanic Gardens

    7 Aug (Fri) to 9 Aug (Sun)

    10am to 5pm

    The Singapore Botanic Gardens celebrates Singapore’s jubilee in a three-day carnival and a range of performances from 7 to 9 August. Activities include a carnival, free concerts at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage and Bandstand, as well as free outdoor movie screenings. The National Day Parade will be telecast live in the Gardens on 9 August. These activities celebrate shared memories as well as the rich cultural and botanical heritage of the Gardens, Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Activities range from face painting, henna, caricature, ketupat weaving to childhood favourite games, chongkak, fivestones and the likes. Snack at the carnival booths with local delights featuring the Singaporean favourites, Chicken Rice, Laksa, Nasi Lemak, Satay, Tandoori Chicken and many more!

    The concert at Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage will feature favourite local acts in a multicultural extravaganza, hosted by Suhaimi Yusof and Vernetta Lopez. Local groups and artistes including 53A, Rui En, John Molina, Olivia Ong, Taufik Batisah, Shabir and Corrinne May will form the exciting line-up on 7 August from 4pm to 7pm. On 8 August, the Singapore Lyric Opera accompanied by symphony orchestra and opera singers will enthral concert goers in an evening of classical melodies, with a modern-day twist by home-grown talents, The Sam Willows.

    T’ang Quartet and Brass Nation will be performing at the Bandstand from 7.45pm to 8.15pm on 7 and 8 August respectively. These performances will be followed by screenings of local movies “It’s a Great Great World” and “Singapore Dreaming” from 8.30pm to 10pm at Lawn E overlooking Swan Lake on 7 and 8 August, respectively.
    The National Day Parade will be telecast live on 9 August, following a series of pre-screening performances by local artistes such as Lorraine Tan, Vocaluptuous and Wicked Aura from 4pm.

    Grab your picnic mats and join the celebration.

    For programme details, please check out:

    https://www.nparks.gov.sg/activities/sg50/jubilee-weekend-celebrations-at-sbg

     


    11. ActiveSG Swimming Pools & Gyms

    Swimming Pools & Gyms

    7 Aug (Fri) to 10 Aug (Mon)

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    From 7 to 10 August, Singapore citizens and PRs can enjoy free access to all ActiveSG swimming pools and gyms islandwide. In celebration of SG50, ActiveSG will also organise over 50 different sporting activities at ActiveSG Sports Centres island wide for members of public to participate. There will be plenty of free and exciting tryouts such as:

  • Water Sports – Stand-up Paddling, Aqua Spin, Flippa Ball, Water Telematch, Canoe Polo
  • Core Sports – Basketball, Volleyball, Floorball, Petanque, Table Tennis, Football
  • Fitness – CrossCore®, PILOXING®, Hot Hula, Masala Bhangra®, Bokwa®
  • Come on down to these Sports Centres where we have put together fun-filled activities for the family.Jurong East Sports Centre

    Yio Chu Kang Sports Centre

    Seng Kang Sports Centre

    Pasir Ris Sports Centre

    Toa Payoh Sports Centre

     

    NDP Live Screening at the Pool


    Celebrate this momentous occasion in a unique way. Come down to our swimming pools to view the screening  of the SG50 National Day Parade for a different experience!
    Date/Time: 9 August 2015, 6 – 8 pm
    Venue: Sengkang & Pasir Ris Sports Centre

    Team Singapore athletes will join in the celebration together with the community. For more information, please visit the ActiveSG website.


    12. SCDF Heritage Gallery

    Civil Defence (CD) Heritage Gallery

    7 Aug (Fri) to 10 Aug (Mon)

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    From 7 to 10 August, the Civil Defence (CD) Heritage Gallery will also be opened. Located in the Central Fire Station, the CD Heritage Gallery traces Singapore’s fire-fighting and civil defence developments from the late 1800s till present day, and the many artefacts on display enable visitors to see, touch and feel the exhibits.

    Visitors or groups with more than 10 pax are required to fill in an online request at least 2 weeks in advance for a 1 hour guided tour at the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery. To do so, simply visit their website.

     


    13. Singapore City Gallery

    Singapore City Gallery

    7 Aug (Fri) to 10 Aug (Mon)

    9am to 5pm

     

    The Singapore City Gallery tells the story of Singapore’s physical planning efforts, showing its remarkable physical transition from past, present to future. With 10 thematic areas and more than 50 audiovisual and interactive exhibits, the Gallery offers a multisensory learning experience for visitors.

    From 7 to 10 August, the Singapore City Gallery will be specially opened for visitors from 9am to 5pm.

     


    14. FREE Dance – Let’s Tea Dance!

    Singapore Esplanade Concourse

    7 Aug 2015, Friday

    3pm & 4.30pm (30mins)

     

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    Joseph Aaron & Friends / The DanceSport Academy

    Put on your dancing shoes and move along to great oldies of the past.
    Come join us for a good time, it’s Singapore’s 50th!!

     


     

    15. FREE Music – The Heartlands Unplugged

    Singapore Esplanade Concourse

    7 Aug 2015, Friday

    7.15pm, 8.15pm & 9.15pm (30mins)

     

    imageKon-Fusionz is an Indian fusion band comprising artists specialising in different genres of music—R&B, jazz, pop, carnatic and Indian film music. In conjunction with our golden jubilee year, Kon-Fusionz presents their fusion interpretations of songs we have come to identify with over the past 50 years.They celebrate the diversity of our island and the beauty of many people working as one.

     

     


     

    16. FREE Music – Vision of the Prince

    Singapore Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

    7 Aug 2015, Friday

    7.30pm, 8.45pm & 10pm (30mins)

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    How did Singapore get its name of Singapura (or Lion City)? Watch the legend unfold in the hands of sand artist Lawrence Koh, with original music by Singapore trio Nen.

    Lawrence Koh is an international sand artist based in Singapore who has performed widely across TV, theatre, film as well as at local and international corporate events. Enter into Koh’s surreal world of sand art where destruction is a way to creation and impermanence becomes a new language of storytelling.

    Formed in 2013, Nen comprises three good friends (Patrick Ngo on yangqin, Darrel Xin onerhu and Johnny Chia on guzheng) who majored in traditional Chinese instruments but are not bounded by their music creations.

     


    17. FREE Talk – Earth, Wood and Fire:

    Wood firing and the Dragon Kilns in Singapore

    Singapore Esplanade library@esplanade

    8 Aug 2015, Saturday

    3.30 – 4.30pm (1 hr)

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    Today, most pottery is mass-produced using electric- or gas-fired kilns. But in ancient times the first pots were wood-fired, and the art of wood firing survives today.
    This presentation brings you back to a time when Singapore had a thriving ceramic industry. Made-in-Singapore ceramics were produced not only for the local market but were also exported to Europe and America. Videos, images and ceramic artworks bring the sights and sounds of wood firing into library@esplanade, and audience members will get to learn about the heritage of the process and about the dragon kiln.

     


    18. FREE Concert Hall Open House

    Singapore Esplanade Concert Hall

    8 Aug 2015, Saturday

    1pm, 3pm, 6.15pm & 8.15pm (1 hr)

    imageJoin us at our Esplanade Concert Hall open house for a unique chance to experience the hall’s acoustic features in action and enjoy a variety of music performances.

    Featuring Dr. Margaret Chen and Nanyang Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra

     


     

    19. FREE Wayang – A Peranakan Wedding Pageant

    Singapore Esplanade Concourse

    8 Aug 2015, Saturday

    3pm, 4pm & 5pm (30mins)

     

    imageYou are invited by young Peranakan couple Baba Adriel and Nyonya Vanessa to their modern day Peranakan Wedding Pageant at the Esplanade Concourse! Witness the rites and rituals of a traditional Peranakan wedding in all their glorious pomp and colourful pageantry. From the grand arrival of the Khiah-Sai (groom) at the home of the Penganteng(bride) in a Kiah-Leh (welcome ceremony), it all culminates in a Pang-Teh (tea ceremony) where guests can join in a sing-along joget dance party. Come dressed in your Peranakan best and celebrate this unique festive heritage with us!

     


     

    20. FREE Talk – SG stories in maps

    Singapore Esplanade library@esplanade

    8 Aug 2015, Saturday

    7 – 8pm (1 hr)

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    Check out rarely seen historical maps that record the different aspects of Singapore’s past. This includes the first official map to be produced of Singapore after the British arrival in 1819, the mileage system map of Singapore as well as the only soil map of Singapore. Early town plans and topographic maps will also be shown, as well as the latest civil aviation maps.

    Mok Ly Yng is a freelance GIS and mapping consultant and map researcher in Singapore. He was a Branch Head in Mapping Unit and a contract researcher with the National Archives of Singapore. He served as the consultant to the Geo|Graphic map exhibition recently held at the National Library Building.

     


     

    21. FREE Workshop – Drum Circle

    Singapore Esplanade Waterfront Canopy

    8 Aug 2015, Saturday

    5.30pm & 6.30pm (30 mins)

     

    imageParticipate and make music as you go along just by listening and playing along. No experience required!

     

     

     


    22. FREE Songs from our Home

    Singapore Esplanade Concourse

    8 Aug 2015, Saturday

    7.15pm, 8.15pm & 9.15pm (30 mins)

     

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    Led by artistic director and conductor Wong Kah Chun, the Asian Contemporary Ensemble (ACE) regularly embarks on multi-cultural musical adventures combining age-old traditions with a modern twist. Catch the entire band of musicians in action as they present refreshing interpretations of National Day favourites like Munnaeru Vaalibaa, Friendship Forever (Xi Shui Chang Liu), Chan Mali Chan and many more!

     


    23.  FREE Music – Singing Heart to Heart

    Singapore Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

    8 Aug 2015, Saturday

    7.30pm, 8.45pm & 10pm (30 mins)

    imageCommunity and national songs have a sentimental value as they carry images and messages that are unique to Singapore and all of us. Join Irene Jansen as she leads her ITE Show Choir in their signature energetic routine and a medley of songs. You can even participate in a special segment with the choir’s very own Ra-Ra team!

     


    24. FREE Workshop – Face Painting

    Singapore Esplanade Concourse

    9 Aug 2015, Sunday

    2 – 5pm

    imageBe transformed to whomever you imagine yourself to be! Celebrate SG50 with an ode to Singapore on your skin as The Amanda Facepaint team transforms you into animals, superheroes and cartoon characters!

     

     


    25. FREE Music – Unity in Difference

    Singapore Esplanade Concourse

    9 Aug 2015, Sunday

    3pm, 4pm & 5pm (30mins)

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    The year when you enter college. That first year when you are excited to meet new friends, learn new skills and just take in all things new. That is the spirit of The Freshman and that is the one thing that Carrie Yeo and Chen Diya have in common. Well, that and their love for music. They fully intend to use music to explore the world and to form connections with people

     

     

     


    26. FREE Music – Ke Puncak Hakiki

    Singapore Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

    9 Aug 2015, Sunday

    4 – 4.40pm
    5 – 5.30pm

    imageKe Puncak Hakiki is a collection of original compositions and adaptations that focuses on the trajectory of drums, percussion and rhythms found exclusively in the Malay Archipelago. Hailing from the Lion City, these songs project the youthful spirit of adventure and exploration while remaining true to NADI Singapura’s vision of preserving, honouring, and elevating while entertaining. The collective also features songs from their successful maiden theatrical percussive production Journey of the Pulse, co-produced by Siraj Aziz.

     


    27. FREE Music – A Tribute to Zubir Said

    Singapore Esplanade Concourse

    10 Aug 2015, Monday

    6.15pm & 7.15pm (30mins)

    imageEt’nika consists of three individuals of different music interests who decided to take a new challenge in exploring the beauty of ethnic and world music. For this special concert, they present the works of Zubir Said, and present a newly composed tribute piece for the Singapore music icon.

     


     

    28. FREE Music – Made In Singapore – Musical Mambo

    Singapore Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

    10 Aug 2015, Monday

    7.30pm, 8.45pm & 10pm (45mins)

     

    imageJoin Windson Liong, Audrey Luo and Jo Tan as they bring you an evening of songs from musicals proudly made in Singapore. Enjoy songs from muscials such as Kampong Amber,Hotpants, Beauty World, If There’re Seasons…, You Are Special, 881 and more. They will be accompanied by keyboardist August Lum, guitarist Joshua Tan, bassist Colin Yong and drummer Patrick Ang.

     


    29. FREE Shopping –  100% Home Design & Furniture Fair

    Singapore Expo, Hall 6

    07/08/2015 – 16/08/2015

    12:00PM-10:00PM

     

    imageThe annual Home Design and Furniture Fair is back again! The widest range of branded furniture, bedding, home furnishing products will be showcased in this event. From contemporary to space saving, every home furnishers’ ideal furniture can be found here! For home owners who want professional help to design their dream home, there will also be top interior design companies who will be at the event. Bring along your floor plan and let the best of the best bring to life the home you always wanted!

     

     

     


    30. FREE Shopping – MPH Book Sale

    Singapore Expo, Hall 4B

    07/08/2015 – 10/08/2015

    9:00AM-9:00PM

    MPH Get your favorite books to read during the long weekend and at great discount at the MPH Warehouse Sale.

     

     

     


    31. FREE Shopping – Mega Expo Sale – Sports & Fashion

    Singapore Expo, Hall 5A

    07/08/2015 – 10/08/2015

    10:00AM-10:00PM

     

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    Shop till you drop at the Sports and Fashion Mega Expo Sale. Enjoy massive discount from international sports and fashion brands such as Mizuno, Salomon, Columbia, HEAD, Camper, Evisu, True Religion and many more!!


    32. FREE Movie – Duma

    Queenstown Public Library, Programme Zone

    08 Aug 2015, Saturday

    04:00 PM – 06:00 PM

    DumaAn orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa. When the boy enrols into a new school, after his father dies and the family moves, he is bullied. He decides to run away to the mountains with the cheetah and is faced with countless perils – Rated PG

     


    33. FREE Movie –  It’s A Great Great World

    Singapore Botanic Gardens, Lawn E

    07 Aug 2015, Friday

    20:15PM – 22:00PM

     Its a Great Great World Directed by Kevin Tong, it is set in the Great World Amusement Park and was released in January 2011.The film features an ensemble cast of local singers, established MediaCorp artistes, a number of celebrities from Hong Kong and Taiwan and getai group “Babes in the City”.

     

     


    34. FREE Museum

    07 Aug 2015, Friday – 10 Aug 2015, Monday

    Singapore Art Museum

    Various museums, heritage galleries and visitor centres will be opened to all for free from 7 to 10 August. Participating venues include:

  • Asian Civilisations Museum
  • National Museum of Singapore
  • Peranakan Museum
  • Singapore Philatelic Museum
  • Malay Heritage Centre
  • Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
  • Indian Heritage Centre
  • Reflections at Bukit Chandu
  • Play at TJ – Our Memories of Recreational Sites in Taman Jurong
  • See detail programmes for the Malay Heritage Centre Hari Raya Open House & Racial Harmony Day:

    https://www.singapore50.sg/en/WhatsOn/2015/Jubilee%20Weekend%20-%20Malay%20Heritage%20Centre.aspx

     

    See detail programmes for the FREE entry to Singapore Art Museum:

    http://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/

     


     

    35. FREE Madame Tussauds  if You are 50 and Over

    Madame Tussauds Singapore

    1 August 2015 to 31 August 2015

    Madame Tussauds Singapore

    To celebrate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee, we’re offering FREE admission to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged 50 years old and over. So bring your family and friends and walk the red carpet with our stars such as Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Stefanie Sun, One Direction and more!
    This offer is for the Full Experience and valid from 1 to 31 August 2015.

    Terms & Conditions

    1. For walk-up guests only
    2. Present your pink (Singaporean) or blue (Singapore Permanent Resident) identity card at Madame Tussauds Singapore’s ticketing counter as proof of age
    3. Tickets are for same day admission and limited to 100 daily, on a first-come-first served basis
    4. In the event of disputes, Madame Tussauds Singapore’s decision is final

     


    36. FREE Carnival

    Singapore Sports Hub

    8 August 2015 to 9 August 2015

    Singapore Sports Hub

     

    Don’t miss 2 days of family fun and interesting activities this Jubilee Weekend at the Sports Hub.  There will be free sports try-out and carnival games, kid’s play zones and live performances.

     

    Singapore Sports Hub

    There will be FREE movie screening of “All Boys to Men 3:  Frogmen” and “Live National Day Parade Telecast”.


    37.  FREE SMRT BUS and Train

    Singapore SMRT Bus and Train Services

    9 August 2015

    From the start of service to the end of operation on Aug 9

    SMRTYou can basically walk into a MRT or Bus ride without paying on the National Day!   Passengers can also board all SMRT trunk and feeder bus services, as well as Night Rider services, at no charge. Commuters need not tap their fare cards when they enter the MRT stations or board the buses, the operator added.

    SMRT management and staff will also be at 10 MRT stations and five bus interchanges on National Day to distribute SG50 souvenir!

     

     


     

    38. Ministry of Education Heritage Centre

    Ministry of Education Heritage Centre

    7-8 August, 9am – 1pm (last entry to galleries at 12.30pm)

    402 Commonwealth Drive, Singapore 149599

     

    Ministry of Education Heritage Centre

    MOE Heritage Centre showcases Singapore’s Education Story from the early 19th century to the present. You are part of our Education Story! Come and take a walk through the galleries and let the photographs, old school tuckshop, watchman’s quarters, wooden desks, textbooks, videos and other objects bring you back to your own school days. What was education like when you were a student? How has education evolved ever since you left school? How is education preparing our young for the future?

    In developing generations of students, teachers have played an important role in shaping the Nation. Read and listen to the stories about teachers and how they have shown resilience and resourcefulness in nurturing students like you and us to be the best that we can be.

    There are other activities for you! Remember playing fivestones, chaptek or congkak? Remember slurping up ayer batu on a hot day or munching kachang puteh? Check these out in the Inspiration Garden on the ground floor. Before you leave, don’t forget to collect some souvenirs to remind you of your school days.

     


     

    39. FREE STARHUB CHANNELS

    6 August, 12pm – 11 August, 12pm

    Free Starhub Channels

    Over 150 world-class channels for your entertainment. Do not miss it!

    • Ellen’s Design Challenge (HGTV Ch 437) – Thurs, 6 Aug, 9pm
    • Edge of Tomorrow (HBO Ch 601) –  Sat, 8 Aug, 9pm
    • Jalan. SG (Sensasi Ch 123) – Sat, 8th Aug, 9pm
    • Big Hero 6 (FOX Movies Premium Ch 622) – Sat, 8th Aug, 8pm
    • Ah Boys To Men 3: Frogmen (STAR Chinese Movies Ch 866) –  Sat, 8 Aug, 9.30pm
    • Echoes of Time (E City Ch 111/ 825) – Mon, 10 Aug, 10pm

     

     


     

    40. FREE MOBILE Calls

    7 August, 12pm – 10 August, 12pm

     

    Mobile Phone SingaporeM1 Limited (M1)  announced that its customers will enjoy free voice calls, SMS/ MMS messages and mobile data for local usage on the coming National Day weekend. M1’s post-paid and pre-paid customers will be able to enjoy the offer, which takes effect automatically from 00:00 on 7 August 2015 and will end at 23:59 on 10 August 2015.

    Singtel Eligible Customers can enjoy free unlimited local data on 7 August 2015 to 10 August 2015. This benefit starts from 00:00hrs on 7 August 2015 and ends at 23:59hrs (Singapore Time) on 10 August 2015. If your mobile price plan comes with a local data bundle, this means that your data usage on 7 August to 10 August 2015 will not be deducted from your bundle.

     

     


     

    Don’t Forget the most magnificent display of fireworks in Singapore History during the Julibee Weekend.

    Check out the Top 12 Places to watch the firework for FREE!!!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Photos and Sources: http://www.sentosa.com.sg/en/sg50/, http://spm.org.sg, http://acm.org.sg, https://www.singapore50.sg, https://www.esplanade.com/, www.madametussauds.com, http://www.starhub.com/

 

SG50 Celebration–12 Best Places to Watch Singapore Fireworks 2015

Top 12 Free Places to See Singapore Fireworks 2015 – SG50 Celebration

 

As Singapore marks 50 years of independence this year, the fireworks on display will be the most majestic and spectacular.  The theme for this year’s NDP2015 is “Majulah Singapura” and the NDP will return to a historic venue, the Padang, to celebrate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee. To allow for more Singaporeans to be part of the Parade at the Padang, celebrations will be extended to various sites around the Marina Bay area, where “live” streaming of the Parade will be broadcast on LED screens.

The fireworks display could be viewed from various locations spreading a large area around Marina Bay area.  Complimenting the pyrotechnics at the Padang and roof-top of 7 surrounding commercial buildings there will be level high fireworks from the main barge at the Marina Basin.  From the main barge at the Marina Basin the fireworks display cover a second barge located in Marina Bay between Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Flyer.

 

 

Singapore National Day Firework Display

When: 9th August 2015 Time: Expected to start at around 7:45

7:30 – 7:40 – Mini Fireworks

7:50 – 8:00 – Mini Fireworks

8:15 – Fireworks Finale

 

Tips: During the Jubilee Weekend (7 and 8 Aug 15), there will also be firework displays at the end of each day at the Marina Bay area.  There will be also fireworks display during the rehearsal on 1 August.

 

Here are the top 12 places to watch Singapore Fireworks 2015 for FREE:

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Tips for Watching Fireworks

1. Turn up earlier to find yourself some good location to have a good view and for taking photos. Some enthusiast person may turn up early in the morning to “book” the ideal spots, so you will need to turn up early especially for those free and good spots.

2. Any places that have unblocked view of the waterfront location at Marina Bay will be a good spot to watch the fireworks for NDP. Of course, the higher you go, the lesser your view will be blocked. However, to fully soak in the atmosphere, you’ll need to go near and hear the blasting sounds of the firework!

3. Prepared for the event. Remember to arm yourself with cameras and take whatever you need for the occasion to be comfortable such as drinks, fan, picnic baskets, umbrella, snacks, portable seats, hats and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. As for all crowded places, be careful of your own belongings. For those paid venue, make your reservation early!

4. Take public transport. Most good spots for viewing will be packed with people and most road will be blocked for the NDP so it will be easier to take public transport then to stuck in traffic jams.

5. Camera. Bring your telescopic, wide angle professional DSLR camera and tripod with you to capture those stunning moments. Do bring extra batteries and memory cards along to ensure you don’t regret missing anything.

 

Share with us where is your favorite location to watch the firework in Singapore.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credits: 

Aditi Basu, tuper misc, Roger Tan, digitalpimp., Terry Feuerborn, Wojtek Gurak, Jeffery Goh, JUJUlianar, nadi0, ngzhengqin, HaIogen, Sacha Fernandez,   April Ngern, Erwin Soo

Things To Do In Singapore This Week: 17 July 2015

Things To Do In Singapore This Weekends

Wow, long weekend! Weekend starts early this week on Friday and there are many interesting things to do in Singapore this weekend. For this festive period of Hari Raya Puasa I am sure you and your family will enjoy participating in some activities this weekend. Most of the activities listed here are FREE and suitable for the whole family to participate.

 

Wishing all readers:

Selamat Hari Raya Puasa!!!

 


Disney on Classic

(For Children and Family)

 

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This is an event Disney fans are waiting for. Following 12 years of sold-out performances in Japan, Disney on Classic ~ A Magical Night is finally arriving in Southeast Asia and Singapore for the first time for the whole family to enjoy.

This full length concert will showcase the most beloved tunes from the famed Walt Disney Studios songbook, performed by 8 international singers and Singapore’s very own Metropolitan Festival Orchestra under the baton of legendary Disney music maestro, Brad Kelley.

Favourite Disney memories come alive during the performance with original movie footage projected overhead on a large cinematic screen, and specially designed lighting and staging effects for that extra sprinkling of magic!

Featuring the timeless music and scenes from Disney’s Snow White, Cinderella, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Little Mermaid, Tangled and Frozen, don’t miss this magical treat to relive the treasured Disney moments we have all loved for a lifetime.

An unforgettable and unique experience for Disney fans of all ages!

 

Date and Time:

16 & 17 JULY 2015, 7:30PM

Venue:

 

THE STAR PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

Admission:

$35-$165.  Buy ticket online.

 

 

 


 

Istana Open House

(For Children and Family)

Istana

Admission to the Istana grounds is free for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents. Other visitors are required to pay an entrance fee of $1 per person. Entrance to the grounds is via the main gate at Orchard Road. Opening hours are usually from 8.30am to 6.00pm.

There will be a variety of performances on the grounds during the Open House. For an entrance fee of $2, visitors could tour selected function rooms in the Istana building and view a special display of gifts presented to the President and the Prime Minister. There are also guided tours of the Istana building, conducted by the Preservation of Sites and Monuments (PSM) volunteers.

Istana souvenirs are also sold at the Open House. All proceeds from the sale of the souvenirs and the entrance fees collected are donated to charity.

Notes to Visitors:

1. The following items will not be allowed within the Istana grounds for security reasons:
· Pointed and sharp objects (e.g. knives of any size, forks)
· Flammable items (e.g. lighters)

2. To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all visitors, and to prevent damage to the premises, the following activities will not be allowed within the Istana grounds:
· Wheeled sports (e.g. cycling, roller blading)
· Littering
· Smoking
· Consumption of alcoholic drinks
· Pets (except for guide dogs)

3. No storage facilities will be provided. Security personnel reserve the right to turn away visitors who bring along items that are not allowed.

4. All visitors will need to go through security screening prior to entering the Istana grounds.

5. The sale of tickets to enter the Istana Main Building will close at 5.30pm, subject to crowd conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

Date and Time:

Friday July 17 2015

 

Venue:

Istana, Dhoby Ghaut

 

 

Admission:

FREE for Singaporean!!!

 

 

 


Istana Nature Guided Walk

(For Family, Nature)

 

Istana

 

Sign up for the Nature Guided Walk during the Istana Open House on Hari Raya Puasa. This guided walk is a collaboration between the President’s Office and the National Parks Board (NParks), which will showcase the Istana’s flora, fauna and biodiversity.

The guided walk starts from 10am to 4pm, and is conducted hourly. Please look out for signs on the Istana grounds to find out where you can register for the guided walk.

 

Date and Time:

Fri, 17 Jul 2015

10:00AM – 16:00PM

 

Venue:

Istana, Dhoby Ghaut

 

Admission:

$2.00 for each child aged 3 years & above.
$4 for Singaporeans / PRs aged 13 and above.
$10.00 for foreigners (aged 13 & above).
Family package, $12.00 for Singaporeans / PRs (family of 4) and $30.00 for foreigners (family of 4).

 


FREE Movie Night

(For Family, Movie)

 

How about watching a movie under the stars for your family this weekend?

It is a very entertaining movie suitable for all ages and for your whole family: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

 

Date and Time:

Sat, 18 Jul 2015

19:00PM – 22:00PM

 

Venue:

East Coast Park,
Parkland Green

Admission:

FREE!!!

 

 

 

 


 

 

Date Night Divas: Dawn Ho

(For Family, Music)

 

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Dawn Ho is a jazz, bossa nova and samba singer who began singing at the tender age of eight. With a sophisticated and vibrant style spiked with a tinge of sexiness, Ho has performed internationally and released a debut album All in Good Time, consisting of covers of jazz classics. She is accompanied by Oliver Von Essen on keys, Benjamin Thia on drums and Hiroaki Maekawa on bass.

 

Oliver von Essen

Oliver von Essen is a keyboardist and organist who has worked with international artists such as Ruth Brown, Rodney Jones, Rick Stone and the Brooks Giles Quartet. He got his start in jazz at age 16, and went on to become a member of the house band at New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club, He has also recorded music on two piano trio albums and for various artists.

 

Hiroaki Maekawa

Hiroaki Maekawa has performed and collaborated with artists from all over the world and performed at several international jazz festivals. He has also produced and released two original albums with his jazz rock band Tokyo Blue.

 

Benjamin Thia

A drummer and aspiring musician, Benjamin Thia had his first taste of music at the age of 12. He has performed at various events including the Sun Festival, Singapore International Jazz Festival and Mosaic Music Festival. Besides performing, Thia also shares his passion for music as a music instructor.

Date and Time:

17 Jul 2015
7.45pm & 9pm

Venue:

Outdoor Theatre, Espanade

 

Admission:

FREE!!!

 


Sources: https://www.nparks.gov.sg; http://www.science.edu.sg/, http://www.downtowneast.com.sg/; http://www.plazasingapura.com.sg/; http://www.disneyonclassic.sg/

Things To Do In Singapore This Week: 10 July 2015

Things To Do In Singapore This Weekends

Hurray, weekend is here again! Check out what are the interesting things to do in Singapore this weekend.  I am sure you and your family will enjoy participating in some activities this weekend.   Most of the activities listed here are FREE and suitable for the whole family to participate.

 


Singapore Science Festival

(For Family)

 

 

For Singapore young scientists, this is an event not to be missed.   Jointly organised by the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) and the Science Centre Singapore, the Singapore Science Festival is an annual national event celebrating the dynamism of science, engineering, technology and biomedicine.
This year’s theme of transformation calls out to anyone who wants to use science to transform lives for a better world. Whether you are a scientist at heart or by profession, you can be a Change maker of Science!

The festival invites all persons who love to inquire, imagine and invent to make the future brighter for all of us. This means everyone who is always curious about the latest scientific developments, and who dares to dream about creating the next scientific breakthrough in Singapore and the world.

Join us for the range of programmes that provides exciting and engaging time for kids, youths, professionals and families!

 

Below are just some of our many highlight programmes:

 

For updated info, please visit the SSF website at www.sciencefest.sg

Download the full Festival Guide here.

 

 

X-periment!

 

X-periment! is a three-day science carnival which celebrates the latest developments and research work in the field of science and technology. Visitors will be greeted with interactive innovations and experiments by local researchers. Watch awe-inspiring Science demonstrations and have fun with hands-on experiments for both kids and families managed by some of Singapore’s most outstanding research and tertiary institutions.

 

Date and Time:

10-11 July 2015, 11am – 8pm
12 July 2015, 11am – 7pm

 

Venue:

VivoCity Level 1, Central Court

 

Admission:

FREE!!!

 

 

 

Science Shows by Science Bob, USA

America’s beloved Science teacher, author, maker and presenter, Science Bob, will be in town for X-periment, part of the Singapore Science Festival 2015. Science Bob has been exploring the scientific world with thousands of students. His presentations have inspired parents and children to try their hands at being Changemakers through “Random Acts of Science”. Now’s your chance to catch Science Bob ‘live’ in action and be enthralled as he demonstrates his popular Film Canister Rocket, Elephant’s Toothpaste, and Liquid Nitrogen Cloud experiments! Suitable for all ages!

 

Date and Time:

10 July 2015, 2.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm
11 July 2015, 12:30pm, 2.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm
12 July 2015, 12:30pm, 2.30pm, 6pm and 7.30pm

 

Venue:

VivoCity Level 1, Central Court

 

Admission:

FREE!!!

 

 

Science Buskers Festival

 

Science Buskers Festival is a festival that encompasses the idea of developing the individual’s communication skills through expressions of science in creative manners. Organized as a competition, this event serves as an excellent platform to spread key messages relating to the importance of inspiring an interest in science. During the competition, contestants will do a “show-and-tell” on any science topic and judging will be based on audiences ‘votes and judges’ scores.

 

Date and Time:

11 July 2015, 11.30am – 6pm
12 July 2015, 11.30am – 7.30pm

Venue:

VivoCity Level 1, West & East Boulevard & East Court 1

 

Admission:

FREE!!!

 

 

Maker Faire Singapore

 

Maker Faire Singapore is a celebration of the DIY (Do-it-Yourself) culture in Singapore, bringing makers of all ages to showcase their range of fun, creative projects in science, arts, crafts, engineering, electronics and technology.
Visitors can attend a series of talks and workshops to find out about the latest happenings in the Maker scene, play with cool projects in the hands on booths, as well as learn how to make their own DIY projects. For more information, please visit www.makerfairesingapore.com

 

 

Date and Time:

11 July 2015, 11am – 7pm
12 July 2015, 10am – 6pm

 

Venue:

15 Tampines Street 11

 

Admission:

FREE!!!  Register here to receive a token upon arrival.

 

 

Digital Full Dome Movie Forum –  “Back to the Moon for Good”

(Secondary School and Pre-University students)

 

Join us for a fun and entertaining time at the Digital Full Dome show “Back To The Moon for Good” screening! After the screening of the movie, the students will have a Q&A session with a panel of scientists. This session is for youths to have fun watching the show and then clarifying their doubts about the science presented in the show.

 

Date and Time:

15 July 2015,  2.30pm – 5pm

Venue:

Omni Theatre, Science Centre

 

Admission:

FREE!!!  Pre-registration is required. Please contact the Science Upstream department at 6425 2591 or email upstream@science.edu.sg to clarify any queries.

 

 


FREE Movie Screening of “Taxi Taxi”

(For Family)

 

 

Enjoy a free movie with your family under the stars!

“Taxi! Taxi!” is a 2013 Singaporean comedy film based on the 2010 work Diary Of A Taxi Driver by Cai Mingjie, said to be “Singapore’s most well-educated taxi-driver”. Directed by Kelvin Sng and produced by Chan Pui Yin for SIMF Management, the film stars Mark Lee, Gurmit Singh and YouTube personality Chua Jin Sen. The film follows two fellow taxi-drivers (Lee and Singh) in their quest for self-discovery and direction, delivered in an amusing storyline for entertainment. A film that is sure to leave a lasting impression!

[With English Subtitles]

 

Date and Time:

Sat, 11 Jul 2015
19:30PM – 21:30PM

 

Venue:

Singapore Botanic Gardens,
Lawn E

Beside Swan Lake

Admission:

FREE!!! 

 

 

 

 


 

Cosfest XIV: Under the Stars

(For Teenagers)

 

Join us as we celebrate another year of animated fun with a host of fantastic performances and displays!

Programme:

11 Jul 2015 (Sat)

2:00pm: Opening by Emcee

2:15pm: “Sound of Stars” JoySound Segment I

4:00pm: Performance

4.15pm: “Sound of Stars” JoySound Segment II

6:00pm: Announcement of Results for “Sound of Stars”

 

12 Jul 2015 (Sun)

2.00pm: Opening by Emcee

2.10pm: Anime Cosplay Performances Segment I

3.30pm: World Cosplay Summit Singapore

4.15pm: Anime Cosplay Performances Segment II

6.00pm: Announcement of Results for World Cosplay Summit Singapore

 

 

Date and Time:

11 Jul 2015 To 12 Jul 2015, 12pm – 6pm

 

Venue:

Downtown East, D’Marquee

 

 


PLAYTIME COMES TO LIFE AT PLAZA SINGAPURA

(For Family, Shopping)

Playtime Comes to Life at Plaza Singapura

 

From 29 June to 12 July, shoppers and their kids can simply head down to Plaza Singapura to get their preview of Hamleys ahead of its flagship store opening where Playtime comes to Life! This marks the toy giant’s first debut in Singapore and will be a definite hit with shoppers of all ages, the diverse variety of toy merchandise at the Toy Fair promises something for everyone, from children and parents to serious toy collectors and hobbyists. The Toy Fair will be bedecked with replicas of well-known British icons, to evoke a quintessentially British ambience which reinforces Hamleys heritage and roots

 

Date and Time:

Till 12 Jul 2015

 

Venue:

Plaza Singapura

 

Admission:

FREE!!!

 


 

Nature Appreciation Walk at Bukit Batok Nature Park

(For Family,  Nature)

Bukit Batok Nature Park

Bukit Batok Nature Park was developed around the abandoned quarry site in 1988. The serene ambience of the park provides and ideal backdrop for a peaceful nature walks. Join us for a Guided Nature Appreciation Walk to find out more about the flora & fauna that can be found in the Nature Park!

What to bring: Water, rain gear, umbrella, hat

What to wear: Comfortable T-shirt, long pants, and covered hiking shoes

Date and Time:

Sat, 11 Jul 2015
09:30AM – 12:00PM

 

Venue:

Bukit Batok Nature Park,
Open Space (in front of I-Kiosk)

 

Admission:

FREE!!!  Register here.

 


Talk: Tropical Orchids

David Lim talk

Orchids comprise one of the most abundant and varied of flowering plant families. There are over 20,000 known species and over 100,000
hybrids. Orchids are especially common in moist tropical regions. They are extremely adaptable, and are able to grow in almost all
climates except for frigid and arid extremes. Tropical orchids are more often epiphytes which grow non-parasitically on trees, some 20%
are terrestrials and lithophytes living on rocks crevices and cliffs. This talk will feature some of the tropical orchid genus that can grow and flower well in Singapore.

Speaker: Mr David Lim

 

Date and Time:

Sat, 11 Jul 2015
15:00PM – 16:00PM

 

Venue:

Singapore Botanic Gardens,
Ridley Hall

Level 2 of Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of the Singapore Botanic gardens

Admission:

FREE!!!  Register here.

 

 


 

SSO Classics in the Park – 1845:

The Straits Times 170th Anniversary Concert

(For Family, Music)

 

 

In celebration of The Straits Times’ 170th Anniversary, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor Joshua Tan bring you an exciting evening of ‘live’ music. Highlights include music from the Oscar-winning film Ben Hur and Portrait of the Beatles arranged by Henry Mancini! Make it a day to remember with your family and friends, and don’t forget to bring your picnic mats!

Concert subject to prevailing weather conditions. Concert-goers are advised to take public transport.

 

2015 July 11 Saturday, Botanic Gardens (6pm)
1845: THE STRAITS TIMES 170TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Joshua Tan conductor

 

1. BRAHMS                             Academic Festival Overture

2. MANCINI, H. (arr.)          Portrait of the Beatles
3. TCHAIKOVSKY                 Swan Lake Suite, Op.20a:

II. Valse (Waltz)

4. RÓZSA, M.                           Suite from Ben Hur:

I. Prelude
II
. Love Theme (for solo violin & orchestra)
III
. The Burning Desert
IV
. Rowing of the Galley Slaves
V
. The Mother’s Love
VI
. Parade of the Charioteers

 

 

Date and Time:

Sat, 11 Jul 2015
18:00PM – 19:00PM

 

Venue:

Singapore Botanic Gardens,
Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

 

 

Admission:

FREE!!!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: https://www.nparks.gov.sg; http://www.science.edu.sg/http://www.downtowneast.com.sg/; http://www.plazasingapura.com.sg/;

Singapore Weekends Recommendations for family: 3 July 2015

Singapore Weekends Recommendations For Family: 3 July 2015

 

I know this week must be re-adjustment week for parents.  School reopened, kids back to schools and parents back to the normal busy school and working day.

 

Luckily, weekends is here again, time to relax and have some fun. Here are some of my recommendations on what to do this weekend.

 

MOST recommendations are FREE!!!

 

Hope you enjoy the Singapore Weekends Recommendations For Family and have a relaxing Weekend!


GoLi – The Moving Theatre 

For: Family

 

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*GoLi – The Moving Theatre is a travelling theatre that’s going to be touring Singapore, popping up right at your doorstep! She will be a spectacle wherever she goes, activating the space she inhabits, transforming it into an iconic and vibrant place for arts and culture. The basketball court in a neighbourhood will become a drama theatre, the park will be an arts carnival. She will draw in crowds from all over Singapore, the region and the world to participate in cultural activities that not only entertain, but also engage and stimulate audiences creatively, and providing a platform for dialogues over issues and for different voices to be heard.

 

Drama Box is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a festival on Forum Theatre. SCENES: FORUM THEATRE is a consolidation of Drama Box’s work and beliefs from the beginning. This is a major milestone for us, and is especially significant is that SCENES should be the official launch programme for GoLi – The Moving Theatre, the FIRST inflatable theatre in Singapore.

 

See the list of programmes.

 

 

When:  3 July 2015 – 10 July 2015

 

Time: 10.30am – 10pm

 

Venue:   Open field next to NEX Shopping Mall

 

 

 

Admission: FREE !!!   Seats are limited, on a first-come-first-served basis at the door.

 


 

 

Art in Nature at Dairy Farm Nature Park

For: Adults (With Art Background)

 

Art In Nature

 

Get ready to busy yourself with sketchpads and paint brushes at Dairy Farm Nature Park. Volunteer leader, Jerome Pang will be sharing and guiding volunteers and participants to develop their art skills while raising awareness on conservation and native biodiversity.

 

When:  4 July (Saturday)

 

Time: 9 am – 12 noon

 

 

Venue: Dairy Farm Nature Park, Wallace Environmental Learning Lab

 

 

Admission: FREE !!!   Register here.

 

 

 

 


A Rooftop Affair

For: Concert, Family

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Serangoon Garden’s First Rooftop Concert!

 

FEATURING GLOBAL YOUTUBE SENSATIONS ‘US THE DUO’ AND LOCAL FAVOURITES ‘GENTLE BONES’ & ‘SHIGGA SHAY’

 

On 4th July 2015, myVillage and Universal Music Singapore will bring all of you a night of stripped, raw and acoustic music featuring local music sensations Gentle Bones and Shigga Shay as well as Youtube Sweethearts, Us the Duo! This is a rare chance to catch all three of them in one showcase, and it’s just for you guys.

 

Our official radio station, Mediacorp’s 98.7FM will also be doing some really exciting activities and giveaways so remember to tune in and get involved!

 

When: 4 July (Saturday)

 

Time:  10am-10pm

 

Venue: myVillage, Serangoon

 

Admission:

How to get in?
It’s simple! Spend $90 at myVillage for 1 invite, or $160 for 2 invites. Then, collate receipts and take them to the Concierge Counter. Tickets are very limited due to space constraints, so get them quick!

How to redeem?
Starting from 4 May:
Spend $90 at myVillage – redeem 1 invite
Spend $160 at myVillage – redeem 2 invites

Redemption will be at myVillage, Level 2 at Concierge Counter
Only on Tuesdays to Sundays, from 12pm to 8pm

 


Free movie screening: The land before time VII, The stone of cold fire

For: Family

 

Join Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Ducky and Petrie in their enchanting new adventure into the Mysterious Beyond, where they discover what special powers the ‘stone of fire’ has.

 

When:  Sunday Jul 05, 2015

 

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

 

Venue: Programme Zone in Marine Parade Public Library

 

Admission: FREE !!! No registration is required

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: http://www.nationalmuseum.sg/, http://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/, https://theatrememories.wordpress.com, http://singaporeexpo.com.sg/, http://www.sphclass.com.sg/cars/

Pancake King

Pancake King  麵煎大王

Pancake King

 

Judging just by these 3 things, the food for this store must be good:

 

1. The name of the store contain the powerful word of “KING”.  It dares to name itself “Pancake King”!

2. All the testimonials and endorsements hanging around the store.

3. The long queue and constant flow of crowd for this store.

 

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Squeezed in between a row of food stores at the Serrangoon Garden Market,  the “Pancake King” sells a wide assortment of pastries, pies and cakes.    Although this store is famous for the traditional Chinese pancake (ming Chiang Kueh),  I am going to introduce you other irresistible delicacies this store sells.

 

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Trays of different cakes, Kueh and pastries are neatly stacked and the price tags are clearly displayed.

 

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Butter Cake which sells at only $1.60 is large and buttery in taste.

 

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My favourite and its best seller is the Egg tart which sells at $1.50 each.

 

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All the products are using fresh & natural ingredients.   Best of all, they are fresh from the oven and HOT!

 

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Apple pie sells for $2.40 each.

 

20150613_143153Their rich Chocolate Delight Cake is a must try for anyone who love chocolate!   The servicing is huge slice and full of chocolate, very rich and moist.  Each Slice costs $3.20.

 

 

 

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The brownie is another of my favourite.

 

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The brownie sells at $2.60 each and so rich in chocolate taste and mixed with Walnut!  Just simply mouth-watering!

 

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Make sure you heat it up before serving and eating.  They are irresistible!

 

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Even the local kueh, Yam or Carrot Kueh, is yummy.  Each sells at $1.20.

 

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The Banana cake is another local delicacy which comes with rich banana taste and fragrant!

 

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As I said, the Egg Tart is my personal favourite.   Just look at the texture of the egg paste!  It is nicely baked with crispy crush.   What delighted me most is the thickness and fullness of the Tart.  It is the thickest egg tart I ever seen on the market and so full of eggs!

 

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I must say this store really sell superb quality products and the price is very reasonable!

 

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All the products are made on-The-Spot which ensure freshness and the fresh from oven taste.

 

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Location

 

49A Serangoon Garden Way
Stall 25, Serangoon Garden Market
Singapore 555945

 

By Bus

Alight at the Serangoon Garden CIRCUS.

Bus Stop Number : 66271.

Bus services 73  136  315  317.

 

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Contact

Tel: 9137 9722

 

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Maps

 

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White Bee Hoon at Punggol Settlement

Sembawang White Bee Hoon @ Punggol Settlement

(三巴旺白米粉榜鹅分行)

 

Most of you must have tasted the famous Sembawang White Bee Hoon located at Jalan Tampang.   The food is delicious but there is nothing special about the surroundings.   If you want tasty Sembawang White Bee Hoon plus a cosy ambient with beautiful sea view,  you should visit its branch at the Punggol Settlement.

 

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Just located along the Punggol promenade at the new Punggol Settlement,   you will find many newly opened eateries.  The restaurant name which sells the famous Sembawang White Bee Hoon is called the “White Restaurant” which must be proudly named after their famous White Bee Hoon.   It is located at the ground floor which could be easily located.   The restaurant floor area is not too big and could not occupy too many tables.   If you want to enjoy the cool sea breeze and sitting under the starry sky at night,  there are also tables located outdoor.     As the seating is limited, reservation is highly recommended, especially during the weekends.

 

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To begin with, I would recommend to start with some of the White Restaurant’s signature starters.   The “Meat and Seafood Roll” (蝦棗) is stuffed with minced prawn and pork and fried to the right crispiness.

 

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Another starter I would recommend is their well marinated Fried Chicken Wings.   They are served hot with a wonderful aroma that will definitely whip up your appetite.

 

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All these starters go well with a cool chilled beer.   Strangely enough, they only sell “Heineken” and not other beer brands. 

 

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The next dish that we ordered is the “chilly prawns with the sticky beans”, which is palatable.

 

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Of course, the main star-dish of the White Restaurant is the Sembawang “White Bee Hoon”.  This dish is signatory and is a MUST if you even patronize this restaurant.   The dish is equally savory as the original one found in the Sembawang White Bee Hoon Restaurant.     In fact, my visitors from other countries (the USA,  Korea and Japan) gave high praise for this dish which is unknown to them in their countries.   It proves that if a dish or food is good, it crosses geographical and cultural boundaries.

 

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The pepper venison which is served piping hot is very tender and well-liked by my visitors too.

 

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The mackerel fish which is $12 per slice is deep fried and tasty.

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We also tasted the sambal Sotong, the Sambal La-la and their famous fried Tou-fu which never disappoint us.

 

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Compared to the original Sembawang White Bee Hoon, this White Restaurant seems served a slightly variety of food that are not found in the other branches.   All dishes are very local and very home-made.   All of visitors who wanted very local food are surprised at the delicious food and good value of the food.

 

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We paid a reasonable low price of around $180 having 9 different dishes for 7 of us plus the many drinks we have ordered.  This is definitely a well worth meal and I will definitely bring more people back to here.

 

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With mouth-watering food and a beautiful cosy atmosphere, I defintely would recommend this branch of Sembawang White Bee Hoon to you.  Good to bring your family or friends here for a chill out.   After dinner, there are a few shops on the 2nd floor that serves more drinks, coffee and deserts.  It will be cool nights out!

 

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Restaurant Name

White Restaurant

 

Address

The Punggol Settlement
3 Punggol Point Road
Singapore 828694

 

Opening hours

Lunch (11:30am to 2pm)

Dinner (5:30pm to 10pm)

Closed on Wednesday

 

Contact

6702 2002

(Need to call to reserve to avoid disappointment).  The automated phone reservation system will sms you the confirmation and call you around 30mins before the reservation time to re-confirm again.

 

Map

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Singapore June Holidays Activities Part 4

Singapore June Holidays Activities Part 4

MEET and GREET and FREE MALL Activities

 

Here are more ideas of how to keep your children occupied during the June Holidays for FREE!!!  There are many free and interesting activities around the neighborhood malls and some shopping centers.   Grab along your camera and prepare to have photos with your favorite cartoon characters!

Singapore June Holidays Activities

To see more of Singapore June Holidays Activities, please click the following links:

Singapore June Holidays Activities – Part 1

Singapore June Holidays Activities – Part 2

Singapore June Holidays Activities – Part 3

 


Transformers – Meet and Greet @ Hougang 1

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Your favourite Transformers are coming to Hougang 1 Mall.    Do not miss this opportunity to get up close and take some interesting photos with the transformers.

 

Date: 30 May till 28 June (Every Saturday and Sunday)

Time: 4.00pm-4.45pm and 7.00pm – 7.45pm

Venue: Hougang 1, Outdoor Atrium, Level  1

Admission: FREE!!!  Redeem a pass to take photo with your favorite characters when you spend a minimum of $50.

 


ROVING ADVENTURERS

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Take photos with animals and sea creatures on the loose! Look out for sharks and koalas lurking along the corridor. You may also bump into a pirate on the hunt for his treasure box. Don’t forget to snap a picture with them!

 

Date:

30 May 2015 – 28 June 2015 (Every Fri, Sat & Sun)

Time:

2pm: Twin Sharks
5pm: The Treasure Box Hunt
8pm: The Koalas

 

Venue: AMK Hub

 

Admission: FREE!!!

 


 

Hi-5 Musical Adventure

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Sing and Dance with Hi-5 Superstars during this June Holidays.   Your child will love the live musical shows!

 

Date:

11 June 2015 – 23 June 2015 (Except Wednesday)

Time:

2.30pm, 5pm and 7pm

Venue: United Square

Admission: FREE!!!

 


STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE ‘LIVE’ SHOW 

Strawberry Shortcake 'Live' Show

Join Strawberry Shortcake, Lemon Meringue and Blueberry Muffin as they embark on a journey to find the Wanderberry for the annual Berry Fest Feast in Berry Bitty City. Learn about team work, helping others and believing in yourself!

 

Date: 5 to 14 June (no show on 10 June)

Time:

Mon to Fri: 1pm & 4pm

Sat & Sun: 1pm, 3.30pm & 5pm

Venue: Forum Shopping Mall, Basement 1 Atrium

Admission: FREE!!!

 


Fun With BRICK 

Lets Shop and Play @ SSC!

School’s out! Come on down with your young bricks ones for some great fun with LEGO® bricks!
Check out the fantastic builds of your favourite superheroes and villians made completely out of LEGO® bricks at the Brick Bazaar exhibition!

Don’t miss out the Brick Bazaar where you can get your limited edition collectible sets!
Operating hours for Brick Bazaar: 11am – 9pm.

Join  some exciting brick activities such as My Own Creation (M.O.C) exhibition, building competitions, treasure hunt and many more in FUN WITH BRICKS (15 – 21 Jun).

Date: 15 – 21 Jun 2015

Time:

Mon – Fri: 1pm & 7pm | Sat & Sun: 1pm, 3pm, &7pm

Venue: Sembawang Shopping Centre,  L1 Atrium

Admission: FREE!!!

 


 


Transformers – Meet and Greet @ Greenwich V

 

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Your favourite Transformers are coming to Greenwich V Mall. Do not miss this opportunity to get up close and take some interesting photos with the transformers.

 

Date: 30 May till 28 June (Every Saturday and Sunday)

Time: 1.00pm-1.45pm

Venue: Greenwich V, Indoor Atrium, Level 1

Admission: FREE!!!      Redeem a pass to take photo with your favorite characters when you spend a minimum of $50.

 


FOLLOW YOUR IMAGINATION @ EAST ATRIUM 

 

 

Follow Your Imagination to Suntec City!

For the month of June, reward your kids with Disney fantasy that awaits to be revealed at the East Atrium, from 5 to 21 June.

There is a Princess in every little girl and a Hero in every little boy. Join us at the Disney-themed makeover and photography booths to dress up in Disney Princess or Frozen & Marvel costumes, and take home a complimentary photo. Immerse in art & crafts fun-filled activities and stand to redeem a free gift with purchase.

Terms and conditions apply.

 

Date: 5 to 21 June 2015

Venue: Suntec City, East Atrium

Admission: FREE!!!

 


CIRCUS ON THE GO @ J8

 

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Let our street theatre performers bring you fun and laughter while you shop!

Gordo – The Bucket Drummer

Gordo’s performance is one that must be seen to be believed! His talent lies in his incredible ability to re-purpose everyday paint buckets into a fully operational drum kit and busting out intricate ehythms at a rate of knots.

The RHETT & T’LA Show

This interactive performance will highlight skilful and quirky comedienness Rhett and T’La in a cleverly crafted circus story about a brother and sister’s daily routine – a dose of dancing acrobatics, funny slapstick and jaw dropping sideshow feats including roller bola, pot juggling and hula-hooping

Vusa – Chair Acrobat

Catch Vusa, one of the Amazing Zimboyz (acrobatic troupe) perform awesome chair balancing and outstanding displays of strength and skill with fast track dance beats and entertaining comedic antics!

 

Dania – The Musical Fairy Godmother (Available only from 16 – 21 Jun)

Let Dania Cornelius grab her fairy wings and take you to the megical musical world of Fairytales and make your wish come true!

 

LED Robot Stilt (Available only form 13 – 15 June)

The LED Robot Stilt Walker has landed through the mall with his lasers. Do not hesitate to take pictures and have a Robotic Good Time!

 

Date: 13 – 21 June 2015

Time:

Mon – Fri | 1pm & 7pm

Sat & Sun | 1pm, 4pm & 7pm

Venue: Junction 8 Mall,  Various locations on L1 & L2

Admission: FREE!!!

 


CIRCUS PLAY@ J8

(Activities are only for children aged 4 – 12 years old)

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Join the fun, action-packed workshop for kids to learn circus tricks like juggling, street drumming, hula hoops and many more! You can even try our Musical Theatre workshop and be the star!

 

CIRCUS PLAY SCHEDULE

13 June, Sat at L3 roof garden

3pm – Juggling

5pm – Hula-Hoops

 

14 June, Sun at L3 roof garden

3pm – Bucket Drumming

5pm – Juggling

 

15 June, Mon at L2 side atrium

3pm – Balloon Shapes

 

16 June, Tues at L2 side atrium

3pm – Musical Theatre

 

17 June, Wed at L2 side atrium

3pm – Juggling

 

18 June, Thurs at L2 side atrium

3pm – Hula-Hoops

 

19 June, Fri at L2 side atrium

3pm – Musical Theatre

 

20 June, Sat at L2 side atrium

3pm – Bucket Drumming

5pm – Hula-Hoops

 

21 June, Sun at L2 side atrium

3pm – Bucket Drumming

5pm – Musical Theatre

 

Date: 13 – 21 June 2015

Time: See above

Venue: Junction 8 Mall, Various locations on L1 & L2

Admission: FREE!!! Simply spend $30* to gain entry. SPARKS members receive 2,500 star coins# upon completion of each workshop.

Note:  Redemption of the workshop passes begin 1 hour before the start of each workshop, at the activity area.  Limited to the first 20 passes per session. – 1 pass admits 1 child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: www.nparks.gov.sg

SLIME CUP THE SLIMIEST WEEKEND

3rd Nickelodeon Slime Cup

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Over 8,000 kids and families experienced the slimiest weekend of the year at Downtown East, on 6 and 7 June.  Are you one of them?  They are all having great fun taking part in a host of SEA Games-inspired activities.

 

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The game stations showcased activities featured in the ongoing 28th SEA Games, and were represented by Nickelodeon show characters, such as “Chip-py Triathlon” with Nickelodeon’s newest characters from ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks and “Dora’s Tee Par-ty” from Dora and Friends: Into the City!, and “Oggy’s Shootout” with Oggy from Oggy and the Cockroaches.

 

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Kids had the time of their lives on the epic Slime Throne getting drenched in slime and were able to take home pictures of this memorable experience.
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A Kids’ Zone where little ones got instant tattoos and their faces painted.

 

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The Closing Ceremony included the amazing prize presentation for the Soccer Showdown challenge with sliming of the winners and a surprise appearance by SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Dora the Explorer, Diego, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

 

If you have missed this exciting event, fret not, as there are still some interesting activities to do at the Downtown East.

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Downtown East is also organising the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dojo Experience for the first time in Singapore, in partnership with Nickelodeon. The event takes place at Downtown East’s Event Square until Sunday, 28 June. This interactive event is set in the Dojo training grounds of the Turtles and families and kids can explore the training grounds and participate in a series of secret ninja activities.

 

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Merchandise area – The public can purchase a variety of Nickelodeon, primarily Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles merchandise.

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Singapore June Holidays Activities – Part 3

Singapore June Holidays Activities Part 3

 

You want more ideas of how to keep your children occupied during the June Holidays?  Sure!  Here is a list of more Singapore June Holidays Activities and workshops that you or your children may find some suitable to participate.   You will find in this list, many activities that are related and close to the nature which are educational and different.

Singapore June Holidays Activities

To see more of Singapore June Holidays Activities, please click the following links:

Singapore June Holidays Activities – Part 1

Singapore June Holidays Activities – Part 2

Singapore June Holidays Activities – Part 4

 



 

 

Free Movie – The Croods

 

 

Free Movie!  Personally I love this movie very much as it is funny as well as heart-warming.  As the first Eco-mall in Singapore, City Square Mall will be joining the hundreds of millions across the globe to celebrate World Environment Day on 6 June 2015 by holding a myriad of activities such as an eco-exhibition, workshops and stage games, as part of the mall’s commitment to environmental sustainability, to raise the community awareness on environmental issues as well as educate the public on the importance of water conservation and how it directly affects energy consumption.

First 150 shoppers to present a receipt of any amount spent in the mall will receive a goodie bag*!
Pick up eco tips at our exhibitions and take part in fun games and win attractive prizes!

At 8.30pm, families will be treated to an outdoor screening of The Croods, discovering new technologies and the importance of family, love and kinship, in a time before the advent of electricity.

Date: 6 Jun 2015

Time: 8.30pm

Venue: City Square Mall,  B1 Fountain Square

Admission:  FREE!!!


 

Singapura: The Musical

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Displaying Performers of Singapura: The Musical giving audiences a taste of what to expect when the musical opens at the Capitol Theatre on 19 May 2015

 

Singapura: The Musical takes audiences on a journey of love, hope, and new beginnings while exploring the strength of the human spirit during the formative years of Singapore’s history from 1955 to 1965. Through the eyes of ordinary men and women, audiences will witness how hope and youthful determination transcend the struggles of everyday life during this time period as Singaporeans strive towards a better future for themselves and their loved ones. Their passion and drive sees them dreaming, hoping and creating – against all odds – a place where they can truly call home.

Singapura: The Musical by The 4th Wall Theatre Co. Pte Ltd will be opening at the newly refurbished Capitol Theatre on 19 May and run for 6 weeks till 28 June.

 

Date:

19 May 2015 – 28 June 2015

Time:

7.30pm (Tuesday – Friday)

2.30pm & 7.30pm (Saturday – Sunday)

Venue:

Capitol Theatre

17 Stamford Road

Singapore 179907

Admission:

$65 – $165 (Weekday evenings: Tue, Wed, Thur)

$65 – $165 (Weekend matinees: Sat, Sun)

$75 – $175 (Weekend evenings: Fri, Sat, Sun)

 

For more information: http://www.singapurathemusical.com/

 


 

Let’s Make! Artist Workshops

(Workshops are suitable for children 7 years and up only)

 

  

It will be a morning of art-making with Imaginarium artist, Izziyana Suhaimi. Imagine a future in various forms and colours, and translate it into embroidery, weaving or a felt collage.

Weaving

Participants will learn the basic technique in weaving using colourful yarns. This workshop will cover plain weave and simple knot making. Participants will need to handle needles in this workshop.

 

Date: Sunday, 7 June 2015

Time: 10am – 12pm

Venue: SAM at 8Q

Admission: S$19 (General Admission) Buy Ticket Online

 

Felt Collage

Using felt to form shapes and patterns, participants will use the cut outs to form a collage on fabric. Participants will need to handle needles in this workshop.

Date:   Sunday, 28 June 2015

Time: 10am – 12pm

Venue: SAM at 8Q

Admission: S$19 (General Admission) Buy Ticket Online

 

 


Your World In A Box! June Holidays Children’s Workshop

(Children between the ages of 5 and 12 years only)

Through storytelling and role play, participants will discover the worlds within Kiko’s Secret, one of the artworks in Imaginarium. During the workshop, participants will explore Kiko’s narratives about the adventures of a child through their sense of touch, smell and hearing. Through the use of dramatic expression, actions and movement, participants will also come to understand the various themes raised by the artist. Participants will then translate the themes into a mixed-media artwork of their own, using materials provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own small objects or favourite things they might like to add to their artworks. This is a drop-off workshop and is for children between the ages of 5 and 12 years only.

Date: Thursday, 18 June 2015

Time: 10am – 12.30pm

Venue: SAM at 8Q

Admission: S$60 (General Admission) Buy Ticket Online

 


Create through Doodling! Artist Workshop

(Children between the ages of 4 to 12 years)

 

Join us for an afternoon of parent-child bonding and doodle with the art collective Band of Doodlers. Make your own characters using basic shapes, then explore creating a narrative within a group using your created characters!

Materials for the workshop will be provided. This is a parent and child workshop, suitable for children between the ages of 4 to 12 years.

 

Date:  Sunday, 19 July 2015

Time:  2pm to 3pm

Venue: SAM at 8Q

Admission: Buy Ticket Online

$19 for one adult + one child
$25 for one adult + two children
$29 for two adults + one child

 


Temasek Presents: Jubilee at the Botanics – Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Poster of Jubilee at the Botanics presented by Temasek Holdings

Jubilee at the Botanics is a weekend of Musical Discovery at the Botanic Gardens on 30 and 31 May.

Consisting of two free concerts by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) – on 30 May and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) on 31 May, the concert series takes a fresh approach to music, combining two of Singapore’s very best orchestras and bringing together the best of music from the east and west.  Brought to the community by Temasek, Jubilee at the Botanics aims to bring together friends, families and different members of the community to connect through the love of music.

 

Date:  Sun, 31 May 2015

Time: 18:00PM – 19:00PM

Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

Admission: FREE!!!

 

 


Singapore Lyric Opera Presents: Opera in the Park

 

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Launched in June 2008 at Singapore Botanic Gardens, Opera in the Park is an outreach programme which aims to expand the opera experience to a wider audience.

 

Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra Special appearance by SLO Children’s Choir.

 

Programme

Fanfare (featured in A Space Odyssey)

Bizet’s Carmen

Overture (featured in Superman)

Toreador Song (featured in Superman)

Habanera (featured in Superman)

 

Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana

Intermezzo

Puccini’s La Bohème

Musetta’s Waltz

Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi

O mio babbino caro

 

Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

Overture (featured in Tom & Jerry)

Largo al factotum (featured in Tom & Jerry)

Verdi’s Rigoletto

La donna è mobile (featured in Mickey Mouse)

Bella figlia dell’amore (featured in Mickey Mouse)

 

Webber’s Les Misérables

Do you hear the people sing?

 

**Please note that the programme is not in order of their performance.

 

Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2015

Time: 18:00PM – 19:00PM

Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

Admission: FREE!!!

 

 


Nature Keeper Camp

(Primary 1 to 5)

 

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Designed to stimulate the interest of the young and inculcate in them an appreciation of our forests, the full day Nature Keeper Camp will be carried out at the Bukit Timah and Central Catchment Nature Reserves. Beyond the workshops, the camp also aims to nurture young volunteers in active protection and conservation of our natural heritage.

 

Date: 5 June 2015 (Friday)

Time: 9 am – 5 pm (Full day camp)

Venue: Dairy Farm Nature Park, Wallace Environmental Learning Lab

Admission: $25 per child.  To register, please email Umi_Kalthum_Ahmad_Shah@Nparks.gov.sg orJeanne_Tan@Nparks.gov.sg

 


 

“Arts in the Gardens” Series IV (A Drama, Craft cum Planting Workshop)

(Suitable for children in K1 – P6 levels)

 

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Nature plays an essential role in our lives by providing us with the resources we need, such as food, materials, shelters and fresh air. In addition, it also grants us a multitude of beautiful sights and sounds. Over the centuries, countless artists have been inspired by nature to produce magnificent prose, songs and art work. Through these series of “Arts in the Gardens” workshops, children will learn about the beauty of nature and be inspired through the medium of drama, creative writing, songs and art.

Date: 6 Jun 2015

Time: 8.30pm

Venue: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Admission: $50.00 per child (includes all materials and refreshments).  Register now.

Please make the payment on the spot on the event date itself.

For enquiry, please contact the SBG Education Branch at 64719961 & 6465 0196 or through email: nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg.

 

 

 


Young Naturalist Camp

(Suitable for children 7 to 12 years)

 

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This one day camp encompasses a series of fun-filled and educational indoor and outdoor learning of the wetlands and nature conservation issues through worksheets, nature walks and hands-on activities.

 

Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2015

Time: 08:30AM – 15:30PM

Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre

Meet at Information Counter (Neo Tiew Crescent entrance)

Admission:  $5

To register for the camp, please e-mailg_shila_kumari@nparks.gov.sg before sending in the registration form and cheque.

Registration fee of $5 for the camp will go into SBWR education fund. Please make your cheque payable to Garden City Fund. The form and cheque to be posted to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR), 301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718925.
Acknowledgment e-mail will be sent upon receiving the form and cheque.
Each participant needs to purchase a 50 cents young naturalist passport at the registration table.

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: www.nparks.gov.sg

Singapore June Holidays Activities 2015 Part 2

Singapore June Holidays Activities

Fun Exciting Activities for Children and Family Part 2

 

Looking for more Singapore June Holidays Activities for your kids and family?  Here is the continuation of the Part 1 where you will find another list of interesting fun things to do during this June holidays.  In Part 2, I am sharing with you the different kinds of workshops and programmes that you could send your kids to.  It is a good way to let your children expose to different types of topics and also a good way to free out Parents’ time while we know they are having fun and safe when attending these courses.

 

Singapore June Holidays Activities

To see more of Singapore June Holidays Activities, please click the following links:

Singapore June Holidays Activities – Part 1

Singapore June Holidays Activities – Part 3

 


 

Super Heroes Lego Robotics Camp June – July 2015

 

Super Heroes Lego Robotics  School Holiday Children Camp June - July 2015

 

Super Heroes Lego Robotics  School Holiday Children Camp June - July 2015

Singapore June Holidays Activities

* Close guidance from teacher as we provide low Teacher-Student ratio at 1 teacher to 3/4 students only.
* Lunch and certificate will be provided.
* Due to high cost of Lego Robot Kits with software for programming use for this workshop, participants will not be able to bring back the robots.
* All materials, robot kits, notebooks and other equipment will be provided.

 

 

Venue:

177 River Valley Road,

Liang Court, #02-23, Singapore 179030

Admission:  Call 6333 4088 (during opening hours) or email to register or for more information.

 

 


 

ULTRA SPACE CAMP JUNE – JULY 2015

Ultra Space Invention Lego Robotics Invention School Holiday Camp June - July 2015

Space Invention Lego Robotics Invention School Holiday Camp Nov - Dec 2014

Singapore June Holidays Activities

Ultra Space Camp 1 School Holiday June – July 2015

Age: 7 – 12 year old
Date: 10 – 12 June 2015 (3 days)
Venue: WondersWork@Liang Court
Duration: 10am – 2.30pm
Fee: $438 early bird discount till 10 May 2015 (Usual Fee: $468)
Sibling discount@$450/child
Group discount (3 or more)@$438/child, subject to availability
Fee includes Materials, Lunch, Non Woven Bag, Astronaut Ice Cream, Flight Suit and Badges, Lanyard and Inventor’s Nametag and Certificate worth over $100. No Registration Fee.

Ultra Space Camp 2 School Holiday June – July 2015

Age: 7 – 12 year old
Date: 17 – 19 June 2015 (3 days)
Venue: WondersWork@Liang Court
Duration: 10am – 2.30pm
Fee: $438 early bird discount till 10 May 2015 (Usual Fee: $468)
Sibling discount@$450/child
Group discount (3 or more)@$438/child, subject to availability
Fee includes Materials, Lunch, Non Woven Bag, Astronaut Ice Cream, Flight Suit and Badges, Lanyard and Inventor’s Nametag and Certificate worth over $100. No Registration Fee.

Ultra Space Camp 3 School Holiday June – July 2015

Age: 7 – 12 year old
Date: 24 – 26 June 2015 (3 days)
Venue: WondersWork@Liang Court
Duration: 10am – 2.30pm
Fee: $438 early bird discount till 10 May 2015 (Usual Fee: $468)
Sibling discount@$450/child
Group discount (3 or more)@$438/child, subject to availability
Fee includes Materials, Lunch, Non Woven Bag, Astronaut Ice Cream, Flight Suit and Badges, Lanyard and Inventor’s Nametag and Certificate worth over $100. No Registration Fee.

Ultra Space Camp 4 School Holiday June – July 2015

Age: 7 – 12 year old
Date: 1 – 3 July 2015 (3 days)
Venue: WondersWork@Liang Court
Duration: 10am – 2.30pm
Fee: $438 early bird discount till 10 May 2015 (Usual Fee: $468)
Sibling discount@$450/child
Group discount (3 or more)@$438/child, subject to availability
Fee includes Materials, Lunch, Non Woven Bag, Astronaut Ice Cream, Flight Suit and Badges, Lanyard and Inventor’s Nametag and Certificate worth over $100. No Registration Fee.

Parents can select lunch for your child, choices include Japanese, Pasta and Fast Food.
* Lunch choices are subject to change without prior notice.

 

Venue:

177 River Valley Road,

Liang Court, #02-23, Singapore 179030

Admission: Call 6333 4088 (during opening hours) or email to register or for more information.

 


 

MINE.CRAFT.INVENT CAMP JUNE-JULY 2015

 

Minecraft Invention School Holiday Children Camp June - July 2015

Singapore June Holidays Activities

* Close guidance from teacher as we provide low Teacher-Student ratio at 1 teacher to 3/4 students only.
* Teabreak snacks and certificate will be provided.
* Participants will be able to bring back their inventions.
* All materials will be provided.

 

Venue:

177 River Valley Road,

Liang Court, #02-23, Singapore 179030

Admission: Call 6333 4088 (during opening hours) or email to register or for more information.

 


 

 

MASTER ROBOTICS ENGINEERS LEGO ROBOTICS WORKSHOP JUNE – JULY 2015

Master Robotics Engineers Lego Robotics School Holiday Children Workshop Camp June - July 2015

Master Robotics Engineers Lego Robotics School Holiday Children Workshop Camp June - July 2015

Singapore June Holidays Activities

Add more fun to this june to july 2015 Singapore June Holidays Activities  at WondersWork where kids will build their own LEGO Robotics. They will develop creativity, inventive and critical thinking, and learn science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM). Let your child become a Lego Robotics Engineer today!

 

* Close guidance from teacher as we provide low Teacher-Student ratio at 1 teacher to 3/4 students only.
* Participants need not attend in sequence.
* Lunch/snacks will not be provided.
* Due to high cost of Lego Robot Kits with software for programming use for this workshop, participants will not be able to bring back the robots.
* All materials, robot kits, notebooks and other equipment will be provided by us.

 

Venue:

177 River Valley Road,

Liang Court, #02-23, Singapore 179030

Admission: Call 6333 4088 (during opening hours) or email to register or for more information.

 

 


Check out more interesting activities in Part 1

 

 

 

Sources:  http://wonderswork.com.sg/