Oct 19, 2020

12 Activities to keep Kids busy this PSLE Marking Week (19-22 Oct 2020)

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Thanks to PSLE Marking Exercise days (19 to 22 October 2020), your primary school-going kids will be giving a school a miss.



Granted it may be the exam period for them (except for the P6 ones, of course), but it sure doesn't hurt to give them a breather... by checking out these 12 kid-friendly activities to enjoy together as a family!


UNTAME: Beyond Boundaries

19 Oct - 29 Nov 2020

Various Programmes

Science Centre Singapore

FREE & Paid



This is Science Centre Singapore's first event of its kind to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in a multidimensional experience. Be immersed in a blended learning experience perfect for the whole family or as an individual. With over 30 exciting virtual quests to take part in, you can connect with our international and local STEM heroes through unframed chit-chats, tune in to entertaining science performances by international and local performers, and even get your hands and minds engaged through our educational and fun hands-on STEM DIYs, Build Alongs and challenges. Locals get a FREE Tame Pass! All you have to do is to sign up for an account. More details HERE.


SMU Arts Festival 2020 Online

Now til 30 Oct 2020

(Virtual)



Conceived during the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the midst of our nation’s Circuit Breaker, A-PART is a creative response to our shared experiences told through 8 original productions, to uplift the morale of a global stay-home audience. Choose from a variety of performances ranging from music, dance, theatre, visual arts and literary arts - all viewed together with the family from the comfort of your home! Visit HERE for more information and links.


Singapore Zoo, River Safari & Jurong Bird Park:

Kids Enter FREE!

Now til 31 Oct 2020



Have a fun-filled day with your kids and rediscover more about wildlife at the parks! In celebration of Children’s Day, kids enter free* for the month of October! Visit HERE for tickets.

*Applicable for local residents only. Free admission for one child (Ages 3 – 12 years old) with each full paying adult admission. Terms and conditions apply. 


Children's Day Promo @ Changi Experience Studio

Now til 31 Oct 2020



Celebrate Children’s Day for the whole month of October at Changi Experience Studio! Enjoy 50% off tickets for your children (up to 2 kids), with every paying adult. For mroe information and tickets, visit HERE.


Halloween Fun For Everyone

Now til 1 Nov 2020

Universal Studios Singapore

Admission charges apply



This October, come on down to Universal Studios Singapore and have spooktastic Halloween fun for the family. Put on your favourite costume and enjoy trick-or-treating around the park. Meet Illumination’s Minion Monsters as they make their return at Minion Monsters Tricky Treats. Next, embark on the Trail of Treats to collect candies, gummies and chocolates from Candy Ambassadors, and pull out your phones for selfies with your favourite characters dressed in their Halloween best. Visit HERE for more information.


Deep BOO Sea!

Now til 3 Nov 2020

S.E.A. Aquarium

Admission charges apply



Experience the chills of an underwater Halloween! Prepare to be spooked and awed as you take your Halloween celebrations into the depths of the sea! From the menacing face of the wolf-eel to the fang-like teeth of the vampire fish. Come face-to-face with some of Nature’s scariest-looking marine animals and discover what makes each of them amazing and unique. 


There’ll also be trick-or-treating fun for the kids in the aquarium, plus an exciting treasure hunt for lost pearls hidden within our underwater exhibits – so keep your eyes open to take home a mystery gift! What’s more, come in a Halloween costume and you could win our best-dressed contest to take home monster prizes. Visit HERE for more information.


Pocket Gardens Surprise

Now til 8 Nov 2020; 9am - 9pm daily

Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Admission charges apply



Pocket Gardens Surprise is a series of changing mini garden displays that pop up at various nooks around Flower Dome. Be delighted with a new display every fortnight. This October, be drawn into a dreamy canopy of trailing flowering and foliage plants with our Hanging Garden, take respite amidst the luscious shades of green of An Urban Oasis. or even dive into the world of the versatile epiphytic plants with our Plant Library.


Edible Garden (Flower Field): Ongoing

Hanging Garden (Mediterranean Garden): 28 Sep - 25 Oct 2020

An Urban Oasis (The Baobabs): 5 Oct - 1 Nov 2020

Plant Library (South American Garden): 12 Oct - 8 Nov 2020


Marina Bay Sands 3-in-1 Attractions Bundle

Now til 15 Nov 2020

$10 (Sands Rewards Lifestyle members)




Save over 70% when you purchase a 3-in-1 ticket to Sands Skypark Observation Deck, Digital Light Canvas and Sampan Rides. The cost is $10 (applies to Adult, Senior and Child) per bundle and is exclusive to Sands Rewards Lifestyle members (Membership is free to sign up). Price includes 5 digital photos and 2 animated videos (SkyPark only).


Present your Sands Rewards Lifestyle membership card at SkyPark Box Office or Retail Concierge counters to enjoy offer. Each Sands Rewards Lifestyle member is entitled to purchase a maximum of 2 sets of the 3-in-1 attractions bundle per day. Limited to the first 300 guests per day only. Tickets will only be available at Skypark Box Office on weekends, school holidays and public holidays. For more details, visit HERE.


Walk for Our Children 2020: Virtual Edition

Now til 30 Nov 2020

Anytime & Anywhere

$25 (adult) and $10 (children under 12 years old) | $60 (Family combo package for 2 adults & 2 children) | $85 (Friends combo package for 4 adults)



Walk for Our Children is Singapore Children's Society's signature fundraising events that takes place yearly where the community comes together for a walk and enjoy games and food at the carnival thereafter. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has adapted it into a first-ever Virtual Walk instead. Funds raised from this virtual event will go towards supporting its services and programmes for children, youth and families in need. 


Participants simply need to clock a minimum of 5,000 steps in a day. It can be done alone or with family and friends anywhere and anytime. All registrants will receive a free care pack with a token of appreciation, sponsored items and a limited-edition Porsche Lego style car model (while stocks last). For more information and to sign up, visit HERE.


Scribble Town

Now til 31 Jan 2021

Tuesday – Sunday (closed on Monday) | 10am – 5pm (last admission at 4.30pm)

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Free admission for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents



What counts as bullying? Can seemingly innocuous words and actions be hurtful to the people around us? What can we do when we witness bullying, and how can we all contribute to a bully-free culture? To answer these questions and raise awareness on this issue, the National Heritage Board (NHB) has collaborated with Singapore Children’s Society to present Scribble Town, an interactive exhibition for children aged between 9 and 12 that invites visitors to embark on a quest alongside characters Sam, Dan and Lydia, to save the fictional world of Scribble Town and bring colour back into their world.


On display at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) from now till 31 January 2021, the exhibition features comic artwork across three different stations – The Flying Mariner, Darkwoods Forest, and Bleak Mountain – and 80 comic frames. Visitors will follow the three characters on their journey as they attempt to fix the Colourwheel to save Scribble Town. Through the adventure, visitors will get to observe the interactions between Sam, Dan and Lydia – the ways in which they speak, act and respond to one another – in order to gain a better understanding of the different types of bullying, how and why bullying occurs, and the corresponding impact on the involved parties.


Planet or Plastic?

Now til 28 Mar 2021

ArtScience Museum

Admission charges apply




Learn about the global plastic pollution crisis through more than 70 powerful photographs and videos in an exhibition by National Geographic. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, plastic waste is everywhere. Planet or Plastic?, ArtScience Museum’s first exhibition to launch since re-opening after Singapore’s circuit-breaker, shines a spotlight on the fragility of the natural environment as a result of the global plastic waste crisis. The exhibition endeavours to raise awareness of society’s dependence on plastic by visually depicting the crisis and highlighting the innovative individuals and communities who are working on solutions to this urgent problem. For more information and tickets, visit HERE.


FREE Sentosa Fun Pass (20 Tokens) for everyone

Now til 31 Mar 2020



Receive a free Senotsa Fun Pass worth 20 tokens just by signing up at ndp2020.sentosa.com.sg. The tokens can be used at certain attractions including Nestopia, S.E.A. Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Museum, Trick Eye Museum, Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, AJ Hackett, Segway Fun Rides, Headrock VR rides, Singapore Cable Car : Sky Pass Round Trip and Mega Adventure Park.

- Redemption must be made by a member of the household with proof of residency. Please bring along the original form of identification and confirmation email for verification.
- Per registered household is entitled to only a 1-time redemption of 2 Sentosa Fun Passes loaded with 10 Tokens each.
- Free Sentosa Fun Pass (20 Tokens ) will be issued in 2 Sentosa Fun Passes each loaded with 10 Tokens.
- The tokens in the Free Sentosa Fun Pass cannot be combined into 1 Sentosa Fun Pass.
- Registration for Free Sentosa Fun Pass can only be done via NDP2020.sentosa.com.sg from now till 31 March 2021.
- Redemption of Free Sentosa Fun Pass must be made by 31 March 2021, while stocks last.
- Redemption of Free Sentosa Fun Pass can be made at any Sentosa Ticketing Counter.
- This redemption is only valid for locals and residents in Singapore.
- Free Sentosa Fun Passes are valid for 2 consecutive days and time stipulated, or until closure of attractions, whichever is earlier.


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Oct 15, 2020

What I did to lose 20kg in 6 months (& sharing the workout videos I followed)

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If you have been following my Facebook and/or Instagram accounts, you will know that I had exprerienced pretty significant weight loss - and in a good way.



The truth is, I have been overweight for the most part of my life, probably since secondary school days. Yes, back in those days when there were still TAF (Trim and Fit) physical exercise sessions - or if you flip it around, it spells FAT... makes me wonder who in MOE thought of this back in those days 🙄. Anyway, fat just hung around with me since then, through army, through university, through dating, through marriage, through parenthood, until now.


Don't get me wrong, being fat didn't really bother me - fat jokes and all.


But I think there comes a point in time when I want to be healthier for my family.



And COVID happened.


Forced to stay at home for a good 2 months, I grew bored and restless. Sure, I was relishing in my new role as Canteen Uncle and preparing recess food and lunch for my kids but I was looking for something else to occupy my time with.


Then the wifey started exercising.


She played fitness exercise videos on TV and followed the trainers. For the first week or so, she was exercising alone. Me? I just sat on the sofa and surfed on my phone. 😅 Then one day, I decided, "Ah what the heck... let me just join in and give it a go."


And that was how it all started.


Thanks to COVID... and my wife of course.


So to all wives who are reading this, let me just say it is no use nagging your man to start exercising and losing some weight. YOU have to set a good example and do it yourself first, or begin exercising with him. You're welcome.


So that fateful day kick-started my journey to weight loss. Every morning, together with the wifey, we followed workout videos on YouTube for a good 45 to 60 minutes. We started with simple cardio and core exercises in April and subsequently, we have been doing cardio kickboxing workouts. And we are still doing it now consistently.



In fact, we have grown so used to sweating it out on a daily basis that if for some reason, we can't workout in the morning, we will make it up with a session in the evening.


In addition to exercising, these are what I did during the past 6 months:


- For meals, I try to avoid carbs for at least 2 meals a day. This isn't set in stone but if I do eat carbs, I only finish half the portion now. Rewind one year ago and you will see me finishing all of my food AND finishing the leftovers from my kids too. LOL.


- I eat a serving of fruits every morning after each workout, mainly low sugar fruits like jambu and guava. They contain a lot of fibre too, so that keeps me full for a longer period. 


- Pre-COVID, I have breakfast at hawker centres because I drop my wife off at work after sending the kids to school, so we usually have breakfast together. With COVID and WFH, that has stopped so my breakfasts for the past 6 months usually consist of rolled oats, muesli... and sometimes bread - but only if the wifey bakes them at home. For muesli, I go for those with low sugar content and avoid those with dried fruits.


- I also started jogging in August but I only jog about once or at most twice a week, and I cover about 4km to 5km each time.


- Ever since Circuit Breaker ended, I embarked on a weekly visit to a nature park in Singapore together with the whole family (no matter how unwilling the kids may be 🤣). We have visited numerous parks and even off-the-beaten-track places so far, and you can see our weekly adventures on my Facebook and Instagram accounts. So this also forms part of my exercise regime because I belive trekking in nature weekly helps not only in increasing activity but also invigorates the mind at the same time.


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Eldest son's exams done and dusted, still two more monkies to go. But since their exams are still more than a week away, it's the perfect excuse to resume our weekly date with Nature! Because trudging along uneven trails and skipping over muddy puddles are exactly the kind of memories I want to create with my kids. 😁 . We visited the South Loop of Chestnut Nature Park last month so it's time to complete the North Loop. The North hiking trail is 3.5km long and actually consists of 2 trails. The longer one (orange in map at the park) leads you to the Chestnut Observation Tower and beyond, lies Zhenghua Nature Park. If you don't want to venture so far, you can turn back after reaching the tower and walk back the same path back to the carpark. . Which was what we did, because there lies another trail, a Nature Trail (red in map) which brought us to the central rustic part of the park, with a stream flowing through it! Water definitely looks inviting but our growling tummies won the day. 😜 . After hiking through both North and South Loops, I say Chestnut Nature Park is certainly a gem. The trails are not your usual tarmac surface but rather, they are rustic muddy pathways with varying terrains and lots of plants, insects and animals to spot... if you look hard enough. 😉

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Frankly, if you had told me about all these 5 years ago, I would have laughed my head off. It's amazing what a little discipline can do.


So there you go, it took me 6 months to go from a bloated whale to this.



And in the process, I lost 20kg. I didn't actually think I lost that much weight - you know how the whole self-perception thing is always skewed - but when I placed earlier photos of myself beside current ones... Ok, I can see the change. 😅


A lot of my readers had since messaged me to ask me on my daily routine as well as the workout videos that I follow. So I thought why not do a blog post too so that I can embed the videos here as well.


First and foremost though, let me stress that I'm NOT a trainer, I'm NOT an athlete, and neither am I a fitness blogger. And I sure do not have any koyok to sell.


I'm just a regular guy with a (huge) Dad bod, decided one day to do something about it and just went about doing it. So what had worked for me might not exactly work for you in the same manner.


But I can guarantee one thing though - if you can do it CONSISTENTLY, then you will succeed too.


(Boy, I sound like a life coach now)


But it's true: if I can do it, you can do too.



Some of you might say that it is tough to get started, or can't sustain exercising, or too tired, or no time, I can tell you those are just excuses. And I know... because I told myself the exact same things pre-COVID.

But guess what, you can start by just wanting to exercise. It doesn't have to be a long session; just commit to putting in a good 15 to 20 minutes daily is good enough. And NEWSFLASH, scrolling through your FB or IG feed takes about the same time too. 😂


All you have to get your ass off the floor and get into a routine. 


All you have to do is START.



So... can exercise or not? 😜


Jiayou! 😊


EXCERCISE VIDEOS THAT I WORK OUT TO:


The wifey started out with Coffee Lam, who is a qualified Yoga instructor based in Hong Kong.



I have to say her videos are pretty good. If you follow her core exercises videos, I can almost guarantee you will feel sore muscles the next day. If you are looking to indulge in some intense burn in the muscles, do check out her other videos!

Then, we started to follow Emi Wong's videos after a month. Also based in Hong Kong, I would say her exercises are a little simpler and not as strenuous. So if you are thinking of starting somewhere, her videos will be good. And because I do not want to think what exercise should I do every day, we started on her 4-week Transform Challenge where there is a set of exercises that we had to do every day for 28 days.


For close to one month, we worked our various parts of the body, from arms and upper body to the back to abs to the legs. And there's a one day rest after 6 days of workouts too. 😁

If you like a trainer who keeps quiet most of the time, then you may check out Pamela Reif, who is based in Germany. Her workouts are GOOD! Pretty intense and very effective. I love her Intense playlist because it really targets the specifc area and the workouts are kept short and sweet. But even though the videos are short, the burn is real because she never takes breaks in between each excercise.


Or if you love to include more fun in your workouts and dance at the same time, check out Maddie Lymburner, or more popularly known as MadFit, who is from Canada. Her claim to fame is her workout videos created to specific songs from popular artistes like Billie Elish, BTS and BlackPink. One of the videos we loved are the TikTok dance ones... because we even got Ale to work out together with us!


By June, we decided to look for something different and found PopSugar Fitness. They have an extensive selection of fitness videos, catering to different people of varying fitness levels. If you are short on time, just follow a different 30-min workout video from its 30-minute workouts playlist.


The above video was the first video from PopSugar Fitness that we worked out to, and it is perspriation-inducing!

My personal fave is the video below. Very intense and the day after I first did it, my abs and arms were aching like mad! But I have since worked out to this video five times already. 😆


Now, the wifey and I are into cardio kickboxing because not only does it get the heart rate up, the exercise routines don't feel monotonous. We are both fans of Christa DiPaolo's kickboxing workouts because they are relatively easy to follow and boy, they can get intense too!


Along the way, we also interspersed the kickboxing workouts with resistance band trainings too (Decathlon sells them pretty cheap) and we followed HASfit's videos.

 


GOT ONLY 5 MINUTES TO SPARE, YOU SAY? 

Then no excuse, just follow this 5-min pre-fight warm-up video:


Nothing too intense but you can get your heart beat up in that 5 minutes and that can make you feel more energetic for the rest of the day!

I hope to have provided you with enough motivation to get started. Oh, and here's a final workout video that I do sometimes - the wifey doesn't like it because it is very siong!!! LOL. The first time I did it, I was panting like mad after 5 minutes. 🤣😂🤣 But I find it very fun so I am sharing it here as well.


Tell me which workout video is your fave, ok?




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Oct 12, 2020

All You Need to Know about walking or cycling with Dinosaurs at Changi Jurassic Mile

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I first wrote about Changi Jurassic Mile in July and at that time, although most of the dinosuars were up, it was still a work-in-progress. So shortly after my article was posted, the place was barricaded... until yesterday when it officially opened!



Located beside Changi Airport Terminal 4's Carpark 4A, it is part of the new Changi Airport Connector, which in turn is part of the larger Changi Coastal Park Connector Extension, and serves to connect Changi Airport to East Coast Park via a pathway where the public can walk, scoot or cycle to and fro. You can read more about Changi Jurassic Mile in my previous post HERE.


I paid another visit when it officially opened and found that in addition to the newly added dinosaur information panels, there are TWO new dinosaur species that joined the family making it a total of 9 different types of dinosurs! Also, there are two different baby dinosaurs so do keep a lookout for them (actually the details are below 😁)!

If you are driving, the most convenient way to start your visit is to park at Carpark 4A at Changi Airport Terminal 4. From there, you will be able to see the Changi Jurassic Mile starting point.


Keep a lookout for the signs, which will give you an indication of the landmarks and their corresponding distance from the carpark.


Changi Jurassic Mile itself is not that long; it's 1km so it is definitely do-able for young kids as well. As the entire stretch is a SHARED pathway, bicycles, skate scooters, blades, and legs are all welcome. Just remember to always keep to the left and do not stop abruptly in your eagerness to snap a few photos.


And this is the first thing you will see as you step into the dinosaur enclosure.


There is also a layout of all the dinosaurs scattered along the linear park connector. But I reckon you wouldn't be needing it if your child is a dino fanatic!


I liked how the dinosaurs are divided into the various groupings of Herbivores, Predatory, Flying and even Defensive dinosaurs.

So here are the dinosaurs that come into view as you stroll down the pathway:

TRICERATOPS


During my first visit, only one of the dinosuars came with information panels. Now, all of the dinosaurs come with accompanying information panels, including interesting nuggets of information that relate to the aviation industry. I thought that was a very neat idea!



ANKYLOSAURUS


VELOCIRAPTOR


T-REX EGGS


TYRANNOSAURUS REX


Oh, and keep your eyes peeled for this baby T-Rex too! 


BRACHIOSAURUS


BABY PTERODACTYLS


STEGOSAURUS


PARASAUROLOPHUS


APATOSAURUS



PTERODACTYL


The Pterodactyl marks the end of the Changi Jurassic Mile - if you are walking from T4. Or if you are heading from East Coast Park, this is the starting point.




In case you need a map to orientate if you are coming from East Coast Park.


IMPORTANT POINT TO NOTE:


For visits on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, visitors must make a booking before being allowed to enter from 9am to midnight due to safe distancing requirements.

Booking for entry to Changi Jurassic Mile can be done at this website.


Also newly opened beside Terminal 2 is HUB & SPOKE which houses both a rental bicycle shop and a cafe.


Visitors who want to cycle from Changi Airport towards East Coast Park and enjoy the sights along the way can rent bicycles from GoCycling at HUB & SPOKE and return them at any of the seven other GoCycling outlets across Singapore. Rates start from $6 per hour for kid bicycles and $8 per hour for adult bicycle.

Feeling hungry? HUB & SPOKE Café serves up local and western dishes in a colonial-themed setting, with the option of outdoor alfresco dining where diners can enjoy their meal under a canopy.



Useful Information

Changi Jurassic Mile
Address: Starting Point beside Carpark 4A at Changi Airport Terminal 4
*Park at Carpark 4A, Level 1. The starting point is located just opposite the entrance of the carpark (photo below).
Open daily
- Entry without restrictions on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
For visits on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, visitors must make a booking before being allowed to enter from 9am to midnight due to safe distancing requirements. Booking for entry to Jurassic Mile can be done at this website.

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Oct 9, 2020

15 Activities for 9-11 Oct Children's Day Weekend 2020 Singapore

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Children's Day in Singapore usually falls on the first Friday in October but this year, it is pushed back by one week due to the COVID-19 situation to allow for the PSLE to be completed.


And even though the number of activities this Children's Day weekend seems to be considerably lesser compared to previous years, the activities still pack plenty of fun - ranging from on-site activities to virtual events to even special promotions and discounts for the kiddos!



So make most of the chance to bring them out this 9th to 11th October 2020 weekend and if you are fretting over how to occupy them, I have done the homework for you.


Octoburst! 2020

5 - 18 Oct 2020; Various programmes & timings

FREE

(Virtual)



Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival is bursting through Esplanade’s spikey domes to reach all kids at home with a series of free-to-access digital programmes from 5 to 18 Oct 2020. This year, the festival moves beyond the physical confines to reach children of all ages and needs; be it at home, in school or with friends in student care centres in Singapore. For a full detailed listing of all activities, visit HERE.


STEAM Festival for Young Learners 2020

8 - 11 Oct 2020

Various Programmes & Timings

Science Centre Singapore (On-site & Virtual)

FREE & Ticketed events



The 2nd annual STEAM Festival promises a great line-up of fun-filled activities that will ignite your child's creativity while encouraging parent-child bonding! This Children’s Day, join us virtually from home or at KidsSTOP™ as we dream up the craziest ideas and explore endless possibilities! To our future movers and shakers - the sky is the limit!



Visit HERE for more details.


Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Kids Virtual Race

9 - 11 Oct 2020

FREE Registration



To celebrate this year’s Children’s Day, Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) has introduced the first ever Kids (& Parents!) Virtual Race event! This event will be happening over the weekend from 9 – 11 October and hopes to be a fun-filled weekend bonding activity for families. Participants can look forward to a fully virtual event where they can race alongside their children in two different categories, 1.5km or 3km.


The event will be hosted on the SCSM Virtual Club (VC) platform, which is an all-in-one engaging and rewarding platform that includes weekly races and challenges, an online store with redeemable rewards, training and nutritional resources, and performance tracking. The event will be available for registration via the SCSM VC platform.


 Reading @ Cyber-Garden

10 Oct 2020; 10am

(Virtual)



Reading @ Cyber-Garden is an online event that aims to instill the love of reading among families while inspiring them to read together, learn together and make fond memories together. Reading @ Cyber-Garden will be hosted by Abang J and graced by Minister of State, Associate Professor Dr Muhd Faishal Ibrahim. Join in on Saturday, 10 October @ 10am on MENDAKI’s Facebook or YouTube @mendakisg and stand a chance to win exclusive prizes just by tuning in!


#SmartNationTogether Programmes

(Virtual)



Fun with Tech

10 Oct 2020 | 10.30am - 12pm


Tech Upsized

11 Oct 2020 | 11am - 12pm


Fun with Tech

11 Oct 2020 | 4pm - 5pm


Sign up HERE.


Mid-Autumn Festival @ Shiseido Forest Valley

Now til 11 Oct 2020

Shiseido Forest Valley, Jewel Changi Airport

FREE



Head down to Jewel this mid-Autumn Festival to experience the festive displays at the Shiseido Forest Valley! With the multi-coloured lanterns and huge installations that depict the traditional festival motifs and characters decorating the area, you can soak in the atmosphere and  snap amazing photos to share with family and friends!


Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 (Digital Edition)

Now til 11 Oct 2020

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

(Virtual)



Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival and learn about Chinese traditions and customs from the comfort of your own home with the inaugural digital edition of the well-loved Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations by the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall!


Held online via the memorial hall’s Facebook page, Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival aims to bring heritage to closer to home through an exciting line-up of family-friendly digital initiatives such as cooking classes, storytelling sessions, interactive craft demonstrations and more. Besides the digital offerings, visitors to the memorial hall can look forward to its thematic lantern installation, “Rolling in Abundance”, which promises to make for great photo-moments under the stars. For more details on programmes, visit HERE.


SMU Arts Festival 2020 Online

Now til 30 Oct 2020

(Virtual)



Conceived during the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the midst of our nation’s Circuit Breaker, A-PART is a creative response to our shared experiences told through 8 original productions, to uplift the morale of a global stay-home audience. Choose from a variety of performances ranging from music, dance, theatre, visual arts and literary arts - all viewed together with the family from the comfort of your home! Visit HERE for more information and links.


Singapore Zoo, River Safari & Jurong Bird Park:

Kids Enter FREE!

Now til 31 Oct 2020



Have a fun-filled day with your kids and rediscover more about wildlife at the parks! In celebration of Children’s Day, kids enter free* for the month of October! Visit HERE for tickets.

*Applicable for local residents only. Free admission for one child (Ages 3 – 12 years old) with each full paying adult admission. Terms and conditions apply. 


Children's Day Promo @ Changi Experience Studio

Now til 31 Oct 2020



Celebrate Children’s Day for the whole month of October at Changi Experience Studio! Enjoy 50% off tickets for your children (up to 2 kids), with every paying adult. For mroe information and tickets, visit HERE.


Halloween Fun For Everyone

Now til 1 Nov 2020

Universal Studios Singapore

Admission charges apply



This October, come on down to Universal Studios Singapore and have spooktastic Halloween fun for the family. Put on your favourite costume and enjoy trick-or-treating around the park. Meet Illumination’s Minion Monsters as they make their return at Minion Monsters Tricky Treats. Next, embark on the Trail of Treats to collect candies, gummies and chocolates from Candy Ambassadors, and pull out your phones for selfies with your favourite characters dressed in their Halloween best. Visit HERE for more information.


Deep BOO Sea!

Now til 3 Nov 2020

S.E.A. Aquarium

Admission charges apply



Experience the chills of an underwater Halloween! Prepare to be spooked and awed as you take your Halloween celebrations into the depths of the sea! From the menacing face of the wolf-eel to the fang-like teeth of the vampire fish. Come face-to-face with some of Nature’s scariest-looking marine animals and discover what makes each of them amazing and unique. 


There’ll also be trick-or-treating fun for the kids in the aquarium, plus an exciting treasure hunt for lost pearls hidden within our underwater exhibits – so keep your eyes open to take home a mystery gift! What’s more, come in a Halloween costume and you could win our best-dressed contest to take home monster prizes. Visit HERE for more information.


Pocket Gardens Surprise

Now til 8 Nov 2020; 9am - 9pm daily

Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Admission charges apply



Pocket Gardens Surprise is a series of changing mini garden displays that pop up at various nooks around Flower Dome. Be delighted with a new display every fortnight. This October, It's Always Teatime here, so catch a break and seek inspiration for your home garden while you indulge in an afternoon cup, be drawn into a dreamy canopy of trailing flowering and foliage plants with our Hanging Garden, take respite amidst the luscious shades of green of An Urban Oasis. or even dive into the world of the versatile epiphytic plants with our Plant Library.


Edible Garden (Flower Field): Ongoing

It's Always Teatime (Flower Dome entrance): 14 Sep - 11 Oct 2020

Hanging Garden (Mediterranean Garden): 28 Sep - 25 Oct 2020

An Urban Oasis (The Baobabs): 5 Oct - 1 Nov 2020

Plant Library (South American Garden): 12 Oct - 8 Nov 2020


Scribble Town

Now til 31 Jan 2021

Tuesday – Sunday (closed on Monday) | 10am – 5pm (last admission at 4.30pm)

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Free admission for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents



What counts as bullying? Can seemingly innocuous words and actions be hurtful to the people around us? What can we do when we witness bullying, and how can we all contribute to a bully-free culture? To answer these questions and raise awareness on this issue, the National Heritage Board (NHB) has collaborated with Singapore Children’s Society to present Scribble Town, an interactive exhibition for children aged between 9 and 12 that invites visitors to embark on a quest alongside characters Sam, Dan and Lydia, to save the fictional world of Scribble Town and bring colour back into their world.


On display at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) from now till 31 January 2021, the exhibition features comic artwork across three different stations – The Flying Mariner, Darkwoods Forest, and Bleak Mountain – and 80 comic frames. Visitors will follow the three characters on their journey as they attempt to fix the Colourwheel to save Scribble Town. Through the adventure, visitors will get to observe the interactions between Sam, Dan and Lydia – the ways in which they speak, act and respond to one another – in order to gain a better understanding of the different types of bullying, how and why bullying occurs, and the corresponding impact on the involved parties.


Planet or Plastic?

Now til 28 Mar 2021

ArtScience Museum

Admission charges apply




Learn about the global plastic pollution crisis through more than 70 powerful photographs and videos in an exhibition by National Geographic. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, plastic waste is everywhere. Planet or Plastic?, ArtScience Museum’s first exhibition to launch since re-opening after Singapore’s circuit-breaker, shines a spotlight on the fragility of the natural environment as a result of the global plastic waste crisis. The exhibition endeavours to raise awareness of society’s dependence on plastic by visually depicting the crisis and highlighting the innovative individuals and communities who are working on solutions to this urgent problem. For more information and tickets, visit HERE.


FREE Sentosa Fun Pass (20 Tokens) for everyone

Now til 31 Mar 2020



Receive a free Senotsa Fun Pass worth 20 tokens just by signing up at ndp2020.sentosa.com.sg. The tokens can be used at certain attractions including Nestopia, S.E.A. Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Museum, Trick Eye Museum, Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, AJ Hackett, Segway Fun Rides, Headrock VR rides, Singapore Cable Car : Sky Pass Round Trip and Mega Adventure Park.

- Redemption must be made by a member of the household with proof of residency. Please bring along the original form of identification and confirmation email for verification.
- Per registered household is entitled to only a 1-time redemption of 2 Sentosa Fun Passes loaded with 10 Tokens each.
- Free Sentosa Fun Pass (20 Tokens ) will be issued in 2 Sentosa Fun Passes each loaded with 10 Tokens.
- The tokens in the Free Sentosa Fun Pass cannot be combined into 1 Sentosa Fun Pass.
- Registration for Free Sentosa Fun Pass can only be done via NDP2020.sentosa.com.sg from now till 31 March 2021.
- Redemption of Free Sentosa Fun Pass must be made by 31 March 2021, while stocks last.
- Redemption of Free Sentosa Fun Pass can be made at any Sentosa Ticketing Counter.
- This redemption is only valid for locals and residents in Singapore.
- Free Sentosa Fun Passes are valid for 2 consecutive days and time stipulated, or until closure of attractions, whichever is earlier.


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