Jan 31, 2019

33 Activities to keep the Kids occupied for 15 Days of Chinese New Year (CNY) 2019!

The Chinese New Year period is a time for house-to-house visiting, angpow-collecting (for the kids!) and feasting. But in between those house visits and eating, there are other fun ways to usher in the CNY in Singapore with the kids too.

There are loads of activities to ring in the festivities - some of them actually begin this weekend! - over the CNY period, PLUS additional activities to last through the entire FIFTEEN days of the new year!

So get the kiddos decked out in their new clothes and join in the CNY fun.. because with this list, there is absolutely NO reason to be lazy in this Year of the Pig!

Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2019
Now until 6 Mar 2019

Usher in the Year of the Pig by thronging the streets of Chinatown, taking in the sights and sounds of the month-long street light-up. Be enthralled by the creativity of the street light-up design, and drop by the street bazaar for a wide range of Chinese New Year goodies!

Street Light-Up
Now until 6 Mar 2019 | 7pm – 6am (4 & 5 February 2019); 7pm – 2am (Friday & Saturday); 7pm – 12mn (Sunday – Thursday) | Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road and Garden Bridge

Festive Street Bazaar
Now until 4 Feb 2019 | 6pm – 10.30pm (Daily); 6.00pm – 1.00am (Chinese New Year’s Eve) | Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Streetand Trengganu Street

Nightly Stage Shows
Now until 4 Feb 2019 | 8pm - 10.30pm | Kreta Ayer Square

Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown Party
4 Feb 2019 | 9.30pm – 12.30am | New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

Chingay 2019 @ Heartlands
17 Feb 2019 | 6pm - 10om | New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

The Chingay parade, the annual largest street performance and float parade in Asia, will make an appearance in Chinatown this year to bring the celebrations to a great height but also marking the end of the Chinese New Year Celebrations. Join us with your family and friends for a vibrant night that include special performances by local and overseas performers and not forgetting the 10 over beautifully decorated and lighted floats.

Chinese New Year Celebrations at USS
Now until 19 Feb 2019
10am - 7pm | 10am - 10pm on certain days
Universal Studios Singapore

Usher in Chinese New Year with the mystical dragon dance through an exciting park-wide trail and join your favourite characters dressed in their New Year best! Ring in some good fortune with friends from Sesame Street as they celebrate with a Monster Lo Hei. Plus, enjoy thrilling rides and attractions! For more information, visit HERE.

Dive into a Sea of Abundance
Now until 19 Feb 2019; 10am - 7pm
S.E.A. Aquarium

Fish for prosperity at the S.E.A. Aquarium, where an auspicious underwater dragon dance and a lineup of fun, fortune-filled activities await you. So come join us for a joyous start to the Chinese New Year! For more information, visit HERE.

Sentosa Celebrates Lunar New Year
Now until 19 Feb 2019

25 Jan – 19 Feb 2019 | 11am – 8pm | Merlion Plaza

Prosperity Drums
25 Jan – 19 Feb 2019 | 11am – 8pm | Merlion Plaza

CNY Mascot Walkabout
5-6 Feb 2019 | 11am, 12pm, 2.30pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm & 8pm (30 mins) | Merlion Plaza

Stage Performances
5-6 Feb 2019 | 5pm & 7pm (30 mins) | Merlion Plaza

CNY Mascot Walkabout (Stiltwalkers)
5-6 Feb 2019 | 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm (30 mins) | Beach Plaza

Lion Dance
5-6 Feb 2019 | 4.30pm & 6.30pm (30 mins) | Beach Plaza

LED Dragon Dance
5-6 Feb 2019 | 8.10pm & 9.10pm (30 mins) | Beach Plaza

Dahlia Dreams Floral Display
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Now until 24 Feb 2019; 9am - 9pm
Admission Charges apply

Stroll through a Chinese garden blooming with colourful dahlias as the popular "Dahlia Dreams" floral display at Gardens by the Bay returns once again to usher in a brand new year.

Amidst a scenic landscape dotted with elegant pavilions, rotating water wheels, and a majestic 35-metre-long archway of red lanterns, take time to admire the spectacular dahlias – some with blooms as large as one's face – along with other festive and auspicious plants like narcissus, cymbidium and chrysanthemum. Keep your eyes peeled for the exquisite "Thousand Blooms" chrysanthemum arrangements, which have been painstakingly cultivated over a period of at least one year to present the magnificent display of 500 to 1,500 flowers blooming from a single plant.

To celebrate the Year of the Pig, delightful sculptures of the animal can also be spotted in Gardens by the Bay's first floral display of 2019.

Pinkfong & Baby Shark Meet & Greet
1 - 3 Feb 2019

Approach the staff at Level 1 Stage Atrium (in front of Burger King) from 1 - 3 Feb for a photo-taking pass. Limited pieces only.

TOYBOX Powered by Hasbro
1 - 17 Feb 2019 (Closed on 11 Feb)
10am - 10pm
Palawan Green, Sentosa
FREE Admission

Have fun on a whole new scale at Hasbro's first ever multi-brand live carnival in Asia - TOYBOX Powered by Hasbro.

The event promises to bring everyone’s favourite childhood toys to life including Transformers, My Little Pony, NERF, Monopoly, Cluedo, Baby Alive, and Play-Doh, as well as activities, live mascots, food, beverages, and merchandise stalls spread across the 4,800 square metre playground. Play credits for Games, activities, food, and beverages are available for purchase.

For more information, visit HERE.

Spring Surprise @ Gardens by the Bay
2 - 10 Feb 2019
Various Timings
Gardens by the Bay

Leap right into a prosperous year and celebrate spring with exciting festive performances and activities! Don't miss "Carps Leaping Over The Dragon's Gate", a magnificent LED performance of an auspicious Chinese myth! Catch exciting lion dances - Traditional Lion Dance and Lion Dance on Poles, and two Chinese Orchestra performances by top notch musicians from the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and Ding Yi Music Company. For more details on timings and activities, visit HERE.

Straits Family Sunday: Live Long and Prosper
3 Feb 2019; 1pm - 5pm
Peranakan Museum
FREE Admission

Usher in the Chinese Year of the Pig with cooking demonstrations of traditional Peranakan dishes to give you a taste of the upcoming celebrations. Join in character tours in the galleries to prep for the tok panjang, a long table set for family reunions, and design your own plate inspired by the porcelain on display. Dress up to take a photo with your family in the photo corner, and don't forget to wish your elders "panjang panjang umor" (live long and prosper)!

River Hongbao 2019
3 - 10 Feb 2019; 2pm - 11pm daily (Extended till 1am on CNY Eve)
The Float @ Marina Bay
FREE Admission

If you love fireworks, you’ll definitely not want to miss out on this year’s Fireworks Spectacular, where we bring in award-winning fireworks artists from across the globe to light up our night sky in FOUR very distinct and jaw-dropping ways! Watch as they create the ultimate fireworks experience for you with the perfect blend of pyrotechnic art, colours, lights and sounds. The fireworks schedule is as follow:

These breath-taking larger-than-life lanterns depicting familiar Chinese mythological figures not only offer the perfect photo opportunity for you and your family, they also tell intriguing stories about Chinese cultural legends and myths.

“A Harbour and Home: The Singapore River Through Time” takes you through a historical ride into our past, exploring the factors that led Singapore to its pinnacle success today. Take a close and personal look into the way of life of our forefathers and how they contributed to Singapore's rise as a global trading port in the early days. Embark on this eye-opening journey with us in a replica of a junkboat, an important icon for trade that decorated the shores of Singapore in the 1900's.

Hop on to over 20 thrilling rides and games  for a night of fun and entertainment. Say yes to guilty pleasures just for now and indulge in more than 40 different selections of comfort food that is bound to satisfy the glutton in you!

Say Oink at Singapore's Wildlife Parks to ring in the Lunar New Year
5 - 19 Feb 2019
Admission charges apply

Discover the wildest version of the Three Little Pigs and the “Big Bad” Wolf at the Story Walk! Celebrate Chinese New Year with adorable Mini Pigs, Babirusa and Warthog at Singapore Zoo. Don’t forget to meet their friends: Collared Peccary (River Safari), Red River Hog (Night Safari), and Cape Barren Goose "Pig Goose" (Jurong Bird Park). Bring your whole family for fun-filled festive activities! It’s the most aus-pig-cious way to start the Year of the Pig.

For a detailed listing of all activities happening at Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park, visit HERE.

Istana Open House
6 Feb 2019; 8.30am - 6pm
Istana (Entrance to the Istana grounds is via the main gate at Orchard Road)
FREE for Singaporeans and Singapore permanent residents. 
Other visitors are required to pay an entrance fee of $2 per person.

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.

Chinese New Year Open House 2019
6 Feb 2019; 10am - 7pm
Singapore Philatelic Museum
FREE Admission

Fun Quiz
10.00am - 5.00pm 
Look for answers to the Fun Quiz and win cool museum souvenirs!

Boar Corner Bookmark
10.00am - 2.00pm
Celebrate the Year of the Boar by creating a special corner bookmark. Donations apply.

Museum Guided Tour
11.30am - 12.15pm
Discover interesting facts about stamps and how they record history, significant events, heritage and cultures of countries.

Guzheng Musical Performance
2.30pm - 3.00pm
Enjoy Chinese musical tunes on the guzheng performed by Mr Mohamed Faizal.

Chinese Lion & Dragon Dance Performance
3.30pm - 4.00pm
Usher in the new year with the Chinese lion and dragon dance by Juboon Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe.    

The LEGO Movie 2 Event
8 - 24 Feb 2019; 10am - 10pm
VivoCity Atrium, L1

- Experience the largest ever LEGO event in Singapore 😲 
- LEGO wonderland for kids and adults alike
- Explore multiple LEGO Movie 2 universes like DUPLO Planet, Systar System, Land of Apocalypseburg and Alien Jungle
- Take part in workshops hosted by LEGO Certified professional Nicholas Foo 
- Check out special displays of LEGO sets created by Adult fans of LEGO 
- Take pics with your favorite characters in mascot appearances (9-10 Feb and 16-17 Feb only)
- Interactive games for all!

- Film your very own awesome movie with the LEGO Movie Maker!
- Choose your own Apocalypseburg or Systar System background, plan your scenes with the LEGO Movie 2 characters, and prepare actions props like Emmet’s Escape Buggy and Rex’s Rexplorer! 
- Then place your smartphone on the camera stand and create your own brilliant version of The LEGO Movie 2!

- A ton of photo ops await 📸📸📸
- Paint your imagination with LEGO bricks at the Graffiti Wall
- Get to know the special characters from The LEGO Movie 2 with life-sized character standees! 
- Meet and Greet Emmet and Lucy! Mascot appearances by your favorite LEGO Movie 2 characters are on 9th and 10th February, as well as 16th and 17th February.  

Lunar New Year Celebrations at NMS
9 Feb 2019; 10am - 7pm
National Museum Singapore
FREE Admission

Celebrate Lunar New Year with your friends and family at the National Museum! Enjoy a lion dance performance, or learn more about traditional Chinese puppet theatre and watch a live demonstration in the special edition of A Lighter Side of History. You can also create a special festive keepsake at the drop-in craft stations, and enjoy a live music performance of Lunar New Year tunes. For more details, visit HERE.

Dance Appreciation Series 2019 
9 Feb 2019; 4pm
Esplanade Concert Hall

An exciting and educational ballet series created just for children! As a lead-up to Singapore Dance Theatre’s 2019 opening production of Don Quixote, we have condensed this classic ballet into an hour-long special for young audiences! Don’t miss this dazzling, humorous and virtuosic ballet that sets out on a series of chivalrous acts and comical twists! Don Quixote is a glittering showstopper that tells a story of love, betrayal, and eternal devotion.

Told through narration and dance excerpts, Introduction to Don Quixote is a ballet for the young ones. Join us and learn more about the enthralling world of dance and ballet. There will also be a meet-and greet-session with the cast after the performance, so come dressed in your favourite costumes! For tickets, visit HERE.

Evening Chorus at Kranji Marshes
9 Feb 2019; 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Kranji Marshes
FREE but registration is compulsory

The walk will introduce participants to this unique nature area and the species which are living in its marsh, woodland and grass habitats. Participants will be guided through the ecologically sensitive core conservation area which is not usually opened to the public. The approximately 3 km guided walk will take visitors on a two-hour journey.

Limited to 20 participants. Registration is compulsory and visitors who turn up without registration will be turned away. To register, visit HERE.

Weekends in the Park: Lifestyle Market & Workshops 
9 & 10 Feb 2019; 11am - 8pm
East Coast Park, Parkland Green

Learn how to repurpose everyday items through upcycling workshops conducted by Terra Village. Artisans will also be showcasing their creative crafts and wares at the Sustainable Lifestyle Market. Plus, don’t miss exclusive promotions and a host of free activities! Grab some free chalk from the business outlets at Parkland Green, unleash your creativity and doodle on the floor.

SCDF Showcase and Vehicular Display
12 - 15, 18 - 22 Feb 2019; 10am - 6pm
Singapore Discovery Centre
Free admission for all Singaporeans and PRs

Learn the roles and capabilities of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and experience them upclose through a special showcase with an exclusive vehicular display and activity stations that highlight the importance of community resilience. Visitors will learn valuable skills such as the ‘Triangle of Life’ (TOL) and ‘Improvised First Aid Skills’ (IFAS) that will aid them during times of crisis. The SCDF rescue dogs will also be in action on selected dates.

Chingay 2019 - Dreams Funtastia
(Bicentennial Edition)
15 & 16 Feb 2019; 8pm - 9.30pm
F1 Pit Building
15 Feb: $28.50, $40 & $50 |16 Feb: $28.50, $50 & $60
*20% discount for PAssion Card holders

Into its 47th edition, Chingay 2019 returns to the F1 Pit Building on 15 and 16 February 2019 with the theme “Dreams Funtasia (Bicentennial Edition)”. Singapore’s uniquely multicultural street and floats extravaganza is back to stimulate spectators with the unlimited imagination of what Singaporeans can achieve and what Singapore can become in the future as we commemorate the Singapore Bicentennial. For tickets, visit HERE.

Chingay 2019 Highlights

First-of-its-kind 270m painting to commemorate Singapore Bicentennial
This 270m by 7m long painting that depicts the “Past, Present and Future” of Singapore will open the parade as a meaningful gift from the community to Singapore for this milestone year. 

Dream Catchers – Following your Passion
Besides the Chingay signature showcases from our multi-ethnic communities that promises to enthral audience, Chingay 2019 will feature exciting performances from a diverse representation of cultural and interest groups as we come together to celebrate our pursuit of our dreams and passion in life.

Traditional Chinese skilled acts will be challenging themselves with more electrifying performances such as acrobatic stunts by stilt walkers and freestyle lions on high poles, and a 49m LED giant flying balloon dragon that is making its debut at the parade. They will be joined by other modern skilled interest groups such as cheerleaders, unicyclists, rhythmic gymnasts and LED Kites enthusiasts, all gearing up to show off their tricks and stunts to Chingay audiences.

What’s more, get ready to be blown away as riders on different vehicles - Go-Karts, Harley Davidson bikes, Vintage cars and Vespa sidecars wow the audience with speed and style on a much bigger stage this year.

Limitless imagination of Future Singapore
Hundreds of young people are coming together to present a futuristic and dynamic FINALE that celebrates Singapore as a nation and home with our unique Singaporean identity and distinctive DNA.  They will be joined by thousands of performers from the previous performing items as we come together to pledge our support and commitment towards building Singapore for the next 200 years.  And who can forget the stunning display of pyrotechnics and fireworks to end off the night on a high?

Chingay 2019 Carnival
15 - 17 Feb 2019; 3pm - 10pm
F1 Pit Building
FREE Admission

Back for a second year with more interesting and engaging offerings, the Chingay Carnival will span over three days from 15 to 17 February 2019, 3pm – 10pm at the open space behind the Singapore Flyer. The area will be transformed into a whimsical Chingay wonderland with a variety of activities to engage everyone, young and old. Check out the different zones with family-friendly activities, INSTAGRAM-worthy artistic installations and the trendiest mouth-watering food and drinks on sale. Don’t miss the chance to get up-close and personal with our Chingay performers and floats throughout the night. There will also be limited edition Chingay merchandise on sale!

On Sunday (17 February 2019), the F1 race track will be turn into a huge adventure playground where adventurers of all ages can challenge each other to win Chingay honours with special giveaways and attractive prizes up for grabs. End the night with a movie under the stars, right on the F1 race track. Bring your family and friends down for a day of fun at the Chingay Carnival!

Child's Play - The Story of the Banyan Tree
15 - 17 Feb, 19 & 20 Feb 2019
Fri - Sun: 11am & 4pm | Tue & Wed: 2.30pm
Esplanade Annexe Studio

After two successful runs of Child’s Play at Huayi 2017 and 2018, Singapore theatre director Danny Yeo, in collaboration with 3Pumpkins, returns with Child’s Play – The Story of the Banyan Tree.

Adapted from a classic local folklore, the immersive and interactive children-only theatre production is specially created for children from ages 6 to 11. Packed with hands-on activities and creative storytelling, children will learn the importance of teamwork, responsibility and problem-solving in this unique experiential environment and participative performance without the help of parents or teachers. For tickets, visit HERE.

Huayi 2019
15 - 24 Feb 2019
Various programmes and timings
Free & Ticketed

Everyone gets an arts adventure of their choice this Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts. Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay invites you to the 17th edition of Huayi from 15 – 24 February 2019, in celebration of Chinese New Year with the community over the festive period. Complementing this diverse line-up of ticketed programmes is a spread of over 100 free performances and activities presented throughout the 10-day festival. From Chinese dance to instrumental concerts, puppetry performances to evergreen hits, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. For a list of FREE activities, visit HERE.

Gardeners' Day Out
16 Feb 2019; 9am - 3pm

Gardeners' Day Out promises an entire day of gardening and lifestyle activities for everyone. Favourite highlights include Gardeners' Market, free talks and demonstrations, free garden tour of HortPark and kids' activities like storytelling and handicrafts!

Garden Walk
Time: 10 am to 11 am
Be inspired by the unique plants displayed at the themed gardens, as a guide takes you on an enjoyable tour. To join, register at the Visitor Services Centre by 9.45 am, and gather at the Meeting Point 5 min before the tour begins.

Colour Me Beautiful
Time: 9.30 am to 11.30 am
Venue: Level 1 Marketplace
Make new stylish accessories made from handpicked garden materials!

Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2019
16 & 17 Feb 2019; 10am - 9.30pm
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
FREE Admission

Usher in the Year of the Pig at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s Lunar New Year celebrations! Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2019 presents an exciting line-up of festive offerings suitable for all ages, including auspicious Lion and Dragon dance performances, heritage tours and trails, and craft activities for the little ones. Join in for the Memorial Hall’s signature mass lohei and toss to bountiful luck and prosperity, get your zodiac predictions for the new year, challenge your friends in our Kampung Games, enjoy an evening concert of contemporary and traditional performing arts, and more. For more details, visit HERE.

Total Defence 2019 Weekend Special
16 &17 Feb 2019; 10am - 5pm
Singapore Discovery Centre
Free admission for all Singaporeans and PRs

Total Defence Colouring and Craft
10:00am to 5:00pm
Parents can bond with their children over an engaging session of colouring and hands-on craft activities, specially designed to the TD theme. Through these activities, our little ones can be educated on the importance of TD when they learn how to identify the looming threats illustrated on the colouring sheets.

Operation Secure Singapore
10:00am to 5:00pm
The objective of this activity-based station is to instil an increased awareness among the students on how the different aspects and units of our defence forces are deployed in accordance with their operational functions, and work coherently and effectively together to ensure the overall security of Singapore. This was demonstrated especially during major international events like the Trump-Kim Summit. Each component played its part in this key event, which contributed to enhancing Singapore’s credibility and reputation in assuming our role as a reliable global and regional hub. Based on the scenario of the Trump-Kim Summit, participants will be given a map of Sentosa and surrounding areas, where they will place cards with names of SAF / Home Team units onto the various parts of the map. It illustrates how the operation involved both the Tri-Services and Home Team. After the session, the role of NSmen in our conscript system would also be emphasised.

3Cs and Grenade Throwing
10:00am to 5:00pm
Visitors can get to learn the fundamentals required when serving National Service and why the activities are important for security and self-confidence. They will learn the 3Cs (Camouflage, Conceal and Cover) and participate in the grenade throwing activity to have a feel of what it’s like to be a soldier. All these would reinforce the important message of maintaining physical fitness and training prior to National Service enlistment.

Mad for SAM Party: Don't be mad, we'll be back!
16 & 17 Feb 2019
10am – 10pm (16 Feb) 10am – 7pm (17 Feb)
SAM at 8Q
FREE Admission

Head down to SAM for a weekend of fun and celebration as its buildings go bare for the SAM revamp! View iconic artworks like WALTER by Dawn Ng, Dancing Solar Flowers by Alexandre Dang and Night Watch by WOKrea. Also check out a new artwork commission titled FreeThem by graffiti artist TraseOne at SAM at 8Q.

There will be multimedia, immersive and insta-worthy activities on every level of 8Q and an animated GIF photo booth for your very own Mad for SAM souvenir. Then party into the night with DJs like Pushin’ On Crew and Middle Class Cigars. Remember to save the date and celebrate SAM’s next chapter!


How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - Now showing
The Knight Of Shadows: Between Yin And Yang - Opens 5 Feb 2019
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - Opens 7 Feb 2019
Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year - Opens 7 Feb 2019 (Exclusive at Cathay Cineplexes)

A Wizarding World Holiday at Changi
Now until Mid-Feb 2019
Changi Airport

Wizarding World fans rejoice, as all manner of magical magnificence descend upon Changi Airport this festive season! From 16 November 2018 to mid-February 2019, witches, wizards and Muggles will get the opportunity to experience the magical Wizarding World, right in the heart of Changi Airport – where spaces will be transformed into iconic locations from the film series, complete with various themed activities and exclusive Harry Potter memorabilia.

Fans of all ages will get the chance to meander through the captivating Diagon Alley-inspired setup (located near Terminal 3 Check-In Row 11) and participate in fun activities. Fans can don a robe inside the iconic shop, Madam Malkin’s Robes for all Occasions, learn how to cast spells, practice their Quidditch skills at the Quaffle Toss game and stack coins on a giant Niffler replica.

Visitors are also welcomed to take a leisurely stroll along the High Street of the enchanting Hogsmeade Village-inspired setup and take in the sights of well-known shops featuring Zonko’s Joke Shop, Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop, Owl Post Office and even catch a glimpse of the famous Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the distance. Located right at Terminal 3 Departure Hall, fans and visitors will be spellbound by daily live shows and simulated snowfall – guaranteed to get them in that festive, wintery mood as they capture wonderful holiday memories with the Hogwarts Express as the perfect backdrop!

Rainforest Lumina
Now until 19 Feb 2019
7.30pm - 12am
Singapore Zoo
Adults $22 | Child (3-12) $16
*10% discount for online purchases

Pull the vines aside and meander along the path to where a lush and luminous universe awaits you. Rainforest Lumina transforms the Zoo into a dreamy whimsical landscape against a symphony of light and sound when night falls, and consists of a easy 1km walk with various interactive light and sound installations dotting the trail. Consisting of 11 zones - of which 3 are interactive and will prove extremely popular with kids (& adults) - the trail will allow visitors to meet the Creature Crew, a group of unlikely animals heroes who will take visitors on a whimsical adventure along the paths of their enchanted world. Head HERE for my review.

i Light Singapore - Bicentennial Edition 2019
Now until 24 Feb 2019
7.30pm to 11pm daily, with an extension to 12mn on Fridays and Saturdays
Marina Bay Waterfront, Civic District, Fort Canning

i Light Singapore - Bicentennial Edition, a special edition of i Light Marina Bay in 2019, is Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival held in Marina Bay, the Civic District, Singapore River and Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning Park. The festival will kick off in conjunction with the launch of the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration, with 33 sustainable light art installations and five exciting programming hubs.

Held since 2010, i Light Singapore showcases light art installations created by artists from Singapore and around the world. These light art installations are designed with energy-saving lighting or environmentally-friendly materials to encourage festival goers and the general public to adopt sustainable habits in their everyday lives. The Festival also features a range of fringe activities for visitors to enjoy, bringing vibrancy to public spaces in our city centre. Head HERE for my review.

Light to Night Festival 2019
Now until 24 Feb 2019
Civic District

Light to Night Festival is an annual urban art event that celebrates the stunning Civic District of Singapore. It aims to make art accessible, bringing a range of creative and artistic expressions to a wide audience. Experience artworks and events inspired by histories and stories across the various indoor and outdoor festival locations! This year, the festival grounds span SEVEN zones in the Civic District! For more details, visit HERE.

Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
Now until 24 Mar 2019
4pm - 11pm
Bayfront Event Space

Brace yourself adventure-seekers because you’re in for a big treat! Returning for the second year, Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is Singapore’s biggest outdoor carnival, bringing up to 50 thrilling rides to the year-end festivities. Ring in the new year onboard four new thrilling rides this year.

Roving food trucks will be at hand to satiate hunger pangs; buskers will roll out entertainment; and visitors can learn new skills from local artisans through a curated series of art and craft workshops.

Our Next Battlefront下一道战线
Total Defence Special Exhibition
Now until 24 Mar 2019; 9am- 6pm
Free Admission for all Singaporeans and PRs

In commemoration of Total Defence Day 2019, S’pore Discovery Centre (SDC) has curated a special exhibition titled ‘Our Next Battlefront’. Key incidents over the past 200 years have reminded us that our nation’s peace is fragile and must always be protected. Fake news and cyber threats continue to be a key concern and are insidious threats to our sovereignty and survival. Be aware of our next battlefront as we play our part and become the first frontier to protect the peace in Singapore.

This special exhibition aims to heighten public awareness on how cyber threats and fake news can impact us and our survival as a nation. Lessons from the featured historical incidents of Singapore will also accentuate the efforts needed to combat the onslaught of modern day rumours, lies and propaganda initiatives in fake news.


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