From Star Wars Exhibition to Chinese New Year bustle, these activities are sure to delight you and your family. You’ll find something for everyone, whether it’s for your restless pre-schooler or grandparents!
Chinese New Year events at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Gather the family and learn more about the Chinese New Year (CNY) festival while having fun! Experience Moo Moo Park, a drive-through exhibition where you can enjoy artworks inspired by the Year of the Ox, on foot or in an electric car! While there, visit the “Singapo人” exhibition that tells you all about CNY customs, and participate in the activities there to get “talking” red packets that are animated by augmented reality technology.
The CNY events run from now till 28 March. Visit the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre website for more information.
Image source: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Chinatown Chinese New Year 2021 Celebrations
This year, enjoy the festivities and soak in the sights at the annual Chinatown street light-up from the comfort of your home. The annual Chinatown CNY festival will shift online this year, starting with the Official Light-up and Opening Ceremony that will be live-streamed on the Chinatown Festivals Facebook page. Other online activities include short films and giveaways on the Chinatown Festivals’ website and social media pages.
Find out more about the Chinese New Year programmes available till 12 March on the Chinatown Festivals website or Facebook page.
Image source: Singapore Chinatown Festivals
Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2021
Usher in the Year of the Ox and get into the mood for Chinese New Year at the Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2021. Start your visit with a photo memory with the Double Prosperity ‘Foo Dou’ Guardian Lions installation. Then keep the young ones busy with activities like the Children’s Lion Dance and Festive Chinese Drums workshops and craft sessions. Finally, round up your visit by exploring the neighbourhood through the Balestier heritage walking trail.
The Wan Qing Festival of Spring runs from 5-28 February. For more information, visit the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall website or Facebook page.
Image source: Wan Qing Yuan – Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Star Wars Identities Exhibition
The Force is strong at this exhibition with over 200 original items from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art archive. This includes original movie props, costumes, models, and artwork from the original Star Wars trilogy, the prequels, the animated series Star Wars. The fans in your family can create unique Star Wars characters, learn more about the creative process of movie-making, or follow iconic characters to see the personal choices that shaped their identities.
Book your tickets for the exhibition, which runs from 30 January to 13 June at the Singapore ArtScience Museum.
Image source: Marina Bay Sands
Super Nintendo World Virtual Tour
Tour the new Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan the theme park in Osaka without having to hop on a plane! Go on a virtual walk-through of the world’s first Nintendo-themed amusement park zone. Immerse yourself in a video game and race on Mario Karts, chill with Super Mario, visit Bowser’s Castle or hang out at Kinopio’s Café.
Find out more about the Super Nintendo World virtual tour here.
Image source: Universal Studios Japan