Between the array of fun events to check out and an immersive week-long art festival, you and the family will have loads of opportunities to bond and let your hair down.

1. Otah & Friends

Challenge you and the kids to an exciting game of hide-and-seek in Singapore’s first otter-themed escapade! In Otah’s whimsical home, you will find cute surprises and clues that lead you to the elusive (and adorably depicted) mammal’s hiding place. Upon succeeding in your mission, you will be rewarded with lemonade and cookies in his backyard!

Otah & Friends runs from now until 26 February at Gardens at the Bay (Bayfront Plaza) and is open from 9am to 9pm daily. Book your tickets here.

Image source: Otah and Friends Facebook page

2. Diver(sea)ty

Crafters rejoice! The vibrant marine world comes to life in the form of crochet creations by Indonesian artist Mulyana. In Diver(sea)ty, Mogus the octopus rallies the underwater community to work towards harmony and mutual respect – an incidental call for greater unity among people.

The exhibition runs from now till 2 May at Esplanade Concourse. Click here for more information.

Image source: Esplanade

3. Singapore Art Week (SAW) 2021

Budding artists in the family will enjoy SAW, now in its ninth edition. In 2021, there will be over 100 arts events spread across physical and digital spaces, so you don’t have to jostle with the crowds. Marvel at the creative display in the immersive Light to Night festival located in the Civic District; learn about Chinese New Year traditions through a majestic wall mural at SAFRA Punggol; or have a ball tacking digital stickers by contemporary artists to your own videos or photos.

SAW 2021 runs from 22 to 30 January. Visit the official website for more information.

Image source: Singapore Art Week

4. Fun with Spices: Spiced Juices

Add a healthy dose of fun to your family’s beverages with this virtual workshop. You’ll learn about the wide variety of spices found at Fort Canning Park, where they come from and how they can be used. Toward the end of this virtual workshop, you will be taught how to create your own tropical beverage using some simple ingredients.

The workshop will be held on 3 Jan at 10am. Click here for more details.


5. Chek Jawa Wetlands Tour

In this intimate walking tour, learn about Chek Jawa’s six ecosystems and the diverse array of creatures and their habitats. These guided tours, while a regular feature, only happen on specific days when there is at least two hours of low tide.

The first tours of 2021 will be held on 12 and 13 January. For booking information, visit the National Parks Board website.

Image source: NParks