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Brace yourself for March, as the school holidays draw near! Whether your kids are let out from school, or you’re on the hunt for things to do, here’s a handpicked list of events that will keep the whole family happily engaged.
Image Source: Singapore Symphonic Orchestra
Pack a picnic and soak in the relaxing strains of beautiful classical music at the Singapore Symphony Orchestra's (SSO) one-hour, open-air concert. Held at The Meadow at the Gardens by the Bay, conductor Darrell Ang will lead the SSO as it plays popular classics like Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 2, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique", Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 and Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet.
Sun, 15 Mar
Gardens by the Bay, The Meadow
Image Source: Singapore Science Centre
Be transported into a post-apocalyptic world where electrical energy is the new universal currency. There, teams of four will try to outwit, outlast and outplay each other at Science Centre Singapore’s Mindfest—a race to harness electrical energy by collecting as many 'Joules' as possible. Expect to exercise your ingenuity and creativity while learning more about renewable energy!
Sat, 28 Mar
Science Centre Singapore
Various Pricing. Visit event website for more information.
Image Source: National Gallery
Discover works by five international artists who reveal their unique ways of creating art. They are inspired to create, just like Ming the creative Karang Guni boy, from The Story of Karung Guni Boy, who collects old items and uses his imagination to build new inventions.
Now - Sun, 29 Mar
National Gallery Singapore
Catch a musical ride around the world with conductor and host Jessica Gethin and the SSO. Who knows which piece will be played first! Explore different soundscapes in this interactive show that celebrates the beauty of cultural diversity through the language of music.
Sat, 21 Mar - Sun, 22 Mar
Victoria Concert Hall
Image Source: Asian Civilisations Museum
Catch a glimpse into Singapore’s art world in the 20th century through the lens of Dr Tan Tsze Chor’s art collection. View over 130 treasured Chinese paintings, porcelains, and scholars' objects that include paintings by modern Chinese masters Ren Bonian, Xu Beihong, and Qi Baishi, as well as works made by artists in Singapore in the 1930s through the 1980s.
Now - Sun, 22 Mar
Asian Civilisations Museum
Singaporeans & Permanent Residents | $12
Foreign Residents & Tourists | $20
Living with Ink
Image Source: Singapore Zoo
Tighten your laces for a good cause at the Safari Zoo Run! Join in the fun and run alongside wildlife in the leisurely 4km run, or choose the competitive route in the 2km Junior Dash or the 12km category. This 12th edition of the run will be the final one after which the Safari Zoo Run will be put on hold.
Sun, 29 Mar
Singapore Zoo | Night Safari | River Safari
Various Pricing. Visit event website for more information
Safari Zoo Run
Image Source: Chatuchak SG
Pack a picnic and soak in the relaxing strains of beaSay sawadee (hello in Thai) to Bangkok’s Chatuchak market right here in Singapore. Shop under the brightly coloured tents for quaint clothing, handmade accessories and glorious home décor. And when you are hungry, whet your appetite with scrumptious Thai fare like baby octopus, pad thai, roasted pork and Thai milk tea at the 200 different street food stalls.
Now - Sun, 3 May
The Grandstand at Turf Club
Image Source: Marina Bay Sands
Ever wondered what Singapore would be like 200 years later? Wander through future worlds created by 30 artists, architects, filmmakers, designers and writers from Singapore and around the world. Explore how climate change and technology advances may affect our lives.
Now - Sun, 5 Apr
Marina Bay Sands
Image Source: National Museum of Singapore
Time travel back 200 years and learn how the Singapore Police started as a 12-man team and grew to become today’s force that safeguards Singapore’s security. Go on daily guided tours by retired police officers who will bring to life the policing stories that span two centuries, through major historical events like the Japanese Occupation, the riots in the 1950s and 60s, and Singapore’s road to independence.
Now - Sun, 17 May
National Museum of Singapore
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With the recent virus outbreak, it can be tough to plan a family vacation. If you're not looking to travel this March, why not take in what our sunny island has to offer instead? Check out these serene rustic vacation spots in Singapore for a fun family holiday without having to get on a plane!
With the year-end holidays rolling in this November, taking your family out for a show, visiting interactive exhibitions or signing up for a nature tour is now possible with more local events resuming safely.
With a wide range of activities to commemorate Singapore's 200th year anniversay, now's a better time than ever to pick a couple of events and spend some quality time together as a family and celebrate together, being Singaporeans!
As Singapore eases into Phase 2 of reopening and small group gatherings are allowed, families can now enjoy some fun both outside and within the home with these activities.
Traditional games are a great way to connect one generation with another. In kampong spirit style, they’re best played with a group of people. Gather your extended family and get a little rowdy with these fun challenges!