The first weekend of 2018 is upon us and we’re back with our top 10 things to do in Singapore, guaranteed to keep the whole family busy. So resist the urge for a long lie in (it’s been tough going back to school and work, we get it!) and head out to explore our fair isle with a New Year spring in your step instead. These are the weekend activities you need on your radar…
1. Shop local and grab a bargain at the Keepers Red Letter Sale
We love supporting homegrown talent so can’t wait to flex our shopping muscles at the Keepers Red Letter Sale which will feature over 40 local labels at this pop-up event. Expect to find everything from food to fashion, lifestyle goodies to kids’ bits ‘n’ bobs .
When: 6-7 January, from 11am daily
Where: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, #01-01, Singapore 188969
Cost: Free admission.
2. Rock away Sunday night with Imagine Dragons
You’ll be feeling On Top of the World for this week’s date night opp: ditch the kids, folks, because Imagine Dragons are in town! After a stellar performance at the 2016 Singapore F1, we can’t wait until It’s Time to see these rock Warriors live in action again!
When: 7 January, from 8pm
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Cost: From $98 per person
3. Adopt a furry friend into the family
Why not start the new year by sniffing out a fur-ever friend at the SOSD Adoption Drive? You’ll find four-legged hounds of all shapes and sizes all hoping for a fresh start this January.
When: 7 January, 1-5pm
Where: JCube, 2 Jurong East Central 1, Jurong East, Singapore 609731
Cost: Free admission but adoption charges may apply.
4. Go on a comedy journey from Korea to Singapore
What happens when a mythical relic with infinite power gets stolen by the less-than-savoury character, Dark X? You’ll find out when you join Tiger, guardian of the Great Magic Rod, as he portals through time from ancient Korea to modern Singapore in pursuit of a dastardly villain in family comedy, Flying Through Time. Suitable for kids age four and above, there certainly won’t be any bad language to worry about: it’s a silent show!
When: Now until 21 January 2018, various times
Where: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
Cost: From $38 per person. No children under four years admitted.
5. Watch a free movie: at the library!
It’s time to give your wallet a rest after all those cinema trips catching the recent holiday season blockbusters: send the kids to see a free movie at the library! Queenstown Public Library is showing Night at the Museum 2, so settle down with some snacks and prepare for a whole lot of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson comedy laughs.
When: 6 January, 4pm-6pm
Where: Queenstown Public Library Programme Zone, 53 Margaret Drive, Singapore 149297
Cost: Free. No registration required.
6. Hang out with the Avengers
Head over to the new and fabulous Madame Tussauds’ Marvel 4D Experience where your little superheroes will get to hang out with life-sized wax versions of Captain America, Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers crew. The immersive exhibition includes a 4D experience where you’ll find the Marvel gang fighting a villain or two on the streets of Singapore.
Where: Madame Tussauds Singapore, 40 Imbiah Road, 099700
Cost: Online prices from $28 per adult and $18 per child
7. Help discover new musical talent
If you fancy ending the week with some live music, but the post-Xmas budget won’t allow for a splurge on Imagine Dragons tickets, then we’ve got just the thing: the NParks Live Out Loud event! This open mike series showcases budding local talents, and the old and young alike are invited to come along for a listen. Singing, dancing, beatboxing and rapping will have you and the kids toe-tapping all evening.
When: 6 January, 5.3opm-7pm
Where: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Promenade
8. Take a guided tour all over Singapore: by foot!
Here’s a challenge for the New Year: walking the whole of Singapore in one weekend! Join SG Trek for Let’s Take a Walk which aims to cover around 100km of our sunny island to include checkpoints such as Singapore Zoo, Marina Barrage, Kent Ridge Park, Changi Beach Park and a whole lot more. Join for some or all, but either way make sure you have comfy shoes!
When: 6-7 January, from 3pm
Where: 6 January meet at Raffles MRT Exit A at 3pm. 7 January meet at Marsiling MRT at 8.30am.
9. Pick up a new skill for the New Year
Pick up a new arts ‘n’ craft skill at a drop-in origami workshop where this free session promises to teach kids (and grown-ups!) how to make an origami model in just ten minutes!
When: , 2-3pm
Where: Tampines Regional Library, Volunteers Corner, Level 6, 1 Tampines Walk, #02-01 Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 529684
Cost: Free. No registration required.
10. Roll up, roll up to the biggest carnival Singapore has ever seen
While most of the festive fun has wrapped up for another year, The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is still in full swing with a whopping 25,000 sq m packed out with over 40 rides and games. Check out our guide to all the carnival adventures before heading over!
When: Now until 1 April 2018, open daily from 4pm – 11pm (opens at 3pm on Xmas Eve)
Where: The Promontory and Bayfront Event Space
Cost: Free admission, rides and games cost from $4 each
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