Not planning an island getaway over the long weekend? Here's all the fun happening to keep the kids entertained...
Vesak Day is next Monday and you know what that means…an extra day to sleep in. If you laughed, we’ve got just the guide to this weekend in Singapore that will tucker those little alarm clocks out so you can enjoy that extra hour in bed. You deserve it.
1. Visit a farmer’s market at Dempsey
Fill your pantry with organic locally-made produce in the wild gardens of Siri House at Dempsey Hill. Look forward to a wide selection of curated goods alongside cookouts, cookoffs, workshops and talks on everything from soapmaking to the history of weeds in Singapore. Fancy a little more retail therapy? Market at Loewen Gardens will be happening just around the corner so bring plenty of reusable bags to carry your haul.
When: 18 May, 9am – 5pm
Where: SIRI HOUSE Dempsey, 8D Dempsey Road #01-02, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 249672
Cost: Free entry, workshops from $60 per person
2. Pop over to a Ramadan Bazaar
Steering clear of the Geylang Serai Bazaar? Skip the crowd at HOME’s Ramadan Bazaar run by Indonesian volunteers, HOME Kartini. You’ll get to pick up all your Ramadan goodies with none of the hassle.
When: 19 May, 3-6pm
Where: HOME: Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics, 495 Geylang Road #02-01, Singapore 389453
Cost: Free entry
3. Get your Raya shopping done
Celebrating Raya can’t be complete without a big blowout shopping spree and Celebfest Rentak Raya has you covered. Happening again this year at Suntec Convention Centre with over 200 stalls and over 70 local and regional celebrities lined up, grab your mates for some real Raya shopping for everything from clothes to snacks and catch the live performances happening throughout the day.
When: 17-19 May, 10am – 10pm
Where: Suntec Convention Centre (Halls 401-403)
Cost: Free admission
4. Celebrate International Museum Day at the National Museum
If, like us, you love everything to do with museums and the hours of endless fun and entertainment they provide kids, then you’ll be wanting to head to National Museum to celebrate the one and only International Museum Day. There will be a scavenger hunt for the kiddos, live music performances, craft stations and a talk on the future of museums.
When: 18 May, 11am – 5pm
Where: National Museum of Singapore
Cost: Free entry
5. Go on an adventure with Peter and the Wolf
Dive into the magical world of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, presented by New Zealand troupe, Silo Theatre using live animation and puppetry at KC Arts Centre– Home of SRT. In this award-winning contemporary adaptation, a six-piece band will accompany Peter on his adventures as he sets off to capture an escaped wolf and become a hero. Suitable for kids five years and up.
When: 18-20 May, 10am & 3pm
Where: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
Cost: From $30 with family packages available.
6. Rock out at East Coast Park
If you or the kids love all things rock and roll then head over to the inaugural Joo Chiat Festival where you’ll get to jam out to live music, take part in fringe activities and relax in the park with a picnic. There’s no better time to rock out than on the weekend!
When: 18 May, from 5pm
Where: Siglap Outfall, East Coast Park
Cost: Free entry
7. Swing by another Raya Bazaar!
Why not explore Kampong Glam this weekend and swing by the Malay Heritage centre for the LalooLalang Raya Bazaar. Shop, eat and enjoy live Dikir Barat performances all night long!
When: 16-19 May, 4pm – 12am
Where: Malay Heritage Centre
Cost: Free entry
8. Listen to the sounds of the ocean
S.E.A. Aquarium is opening a brand new exhibit – Ocean Fest: The Noisy Ocean! Keep your ears open to all the sounds the ocean makes, both good and bad, and learn what each of them mean. Look forward to interactive installations, live shows and the impact of noise pollution on marine life.
When: 17 May – 30 June, 10am – 7pm
Where: S.E.A. Aquarium, Marine Life Park, Singapore
Cost: admission fees apply
9. Go on a musical journey with Adventurer Quek Quek
Let conductor Quek Ling Kiong take the kiddos on a journey around the world with Young Children’s Concert 2019: DiSCOvering Treasures of Chinese Music – Winds in the Bamboo Grove. Listen to the birds, insects and wind in the trees all from the concert hall as the Singapore Chinese Orchestra transports you to a magical world.
When: 17-18 May, 10.30am (Fri), 2.30pm & 5pm (Sat)
Where: SCO Concert Hall
Cost: $37, $27
10. Head to a storytelling session
Singapore Literature Prize winner, Roger V Jenkins will be entertaining the little ones with daring tales of courage at a storytelling session happening at The Heritage Gallery in The Fullerton Hotel. How will a chicken escape a crocodile, how does a carp become a dragon and do you know the tale of Singapore’s very own Superman? Listen as Roger retells all these fascinating folktales.
When: 19 May, 2pm
Where: The Heritage Gallery @ The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
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