Weekend Picks: 30 April to 1 May


Hooray, it’s a long weekend, which means more time for fun and play! We’ve shortlisted some of the best ways to enjoy this little extra break while spending quality time together as a family.

1. The Rainbow Fish

26 April to 15 May

Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building

After a five-year break, I Theatre is bringing back one of its best-loved musical productions. Boasting new characters, theatre techniques and puppet designs, this story of the Rainbow Fish holds valuable lessons about pride and selfishness for all ages, while serving up lots of songs and laughs. Find out more, or read our behind-the-scenes interview with the crew.


2. Hideaways – Creating with Nature

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Playeum, The Children’s Centre for Creativity

Let your kids discover, explore and interact with nature in their own way at this latest themed exhibition by Playeum. With several hands-on installations, there’s plenty here to keep curious young minds engaged and enthralled. Learn more in our detailed write-up.

Sounds of Nature

3. Check out Singapore Heritage Fest 2016

29 April to 15 May

Various locations

Discover the many stories of our shared history, spaces and way of life as the HeritageFest kicks off this Friday, 29 April. There are loads of activities and events lined up, from guided tours at numerous heritage locations to traditional arts performances and workshops. For more information on what’s taking place, click here.

National Museum

4. Treasures of the World from the British Museum Family-themed Tours

30 April, from 10:30 am

National Museum of Singapore

Let the National Museum’s storytellers bring you and your family on an exciting tour as they tell of the many colourful stories behind the ancient artefacts from the Treasures of the World exhibition. The theme for this weekend’s tales: Masks & Faces. Details here.


5. Istana Nature Guided Walk

1 May, 10 am to 4 pm


Learn more about the diverse range of flora and fauna on the Istana grounds this Labour Day by going on one of the hourly nature tours being conducted there. Registration on-site and on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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6. Hanuman – The Superhero Monkey

Till 30 April

KC Arts Centre

Don’t miss the last chance to catch this spectacular and original multi-media production. Telling the story of Hanuman and his friends as they right the wrongs in the world, it’s a visual and musical feastthat will dazzle your senses.


7. Tulipmania

Till 22 May

Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

These beautiful blooms are back for another showing at Gardens by the Bay, this time set against a Persian-style backdrop. You can learn more about their origins and cultural significance on the free guided tours being conducted at 11 am and 3 pm daily. More info.


8. Visit KidZania Singapore

Open seven days a week

Sentosa Palawan Kidz City

Check out this latest ‘in’ place for kids, where they can let their imagination run free as they role-play at various occupations. Find out more in our detailed write-up, or read our handy list of things you should know before your visit.


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