Weekend Picks: 21 – 22 Jan

Chinatown Festive Bazaar

It’s shaping up to be a busy, busy weekend! Whether it’s a spot of festive shopping to prepare for the coming Chinese New Year, a morning out amidst nature or just good ol’ fashioned play time, one thing’s for sure – you won’t be bored!


1. PlayLAH! Let’s Celebrate CNY 2017

19 to 22 Jan, 12 pm to 9 pm

Singapore Expo

It’s all-out fun at this CNY-themed carnival! Slide down a 9-metre high rooster slide, bounce through an inflatable obstacle course, learn about Lunar New Year traditions, take part in parent-child craft workshops and more. Details. 

Playlah Chinese New Year

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2. Tanjong Goodman: Imaginary Compound & Weekend Market

21 to 22 Jan, 10 am to 6 pm

Goodman Arts Centre

It’s a day of artistic adventures, as artists put on performances, workshops and visual arts demonstrations. There’s also an art and craft flea market where you can pick up some wonderful pre-loved collectibles and other great finds. Learn more.



3. Gardeners’ Day Out

21 Jan, 9 am to 3 pm


HortPark’s signature event returns with gardening and lifestyle activities for the whole family. Learn how to make pressed flower bookmarks, go on a garden walk or enjoy the gardening and food bazaar. More info. 

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4. The Art of Stories

21 Jan, 2 pm to 6 pm

Playeum, Children’s Centre for Creativity

As part of Singapore Art Week, Playeum is celebrating stories through hands-on interactive installations, storytelling sessions and other activities. Free admission. Find out more. 

Playeum World Full of Stories


5. MPH Book Sale

20 to 22 Jan, 9 am to 9 pm

Singapore Expo

Want to update your book collection? Be sure to check out this mega sale by the bookstore chain, where you can score bargains at up to 80% off regular prices. There are even appearances by kid-fave Geronimo Stilton.

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6. Chinatown Festive Street Bazaar

6 to 27 Jan, 6 pm to 10:30 pm


CNY preps just don’t feel complete without a visit to this annual street market. Load up on delicacies, decorative items, clothing and more, or just enjoy the festive buzz. Whichever way, this is unmissable.

Chinatown Festive Bazaar


7. Car-free Sunday at the Civic District

22 Jan, 8 am to 12 pm

Civic District Area

Experience the CBD and Civic District in a whole new way at this event that aims to promote a car-lite Singapore. There are educational trails to go on, as well as a Kids’ Zone with hands-on craft activities and bouncy castles. More info. 




8. Gruffalos, Ladybirds and other Beasts with Julia Donaldson

19 to 22 Jan

Victoria Theatre

See bestselling British author Julia Donaldson bring her stories and songs to life as she and her cast of five act them out on stage. Recommended for kids age four and above. Details.

Kidsfest 2017 Gruffalos Ladybirds and other Beasts



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