Weekend Picks: 17 – 18 Feb

Dog Lanterns at River Hongbao 2018

Got your Chinese New Year house visiting all done and dusted? Looking for other activities  for this long weekend? We’ve rounded up a list of great places to go for some family fun.


1. Art-Zoo Inflatable Park Preview Tour

12 to 25 Feb

Various CapitaLand Malls

Get an early view of the new inflatable characters that have been added to the Art-Zoo Inflatable Park, which will be making its return at the upcoming i Light Marina Bay festival. They are located at six CapitaLand Malls, so head down and be the first to have a photo opp with these adorable creations. Details.

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2. Spring Surprise 

14 to 25 Feb, 9 am to 9 pm

Gardens by the Bay

There is a whole array of festive performances and activities to look forward to at the Gardens, from concerts and handicraft-making to an exciting lion dance on poles, a special UV light performance, doggie playtime and an outdoor movie screening. Learn more.


3. Have a Paws-perous New Year!

15 Feb to 2 Mar

Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Safari and Jurong Bird Park

Our wildlife parks are brimming with activity and fur-ocious fun, featuring lion and dragon dances, new animal shows, games and dog-themed challenges. Find out more.


4. Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2018

16 to 25 Feb, 10 am to 9:30 pm

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Usher in the Year of the Dog with the museum’s lineup of fun activities for young and old. There’s everything from calligraphy demos and geomancy talks to storytelling, a craft bazaar, family telematches, playtime with pups and loads of other programmes. More info.

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5. River Hongbao 2018

14 to 24 Feb

The Float @ Marina Bay

This festive extravaganza of lights, sights and sounds features thematic lantern displays, fireworks, a rip-roaring carnival the kids will love, cultural performances by local and foreign artists, and mouthwatering street food. Find out more.

River Hongbao


6. Chinese New Year Open House at SAM at 8Q

17 Feb, 10 am to 7 pm

SAM at 8Q

It’s a day for festive art and crafts! Create your own 3D pop-up house, make a Chinese New Year shaker or learn to write your own calligraphic festive well wishes. Learn more.

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7. Istana Nature Guided Walk (Chinese New Year Open House)

17 Feb, 10 am to 4 pm

The Istana

Sign up for the guided walks being held as part of the Istana’s open house and learn more about the flora, fauna and biodiversity that can be found on those grounds. More info.

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