Weekend Picks: 23 – 24 June

Westgate Summer Camp - June School Holidays 2018

Whether you’re into art or sports, history or literature, museums or malls, there’s something to be excited about over this event-jammed weekend!


1. Let’s Explore! Children’s Season at ACM

Till 1 July

Asian Civilisations Museum

Learn more about the fantastical stories and folktales behind some of the museum’s collections. Or better yet, have a sleepover there and take part in fun activities like a treasure hunt and film screening. More info.

Pillow Fight! – Sleepover for Children
Image: Asian Civilisations Museum


2. Singapore Sports Hub Festival of Football

Till 30 July

OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub

Gripped by World Cup mania? Then you must head over to this mega football party, where almost all the matches will be screened live on a giant screen. Also look forward to football-themed family activities, meet-and-greets with local football heroes and more. Details.

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3. Children’s Season at Peranakan Museum

Till 24 June

Peranakan Museum

Discover Peranakan-inspired performances and activities through photography, film, movies and more at the museum’s two-day #FilterLife Weekend Festival. There are also gallery tours and dress-up fun in store. Find out more.

#FilterLife Weekend Festival (as part of Amek Gambar_Peranakans and Photography, in conjunction with Children Season)
Image: The Peranakan Museum


4. Read! Fest 2018

22 June to 28 July

Various locations

This festival that celebrates the joy of reading kicks off with a range of pop-up activities, interactive installations and performances at the Plaza of the National Library, which will be transformed into a place where visitors are welcome to linger and explore. Learn more.

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5. Building History: Monuments in Bricks and Blocks

Till 30 June, 10 am to 9 pm

Central Public Library

You’ll feel like Gulliver as you tower over miniature models of some of Singapore’s familiar landmarks, constructed with over 110,000 toy bricks. Marvel at the different architectural style and find out about the history of these monuments. More info.


6. Westgate Summer Camp – The Magnificent West

Till 24 June, 12 pm to 8 pm


Don’t miss this last weekend to catch western-themed games and activities at this Westgate school holiday event. Try your hand at lassoing, mug-sliding, gold-mining, tin can shooting and more! Details.

Cactus Throw, Westgate June School Holidays 2018


7. Art Day Out! x The School Holidays Edition 2018

23 June, 2 pm to 7 pm

Gillman Barracks

At this special edition featuring lots of family-friendly programmes, visitors of all ages will be treated to engaging art activities and tours, exhibitions, workshops, and even an art garage sale and a World Cup-themed BBQ. Find out more.

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8. Happy Birthday to Gounod & Bernstein

23 June, 6 pm to 7 pm

Singapore Botanic Gardens

To mark the 200th- and 100th-year celebrations of these two composers, the Singapore Lyric Opera will be performing some of their most iconic works, such as Romeo & Juliet and West Side Story. More info.

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9. The Little Prince: Behind the Story

Till 17 Mar 2019, 10 am to 7 pm

Singapore Philatelic Museum

Learn the backstory of this beloved book’s unusual author and experience the story’s most memorable characters and iconic moments through stamps, books, illustrations and even personal effects. Find out more.

The Lamplighter from The Little Prince Art Collection by Arnaud Nazare-Aga.
The Lamplighter from The Little Prince Art Collection by Arnaud Nazare-Aga. Image courtesy of Roland Neveu.


10. Little Day Outing to Hua Language Centre: Urban Treasure Hunt

24 June, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Hua Language Centre Parkway Parade

Join Little Day Out on this learning excursion where you can have fun as a family while brushing up on your Mandarin vocabulary through a unique treasure hunt based on animal-themed Chinese idioms. Get your tickets here.

Hua Urban Treasure Hut


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