Vesak Day 2019 falls on Sunday, 19 May 2019, which means that Monday, 20 May 2019, is a public holiday and it is a long weekend from 18 to 20 May 2019. If you are trying to sort out your weekend plans, we have some suggestions of things to do over the Vesak Day 2019 long weekend in Singapore.
Celebrate International Museum Day
18 May is International Museum Day and this year’s theme is Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Traditions. National Museum of Singapore is celebrating International Museum Day with activities such as a scavenger hunt and building tour for families. There will also be live music performances in the afternoon. Over at Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, there will be workshops and activities taking place at the lobby, including a workshop on coding and dinosaurs!
Catch a Film
The European Union Film Festival reflects the diversity of perspectives, histories and cultures from across Europe. The 29th edition features contemporary European cinema and includes several films for families including The Stolen Princess from Ukraine and The Wild City from the Netherlands. If you are looking for an alternative to Detective Pikachu, you may want to check out the films at the festival over at the Vesak Day 2019 long weekend.
Gardeners’ Day Out
It is Gardeners’ Day Out on Saturday, 18 May 2019. Browse through the marketplace at HortPark’s and pick up some accessories to get started on your own gardening adventure. There will also be a Bee Trail Tour and workshop for kids to make a “nest” artwork from natural materials. And you have yet to visit the new nature playground at HortPark, this Vesak Day 2019 long weekend in Singapore may be a good time to do so!
Go on a Guided Walk (in Mandarin)
Reconnect with nature on Sunday morning. Join a guided walk in Mandarin at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve at 9.30 am. This guided walk is free but limited to 20 persons. More information here.
Discover all about the sounds of the ocean through audio-visual experiences and live shows at S.E.A. Aquarium’s Ocean Fest – The Noisy Ocean. Recreate the sounds of marine animals with custom-made instruments, activate the different underwater sounds as the animals swim through the ocean and enjoy a percussion showcase that highlights the importance of the 3Rs.
Play with the senses at Playeum and explore the aesthetic and sensory play words created by four artists with disabilities. Further explore technological inventions and play areas including Tyre Light Play Projection and an Eye Track Painter.
Go on a Garden Ramble during the Vesak Day 2019 Long Weekend In Singapore
Not been to Lakeside Garden at Jurong Lake Gardens yet? Pay it a visit and have fun around the nature playground, or visit its different attractions which include boardwalks, picturesque grasslands, water play area and water sports activity centre.
Golden Village’s Family At The Movies
Enjoy Bumblebee at Golden Village cinemas with the kids for only $6 on 18 May at selected GV locations. With every ticket purchased, you will rceive a Kids Flix Free Gift, whilst stocks last. More information here.