Weekend Picks: 1 & 2 August 2015

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It is the beginning of August this weekend! Here are some family-friendly activities and events taking place Singapore as we enter into the month to celebrate Singapore’s National Day.

1. Samsui Women: One Brick at a Time

2 Aug, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio

Join the tenacious Samsui women in this theatrical treat especially for children and their families. Samsui Women: One Brick at a Time is a rare glimpse into the lives of the once familiar Samsui women and features an array of different puppetry, creative set designs and a moving story about friendship and never giving up. Find out more.

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2. Istana Open House: Istana Art Event

2 Aug, 9 am to 5 pm

The Istana Art Event returns with an On-The-Spot Art Competition for children aged 3 to 12. There will also be hands-on art and craft activities, workshops, demonstrations and play installations by artists.


3. Uncle Ringo 50 Years of Fun

Till 10 August
Open field beside Marina Bay Sands

Go bumping in bumper cars, go whirly around on amuseument rides. It is an old school carnival by the Bay, brought to you by Uncle Ringo. Read more about what else you can do around town by Marina Bay in celebration of National Day!

Uncle Ringo

4. Gardens by the Bay: Discover Singapore Stories

From 31 Jul to 13 Sep
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

A brand new floral display has bloomed at the Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay. 10 local tales are depicted through the use of more than 8,000 orchid and other flowers. Read more.

5. Saturdays @ ACM: Onward Singapore

1 Aug, 1 pm to 5 pm
Asian Civilisations Museum

Make your own parade shakers, dress to impress in traditional costumes and sing along to an a capella performance at the ACM this Saturday.

6. Sands for Singapore Charity Festival 2015

30 July to 9 August
Marina Bay Sands

This 10-day event seeks to raise fund for over 80 location charities. Proceeds from admission to Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, ArtScience Museum and Sampan rides will be donated to Community Chest. Enjoy gelato too, with proceeds going to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. Even get a shoe shine and donate to Singapore Association for the Deaf. Children’s activities and a free movie screening of Kung Fu Panda have been lined up for this weekend too.

Sands For Singapore

7. Sea Monsters: Past and Present Exhibition (S.E.A Aquarium)

From 1 August
S.E.A Aquarium

Go on a learning journey to discover more ancient creatures that lurk in the ocean. On display will be live exhibits including the Lungfish and Saddled Bichir, Arowanas and Aligator Gars. There will also be models of ancient creatures on display.

Sea Monsters

8. Book A Date with library@Chinatown

1 Aug, 11 am to 5.30 pm
Programme Zone in library@Chinatown

Immerse yourself into Chinese arts and culture with activities such as tea appreciation, calligraphy and storytelling sessions with bamboo clappers.

9. Lights Around the Bay

1 Aug, from 8.30 am
Marina Bay

Take a evening stroll around the Marina Bay as it gets ready for National Day celebrations next week. View 50 custom-made light installations around the Bay and catch a light projection show on The Fullerton Hotel’s façade.


10. A Wok Down Memory Lane at Ellenborough Market

24 July to 8 August
Read Bridge, Clarke Quay

Food lovers can head down to Read Bridge and savour local flavours at this event being held in conjunction with the Singapore Food Festival. Conjuring up days gone by, there will even be Teochew opera performances, a once popular form of street entertainment on some evenings.


For more family-friendly events taking place in Singapore and to plan your little days out in advance, check out Little Day Out’s Events section. Have many a great little day out!

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