Weekend Picks: 11 – 12 Feb

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Whether you’re rounding up your Lunar New Year celebrations this weekend with a last burst of get-togethers and festive activities, or prefer some quieter downtime with the family, you’re bound to find something to enjoy on our list of highlights.


1. Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts

Till 12 Feb


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Let the little ones busy themselves at craft workshops, watch a quality play, or learn some Chinese dance moves together – there are lots of great family-friendly programmes on offer at this annual gathering of Chinese arts and culture. Find out more.

Huayi 2017


2. Life in the Wetlands

11 Feb, 9:30 am to 11 am

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Calling all nature enthusiasts! This coming World Wetlands Day, mark the occasion with a walk around our own wetland reserve to discover the flora and fauna that have made it their home. Learn more.



3. Canada 150: Celebrating Diversity Through Music and Film

11 Feb, 5 pm to 9 pm

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Join in Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations this Saturday! Enjoy performances by a renowned Canadian pianist and the Canadian International School’s Symphonic Band, then cap off the evening with a screening of the Canadian animated film, Snow Time. Details.



4. Chingay 2017 Night Fiesta @ Chinatown

12 Feb, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Chinatown area

What better way to end off the Lunar New Year than with the largest street performance and float parade in Asia? Featuring artists and troupes from all over the region, it’s guaranteed to be one dazzling and memorable experience.

Chingay 2016


5. Straits Family Sunday: My Intan Berlian (My Diamond)

12 Feb, 1 pm to 5 pm

Peranakan Museum

Step into the colourful world of the Peranakans at the Peranakan Museum’s monthly themed tours and craft activities. The whole family can have some dress-up fun with batik shirts and sarong kebayas too.

Peranakan Museum


6. Spring Surprise

Till 12 Feb

Gardens by the Bay

Don’t miss your last chance to see LED dragons, lions and stiltwalkers as they put on dazzling performances against the backdrop of the Supertrees. Most of all, be sure to catch Singapore’s biggest LED phoenix in action! Find out more.

Gardens by the Bay Spring Surprise


7. The Snail and the Whale

8 to 12 Feb

KC Arts Centre

Accompany a little snail on her journey round the world, in this musical stage adaptation of the bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Learn more.

Kidsfest 2017 The Snail and the Whale


8. ArtScience Museum’s Into the Wild 

From 11 Feb, 10 am to 7 pm

ArtScience Museum

Visit this virtual exhibition and learn more about endangered wildlife in our neighbouring Sumatra – as well as what you can do to help in their conservation. The entire experience takes place in a virtual forest, viewed via a Lenovo smartphone and using augmented reality technology from Google. Find out more in our writeup.

Tapirs at Into the Wild


9. Catch The Lego Batman Movie

Now showing in theatres

Following in the irreverent footsteps of The Lego Movie, this follow-up sees the self-described leading man of that film get his solo outing. With trouble brewing in Gotham, this Dark Knight  may just have to learn to work with others if he is to save the city. More details at the movie’s official website.

Batman Lego Movie


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