Weekend Picks: 15 – 16 Sept

Samsui Women lanterns
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Going back to school doesn’t mean leaving the fun behind. This weekend, head out to enjoy Mid-Autumn festivities and many other entertaining and exciting programmes taking place.


1. Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2018 

Till 24 Sept, from 6 pm onwards

Gardens by the Bay

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Get ready to be wowed by giant, fantasy-themed lantern sets depicting mythical characters and nature. Visitors can also look forward to nightly performances, games, a food street, a golden wishing tree and more. Details.

Leaping over the Dragon’s Gate, Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 in Singapore


2. Mr Popper’s Penguins

Till 21 Sept

Gateway Theatre Black Box

Based on the beloved, award-winning children’s book by Richard and Florence Atwater, this heartwarming, whimsical tale of Mr Popper and his vaudeville penguins will delight audiences of all ages. Learn more.

Mr Poppers Penguins 1


3. Sentosa Sandsation 2018: MARVEL Edition

Till 16 Sept, 10 am to 9 pm

Siloso Beach, Sentosa

Head to Southeast Asia’s largest sand festival this weekend to see your favourite characters from the MARVEL movies brought to life via stunning sand sculptures. There are also fun activities and workshops on hand. More info.

Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition


4. Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018

Till 8 Oct


The must-go place for Mid-Autumn lantern displays, this year’s decorations illustrate Chinatown’s rich history through sculptured lanterns of samsui women, rickshaw pullers and more. Be sure to catch the Festive Bazaar and nightly shows too. Details.

Samsui Women lanterns
Image courtesy of Chinatown Festivals Organising Committee


5. Gardeners’ Day Out

15 Sept, 9 am to 3 pm


Enjoy a relaxing day of gardening and nature-related activities such as paintbrush-making, bottle upcycling and an educational bee-themed trail where you can discover more about bees and their various species. Find out more.

Hort Park


6. Beethoven Im Garten

15 Sept, 6 pm to 7 pm

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Musicians from the YST Conservatory Orchestra and the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra come together to present this concert in celebration of German-Singaporean ties. Learn more.

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7. Disney Tsum Tsum Mid-Autumn Celebration of Love

Till 30 Sept

VivoCity Sky Park

Get your cameras ready to snap away at probably the cutest lanterns you’ll see this Mid-Autumn season, as 2,000 Disney Tsum Tsum lanterns light up VivoCity.

Vivocity Tsum Tsum Mid Autumn 1


8. Spooky Seas: Meet the Quirky

Till 28 Oct

S.E.A. Aquarium

See five of the rarest and most bizarre marine animals around, plus enjoy an engaging scavenger hunt, interesting talks and other fun activities. More info.

Spooky Seas Meet the Quirky 1



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READ: Get Your Kids Outdoors & Learning Practical Skills in Nature