Weekend Picks: 18 – 19 Aug

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Having a bit of post-National Day holiday hangover? Take it easy with these fun, relaxing activities and events this weekend.


1. PLAYtime! 2018: The Bird Who Was Afraid of Heights

Till 26 Aug

Theatre Studio, Esplanade

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Join Eddie the mynah as he plucks up the courage to attempt the bravest rescue of bird-kind – saving his best friend from the big, black crow. Mixing theatre, puppetry and music, this show promises to be sheer delight for the kids. Learn more.

'The Bird Who Was Afraid Of Heights’ is based on the popular book of the same title, written by Singaporean author Emily Lim.
‘The Bird Who Was Afraid Of Heights’ is based on the popular book of the same title, written by Farah Bagharib-Kaltz.


2. Wild Discoverer Tour – National Day Edition

Till 31 Aug, on Tues, Thurs & Sun

Singapore Zoo

This National Day celebratory month, grab the chance to get up close with some of the zoo’s little Singaporeans – Deka the cheetah and the white rhino trio of Oban, Asha and Vita – in this first-time-ever exclusive tour. More info.

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3. Ding Yi “Go Local” Series – Recollecting Melodies

19 Aug, 6 pm to 7 pm

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Bring your picnic mats and baskets and indulge in a little nostalgia as Ding Yi Music Company presents a lineup of familiar theme songs from popular local television shows and movies. Find out more.

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4. Singapore Night Festival 2018

17 to 25 Aug, 7:30 pm to 12 am

Various locations

This massively popular nocturnal event returns with more spectacular, unique light installations and exciting programmes ranging from music and dance performances to night tours, movie screenings and more. Details.

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5. KidZ & Craft

Till 9 Sept, 10 am to 6 pm

KidZania Singapore

Gets artsy at KidZania with a slew of hands-on programmes for the whole family this August. Try your hand at paper marbling, spin art and other fun activities. Find out more.

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6. Singapore Bike Show 2018

17 to 19 Aug

Singapore Expo

Bike and scooter buffs, head on down to enjoy all kinds of two-wheeled kicks! Check out latest models, catch stunt performances, try out different challenges and rub shoulders with other fellow enthusiasts. Learn more.

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7. Loewen Garden Farmers Market

18 Aug, 9 am to 2 pm

Loewen Gardens

Enjoy a relaxing morning out browsing fresh produce and other epicurean treats. There’s also a play area on site to keep little ones busy while mum and dad shop.

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