Nature and heritage are in the limelight this weekend, with several exciting events taking place that hark back on our shared history or provide you with a great reason to hit the parks.
1. The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930-2030
20 April to 30 Sept, 10 am to 7 pm
National Museum of Singapore
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This exhibition on our past, present and future playgrounds kicks off with a host of fun opening weekend programmes for kids, from bouncy castles and balloon sculpting to short film screenings and craft. Details.
2. A Singapore Botanic Gardens Movie: “A Plastic Ocean”
21 April, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Eco Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Learn more about the perils and environmental impact of plastic through this powerful and thought-provoking documentary. More info.
3. Tulipmania 2018
Till 13 May, 9 am to 9 pm
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Get your phones ready to snap away as you enter a picturesque little town bursting with colour. See tulips in all hues of the rainbow, plus a wide variety of other charming flowers. Find out more.
4. CIRCUS 1903: The Golden Age of Circus
18 to 29 April
MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands
Combining spectacular puppetry with unique and dangerous acts from all around the world, this extravaganza brings you the magical experience of turn-of-the-century circus. Learn more.
5. Armenian Street Party: Balik Kampong 2.0
20 to 21 April, 7 pm to 11 pm
Cap off the Singapore Heritage Festival with this colourful, groovy party. Dress up in retro outfits or traditional costumes, enjoy performances and games, and satisfy your tastebuds with local treats old and new.
6. Gardeners’ Day Out
21 April, 9 am to 11:30 am
Head to HortPark’s signature event and enjoy activities ranging from morning yoga to placemat-making and a leisurely but informative garden walk. Find out more.
7. Heritage Car Flea
21 to 22 April, 5 pm to 10 pm
Toa Payoh Dragon Playground
Get to see vintage cars up close and shop for artisanal products at the same time when you visit this unique flea market. There will be plenty of photo opps and items on sale that remind you of yesteryear. Details.
8. Blossoming Melodies
22 April, 6 pm to 7 pm
Singapore Botanic Gardens
In conjunction with the Singapore Garden Festival’s Orchid Show, the Ding Yi music company presents you with a charming repertoire of floral-themed Asian tunes. More info.