This is a weekend for culture and the great outdoors, with the Singapore Garden Festival, Marina Barrage Kite Day and various performances and arts festivals all kicking off. Find out what events you should pencil in.
1. The Jungle Adventure: A Romp on the Wild Side
16 to 29 July
The Pavilion @ Far East Square
Enter the lush, exciting jungles of Southeast Asia in this enthralling and dynamic musical puppet show based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic children’s tale, The Jungle Book. Find out more.
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2. Tampines Urban Arts Festival 2018
21 July, 5 pm to 9 pm
Our Tampines Hub Festive Plaza & Festive Walk East
Try out various urban arts activities such as coffee painting, digital music and communal painting while paying homage to the sights, sounds and memories of Tampines. There’s also a charity drive you can participate in through art. More info.
3. Dance Drama: The Greatest Good
20 to 21 July
Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building
Interweaving Chinese mythology with fresh dance choreography, this performance by the Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre tells a touching story of filial piety and gratitude. Learn more.
4. Singapore Garden Festival 2018
21 July to 3 Aug, 10 am to 10 pm
Gardens by the Bay
Get your camera ready as you enter a world of exquisite floral creations and spectacular blooms. Be sure to stop by the Orchid Extravaganza which sees local filmmaker Royston Tan lend his creative touch in a floral tribute to Singapore’s multicultural heritage. Details.
5. Kite Day @ Marina Barrage
21 to 22 July, 10 am to 6 pm
One of the Barrage’s flagship events that’s back for its eighth edition, this showcases beautiful, gigantic kites from all over the world as well as kite stunts and flying skills. Kids can also look forward to workshops, inflatables and rides. Workshops start from 2 pm. More info.
6. Nickelodeon Slime Cup SG 2018
21 to 22 July, 11 am to 7 pm
City Square Mall
Promoting active living through play, kids will get to enjoy all-out slimy fun with a range of obstacles, games and challenges. Open to Singtel subscribers only on 21 July and the public on 22 July. Find out more.
7. PAssionArts Festival 2018: Whimsical Arts Wonderland
15 to 21 July, 9:30 am to 12 pm
Toa Payoh Central (Outside COURTS)
Come relive the joys of bedtime stories at this mega outdoor interactive installation designed like a child’s bedroom. Listen to fantastical stories, art jam with your friends, design your own tote bag and more. Details.
8. Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City. Masterpieces of the Musee national des arts asiatiques-Guimet
Extended till 29 July, 10 am to 7 pm
Asian Civilisations Museum
The exhibition of treasures from the Musée national des arts asiatiques-Guimet has been extended till 29 July 2018. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about the art, architecture and legacy of Angkor. There are activities for kids such as pencil rubbing stations and themed trails. More info.