Weekend Picks: 23 to 24 July

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Get set for an exciting weekend full of fun stuff to do! Catch a play, be dazzled by all manner of floral displays, enjoy a day out under kite-filled skies or shop, eat and shop some more – you’ll be spoilt for choice on what to do!


1. Singapore Science Festival

Till 5 August

Various locations

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Embrace your inner geek and immerse yourself everything science. There’s a host of partner events happening this weekend, from an exhibition and lectures at the Science Centre to Minecraft workshops and exciting shows with lasers, robotics, special effects and even magic at Toa Payoh HDB Hub. Full list of events here.

Singapore Science Festival


2. Singapore Garden Festival 2016

23 to 31 July, 10 am to 10 pm

Gardens by the Bay

This sixth edition of the biennial event is the largest one to date, boasting 9.7 hectares of dazzling and exquisite floral and garden displays. Highlights include fantasy show gardens, an orchid extravaganza, terrarium showcase and a buzzing marketplace. Details.

Singapore Garden Festival 2016


3. Tanjong Goodman Weekend Market

23 to 24 July, 10 am to 6 pm

Goodman Arts Centre

You can spend a whole day browsing art and craft items, collectibles, lifestyle products and more at this weekend market. Featuring four(!) – yes, that’s right – artisan markets spread all around Goodman Arts Centre, parents and kids can all look forward to a fun day shopping and chilling. Learn more.

Tanjong Goodman Weekend Market


4. Ssh … Bang!

23 to 27 July

Drama Centre Black Box

Explore the concepts of silence and noise in a playful way in this experiential dance-and-theatre performance. A collaboration between I Theatre and the UK’s Great Ormond Street Hospital and Southampton University, it’s a production that will enchant kids and adults. More info.

Shh Bang


5. Singapore Kite Day @ Marina Barrage 2016

23 to 24 July, 10 am to 6 pm

Marina Barrage

Look to the skies and prepare to be captivated by one-of-a-kind giant kites and stunt kite performances by kite fliers from all around the world. There will also be fun activities and workshops to enjoy. Don’t forget to bring your sunglasses. Find out more.

Generic kites



Till 24 July

MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands

Don’t miss this breathtaking display by martial artists from the legendary Shaolin Temple. Fusing a movie-like story, dramatic lighting and blood-pumping music with incredible kungfu feats, it’s a slick, one-of-a-kind performance you won’t find often. Read our review.

Shaolin monk martial arts


7. Day I Met the Prince

21 to 31 July

Practice Space

Adapted by late theatre great Kuo Pao Kun into an interactive production for kids, this retelling of The Little Prince is a lively and musical play that will touch your heart.

Day I Met the Prince




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