Weekend Picks: 29 – 30 July

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Storytelling and theatre plays, park outings and gastronomic treats – this weekend, look forward to a fun-filled time full of eclectic delights!


1. The 50 Cents Fest

29 & 30 July, 12 pm to 11 pm

Chinatown Food Street

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Part of the ongoing Singapore Food Festival, this event celebrating traditional local dishes and the good ol’ days lets you indulge your nostalgia and your appetite at the same time. Learn more.

50 Cents Food Fest


2. Orchid Extravaganza

Till 20 Aug, 9 am to 9 pm

Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

With National Day round the corner, see the story of Singapore in a new light at this floral display, which likens the country’s development to the life cycle of a butterfly. Find out more.

Orchid Extravaganza


3. Red Riding Hood

Till 1 Sept

KC Arts Centre

This Mandarin version of The Little Company’s English hit production is an uplifting and humorous tale that’s sure to put a smile on faces young and old. Details.

SRT Little Red Riding Hood


4. So Singapore at Sentosa

Till 27 Aug

Sentosa Island

To celebrate National Day, the State of Fun has lined up a series of special activities such as patriotically themed light shows at the Merlion, an artisan bazaar offering vintage and handmade collectibles and an augmented reality trail.

Merlion Lights Show - So Singapore Edition


5. Read! Fest 2017 Storython

29 July, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Central Public Library

You can never have too many books or too many stories. Mark National Reading Day this Saturday with a marathon storytelling session, where local and international storytellers will share their tales in a range of languages. More info.

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6. Singapore Children’s Society Walk for Our Children 2017

30 July, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Chinese Garden

Enjoy a relaxing stroll and a fun carnival as a family, while showing support to an organisation that’s dedicated itself to children’s welfare for the past 65 years at this free walkathon. Details.

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7. The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

25 July to 6 Aug

Drama Centre Black Box

Escape into a fairytale world of talking crickets and wily foxes in this adaptation of the beloved tale by the acclaimed Lyngo Theatre. Learn more.

ACT3 Pinocchio


8. Wheeler’s Festival

12 & 30 July, 12 pm to 11 pm

Wheeler’s Estate

You don’t need to be an avid cyclist to enjoy the good food and good music on offer at this chill-out, shooting-the-breeze lawn party organised by the folks behind the hip bike-shop-cafe Wheeler’s Yard. More info.

Wheelers Festival


9. Istana Nature Guided Walk

30 July, 10 am to 4 pm

The Istana

Discover the floral, fauna and biodiversity that can be found on the Istana grounds with a  tour conducted by NParks. Find out more.

Istana Open House


10. Satay Night Live

29 July, 6 pm to 10:30 pm

Empress Lawn

Rock to the retro and contemporary hit tunes while enjoying an al fresco feast of satay and other delicious local food at this free outdoor event.







GIVEAWAY: Stand to Win a Pair of Active Noise Cancelling Earbuds

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