This weekend offers up fabulous opportunities to learn more about various cultures, from Chinese to Indian to Mexican. There are also lots of wonderful events worth heading to, from family programmes at the Singapore Writers Festival to riverside outings.
1. Singapore Writers Festival 2018 – SWF For Families (SWF3)
2 to 11 Nov
The Singapore Writers Festival’s special, family-friendly track is back, offering a rich lineup of programmes for kids as young as two years old. Look forward to storytelling, workshops and talks, and there are also programmes designed for children with special needs. Details.
2. Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum
2 Nov to 6 Jan, 9 am to 9 pm
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Cameras at the ready! Disney’s adorable Tsum Tsum characters lend their magic to this floral display, as Mickey and friends stack up to decorate the tallest live Christmas tree in the Flower Dome. Learn more.
3. SAFRA Family Day Out Sports Carnival & Night Camp @ Singapore River Festival
3 to 4 Nov, 3 pm to 9 am
Open field beside Riverside Point
It’s non-stop fun and games when you sign up for this family outing by the river, including activities like sports-themed carnival games, night trails and sleeping under the stars. More info.
4. Pinkfong Baby Shark Live Musical
2 to 4 Nov
MES Theatre, MediaCorp
Join Pinkfong and friends as they embark on a big adventure to find the missing Baby Shark and bring him home. Their addictive tunes are sure to have little ones out of their seats and singing along. Find out more.
3 to 11 Nov, 10 am to 9:30 pm
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Take a trip down memory lane as you revisit well-loved activities of yesteryear, as well as key aspects of Chinese heritage such as tea appreciation, calligraphy, Teochew opera and cross-talk. More info.
6. Singapore River Festival
Till 11 Nov
Clarke Quay and Boat Quay
This celebration of the Singapore River enters full swing this weekend, with a packed slate of programmes such as lighted kite-flying displays, games and challenges, performances by local artists and a mini family carnival. Details.
7. The Great Moscow Circus
Till 18 Nov
Big Top, Bayfront Avenue
Be thrilled and dazzled as some of the world’s top acrobats, stuntmen and circus artists perform spectacular and death-defying acts in this heart-thumping extravaganza. Find out more.
Till 6 Nov, 11 am to 7 pm
Indian Heritage Centre
Discover more about the Festival of Lights and Indian culture through engaging, dramatised tours of the centre and artistic performances like drums and dance. Learn more.
9. Dia de Muertos Singapore 2018
3 Nov, 12 pm to 11 pm
Now into its third edition, this is the largest celebration of Mexico’s Day of the Dead in Southeast Asia. There will be mariachi performances, dance workshops, fun family activities, and the chance to sample Mexican food and drinks. More info.