Weekend Picks: 4 – 5 Feb

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The official CNY holidays might be over, but there’s no reason why you can’t continue with the celebrations (there are traditionally 15 days of it, after all). We show you where to go for more festive fun, and other great events worth checking out as well.


1. Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2017

Till 11 Feb, 10 am to 5 pm

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

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There are activities aplenty for young and old to enjoy at these celebrations, including special guided tours, art and craft workshops, games, treasure egg hunts, lion dances, storytelling and more. Details.

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2. BBC Earth’s Steve Backshall in Deadly 60 Live! Pole to Pole

4 to 5 Feb

MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands

Who better to engage your child’s interest and curiosity about animals and the natural world than award-winning naturalist Steve Backshall? The star of the popular BBC children’s series is in town for this weekend only, so be sure to catch this live show. Learn more.

Marina Bay Sands Steve Backshall Deadly 60


3. River Hongbao

Till 4 Feb, 2 pm to 11 pm

The Float @ Marina Bay

For a full-on CNY experience, head to this colourful extravaganza of sights and sounds. Look forward to dazzling giant lanterns on display, performances by Singapore Youth Festival Award winners and overseas acrobatic troupes, and nightly fireworks and laser shows. More info.

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4. Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts

3 to 12 Feb


There is an array of great programmes suitable for the whole family on offer at this annual Mandarin arts festival, many of them free. Pick from craft workshops, storytelling sessions, theatre performances and dance workshops. Find out more.

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5. Rooster in the Roo-nar New Year

Till 11 Feb

Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Night Safari

To usher in the Year of the Rooster, all three parks have lined up a series of treats and rooster-themed activities where kids can learn more about the humble but all-important chicken, such as a fun discovery trail and guided tours. More info.

WRS Lunar New Year Rooster


6. Spring Surprise

Till 12 Feb

Gardens by the Bay

Watch awesome shows featuring LED dragons, lions and Singapore’s first and largest LED phoenix, all against the spectacular backdrop of the Gardens’ Supertrees. On top of that, there are also dance and music performances, stunts by an aerial contortionist, and even a shopping street. Details.

Gardens by the Bay Spring Surprise


7. Romeo and Juliet Untold

2 to 5 Feb

KC Arts Centre

Hear about the greatest love story of all – as told from the perspective of the Capulets’ party planner. Funny and educational, this makes for a great entertainment for parents and kids. Find out more.

Kidsfest 2017 Romeo and Juliet Untold



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