The Youth Day and Hari Raya Puasa holidays might have made for a rather stop-start week, but the weekend is finally here proper! Arts and culture take centre stage, with various performances and cultural events happening over these two days. Here, we list some of the highlights.
1. Chinese Storytelling by Chou Sing Chu Foundation
10 July, 2:30 pm to 3 pm
Cheng San Public Library
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Sit in for a storytelling session organised by the Chou Sing Chu Foundation and make the Chinese language fun for your kids. It’s also a good chance to learn more about Chinese values through engaging tales. Recommended for children from ages four to 10. More info.
2. Jazz for Juniors
9 July, 11 am to 12 pm
Bedok Public Library
Let your child express his or her individuality and style at this jazz dance workshop, which is all about interpreting moves in one’s own way. Open to kids from ages five to seven. Details.
3. See the new baby elephant at the Night Safari
7:30 pm to 12 am
The Night Safari’s first baby elephant in six years has made her debut. Catch this two-month-old animal star on the park’s tram ride. Read more.
4. Straits Family Sunday: So Sedap!
10 July, 1 pm to 5 pm
Learn more about what makes up a Peranakan kitchen, as well as all that goes into a Baba feast. There’s also craft activity where you can design your own coaster based on the motifs on Peranakan tiles. Free admission.
5. Ballet Under the Stars
8 to 10 July, 7:30 pm to 10 pm
Fort Canning Green
Pack a yummy picnic basket and enjoy a charming evening out in the park with the Singapore Dance Theatre, which will be putting on a fabulous medley of contemporary and classic ballets. Learn more.
6. Exclusive Preview of Crayon Shinchan the Movie: The Great Assault
10 July, 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Golden Village Suntec City
Be the first to catch this adorable, quirky, sometimes weird kindergartener on the big screen as he embarks on an adventure to save his family and friends. Each ticket also entitles the holder to premium Crayon Shinchan merchandise, and fans can look forward to a photo booth and photo opps with the character. Find out more.
7. Hari Raya Special (A Guided Tour)
9 July, 9:30 am to 11 am
Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
Want to know what makes your favourite Malay dishes smell and taste so good? Join in this tour and learn about the fresh plants, herbs and spices used in Malay cooking. Suitable for kids from K1 to P6 level. Details.
8. An Evening of Music from Perth: Chisholm Catholic College Concert Band
10 July, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Another opportunity to relax and shoot the breeze while enjoying a great performance in the park. This Aussie ensemble will present a selection of popular tunes from genres like musicals, pop and even jazz. More info.