It’s a brand new year and we are off to a fresh start. Wondering what new and exciting activities are taking place in the month of January? Here is a quick look at upcoming events and family-related news that you should be in the know about.
Family-friendly Events in January 2018
KidsFest! Singapore 2018
19 Jan to 11 Feb
Victoria Theatre and KC Arts Centre
KidsFest! Singapore kicks off the 2018 children’s theatre season in Singapore with favourites such as The Gruffalo and other exciting shows such as Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo and What the Ladybird Heard.
Pongal Celebration 2018
6 to 20 Jan
Indian Heritage Centre
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Join in the Pongal (harvest festival) celebrations at Little India. Participate in craft workshops, basket weaving demonstrations and other exciting activities. Paint your own Pongal Pot and even have an encounter with cows, bulls and goats at a Mini Animal Farm from 12 to 20 Jan.
Baby Space 2018
12 to 28 Jan
Tailored to babies between 0 to 12 months, Baby Space is a ticketed performance at The Artground that blends contemporary dance, music and visual art to provide a multi-sensorial experience for both babies and their carers.
SG Cares Carnival
13 Jan, 12 pm to 8 pm
Our Tampines Hub
Families can look forward to fun activities at the inaugural SG Cares Carnival, an event that highlights the work of community groups, social enterprises and big-hearted individuals who care for others. Gain a deeper understanding of SG Cares movement and how every act of kindness counts. Find out more.
Discover Golf Carnival
14 Jan, 2 pm to 6 pm
Sentosa Golf Course
Take part in family-friendly golf-themed activities such as a FootGolf, Golf Croquet and Kiddy’s Golf Safari at the SMBC Singapore Open Discover Golf Carnival. Pre-registration is advised for this event at the Sentosa Golf Club.
Singapore Art Week 2018
17 to 28 Jan
Art fairs, gallery opening, exhibitions and more have been lined up for Singapore Art Week 2018. This includes art workshops and movie screenings at Singapore Art Museum (SAM), a mural-making activity and exhibition of children’s art at Gillman Barrack, and much more.
Building the Photo Ark with Joel Sartore
Mastercard Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
Award-winning photographer and conservationist, Joel Sartore, will be at the Mastercard Theatres to share stories about experiences and comical mishaps while photographing the world’s animals. Find out more.
vívofit jr. 2
Garmin’s vívofit jr. 2 activity tracker with Disney, Star Wars and Marvel-themed bands are designed to encourage children to stay active through mobile app adventures for kids between the ages of four and up. The device measures “active minutes” and encourages kids to meet the recommended 60 minutes of daily activity. vívofit jr. 2 has suggested retail price of S$149 and $45 for additional bands and are from selected retailers such as Popular Bookstore, Takashimaya and Courts.
MoonRock School Bag
Designed by a group of Hong Kong-based bag experts, the MoonRock school bag has been launched in Singapore. It comes in two ranges – one for children six to 9 and the other for children between 9 to 12. The school bag incorporates ergonomic features to alleviate strains on back and shoulders. It is available online.
New Places & Programmes
NeeuroFit Brain Training Programme
Neeuro, a company which specialises in neurotechnology, has partnered with Gifted Learners Student Care Centre to provide brain training classes for children. These NeeuroFit classes aim to help students, seven to 12 years old, enhance their IQ level and cognitive functions such as memory and focus.
Thomson Medical Group’s Healthcare Loyalty Programme
Thomson Medical Group has launched Thomson Celebrating Life, a new healthcare loyalty programme for all Thomson Medical patrol to encourage them to stay healthy through preventive healthcare. Members will gain access to exclusive offers, eVouchers and stay up-to-date on the latest health and wellness tips via health articles written by Thomson Medical experts through the new mobile app.
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