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If you are looking for something child-friendly to do this weekend in Singapore, here are a few suggestions I think could make for a very fun weekend. There is actually lots going on in Singapore at the moment, so lets get out there and enjoy what Singapore as to offer. If anyone else has some suggestions, feel free to comment.


  • MID AUTUMN FESTIVAL BY THE RIVER

This weekend is your last chance to catch some free entertainment by the river. Between 4pm and 12am there will be a variety of performances and exhibitions, including lantern displays, cultural performances, calligraphy and a sing-a-long.

River Promenade, beside Central Shopping Mall, until Sunday


  • HARI RAYA @ THE CITY

Come and enjoy cultural performances and interactive exhibits at the Malay Heritage Museum. On Saturday, between 5pm and 6.30pm there will be two Malay groups performing, and on Sunday between 5.30 and 6.30 another 2 groups. These activities are designed to compliment the festive atmosphere of the Arab Street light-up and the street stalls along Bussorah Street.

Malay Heritage Museum, 85 Sultan Gate


  • MID AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN CHINATOWN

Chinatown is awash with lights at the moment, and this weekend is your last chance to wander around the Chinatown Festival Street Market. Open from 11am, this is a great spot to choose some mooncakes and other delicacies.

If you walk over to the Singapore Handicraft Centre on New Bridge Road, you can browse at the Mid Autumn Festival Fair, where there is an array of offerings ranging from traditional red lanterns, bonsai to artistic gems.

There is also the mass lantern walk on Saturday, which will start at Outram MRT and proceed to Central Shopping Mall, by the river, starting at around 7.30pm.


  • LANTERNS AT THE CHINESE GARDENS

Hello Kitty and Friends is the theme this year for the lantern display at the Chinese Gardens. Almost 300 character lanterns handcrafted by 106 lantern craftsmen decorated the park, along with snack stalls and cultural performances. For some photos, go here

29th August to 28th September 2008

6pm to 11pm daily


  • KIDS' SCIENCE FEST

The kids will love the interactive displays in this fun carnival. With over 20 exhibits and workshops, as well as science shows from the performers from SciTech this carnival will be lots of fun for primary kids. One of the highlights will be the Sports Stacking, 3pm on Saturday when you want to see some fierce competition between some local primary schools.

Singapore Science Centre,

15 Science Centre Road

10.00am to 6.00pm


  • RAINBOW FISH by I theatre

This classic tale by Marcus Pfister about the proud and pretty Rainbow Fish, and what happens when her friends get fed up with her selfish ways, is told in a magical mixture of black light, music and fishy mayhem!

I Theatre

27 Kerbau Road,

Tel: 65-6341 5960


  • Wall-E

My kids loved this movie about the lonely robot who discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. Playing at Golden Village cinemas island-wide.

SINGAPORE BIENNALE

If you want to be awed, inspired, amazed, take a look at some of the art by over 50 renown local and international artists. The venues for the exhibitions are within walking distance, around City Hall and Marina Bay. For a map go here

2 comments

Shandra said... @ September 13, 2008 at 6:39 PM

Just wanted to say THANK YOU for posting events here in Singapore. As an Expat mom here, I don't really know WHAT to do and where to take the kids-and always seem to hear about events AFTER it is over. THANK YOU for an amazing helpful blog!!!

Milly said... @ September 13, 2008 at 7:46 PM

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