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FILMS

Movie Screening @ Singapore Botanic Gardens: Taxi! Taxi!

Taxi! Taxi! is a 2013 local comedy film based on Diary Of A Taxi Driver (2010) written by Cai Mingjie, a PhD-holder said to be Singapore's most well-educated taxi driver. It stars Mark Lee, Gurmit Singh and YouTube star Dr JiaJia.

WHERE: Swan Lake, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Orchard/Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7138 INFO: E-mail NParks_SBG_Visitor_Services@nparks.gov.sg


NATURE

Nature Sketching In The Gardens

Volunteer artist Tham Pui San will guide participants in learning to draw and observe nature.

WHERE: Meet at Visitor Centre @ Nassim Gate, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Orchard/Botanic Gardens WHEN: July 18, 9 - 11am ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7361 INFO: Register 15 minutes before the event. Limited to 20 adults a session. Go to www.sbg.org.sg

Flowery Fun Times Floral Display

The third of six chapters in Gardens by the Bay's storytelling journey draws visitors into the world of folklore and nursery rhymes.

WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till July 19, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free (except to Cooled Conservatories) TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: gardensbythebay.com.sg


CONTESTS

Singapore Puzzle Hunt

In this half-day intellectual battle, four-member teams compete to solve cryptic, multi-layered puzzles. Participants learn obscure facts about Singapore by solving the puzzles. Teaser puzzles are posted on facebook.com/sgpuzzlehunt each week in the run-up to the event.

WHERE: Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, 50 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 1 - 7pm ADMISSION: $20 a person; $80 a team INFO: Register at www.sgpuzzlehunt.com

Flash Fiction Contest 2015

Submit a short story of up to 500 words to win cash prizes. Organised by the National Library Board as part of Read! Singapore 2015.

INFO: Entries to be sent as an e-mail attachment to read@nlb.gov.sg by midnight on Wed. For details, go to nlb.gov.sg/readsingapore/EventDetails

Perfect Your Baking Skills With SCS Butter

From now till July 17, consumers can buy three blocks of SCS butter at $11.95 and stand to win a place in a baking class with Chef Siti or blogger Fiona Lau.

INFO: Download the entry form from www.scsdairy.com and attach the original receipt for proof of purchase. E-mail your entry to contactus@scsdairy.com with a scanned copy of the receipt. Go to www.scsdairy.com

Co-op Hot Shots 2015 - Make A Difference

In its fourth edition, the Singapore National Co-operative Federation photography contest introduces a new Instagram category. This year's theme is Make A Difference. Submit your photos online to win cash prizes totalling over $5,000.

INFO: There are four categories - Local Open, Local Youth (12 - 35 years old), International and Instagram. Submit your photos by Aug 7 to events.sncf.org.sg/hotshots


TOURS

Rainforest Tour

Discover the enchantment of the tropical rainforest with volunteer guides on this one-hour tour.

WHERE: Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 9, 10 & 11am (in English); 4pm (in Mandarin) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7361 INFO: Register 15 minutes before the tour. Go to www.sbg.org.sg

Raffles Walk Of Fame

These 45-minute tours, conducted by volunteers from the National Heritage Board's Preservation of Sites and Monuments Division, will reveal more about the hotel and its guests, including pop icon Michael Jackson, writer W. Somerset Maugham, designer Karl Lagerfeld, and actors Elizabeth Taylor and Charlie Chaplin.

WHERE: Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Every Saturday till Aug, 9 & 11am, 3 & 5pm ADMISSION: $20 a person, redeemable at the Raffles Gift Shop and all hotel-operated food and beverage outlets TEL: 6337-1886 INFO: To register, e-mail the Preservation of Sites and Monuments Division at nhb_nationalmonuments@nhb.gov.sg. Go to raffles.com/singapore/offers/sg50


PETS

SOSD Adoption Drive

At this Save Our Street Dogs' adoption drive at Sunny Heights, 20 to 30 puppies and dogs are available for adoption. There are also grooming salons and swimming pools for the dogs, so you can bring your dogs for a dip.

WHERE: Sunny Heights, 110 Turf Club Road MRT: Botanic Gardens/ Farrer Road WHEN: Sun, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sosd.org.sg

Light Up Your Life Run

Categories include the individual 5km and 10km run, as well as the 2km dog walk (accompanied by owner). The funds raised will go to Save Our Street Dogs and Assisi Hospice.

WHERE: East Coast Park MRT: Eunos WHEN: Oct 3, 5 - 11pm ADMISSION: $40(2km - dog walk, one person & one dog); $55 (5km & 10km); $200 (group of 4 people) INFO: $10 for every additional headcount (up to three people/two dogs). Register at www.lightupyourliferun.com by Aug 16


KIDS

Drawing Stories

Create a picture book and story characters at this workshop conducted by illustrator Low Joo Hong. For children aged five to 12.

Conducted in Mandarin. Part of the Speak Mandarin Campaign.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Clementi Public Library, 05-13/14/15, The Clementi Mall, 3155 Commonwealth Avenue West MRT: Clementi WHEN: Tomorrow, 2.30 - 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6332 3255 INFO: To register, e-mail NHB_SpeakMandarin@nhb.gov.sg or go to www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Pop-up Craft Party!

Help Scamper the budgie write the steps to make his favourite dish - ondeh-ondeh. Suitable for children aged five to eight. Suitable for children and parent-child pairs.

Part of Read! Fest 2015.

WHERE: Activity Room, Choa Chu Kang Public Library, 04-01/02, Lot 1 Shopper's Mall, 21 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 MRT: Choa Chu Kang WHEN: Sun, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3255 INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Bond And Learn Etiquette With Your Kids

Parents and their children learn about social etiquette through activities and games. Suitable for children aged three to eight.

WHERE: HDB Hub Convention Centre, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: July 25, 9 - 10.30am ADMISSION: $50 a pair (sign up by tomorrow) TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: krystalcharm.com/July-2015-events-and-programs

Children's Season: Masak Masak 2015

Children's Season at the National Museum of Singapore returns with playgrounds, interactive installations, performances and film screenings. Suitable for children aged three to seven.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Aug 10, 10am - 6pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: www.nationalmuseum.sg


OTHERS

Interactive Activities At Kinokuniya Liang Court: Games We Play!

Get a taste of the good old days when life was simpler and play traditional Singapore and Japanese games.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Liang Court, 03-50, 177 River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow & July 26, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-1300 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Straits Family Sunday: Bead By Bead

Find out more about beaded artworks and create your own.

WHERE: Peranakan Museum , 39 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sun, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free from 1 - 5pm TEL: 6336-2983 INFO: www.peranakanmuseum.org.sg

Food And Electronics Fiesta 2015

Sphere Exhibits' Food and Electronics Fiesta is back with the latest and most popular offers.

WHERE: Singapore Expo Hall 6, 1 Expo Drive MRT: Expo WHEN: Thu - July 19, 11am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.fefiesta.com.sg


LAST CALL

SSO On Campus @ Victoria Junior College

Join associate conductor Joshua Tan and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra at a free concert featuring favourite classics such as Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite and Brahms' Academic Festival Overture.

WHERE: Victoria Junior College, 20 Marine Vista MRT: Kembangan/Eunos WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: Limited seats. Suitable for ages five & above. Go to www.sso.org.sg

Mahler 8: A Gift To The Entire Nation

The Orchestra of the Music Makers, along with a combined Singaporean and international cast and chorus, will perform Mahler's Symphony Of A Thousand, to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday. The concert features eight vocal soloists, two large choirs, a children's choir, a symphony orchestra, a separate brass ensemble and an organ.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $13 - $54 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

BD Dance World Superstars DanceSport Championships 2015

This event features the top six ranked DanceSport athletes in the world and international competitors, vying for the championship title  in the World Open Latin, World Open Standard and Professional categories.

WHERE: Fairmont Hotel Singapore, Raffles City, 80 Bras Basah Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - 5pm (day event), 6.30 - 11pm (evening event) ADMISSION: Day event: $60; Evening event, dinner included: $500 (VIP), $400 (first row), $260 (second row), $200 (third row) TEL: 6336-2648 INFO: Go to shawnandgladys.com

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Chris Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI10C'. Print Edition | Subscribe