Happenings - Films

NATURE

Dahlia Dreams Floral Display Gardens by the Bay ushers in the Year of the Monkey with a floral display inspired by the Chinese classical tale, Journey To The West.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Feb 28, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free, usual charges to Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: gardensbythebay.com.sg


CONTEST

Photography Contest - Capture Life Through Your Lens

Submit your photographs that show how one can care for one's kidneys by making healthy lifestyle choices. The top entries will be displayed at the National Kidney Foundation's photography exhibition in VivoCity, where the public can cast their votes. Deadline for submission is Feb 14.

INFO: Go to www.nkfs.org/event/photocontest. For inquiries, call 6299-0200 or e-mail photocontest@nkfs.org

Lovers Ever Run Before The Clock - A Monumental Race

Sign up in pairs for this Valentine's Day run. The route will take participants to explore national monuments and discover the love stories behind these historic buildings.

WHERE: Dhoby Ghaut Green amphitheatre (meeting point) MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Feb 14, 12.30 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $8 a pair INFO: Register at monumentalvdayrace2016.peatix.com


TOURS

Specialist Tour: 800,000 Years Of Design By Laura Miotto

This tour conducted by Italian design director Laura Miotto is held in conjunction with the Treasures Of The World exhibition by the British Museum. The collection spans 800,000 years and reveals how the form, beauty and significance of the objects humans use are constantly evolving.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Feb 5 & March 4, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 INFO: nationalmuseum.sg


KIDS

Storytelling Sessions For Children Storyteller

Kamini Ramachandran will take children on a journey through the Treasures Of The World exhibition. Listen to stories of magical creatures, mighty gods and brave heroes, then take part in creating a story-craft based on the stories heard.

WHERE: The Salon, Level 1 or Activity Space, Level 3, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, Feb 27 & 28, March 13 & 27, 1 & 3pm ADMISSION: Free admission for ticket holders of the Treasures Of The World exhibition. Each ticket admits one adult & one child aged four to seven. Children must be accompanied by an adult TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: To register, e-mail nhb_nm_lectures@nhb.gov.sg

Kidsfest! 2016 - Room On The Broom

A witch and her cat befriend a dog, a bird and a frog. They go to her rescue when a dragon threatens to eat her up. For children aged three and older.

WHERE: School of the Arts Singapore Drama Theatre MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Today, 5pm; tomorrow, 10am, noon & 5pm; Sun, 10am, noon & 3pm ADMISSION: $46 - $66 INFO: Tickets from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)

DIY Your Own Prosperity Packets By LolliBox

Children can learn to make their own hongbao with all the materials they need in a LolliBox. Spend $108 nett at Changi City Point (maximum of three same-day, same-mall receipts) and sign up a child for this workshop.

WHERE: Changi City Point, Level 1 Atrium B, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1 MRT: Expo WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 2 & 3pm ADMISSION: Free with minimum spending of $108 TEL: 6511-1088 INFO: Limited to 25 children a session a day on a first-come-first-served basis. Go to changicitypoint.fraserscentrepointmalls.com

Discovering Music! - All About Suites

The Discovering Music! series continues with orchestral suites, including Korngold's Much Ado About Nothing Suite, Debussy's Petite Suite based on French poems and the Pelleas And Melisande Suite by Faure. For children aged five & older.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Sun, 4pm ADMISSION: $21 INFO: Tickets from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)


OTHERS

Saturdays@ACM: Monkey Business

Enjoy a lion dance performance, customise your own festive couplets and discover fascinating facts about Chinese New Year at the Asian Civilisations Museum.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Feb 6, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-7798/6332-3275 INFO: www.acm.org.sg

Chinese New Year Open House At NHB Museums

Visit the Asian Civilisations Museum's new galleries and spaces to view contemporary art and masterpieces at the new Kwek Hong Png Wing as well as explore treasures recovered from the Tang Shipwreck. At the National Museum of Singapore, view artefacts from the British Museum at the Treasures Of The World exhibition.

WHERE: National Heritage Board museums & heritage institutions MRT: Various WHEN: Feb 8 & 9, various timings.On Feb 8, the Malay Heritage Centre& Indian Heritage Centre are closed ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nhb.gov.sg

Chinese New Year Festivities At S.E.A. Aquarium

Divers will perform an underwater dragon dance daily. There will also be appearances by the Manta mascot dressed in a Chinese New Year outfit.

WHERE: S.E.A. Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Till Feb 22, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: $32 (adult), $22 (child/senior); Singapore residents: $28 (adult), $15 (child/senior) INFO: rwsentosa.com

Chinatown CNY Celebrations 2016: Festive Street Bazaar & Festive Carnival

Visitors can browse and buy a wide range of festive delicacies, traditional goodies and decorative items from more than 400 stalls along the streets of Chinatown.

WHERE: Festive Street Bazaar: Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street & Trengganu Street. Festive Carnival: Open spacein front of People's Park Complex MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Festive Street Bazaar: Till Feb 7, 6 - 10.30pm daily, 6pm - 1am (Feb 7). Festive Carnival: Till Feb 7, 11am - 10.30pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.chinatownfestivals.sg

Treasure The Splendour Of Spring @ VivoCity

Enjoy a slew of activities and cultural performances during the weekends, find out your fortunes in the Year of the Monkey or pose for a photo with the figures of the Chinese zodiac at The Plaza.

WHERE: VivoCity, Level 1 Central Court, 1 Harbourfront Walk MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Till Feb 21, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6377-6860/6377-6870 INFO: www.vivocity.com.sg

Swing Into Abundance This Lunar New Year At AMK Hub

Shoppers at AMK Hub will be greeted by larger-than-life figures of the Chinese zodiac at the main entrance. One of the highlights of this year's festivities is the Big Grand Draw on Feb 13, in which prizes worth $45,000 will be up for grabs.

WHERE: AMK Hub, 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Till Feb 21, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6753-9000 INFO: www.amkhub.com.sg


LAST CALL

Rhapsodies Of Spring 2016

Singapore Chinese Orchestra's annual Chinese New Year concert moves to a bigger venue and features more songs. The concert, conducted by the orchestra's music director, Yeh Tsung, will kick off with Li Huan Zhi's merry Spring Festival Overture. It will also feature Singapore percussion group ZingO Festival Drum Group and host Marcus Chin.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $38 - $99 INFO: Tickets from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)

Exhibition: To Our Winged Travellers

This exhibition showcases the well wishes for migratory waterbirds across the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. The wishes were collected from students, volunteers and visitors to the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

WHERE: Mangrove Gallery, Visitor Centre, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Kranji Way entrance), 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: Till Sun, 8.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: For inquiries, e-mail nparks_sbwr@nparks.gov.sg

Symphony Of Happiness

This exhibition by Chinese artist Fan Shao Hua is presented by Pan Pacific Singapore in collaboration with Asia Art Collective. It highlights Fan's return to his roots as a Chinese ink painter, while being influenced by Western oil painting.

WHERE: Public Art Space at Pan Pacific Singapore, Level 2, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-8111 INFO: www.asiaartcollective.com

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Ronald Kow

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