Happenings - Films

Istana Nature Guided Walk

Welcome the lunar year at the Istana and learn more about the flora and fauna that call it home.

WHERE: Istana (entrance via main gate in Orchard Road) MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tue, 10am - 4pm ADMISSION: $2 (child aged three & above), $4 (Singaporean/permanent residents aged 13 & above); $10 (foreigner aged 13 & above) INFO: nparks.gov.sg

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: Usual charges to Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: gardensbythebay.com.sg


CONTESTS

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 votes. Deadline for submission is Feb 14.

INFO: Go to www.nkfs.org/event/photocontest or call 6299-0200

Lovers Ever Run Before The Clock - A Monumental Race

Sign up in pairs for this Valentine's Day run. The route will take participants past national monuments and discover the love stories behind them.

WHERE: Dhoby Ghaut Green amphitheatre 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: Today & March 4, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 INFO: nationalmuseum.sg

What's In My Mud?

On this free guided walk, learn more about the lesser-known creatures of the mudflats in Sungei Buloh.

WHERE: Information Counter, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Neo Tiew Entrance), 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: Feb 13, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free INFO: Registration at nparks.gov.sg

Fort Canning Spice Garden Tour

This guided walk will take you through the Spice Garden, once the site of Singapore's first Botanical and Experimental Garden started by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1822.

WHERE: Fort Canning Park (meet at roundabout between Fort Canning Arts Centre & Hotel Fort Canning) MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Feb 20, 4 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: Register at nparks.gov.sg

Guided Walk: Design Is Everywhere

Design enthusiasts will take you on a walk in the vicinity of the National Design Centre to explore design in everyday life and public spaces.

WHERE: Auditorium, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/ Bras Basah WHEN: Feb 27, 4.30 - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6291-3686 INFO: Register at www.shophouseandco.com/february-2016-design-is-everywhere


KIDS

I heART Nature Workshop

This interactive parent-child bonding session includes interesting art and craft activities and a short nature appreciation walk. Suitable for children aged five to seven.

WHERE: Berlayer Shade & Tanjong Berlayer, Labrador Nature Reserve, Labrador Villa Road MRT: HarbourFront/Labrador Park WHEN: Feb 13, 9 - 10.30am ADMISSION: Free INFO: Maximum of 10 children a session, to be accompanied by a parent. Register at nparks.gov.sg

All About Desert Plants Part 1: Plants And Their Habitat (A Guided Tour)

During this tour, children aged five to 12 will learn about different plant habitats and understand how plants adapt to survive.

WHERE: Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Orchard/Botanic Gardens WHEN: Feb 20,10 - 11am ADMISSION: $6 a child & $6 an accompanying adult TEL: 6471-9961 INFO: Register at nparks.gov.sg


OTHERS

Where Your Wishes Take Off @313

Write your Chinese New Year wishes on colourful sky lanterns and "fly" them into the sky - digitally.

WHERE: 313@Somerset, Atrium, 313 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Till tomorrow, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6496-9300 INFO: 313somerset.com.sg

Springtime On Ice: Lion Dance On Ice

Catch lion dance performances on ice. The Rink's mascot, JR, will make a special appearance, showing his nifty moves on ice.

WHERE: The Rink at JCube, Level 3, 2 Jurong East Central 1 MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Feb 13, 5.15 - 7.15pm ADMISSION: Two-hour session: $14 (adult), $12 (child) INFO: therink.sg

Singapore Airshow 2016

Asia's largest aerospace and defence event returns with a wide range of activities including aerobatic flying displays and flight simulator rides.

WHERE: Changi Exhibition Centre, 9 Aviation Park Road MRT: Expo WHEN: Feb 20 & 21, 9.30am - 5pm ADMISSION: $25 (standard), $10 (child aged three - 12) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.facebook.com/OfficialSingaporeAirshow

Date With Dad - High Tea

This is a special event for fathers and daughters aged 12 to 15.

WHERE: Mandarin Orchard Singapore, 333 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset/ Orchard WHEN: March 5, 2 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $120 a pair (includes "Worth the Wait" ring worth $25 for the daughter) TEL: 6491-0714 INFO: Register at family.org.sg/DatewithDad by Feb 20


LAST CALL

Saturdays@ACM: Monkey Business

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

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

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Ronald Kow

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