Happenings - Films

FILMS

Kids Flix: Tomorrowland (2D)(PG/Some Violence)

George Clooney plays a former boy genius in this Disney science-fiction adventure about new dimensions that have only been dreamt of.

WHERE: GV Plaza, GV Jurong Point, GV Bishan, GV City Square, GV Tampines, GV Suntec City, GV Yishun, GV Katong & GV Grand, Great World City MRT: Various WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am (GV Plaza, GV Jurong Point, GV Bishan, GV City Square, GV Tampines & GV Suntec City); 11.30am (GV Yishun, GV Katong & GV Grand, Great World City) ADMISSION: $6, free for kids under 90cm tall TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Receive a gift with every pair of tickets purchased, while stocks last. Tickets from www.gv.com.sg. Go to www.gv.com.sg/GVPromotions


NATURE

From Tales To Legends: Discover Singapore Stories Floral Display

Discover stories of Tanjong Pagar, Redhill, Sisters' Island, Pulau Ubin, Kusu Island, Sang Nila Utama and the Singapore Stone through a floral showcase by Singapore landscape architect Damian Tang. More than 8,000 orchid plants feature in his designs.

WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Sept 13, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free (admission charges to Cooled Conservatories apply) TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: Singapore senior citizens (aged 60 & above) enjoy free admission to conservatories till Aug 31. Tourist promotion - one child enters free with every two Adult Standard Double Conservatories tickets bought. Guests have to print out the offer from Singapore Tourism Board's Golden Jubilee page to enjoy the promotion. Go to www.gardensbythebay.com.sg


CONTESTS

HFC Kids Star Search

HarbourFront Centre is looking for children aged between five and 10 to join its talent hunt.

INFO: Register by Sunday. Go to www.harbourfrontcentre.com.sg

The Starting Block for Champions - The Fina World Junior Championships

Singapore plays host to the Fina World Junior Championships, the world's top swimming competition for young swimmers. More than 1,000 swimmers from 100 countries aged between 14 and 18 years old will compete over five days.

WHERE: OCBC Aquatic Centre, Singapore Sports Hub, 7 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: Aug 25 - 30 ADMISSION: Daily access: $11 (Heats day pass); $21( Semi-finals & Finals day pass) TEL: 3158-7888 INFO: Bundle package available. Tickets from www.sportshubtix.sg. For more information, go to www.sportshub.com.sg


TOURS

National Orchid Garden Tour

Explore the beauty and diversity of orchids with volunteer guides in 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 for Singapore citizens, permanent residents, Employment Pass Holders, Work Permit Holders & Dependent Pass Holders from now - Aug 31; for non-residents: $5 (adult); $1 (student & senior citizens above 60 years old) TEL: 6471-7361 INFO: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis at the Visitor Centre. Register 15 minutes before the tour. Go to www.sbg.org.sg

Raffles Walk Of Fame

These 45-minute walking tours, conducted by volunteers from the National Heritage Board's Preservation of Sites and Monuments Division, will tell participants 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 Sat this month, 9 & 11am, 3 & 5pm ADMISSION: $20 a person, redeemable at the Raffles Gift Shop & hotel-operated food & beverage outlets TEL: 6337-1886 INFO: E-mail nhb_national monuments@ nhb.gov.sg. Go to raffles.com/singapore/offers/sg50


KIDS

Anatomy Of A Short Story

This workshop on the short story genre is for budding writers aged 11 to 19.

WHERE: Singapore Training and Development Association, 06-01 Lion Building D, Tutorial Room 5, 16 Arumugam Road MRT: MacPherson WHEN: Aug 22, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: $32 TEL: 6848-8297/ 6848-8295 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

Mechanics In Writing Sci-Fi

This workshop on the science-fiction genre will cover basic concepts and approaches, creation of "worlds" and the hero's journey. For budding writers aged 11 to 19.

WHERE: Singapore Training and Development Association, 06-01 Lion Building D, Tutorial Room 5, 16 Arumugam Road MRT: MacPherson WHEN: Aug 22, 2.30 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $32 TEL: 6848-8297/ 6848-8295 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg

Dora The Explorer Live! Search For The City Of Lost Toys

Dora the Explorer has lost her teddy bear Osito and the search is on to find him in this musical.

WHERE: Resorts World Sentosa Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sept 11 - 13, 7pm (Fri); 11am, 3 & 7pm (Sat); 11am & 3pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $52 - $112 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


OTHERS

Madame Tussauds Singapore SG50 Celebration - Over 50 Goes for Free!

To celebrate Singapore's Golden Jubilee, Madame Tussauds Singapore is offering free admission to Singaporeans and permanent residents aged 50 years and older.

WHERE: Madame Tussauds Singapore, Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa, 40 Imbiah Road MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Till Aug 31, open daily from 10am ADMISSION: Free for Singaporeans & Permanent Residents aged 50 & over TEL: 6715-4000 INFO: www.madametussauds.com/Singapore

Celebrate And Appreciate The Heroes In Your Life With FairPrice!

Check out a five-tier interactive birthday cake display dedicated to Singapore and view a 53m-tall digital wall that is made up of story-filled scrolls with dedications to heroes from all walks of life. Make dedications and submit them via the hashtag #fortheheroesinourlives on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or at www.thatsmyfairprice.com.sg.

WHERE: FairPrice Hub, 1 Joo Koon Circle MRT: Joo Koon WHEN: Till Sept 13, 10am - 9pm (Mon - Fri) & 9am - 9.30pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: Free INFO: Deadline is Sept 13. Go to www.thatsmy fairprice.com.sg


LAST CALL

SSO: Scottish Fantasy

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra's founding music director Choo Hoey returns to partner Taiwanese violinist Tseng Yu-chien, winner of the 2015 Singapore International Violin Competition, in Bruch's Scottish Fantasy.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 - $75 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Morphosis

The collaborative performance showcases a blend of tradition and modernity on the progress of Singapore.

WHERE: Lasalle College of the Arts, The Singapore Airlines Theatre, 1 McNally Street MRT: Little India/ Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $33 & $43 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Treasures From Asia's Oldest Museum: Buddhist Art From The Indian Museum, Kolkata

This exhibition showcases the evolution of Buddhism through the art of India.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 9pm (today), 10am - 7pm (tomorrow & Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg

Interplay

Transcend time and technology, dance along with kinetic light sculptures and visit faraway places at this science-art show.

WHERE: Annexe Hall, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 6pm daily ADMISSION: $13 (adult); $9 (child aged three - 12); $36 (family package: two adults & two children) TEL: 6425-2500 INFO: www.science.edu.sg


Compiled by Callyn Chow & Chris Tan

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 14, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe