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A wax figure of singer Jay Chou at Madame Tussauds Singapore, which is offering free admission to Singaporeans and permanent residents aged 50 years and older till Monday.
A wax figure of singer Jay Chou at Madame Tussauds Singapore, which is offering free admission to Singaporeans and permanent residents aged 50 years and older till Monday.BH FILE PHOTO

Thomas & Friends Family Day(G)

Make your own Thomas & Friends keychain and catch Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend Of The Lost Treasure before it opens in Golden Village cinemas on Thursday.

WHERE: GV Grand, Great World City, Level 3, 1 Kim Seng Promenade MRT: Tiong Bahru WHEN: Tomorrow, 10 & 11.45am (start of Thomas & Friends Family Day), 11.15am & 1pm (movie screening) ADMISSION: $18 (GV members) & $22 (public) TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Includes one movie ticket, Thomas & Friends Sing-A-Long DVD, kiddie popcorn combo & admission to the Family Day event


NATURE

Wow Wild West: Feathers And Beaks

This themed guided walk will showcase the wildlife of Sungei Buloh and is part of the Wow Wild West event that runs from tomorrow to Sept 19.

WHERE: Information Counter, Visitor Centre (Kranji Way entrance), Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: Sept 5, 9 - 10.30am & 1 - 2.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: E-mail NParks_SBWR@nparks.gov.sg. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Tues or when full

Bird-watching Along The Southern Ridges

Volunteer guides will take participants through the Forest Walk and Singing Forest in search of beautiful birds. Up to 43 species of birds have been spotted here so far.

WHERE: Entrance of Henderson Waves, Mount Faber Park, Henderson Road MRT: Telok Blangah WHEN: Sept 12, 7.30 - 9.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Sept 4 or when full. E-mail Lee_li_pei@nparks.gov.sg

Trees Of The Fort

Learn about the heritage trees and others such as the towering Kapok, flaky Gelam and magnificent Madras Thorn on this tour.

WHERE: Roundabout between Fort Canning Green and Hotel Fort Canning MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah/City Hall WHEN: Sept 19, 4 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Sept 5 or when full. E-mail Lee_li_pei@nparks.gov.sg


CONTESTS

Fina World Junior Swimming Championships

Singapore plays host to the world's top competition for young swimmers. More than 1,000 swimmers aged between 14 and 18 from 100 countries will compete.

WHERE: OCBC Aquatic Centre, Singapore Sports Hub, 7 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: Till Sun, various timing 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. Go to www.sportshub.com.sg

Baby & Junior Race

Join eXplorerkid's 11th edition of the Baby & Junior Race. Winners stand to receive more than $10,000 worth of vouchers and prizes.

WHERE: D'Marquee @ Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN: Sept 19 & 20, 10am - 6pm (various timing for different races) ADMISSION: $16 (eXplorerkid member), $26 (NTUC member) & $36 (public) TEL: 6582-3149 INFO: Register by Sept 6. E-mail bbjr@explorerkid.com or go to www.explorerkid.com

Solve For Tomorrow

Samsung's global competition encourages students to leverage technology to address social issues and create a better future for people in Singapore. Participating teams could win cash prizes, an internship with Samsung Electronics Singapore and a study trip to South Korea.

INFO: Go to www.solvefor tomorrow.sg. The submission deadline is Sept 11, noon.


TOURS

Healing Garden Tour

View more than 400 varieties of plants used for medicinal purposes on this tour.

WHERE: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Centre, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sept 5, 9am (in English), 10am (in Mandarin) ADMISSION: Free Tel: 6471-7361 INFO: Register 15 minutes before the tour at the Visitor Centre. Go to www.sbg.org.sg


PETS

D'Pets Carnival: A Community Event & Pet Adoption Drive

Join this inaugural community event and pet adoption drive in collaboration with the SPCA and individual rescuers/homers. More than 50 vendors will be showcasing their pet products and services.

WHERE: D'Kranji Farm Resort, 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2 MRT: Kranji WHEN: Sun, 9am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6898-9228 INFO: www.dkranji.com.sg or www.facebook.com/dkranji


KIDS

Jewels In The Tale

This is a marvellous and mischievous production featuring a collection of stories and folklore from around the region.

WHERE: Alliance Francaise Theatre, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Friday, 10am, Sat & Sun, 10.30am & 2.30pm ADMISSION: $33 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Singapore Symphony Children's Choir Experience

Join a full day of music and voice workshops with the Singapore Symphony Children's Choir. The programme offers participants an opportunity to sing alongside senior choir members and perform onstage at the Victoria Concert Hall at the end of the day.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sept 10, 10am - 6.30pm (workshop), 5.30 - 6.30pm (performance) ADMISSION: $80 (for participants aged nine to 16, lunch will be provided); $15 (performance only, open to public, includes a tour of Victoria Concert Hall) TEL: 6602-4215 INFO: E-mail choral@sso.org.sg. Download the application form at www.sso.org.sg.Registration closes on next Friday

Storytime With Sara At Jacob Ballas Children's Garden (A Storytelling-cum-Guided Tour)

Children will explore Jacob Ballas Children's Garden with Sara the Botanicosaurus and her squirrel friends, Fluff-tail and Twitchy. Suitable for children aged three to six.

WHERE: Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, 481 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sept 5, 10 - 11am ADMISSION: $6 a child & $6 an accompanying adult TEL: 6471-9961/6465 -0196 INFO: E-mail nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Mon or when full

Grow With Nature Drama Series: A Lion Without A Roar (A Drama Workshop)

Children will learn proper manners and etiquette in making friends and without resorting to shouting. Suitable for children aged five to 12.

WHERE: Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, 481 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sept 8, 10 - 11am ADMISSION: $10 a child TEL: 6471-9961/6465 -0196 INFO: E-mail nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Tue or when full

Elegant Etiquette Workshop

A great opportunity for children to pick up social etiquette skills, including how to greet people, dining etiquette and deportment. Suitable for children agedfive to 11.

WHERE: 03-23, Goldhill Plaza, 1 Goldhill Plaza MRT: Novena WHEN: Sept 11, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: $98 a person, $168 for two TEL: 8228-9686 INFO: Register at www.krystalcharm.com/school-holiday-programs

Dr Seuss' The Cat In The Hat

Based on the book by Dr Seuss, The Cat In The Hat has been developed into a witty play by Britain's National Theatre, which will be faithfully reproduced by the Singapore Repertory Theatre's The Little Company.

WHERE: DBS Arts Centre Home of Singapore Repertory Theatre, Robertson Quay, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Sept 27, 10am (Tue - Fri ), 11am & 2pm (weekend) ADMISSION: $25 & $28 (weekday), $35, $38 & $49 (weekend) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


OTHERS

Breastfeeding Challenge

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Month, Thomson Medical and Avent Philips invite nursing mothers to take part in a national record-breaking mass breastfeeding event.

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention Hall 300 to 302, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, challenge starts at 10am ADMISSION: $10 a person; $20 for group of three INFO: Register at www.evnk.co/breastfeeding challenge

NTU Fest

K-pop girl group Dal Shabet will be performing at Nanyang Technological University's fiesta. Comprising a carnival, charity run and concert, the mega event marks the start of NTU's new academic year and is part of its celebration of Singapore's Golden Jubilee.

WHERE: The Promontory @ Marina Bay, 11 Marina Boulevard MRT: Marina Bay WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6791-1744 INFO: www.ntu.edu.sg/ntufest2015

Saturdays@ACM

Join Asian Civilisations Museum on a journey to explore, discover and create. Be captivated by fascinating performances, journey across Asia with incredible storytellers, or make your own masterpiece.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sept 5, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg

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 Mon, open daily from 10am ADMISSION: Free for Singaporeans & permanent residents aged 50 & over TEL: 6715-4000 INFO: www.madametussauds.com/Singapore


LAST CALL

The Art Fellas Grand Showcase At Ion Orchard: The Lust For Art

Celebrating mostly Singaporean artists, including the acclaimed Chua Mia Tee and Cultural Medallion Award recipient Goh Beng Kwan, this exhibition showcases 18 artists and a wide range of paintings, sculptures and prints.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6702-4001 INFO: www.theartfellas.com

Dharma Ashoka

This depicts the metamorphic and spiritual journey of Mauryan emperor Ashoka, who upon witnessing the suffering caused by his greed and desire for conquest, sought inspiration from Buddha's teachings, relinquished violence and adopted peaceful models of rule.

WHERE: The Republic Cultural Centre Theatre, Republic Polytechnic, 9 Woodlands Avenue 9 MRT: Woodlands WHEN:Till tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: By invitation, give what you want TEL: 6535-0509 INFO: Invitation available at Temple of Fine Arts. E-mail admin@tfasg.org or go to www.tfasg.org


Compiled by Callyn Chow & Chris Tan

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