Painting With Light: South-east Asian Film Series - Myanmar Focus
This event will feature two cinematic gems from Myanmar: Che Phawa Daw Nu Nu (Tender Are The Feet) by Maung Wunna, about the art of traditional Burmese zat pwe dance theatre; and Return To Burma by Midi Z, about an immigrant's struggles on his return after spending 12 years overseas. Curated by Philip Cheah.
WHERE: Auditorium, 1 St Andrew's Road, National Gallery Singapore MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm (Che Phawa Daw Nu Nu; Sun, 3pm (Return to Burma) ADMISSION: $10 TEL: 6271-7000 INFO: Tickets from www.nationalgallery.sg
Lilytopia Floral Display This is a retro-inspired display of lilies recalling the era of psychedelic music and Flower Power.
WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Flower Dome MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today - July 10, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Usual charges to Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg
What's In My Mud?
Go on a guided walk featuring the lesser known creatures of the mudflats in Sungei Buloh.
WHERE: Meet at Information Counter, Neo Tiew entrance, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve MRT: Kranji WHEN: June 11, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Tue, or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events
Singapore Fighting Championship 3
Catch an exciting line-up of fighters from America, Uzbekistan, Brazil, Australia, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. Headlining the event is Nurshahidah "The Sniper" Roslie, Singapore's first female professional boxer.
WHERE: Singapore Futsing Association, 2 Allenby Road MRT: Lavender/Farrer Park WHEN: June 10, 5 - 11pm ADMISSION: $48, $50 (at door) TEL: 9880-9848 INFO: Tickets from www.singaporefightingchampionships.com
Safra Lil' Stars
Safra's annual talent contest for children aged three to 12 returns. There will also be workshops for all finalists and winners organised by the Singapore Show Choir Academy.
WHERE: Safra Toa Payoh Atrium, 293 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: June 11 & 18 (heats) ; June 25 (finals), noon - 6pm ADMISSION: Category & fees for Safra member: $10 (Junior Solo aged three - six) ; $10 (Solo aged seven - 12); $20 a group aged three - 12 (minimum two & maximum eight people); $8 a team of one parent & one child; category & fees for non-member: $15 (Junior Solo aged three - six) ; $15 (Solo aged seven - 12); $30 a group aged three - 12 (minimum two & maximum eight people); $10 a team of one parent & one child TEL: 1800-377-9800 INFO: Register at www.safra.sg/lilstars
View the charming sculptures at Fort Canning Park. Explore and discover the stories behind some of them.
WHERE: Meet at the bottom of the outdoor escalator at Fort Canning Park, on the left side of the National Museum Singapore entrance, River Valley Road MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: June 11, 4 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Sun, or when full, whichever is earlier. Sign up at www.nparks.gov.sg/events
Treasures At Gardens By The Bay - X Marks The Spot
Join a treasure hunt and set sail on a pirate's adventure to dig up precious gems of information on sustainability and conservation. Suitable for children aged four to 12.
WHERE: Cooled conservatories & Outdoor Gardens,18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: The programme is free but admission charges to the conservatories apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg
Safra EnergyOne Fitness Fiesta: Parent-Child Mass Boot Camp Workshop
Burn calories and bond with the family at this workshop . It includes body weight exercises, shuttle runs and strength training. WHERE: Safra Punggol, 9 Sentul Crescent, Atrium, Level 3 MRT: Punggol WHEN: Sun, 9 - 10am ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6585-8718 INFO: Register at www.safra.sg/fitnessfiesta by today
Connecting With Nature: Incredible Freshwater Wildlife Workshop
Visit the freshwater ponds in the park, and learn about local freshwater habitats and aquatic critters. Suitable for children aged five to 12.
WHERE: HortPark, 33 Hyderabad Road, Visitor Services Centre MRT: Pasir Panjang/Labrador Park WHEN: June 17, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $25 a child INFO: Registration closes on June 10, or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events
Children aged six to 12 will learn to make their own puppets in this two-day arts adventure .
WHERE: RAW Moves Studio, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block B, 01-08 MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 10am - 2pm (light lunch provided) ADMISSION: $150 (Standard), $135 (RAW Pal members) INFO: Maximum 20 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis. For inquiries & registration, e-mail email@example.com
Holiday Camps That Connect Stem To Real-World Concepts
Hands-on team-based activities for children make learning Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) concepts fun and effective. Suitable for children aged seven to 12.
WHERE: Woodlands Room at HDB Hub, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Toy Makers camp: Mon - Tue; Island Survivors camp: June 13 - 15; Mediaeval Inventors camp: June 16 - 17; all running from 9.30am - 4.30pm ADMISSION: $240 for Toy Makers; $240 for Mediaeval Inventors; $360 for Island Survivors (includes lunch and snacks) INFO: Register at www.inventivekids.asia
The PC Show
Singapore's longest-running showcase of information technology and consumer electronics, the PC Show is back for its 26th year, with a wide range of technology and electronics.
WHERE: Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Drive, Halls 5 & 6 MRT: Expo WHEN: Till Sun, noon -9pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.thepcshow.com.sg
Our Army Exhibition
Taste combat field rations, watch a display of unarmed combat and military dogs in action and learn to perform CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Children will get to dress up in various military uniforms, paint their faces with camouflage cream, test their shooting skills and more.
WHERE: Open Field beside Nex MRT: Serangoon WHEN: Today - Sun, 10am - 10pm (Fri & Sat); 10am - 9pm (Sun) WHERE: Toa Payoh Hub, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: June 10 - 12, 10am - 10pm (Fri & Sat); 10am - 9pm (Sun) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/oursingaporearmy
Performers include Shigga Shay, Liu Ling Ling, Gareth Fernandez, Charlie Lim, MiCappella, Vandetta (Vanessa Fernandez), dancer Hamzah, and DJ Bobby Luo.
WHERE: Hong Lim Park, 43 North Canal Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow, 3pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.pinkdot.sg
This family "funival" is for the young and the young-at-heart to disconnect from their digital gadgets and connect through play. Make a run for the candy cannon that fires gummies hourly, take part in family dashes, cool off with water play and unleash your inner Picasso. There are lots of great food from Pasarbella, free ice cream all day and a movie under the stars.
WHERE: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: $20.90 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.superfundae.com.sg
Book Illustrators Gallery
The exhibition features over 130 beautiful children's book illustrations by local and regional artists. Part of Asian Festival of Children's Content.
WHERE: B1 Exhibition Area, 100 Victoria Street, Central Public Library MRT: Bugis WHEN: Last day, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6848-8290 INFO: www.afcc.com.sg
Mysterious Skin By Simon Ng
In this new series of paintings, the human visage becomes the focus of the Singaporean artist. Employing an impasto technique against a flat colour block, the paintings incorporate a blend of styles, reminiscent of expressionist painter Frank Auerbach.
WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 01-21 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.facebook.com/ chanhampegalleries & www.chanhampegalleries.com
Compiled by Callyn Chow & Ronald Kow
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