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Children’s Season at the National Museum of Singapore
Children’s Season at the National Museum of Singapore


Under The Banyan Tree: Hollywood Blockbusters Of 1965

In 1965, two Hollywood movies dominated the box office: The Sound Of Music and Doctor Zhivago. Celebrate Singapore's Jubilee as well as the 50th anniversary of these two classics at the National Museum of Singapore.

WHERE: Front lawn, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 8pm (Doctor Zhivago), tomorrow, 8pm (The Sound Of Music) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: www.nationalmuseum.sg

French Movies 2015: La Belle Et La Bete (Beauty And The Beast) (PG)

An unexpected romance blooms between the youngest daughter of a merchant and the mysterious beast her father is indebted to.

WHERE: Alliance Francaise Theatre, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Tue, 8pm ADMISSION: $10 (free seating) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


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: Half- price tickets for Singapore residents to the conservatories from today to Monday. Singapore senior citizens (aged 60 and 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


National Recycling Art Competition

Resorts World Sentosa has launched its first nationwide Recycling Art Competition for primary and secondary schools students.

The top three teams from each category will win cash prizes, attraction tickets and RWS vouchers.

INFO: Download registration form at www.rwsentosa.com/csr/recyclingart & submit a proposal of the art sculpture before Aug 14

HFC Kids Star Search

HarbourFront Centre is looking for children aged between five and 10 to join its Kids Star Search.

INFO: Register by Aug 16. Go to www.harbourfrontcentre.com.sg


Kampong Gelam Tales: A Dramatised Tour

Take a peek into the lives of historical figures through this interactive tour at the Malay Heritage Centre.

WHERE: Malay Heritage Centre Permanent Galleries, 85 Sultan Gate MRT: Promenade/Lavender WHEN: Sun, 11am & 3pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6391-0450 INFO: Call or e-mail NHB_MHC_Programmes@nhb.gov.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 till 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


Light Up Your Life Run

Categories include the individual 5km and 10km run, and a 2km dog walk (accompanied by owner).

Funds raised will go to Save Our Street Dogs and Assisi Hospice.

WHERE: East Coast Park MRT: Eunos WHEN: Oct 3, 5 - 11pm ADMISSION: $40 (2km dog walk, one person & one dog), $55 (5 & 10km), $200 (group of four people) INFO: $10 for every additional person or dog (capped at three people and two dogs). Register at www.lightup yourliferun.com by Aug 16


Children's Season: Masak Masak 2015

Children's Season at the National Museum of Singapore returns with fun-filled activities, playgrounds, interactive installations, performances and film screenings. For children aged three to seven.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Mon, 10am - 6pm daily (extended till 10pm today and tomorrow) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: www.nationalmuseum.sg

Queen Of The Forest Puppetry Performance By Jeremy Hiah

This is an adaptation of a local children's folk tale, told through shadow puppetry.

WHERE: The Salon, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 2.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: www.nationalmuseum.sg

The Little Mermaid's Tale! The Live Show

Meet The Little Mermaid, Lulu the lobster, Xavier the seahorse, the sea prince and the sea witch after the show.

WHERE: United Square Shopping Mall - The Kids Learning Mall, 101 Thomson Road MRT: Novena WHEN: The Little Mermaid's Tale Show: Till Aug 17, 1 & 7pm ( Mon - Fri), 1, 5 & 7pm (Sat & Sun); Workshops: Till Aug 17, 3 & 5pm (Mon - Fri), 3pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: Free (spend $50 in a single same-day retail receipt to join one workshop session and get a meet & greet pass) TEL: 6251-5885 INFO: www.unitedsquare.com.sg


Hari Raya Open House & Racial Harmony Day

The Malay Heritage Centre celebrates Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Racial Harmony Day together with the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and the Indian Heritage Centre. There will be cultural showcases, craft activities and games, and food from the different communities.

WHERE: Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate MRT: Promenade/Lavender WHEN: Today, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6391-0450 INFO: www.malayheritage.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 above.

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 years & above TEL: 6715-4000 INFO: www.madame tussauds.com/Singapore

Mass Dance For SG50

Enjoy a flash mob under the Supertrees and join in a mass dance set to Singapore tunes.

WHERE: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow, 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

A Celebration Of Our Heritage Light Show

To celebrate Singapore's 50th National Day, The Fullerton Hotel has lined up a nine-day tribute that will see its façade illuminated at night with visuals and a musical extravaganza that captures the Singapore story.

WHERE: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 8, 9 & 10pm; tomorrow & Sun, 8, 9, 10 & 11pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6733-8388 INFO: www.fullertonhotel.com or www.facebook.com/TheFullertonHotel

Celebrate Singapore's

Golden Jubilee At Singapore Philatelic Museum

The Singapore Journey: 50 Years Through Stamps exhibition traces the nation's milestones through stamps and artworks. Dress up in ethnic costumes and play kampung games. Design a stamp and create a flypast scene. Join the show-and-tell session, swing along to songs of yesteryear and enjoy a performance of stamp tricks.

WHERE: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today - Mon, 9.30am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free (charges for programmes apply) TEL: 6337-3888 INFO: www.spm.org.sg

Straits Family Sunday- Supersized: Majulah Singapura

Get to know Peranakan pioneers this National Day by joining a guided tour of the galleries. Make art inspired by the exhibition Great Peranakans: Fifty Remarkable Lives or watch Dream Of Emerald Hill, directed by Jennifer Lim. The film is based on the life of Rosie Seow, aka Kheng Lim, a pioneer Singaporean actress and mother of Stella Kon, playwright of Emily Of Emerald Hill.

WHERE: Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sun, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-7591 INFO: www.peranakanmuseum.org.sg


A Joint Recital By Joanne Wong And Thomas Ang Violinist Joanne Wong and pianist Thomas Ang will perform pieces including Bach's Violin Sonata No. 1 In G Minor and Schumann's Sonata No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 121.

WHERE: Raffles Town Club, The Bar, 1 Plymouth Avenue MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $12 INFO: E-mail joannewong.violin@gmail.com

The Retrospective Exhibition: A Revisit Of Chinese Contemporary Art

Ten contemporary Chinese artists showcase works that illustrate their styles and philosophies.

WHERE: MoCA@Loewen, 27A Loewen Road MRT: Queenstown WHEN: Till Mon, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6479-6622 INFO: www.facebook.com/mocaloewen

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Chris Tan

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