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The Singapore Festival of Fun returns to Clarke Quay for its second year with a bigger line-up of events.

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The Singapore Festival of Fun returns to Clarke Quay for its second year with a bigger line- up of events. Join the Nickelodeon Fiesta (March 10 to 11), which celebrates Singaporeans’ love of food with Nickelodeon characters. 

There are nine food-themed game booths, where you stand a chance to win limited edition collectibles. Don’t miss the photo opportunities with Spongebob Squarepants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There’s even a ‘Nickelodeon Trail’ where your kids can discover the heritage behind their favourite local dishes. 

At the Clarke Quay Streetfest (March 13 to 18), watch street performers from London’s Covent Garden, who will be here for the first time. Your little ones will be mesmerised by the showcase of acrobatics, escapology and daredevil acts. Both events are free, and will take place at the Fountain Square. 

Visit http://www.festivaloffun.sg

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Earth Hour is back, this time with more environment-themed family fun activities, such as the Great Panda Quest. From March 16 to 25, spot the iconic WWF Pandas around Marina Bay and learn more about wildlife, forests and oceans. 

Don’t miss the Earth Hour Marketplace from March 23 to 25, either. It’ll be held at the open area near The Float @Marina Bay. Admission is free. Visit http://www.pand.as/EarthHour for updates. 

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Salmon shouldn’t be the only fish that Junior associates with Norway. Take him to Fisk Seafoodbar & Market for a Norwegian meal. The menu varies from lunch to dinner. Our lunch favourites include the creamed fish and shellfish soup ($7.50 for half serving) and the Greenland coldwater prawns on ice (pictured, $6 for 100g). The latter, cooked and served with their shells on, are so sweet and addictive, you won’t stop at one. 

At dinner, order the hot-smoked Greenland halibut that is served whole ($35 per person, minimum two to share). The dish comes with sides, which change from time to time – we had the almond potatoes and brussels sprouts. 

At the adjoining marketplace, Fisk (Norwegian for “fish”), you can buy raw seafood, including blue mussels and red king crab, as well as condiments to cook with at home. It is located in a stand-alone glass building on the compounds of Novotel hotel on Stevens Road. Visit http://www.fisk.com.sg

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