Didn’t make any family vacay plans? Lucky you, because there’s so much to do in Singapore for the year-end break. By MARY LIM & ELISA CHIA
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Kids will love the new artworks at Future World: Where Art Meets Science, Singapore’s largest digital art exhibition. Its Nature gallery has been rebuilt from scratch to accommodate stunning interactive installations such as a six-metre-high “waterfall”, where the water’s direction changes at the slightest touch of your hand. What a fun way to learn about biodiversity! A family ticket for two adults and two kids costs $54.
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Bring the family down to the Straits Family Sunday – Berkilau Kilau (So Shiny) on Nov 4. Go on a tour of the Peranakan Museum to explore the community’s love of beautiful and intricate jewellery. After that, you can learn to design a Peranakan inspired brooch and play dress-up in a sarong kebaya. Admission is free.
Four legs good, two legs bad! The theme of bullying takes centre stage in this stage production of George Orwell’s Animal Farm. It is also the first to feature the young graduates of Spur, an annual programme by Act 3 Drama Academy to nurture budding thespians. Watch it on Nov 20 at Black Box, Drama Centre. Tickets cost $15 per adult or child aged seven and up.
If your kids love My Little Pony, treat them to a magical meal at Kumoya themed pop-up cafe. It’s the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, and will be here only till Dec 30.
Everything on the menu is inspired by Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and friends – with fun names like Friendship Meets Love Seafood Curry Rice ($28.90), Twilight Sparkle Soaring Skies Chicken Katsu Burger ($22.90, pictured) and Magical Princesses with Magic Potion Galaxy Cake ($21.90).
As with the cafe’s previous collaborations with other beloved characters such as Cinnamoroll, Care Bears and Tokidoki, the items are curated and styled by food artist, Shirley Wong, better known as Little Miss Bento.
You know the story: Princess Aurora is cursed to fall into a deep sleep for 100 years on her 16th birthday after pricking her finger, and must be awakened by a true love’s kiss. Presented by the Singapore Dance Theatre, this ballet production of Sleeping Beauty is set to the enchanting score by Peter Tchaikovsky performed by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. It plays at the Esplanade Theatre from Dec 6 to 9. Tickets start from $35; concessions are available.
How does one steal Christmas? So that he gets to enjoy some peace and quiet during the festive season, the Grinch decides to pose as Santa Claus and disrupt the celebrations.
He runs into Cindy Lou, who plans to trap Santa Claus on Christmas Eve so she can thank him for helping her overworked mother. This heart-warming movie about optimism and friendship stars Benedict Cumberbatch and is based on the eponymous classic by Dr Seuss. The Grinch opens in cinemas on Nov 29.
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Grab your youngsters and pop in at Gardens by the Bay for Garden Troopers. This horticultural adventure is sure to enrich and engage with its exciting line-up.
Work together to win a game at A PlayDate with Plants (ages five to six), or explore the link between animals and plants through a series of games and puzzles at My Outdoor Adventures (ages 10 to 12).
Otherwise, go on a scavenger hunt and learn to create a mini garden at Green Encounters (ages seven to nine). Programmes run on various dates, with fees starting from $60; register by Nov 5.