Where to go with your kids this month: September 2018

By Elly Chaw and Mary Lim   — August 30, 2018
  • Sentosa Sandsation: Marvel Edition
    1 / 20 Sentosa Sandsation: Marvel Edition

    Southeast Asia’s sand-sculpting festival is back! This time, you can expect to see a few familiar faces — Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, and more from the Marvel universe. There’s more for festival-goers, such as sand sculpting workshops for kids, a 180-degree video booth where you can pose like a superhero, and a test of strength at Hulk Smash. Stay on after sunset and kick back on beach chairs under the night sky with Movies by the Beach. Entry to the event is free but you’ll have to register on-site for workshops.

    September 1-16, Siloso Beach.  

    Find out more https://www.sentosa.com.sg/sandsation

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  • Sunflower Surprise Floral Display
    2 / 20 Sunflower Surprise Floral Display

    If a stalk of sunflower can put a smile on your face, imagine what more than 16,000 of them can do to lift your spirits! You won’t want to miss the brand new floral display, Sunflower Surprise, which features more than 50 varieties of sunflowers. Themed after The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, your children can try to spot Dorothy and her friends Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion from the classic tale. Usual admission charge applies.

    August 31 – October 21, Flower Dome at Gardens By The Bay.

    Find out more www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/sunflower

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  • Ballet Under The Stars 2018
    3 / 20 Ballet Under The Stars 2018

    The 23rd edition of the ever-popular Ballet Under The Stars will run over two weekends. The first instalment will feature neo-classical international choreography from the likes of George Balanchine, credited as the “father of American ballet”; and François Klaus from France. The second weekend will see Singaporean dance prodigy and choreographer Goh Choo San’s Unknown TerritorySchubert Symphony, and Fives being showcased. Tickets are at $35, buy them here and prepare for outdoor magic on the stage.

    September 1-2 & 7-9, Fort Canning Green.

    Find out more http://www.singaporedancetheatre.com/performance/ballet-stars-2018/

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  • Mid-Autumn Festival at Gardens by the Bay
    4 / 20 Mid-Autumn Festival at Gardens by the Bay

    You’ll see more than the usual flower domes and super trees as Gardens by the Bay lights up, coming alive with mythical creatures and larger-than-life flora and fauna for this festival. Kids will be amazed at the complexities and intricacies of the lanterns on show – get yours to bring his or her own lantern to fully revel in the joyous atmosphere. Adults can enjoy traditional arts performances and the showcase of Chinese crafts (such as stone engravings).

    September 6-24, Gardens by the Bay.

    Find out more http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/content/dam/gbb/garden-vibes/upcoming-events.html

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  • September Fest @ Bedok Reservoir
    5 / 20 September Fest @ Bedok Reservoir

    Look forward to fun galore with interactive eco games, fitness workout sessions, lantern decoration and pets awareness workshops. All that excitement is capped with an outdoor screening of Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle.

    September 8, Bedok Reservoir Park.

    Find out more https://bit.ly/2vADeVk

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  • Singapore Grand Prix Formula 1
    6 / 20 Singapore Grand Prix Formula 1

    This ever-exciting night race is back for its 11th consecutive year. Revving engines aside, the spectacular off-track East x West line-up featuring Mandopop king Jay Chou and British band The Killers will set the entertainment stage alight. Tickets are from $78, buy them here.

    September 14-16, Marina Bay Street Circuit.

    Find out more http://www.singaporegp.sg/

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  • Moonfest 2018
    7 / 20 Moonfest 2018

    This premier traditional Chinese arts festival celebrates Chinese heritage and tradition through a spectacular showcase of performances inspired by legendary figures from works like The Creation of Gods and Journey to the West. There are more than 60 free programmes to choose from for those young and old. Expect street opera performances along the waterfront and storytelling sessions that are sure to captivate.

    September 21-23, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.

    Find out more https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/moonfest-a-mid-autumn-celebration/2018?sc_lang=en

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  • Lego Harry Potter
    8 / 20 Lego Harry Potter

    If you’re already planning to cart home the Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle, you might just end up with a Harry Potter Lego Mosaic of 152cm by 152cm – it’s the grand prize of the Harry Potter lucky draw! This is also where to discover your knack at building the Hogwarts Express, Ford Anglia car and magical wands.

    September 1-19, Compass One Mall Level 2.

    Find out more https://lego.build/SGLEGOHarryPotterEvent

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  • Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018
    9 / 20 Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018

    The weekend-long event features an exciting array of festive offerings and celebrations. Youngsters will enjoy trailing through lantern walkabouts, or they can get artsy at craft workshops. There will also be music performances in the evening.

    September 22-23, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.

    Find out more https://www.facebook.com/events/198928250974014/

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  • Pandas – In IMAX 3D Theatres
    10 / 20 Pandas – In IMAX 3D Theatres

    This is a lovely documentary adventure and amazing experience for everyone in the family. It chronicles the collaboration that transcends cultural and geographical boundaries, and that culminates in a giant panda cub being set free into the wild and taking on challenges of the unknown.

    August 30.

    Find out more https://shaw.sg/imax/

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  • Ground Zero Carnival
    11 / 20 Ground Zero Carnival

    Organised by Mercy Relief to mark its 15th year, this fundraiser provides insights into its work and aims to promote the spirit of charity among Singaporeans. Besides a photo exhibition, games, music performances and movie screenings, the programme includes an experiential activity that simulates the life of a disaster survivor.

    September 22 & 23, Festival Plaza, Festive Walk South & Festival Walk East @ Our Tampines Hub. Free admission.

    Find out more https://www.mercyrelief.org/ground-zero-carnival-2018


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  • Art Exhibition by Preschool Market
    12 / 20 Art Exhibition by Preschool Market

    This is part of the Kidz & Craft activities that began from August. At Kidzania, Singapore’s largest indoor edutainment theme park, you can admire artworks from recycled materials by preschoolers and get to vote for your favourite.

    September 1-9, Kidzania Stadium.

    Find out more www.kidzania.com.sg

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  • AI You Ready? Gallery Trail @ SCS
    13 / 20 AI You Ready? Gallery Trail @ SCS

    Artificial Intelligence includes the creation of intelligent machines that think and learn like humans. But are these machines smarter than the human brain? Come along and find out. This is suitable for kids 10 years old and above.

    September 1-8, Science Centre.

    Find out more https://www.science.edu.sg/whats-on/workshops-activities/a.i-ready-@-science-centre-singapore

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  • Fairground For All
    14 / 20 Fairground For All

    Even in affluent Singapore, there are people affected by poverty. And Fairground wants to reach out to and help these less privileged kids. Simply purchase coupons to the carnival and pop by with the family for some fun. You can even buy a booklet of coupons at just $50 for the needy youngsters so they, too, can partake in an afternoon of merriment.

    September 22, *Scape.

    Find out more http://fairgroundforall.sg/   

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  • Books For Breakfast
    15 / 20 Books For Breakfast

    How better to make use of books Junior no longer reads? Donate them! The first 200 guests to do so can enjoy a breakfast on-the-go set of baked pastries and a hot beverage. Simply bring down two children’s books suitable for aged 6 to 12 to a booth located near the driveway of Mandarin Oriental, Singapore. A portion of books collection will go to the Asian Women Welfare Association School.

    September 8, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.

    Find out more www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore

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  • Pancake Playtime
    16 / 20 Pancake Playtime

    Enjoy making pancakes with the kids, but hate to clean up afterwards? Head here for an interactive cookout session featuring fun, hands-on, pancake-themed activities and contests designed to encourage parent-child participation.

    August 31 to September 9, United Square.

    Find out more www.unitedsquare.com.sg

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  • Baby’s First Foods Cooking Workshop
    17 / 20 Baby’s First Foods Cooking Workshop

    What should be Baby’s first solid foods? How do you start the weaning process properly? Learn, also, how to cook nutritious, delicious dishes such as creamy sweet potato chicken and macaroni & cheese muffin. Register by September 2 for the early bird special of $48 per couple.

    September 15, ToTT Store, Century Square.

    Find out more https://www.youngparents.com.sg/event/babys-first-foods-cooking-workshop/

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  • Baker & Bloom Education Center Hong Kong Parent Seminars and Learning Workshops for Kids
    18 / 20 Baker & Bloom Education Center Hong Kong Parent Seminars and Learning Workshops for Kids

    In this digital age, how can you help cultivate your child’s love and aptitude for literacy? Renee Boey, an experienced education and founder of Baker & Bloom, shares insights into reading and writing in two workshops (10am and 2pm respectively). You can also sign your child up for one of the free workshops, where they learn to reflect on the story plot or create their own storybook.

    September 22, Buds by Shangri-La, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore.

    Find out more buds.sls@shangri-la.com; 6213 4833/4844

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  • Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 Light-up
    19 / 20 Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 Light-up

    This year’s street lights focus on the stories of the early Chinese immigrants in Chinatown and how they have contributed to Singapore’s nation building.

    The main centrepiece is a huge Chinese junk ship and 168 sculptured lanterns of the different vocation of the early Chinese immigrants, particularly the Samsui Women, Coolies, Street Hawkers and Rickshaw riders, which will be showcase along the divider between Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road.

    Look out for beautiful paper accordion lanterns in vibrant shades of red, pink, yellow and orange that line the main streets of Chinatown along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Seng Street and South Bridge Road.

    September 8 to October 8.

    Find out more 6222-3597

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  • Rolling@TAG (The Artground)
    20 / 20 Rolling@TAG (The Artground)

    Look out for interactive art installations that evoke spontaneity and creativity, where kids aged 12 and below can discover their own expressions of “play” and hone their motor skills.

    The art installations include Wave Structure, Climbing Dome, Big Slide, Mini Platform and Mini Tunnel. Filled with slopes, surface and tunnels, children can enjoy an exciting play experience as they climb through, over and under freely.

    Until 30 November, Tanjong Pagar Centre.

    Find out more https://theartground.com.sg/

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