SINGAPORE’S PLAYGROUNDS: 1930 – 2030
From the iconic dragon playgrounds of the 1970s to the inclusive versions of today, playgrounds are part of our collective experience of childhood in Singapore. An exhibition covering the historical development of our playgrounds, culminating in projections of future playgrounds – both built and imagined – by Singaporeans.
Through to 30th Sept
at National Museum of Singapore
SIRRI NA PESSE: NAVIGATING BUGIS IDENTITIES IN SINGAPORE
Experience Singapore through the eyes of the Malay-Bugis community, many of whom were a part of seminal historical developments in the Malay world during the 18th and 20th centuries.
Through 24th June 2018
At Galleries 1 and 2, Malay Heritage Centre
Photo courtesy of Malay Heritage Centre
Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography
Take a trip to Southeast Asia in the 1800s through an exhibition of early photographs of the Peranakan community in Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar. After commercial photography was invented in France in 1839, many European photographers arrived in Southeast Asia and started to “amek gambar” (take pictures). These photographs capture plenty of details revealing bits and pieces of their dressing, the city and the various rituals that they adopted.
Through to 3rd February 2019
at Peranakan Museum
Photo courtesy of Peranakan Museum. Gift of Mr and Mrs Lee Kip Lee
You’ve Got Mail!
The Internet has given people faster means of connecting with others, but the beauty of writing letters with pen and paper should not be forgotten. Rekindle your love for receiving and writing letters with the You’ve Got Mail! exhibit that showcases 200 award-winning handcrafted envelopes from USA and illustrations of how current multi-sensory stamps have evolved from its humble past.
Through to 31st December
at Singapore Philatelic Museum
Photo courtesy of Singapore Philatelic Museum
The Travelling Farm
Get on the urban farming movement with The Travelling Farm as this roving container will make stops and rotate between three locations, Bougainvillea Park, Raffles Place Park and Dhoby Ghaut Green, every three months. Participate in one of the many gardening workshops, take tips from the helpful staff on cultivating a garden and growing edible greens or just hang out.
Through to 5th December 2020
at Dhoby Ghaut Green
Singapore Kindness Run 2018
In partnership with the Singapore Kindness Movement and Runners’ HeartReach, the Singapore Kindness Run 2018 aims to promote graciousness and good sportsmanship and build a kinder running community by encouraging runners to spread love and kindness to other joggers on their regular runs or during racing events. Join the 800m Kids’ Dash, 3.5km Fun & Inclusive Run or the 10km Ambassador Run.
7am at Angsana Green,
East Coast Park
The Poetry in Life – Schuman, Ades, Brahms
The 12th edition of the Tang Tee Khoon Grand Series presents an exploration into the works of famed composers Robert Schumann, Thoams Adès and Johannes Brahms through formal evening concerts over two nights. On the 19th of May, introduce your young ones to the marvels of classical music with interactive concerts for children held in the morning.
Through to 19th May
at Esplanade Recital Studio
Part of the second edition of ACT3i Festival for Children, this entertaining theatre performance for toddlers by Scottish playwright Frozen Charlotte, is an explosion of colour set in a world of paper. Join Paperbelle who likes her world the way it is — black and white. However, the other ‘colours’ want to play with her — will she let them into her monochromatic world?
Through to 27th May
at ACT 3 Theatre
Mangrove Guided Walk
Get up close and personal with the many wildlife residents of the mangrove including Grey Herons, Giant Mudskippers and Vinegar Crabs and pick up interesting knowledge on the different root systems of mangrove trees. Do not worry about getting your hands dirty as the tour will be conducted from the boardwalk. Register in advance to book your place!
From 9am to 11am
at Pasir Ris Park Mangrove Boardwalk
Photo courtesy of National Parks Board
Peter & Blue’s Forest Adventure
Experience the magic mysticism of fairy tales through dance as Peter, his dog, Blue and his cat, Calico set out on an adventure through an enchanted forest. Choreographed by Artistic Director Janek Schergen as a three-part hour-long ballet series, the performance accompanied with live narration will engage your children and lead them into a fantasy-filled realm of fascination and wonder.
Through to 3rd June
at SOTA Studio Theatre
You do not have to love cats to enjoy this heartwarming tale of Fred, the guitarplaying busker and his singing cat, Tabby McTat. Each day, passersby throw coins into Fred’s hat in appreciation of the lovely duo’s sequence. However, they are separated one day when Fred chases down a thief and their future is up in the air.
Find out whether they reunite and continue singing and revel in this rhyming tale of music, loyalty and cats!
Through to 10th June
at KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes exhibition
Recount the 19 Marvel films over the past decade with ArtScience Museum. Opening shortly after Avengers: Infinity War arrives in theatres, the exhibition will present interactive exhibits on each Marvel Studios Super Hero for you to get re-acquainted with the characters that contribute to the sweeping success of the Marvel Universe.
Through to 30th September
at ArtScience Museum
The Lion King
The circle of life is fulfilled once again with Disney’s The Lion King returning to Singapore with a brand new South African cast. Encounter the enduring tunes from the animated feature film in a theatrical performance with flamboyant dressing and a soulful heart.
Through to 26th August
at Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands
Enrich your children with an interactive Chinese children’s musical by Berries World of Learning School. The musical written by Danny Yeo will see the magical world of Little Woods go topsy turvy in the aftermath of a violent darkness as Big Black Wolf converts to a vegetarian and Prince Charming turns into a cowardly wimp among other well-known fairy tale characters.
Through to 2nd July
at KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
Join up with the Peanuts gang in a fun run with family and friends. Open to anyone above the age of 5, challenge yourself and your young ones to be more active in the Year of the Dog. Psst… we hear a giant inflatable Snoopy will be present for your fitness squad to enjoy the various selfies and photo opportunities.
7am at Bedok Reservoir Park
Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale
In celebration of their 50th anniversary since 1968, the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale will bring their 100-strong assemblage to Singapore for their first time. Led by Jeffrey R. Smith, the choir will perform well-known American favourites and hits from Broadway musicals to entertain and charm.
at Esplanade Concert Hall
Tuesdays with Morrie
Wisdom comes with age and that is apparent in Mitch Albom’s Tuesday with Morrie. Let the memoir come to life before your eyes in Godot Theatre Company’s adaption in Mandarin. Mitch, played by host Pu Xueliang, meets up with his college professor Morrie, played by Golden Horse award-winner Jin Shi Jie, as he uncovers many lessons of life over beautiful and heart warming moments.
Through to 22nd July
at The Esplanade Theatre
The Jungle Adventure
Adapted from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book into a musical puppet show, The Jungle Adventure sees Mowgli, Reiki the leopard and Pang Goh Lin the pangolin, venture into the lush jungles of Southeast Asia where they come up against scheming enemies that pose a threat to their lives. Here, they fight for survival while learning to care for nature and share Mother Earth with the other animals that inhabit the terrain.
Through to 29th July
at The Pavilion at Far East Square
Celebration in Dance
In collaboration with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), the Singapore Dance Theatre will offer an opportunity for RAD students to perform on the grand stage of the Esplanade Theatre. Be a part of the one-night-only performance as the trope will present George Balanchine’s Rubies and Marius Petipa’s Paquita.
at Esplanade Theatre