It’s getting hot in SG – and not just because of June’s sunny weather.
Whether you’d rather head outdoors or stay under the shade, there are enough kid-friendly arts exhibitions, local cultural and music events as well as festival-related experiences to keep everyone interested
As part of Tiger Beer’s long-standing commitment to supporting our local hawker heroes, the Tiger Street Food Festival gives the recipients of the Tiger Street Food Support Fund an opportunity to showcase their talent on a national stage. Featuring street food favourites from Har Cheong Kai to Nasi Lemak, to Iberico Lor Bak bowls and Hakka tofu bowls, consumers will be spoilt for choice with the wide selection of street food prepared by recipients of the Tiger Street Food Support Fund. All street food will be served in generous $2 portions, while a range of Tiger variants will be available for sale from $3.
8 June, 5pm to 10.30pm
Open field at Tan Quee Lan Street
Avengers fever continues in Singapore with the Marvel Heroes: Tenth Years of Heroes interactive exhibition that takes a unique look at each Marvel Studios super hero. Held at the ArtScience Museum, the exhibition uses state-of-the-art AV technology and immersive media to take visitors on an interactive journey through all your favourite films including Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, as well as the latest blockbuster, Avengers: Infinity War. Get your tickets to see The First Avenger (Captain America) and his friends here.
9 June till 30 September 2018, 10 a.m-7p.m.
ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Ave, 018974
Everyone in the fam should visit this experiential art exhibition to see the world in new ways. For the Children’s Festival:Small Big Dreamers at the National Gallery Singapore, Singaporean artist Lee Wen, a pioneering performance artist and Cultural Medallion (Visual Arts) recipient has created a range of art for people called A Waking Dream: Sun-boy and Yellow Man. Walk through his five installations peopled with a cast of fun characters and get to compose your own music, put your agility and flexibility to the test, and even manoeuvre obstacle courses – with the freedom of a child. Check the museum’s general admission details here.
9 June to 9 September 2018, multiple timings
National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrews Rd, 178957
East-siders (or those who happen to be heading to Pasir Ris in the East), scoot over to White Sands shopping centre and discover all about the cosmos and the universe at large. Some activities that you and your little astronaut can get wide-eyed at include a Balloon Space Maze in the main atrium where you can learn about animals that have actually been sent into outer space, as well as a Mass Stargazing Session that takes place over the weekends.
15-30 June, 2018, multiple timings
White Sands, 1 Pasir Ris Central St 3, 518457
(image: Singapore Tourism Board)
A favourite non-holiday to celebrate in SG, the Great Singapore Sale is a cultural extravaganza where everyone (tourists and expats included) can all stand to save a little moolah on their favourite shopping items. Be sure to check out the bargains all around town, with some retailers offering as much as 70% off! And it’s not just limited to shopping as hotels, spas and F&B venues will also be offering up some much appreciated discounts.
8 June to 12 August 2018, multiple locations
(image: Ultra Music Festival)
The ultimate house music festival Ultra Singapore, is back with an amazing line up of stellar DJs such as Steve Angello, DJ Snake and SG talent Myrne, all slated to perform during the two day, three-stage event. The acts will be spread across three stages happening late into the night serving up the most electrifying, pulsing music to make this event one of the most energetic in town this month. Look up the full DJ schedule and choose from either one or two day tickets here.
15-16 June 2018, multiple timings till late
Ultra Park, 1 Bayfront Ave, 018971
Running from the last weekend of May until 24 June (aka. Ubin Day), Pesta Ubin celebrates all things nature in Singapore with events on Pulau Ubin (one of SG’s most famous idyllic islands) suitable for friends and family. Take this opportunity to sign up and kayak through the mangroves surrounding the island, or go by land and do a little biking. You can even go on walking tours that will take you to little known areas of the island with experienced guides narrating about its history. Find out more (and how to make your way to the isle) here.
26 May till 24 June 2018, multiple timings and locations
The musical version of one of Disney’s most popular movies is hitting our shores this June. More than 90 million people around the world have seen it so be sure to book a seat so you and your cub can singalong to this award-winning production that boasts towering puppets and of course, all your favourite songs. Run along to Sistic to grab hold of tix now.
27 June till 26 August 2018, multiple timings.
Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, 018956
If you missed out on being invited to your Muslim friends and colleagues’ homes during this Hari Raya Aidilfitri holiday, don’t worry. Instead of staying home, why not head to the Malay Heritage Centre’s (MHC) annual open house and learn a bit more about Singapore history and the religious celebration that marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month? There will be performances and talks, and in the evening, the festivities will continue as the grounds at Istana Kampong Glam will be lit up.
15 June 2018, multiple timings for various events
Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, 198501
(image: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall)
The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Dumpling Festival, is the perfect time to learn how to make these delicious creations. Visit the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall for its Wan Qing Dumpling Festival series of cooking sessions on this traditional Chinese dish made of glutinous rice with fillings such as Chinese sausage and shredded chicken wrapped in bamboo leaves. As you get rolling and pressing (not just munching), hear about the tales surrounding the origin of these traditional nom-noms. It’ll make for both an educational and delicious day for you and your boo. Do note that admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
16-17 June 2018, 10 a.m-9.30 p.m.
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Rd, 327874
Fans of One Direction (and/or their guardians) should pay attention. This month, another member of the world famous boy band strolls into town: Niall Horan follows in Harry Styles’ footsteps for a performance here at The Star Theatre. Expect to hear lots from his debut album Flicker including the hits This Town and Slow Hands for his Flicker World Tour. A little less pop, a little more folksy than the fare from his pop star mates, expect an easygoing, evening of good, hummable tunes. Start lining up for tix here.
12 June 2018, 8-10 p.m.
The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, 138617
Singapore is the first Southeast Asian stop on K-Pop idols TWICE’s tour right after their three-day concert in Korea. Last year, the super-trending popsters performed to a sold out, 5,000 strong crowd at The Star Theatre. Performing at a larger venue, the Singapore Indoor Stadium for their second concert (creatively called Twiceland Zone 2: Fantasy Park) this year, expect better visual effects, more songs and lots of cute moves from the nine-woman girl group. Get the deets and tix here.
17 June 2018, 5-8 p.m.
Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, 397691
Do more than just swim, tan or build sandcastles with the kids at the inaugural Sentosa Cove Designer Collective’s Pop Up Fair. Spend a relaxing Saturday at the W Hotel on Sentosa island perusing through a curated selection of fashion and art pieces, homeware, jewellery and more, while your tykes are occupied with a host of kids’ activities. Plus, you might also win prizes from an hourly raffle. If you register your interest to attend, you will also get free entry into Sentosa and other giveaways.
9 June 2018, 10 a.m-4 p.m.
W Singapore, 21 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove, 098374
(image: Singapore Philatelic Museum)
Based on the book The Little Prince written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, this exhibition at Singapore’s only stamp museum celebrates the 75th anniversary of the publication. Here in The Little Prince: Behind the Story exhibition, find out how this beloved tale came about, and the personal history of its author. Meet some of the unforgettable characters from The Little Prince and take a peek at The Little Prince illustrations on stamps and philatelic materials, personal belongings of the author, books and sculptures. Adults pay $8 for entry while kids’ fees are at $6 for 3-to-12 year-olds.
18 June 2018 till 17 March 2019, 10 a.m-7 p.m.
Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman St, 179807
Get a dose of Peranakan culture at a two-day festival of performances and activities held at the Peranakan Museum Singapore. And since the free-admission event is called #FilterLife, expect photography, film, movies, and more. Take gallery tours of the culture of SG’s Straits-born Chinese; dress up and take a photo at a historical photo studio; and explore a “Photoshop” technique of old – hand-tinting. Look up this event site for updates closer to the date.
23-24 June 2018, 1-5 p.m.
Peranakan Museum Singapore, 39 Armenian St, 179941
Here’s something worth toasting: Gin Journey, one of the UK’s bar crawl experiences, will debut in Singapore on World Gin Day on 9 June. Like the original tour in UK, the SG edition will introduce guests to some of the world’s leading gin brands and some of the World’s 50 Best Bars found on the isle. Each journey is led by a knowledgeable Gin Guardian, with a specially crafted cocktail made with each gin brand served to guests on a “gini-bus” that will bring you to 5 drinks establishments on the Red Dot. Priced at $150, spaces are limited to only 20 participants per trip. Book your seat early here.
9 June 2018, multiple timings and locations
By Karen Fong
Additional Reporting by Chris Ong, June 6, 2018.
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