20 Events in Singapore You Should Attend in February 2018

15 Jan – 15 Feb – Punggol Big Carnival & CNY Bazaar

Punggol big carnival and cny bazaar
Image credit: J’Kids Amusement Pte Ltd

 

There has been quite a number of pasar malams (bazaars) held at the open field next to Punggol MRT. From 14 Jan to 15 Feb, head down to Punggol for a bigger and better Chinese New Year bazaar! Fill your tummies with delicious pasar malam food like Taiwanese Cheese Potato, Insta-worthy Rainbow Tamago and Nutella-Cheese Pancakes. Besides food, there are also stalls selling Chinese New Year decorations.

You can also play some carnival games there as well! Just purchase a J’Kids Amusement card with a minimum top-up of $15, and you can keep the card for future J’Kids Amusement events.

When: 14 January – 15 February 2018
Time: 11am – 11pm daily
Address: Open field beside Punggol MRT (Exit B)
Admissions: Free (Game booths require a minimum top-up of $15)

 

3 February – Crate & Barrel New Home Fair 2018

 

crate and barrel new home fair
Image credit: Crate and Barrel

This February, the inaugural Crate and Barrel New Home Fair makes its return as a one-stop shop for couples or homeowners to find household services they need to fulfil their ideal cribs. Expect to see an array of vendors  from laundry, security systems to grocery delivery just to name a few!

And, while you are at it, you can also make an appointment for a consultation with stylists from the Crate Styling Centre. From space planning, down to the finest details of home decor – let their stylists work their magic as they bring you through the numerous exciting ideas you may have with our exclusive range of furnishing, housewares and accessories. All you need to do after that is sit back, relax and await the makeover.

When: 3 February 2018, Saturday
Time: 10am to 9pm
Address: Crate and Barrel, orchardgateway@emerald, 218 Orchard Road, Singapore 238851
Admissions: Free
Nearest MRT Station: Somerset MRT
For more information: Visit their website here

 

3 February – Chinese New Year Arts & Crafts Workshop 2018

Chinese New Year arts & craft workshop
Image credit: Chinatown Singapore

In celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year 2018, Chinatown Business Association has put in place a CNY workshop event for tourist and locals to experience and soak in Chinese customs such as red packet lantern making, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese Knot making, Bracelet Customization, Greeting Card Stamping, James Koh Silk Painting, Paper Cutting and Sew Your Own CNY Fabric Trays. All these workshops are offered by Chinatown Street Market tenants who have many years of experience. All are welcome! Dr Lily Neo, MP for Jalan Besar GRC will also be present as the Guest-of-Honour.

When: 3 February 2018, Saturday
Time: 1.30 – 5pm
Address: Kreta Ayer Square @ Chinatown
Admissions: Free, but some workshops are ticketed
Nearest MRT Station: Chinatown MRT
For more information: Visit the Facebook event here

 

3 February – US Air Force Band of the Pacific, Hana Hou

hana hou botanic gardens
Image credit: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Hana Hou is an 11-member popular music ensemble of the United States Air Force Band of the Pacific Hawaii. Hana Hou shows are specifically designed to engage diverse audiences and demonstrate the talents and excellence of Pacific Air Force’s 46,000 Airmen. Our Their shows speak to common human emotions and provide listeners with a one-of-a-kind experience that goes far beyond a typical cover band. The group’s highly trained and versatile musicians have performed across three continents in many major cities including Beijing, Tokyo, and Melbourne. Get ready for the time of your life as you are serenaded by this top-40 popular music ensemble!

When: 3 February 2018, Saturday
Time: 6 – 7pm
Address: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Admissions: Free
Nearest MRT Station: Botanic Gardens MRT
For more information: Visit their website here

 

3 February – NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra®

rockestra by nparks at fort canning park
Image credit: NParks

Follow the call of the disco ball and groove to the theme of Saturday Night Retro fever with hits from the ’60s to the ’90s, performed by Jack & Rai, JAWN X M1LDL1FE, O.K Ready, Shagies, ShiLi & Adi and Umar X Dru Chen. Rockestra is held in conjunction with Festival at the Fort.

If you’d like to hear a particular song, just head over to NParks’ Facebook page to leave a comment on their post. To receive updates on the concert, SMS Rock08 to 77275 or visit www.facebook.com/nparksbuzz!

When: 3 February 2018, Saturday
Time: 6.30 – 10pm
Address: Fort Canning Green at Fort Canning Park
Admissions: Free
Nearest MRT Station: Bras Basah MRT
For more information: Visit their website here

 

3 – 4 February – W Market’s CNY Pop-Up Market

w market cny pop up market
Image credit: W Market

W Market’s next event is a collaboration with Capitol Piazza. Get ready to spend your weekend with retail, crafts and F&B vendors! Cai Shen Ye will be roving the market between 1pm to 2pm, and there’ll be an LED Lion Dance happening in the evening for both event days. Come down to Capitol Piazza (Outdoor Plaza) this festive season as we welcome the year of Dog this Chinese New Year 2018! Fitting Rooms are available at the market so don’t hesitate to try all the clothes available!

There’s going to be a painting workshop from 1.30 – 4pm and 4.30 – 7pm. Join Le Arty.Sg for their painting workshops on both days from $35 per pax. For more details and registration, visit https://goo.gl/crTMEC.

When: 3 & 4 February 2018, Saturday & Sunday
Time: 12pm to 8pm
Address: Capitol Piazza
Admissions: Free
Nearest MRT Station: City Hall MRT
For more information: Visit their Facebook event here

 

3 Feb & 17 Mar – Forest Critters Stamps with ParadeMade

forest critters stamps workshop
Image credit: ParadeMade

Few things are more aww-inducing than sloths, hedgehogs and sleeping foxes! Learn the techniques to carve these forest critters into rubber stamps and pick up special tips in creating repeat patterns with them. Enjoy a fun, cosy afternoon with ParadeMade, surrounded by wonderful company and adorable forest critters.

This class is suitable for beginners or as a refresher for intermediate learners. To ease your way in, we’ll practise fundamental techniques through a series of basic strokes that are originally developed by ParadeMade, as well as proper handling of various carving tools. You’ll bring home at least 2-3 new rubber stamps, an exclusive starter kit, and a newfound hobby that you’ll enjoy long after the class.

When: 3 February & 17 March 2018, Saturday
Time: 2 – 5pm
Address: Sarah and Schooling, 157A Jalan Besar Singapore 208874
Admissions: SGD 105 per pax (requires registration)
Nearest MRT Station: Jalan Besar or Farrer Park MRT
For more information: Visit their website here

 

4 February – FamFest 2018

famfest 2018
Image credit: Café Melba

If you want a place to bring your kids out to while getting everyone fed and also entertained, FAMFEST is the right event for you! Get ready for a full day of music, food, drinks, shopping, dance and play at the open field at Cafe Melba Goodman Arts Centre!

Don’t miss out on great deals on food and drinks, including Café Melba’s famous sausage sizzle @ $10nett. Plus an amazing flea market (supported by Houghton & Gough Lifestyles Pte Ltd), DJ music and loads of activities to entertain your little ones… Bouncy castle, face painting, kids games, CNY goodies and an Art & Craft corner from 11am-6pm with the following activities, courtesy of Wood Flower Cottage!

When: 4 February 2018, Sunday
Time: 11am to 9pm
Address: 90 Goodman Road, Block N #01-56, Singapore 439053
Admissions: Free
Nearest MRT Station: Mountbatten MRT
For more information: Visit the Facebook event here

 

7 February – Film Screening | Beyond Time: William Turnbull

beyond time william turnbill
Image credit: STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery?

Beyond Time is a journey into the life and work of artist William Turnbull, from his modest roots as the son of a Dundee shipyard engineer to his standing as one of the world’s most highly regarded modern sculptors.

A cast of distinguished contributors including Anthony Gromley, Peter Blake and Nicolas Serota explore Turnbull’s formative experiences as a wartime pilot in the Far East, followed by a galvanising spell in Paris with contemporary masters such as Picasso, Brancusi, Leger and Giacometti. Returning to London at the beginning of the 1950s, Turnbull co-founded the Independent Group with Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi, widely regarded as a precursor to the Pop Art movement.

The film also examines his popularity in North America, and friendships with Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman. Secretive and somewhat mysterious, William Turnbull went on to enjoy a hugely successful career as a sculptor, painter and printmaker.

The film includes a segment on artist Kim Lim, his wife, and the impact she had on him.

When: 7 February 2018, Wednesday
Time: 7 to 8.10pm
Address: STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236
Admissions: Free
Nearest MRT Station: Clarke Quay MRT
For more information: Visit the Facebook event here

 

9 – 11 February – Kidsfest 2018: Dinosaur Zoo

dinosaur zoo kidsfest
Image credit: Kidsfest Singapore 2018

Meet awesome prehistoric creatures, from cute baby dinos to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores that have ever walked the planet! Erth’s dinosaurs are unmistakably ‘alive’ and mostly friendly in this fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences from ages 5 years and up.

Get up-close and personal with an amazing array of creatures from bygone eras, connecting young audiences to the real science of palaeontology. Learn how to feed and interact with Erth’s dinosaurs in a once in a lifetime interactive experience. Children can watch wide-eyed from a safe distance or dare to get right up close to these prehistoric creatures.

 

dinosaur show schedule
Image credit: Kidsfest Singapore 2018

When: 9 – 11 February 2018, Friday – Sunday
Time: Each show lasts for approximately 50 mins. See show schedule above.
Address: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Pl, Singapore 179556
Admissions: $42, $52 and $62 (Book your tickets here)
Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade/ City Hall/ Raffles Place MRT
For more information: Visit their website here

 

10 February – Miniature Garden Workshop for Couples

Valentine's day nparks
Image credit: NParks

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with NParks and learn how to create a unique miniature garden with your loved one. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of garden design and plant selection. Tips on how to select suitable plants and ornaments that are scaled appropriately for miniature creation will also be elaborated. Although everything in miniature garden is crafted as miniature size, the skills acquired for miniaturised settings can be applied to real life garden landscaping.

When: 10 February 2018, Saturday
Time: 10am to 1pm
Address: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Botany Centre, Classroom 1 & 2 (Level 3)
Admissions: $100 for a couple
Nearest MRT Station: Botanic Gardens MRT
For more information: Visit their website here

 

10 February – Introduction to Giselle
By Singapore Dance Theatre

giselle sistic
Image credit: Sistic

For the first-time ever, Singapore Dance Theatre will be bringing Giselle to the Dance Appreciation Series! As a lead up to the full performance of Giselle, this classic ballet is condensed into an hour-long special for young audiences! The breath-taking yet heart-wrenching tale of romance and betrayal, Giselle is a ballet in two acts, featuring choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, and set to a rich score by Adophe Adam.

When: 10 February 2018, Saturday
Time: 4 – 5pm
Address: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Admissions: $14
Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade MRT
For more information: Visit Sistic’s website here

 

10 – 11 February – Singapore Airshow 2018

singapore airshow 2018
Image credit: Singapore Airshow

Singapore Airshow is Asia’s largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence events. Visitors to the Singapore Airshow can look forward to a wide range of exciting activities including static aircraft on display and the breathtaking aerobatic flying displays. There will also be meet-the-pilot sessions where visitors can take photos and get their autographs. The airshow starts on the 6th, but will only be open to the public on 10th and 11th.

FLYING DISPLAY TIMINGS:
10 & 11 Feb 2018 (Sat & Sun): 11.30am – 12.00pm and 2.30pm – 3.00pm

When: 10 & 11 February 2018, Saturday & Sunday
Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm (Last admission at 4.30pm)
Address: Changi Exhibition Centre, 9 Aviation Park Road, Singapore 498760
Admissions: $22 for an adult ticket, $9 for a child ticket (9-12 years old). Purchase your tickets here.
How to get there: Take the Airshow Shuttle at Singapore Expo, Hall 7. The first bus arrives at 7.30am and the last bus arrives at 3pm.
For more information: Visit their website here

 

10, 11 & 14 February – Valentine’s Day Sunset Sail

valentine's day tallship
Image credit: Royal Albatross

This February, celebrate love week as Royal Albatross presents four romantically themed cruises. Spend the evening under the stars at one of Singapore’s most romantic venues, a 2½-hour dinner cruise onboard the stunning 47m luxury Tall Ship – the Royal Albatross. The cruise comes complete with a served international menu, a welcome drink, entertainment and views of Singapore’s speculator city skyline at night.

Cozy up for an unforgettable night onboard this amazing four-masted 22-sail Superyacht and make this year’s Valentine’s Day one to remember.

When: 10, 11 & 14 February 2018
Time: 6 – 8.30pm or 6.30 – 9.20pm
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Admissions: $195 on 10 & 11 February, $245 on 14 February
Nearest MRT Station: Harbourfront MRT
For more information: Visit their website here

 

11 Feb, 11 Mar, 15 Apr – MetaSprint Series Singapore

metasprint series singapore
Image credit: MetaSport

If you have always considered participating in a triathlon but never had the courage, why not go for the MetaSprint Series? This friendly three-race series welcomes first-timers and experienced athletes to the sport of triathlon. Get wet at the Aquathlon, get rolling at the Duathlon, or combine all three at the end of series Triathlon. Take your pick or go for all three! If you want to go for all three races, hurry and book the 3-in-1 package by today, the closing date!

When: 11 February, 11 March & 15 April, Sundays
Time: Starts at 7am
Address: Sentosa Palawan Beach, F1 Village & East Coast Park
Admissions: Rates can be found at their website here

 

14 – 24 February – River Hongbao 2018

river hongbao 2018
Image credit: River Hongbao

River Hongbao 2018, an eleven-day extravaganza of lights, sights and sounds to usher in the Year of the Dog, will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay from 14 to 24 February 2018. Jointly organised by Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Singapore Tourism Board and People’s Association, River Hongbao has been an integral part of our Lunar New Year celebrations since 1987.

RHB2018 highlights also include fireworks, cultural performances from home and abroad, food street and interactive fringe activities. RHB 2018 is a fun-filled carnival for the whole family to enjoy during this Lunar New Year. On 23 & 24 February, RHB 2018 will lead the audience in a “parade dance” to epitomise our unity as a nation. On the same nights, the Chingay parade will join hands with RHB 2018 to put up a cultural spectacular for the audience.

River Hongbao is open to public and admission is free.

When: 14 – 24 February 2018
Time: 2pm – 11pm daily
Address: The Float @ Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039805
Admissions: Free
Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade MRT
For more information: Visit their website here

 

14 – 25 February – Spring Surprise at Gardens By The Bay

spring surprise at gardens by the bay
Image credit: Gardens By The Bay

Usher in Spring and celebrate the Year of the Dog with Gardens by the Bay! Spring Surprise 2018 offers an array of festive performances and fun for the entire family. Do not miss the spectacular ultraviolet (UV) light performances with the UV Lotus Dragon and UV Northern Lions making their very first appearance here in Singapore. There is going to be exciting events held within Flower Dome (ticketed) as well as at Supertree Grove (free).

At Flower Dome, you’ll get to try your hands at making your own handicrafts, and you may also bump into the God of Fortune! At Supertree Grove, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra will be presenting “Music Oasis: Spring Romance at the Gardens” on 14 February, 7 – 7.30pm and 8 – 8.30pm. Find the list of activities and events here!

When: 14 – 25 February 2018
Time: Starts at 12pm
Address: Gardens By The Bay
Admissions: Free & Ticketed
Nearest MRT Station: Bayfront MRT
For more information: Visit their website here

 

17 February – Istana Nature Guided Walk

istana CNY open house
Image credit: NParks

Sign up for the Nature Guided Walk during the Istana Chinese New Year Open House! This guided walk is a collaboration between the President’s Office and the National Parks Board (NParks), which will showcase the Istana’s flora, fauna and biodiversity.

The guided walk starts from 10am to 4pm, and is conducted hourly. Please look out for signs on the Istana grounds to find out where you can register for the guided walk.

Fees:

$2.00 for each child aged 3 years & above.
$4 for Singaporeans / PRs aged 13 and above.
$10.00 for foreigners (aged 13 & above).
Family package, $12.00 for Singaporeans / PRs (family of 4) and $30.00 for foreigners (family of 4).
Please make the payment on the spot on the event date itself.

Each guided walk group can take up to 15 people

When: 17 February 2018, Saturday
Time: 10am – 4pm
Address: Istana, Orchard Road, Singapore 238823
Admissions: See above
Nearest MRT Station: Dhoby Ghaut MRT
For more information: Visit their website here

 

23 – 24 February – Chingay Parade

 

Vibrant floats, dancing dragons, prancing lions, stilt walkers, wushu masters, performers of different races in their traditional costumes and many, many more…

This National Event is also the largest street performance and float parade in Asia. From the main parade site to the heartlands, this street extravaganza epitomises the dynamism of Singapore’s vibrant and multicultural society. The word Chingay is equivalent to the Mandarin zhuang yi (??), which means “the art of costume and masquerade” in the Hokkien dialect.

Exciting highlights includes:

  • Multi-ethnic cultural performances by local talents and international acts featuring elaborately decorated floats
  • Dazzling array of colourful costumes, creative props and wearable art
  • Street Party at the end of the Parade
  • Stunning display of lights, lasers, pyrotechnic and fireworks display

When: 23 & 24 February 2018, Friday & Saturday
Time: 8 – 9.30pm
Address: F1 Pit Building
Admissions: From $28.50 – $60 (PAssion card holders get 20% discount)
Nearest MRT Station: Promenade MRT
For more information: Visit their website here

 

28 Feb – 11 Mar – Kumar50

kumar 50
Image credit: Dream Academy

Fifty shades of gay? Of course. Plus Fifty shades of grey hair nicely coloured pink. Are you ready to get personal and comfy with Singapore’s Iconic Drag Queen? Spilling the beans, dishing out the dirt, and showing us his hard truths, you’ll be loving his hilarious romp through the decades.

Regaling us with stories from his bouncy birth, to his beautiful girth, and his lifetime of sharing mirth, KUMAR will touch on everything that makes us tick and tickle our funny bone. Come enjoy the funniest Golden Jubilee celebrations, as KUMAR is joined by his fabulous showgirls, shaking their booty and lip-syncing to the very best, from Whitney Houston to Taylor Swift.

When: 28 February to 11 March 2018
Time: 8pm on Tues – Sat and 3pm on Sat & Sun
Address: Capitol Theatre, 11 Stamford Road, Singapore 178884 (inside Capitol Piazza)
Admissions: $50 to $125
Nearest MRT Station: City Hall MRT
For more information: Visit Sistic here

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Jia Jun is the editor of The Ladies Room. While she's not editing articles, she's usually at the pantry, looking for food. Oh and she writes pad reviews for a living.

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