Weekend Guide

TGIF!: Your long weekend guide (5-9 Feb 2016)

By inSing EditorEvents - 03 February 2016 12:00 AM

TGIF!: Your long weekend guide (5-9 Feb 2016)

American house DJ Mr. Vspins an eclectic set of underground house, funk and soul at Kyo for its Soul Heaven night.

Hot Since 82

This weekend’s Parallel night at Zouk is helmed by none other than
aural anarchist Hot Since 82whose tech-inflected house sounds jacks, grinds and grooves like nobody else’s.

Dahlia Dreams

Art and design market MAAD returns this Friday at the Red Dot Design Museum with lots of local designers, craftsmen and creatives hawking their wares.

The Istana is open to the public on 9 February for its annual CNY Open House. You can also sign up for the Nature Guided Walk or a guided tour of the Istana main building led by volunteers from the National Heritage Board's Preservation of Sites and Monuments division.

The National Gallery is open this long holiday weekend. Head down to check out exhibits like ‘Siapa Nama Kamu: Art in Singapore’ and ‘Between Declarations and Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia’.

This being the Year of The Monkey, Gardens by The Bay’s latest floral display Dahlia Dreams is inspired by Chinese tale Journey to the West. It features dahlias, begonias and more. Look out for displays and topiaries modelled after icons from the story, including the Monkey King, and the Flowers and Fruit Mountain.

Golden-headed lion tamarins at the Singapore Zoo | Photo: WRS

The Lunar New Year celebrations are in full swing at the Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park and River Safari as some of it residents usher in the Year of The Monkey in their own special way. During this long weekend, catch a parrot wishing you ‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’,
cotton top tamarins monkeys munching on grapes from ‘firecrackers’ or see Jia Jia and Kai Kai eating their favourite treats in special red packets.

More monkeys can be found at the Singapore Philatelic Museum -- this time on stamps at its ‘More Than Monkeys’ exhibition.

I Believe in Unicorns


Posted by Kidsfest Hong Kong on Monday, January 25, 2016

The annual theatre festival dedicated to children, Kidsfest, returns with more acclaimed stage imports of productions with cast and creatives from the UK. Bring the young ones to see a play about a couple who desperately wants a child but cannot have one, so they build one out of snow and one about the joys of readings in ‘I Believe in Unicorns’.

'Christmas Factory', Ronghui Chen | Photo: World Press Photo

Celebrating powerful, moving and sometimes disturbing photojournalism, the annual World Press Photo competition draws entries from all over the world. The exhibition of 140 winning and shortlisted shots is shown here at the National Museum of Singapore. 

Kranji Marshes | Photo: NParks

Head down to the newly opened Kranji Marshes (11 Neo Tiew Lane 2; take the Kranji Express bus from Kranji MRT Station which operates daily from 8.30 am to 5.45 pm) to be one with nature this long weekend. Located next to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, the Kranji Marshes wetlands lie along the north-western shore of Kranji Reservoir and sprawl over 56.8 hectares, or about 60 football fields. The marshland is home to more than 170 species of birds, 54 species of butterflies and 33 species of dragonflies. The marshlands is divided into two main areas: One open to the public, and a core conservation area limited to visitors who register for guided walks, due to the ecological sensitivity of the area. These guided walks will begin at the end of the month. 

Check out our events calendar for many more ongoing events and series around our bustling little island!