Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of Dec 2-3

As the winter season winds its way to December and the chill sets in, get ready to pick up a piece of art at Wessex estate to gift your dear ones this Christmas. Accompany your children to say hello to Kitty and her Sanio friends at Changi Airport or head to Night Safari’s wildest glow-in-the-dark event, where vibrant animal-themed light sculptures are illuminated with neon lights. For a connoisseur of the arts, there is a rich display of artworks, gems and books from famed discoverers such as Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace specially brought from the prestigious London's Natural History Museum to the ArtsScience Museum in Singapore.

ArtWalk@Wessex
Photo courtesy: ArtWalk@Wessex

Artwalk@Wessex

Wind your way through 11 international and local artists’ studios and open spaces to view the various art pieces on display at the Wessex estate. You can also have a memorable chat with the artists and can even pick yourself up a Christmas present.

When: Dec 2, 3
Where: Wessex Estate, Portsdown Road, Singapore
Entry: Free

Changi Airport Group
Photo courtesy: Changi Airport

Hello Kitty Extravaganza at Changi Airport

World’s favourite feline Kitty will welcome children and grown-ups at the Changi Airport. The well-loved Kitty and her Sanrio friends, like Gudetama and My Melody, will be popping up at Terminal 3 for a special holiday celebration.

People can also look to the ‘sky’ for an indoor drone show featuring as many as 40 drones lighting up the enclosed space with exciting formations. Children (and adults) can dance along to a song and dance performance by the Sanrio characters. Step into Changi’s Mystical Garden and be enchanted by the huge treehouse and gazebo, decorated with Hello Kitty’s classic red ribbon. Remember to keep a lookout for the life-sized Sanrio mascots on-site for a super kawaii Insta-shot.

When: Whole month of December
Where: Changi Airport  
Entry: Free

This emperor penguin chick was collected by Robert Falcon Scott’s party in 1902 on the Discovery expedition.
This emperor penguin chick was collected by Robert Falcon Scott’s party in 1902 on the Discovery expedition. Photo courtesy: marinabaysands.com

Treasures of the Natural World

For connoisseurs of the arts, there is a rich display of artworks, gems and books from famed discoverers such as Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace specially brought from the prestigious London's Natural History Museum to the ArtsScience Museum in Singapore. These rare artefacts numbering 200 are making their South East Asia debut in the museum. You can go back to prehistoric times and marvel at specimens that have shaped today's science.

When: Dec 2,3 at 10am-7pm
Where: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands,
Entry: SGD12 to SGD17

Esplanade Theatres on the Bay
Photo courtesy: Esplanade Theatres on the Bay

Disney in Concert: Frozen

You can literally get frozen in December. Well, the temperature is not lowering as you can catch a screening of the film ‘Frozen’ backed by a full live orchestra and choir that’ll perform all of your favourite soundtracks from the animated flick. Experience the Disney phenomenon and fall in love all over again with Elsa, Anna, Olaf and gang.

When: Dec 2 at 2:30pm,  6:30pm
Where: Esplanade Theatres on the Bay
Entry: SGD75 to SGD149

 nightsafari.com.sg
Photo courtesy: nightsafari.com.sg

Twilight Encounters

There's plenty to catch and see at Twilight Encounters, Night Safari's wildest glow-in-the-dark event, where vibrant animal-themed light sculptures and walking trails are illuminated with neon lights. You can see majestic glowing elephant and lion at the park's entrance. You can experience an unique night walk to view nocturnal animals within their natural surroundings.

When: Dec 2 to 31 at 7:15pm to midnight
Where: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore
Entry: SGD30 to SGD45

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Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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