Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of January 20-21

Exploring the art and culture on display during Singapore Art Week, or having a fun time at KidsFest, this weekend has different shades to offer. You can indulge yourself in a feast of snacks at the World Snack Fair. Pick your choice from the list here.

Singapore Art Week 2018

the sixth edition of the Singapore Art Week is an annual celebration of visual arts.
The sixth edition of the Singapore Art Week is an annual celebration of visual arts. Photo courtesy: artweek.sg

With more than 100 events, the sixth edition of the Singapore Art Week is an annual celebration of visual arts. The 12-day celebration will transform museums and public spaces around the island in this festival organised by the National Arts Council, Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Economic Development Board.

When: Ongoing until January 28
Where: Singapore city
Entry: Free

KidsFest

KidsFest is a treat for the whole family.
KidsFest is a treat for the whole family. Photo courtesy: kidsfest.com.sg

ABA Productions brings a three-week festival of world-class theatre for young people in Singapore. Not just for kids, the festival is a treat for the whole family. Expect favourites include The Gruffalo and Dinosaur Zoo. Don’t forget to watch the staging of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale Ugly Duckling as it makes its Kidsfest debut.

When: Ongoing until February 1
Where: KC Arts Centre
Entry: From SGD42

World Snack Fair

There are over a hundred snack brands from all over the world coming to World Snack Fair.
There are over a hundred snack brands from all over the world coming to World Snack Fair. Photo courtesy: worldsnack.sg

Who wants to miss a fair like this? Truly a delight and treat to your munching craving. There are over a hundred snack brands from all over the world coming to World Snack Fair. But before you get overwhelmed, don’t worry, the fair has sectioned the grounds off by countries, including zones for Japan and Korea, so you can easily navigate and shop your way around.

When: From 11 am, January 19 to 21
Where: Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre
Entry: Free

Light to Night Festival

This year’s theme, Colour Sensations, features a spectacular multimedia projection show
This year’s theme, Colour Sensations, features a spectacular multimedia projection show. Photo courtesy: nationalgallery.sg

Explore Singapore’s and South East Asia’s rich cultural scene with six different exhibitions on view. See the Civic District come to life with artworks and performances. This year’s theme, Colour Sensations, features a spectacular multimedia projection show outside the National Gallery Singapore and a Festival Food Street that’s whipping up tasty bites and refreshments.

When: From 10 am, January 19 to 21
Where: National Gallery Singapore
Entry: Free

Dahlia Dreams

Gardens by the Bay welcomes Lunar New Year with assorted floral display.
Gardens by the Bay welcomes Lunar New Year with the assorted floral display. Photo courtesy: gardensbythebay.com

Welcome the Year of the Dog with Gardens by the Bay's Lunar New Year floral display featuring dahlias, camellias and more inauspicious hues of red and yellow. Taking inspiration from Chinese gardens, look out for 'Foo Dogs' – Chinese garden lions – as they greet you at the entrance, sculptures modelled after 2018's zodiac animal, and palace lanterns brightening up space. Also keep your eyes peeled for the God of Fortune, we hear he's roaming the Flower Dome to spread wealth and prosperity.

When: From 9 am, January 19 to 31
Where: Gardens by the Bay
Entry: From SGD8 to SGD28

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