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Five things to do over the weekend of Sept 22-23

This weekend, be part of an interesting dialogue session about the complexities of being an Indian woman in Singapore. Or else, swing by the Singapore Tea Festival while doing your weekend shopping around Orchard. 

You may also want to attend a workshop with your child at Esplanade – the theme this time is Mid-Autumn festivities! 

Read on for our list of curated events: 

1. Dialogue - Inspiring Indian Women: Paving the Way Forward

Photo courtesy: FB
Photo courtesy: FB

Join in a productive and insightful dialogue session that delves into the complexities and challenges of being an Indian woman in Singapore. 

When: Sept 22
Where: National Library, The Pod
Entry: Free 

2. Singapore Tea Festival

Photo courtesy: Singapore Tea Festival FB
Photo courtesy: Singapore Tea Festival FB

Singapore Tea Festival returns for a second edition, with 28 booths spread over four different themes.

They are: MODERN BLENDS by our very own local tea makers, CLASSIC BLENDS showcasing single-origin and unblended teas, LIFESTYLE brands and flavours from BEYOND OUR SHORES.

When: Sept 21-23
Where: Orchard
Entry: Free 

3. GIIS Smart Campus Open House

Photo courtesy: GIIS
Photo courtesy: GIIS

The digitally-savvy GIIS SMART Campus features new age learning, where technology joins hands with facilities carefully designed to give students the best academic and extracurricular benefit in their learning journey.

The smart features include Virtual Classrooms, data analytics in sports, labs to teach Innovation, Robotics & Entrepreneurship, safety features like facial recognition system. Meet the team and learn how the new SMART Campus can benefit your child’s learning journey.

When: Sept 22
Where: GIIS Smart Campus
Entry: Free 

4. Parent-Child Workshop: Get Crafty with Creative Lantern Making

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Put your imagination to work and get crafty with your child and create your very own lantern! Using craft materials like paper, wood, glue and colour pencils, be introduced to basic collage methods and learn stories about Lady Chang’e and the Jade Rabbit at this engaging workshop.   

When: Sept 22-23
Where: Esplanade Bay Room
Entry: SGD30 

5. The Amazing Showtime

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

The AMAZING Showtime is a dazzling, entertaining magical variety show! Featuring acts that have travelled around the globe and dazzled audiences of all ages, the show is packed with sophisticated magic that will truly amaze you!

When: Sept 23
Where: Esplanade Recital Studio
Entry: SGD35 

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