Monday, 2 Jan 2012
Christmas over, stuck for things to do? Well fret not! We’ve handpicked some of the best things to do and see for families in the New Year.
Magical mystery tour
Enter a magician’s playground – with 7 top international illusionists perform mind-bending, modern magic that will have the whole family enthralled.
When: 17 Feb – 4 Mar 2012
Where: Marina Bay Sands theatre, see The Illusionists.
Three live theatre adaptations of best-selling children’s picture books are coming to town, The Tiger Who Came To Tea, Stick Man and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Pick one or see them all.
When: The Tiger Who Came To Tea: 26 Jan – 4 Feb, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 29 Jan – 12 Feb: Stick Man: 3-12 Feb 2012
Get some hyper-realistic 3D thrill action in the incredible world of the Transformers. Save the planet while you race through the city, zipping through tunnels and down city streets hanging on for dear life. While your there, don’t miss the new Hollywood Dreams parade featuring floats of favourite movie characters with a cast of over 100 performers.
When: Transformers ride now open, Hollywood Dreams runs once a day on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, and is free with admission.
Where: Universal Studios, Resorts World, Sentosa
One for the younger ones, The Baby Panda, specially written for the 2-4 year olds, is an interactive, music-filled story about the adventures of a playful Panda.
When: 2-4 Feb 2012
Where: The Esplanade, see The Esplanade website.
Fairy tale fantasy
Follow childhood fairy tale favourites, Hansel and Gretel, as they leap from the frying pan into the fire, in a musical theatre treat for the whole family (age 4+).
When: 28 Feb – 4 Mar 2012
Where: Genexis Theatre, Fusionopolis, see ACT3 website.
Lanterns & fireworks
Don’t miss the festivities to celebrate Chinese New Year. The spectacular River Hong Bao Festival includes 70 giant lanterns and a fireworks display (beginning at 1230am) which is a symbolic gesture to drive away bad luck for the new year.
When: 22 Jan 2012
Where: Marina Bay see Your Singapore website.
Overindulged over Christmas? Then, get your running shoes on. Singapore Zoo and Night Safari are opening their doors for the Safari Zoo Run. There’s even a 6km fun run kids aged 3+. Register soon if you want a place.
When: 5 Feb 2012
Where: Singapore Zoo, see Safari Zoo Run
Adrenaline-pumping aerobatics and daredevil stunts are set to amaze at the Singapore Airshow, and give families and friends, young and old, a weekend of thrills and fun.
When: 18-19 Feb 2012
Where: Changi Exhibition Centre see Singapore Air Show for all the details.