June marks one of the major school holidays of the Singaporean school calendar, so there’s plenty of kid-friendly activities going on this month – perfect if you’ve got the young ones with you!
Beach bums need to make their way down to Palawan Beach, stat. The fine white sand and clear waters make it perfect for lounging, but now that it’s hosting the Sentosa FunFest, there’s so much more to do! Conquer obstacle courses, splash through water-based adventures, pull your weight in the Bungee Run, find your way out of inflatable mazes and more. Wind down in the F&B area when you get hungry or thirsty. Do note that last entry to the Sentosa FunFest is at 4.30pm.
When: Now to 5 June
Where: Palawan Beach, Sentosa
Act 3i Festival for Children
Budding theatregoers won’t want to miss the Act 3i Festival for Children. Conducted by Act 3 International, the Festival worked with renowned and emerging children’s theatre companies from Argentina, Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Italy and the UK to bring these exploratory performances to Singapore. Interactive and sensory experiences await!
When: Now to 5 June
Where: Drama Centre, National Library
Shaking It With Shakespeare
To mark the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare, Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) is presenting the “Shaking It With Shakespeare” exhibition and special programmes to celebrate the life and enduring legacy of the world’s greatest playwright. Through over 400 stamps and philatelic materials issued by 70 countries, century-old picture postcards, original books from Shakespeare’s time, historical Tudor era replicas and animal specimens, the activity-based and fun-filled exhibition invites families to uncover nuggets of information about the literary giant. The philatelic tribute to ‘the Bard’ will run from 14 May 2016 to 15 January 2017 at the SPM. The exhibition is one of the offerings of the National Heritage Board’s Children’s Season 2016, and is one of the Shakespeare Lives programmes jointly organised by the British Council and the GREAT Britain campaign.
When: Now to 15 January 2017
Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum
Children’s Season 2016
The Museum Roundtable and National Heritage Board’s annual Children’s Season is back. Chock-a-block full of events that will expose young minds to new and exciting discoveries. From storytelling to heritage, arts to science, culture to sports, there’s sure to be something of interest for every child. Feed their insatiable curiosity, and let them experience the wonders of the world through these curated events.
When: Now to 26 June
Couple's Perfume Workshop
For a change of pace, why not attend a perfumery workshop conducted by Je T'aime Perfumery Singapore? These intimate workshops are led by founder Ms Prachi Saini Garg, and she will lead the way for you to distil your creativity and personality into a bottle of fragrance. Je T'aime Perfumery also plays a part in preserving the scents of native orchids of Singapore. Out of an approximate 220 species, only 80 have survived to present day. Of these 80 species, Je T'aime Perfumery were able to recreate the scents of 50 of these. You can make a trip down to smell these precious oils, even if you don’t wish to make perfumes out of them. Just contact Je T'aime Perfumery to set up a date.
When: Now to 30 June
Where: Goodman Arts Centre
Great Singapore Sale
The annual Great Singapore Sale is back! Savvy shoppers know to wait for this period before hauling. After all, almost everything goes on sale. And if you know where to look, you can get discounts of up to 70% off! Clothes, shoes, bags, makeup, accessories and even food and services – all of these will have offers exclusive to the GSS. Go on, go ahead and bag those deals.
When: 3 June to 14 August
Where: Throughout Singapore
Shrek the Musical
The musical adaptation of the hit Dreamworks animated movie Shrek is now showing in Singapore! The story of looking beyond the surface to what lies underneath in this smart, funny fairytale is brought to life with brand new songs. Revisit the story where the feisty princess gets rescued from her tower by a grumpy ogre, and prince charming doesn’t quite live up to expectations. Throw in a chatty donkey, pathological liar, cookies with attitudes and other fairytale misfits, and you’ve got a mess that needs a hero to sort it all out.
When: 8 to 19 June
Where: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
There’s no better way to fall in love with dance than to try dancing yourself. Footwork, a series of introductory dance workshops, gives you the opportunity to learn popular dances from the experts and pick up some moves in the months leading up to the da:ns festival, held from 13 to 23 October. Save the dates and come celebrate dance with us! All workshops are held at the Esplanade Rehearsal Studio. Tickets start from $10. Visit www.esplanade.com/footwork for a full listing of the workshops.
When: 11 June to 2 October
Where: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Beerfest Asia 2016
Festival atmospheres are great. So are beers. Why not get the best of both worlds at Beerfest Asia? With over 400 commercial and craft beers and ciders available, many in Singapore for the first time, you get your pick of beers from all over the world. Australia, Belgium, USA, Japan, Ireland, Hungary, Croatia, Poland and Spain are just some of the represented countries. If you’ve got the kids with you, don’t worry. The last day of Beerfest Asia is family-friendly, and there’s even a kids drop-off area. Rock out to live music, stand-up comedy and participate in fringe activities such as beer pong and have a blast.
When: 16 to 19 June
Where: Marina Promenade
Grab your gear, roll up your cuffs, and gather your troops. The biggest music festival of its kind in Singapore and the region, Baybeats presents a fist-pumping line-up showcasing prominent Singapore and international acts, covering genres including folk, pop, metal, post-rock, emo, punk, electro and everything in between. So reach out and rock on at Singapore’s very own alternative music festival. Be sure to explore Baybeats and experience the Open Stage, Chillout Stage, Observation Deck, Arena, Festival Village and Powerhouse Stage for experimental acoustic and electronic music, outdoor theatre, dynamic bands, live interviews with Baybeats artists, festival merchandise, a vinyl market and more.
When: 24 to 26 June
Future World: Where Art Meets Science
June marks the launch of a new permanent exhibition at the ArtScience Museum, and it’s a perfect fit for the museum. Future World marries technology and art through 15 interactive installations that will come alive and evolve through visitor participation. Transcend the barrier between our world and the digital universe as you journey through the four sections: Nature, Town, Park and Space.
When: 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm and 5.30pm daily
Where: ArtScience Museum
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