5 January events in Singapore to keep the kids entertained all month!

It might be the end of school holidays, but guess what, there are still plenty of January events in Singapore to look forward to!

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Mums and dads, school holidays may be over, but guess what, there are plenty of exciting events for kids happening this month. Let's check out the 2018 January events in Singapore:

1.Ancient Religions @ Asian Civilisations Museum

Did you know that the Ancient Religions exhibition at Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) opened on Dec 12? 

It would be a great educational experience for the young ones to learn more about Asian ancient religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, which are practised by many in Singapore.

And, admission is FREE. :) 

Address: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555

Timings: Saturdays to Thursdays, 10am – 7pm & Fridays, 10am – 9pm

For more information, visit http://acm.org.sg / contact 6332 7799

2. Painting with Limbs @ Parkview museum

Have fun with colours! Painting with Limbs focuses on the action painting of Viennese artist, Hermann Nitsch. It is part of The Parkview Museum's Saturday Sketching series that draws inspiration from the museum's ongoing exhibition, The Artist's Voice.

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Adults and children are encouraged to collaborate with one another to create an art piece using various parts of their bodies (eg. their feet, hands, forearms, etc) as 'paintbrushes' and 'pencils'.

They could opt to splash paint onto the blank canvas to create splotches of various shapes, sizes and textures, as well as use charcoal sticks and crayons to create the art piece.

Through such an activity and process, participants are encouraged to focus on their actions and gestures while creating their artworks, as well as their feelings, thoughts and body movements while carrying out action-painting.

Date: 13 January 2018, Saturday

12pm - 1pm

The Parkview Museum Singapore, Level 3, Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188778

Light snacks and refreshments will be served. You are advised to bring an extra change of clothes. Aprons and protective sheets, as well as tissue paper/serviettes will be provided. The activity is suitable for participants of all ages. Adult supervision is advised for children under 6 years old.

3. Light to Night Festival

The iconic Light to Night Festival returns from 19 - 28 January 2018 and looks set to paint Singapore’s Civic District in a dazzling array of colours as it transforms iconic cultural institutions and parks into a creative canvas with spectacular works of art.

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Expect a captivating, multi-sensorial experience at the National Gallery Singapore, The Art House, Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall, Asian Civilisations Museum and The Esplanade.

The Festival runs for 10 days, and starts from 5pm till midnight on weekends (Fri & Sat), and visitors can still enjoy the outdoor light art installations from 8pm till 10pm on weekdays (Sun – Thurs).

The installations inside National Gallery Singapore follows the institution’s opening hours, except Friday and Saturday when it will close at midnight.

Admission to the Festival is free.

St Andrew’s Road will be closed during the two weekends on Friday and Saturday from 4 pm till 1 am. For more information about the Festival, please visit www.lighttonight.sg.

4.Family Funday @ Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC)

Explore the unique Singapore Chinese culture with the little ones, and bond over a dynamic line-up of programmes ranging from theatrical and music workshops to Taiji and Qigong classes.

Pick up the ukulele as a family and play along to Mandarin pop and Xinyao songs from the 80s, and learn about traditional Chinese values through drama, music, dance and games.

A fun and enriching time awaits you and your family. For more information, please visit http://www.singaporeccc.org.sg/.


A Parent-Child “Be Intune with Ukulele” Workshop

Date/Time: Starting from 14 January 2018 | Every Sunday, 1pm – 2pm (except public holidays)

Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Practice Room (Level 10)(1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906)

Course Fee: $200 per module (inclusive of GST)

Course Requirement: Parent and Child pair. Child should be of 5-8 years of age. Minimum 10 pairs of families to start the class.

Course Registration: friends@intunemusic.com.sg or 6336 0335 / 9234 1238

Kin-Esthetic: A Parent/Child Interactive Learning Experience

Date/Time: Starting from 14 January 2018 | Every Sunday, 10am – 11.15pm (except public holidays)

Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Practice Room (Level 10) (1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906)

Course Fee: $250 per module (inclusive of GST)

Course Requirement: Parent and Child pair. Child should be of 5-8 years of age. Minimum 10 pairs of families to start the class.

Course Registration: info@playinc.com.sg or 6802 5384

Taiji and Qigong Classes

Date/Time: Starting from 17 December 2017 | Every Thursday, 7.30pm and Sunday, 3pm (except public holidays); 1 hour per session

Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Concourse (Ground Floor) (1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906)

Course Registration: Free, no registration required

5. Events at ArtScience Museum – January 2018

Art from the Streets

 Art from the Streets reflects the evolution of street art, charting the diverse artistic techniques employed by artists through the decades. 

Expect live paintings and installations created on-site by iconic names from the field

Date: 13 January – 3 June 2018

Treasures of the Natural World

The exhibition takes visitors on a voyage of discovery, through the centuries, from the Enlightenment of the 18th century, through to the present day, showing how pioneering explorers, collectors, and scientists revolutionised our understanding of nature.

The exhibition showcases over 200 of the star objects from the world renowned Natural History Museum in London.

Date: Till 29 April 2018.

Programmes for Treasures of the Natural World 

A day in the life of an ornithologist*

  • 5 and 12 January 2018, 4.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Venue: Rainbow Room, Basement 2

* S$5 per participant. Up to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Public guided tours (English)

  • Family Fridays: 5, 12, 26 Jan | 3pm – 4pm
  • Saturdays: 6, 20, 27 Jan | 5pm – 6pm
  • Sundays: 7 Jan | 11.30am – 12.30pm

                   21 and 28 Jan | 11.30am – 12.30pm

Public guided tours (Mandarin)

  • Saturdays: 6, 13, 20 and 27 Jan | 2.30pm – 3.30pm and 4pm – 5pm

Future World: Where Art Meets Science

Embark on an interactive journey of exploration and play at FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science - where digital artinstallations come to life through cutting-edge science and technology.

Spotlight gallery talks˟

  • Saturdays: 6, 20 and 27 Jan | 11.30am – 12.30pm

 Into The Wild (Free)

Effect real-world change through interactive technology at Into the Wild: An Immersive Virtual Adventure.

Into the Wild transforms over 1,000 square metres of ArtScience Museum's public spaces into a virtual rainforest, explored using a smartphone device. 

ArtScience in Focus – MeshMinds 1.0: ARTXTECHFORGOOD (Free admission)

  • 25 Jan| 7pm – 10pm
  • 26 Jan – 2 Feb | 10am – 7pm

Immerse in a series of interactive experience with the latest virtual, augmented reality,  3D printing and IOT technology to create your own masterpieces.

ArtScience on Screen: Beat of the Street (Free admission)

Venue: Expression Gallery, Level 4

ArtScience on Screen explores the intersection between art and science with moving images, video and film.

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