With the new year coming, surely you’re wondering what fun and exciting activities you can look forward. If you’re in Singapore so we promise you’ll find something new to add to your calendar every new month! 😁 From exhibitions to indoor carnivals and much more, we’ve compiled a list of events and carnivals happening in Singapore for a fun family day out.
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1. The Doraemon Exhibition 2022
Doraemon lovers, this is your chance to physically immerse yourself in that childhood nostalgia! The exhibition showcases Doraemon through the lens of 28 leading contemporary Japanese artists and arts groups, whose artworks respond to the theme of “Create Your Own Original Doraemon”. Some artists you can expect include Takashi Murakami, who is well-known for the smiling flowers motif in his artworks. 😍
Grab a couple of Doraemon’s favourite Japanese snack - Dorayaki ($6.90) at the pop-up theme cafe! It’s Muslim-friendly and super delicious (we’ve tried it!). Afterwards, head over to the merchandise section and pick up a souvenir of tote bags, postcards and much more to remember the trip to this exhibition.
The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore
Date: 5 November 2022 to 5 February 2023
Time: 10am to 7pm daily
Location: 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897 (National Museum of Singapore)
Tickets: Tickets priced at SGD 30 will go on sale from now via this link.
National Museum of Singapore
2. Upin & Ipin Musical Theatre: Pin Pin Pom!
If you didn’t already know, Upin & Ipin is a popular Malaysian cartoon series that has been loved for a very long time. It’s so popular that even kids in Singapore love it and now you can look forward to a musical adaptation of the series! 😃 Upin & Ipin Musical Theatre follows the story of the twins as they discover a magical scarlet stone in their village which belongs to the Wicked Witch. The twins are tasked to defeat her with their magical power to save their village along with an introduction of new characters! This performance will be performed live in Malay at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday, 18 December 2022.
P.S. Keep an eye out on our Instagram page (@havehalalwilltravel) and find out how to win a FREE pair of CAT 2 tickets to the Upin & Ipin Musical Theatre!
Address: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691
Date: 18 December 2022, Sunday (only for one night)
3. Avatar: The Experience at Gardens by the Bay
Have you ever wondered what it's like to enter Pandora's magical world? Avatar: The Experience lets you do just that. Explore five different zones, including an iconic bioluminescent environment with unique flora and fauna. Don’t miss a photo opportunity with a life-sized animatronic banshee! It features realistic detailing, authentic roars, and real-time interactions with its surroundings. It won't take long before you begin to feel like a Na'vi! 😉
Address: #03-02/03, Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
4. A Minion’s Perspective @ USS
Running from 3 September 2022 to 2 January 2023, there will be eight thematic zones which promises endless photo opportunities and gushing moments from you, including Gru’s lab, The Girl’s Room, and Minions Zone, with life-sized characters and interactive experiences not to be missed! 😍Follow the Minions through the interactive hallway and step into their shoes by playing with interactive elements from the Fart Gun Test and Blueprint Experiment Console Table, to the Immersive Goggles and Gru Character Dossier! Perhaps you could be the next scientist the world needs! 🤔
Address: Resorts World Sentosa Waterfront, 26 Sentosa Gateway #01-38/39/43/44
5. Snow City Singapore
In Singapore, cold temperatures are a luxury. We rarely come across cooler days unless it’s the monsoon season and even so, the extreme humidity in the air can dampen your mood (no pun intended 😌). Fortunately, it snows in Singapore all year round at Snow City, Singapore’s first permanent indoor snow centre. Go Winter Shooting, Drift on Ice and much more.
P.S. From now till 31 December 2022, enjoy access to Science Centre Singapore and Snow City Snow Play ticket bundle from ONLY SGD25+ on their various activities! ✨Terms & Conditions apply.
Address: 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433
Opening hours: Mon: Closed | Tue-Fri: 10AM-5PM | Weekends, School and Public Holidays: 10AM-6PM
6. Science Centre Singapore
A visit to the Science Centre Singapore is a must when you’re in the city! Both locals and visitors are fond of the place because of the many attractions you can visit in one location. 😃 See butterflies up close, visit the Phobia exhibit, play at the water playground and much more in A SINGLE visit!
Science Centre Singapore is currently running a promotion! Purchase their ticket bundle which includes admission to Science Centre Singapore AND Snow City play session from just SGD25, meaning you’ll get to enjoy two different and unique experiences for the price of one. 😎 The promotion valid until 31 December 2022 so you can keep coming back to explore different exhibitions every time!
Address: 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 10AM-5PM | Mon; Closed
7. Changi Festive Village 2022
Starting this weekend till 2 January 2023, Changi Airport’s Terminal 3 basement will be transformed into a (quite literal) Festive Village and Underground Carnival with over 30 indoor rides and games that’ll make you forget you’re actually at an airport! 🤣 The Underground Carnival at Terminal 3 (T3) begins with a blast from the past in a zone called ‘The Great World’ where there is a 1930s inspired theme-park! Visit the arcade games section in ‘The Modern World’ zone for fun games that’ll bring out the inner kid in you. Head on over to ‘The Future World’ for more exciting games and rides! If you love a bit more thrill, you must try the neon go-cart ride that’ll make you feel like an F1 driver.
Location: Changi Airport T3, Jewel Changi Airport (Nearest MRT; Changi Airport)
Date: 4 November 2022 - 2 January 2023
8. Great World Carnival by Uncle Ringo @ Marina Bay
As part of Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2023, The Show Master, Uncle Ringo's entertainment arm, organised a festive event. There are four main event segments spread over 20,000 square metres at the Bayfront Event Space - The Great Cirque des Cascades, The Great World Carnival, The Great Food Fiesta, and Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice!
Address: 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970
Duration: 1 December 2022 to 1 January 2023; Daily 1PM-10PM
9. Baby Shark Carnival
This name probably doesn’t need any introduction. 😆 The Pinkfong Company, the masterminds behind the global phenomenon, Baby Shark, has just launched its very first indoor theme park in Singapore called ‘Pinkfong World Adventure’! Your kids will set off on an exciting and immersive adventure comprising four attraction zones with more than 16 interactive games and entertainment experiences inspired by Pinkfong and Baby Shark. Located in Marina Square, you’ll be right in the centre of the fun and lively atmosphere!
Ticket price: From $28 (ALL children and adults are required to have a ticket when entering)
Address: 6 Raffles Blvd, #03-208 Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-10PM
When: Till 2 January 2023
10. Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice
Credit: AKA Asia
Want to go ice skating this year end? Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice is the magical snowy wonderland perfect for families with children who love the winter weather! The 2,400 winter playground will house a variety of exciting winter activities, including a 70m snow slope - the longest and tallest snow slope ever constructed in Singapore, and a 4.5m high figure-8 Ice Slide (which was constructed purely out of ice by master sculptors who hail from the famous Harbin Ice Festival in China). You can also try your hand at curling or ‘ice chess’, ice bowling, and ice cycling!
So, did any of these activities pique your interest? There are so many fun things to do during the school holidays! Start marking your calendars so you won’t miss out on these exciting events. 😁