The weather has been really unpredictable these days, hasn't it? Temperatures have been slightly lower too! 😄 There's no doubt that it's the perfect time to bundle up warmly and stay indoors, or if you’re braving the weather, it’s also a great idea to enjoy the cooling weather at the many outdoor events. Whatever the plan is, here are 10 things to do in February 2023 in Singapore!
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1.Watch the Chingay Parade LIVE
Credit: Courtesy of People's Association
Happening on 3 and 4 February 2023, this year’s parade will be the first Chingay Parade in 2 years set to be held physically in front of an audience of 28,000 at the F1 Pit Building. Not only is it Singapore's largest community arts showcase, this year Chingay 2023 will involve over 10,000 residents, artists and arts groups including more than 3,000 performers! Make sure to book your tickets to finally catch the live performances. Chingay 2023 doesn’t simply showcase just the main parade. During this festival period, you can look forward to unique events happening all over the city including social media challenges and more!
Chingay 2023 (Main Parade)
Date: Sat to Sun;3 to 4 February 2023, 8PM (Main Parade)
Location: F1 Pit Building
2. Visit the Mega Carnival at Downtown East
Unleash your inner kid at the Mega Carnival in Downtown East! 🔥 The carnival is located at D’Marquee Downtown East and will be running from now till 5 February 2023. It features plenty of family-friendly activities including VR experiences, dinosaur-themed attractions, and an arcade zone where you can show your competitive side! It’s a family-friendly event that is perfect to visit on weekends. Not to mention, there are lots of halal options nearby for when you’re hungry from all that fun.
P.S. Need some ideas on what to eat when you’re at the carnival? Check out the ultimate guide to halal food at Downtown East!
Date & time: 19 November to 5 February 2023
Address: Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Singapore 519599
Price: From $25+
3. The Doraemon Exhibition
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.
Date: 5 November 2022 to 5 February 2023
Time: 10am to 7pm daily
Address: 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897 (National Museum of Singapore)
Ticket price: $30
4. Sign up for Esplanade's PLAYtime! 2023 Kids-friendly Theatre Series
Esplanade's PLAYtime!is an engaging theatre series for children aged between 3 to 6. Through the performing arts, your child can express their creativity and understand the world around them. The productions focus on children's perspectives, joys, and anxieties which will allow your kids to express themselves better and learn about who they are and what makes them special in their very own way! In the first performance (45-minute duration), Us, two best friends find their lives turned to take a complete turn when a new friend asks to join them.
Address: 1 Esplanade Dr, Esplanade Theatre Studio
Dates: 24 Feb - 12 Mar 2023
Ticket price: $20
5. Check out the new Punggol Library
Credit: National Library Board
Did you know that there's a new library in Punggol? Located in One Punggol, the library recently opened in late January 2023 with 5 floors! There are interactive and immersive rooms, as well as many features that cater to people with disabilities. The first two floors of Punggol Regional Library were designed to cater to children of all ages with the theme 'World and Us' where they can find stories of migration and history! It's the perfect place to spend the weekend with your little one.
Address: 1 Punggol Dr., Singapore 828629
Opening hours: 7am -- 10pm; daily
6. Stroll along Sengkang Riverside Park
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If you love nature, why not take a leisurely stroll along Sengkang Riverside Park? You'll find a mix of modern architecture and nature like the fruit-themed attractions along the path. Spanning 210,000sqm, the park has multiple trails that leads to Round Island Route essentially meaning that you can get to Rower’s Bay, Pasir Ris Park, Changi Beach Park, and East Coast Park through the path. Keep a look out for the cute purple mangosteen hut along the path that makes for a great photo opportunity!
P.S. If you're lucky, from June to August, you’ll get to see beautiful water hyacinths blooming!
Address: Anchorvale Street, 544834
7. Get creative at Mattel Playhouse
Featuring 12 activities and splendid photo opportunities, Mattel Playhouse is a new event that is bringing the iconic Mattel brands to Singapore this year! 😁 So, if your kids are fans of Barbie, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Hot Wheels, they’ll be in for a treat.
Become a young champion racer with Hot Wheels and enjoy driving on the iconic orange track! You can be a pop star, gymnast, painter, and more with Barbie. Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends fans can explore the Island of Sodor, by taking a train ride and playing three Thomas the Tank Engine-themed arcade games! 🕹️
Date: 13 January - 9 April 2023
Location: Marina Square, Let's Play #02-208/209
- Weekdays: $28
- Weekends/Public holidays/Eve of public holidays: $32
8. Catch an astronomy film at Science Centre’s OMNI Theatre
Everyone knows that Science Centre is known for their exciting exhibitions like the stargazing experiences but did you know that you could watch an astronomy film too? 😃 ‘Big Astronomy’ is a 26-minute show that will be projected on their iconic 8K curved screen and will completely immerse you as you go on an exploration of world-class observatories. If you’ve always been curious about the world of science and physics, this experience may be an exciting one for you!
Date & time: Daily; 3 - 3:40PM
Address: 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
Ticket price: From $14
9. Take your kids to Children’s Museum Singapore
Formerly known as Singapore Philatelic Museum, it’s now called Children's Museum Singapore (CMSG) following extensive renovations. The Children's Museum Singapore believes in the power of play and provides opportunities for children to explore and engage with Singapore and the world around them based on its vision of creating a place of wonder and joy for children to learn about Singapore and the world! 🤩
With two floors worth of exciting and interactive displays, you’ll want to get comfortable because you might be staying a while. 😆 Not to mention, its FREE entry till 31 March 2023. Visits are limited to 2-hours per visitor so make sure to plan your time accordingly.
P.S. Find out more about what to expect at the Children’s Museum Singapore here!
Address: Children’s Museum Singapore, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 9AM-1PM & 2PM-6PM (last admissions at 12:30pm & 5:30pm)
| Mon; Closed
Price: FREE from now till 31 March 2023
10. Go on a “treasure hunt” to find giant statues in Sentosa
Credit: Explorers of Sentosa
If you love treasure hunts, this one's for you! On your next trip to Sentosa, go on an exciting scavenger hunt to look for the four HUGE statues by Copenhagen artist Thomas Dambo hidden in plain sight in the Palawan beach area. As part of the Explorers of Sentosa quest, you'll be tasked to solve clues to eventually reach the location of the giants!
Date: Until the end of 2024
Address: Palawan Beach, Sentosa
So, did any of these activities pique your interest? There are so many fun things to do in October! Start marking your calenders so you won’t miss out on these exciting events. 😁