September school holidays are coming, and children are already getting ready to enjoy a week of break before preparing for their year-end examination. Besides the school holiday week, September is filled with many exciting events that both parents and children can enjoy.
Here are some events to pip your interest.
World Food Fair
Singaporeans love to eat. That is an open secret known to the world. Nurture your children’s love for good food with the World Food Fair. Located at the Singapore Expo, the food show will feature the wide range of food from bakery to BBQ meats to cereals and even vegetarian food. You will get to taste innovative and delicious food as well as to gain access to massive discounts and promotion for your favourite food to bring home.
Date: 30 August to 2 September 2018
Time: 11 am to 10 pm
Venue: Singapore Expo
Children’s Festival 2018
The Children’s Festival 2018 is an on-going event since 9 June 2018 and will be closing shortly on 9 September 2018. If you have yet to bring your children to the Children’s Festival at the National Gallery, you should do so. Inspire your children with experiential art and active play as well as to introduce them to one of Singapore’s pioneer performance artist and a Cultural Medallion award recipient, Lee Wen through the exhibits.
While you are there, do also check out the series of programmes catered mainly for children and families. You can find out more here.
Date: Now to 9 September 2018
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
Venue: Singapore National Gallery
Grand Prix Season Singapore
Once again, night racing dominates the air of Singapore as Grand Prix Season returns to our sunny island for yet another success. Enjoy the adrenaline-pumping races, live music performances and virtual reality race simulations with your children as they experience the grandiose of an F1 race. You can buy your tickets here or visit the official website for more details.
Date: 14, 15, 16 September 2018
Time: Whole Day Event
Venue: Marina Bay Street Circuit
Mid-Autumn Celebration @ Gardens by the Bay
September is a time when ancient Chinese celebrates the mid-autumn festival. In modern times, the Chinese still celebrates the Mid-Autumn through a series of lights and decoration. It was said that in ancient China, the army communicated through slips of papers stuck into a pastry that looked like our modern mooncakes. Another folklore spoke of a power-hungry emperor who wanted to live forever. He made an elixir of life, but his gentle wife stole it and ate it. The elixir of life made her float, and she flew to the moon where she lived with her rabbit. Regardless of the tales that follow the Mid-Autumn festival, it is a joyous celebration. The Gardens by the Bay is showcasing lights and lanterns as well as hosting traditional riddles and games for the family this mid-autumn. Come by to experience the festival and learn more about the Chinese culture. Everyone is welcome.
Date: 6 September to 24 September 2018
Time: 6 pm to 10 pm (Mon to Thu); 6 pm to 11 pm (Fri to Sun)
Venue: Gardens by the Bay (Outside area)
The Great Food Festival
If you are not able to make it to the World Food Fair, fret not. There is another food fair at the end of September too. The Great Food Festival is a collaboration between RWS Sentosa and Savour Events, and you can expect gourmet food from Michelin-starred restaurants from both local and international renown. Check out the Star Chef Arena where you can sample more than 50 dishes from Michelin-starred restaurants from just $10 each. Stroll down Heritage Lane to experience traditional cuisines from many nations. If sweets and desserts are your things, then the Rollin’ Sweet Times with its cakes and pastries are definitely the place you want to be in.
You can find out more from the official website and buy your tickets here.
Date: 27 September to 30 September 2018
Time: 11 am to 10 pm (Please check the time slot on the official website for lunch and dinner if you are visiting the Star Chef Arena)
Venue: Resort World Sentosa
The Little Prince: Behind the Story Exhibition
Every child who is introduced to The Little Prince is enchanted by his acts of love. If your children are fans of The Little Prince, you can consider bringing them to this exhibition. Held at the Singapore Philatelic Museum, the exhibition covers more than 250 exhibits from the conception of the story to the characters within. It is a meaningful exhibition to explore and one which is educational too.
Date: Now till 17 March 2019
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum