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Exciting Events For Families In January 2019

Foresee the need for a breather from the hectic back-to-school/work season? We’ve got you covered. From imaginative storytelling sessions to food fests and getting your shop on at vintage flea markets, these fun events are great opportunities to let loose and recharge while getting the family together.

An Afternoon with The Great Singapore Poo Sale


Round up the kiddos for an animal-tastic adventure with the folks behind local children’s book, The Great Singapore Poo Sale and Other Beastly Business. Apart from a whimsical storytelling session with author Maureen Yeo, children can express their creativity in an interactive art jam conducted by the book’s illustrator, Gracie Chai, and belt their little lungs out during the animal-themed singalong. And for the parents, look forward to meeting 2017’s National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Jayaprakash Bojan, who will be sharing his photography experiences and his captivating snaps of local wildlife.

Date: 5 January 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 4pm onwards
Venue: Gardens By The Bay, Cannonball Room
Fee: Free admission
RSVP here and visit their Facebook page for more information.

Happiness Fest 2019

Inject a little more joy into your life at the first-ever Happiness Festival in Singapore! Touted as a festival of laughter, experiential learning and play, the event brings a plethora of interactive experiences, workshops and talks to help you kick-start 2019 on the right note.

Date: 5 & 6 January
Time: 10am to 5:30pm
Venue: National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre – NVPC The Central #04-88 Singapore 059817
Fee: From $45
Suitable for children aged 12 and above, click here to purchase tickets.

Pusheen x Kumoya Pop-up Café


Marking her territory in Singapore with the world’s very first Pusheen pop-up café, the queen of Internet cats is setting up cosy camp at Kumoya. Possibly the themed café’s cuddliest collaboration yet, fans will enter Pusheen paradise where a specially curated Pusheen-inspired menu by award-winning food artist Little Miss Bento, and exclusive décor by Claire Belton, its creator and her talented team of designers, awaits.

Date: 6 January to March 2019
Time: Tuesday to Thursday, Sunday: 12pm to 9.30pm
Friday and Saturday: 12p m to 10pm
Closed on Monday
Venue: Kumoya @ 8 Jalan Klapa Singapore 199320

Eatbox 2019


Prep your tummies for a gastronomical adventure, because Artbox’s food-centric sibling festival is officially here. Held at Downtown East, the event is marking its debut with more than 50 local and regional food vendors, alongside a range of curated live music and urban art.

Date: 11 to 13 January & 18 to 20 January
Time: 3pm to 11pm
Venue: Downtown East D’Marquee Open Plaza 1 & 2
Click here for more information.

Mini Vintage Collectors Flea Market

Old Habits is debuting their very first Swap Meet! Whether you’re a collector enthusiast, vintage lover or simply in the mood for browsing, there’ll definitely be something that piques your interest.

Date: 6 January
Time: 9am to 2pm
Venue: Old Habits Café, 38 Telok Blangah Rise #01-315 Singapore 090038
Click here for more information 

In its seventh edition, Singapore Art Week (SAW) takes over the city with a vibrant line-up of over 100 events, exhibits and workshops. Highlights include the crowd favourite Light to Night Festival, and the organised art walks through Little India and Queenstown.

Date: 18 to 27 January
Venue: Around the Civic District and Marina Bay, Bras Basah and Bugis, Jalan Besar and Little India, Gillman Barracks and various neighbourhoods.
Head here for more information.

Light to Night Festival 2019


A perennial SAW favourite, this year’s Light to Night Festival comprises two editions for Art Week (18 January to 27 January) and Singapore’s Bicentennial (28 January to 4 February) and will feature artwork and events inspired by histories and stories.

Date: 18 to 27 January and 28 January to 4 February
Venue: Civic District & Marina Bay
Fee: Free admission
Click here for more information. 

EarthFest 2019


Calling all eco-warriors! Unite at EarthFest, Singapore’s largest sustainability festival as it brings over 130 stalls and an exciting line-up of interactive activities, talks by green entrepreneurs and live performers. Take part in fringe events such as Swapaholic’s The Awesome Accessory Swap, the Singapore Really Really Free Market, Maker Faire and more. There’ll even be a new children’s area experience where the kids can explore EarthLife habits and concepts such as making their own energy balls, growing plants and creating upcycled bookmarks.

Date: 20 January
Time: 11am to 4:30pm
Venue: Marina Barrage
Register for tickets here https://earthfestsingapore.com/ or head here https://earthfestsingapore.com/for more information.

La Kopi Singapore


If your idea of the perfect catch-up session takes place over a good cuppa, then La Kopi is right up your alley. The aptly named event marries traditional coffee and kuehs with speciality brews and pastries, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds in good company.

For an extra dose of nostalgia, check out various thematic zones offering interactive experiences and cool photo opportunities at exhibits of local landmark icons like the dragon playground. What better way to introduce your child to the sights, sounds and tastes of old school Singapore?

Date: 25 to 27 January
Time: 25 January: 12pm to 9pm
26 January: 11am to 9pm
27 January: 11am to 7pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 5B
Fee: Free admission
Click here for more information.

i Light Singapore 2019 – Bicentennial Edition


Also in its seventh year, i Light Singapore 2019 promises to be its biggest edition yet as it gears up to commemorate our island’s bicentennial anniversary; the 200th year of Sir Stamford Raffles’ founding of modern Singapore. Curated to the theme “Bridges of Time”, the festival will feature 31 sustainable light art installations and a spectacular multimedia show from 14 countries reflecting not only Singapore’s rich history and growth, but also our connection with the world.

Date: 28 January to 24 February
Time: Sunday to Thursday: 7:30pm to 11pm
Friday to Saturday: 7:30pm to 12am
Venue: Marina Bay
Fee: Free admission
Click here for more information

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