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Fun and Colourful Ideas for June Holidays!

1. KidsSTOP @ The Science Centre


Ongoing, various timings & prices

The Science Centre presents Singapore’s first and only children’s science centre. It is a curious child’s world where he gets to explore, discover, imagine and dream without limits. Showcasinga lofty climbing structure, giant slide and new education programmes to spark interest in science through purposeful play.

Singapore Science Centre, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road,www.science.edu.sg

2. Canon Life’s Beautiful At Sentosa Photography Contest

14 Jun

Snap a photo with your digital compact camera in the theme of “Life’s Beautiful at Sentosa” and

stand a chance to win Canon products! Winning photos will be printed on special edition Beautex tissue boxes. For every pack sold, 20 cents will be donated to charity.

1st prize: Canon PowerShot SX 170 IS worth $249;

2nd prize: Canon Selphy CP 910 Compact Photo Printer worth $179.

How to participate: Sign up at the Life’s Beautiful event at Palawan Beach; take your digital camera and snap photos on Sentosa; submit the digital copy of your photo where you registered; look out in Weekender to see if you’ve won!

Rules: Participants can use any digital camera; all photos will be judged on relevance to theme, creativity in interpretation, use of colours & light/shadows, and photo composition. All photos must be taken on Jun 14, 2014. Palawan Beach, Sentosa


3. Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play


Until 15 Jun, 10am & 7pm (Thu), 10am, 4pm & 7pm (Fri), 11am, 2pm & 5pm (Sat & Sun), $40 onwards

Enter a magical journey though the seasons with little Charlie and Lola. What happens when Lola and her best friend Lotta say they will honestly and promisedly look after Sizzles? Follow Charlie and his best friend Marv on a Pirate Squidbones adventure, and watch them handle little problems that kids face, together.

DBS Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road, www.sistic.com.sg


4. Free! Book Illustrators Gallery

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Until 15 Jun, 10am – 9pm

Part of Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC), the gallery showcases works by local and regional illustrators and artists- across genres and borders- to promote them to a wider audience. Seventy selected masterpieces from Australia, Taiwan, Philippines and various parts of Asia are on display, alongside works by AFCC speakers.

National Library Building, 100 Vitoria Street, www.afcc.com.sg/home/big


5. Free! We are Monster High!

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Until 15 Jun, 11am-9pm

Celebrating self-expression and daring to be different, join in the Gore-rientation to get to know the unique personalities and styles of Monster High characters. Kids will enjoy a fang-tastic time with extra-scary-cular activities lined-up.

Vivocity Central Court A, 1 Harbourfront Walk


6. Free! Transformers @ Downtown East

Until 29 Jun

Transformers invade Downtown East with a slew of fun-packed activities. Look forward to programmes such as Meet Grimlock, Meet Optimus Prime and Bumblebee and Autobots VS Deceptions challenge, where you take sides and battle for a chance to win premiums for the upcoming Transformers movie!  Also, don’t miss the screening of Revenge of the Fallen this Saturday.

Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, www.downtowneast.com.sg


7. Free! Acts on the Move


Until 29 Jun, 2 – 8pm

Adding to the vibrant weekend atmosphere, AMK Hub will feature performers around the mall to entertain shoppers with their incredible and humorous acts. Catch the Tomato Juniors, Lion Mascots and Balloon Trio pop up around the mall every week with roving performances that will delight the kids.

AMK Hub, 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, www.amkhub.com.sg


8. Highway Bazaar


Until 6 Jul, 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Get your adrenaline pumping for a celebrity car boot sale and other sensational promotions. Head on down to snag the deals and make your bids to do your part for charity! Find vintage clothing, handcrafted products and more. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse of Xu Bin and Julie Tan this weekend, and share your finds on Instagram to win vouchers.

Orchard Central Discovery Walk, 181 Orchard Road, www.orchardcentral.com.sg


9. New! World Environment Day @ City Square Mall

Until 6 Jul

Singapore’s first eco-mall teams up with World Environment Day to help the public go green and practice recycling e-waste. From now till 6 July, be among the first 1000 to trade in your e-waste at the level 2 customer service counter and receive an eco-bag from City Square Mall. Look forward to talks and seminars on how we can reduce our carbon footprint.

City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, www.citysquaremall.com.sg


10. Bouriakov in Recital- Celebrity Concert Series


13 Jun, 8pm- 9.45pm, $30

The amazing worldwide phenomenon Denis Bouriakou will be performing in this flute and piano recital, the first of three concerts in our new Celebrity Concert Series and 1st Flute Camp in Singapore. Be mesmerised by the live concert by this outstanding musician. There will also be an autograph signing session.

Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, www.esplanade.com.sg


11. Free! The IKEA Space Camp

The IKEA Space Camp, Jun 13-14

13 – 14 Jun, 10am – 2am

IKEA stores transform into solar systems to make space for imagination and tons of fun for the whole family. In the Space Cadet Programme– little ones complete their Space Report Card to receive a $5 IKEA Gift Card and to win a free bedroom makeover. Adults get to enjoy deals and astronomical savings. Come dressed as a Martian and moonwalk home with a $50 IKEA Gift Card!

IKEA Alexandra & IKEA Tampines, www.ikea.com.sg/spacecamp


12.  Free! A Race Against Time

14 & 15 Jun, 10am – 11.30am, 12.30pm – 2pm & 2.30pm- 4pm

Racing against time, the children will be brought back to the days of the Japanese Occupation and be challenged to help a sick friend acquire medicine. Through challenges, this workshop will let participants understand the hardships faced during World War II in a unique and interactive way.

Old Ford Factory, 351 Upper Bukit Timah Road, www.museums.com.sg/cs14/


13. Free! Ter-ba-bom!

14 & 15 Jun , 21 & 22 Jun

Ter-ba-BOM! returns with an exciting new Heritage Hunt around Kampong Gelam. This year, take on the role of Singapore’s early traders as they ply their wares in hopes for a brighter future. Discover how they made their profits through wit, creativity and sheer hard work. Children pick up the tricks on how they too, can be a successful tradesman.

Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, Register via NHB_MHC_Programmes@nhb.gov.sg or call 6391 0450


14. Free! Superkids Take Over BreadTalk  Mall


14 & 15 Jun, 21 & 22 Jun,  11am – 7pm

School is out and it is time to revel in the holiday season. Have a blast at Gun Strikeout and Paint your face and strike a pose and stand to win prizes. To take part, sign up for the Junior Pass. Other exciting frill activities include Watermelon Bouncy Castle and Mysterious Magic Show.

BreadTalk IHQ, 30 Tai Seng Street, www.breadtalkihq.com


 15. Assisi Hospice Charity Fun Day

15 Jun, 10am – 4.30pm, coupons for games and food vary in pricing.

Charity Fun Day aims to rouse the Kampong Spirit in our community and to care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. More than a mere fundraising event, Assisi Hospice celebrates the sense of togetherness, community loyalty, fun and joy while making a difference. Come and have a good time with 150 games and food stalls at the carnival.

St Joseph’s Institution International, 490 Thomson Road, www.assisihospice.org.sg/events


16. Wanna Dance 2014


15 Jun, 3pm, $38 onwards


An exuberant celebration of dance, this annual concert by Jitterbugs Singapore features over 170 dancers aged 4 to 16, who have won many competitions and performed overseas. Featuring Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary styles, this concert showcases the students’ passion for dance.

Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street, www.sistic.com.sg


17. Free! Once Upon a Time in Asia: The Story Tree

Until 2 Nov, 10am – 5pm

Come play with us under the story tree and explore with all five senses. Have fun and make  some art of your own to take home. Embark on an exciting trail through the museum to uncover more secrets about trees and arty facts! Also, look out for our storytellers as they spin Asian tales in the galleries. This specially-curated exhibition for children and the young at heart showcases original interactive ensembles inspired by objects in the collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, www.acm.org.sg

18. Free! Tell Us Your Story Contest

Until 29 Jun

Be a comic strip writer in the “Tell Us Your Story” Contest, and stand a chance to win weekly prizes.
Download your comic strip now at www.sentosa.com and submit your completed entry at the “Storytelling Comes Alive!” event and receive a free gift.

Palawan Beach, Sentosa