5 Things To Do In February 2016

1. River Hongbao 2016

Chinese New Year is just around the corner, so there’s no better time to start soaking in the festive atmosphere (and cheesy dong dong chiang music at shopping malls). River Hongbao, which is a celebration of Chinese culture and tradition, returns this year for more dazzling lantern displays, getai performances and carnival games at the Floating Platform @ Marina Bay. There will also be loads of street food there, so you can get your fill of fried Oreos, Ramly Burgers and more. The best part of it all? Admission is free. A happy new year indeed.

Date: 6 – 14 February

Time: 2pm to 11pm

Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039805

Admission: Free

River Hongbao 2016(Source: River Hongbao Facebook)

2. Chingay 2016

Singapore’s largest street parade is back for more vibrant float displays, colourful performances and amazing costumes. The annual Chingay parade, which celebrates the Lunar New Year, showcases the different cultures in Singapore through dance, music and traditional performances.

Date: 19 – 20 February (Fri & Sat)

Time: 8pm

Venue: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975

Admission: From $28.50. Buy your tickets here.

Chingay Parade(Source: PAssion Chingay Club Facebook)

3. Singapore Airshow 2016

You don’t have to be an aviation buff to appreciate the amazing fleet of aircraft that will be at the Singapore Airshow. The event, which is the largest aerospace and defence one in Asia, brings together the latest in aerospace development from around the world. Besides an impressive fleet of aircraft on display – such as fighter jets and attack helicopters – viewers will also be treated to stunning aerobatic flying displays. Think National Day fighter jet displays, but on crack.

Date: 16 – 21 February

Time: 10.30am to 3pm

Venue: 9 Aviation Park Road, Singapore 498760

Admission: $22 (Standard – Adults), $9 (Standard – Children). Buy your tickets here.

Singapore Airshow(Source: Singapore Airshow Facebook)

4. Safari Zoo Run

Need to burn off some of those Chinese New Year calories? The Safari Zoo Run is the perfect event to get some much-needed exercise, while taking in the sights and sounds of the Singapore Zoo. And hey, there’s even a family bundle discount for tickets, so how about some quality bonding time while you’re at it? Plus, you can stay on for free at the Singapore Zoo and River Safari after the run.

A portion of the proceeds from the Safari Zoo Run will go towards aiding the zoo’s conservation efforts.

Date: 27 – 28  February (Sat & Sun)

Time: 7.30am

Venue: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826

Admission: $80 (Standard Individual). Sign up here.

Safari Zoo Run(Source: Wildlife Reserves Singapore)

5. Cirque Eloize

Back again by popular demand, Cirque Eloize will have you sitting on the edge of your seat as you witness their stunning display of acrobatics. The contemporary circus production weaves together the art of acrobatics with a thrilling musical performance, so you can expect to see world-class performers dazzling you with death-defying stunts, balancing acts and more.

Date: 26 February – 6 March

Time: 2pm & 7.30pm

Venue: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

Admission: From $45 onwards. Buy your tickets here.

Cirque Eloize(Source: Cirque Eloize)

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