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
(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)
Venue: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975
Admission: From $28.50. Buy your tickets here.
(Source: PAssion Chingay Club Facebook)
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.
(Source: Singapore Airshow Facebook)
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)
Venue: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Admission: $80 (Standard Individual). Sign up here.
(Source: Wildlife Reserves Singapore)
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.
(Source: Cirque Eloize)