What’s on this long weekend: 29 April – 1 May 2017

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It feels like Easter is barely over and lo and behold, we’ve got another long weekend upon us. Here’s how to make the most of it, from the Singapore Heritage Festival and plays, to the opening of new hiking trails.

Get in touch with the heritage and culture of our sunny island
Delve into Singapore’s heritage at the Singapore Heritage Festival from 28 April to 14 May 2017! Highlights this weekend include a takeover of the old Caldecott Broadcast Centre which will be transformed into a bustling space featuring theatre performances, a trail around the Singapore Zoo to learn about the lives of older animals like Inuka the polar bear and Omar the white tiger, as well as workshops, talks and demonstrations by heritage experts at the National Museum. Aside from discovering traditions, languages, food and fashion from the past, it’s also a terrific opportunity to explore lesser-known areas in Singapore.

28 April – 14 May 2017, various locations islandwide. For more information, click here.

Embark on a thrilling adventure with a girl, a lion and her magic socks
Colourful and bursting with joy, this theatrical performance stars Fatimah, a cheerful, smiley girl who encounters a magical lion one day. Together, they go on an adventure where she learns about friendship, laughter and a pair of magic socks! Based on the children’s book Fatimah and Her Magic Socks by Zizi Azah Bte Abdul. Great for children aged two to four.

28 April – 14 May 2017, Fri – Sun, various timings, Esplanade Theatre Studio. Find out more here and get tickets from Sistic.

Go car-free this Sunday
Walk and mingle freely on the roads around Esplanade Park and Lawn at Car Free Sunday this weekend. There are plenty of activities to keep your little ones occupied at the Kids’ Zone, from pebble painting, sketching and colouring to bouncy castles and plant propagation. For something more nature-oriented and cultural, the Civic District Tree Trail and Pioneer Trail should be up your alley.

30 April 2017, 8am – noon, Empress Place. Click here for more details on the activities.

Watch a classic ballet tragedy
Hailing from the Teatro Di San Carlo in Naples, this classic ballet tells the tragic story of Giselle, a peasant girl who dreams of being a dancer. When she finds out that the man she loves is bethroned to another woman, she goes mad and dies of a broken heart. Hurry, you only have this weekend to catch it so move fast.

26 – 29 April 2017, 8pm, Grand Theatre, Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands. Get your tickets from Sistic.

Explore new hiking trails in a nature park
Put on your hiking boots and explore new hiking trails at Windsor Nature Park in Upper Thomson! After a two-year-long development program, it now boasts new trails like the Hanguana and Drongo Trails; the former features rare native plants while the latter offers visitors a glimpse of the wildlife that live under the canopy, as well as the renewing secondary forest. New elevated boardwalks make roaming around and discovering the marsh habitat and freshwater streams a breeze. With the sweltering heat we’ve been having lately, remember to bring sufficient water to stay hydrated while you explore. Bring the kids down for an eye-opening nature experience!

30 Venus Drive, open 7am – 7pm. More information available here.

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