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What’s on this weekend: 22 – 23 July 2017

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With plays, a maker’s festival and an exploration of the Sungei Buloh wetlands, this weekend’s activities will have your kids all pumped up.

Journey with a brave girl through the forest
After a successful run, the Singapore Repertory Theatre’s production of Little Red Riding Hood is back, this time in Mandarin. In order to save her mother’s bakery from closing, Red embarks on a dangerous journey through the forest, encountering the Big Bad Wolf along the way. Find out if she will reach Grandma’s house in time or if the charming wolf will thwart her mission!

20 July – 1 September 2017, various timings, KC Arts Centre. More information and tickets here.

Go on an adventure to find the Ketupat Kid
Pesta Raya continues with the story of Sofia, a young girl who can master every Malay dish thanks to her grandmother’s recipe book – except ketupat! Together with her friends Salif and Nonie, they go on a quest to find the Ketupat Kid to help her complete her collection of recipes. Note: this performance is performed in Malay.

22 & 23 July 2017, 4.15pm & 5pm (Saturday) and 4.45pm & 5.30pm (Sunday), Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. Find out more here.

Become a Play-Doh chef
Does your child like being in the kitchen? Support their chef aspirations by signing them up for the Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Workshops! They’ll get to create their own dish and even stand to take part in the Play-Doh Chef Junior Competition on 23 July, where there are prizes like Toys“R”Us merchandise and Play-Doh hampers to be won. To participate in a Play-Doh workshop, simply spend a minimum of $30 at Punggol Waterway Point or $30 on Play-Doh products. The workshops are open to children aged three to 10 years old.

22 & 23 July 2017, 10am – 9pm (22 July) and 12.30pm – 4pm (23 July), Waterway Point. Click here for more information.

Get hands-on at a DIY and technology event
Singapore’s largest DIY and technology festival returns to the Science Centre! Introduce your child to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM). With over 300 booths featuring activities, projects and tools, they’re bound to find something that piques their interest. Your child can try their hand at crafts such as origami, quilting and yarn bombing, and bring out the tinkerer in them with special activities.

22 & 23 July 2017, 10am – 8pm (22 July) and 10am – 6pm (23 July), Science Centre Singapore. Find out more here and register here.

Eat your fill at a food festival
Foodie fanatics, you don’t want to miss the Singapore Food Festival, which opened last week. With a smorgasbord of events lined up, they’re guaranteed to send your tastebuds into overdrive. Highlights include kueh paired with cocktails and Singapore’s first tea festival.

14 – 30 July 2017, various locations islandwide. Find out more here.

Discover little-known facts about Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Mangroves might have a reputation for being stinky and swampy, but there’s more to these bodies of water than meets the eye. Learn about the importance and biodiversity of the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve from researchers, professionals and mangrove conservation advocates. Places are limited to 60 participants and registration is required.

22 July 2017, 9am – 1pm, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Visitor Centre. Register here.

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