As we celebrate the year of the Tiger this Lunar New Year, followed closely by the intimate Valentine’s Day, February comes roaring in with more events and activities to check out with family and loved ones. See what’s in store with our Quick Beats for February!
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s New Exhibitions
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year, promising a year-long celebration to mark the occasion. Part of the celebrations are new exhibitions that you can check out, with two already open for visiting.
The first is the One of Us, All of Us Exhibition. Delving into our Chinese dialect cultures, visitors can view stories, videos, and artefacts to uncover insights into our local culture. The other is Life is Sweet: Ang Ku Kueh Girl. Follow the adventures of Ang Ku Kueh Girl, a character created by Wang Shijia, as she discovers happiness and beauty within the events of her daily life, offering sound morals and life lessons in the process.
Date: Till 31 March 2022 (One of Us, All of Us), Till 30 June 2022 (Life is Sweet: Ang Ku Kueh Girl)
Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Blvd, Singapore 018906
For more information about these new exhibitions, you can visit SCCC’s official website.
Lunar New Year activities at Resorts World Sentosa
Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is bustling with new Lunar New Year activities this month that you can enjoy with your entire family!
At Universal Studios Singapore, not only will you be able to rub shoulders with Master Tigress from Kung Fu Panda as you roam around the park, but you can also take part in a cooking session with their Tang Yuan Workshop. There, you’ll be able to learn to make and mould these delicious treats into auspicious and adorable designs before enjoying them at the end of the session.
The S.E.A. Aquarium presents Spring in the S.E.A.A, where you’ll be able to experience the decorations of bright red lanterns, beautiful oriental patterns and magical fairy lights along the Trail of Fortune. You might be able to witness the aquarium’s five auspicious animals of the year — the sand tiger shark, red lionfish, weedy seadragon, tiger cowrie and alligator gar, too!
Date: Till 13 February 2022 (Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Singapore), or Till 15 February 2022 (Spring in the S.E.A.A.)
Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2022
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) is ushering in the Lunar New Year with a series of exciting programmes for both young and old, with both digital and onsite activities available.
One of these programmes by SYSNMH is Touring Temples: Legends and Artforms of Door Gods, where you’ll be able to explore three local Chinese temples (Hong San See, Wak Hai Cheng Bio, and Thian Hock Keng Temple) as you learn about the legendary tales and art of the door gods that reside within.
There’s also a guided tour of the Nian Hua: Of Deities, Guardians and Auspicious Art special exhibition. In this tour, you’ll be delving into the world of nian hua, which are woodblock prints used to decorate the homes of Chinese families for Lunar New Year in the past.
With many more activities on offer, check out the complete list of programmes at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s official website for more information.
Mount Faber Valentine’s Day Dining Experience
Take your Valentine’s Day to the next level… literally! Mount Faber Leisure Group presents extraordinary experiences to take your date night to further heights.
Singapore Cable Car is offering a stunning panoramic dining experience as couples enjoy a curated menu featuring the likes of abalone, lobster and chocolate — all in the comfort and privacy of their cable car.
For something a little more traditional, you can enjoy your meal with sweeping scenes of the Southern Waterfront at Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro. Or have a visual feast as well with Dusk Restaurant & Bar, offering beautiful sunset views as the evening arrives.
Date: 12-14 February 2022
You can view more information and book these experiences at Mount Faber Leisure Group’s official page.
Night at the Museum Experience by Museum of Ice Cream
Museum of Ice Cream is launching their all-new Night at the Museum experience aimed at young adults and couples to enjoy.
Night at the Museum has a series of quests called Cone-nection Cube, a social experience that gets guests to connect and open up to one another. Completing it will see a reward of a celebratory sprinkle shot at the alfresco bar that’s been made exclusively for it.
Another featured activity is the card game “Where Should We Begin – A Game of Stories”. Participants will journey through 14 uniquely themed installations, receiving cards that encourage them to divulge a little about themselves through introspective and retrospective storytelling.
Check out their official website for information and bookings for Night at the Museum, at the Museum of Ice Cream.
Redraw Your World Pop-Up Event
Bring the kids to Cartoon Network’s “Redraw Your World” pop-up event at Downtown East and allow them to immerse themselves in their imagination.
There are doodle stations where they can unleash their creativity and crafting sessions to create cute We Baby Bears headbands. They will also be able to catch their favourite Cartoon Network, and Crayola characters live in action, with photo sessions available to capture the moment.
Date: 4 – 6 February 2022, 11 – 13 February 2022
Location: Downtown East, Open Plaza 1, Pasir Ris
Operating hours: Fridays: 4 – 8pm, Weekends: 11am – 8pm
For more information on the pop-up event, check out its official page.
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Visuals courtesy of Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Resorts World Sentosa, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Mount Faber Leisure Group, Museum of Ice Cream and Cartoon Network Asia (in order).