We are approaching the end of March. Your children are back in school, and you have spent the holidays on a meaningful vacation with your family. You start to fall back to the dreary rhythm of life.
Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean your fun should end. On the contrary, it’s time for you to march onward to these 7 super-fun events happening all over our little island.
1. Dye your kids with glee at the Dye-nosaur Gardens
This is the perfect place to bring your children out for a family trip. Hosted at Gardens by the Bay, the Children’s Festival features life-size, instagram-worthy glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs. They’re also known as the “Dye-nosaur Gardens”.
Besides the foray of pretty ancient reptiles, many other activities are also lined up for the young visitors: a dinosaur egg hunt, waterplay areas and terrarium-making workshops. The whole family will surely enjoy the visit.
Watch our video here:
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953
Nearest MRT: Bayfront
Operating hours: 10th March to 2nd April, 10am to 9pm
Prices: Free admission (charges for the rides and games apply)
Tel: 6420 6848
2. Join the biggest night sports carnival in Singapore
The OSIM Sundown Marathon is probably one of the most-anticipated events for marathoners in Singapore. Held on the night of Saturday, March 25th, the run expects 35,000 runners to run in their marathon this year.
If you did not have the chance to register for the run, fret not! The marathon is also complemented by the Sundown Night Festival, a carnival for the inner athlete in you.
Be wowed by the large number of sports brands exhibiting their wares, services and programmes at the carnival. Besides that, there are also regularly scheduled activities happening from 6.30pm to 9pm every night.
Of course, there will be food and drinks on sale as well, including the familiar cider brand Strongbow.
Address: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975
Nearest MRT: Promenade
Operating hours: 21st to 25th March 2017, 4.30pm to 10.30pm
Cost: Free, but cost for purchases apply
3. Venture “Into The Wild”
If you have always wanted to explore rainforests, but are afraid of the muddiness, and the uncertainty, you can feel safe entering the virtual reality adventure, Into the Wild at Singapore’s very own Art Science Museum.
This immersive and interactive journey also encourages you to plant a virtual tree which contributes to an actual tree in Rimbang Baling Sumatra!
And, best of all, it’s completely free.
Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Nearest MRT: Bayfront
Operating hours: Daily – 10am to 7pm
Tel: 6688 8888
4. Get ready for a writing sprint in the Singapore Poetry Writing Month
For all the literary geeks, Singapore Poetry Writing Month (SingPoWriMo) will begin on April 1st. The challenge? Write one poem a day for the entire month, based on creative prompts granted by the moderators.
If what you submit is of good quality, you may even get the chance to get it published in the annual SingPoWriMo anthology, like this one here:
If you’re raring to get started, the opening party for the event will be held on 31st March. There, you can meet the moderators of SingPoWriMo, and the other participants over free ice cream.
The event will be held at BooksActually, a quaint bookstore located deep in Tiong Bahru, where there’s Singapore literature galore.
Address: BooksActually, 9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru
Operating hours: 31st March 2017, 6.30pm to 8pm
5. Get crafty at Dazzling Café’s workshops
In collaboration with local design brand Naiise, Dazzling Café is hosting cultural hands-on workshops for those who feel like wanting to learn something new.
The workshops are perfect for couples with a full day to spare for a bonding activity. You can learn to flower-arrange, or brew your own aromatherapy scents using beeswax. Naiise is offering a discount if you sign up as a pair.
As walk-ins are not accepted, sign up on Naiise’s store now at https://naiise.com/collections/naiise-x-dazzling-cafe-workshops to secure a slot for a wonderful crafty afternoon.
Address: Dazzling Cafe @ Capitol Piazza, #01-85
Nearest MRT: City Hall
6. Enjoy outdoor music at Empress Lawn
Live music lovers would feel completely at home at Empress Lawn on 25th March. There are bean bags scattered over the grass patch, perfect for a picnic with your family.
Popular local bands, such as Ernesto Valerio + Mario Serio, RaghaJazz, and Nicole Duffell Trio ft. Christy Smith and Andrew Lim, will perform their relaxing music live to accompany your lazy afternoon.
Music@Empress is a monthly outdoor music concert organised by Civic District Singapore. You can register your interest here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1373296616025093/
Address: Civic District Singapore, Connaught Drive, Singapore
Nearest MRT: City Hall
Operating hours: Saturday, 25th March 2017, 6pm to 7.30pm
7. Have a date with the latest movie releases
March was a great month for movies, with the highly-anticipated release of the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast strung into every conversation among Singaporeans. If not, it would be the X-men movie Logan that you were excitedly waiting for.
We thought the movies were great too, but since we aren’t like most mainstream media, we thought we should showcase some of the releases that were shadowed by the great Beast. That way, you can enjoy a great movie without the need to face the imminent crowd.
Boss Baby is an animated comedy about a 7-year-old boy (Miles Christopher Bakshi) who is jealous of a strange baby brother (Alec Baldwin) his parents brought home. As he discovers more about the secret plot revolving around his brother, the duo must work together to bring their parents back to safety.
Boss Baby will officially enter local cinemas on 30th March 2017. Watch the trailer here:
Ghost in the Shell is a dystopian science-fiction movie set in a futuristic world where humans are able to access cybernetic bodies called “shells”. The story revolves around Major Mokoto Kusanagi (Scarlett Johannson) who has been saved from a crash and cyber-enhanced to be the perfect soldier with inhumane superpowers. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to, and her life was not saved. Instead, it was stolen.
Ghost in the Shell will officially enter local cinemas on 30th March 2017. Watch the trailer here:
With all the amazing activities lined up, the next few weeks of March will be a blast. It’s time to go out, and march your way to these exciting events.