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Singapore Weekends Tips 25-April-2014

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Weekends Activities For Family

Find out what are some of the events and activities that you can do as a family.

MOST recommendations are FREE!!!

Hope you enjoy the recommendations and have a relaxing Weekend!

 


Mangrove Forest – Earth’s gift for Man free4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3Thumbs-upEditor’s Choice

For: Family, Children, Nature

Get up close and personal with nature by taking part in guided mangrove tours, talks, planting, and origami/art-and-craft sessions. Many activities are available for your participation.

Guided Mangrove Tour

9.30am, 11.00am and 1.00pm: Public will be able to get to know the plants and animals of Sungei Buloh through a newly designed guided walk.

Plant-a-propagule

From 9.00am: The public is invited to do their part to protect our fragile mangrove forest by planting propagated mangrove saplings.

Nature Origami

9.30am – 12.30pm: The public will learn to transform paper into animals and plants of the mangroves. They can also pen their thoughts on their masterpiece and share it with others when displayed on the Origami Tree in the visitor centre.

Glass Bottle painting

9.00am -1.00pm: The public is invited to paint designs provided on used glass bottles. Materials are provided.

Mangroves and Man: A talk by NParks

10.00am and 12.00pm: For thousands of years, man has used mangroves for many purposes; especially building houses, energy production and creating fishing apparatus. Find out more about modern products and ecological uses of mangroves through this talk.

When: 26 April 2014 (Sat)

Time: 9am – 1pm

Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Admission: FREE !!!


Ayurveda and Yoga for Healthy Ageing

For: Health

Ayurveda, also known as “Science of Life” (Ayu+Veda), covers every aspect of a living. It promotes the health of a healthy person, as well provides methods to prevent, manage and cure illness. Ayurveda is one of the oldest and a complete system of natural healing and provides detailed study of causes, prevention and management of diseases by providing diet, lifestyle and therapies plan. Yoga is a sister science of Ayurveda and in Sanskrit mean "Union" and one does not require a person to practice convoluted postures to experience yoga. The focus of traditional yoga is to help one understand the mind and to it through positive lifestyle activities.

"Swastha Vritta", also known as preventive and social medicine is not just about disease but about increasing one's overall wellness preventing illness which is Ayurveda's ultimate aim. Ayurveda places great emphasis in preventative measures and describes in depth about daily routines (Dincharya) that will enhance one's physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing.

Understand the science behind the daily routine (Dinacharya) as prescribed by Ayurveda and learn how to prevent common illness affected during old age.

Date: 26 Apr 2014

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 6A

Admission: Registration fee of $5 per pax (payment by NETs only) applies. For registration, please email elaine_pang@nparks.gov.sg or call 6636 2393.


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For: Music, Family, Children

Enjoy an afternoon of music with Regent Secondary School's Wind Symphony (RWS). Under the baton of Mr Lim Yean Hwee, RWS is thrilled to bring to this beautiful garden, a repertoire of alluring music, ranging from folksongs hailing from Taiwan to classic evergreens by the Beatles and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Since its inception in 2001, the RWS has strived to develop its students' musical proficiency and nurture them into confident student musicians who enjoy making music together as a band. In this spirit, RWS has staged numerous public performances through their very own concert series – OPUS (I to VI) and SYF Celebrations @ Esplanade Outdoor Theatre.

RWS has won several notable accolades at national competitions including the Certification of Distinction in the recent 2013 SYF Arts Presentation. Always seeking to enrich and deepen its students' music experience, RWS also participated in overseas cultural and musical exchange programmes with Japan, Taiwan, Hongkong and Malaysia over the years. These experiences and opportunities spur RWS to continue to strive for excellence and continue to build on its strengths and stature.

When:26 April 2014

Time: 6pm - 7pm

Venue: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Admission: FREE !!!


MPH Books Salesfree4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3

For: Shopping, Family

 

When: 25 April to 27 April 2014

Time:

25 Apr 2014: 3pm to 9pm

26 & 27 Apr 2014: 9am to 9pm

Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 5B

Admission: FREE !!!


Travel Malaysia 2014free4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3

For: Shopping, Family

Travel Malaysia 2014 in conjunction with Visit Malaysia 2014

When: 25 April to 27 April 2014

Time: 10am to 9pm

Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 6B

Admission: FREE !!!


Singapore Hobbies Expo 2014free4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3

For: Shopping, Family

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The first Singapore Hobbies Expo is here to present a brand new experience for all hobbyists!

In conjunction with the 3rd Singapore international Fish Show, which is making its comeback after a 10-year hiatus, the event hall will be filled with more than 1,000 top breed fish, consisting of koi, arowana, luohan, goldfish, betta, guppy, discus and marine fish in various display and competitions. The 400 koi fish participating in the 18th Singapore Koi Show and Championship alone will be worth more than S$2m! As part of the event, bird lovers will get to see more than 500 exquisite birds including the jambul, mata puteh and sharma, who will be vying for top spots in the Bird Singing Championship on 27 April at 9am.

There’s also a vast variety of collector’s items at the Collectors Exhibition where treasure hunters will find pu’er tea as old as 100 years old, antique yixing teapots, century old silverware, rare vinyl records and many more mainly from East Asia and Europe! At the Comic Festival, fans will get to interact with 15 top local comics artists at fan meet sessions and also enjoy a cuppa at the theme café - Thrones High Café.

When: 25 April to 27 April 2014

Time:

25 Apr 2014: 5pm to 10pm

26 Apr 2014: 9am to 10pm

27 Apr 2014: 9am to 8am

Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 7

Admission: FREE !!!


The BIG Furniture Fairfree4_thumb5_thumb_thumb3

For: Shopping, Family

The BIG Furniture Fair is an annual home show with some of the biggest brand names in town and the biggest offers on products and services. From newly launched merchandises to best-selling products, visitors can expect to see surprises at every turn. With many innovative designs, new showflats, many popular interior design firms and beautiful furniture for every room, it’s the one stop shop for all home needs! For the first time, The BIG Furniture Fair will be held in conjunction with the Singapore Hobbies Expo. Visitors will get to see more than 1,000 fish, hundreds of singing birds, over 20 local comics artists and collector’s items from around the world!

Big Furniture Fair is the No.1 home show with top quality furniture at the best prices! See an eclectic mix of imported furniture with various styles such as contemporary, modern, zen, garden, ethnic and more. Be it a stylish studio apartment, a cosy condo for couples, or a landed home with kids, Big Furniture Fair is the home show to go to for the best choices, top quality and superb value! Pick up great deals and the latest decoration ideas from designers and showflats on display! Shoppers will stand to win big cash prizes and receive attractive gifts with purchase!

When: 18 April to 27 April 2014

Time: 11am to 9pm

Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 7

Admission: FREE !!!


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VERY Nice, Relaxing School Holidays!!!Red heart

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