Best Things To Do In Singapore In February 2020
Plays to watch, Valentine's Day meals to cook, K-pop dance sessions to join, and more.
If you love the dazzling Future World exhibition at ArtScience Museum, you’ll love this new digital exhibition at Gardens by the Bay (GBTB) even more. #Futuretogether at GBTB is an immersive exhibition of seven digital art installations, and is the brainchild of art collective, teamLab. They’re the maestros who brought you the Insta-worthy sparkly backdrops and installlations at ArtScience Museum. What’s even better? There’s free entry for Singapore residents once #Futuretogether at Gardens by the Bay officially opens on Jan 16, 2020. Click here for a preview of the exhibition.
Catch #futuretogether outdoor exhibits from Dec 15 to Jan 15, 2020 at 7pm-12am at Bayfront Plaza at Gardens by the Bay. Admission is free.
#futuretogether officially runs from Jan 16 to Mar 15, 2020, 9am-9pm (indoor exhibits) and 7pm-12am (outdoor exhibits). At Bayfront Plaza at Gardens by the Bay. Admission is free for Singapore residents (additional charges apply for certain exhibits) and $10 for standard tickets. Advanced tickets to the exhibits can be booked at www.gardensbythebay.com.sg.
Photos: Gardens by the Bay, teamLab
This is huay you should be to get into the Chinese New Year mood. Dahlia Dreams features Mosaiculture — giant topiary-like sculptures made with bedding plants carpeting metal frames — and more than 70 Dahlia cultivars and other festive plants. Get your phones ready for the ‘gram and snap a pic at Instagrammable spots such as at the entrance of the Flower Dome with a Fu medallion, diorama cut outs of cranes and mountains, and two golden rats.
From Jan 17 to Feb 23, 9am-9pm, Flower Dome at Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, S018953. Admission charge to Flower Dome applies. More info here.
Photo: Gardens by the Bay
Not sure huat to do this festive period? Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a variety of programmes and activities all around Gardens by the Bay. Catch shows like The Story of Nian and the Shadow Puppet Performance, or enjoy festive music from the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Ding Yi Music Company, Dicalpella, and then some. Catch the first ever performance from Golden Pyro Dragon Dance showcasing firework-like sparkles and pyrotechnics. Slink over to the Festive Bazaar to shop for CNY goodies and crafts, but remember to head over to the Flower Dome to meet the God of Fortune for a prosperous year ahead.
From Jan 27 to Feb 9, various timings and locations, Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, S018953. More info here.
Photo: Gardens by the Bay
Racking your brain over what to do for Valentine’s Day? Mosey over to OUE Social Kitchen with your bae and have a couple’s cooking session for a memorable date. While you’re at it, call your buds and have a double date since each cooking station supports up to 4 pax each. Whip up a romantic dinner for two with dishes like Chicken & Shiitake Rice Balls and Apple & Snow Fungus Soup. Don’t worry about the clean-up, and just enjoy the lovely meal you cooked up!
Feb 1-29, various timings at OUE Social Kitchen, 6a Shenton Way Downtown Gallery #03-02, S068815.Call 6224-0355 or email socialkitchen [at] oue.com.sg () for reservations. For more info, visit https://downtowngallery.com.sg/concepts/social-kitchen
This is your chance to perform at the National Stadium, and you don't even have to be U2 or JJ Lin to do it. There's a two-hour fitness workout with K-pop tunes at the arena's main stage, a programme organised as part of the National Stadium’s Open House, . Sweat it out and be part of the bid to enter the Singapore Book of Records for the highest number of participants. There will also be exciting stage performances and programmes with a chance to win exclusive prizes.
After his first sold-out Fresher Thoughts show last July, comic and podcast host Kunal Kamra will be returning to Singapore to perform a rerun of his previous performance. With over seven years of experience in stand-up, Kumal is currently one of India’s most important and popular voices, and is the host of the political-comedy podcast ‘Shut Up Ya Kunal’.
Feb 15, 8pm at The Nexus Auditorium, 5 Koek Road, S228796. Tickets from $55. For more info, visit https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/kunal0220
The Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest aerospace and defence event, is back for its 7th edition. With the event taking place over six days, trade days for trade visitors and professionals are on Feb 11-14, while the general public can stop by on Feb 15-16. Expect to see aerobatic flying and static displays, meet-the-pilot sessions, and even get a chance to meet your favourite superheroes that are roving around the event grounds.
Feb 11-16, from 9.30am-5pm at Changi Exhibition Centre, 9 Aviation Park Road, S498760. Tickets for Adults at $27, Child (3-12 years old) at $14. For more info visit https://www.singaporeairshow.com/public
Photo: Official Singapore Airshow/Facebook
Written by Florian Zellar — the playwright behind Pangdemonium’s 2018 sold out play, The Father — The Son is the company’s new drama. The drama explores mental health issues among youth — it tells the tale of 16-year-old main character Nicolas and his family who’s struggling to save a lost loved one. Starring Adrian Pang, Nazray, Serene Chan, Sharda Harrison, Shona Benson and Zachary Pang.
Feb 20-Mar 7, various show times at the Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Level 3, S188064. Tickets from $25. For more info, visit http://www.pangdemonium.com/.
Who's ready for a Nerf shootout of epic proportions? Gear up and be a part of the grand finale of Asia’s Largest Blaster Battle, and you'll also play a part in getting into the Singapore Book of Records for the highest number of participants. Suitable for kids aged 7 and above only. The last man standing in each mini game will win themselves a Nerf Blaster. For the kiddos aged 8-13, be the winner of any of 10 special games to qualify for the Nerf National Games organized by Hasbro.
Feb 23, 12pm-6pm, National Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr, S397629. For more info, visit www.sportshub.com.sg/openhouse.
This Broadway hit — starring Janice Koh, Jamil Schulze and Ghafir Akbar — will explore the theme of fake news versus truths in the world of publishing. Follow an unorthodox essayist, a young but meticulous fact checker, and a demanding editor, as they kick start the ultimate showdown between truth and fiction. How timely.
Feb 25-Mar 14, various show times at KC Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road, S239035. Tickets from $45. For more info, visit www.srt.com.sg/lifespanofafact
Catch 66 of the world’s best female golfers at the HSBC Women’s World Championship as they compete for one of the most prestigious titles on the Ladies Profession Golf Association tour. The four-day event, commonly known as Asia’s Major, will be seeing defending champion and World No. 2 Sung Hyun Park in action to defend her title.
Feb 27-Mar 1, from 7.30am. Tickets from $22 at The New Tanjong Course, Sentosa Golf Club, 27 Bukit Manis Road, S099892. For more info, visit https://www.hsbcgolf.com/womens/
The queens are back with an all new production! Follow some of Rupaul’s Drag Race’s most iconic drag queens such as Monet X Change, Kim Chi, Sharon Needles and Violet Chachki through an intergalactic adventure. Expect over the top production numbers and crazy performances from the queens as they embark on their journey to save the universe.
Feb 27, from 8pm at The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, S138617. Tickets from $108. For more info, visit https://www.apactix.com/events/detail/rupaul-2020
Photo: Voss Events
Discover how Disney magic comes to life for the first time in Singapore at ArtScience Museum’s latest exhibition which reveals behind-the-scenes secrets behind 90 years of animation history. Pore over 500 art pieces — original drawings and concept art included — curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. The exhibition also features interactive features such as projections, audio-visual displays that will take you on a walk down memory lane. The icing on the cake is the debut of original artwork from the upcoming, highly-anticipated Frozen 2. For more pix and info, click here.
Oct 26 to Mar 29, 2020, ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, S018974. Tickets from $12. More info at https://www.marinabaysands.com/museum/disney-magic-of-animation.html
If you ever wondered what Singapore might look like in 200 years, drop by the Art Science Museum’s latest exhibition, 2219: Futures Imagined, to find out. Immerse yourself in the exhibition’s five acts and travel from 2019 to 2219 to learn about how life might be impacted with changes in the Earth’s environment.
Nov 23 to April 5 2020, 10am onwards, Art Science Museum, 10 Bayfront Avenue, S018956. Tickets from $11. More info at https://www.marinabaysands.com/museum.html.
Photo: Lisa Park
Deep dive into the animals and their relationships with the environment in a high-tech, immersive way at the world’s first travelling wildlife and exploration exhibition. Explore the natural world from the comfort of the Science Centre. Choose from three different environments — Tropical Rain Forest, Coral Reef, and Sea Ice — and pick up bite-sized tidbits through the use of interactive multi-media elements and never-before-seen footage from Animal Planet set up in the different sections.
Nov 16 to March 22 2020. The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, S609081. Tickets excluding booking fee priced at $18 for Children (Age 3-12), $23 for Adults and $66 for Family package. More info at https://www.science.edu.sg/whats-on/exhibitions/living-worlds
History goes high tech with this digital projection exhibition (replete with an interactive digital wall brimming with artworks) about the lesser-known snippets of Singapore’s history. Witness historical events that have moulded Singapore into what she is today, including the swearing-in of Yusof Ishak as first President of Singapore, the reveal of our national flag in 1959, and more. With gripping, lively projections and storytelling, you’ll feel as if you were living through these events that have cemented themselves into our nation’s history.
From Sep 1 to Aug 29, 2021, 10am-7pm, City Hall Wing, Level 3, City Hall Chamber, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road S178957. Tickets from $10. More info at https://www.nationalgallery.sg/
Unleash your inner architect and learn about why and how cities around the world change in the new Science Centre Singapore permanent exhibition, Urban Mutations: The Changing Face of Cities. The exhibition will allow for guests to go through three different zones — Cities Under Pressure, Urban Earth and Urban Futures — to learn more about how cities will be built to survive the 21st century. Expect to interact with multimedia displays of city systems from around the world, representations of maps and global data, and to get the chance to explore urban solutions to modern problems.
From Oct 25 onwards, 10am-6pm, Hall A, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Rd, S609081. Free. More info at https://www.science.edu.sg/whats-on/exhibitions/urban-mutations.
Photo: Science Centre Singapore
An exhibition that’s full of er… poo, anyone? Science Centre Singapore’s new permanent exhibition, Know Your Poo, has five themed zones for you to explore the evolution of sanitation. With lots of interactive activities and installations (including a Game of Thrones styled toilet), have fun learning about poo, from where wastes go, to the future of sanitation.
Permanent exhibition from Nov 19, 10am-6pm, Science Centre Hall B Level 1, 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081. Admission is included with regular admission to Science Centre Singapore. More info at https://www.science.edu.sg/whats-on/exhibitions/know-your-poo.
Since its inception here in 2016, Tokyo-based interdisciplinary collective teamLab’s super photogenic dreamscapes have become a must-see for visitors, Singaporeans and ’gramaholics, of course. Who doesn’t love traipsing around in the trippy Crystal Universe? But if you’ve visited ArtScience Museum’s permanent exhibition once and think you’ve seen it all, think again.
Future World has just been refreshed and with an all-new gallery and two new artworks for your viewing — and Instagramming — pleasure. You’ll find the all-new features in the City in a Garden gallery, one of four galleries (Sanctuary, Park and Space complete the line-up). If you haven’t realised by now, City in a Garden is a riff on Singapore’s Garden City status and the theme of integrating nature back into the concrete jungle, and takes you through fields of flowers, lush meadows and even an aquarium. Find out more here.
Future World: Where Art Meets Science is on at ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. Open 10am-7pm daily (last admission 6pm). Tix and info at www.marinabaysands.com.