16 activities you need to mark your calendars down for this February – from pseudo tattooing to setting national records!

In just a blink of an eye, we’re already on to the second month of 2022, and if you’re looking to excite yourself this month with a slew of programmes, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s our round-up of all the things you can do in February!

1. River Hongbao

The iconic River Hongbao event is back this month as part of Singapore’s Chinese New Year festivities. This year, the event will be held at Gardens by the Bay so you will be treated to a stunning view of lantern sets that will light up the night sky.

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There will be 30 life-sized kaleidoscopic lantern sets that feature various celebration themes like Prosperity, Fortune, Love, and Harmony.

But that’s not all, get ready to catch live performances of martial arts, music, and even dance every night! If you don’t manage to get a ticket, you can still watch the performances online on the River Hongbao website.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 018953
Available from: 30 January to 6 February 2022 | 2.30pm to 10.30pm
Admission fee: Free

2. Chingay50

Another event that is synonymous with Lunar New Year is the Chingay Parade. This year, the People’s Association (PA) will be commemorating Chingay’s 50th year since it was first held back in 1973.

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The Chingay Parade will be just as vibrant as the previous years, but this year, there will be a series of special programmes so that you can be a part of the parade as well.

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Feeling nostalgic? Walk down the memory lane by viewing the Hall of Frames and take a look at the photographs of Chingay parades from the past years.

You can also look forward to highlights like the We’ve Got Talent segment and the virtual Dynamic:Diversity (D2) dance competition. Watch the participants battle it out for attractive cash prizes!

Available on: 12 February 2022 | 8pm
Admission fee: Free

3. Annual HUAT Run

Start the Lunar New Year right with the Annual HUAT Run held at the Singapore Sports Hub! Run on the 888-metre red ‘prosperity’ track to usher in the maximum amount of fortune into your life.

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After you’re done with your run for health and wealth, make sure you take a photo with the HUAT standee and tag @sgsportshub on Instagram with the hashtag #MySgSportsHub. The top three most creative entries will be able to win attractive cash vouchers of S$468, S$268, and S$168 respectively!

Address: 1 Stadium Drive, Level 3, 100PLUS Promenade, National Stadium, Singapore 397629
Available from: 1 to 15 February 2022
Admission fee: Free

4. The Silver Lining

During the past two years, our lives have changed drastically. Since the places we used to go to, like shopping malls and bars, were all in a state of lockdown, we turned to nature’s greatest gift, the outdoors, as a source of comfort and escape from reality.

Credit: Daryl Yeo/Nature Photographic Society

The Silver Lining is an exhibition that celebrates nature and the green spaces of Singapore. There will be family-friendly launch activities that you can enjoy with your kids, as well as a photo exhibition that showcases the works from members of the Nature Photographic Society.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay, Colonnade, Singapore 018953
Available from: 5 February to 31 March 2022
Admission fee: S$1 for launch activities, free for photo exhibition

5. Botanical Watercolour Art Workshop – Moth Orchid

If your new year’s resolution is to learn something new each month, look no further. Learn all about the unique characteristics of moth orchids at this Botanical Watercolour Art Workshop.

You’ll get to try your hands at transferring a drawing to watercolour paper, mixing watercolour paints, and basic watercolour techniques.

Credit: Gardens by the Bay

At the end of the workshop, you’re not only going to leave with more knowledge, but with a beautiful piece of artwork in your hands. This is a great activity for you to do with your partner, friends, or even kids! Frame your artwork up at home and you’ll have a nice memory to look back on.

Do note that registration for the workshop closes on 7 February at 5pm, so book early if you would like to secure a slot!

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Ficus Room, Active Garden, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 018953
Available on: 12 February 2022 | 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Admission fee: S$70

6. AirBadminton Marathon

If you’ve been wanting to play AirBadminton for a while now, mark your calendars because the perfect timing is coming.

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Singapore Sports Hub is intending to set two national records for the first time ever:

  • Most number of people playing AirBadminton at any one time
  • Most number of people playing AirBadminton in 12 hours

If that sounds like something you would want to be a part of, book your court now! You’ll get to play under the iconic dome at the National Stadium and get the experience of a lifetime.

Address: 1 Stadium Drive, Gate 3, National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore 397629
Available from: 6pm on 25 February to 6pm on 27 February 2022
Admission fee: S$20 per hour per court (maximum of four participants)

7. Miss Julie

Sometimes, all you want to do is kick back and enjoy a good play. And here’s exactly where you can do that!

In collaboration with the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Singapore Repertory Theatre is showcasing Amy Ng’s adaptation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie, a provocative play that explores the differences of class and race.

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Get taken back to a tumultuous era in post-war Singapore where the disintegration of the British Empire is set against the rising consciousness of nationalism sweeping across Asia. The tensions and the drama will have you gripping your seat.

Address: 20 Merbau Road, KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, Singapore 239035
Available from: 25 January to 25 February 2022 | 6pm and 9pm (Tue – Sat) | 3pm and 6pm (Sun)
Admission fee: From S$45

8. Ah Girls Go Army

The fifth film in the Ah Boys to Men franchise, Ah Girls Go Army, will finally be hitting movie theatres in February.

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It will focus on the first batch of female recruits and follow their National Service adventures as they overcome hardship and discover newfound abilities.

Ever since it was first announced that Jack Neo was going to be releasing a fifth film of the famous franchise, everyone has been giving it a lot of attention. If you’re one of those who are interested in the film, Ah Girls Go Army would be the perfect Chinese New Year movie that you can watch with your loved ones.

Address: Various movie theatres islandwide
Available from: 1 February 2022 onwards
Admission fee: Varies

9. A Little RAW Junior

A Little RAW is a dance programme that is specially curated for children and teens with different abilities. It encourages young dancers to discover themselves and the world through unique methodologies, making it a truly immersive educational yet fun experience for them.

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If you notice your little one dancing around whenever they hear music or a beat, perhaps it’s time you sent them for A Little RAW’s inclusive creative movement classes!

They are currently having a 20% discount off their class rates, so do register your interest before the promotion ends.

Address: 90 Goodman Road, #01-08, RAW Moves Studio, Goodman Arts Centre, Block B, Singapore 439053
Available from: 5 to 26 February 2022 | 10.45am to 11.45am (Sat)
Admission fee: S$68 for four classes (U.P. S$170 for a standard term of eight classes)

10. State of Shiok

Instead of just doing an art jamming session, spice it up by trying tattoo art jamming on a canvas that resembles real skin.

That’s right, State of Shiok has a workshop where you get to unleash your creativity and try pseudo tattooing on fake skin. How cool is that?

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Don’t worry if you’re not that good in art though, because there are visual guides provided so that you can still create beautiful art pieces.

The package comes with your own private room for you and your friends, one fake skin canvas, unlimited art supplies, visual guides, and a drink.

Address: 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace, #03-69, Singapore 168976
Available from: 11.30am to 9.30am (Mon – Sun)
Admission fee: S$68 per pax | S$250 for four pax

11. PLAYtime! Catch a Breath!

Catch A Breath! is a kids performance that highlights the strength and power of breath. It makes use of unique playscapes along with puppetry to make sounds, shapes and colours to teach little ones how they can stay calm in difficult situations through breathing exercises.

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This will be a great activity for you to bring your kids to, and here’s the best part: the performance doesn’t stop when it ends. You can choose to bring home a specially curated activity craft kit that is filled with lots of play ideas so that your little one can engage in hands-on learning with you by their side.

The activities in the kit are designed for kids between the ages of three and six, and instructions are all included.

Do note that all performances are relaxed, which means that they have been adapted in ways that make them more accessible for children. As such, Catch a Breath! is suitable for those who are on the autism spectrum as well as those with sensory or communication conditions or learning disabilities, so do drop by if you’re interested!

Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Theatre Studio, Singapore 038981
Available from: 25 February to 13 March 2022 | 9.30am and 11.30am (Fri) | 11am, 2.30pm and 4.30pm (Sat & Sun)
Admission fee: S$20

12. Tang Yuan Workshop

For a truly sweet bonding session with your loved ones this Lunar New Year, consider heading to Universal Studios Singapore (USS) for a Tang Yuan Workshop where you get to learn how to create auspicious tang yuan designs!

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The workshop will be led by Samantha Mantou, and you will be guided every step of the way. Master the art of making this traditional delicacy and moulding them into adorable designs like a mini tiger, mandarin orange, and money bag.

This makes for the perfect bonding activity to do with your family and friends. There are a total of two different packages that you can choose from:

Universal Studios Singapore Sweet Bonding Packages (per pax)

  • USS adult dated one-day ticket
  • S$5 USS retail voucher at select retail outlets
  • S$10 USS F&B voucher at select F&B outlets
  • Tang Yuan Workshop admission

Universal Studios Singapore Stay and Bond

  • 2D1N stay at Hotel Michael or Equarius Hotel Deluxe Room
  • Breakfast for two adults
  • Two USS adult dated one-day tickets
  • Two S$5 USS retail vouchers at select retail outlets
  • Two S$10 USS F&B vouchers at select F&B outlets
  • Tang Yuan Workshop admission

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, StarBot Cafe, Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore 098269
Available from: 1 to 6, 10 to 13 February 2022 | 12.30pm to 1.45pm | 4pm to 5.15pm
Admission fee: S$208 for two pax

13. Mickey & Friends’ The Joy of Festival

XM, a local award-winning global design studio, has launched Mickey & Friends’ The Joy of Festival collectibles that you can purchase from the pop up store at Floral Fantasy Gift Shop, Gardens by the Bay.

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In celebration of the new year, there will also be four-metre tall displays in Floral Fantasy where you get to take photos with all-time favourite Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse with Chip ‘n’ Dale, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck, as well as Goofy and Pluto.

They are all be dressed for the season, so if you’d like to, you can also dress up your kids in matching festive wear and snap many photos together!

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Floral Fantasy, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 018953
Available from: 25 January to 23 February 2022 | 10am to 8pm (Mon – Sun)
Extended opening hours: 31 January to 6 February 2022 | 10am to 10pm
Admission fee: S$10 (to enter Floral Fantasy)

14. Golden Jubilee at Sentosa

As part of commemorating the resort island’s Golden Jubilee, Sentosa has launched SentoSights, a series of sustainability and heritage-themed tours where you can explore Sentosa and even fish sustainably in the waters around St John’s and Lazarus islands.

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You can also look forward to more than 50 other celebratory offerings such as the partnerships with Brewerkz and Udders, as well as new developments to make the entire Sentosa experience even better.

As a token of appreciation, Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents above the age of 60 will be entitled to exclusive discounts and deals when they patronise participating business establishments in Sentosa on weekdays.

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Available from: 21 January 2022
Admission fee: Free

15. Night at the Museum of Ice Cream

Fans of Museum of Ice Cream will be glad to know that there will be a new experience to the attraction – Night at the Museum!

One of the key activities you can look forward to is the Cone-nection Cube, which consists of a series of quests that you would need to complete by opening up, connecting, and forming fond memories with your loved ones and friends.

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After the successful completion of all quests, you will be able to celebrate at the al fresco bar with tipples!

The bar is also open to the public and you can sip on cocktails or milkshakes, whichever you prefer, with the backdrop of pink palm trees and lounge chairs.

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Address: 100 Loewen Road, Singapore 248837
Available from: 1 February 2022 |  6pm to 10pm (Thu – Sun)
Admission fee: S$48

16. Creative Intersections: In the Year of Tiger

Funan is having an art-meets-retail programme that is launched as part of Singapore Art Week 2022, and we couldn’t be more excited!

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The exhibition features artist and brand collaborations across tech, fashion, food, and more. You can expect to see physical and digital NFT artworks by our local talents, unique artworks on fashion items such as boots and pocket squares, as well as taste new strange and wonderful alien flavours at local artisanal gelateria, Butterknife Folk thanks to its recent collaboration with MASH-UP, an independent fashion collective.

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Take your time to explore the area and don’t forget to take lots of Instaworthy photos too!

Address: 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105
Available from: Now till 13 February 2022 | 10am to 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Admission fee: Free