While Chinese New Year celebrations may be the only thing on our minds in this month, it’s good to know that there are a number of unique events being held in Singapore in the second half of February. From cultural parties to boisterous markets, there’s sure to be something that will pique everyone’s interest.
For those looking to take their CNY celebrations outside of the home, the Singapore Art’s Museum is offering free entry to all on the 9th Feb. With art and craft workshops for both kids (pop-up card making) and adults (quilt making), and even a Lion Dance performance, your family will be able to enjoy the new museum’s artworks alongside CNY festivities.
If you’re not a frequent visitor to this bustling and lively street in the heart of Bugis, do make it a point to come on down with your single friends to participate in this fun Valentine’s party. There will be music, drinks, and even a lucky draw. This is definitely an event that the younger crowd will enjoy, and scrumptious food is less than a stone’s throw away, with the many hip cafes and restaurants serving authentic local cuisine in the area.
When was the last time you visited Chinatown? Well, an upcoming flea market by The Local People will give you yet another reason to return to this culturally significant place. You can support local brands as well as the tenants of Chinatown by coming down to this homegrown market. If you’ve been to the past art markets by The Local People, you will know that the markets are always bustling and the booths are lined with vendors who are enthusiastic and passionate about their works. Support local businesses by dropping by and shopping for uniquely Singapore birthday presents or gifts!
The Muzium Café along Bali Lane is hosting what they call a ‘Gingapura’, a Brazillian party filled with music and dance. Expect to see people in costumes and masks, and get a refreshing taste of another culture by dropping by and having a drink or two with your friends. Dressing up is encouraged, and you can easily buy a mask from some of the costume shops located in the area near Bali Lane.
Last but not least, here is an event that will probably attract those who love to cook at home and would like to get their hands on fresh, organic and locally-grown produce! Other healthy products such as jams, nut butters, organic coconut oil and snacks will also be available at this market organised by Hotel Jen @ Orchardgateway. The best part is that this event is free for all, and there’s more than just selling of goods. Those interested in growing your own produce or learning more about farming can get in touch with the Singapore Youth Farmers.