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Catch the Asia Global Bellydance Competition this week, as part of the Singapore Street Festival
(Photo by Matt Paish)

The school holidays is coming to an end, but there’s still time for more family bonding, enjoyment, and making memories. This week, you can immerse yourself in the arts with The O.P.E.N., a pre-festival to the Singapore International Festival of Arts; Baybeats, Singapore’s very own alternative music festival; the Asia Global Bellydance Competition and the Battle of the Year breakdance competition, both part of the Singapore Street Festival; and Rockestra®, part of the NParks Concert Series. You can also gain a deeper appreciation for our diverse cultures by exploring the Malay Heritage Centre Heritage Hunt, going on a Ramadan Tour, visiting the Ramadan Festival Village, or pulling giant chariots at Ratha Yatra. As usual, there’s plenty to do in our little red dot.

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SAFRA Punggol: 30 Days of Fun Carnival
1 June - 30 June
Various
Mix of Free and Ticketed Events
Various
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DescriptionThe 30 Days of Fun Carnival includes highlights such as the Fitness Fiesta (4 & 5 June) organised by EnergyOne gym, the inaugural SAFRA Punggol Waterway Challenge (11 June), the Father’s Day Weekend Splash (18 June) @ Kidz Amaze, and Rev Up Singapore (25 & 26 June). In addition to enjoying quality time with friends and family, you also stand a chance to win attractive prizes, including free vouchers, a resort stay and even a brand-new car. Some activities are ticketed and require registration. Please see their website for a schedule of events.
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The Great Singapore Sale
3 June - 14 Aug
Various
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DescriptionThe annual GSS is here again, with eight weeks of shopping deals on everything from fashion and beauty, to food and technology. Head over to the GSS website to see a list of mall promotions, events, and other special offers.
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PA Be My Kaki Movie Bus
Various weekends in June
7pm - 10pm
Free
Various - see flyer for this weekend's movies
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DescriptionThe PA Be My Kaki Movie Bus will be making their rounds this month, stopping by at various locations, such as neighbourhood parks, town centres, common public spaces and private estates, so drop by for a free movie date!
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Hari Raya Festival Pavilion & Bazaar
4 June - 6 July
Various
Free
Geylang Serai
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DescriptionThis year, the Ramadan Pavilion & Bazaar in Geylang Serai aimes to "deepen our kampung spirit" with exhibits that will provide a good opportunity for visitors to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of different cultural and religious traditions. Look forward to a wide variety of activities (on weekends) including performances, sarong tying, calligraphy, and rides on the Hippo Bus. And of course, there will be plenty of tasty street food at the pasar malam (night market).
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Singapore Street Festival 2016
8 June - 3 July
Various
Free
Various
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DescriptionHighlights for the Singapore Street Festival, in its 15th year, include the Fantabulous Magic Challenge (15 June), Street Graffiti Showcase, Asia Global Bellydance Masterclass (26 June), the Busk! SG Competition, the Singapore National Kendama Championships (18 & 19 June), Freestyle & Panna Street Football (18 & 19 June), a DJ Party (25 & 26 June), a performance by Alemay Fernandez (9 July) and much, MUCH more! Visit their website for a complete schedule of events.

 

Upcoming Events

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SIFA: The O.P.E.N.
22 June - 9 July
Various
Tickets start at $10
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SIFA The OPEN
DescriptionThe O.P.E.N. which stands for Open, Participate, Engage, & Negotiate, is the pre-festival to the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA). Its aim is to offer 18 days of exploration by presenting you with a curated selection of events through diverse platforms that will raise fascinating questions and give you eye-opening insights about our world and humanity. You can purchase an O.P.E.N. Pass or O.P.E.N. Concession Pass which gives you full access to all programmes.
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One [email protected] Lebar: Job Fair
23 June
1pm - 4pm
Free
Blk 115 Hougang Ave 1
1Stop Job Fair
DescriptionOne Stop @ Paya Lebar Job Placement Centre will be organising a job fair for Singaporeans and PRs. For a list of available positions, please see the flyer to the right or visit their website.
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Esplanade Presents: Baybeats
24 June - 26 June
Various
Free
The Esplanade
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DescriptionBaybeats is Singapore’s very own alternative music festival, the biggest of its kind in the region. Baybeats showcases prominent Singapore and international acts, covering music genres including folk, pop, metal, post-rock, emo, punk, and electro. The festival also celebrates the music-loving lifestyle as it also brings together the creative fields of music journalism, gig photography, video arts and more.
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Build it Green: BiG Day Out
24 June - 26 June
2pm - 8pm (24 June); 10am - 8pm (25 & 26 June)
Free
Toa Payoh Hub Atrium
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DescriptionOrganised by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Build it Green (BiG) aims to promote the importance of a sustainable built environment. This carnival will have fun family-friendly activities, learning opportunities, prizes, and more.
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Malay Heritage Centre: Ter-ba-BOM! Heritage Hunt
25 June
10am - 12pm; 2pm - 4pm
Free, requires registration
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DescriptionConducted in 2 sessions (please choose 1), this Heritage Hunt around Kampong Gelam will give you the opportunity to know more about the area, its history, and the cultural contributions (food, clothing, performances, languages etc.) of the Javanese community to Kampong Gelam and to Singapore.
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Ramadan Tours at Kampong Gelam
25 June
5pm - 8pm
$5 (standard); $3 (student/senior), includes iftar
Hajjah Fatimah Mosque, 4001 Beach Rd
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DescriptionKampong Gelam buzzes with festivities every year during Ramadan, when the Muslim community comes together for a time of prayer and celebration. This year, explore the National Monuments of Kampong Gelam and gain insights into the development of this special neighbourhood from its early days as the Malay royal quarters. Immerse yourself in the colours, sights, and sounds, and end your tour by joining in the iftar (fast-breaking meal). Monuments covered in this tour include Hajjah Fatimah Mosque, Istana Kampong Gelam, and Sultan Mosque.
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NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra® & Satay Night Live
25 June
5.30pm (concert starts at 6.30pm)
Free
Empress Lawn
other

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DescriptionAn evening of good music, good food, and good company, this is the 2nd installment of NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra®, held in conjunction with "Satay Night Live". This concert will feature music from the 50s to 90s. Come early, as the family-friendly fringe activities start at 5.30pm.
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Gardens by the Bay: Retro Fever
25 June
7pm - 10pm
Free
Gardens by the Bay Supertree Grove
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DescriptionHosted by Mediacorp DJ, Jean Danker, you and your family are invited to groove the night away with the hottest tunes from the 60's to 80's and catch amazing performances with pyrotechnics. There will also be a special edition of Garden Rhapsody with dancers performing live at the Supertree Grove.
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Rabobank 30K Charity Challenge & Family Fun Day
25 June
9am - 2pm
Free
38 Beach Rd South
other
Rabobank charity
DescriptionRabobank is holding a Family Fun Day and Charity Challenge. Participants can sign up and attempt to complete a total of 30,000 pull-ups in an effort to raise 30,000kg of food for local families in need in Boon Lay. There will also be a family carnival with balloon sculpting, mini-golf and a bouncy castle; entertainment from international performers; a mass Sh’Bam session by True Fitness instructors; and food and beverages. Participants who complete at least 10 pull-ups also stand a chance to win fabulous prizes, including a holiday for two in Bali.
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Anti-Drug Escape Game
25 June (for age 17 - 25); 26 June (public)
10am - 6pm
Free
Suntec Convention Centre Halls 405 & 406
other
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DescriptionThe National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) are are jointly organising the first ever Anti-Drug Escape Game themed, “Drugs are addictive. Escaping is hard. Don’t Start.” Form a group of 4 to 8 members, put your skills and wits to the challenge. All participants will receive a limited edition EZ-link card. See their website for more details on the mass escape game.

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Kranji Countryside Farmers' Market & Gardenasia's Countryside Party
25 June - 26 June
12pm - 5pm; party from 5pm onward
Free
240 Neo Tiew Crescent
other
Kranji Farmers Market
DescriptionThe Kranji Countryside Farmers' Market, in its 7th installment, will give you the opportunity to buy local produce and locally-made artisanal products while supporting our farmpreneurs. In the evening, unwind and chill out to soothing tunes at Gardenasia's Countryside Party with great food and craft beers. Happy hour is from 5 -7pm.
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Makers Faire
25 June - 26 June
10am - 6pm
Free
SUTD
other
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DescriptionIn its 5th year, the Maker Faire celebrates the do-it-yourself culture, bringing in Makers of all ages to show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Be inspired by the showcase of interesting, wacky and fun projects in science, art, craft, engineering and technology, and exchange ideas with their creators. Find out about the latest happenings in the Maker scene at the talks, and learn how to make something at the many workshops at the Faire. Register to attend and receive a free Maker Kit upon arrival.
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Ratha Yatra: The Festival of Chariots
26 June
5pm - 10pm
Free
Hougang Stadium
other
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DescriptionAlso known as the Chariot Festival, Ratha Yatra is a grand cultural extravaganza, where there is singing and dancing and the pulling of massive chariots while chanting. Open to all, there will be free food (a full 10 course vegetarian meal) for all devotees and visitors.
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Car Free Sunday
26 June
7.30am - 8.30pm
Free
Various roads in CBD area
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DescriptionHere's another edition of car-free Sunday in which the public will be able to use various CBD streets for cycling, jogging, and walking along a 5km stretch. Please note that only non-motorised forms of transport (bicycles, rollerblades, unicycles, wheel chairs, prams, skateboards, etc) are permitted on the roads during this time. There will be special activities lined up, including guided tours, free group workouts, sports tryouts, bicycle rentals, a kids zone, street performances, and more. For a schedule of activities and road closures, please visit their website.
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Civic District Concert & Breakfast
26 June
8am - 11.30am
Free
Empress Lawn
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DescriptionIn conjunction with Car Free Sunday, the Civic District invites you to bring your picnic mats and enjoy a special concert by the Philharmonic Winds. They will also have a dance workout, crafts (like silkscreen printing and knitting on a giant loom), and other fun activities. Did I mention they will also provide a FREE breakfast voucher (first come-first serve)?

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