Weekend guide (29 June - 1 July): Floral display at the Gardens, art book fair, rugby match

A range of family-friendly events will be taking place in Singapore this first weekend after the June holidays, from a flea market at Kampong Glam, to international performances at the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Begonia Brilliance Floral Display

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Take your family to Gardens by the Bay’s first-ever floral display showcasing more than 50 varieties of blooms in a spectrum of red, oranges and yellows, in which some of the flowers were grown by the nature park’s horticulturists. The flower display is designed to resemble imaginary worlds such as an undersea realm, where octopuses, giant clams and manta rays reign.

When: 25 May – 1 July, 9am to 9pm
Where: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Price: $8 to $28 (admission fees for cooled conservatories)

So Gelam Market

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Unwind at this flea market filled with food and drink stalls, as well as shops selling items such as homemade beauty products, artisanal lifestyle products, art prints and henna. Lined with colourful tents, fairy lights, batik buntings and a centre lawn with mats to relax, the street will be closed off to motor traffic. The market aims to bring back the good old days of laid-back weekends where neighbours chat and relax over food, drinks and entertainment.

When: 8pm to 11pm (29 June), 2pm to 11pm (30 June), 2pm to 10pm (1 July)
Where: Baghdad Street, Kampong Glam
Price: Free admission

Singapore Art Book Fair

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Head down to this independent annual festival specialising in contemporary art books and zines. Featuring a range of art-related fringe activities, the fair will showcase art books, art catalogues, monographs, printed ephemera and zines from publishing exhibitors such as risograph print studio, Knuckles & Notch and Shanghai’s Bananafish Books.

When: 29 June – 1 July, 12pm to 8pm
Where: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Gillman Barracks
Price: Free admission

4th of July Celebration

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Celebrate the American spirit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in Singapore at this annual 4th of July celebration. Enjoy a family-friendly day of food, drinks, music, and carnival games. Attractions include a super-sized inflatable obstacle course, line dancing, and a marketplace for gifts. The event will be capped off by a spectacular fireworks display.

When: 30 June, 4pm to 10pm
Where: Singapore American School
Price: Free admission

Modern and Beyond

(PHOTO: ION Art Gallery)

Attend this annual exhibition showcasing diverse artworks from 53 members of the Modern Art Society Singapore (MASS), which is aimed at educating and heightening public appreciation of modern art. The exhibition will feature live art demonstrations by MASS members intended to evoke dialogue between fellow artists and the community.

When: 27 June – 4 July, 10am to 10pm
Where: Level 4, ION Art Gallery
Price: Free admission

Children’s Season: Let’s Explore!

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Take part in exciting activities with your family at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Visitors will able to carve their own rubber stamps inspired by carvings on the stone walls of Angkor temples or decorate their own travel journals. On top of that, there are performances featuring international artistes and a storytelling tour about fantastical folktales and stories.

When: 25 May – 1 July, 10pm to 7pm (ends at 9pm on Fridays)
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum
Price: $20 to $39 + admission fees (check the programmes here)

Super Rugby: Sunwolves vs Bulls

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Expect to see high intensity sporting action in the match-up between Singapore’s adopted home team, HITO-Communications Sunwolves, and South Africa’s Bulls. Coached by former All Blacks head coach Jamie Joseph, Sunwolves will be looking to exact revenge on Bulls in their second match against one other after losing to them by three points in 2016. This match will be the only Super Rugby game in Singapore this year.

When: 30 June, 7.55pm to 9.30pm
Where: National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub
Price: $15 to $60 (purchase tickets here)

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