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Where To Shop, Eat And Play This Weekend (31 Jan to 2 Feb)

Here’s what you might want to check out around Singapore this weekend. In light of the Wuhan Coronavirus situation, do take the necessary precautions and read the health advisory at the end of this article. Have fun and take care!

1. Chingay Parade Singapore 2020

The annual Chingay parade is finally here, and it’s sure to be a dazzling spectacle! From 200-metre-long firecrackers to stilt walkers, sky runners and the world’s biggest and longest (remote-controlled) flying dragon, this parade will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time.

31 January to 1 February 2020
F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
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2. CWS x PLC Adoption Drive

If you’re looking for a new furbaby for your family, swing by VivoCity this weekend and check out the Cat Welfare Society’s adoption drive, where you’ll find plenty of adorable kitties searching for a new home.

2 February 2020, 1 pm to 6 pm
The Pet Safari, #03-03, VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
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3. Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020


This cultural festival isn’t just another Chinese New Year celebration. Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020 features an exciting line-up of activities, from lion and dragon dance performances to Chinese painting and drumming workshops, craft workshops for the kids and even a lion dance workshop where your children can learn the basics of this lively dance.

1 to 2 February 2020
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874
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4. Spring Surprise


Don’t miss this CNY celebration at Gardens by the Bay, which boasts a colourful variety of programmes such as shadow puppet shows, a lively retelling of The Story of Nian, and a sparktacular Golden Pyro Dragon Dance which promises to brighten up your day with firework-like sparkles and pyrotechnic displays.

Until 9 Feb 2020
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
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5. Weekends at The Artground

Arts charity The Artground hosts a wide variety of arts programmes to engage your kids’ imaginations and get their creative juices flowing. This weekend, your kids can look forward to crafting their own pencil case with fabric scraps, getting hands-on experience with percussive instruments, and engaging with a dance-telling session where they’ll listen to stories about Little Hanuman, the monkey-faced god from Hindu mythology.

1 to 2 February 2020
The Artground, 90 Goodman Road, #01-40 Block J, Singapore 439053
Find out more here

Health Advisory

Travellers and members of the public should adopt the following precautions at all times:

- Avoid contact with live animals including poultry and birds, and consumption of raw and undercooked meats;
- Avoid crowded places and close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness;
- Observe good personal hygiene;
- Practise frequent hand washing with soap (e.g. before handling food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing);
- Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as a cough or runny nose;
- Cover your mouth with a tissue paper when coughing or sneezing, and dispose the soiled tissue paper in the rubbish bin immediately; and
- Seek medical attention promptly if you are feeling unwell.

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