Unmissable Family Fun

This summer, dive into a world of fun and creativity with three must-visit family-friendly events in Singapore from now till end 2024.

Head to Adventure Cove Waterpark at Resorts World Sentosa for the Bubble Fiesta, running from June 1 to August 11, where you can dance in shimmering bubbles, navigate inflatable mazes, and even try your hand at being a DJ. Then, explore the Sociable Scape exhibition at Marina Central, featuring innovative public furniture designed by LASALLE College of the Arts students. From May 16 to June 30, discover unique, playful seating installations inspired by Singapore’s rich culture and history at various iconic locations. Don’t miss these exciting events that promise unforgettable experiences for the whole family. Finally, why not check out emerging artists at the Orchard precinct for Night at Orchard and the Sustainable Kids Market in support of the Singapore Red Cross.

Sociable Scape

From 16 May to 30 June 2024, Marina Central district will host “Sociable Scape,” an innovative public furniture exhibition by students from LASALLE College of the Arts’ School of Spatial & Product Design. This event showcases eight uniquely designed pieces of public furniture spread across Marina Square, Millenia Walk, South Beach, Suntec City, and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. These creations invite the public to pause, interact and enjoy moments of respite amidst the urban environment.

The featured pieces include Baskets at Marina Square, inspired by traditional woven fish baskets, offering a nostalgic yet functional seating option. Explorer’s Landscape at Suntec City, crafted from sustainable cement panels, encourages playful interaction and spontaneous conversations.

DIVE at South Beach features high stools resembling swimming pool steps, inviting users to relax by the water features. Project PERA at Millenia Walk combines traditional Peranakan tile designs with modern aesthetics, celebrating Singapore’s cultural heritage. Lenscape at Marina Square is a communal phone stand that facilitates photography and social interaction.

INCLOO at Esplanade is a seating mat symbolizing communal connection and inviting visitors to gather and enjoy the waterfront view. Logged at South Beach, inspired by military obstacle courses, honors South Beach’s historical significance and provides a space for reflection. LOOOP at Suntec City utilizes 3D concrete printing to offer a serene haven for visitors.

The exhibition also features a social media photo contest during the same period. Participants can share photos of the exhibits on Instagram, tagging @marinacentralsg and using the hashtags #sociablescape and #heartofmarina, for a chance to win vouchers. Sociable Scape not only highlights the students’ creative talents but also emphasizes the importance of thoughtful placemaking in creating vibrant communities. This exhibition enriches public spaces and offers an inspiring experience for all visitors.

Bubble Fiesta

Adventure Cove Waterpark at Resorts World Sentosa is hosting Bubble Fiesta, Singapore’s largest water park bubble festival, from 1 June to 11 August 2024. This summer event features eight immersive zones filled with bubbles and fun activities for guests of all ages.

The Grotto is where the excitement begins, with young ones stepping, dancing and pushing tiles on the Dazzle Dance Floor, and enjoying the Bubble Boogie with its music and bubbles. The Bubble Bounce offers giant inflatable bubbles to hop and tumble on, while the Bubble Blizzard provides a four-meter dome for dodging and catching swirling bubbles. The Colour-Me Cottage lets kids bring color back to a drained cottage with their creativity.

At Bluwater Bay, guests can participate in the Bubble Rave, featuring live DJ beats and waves of bubbles. On weekends and 17 June, kids can even try their hand at being a DJ. The Bay Restaurant area includes the Bubble Playhouse with a ball pit and Bubble Rumble, a maze of inflatable bubbles.

The festival also features festive decor, new merchandise, and themed food. The Nostalgic Adventure retail collection includes apparel, bags, tumblers, and floating water lanterns. Culinary highlights include Bubbly Potato Balls and unique dishes like Bubblin’ Brewzza and Bubbly Pop Croffles, along with local desserts such as chendol and ice kachang. Free ice-cream sandwiches are available daily near the Bay Restaurant.

Various ticket options are available, including the Bubble Fiesta Package starting at S$40 for adults and S$33 for children, which includes a complimentary Bubble Rainbow Twirler. The Triple Splash Pass offers multiple entries and additional benefits.

Night at Orchard

Night At Orchard, a popular bazaar in Singapore’s prime shopping district, returns after a four-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Organized by the Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA) and events agency INVADE, Night At Orchard will transform Orchard Road’s pedestrian walkways into a vibrant marketplace. The event runs between 31 May – 2 June 2024 from 3 – 10 pm and features over 50 booths from Wisma Atria to Ngee Ann City, offering a curated selection of F&B, retail, and lifestyle products. Attendees can enjoy art workshops, gachapon machines, blind boxes, and on-the-spot customization of accessories. Each month will have a unique theme, from wellness to pets to sustainability.

The March edition highlights Nine.N, a homegrown Japanese-inspired minimalist furniture brand, featuring interactive games. Future editions will expand to other parts of Orchard Road, with plans to include brands from Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Korea.

ORBA Chairman Mark Shaw emphasized the event’s role in supporting young entrepreneurs and enhancing Orchard Road’s status as a premier shopping destination. Night At Orchard provides equal exposure for emerging brands, such as 9tailsart, Be At Ease and Beyond Scent; and connects them with Orchard Road malls seeking new tenants or pop-up stores.

Other event timings, 28 – 30 June, 26 – 28 July, 30 August – 1 September, 27 – 29 September, 25 – 27 October, 29 November – 1 December and 27 – 29 December 2024. Takes place every last weekend of the month.

Sustainable Kids Market

The Sustainable Kids Market 2024, organized by Peace of Art in Singapore, is dedicated to promoting sustainable living and raising funds for underprivileged children. At the core of the event are the KIDSforKIDS-preneurs, young entrepreneurs who showcase and sell their sustainable creations, promoting eco-friendly practices from a young age. Complementing this are the Mini Makers Workshops, where children engage in hands-on activities to create their own sustainable products, fostering environmental responsibility.

Proceeds from the Sustainable Kids Market support the Young Hearts program by Singapore Red Cross, which aids vulnerable children in public rental flats by providing education, enrichment, and mentorship to break the cycle of poverty. Attendees can support the event by purchasing from young entrepreneurs, participating in workshops, attending the musical showcase, bidding in the art auction which ends on 16 June 2024.

More details about the event taking place at Marina Square Foyer 2 can be found here.


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