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Weekend Planner: Fun Things to Do With The Kids this Weekend

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Got any plans this weekend (15-16 August)? Check out our weekend planner for fun things to do with the kids!

We’ve put together a bunch of ideas to keep you and the kids busy this weekend. Every week we bring you a weekend planner that focuses on fun places to go in Singapore as well as ideas for things to do with the kids at home.

– Things to do: It’s still Singapore’s birthday week! Catch a special virtual concert playing National Day classics and new Singapore-themed music.
– Places to go: Immerse yourself and the kids in the outdoors at these fabulous nature reserves in Singapore. 
– E-learning Resources
: Learn magic and find out how you can gift loved ones with plants of their own with the plants you have at home!
– Recipe of the Week: Get the kids to help make nutritious spring rolls for lunch!

Recipe of the Week: Healthy (& yummy!) Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Get the kids to help make some healthy fresh spring rolls this weekend. They may be filled with veggies, but hopefully they’ll want to scarf them down after all that hard work making them! Find the recipe below:

Rice paper
Rice vermicelli noodles
Carrots – cut into strips
Cucumber – cut into strips
Avocado – sliced
Prawns – cooked
Mint leaves
Minced chicken – stir fried (optional)

1. Cook the rice vermicelli noodles by putting them in a pan of water and bring to a boil, simmer for a few minutes, then cool under running water and drain.
2. Soak the rice paper wraps in cold water for 1-2 mins until soft.
3. Now for the fun part! Lift a sheet of rice paper out of the water, shake gently, then lay it carefully on a board and start placing the ingredients. Arrange the prawns, chicken, avocado, noodles, carrot and cucumber accordingly – not every ingredient has to be in one roll! You can alternate the fillings for different rolls. Fold the bottom half of the rice paper over, then fold the sides in and tightly roll it up.
4. Serve the rolls with soy sauce or sweet chilli sauce for dipping.

Recipe inspired by BBC Good Food

Things to do

singapore symphony orchestra national day concert

Singapore Symphony Orchestra Online National Day Concert 2020

Catch this pre-recorded online concert by SSO! The show debuts new music by Singapore’s finest young trailblazers in composition, performed by musicians, singers, dancers and sign language interpreter. Let’s unite and continue to celebrate Singapore’s 55th birthday!

Deets: SISTIC Live stream on 15 August. Concert begins at 8pm with countdown lobby open at 7:30pm. Each ticket is pay-as-you-wish, from $5, and allows 5 views until 29 August, 8pm.

national gallery singapore free membership

Head to National Gallery Singapore and Enjoy a Free 1-Year Membership

National Gallery is currently offering FREE 1-Year Gallery Insider memberships until 31 October 2020! The membership is worth up to $120 in value from unlimited and priority access to all exhibitions, and comes with up to 15% discounts on dining and shopping. Sign up now and get the inside scoop on all the newest exhibitions.

Places to go

estuarine crocodiles found in sungei buloh wetlands singapore

Visit Sungei Buloh for some croc-spotting (FREE!)

Over the weekend, we heard a number of accounts of croc-spotting from fellow mamas who visited Sungei Buloh. Take the kids and check it out for yourself! Surround yourselves with nature in this quiet part of Singapore, with its mangroves and a whopping 231 species of migratory birds. We also love that the boardwalk is stroller- and wheelchair-friendly!

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bukit timah nature reserve hindhede reservoir

Take a hike at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (FREE!)

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is not only one of Singapore’s oldest parks (it dates all the way back to 1883!), but it’s also home to the highest point in Singapore. With meandering trails rated by difficulty and an awesome playground for kids, there’s no shortage of fun stuff to do here – check out our comprehensive guide to visiting the nature reserve!

E-Learning Resources of the Week

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Lead image and National Gallery images sourced via National Gallery Singapore; Vietnamese spring rolls image sourced via Flickr; Singapore Symphony Orchestra image sourced via Facebook; Bukit Timah image by Michell Tam; plant workshop image by Gardens by the Bay

All event information is supplied by third parties so please always check with the event in case of any changes before you make plans for your weekend!

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