Are you looking for some family-friendly virtual events to enjoy in Singapore while we are still in the ‘new normal’ mode? Don’t worry, Little Steps has got you covered. Check out our pick of the 5 Best Virtual Events in Singapore right now! From Singaporean cultural events to art, reading, and an online market, all of these events can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.
The Singapore Heritage Festival is returning for its 17th year, and for those unfamiliar, the purpose is to tell the lesser-known stories of Singapore’s heritage and culture! This year the festival will be slightly different as it will be held online and delivered in a series of live streams, videos, workshops, demos, webinars, and digital tours. You will be introduced to some places that you may not have explored before, with the focus this year on Tanjong Pagar, Pasir Ris, and Kallang, so it should be a great learning experience.
If you are after tasty Taiwanese treats, like scallion pancakes or bubble tea, then check out Digital Shilin Singapore 2020! Brought to Singapore for the first time last year, this famous Taiwanese Night market has been transformed from a physical market into a digital edition so that you can still experience the fun of the market from the comfort of your own home. Expect live streaming demos, performances, online games, prizes, as well as digital food, and beverage stalls where you can order delivery straight to your door!
The National Heritage Board (NHB) and Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) have worked together to create a digital program (#onxonrayafest) for Singaporeans to learn more about Hari Raya and the traditions and culture of the Malay-Muslim community in Singapore. The festival highlights fashion, arts, performances, and food, with the highlight being the fun family cook-along videos where you can learn to cook delicious traditional dishes such as Kuih Bangkit (coconut cream cookies) and Kuih Tarts (pineapple tarts)!
Social Lab SG in collaboration with Ms Puva Kurusamy (who is an educational therapist specializing in supporting children with learning disabilities) are offering free online classes for parents to help teach their children to read. As a parent, you will learn tips and tricks, while your kids will enjoy the reading and storytelling component of the class. The class is most suited for 5-6 year old children who must be accompanied by a parent. Multiple sessions run a month, but it is best to book in now before the slots fill up!
Free Online Class For Parents: Teach Your Child To Read, www.facebook.com/events/241821477153772/?event_time_id=242184247117495
If you have a budding artist on your hands, then check out Singapore’s Gallery Kids, which is an online art program run by the National Gallery. Gallery Kids is a portal full of fun workshops, activity guides, videos, art tutorials and interactive games to get your kids excited and interested in learning about art. New activities are added each week, so there is sure to be something your kids will love!
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