Things to do in February 2019

uncle ringo carnival

Image Credit: Uncle Ringo

This February promises loads of celebration and love with CNY and Valentine’s Day. For all those looking to charge up their holidays and make things even livelier, this list of fun events and activities is here to help you out.

1. Let your inner child free at Hasbro Toybox, a mega toy carnival at Sentosa

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A rainbow-themed ball pit

Toybox by Hasbro is a huge toy carnival at Sentosa, featuring 9 larger than life activity areas inspired by some of our favourite childhood toys. This carnival is suitable for both adults and kids so it’d be a great family activity.

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Cluedo escape room
Image credit: Sentosa

Join in on NERF Blaster action, Cluedo-themed Escape Rooms and My Little Pony themed makeovers that’ll bring back good ol’ memories of your childhood.

my little pony makeover

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One of the biggest highlights here is a super-sized claw machine, where you’ll get strapped up to a harness and become a human claw to grab your prizes.

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Human claw machine
Image credit: Sentosa

Date: 1-17 February (Closed on 11th February)
Time: 10AM-10PM
Venue: Palawan Green Sentosa, Siloso Beach Walk
Price: Free admission but Play Credits are required for games. Purchase them here.

2. Pick up some cheap clothes at Fleawhere’s monthly Flea Party

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Pick up someone’s pre-loved clothing for as low as $0.50 to $3 at Fleawhere’s Flea Party and you just might discover your new-found wardrobe staple.

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White Rabbit Sweet earrings
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Date and Time: Check out Fleawhere’s website to find out more because the timings and dates differ!
Venue: Lucky Plaza Level 6, Beside Value Dollar

3. Enter ancient China at GBTB’s Dahlia Dreams exhibition

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Garden by the Bay’s annual CNY-themed flower display, Dahlia Dreams, returns with colourful blooms to usher in a prosperous new year. Take some fab #OOTDs with flowers as large as your face at this Flower Dome setup that looks like Yanxi Palace IRL.

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Image credit: @gardensbythebay

Date: 18 Jan – 24 Feb
Time: 9AM-9PM
Venue: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Price: $20 (Adult residents)

4. Win plushies and play music games at the new Arcade Planet

arcade planet

Arcade Planet is a new arcade by the same people behind Cow Play Cow Moo, with many recently-launched games you won’t easily find at other arcades in Singapore. You’ll mostly find rhythm games such as the classic Taiko Drum Master and Jubeat here, along with 40 claw machines snuggled in this cosy arcade.

arcade planet claw machine

Most of these arcade games start from just $1 per play, so you know what to spend your angbao money on.

Read our article on Arcade Planet here.

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-408/409 Suntec City (West Wing), Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 11AM-1AM

5. Grab a book at the new Sentosa-facing Vivocity library

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Library@harbourfront is the biggest mall library in Singapore and it offers a gorgeous view of Sentosa, which you can admire as you indulge in a good book!

harbourfront library

Cosy reading corners
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With a separate zone for children, parents can hold mini reading sessions while all those who cherish a quiet space can fully immerse themselves in any of the 200,000 books available.

Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #03-05 VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 11AM-9PM

6. Challenge yourself at a FREE Escape Room

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Calling all thrill-seekers and escape room fanatics! Put your wit to the test at the mobile MCCY X Kult Escape Room and solve an art heist mystery. If you think you’ve got a good head on your shoulders, sign up to take up the challenge for free. 

kult escape room

Image credit: Kult

Dates and venues:

  • 26 Jan-1 Feb: Plaza Singapura
  • 2 Feb-3 Feb: Raffles City
  • 4 Feb-10 Feb: Hillion Mall
  • 11 Feb-17 Feb: Our Tampines Hub

Find out more about the MCCY X Kult Escape Room Experience here.

7. Paint your own tee or tote bag at The Noteway Art Studio

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If you’re stressed out starting the new year with loads of things to do, give art jamming a try. While letting your creative juices flow, it’s also a perfect activity for bonding and stress-relief.

the noteway art studio

Newly-opened at Tai Seng, The Noteway Art Studio offers a unique art jamming experience where you have the option of painting on a t-shirt or tote bag to create a masterpiece that is both beautiful and functional.

Read our article on The Noteway Art Studio here.

Address: 29 Tai Seng Avenue #06-09, Natural Cool Lifestyle Hub, Singapore 534119
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 10AM-6PM | Fri 10AM-9PM | Sat 1-9PM | Sun 1-7PM

8. Strut your stuff at Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore 2019

harajuku fashion walk singapore

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To all the Japanese fashion lovers out there, get ready to show off your boldest styles at Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore 2019. Take a stroll around Merlion Park and meet some new friends as you bond over similar hobbies.

harajuku fashion walk singapore

Image credit: @tokyofashion

Date: 16 February 2019
Time: 4-7PM
Venue: Merlion Park
Price: FREE


9. Celebrate CNY with fireworks and carnival games at River Hongbao

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This year, some of the top pyrotechnics wizards from around the world have been invited to deliver the most spectacular fireworks show yet in River Hongbao’s 33-year history.

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Image credit: River Hongbao 

Bring your friends and families along and bond over carnival games such as the Drum Walker (above) and indulge in nostalgic traditional snacks such as dragon beard candy.

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Image credit: River Hongbao

Date: 3-10 Feb 2019
Time: 2-11PM
Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay

10. Have a Valentine’s Day meal at a romantic pink cafe

pink cafe in singapore

Image credit: A Summer in Paris

Singapore has a couple of pretty pink cafes which are perfect for a Valentine’s date. Be transported to the City of Love with A Summer in Paris and have a romantic tea time session with Parisian pastries.

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Beauty in the Pot @ KINEX
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Alternatively, pamper yourself with a tasty hotpot from Beauty in the Pot, or visit an all-pink juice cafe in the CBD.

For the full list of pink cafes in Singapore, check out our article here.

11. Race for a conservation cause at the Safari Zoo Run

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The Safari Zoo Run is a family-friendly race for animal and nature-lovers who want to get active. Take part in the leisurely 4km Safari Zoo Walk or test your limits with the competitive 12km Safari Zoo Challenge as you run for a conservation cause. Plus, this year’s participants get to explore the lush River Safari for free for the first time in the run’s 11 year history!

Date: 24th Feb Sunday
Time: 7-11AM
Venue: Night Safari, River Safari, Singapore Zoo | 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826

Find out more about the Safari Zoo Run here.

12. Sing along to Matilda The Musical

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You would probably remember reading Roald Dahl’s novels when you were younger, so you’d be glad to hear that Matilda The Musical is here for the first time ever in Asia.

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Image credit: Manuel Harlan

This riveting performance about overcoming bullies and accepting one’s differences promises to tell a tale that’ll resonate deeply with audiences both young and old alike.

Read our article on Matilda The Musical here.

Date: 21 Feb to 3 Mar 2019
Venue: Sands Theatre @ Marina Bay Sands
Showtimes: Tue-Fri: 7.30PM | Sat: 2PM & 7.30PM | Sun: 1PM & 6PM
Prices: Tue-Thur: $68 – $178 | Fri-Sun: $68 – $198 (excluding $4 ticketing fee)

13. Appreciate art at Light to Night Festival 2019

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Light to Night is an art exhibition spanning across Singapore’s Civic District and this year, there’ll be over 50 free programmes for you to indulge all your five senses in.

Listen to an orchestra in pitch darkness, go on scent-based walking trails and feast your eyes upon the largest-to-date projection show at Light to Night Festival 2019.

Read our article on Light to Night Festival 2019 here.

Date: 28 Jan to 24 Feb
Time: 5PM-12AM
Venue: Singapore’s Civic District (National Gallery Singapore, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall, Asian Civilisations Museum and Esplanade Park)

14. Experience Mario Kart in real life at the SAFRA Go-Kart Challenge 2019

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Calling all Mario-Kart lovers, take your go-karting skills from the video game world to an actual road, and experience the thrill of competitive driving IRL at the SAFRA Go-Kart Challenge. The best part is that you don’t even need a driving license to join the Novice category.

Sign up for the event soon because registration closes on 8 Feb and do remember to bring your driving license along if you want to participate in the Advanced category.

Date: 23 Feb 2019
Time: 4-6PM (Advanced) | 6-8PM (Novice)
Venue: The Grandstand, Singapore 287994, The Karting Arena, 288 Turf Club Road, #01-01B
Fees: $50 (SAFRA Member) | $60 (Guest) inclusive of a free goodie bag

Find out more about the SAFRA Go-Kart Challenge 2019 here.

15. Play to your heart’s content at the Uncle Ringo Kindness Carnival

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Image Credit: Uncle Ringo

This one’s for all the young and young-at-heart who don’t want to brave the crowd at Marina Bay Carnival. Mark your calendars for the Uncle Ringo Kindness Carnival where you’ll get to enjoy rides such as bumper cars and the usual carnival games.

uncle ringo kindness carnival

Image credit: @duabelly

Date: 27 Jan-17 Feb
Time: Mon-Fri: 6PM-10.30PM | Sat-Sun & PH: 5PM-10.30PM
Venue: Right outside Beauty World MRT Station Exit B


16. Savour the best of Singapore’s restaurants at the Michelin Guide Street Food Festival

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A lobster dish from Burnt Ends, a One Michelin star restaurant
Image Credit: @burntends_sg

Shoutout to all food-lovers – prepare your stomachs and taste buds for the return of the Michelin Guide Street Food Festival. Get to skip the hour-long queues and avoid excessive wallet-damage as you indulge in quality dishes from Michelin-starred restaurants like Shisen Hanten and Zhong Guo La Mian Xiao Long Bao.

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Sushi from Maguro-Donya Miura-Misaki-Kou
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Simply spend a minimum of $30 to get some credit and spend it on mouth-watering dishes starting as low as $3.

Date and Time: 22-23 Feb: 5-7:30PM | 8-10:30PM and 24 Feb: 10AM-12:30PM | 1-3:30PM
Venue: 8 Sentosa Gateway, The Coliseum, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098269

Find out more about the Michelin Guide Street Food Festival 2019 here.

17. Take your furkid to a dog-friendly cafe

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Five &2 Bistro
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Pets aren’t allowed at most eateries, but there are some dog-friendly ones across Singapore. Take your pups to one of these cafes, so you can indulge in good food without the guilt of having to leave them home alone – and let them socialise with other dogs too.

dog friendly cafe singapore

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Some of these include Five&2 Bistro by the waters of Punggol Park, and Marcello which serves up hearty brunch.

For the full list of dog-friendly cafes, check out our article here.

18. Catch ‘em all at a pop-up Pokemon Cafe

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Image credit: Qiren Organisation

Pokemon addicts, raise your hands! These two Pokemon Cafe will be open to the public for the next 3 months, so get your squad ready to catch ‘em all before they’re gone.

pokemon cafe singapore

Image credit: Qiren Organisation

In order to visit the cafe, all you have to do is to download the Qiren Organisation People’s mobile app but don’t worry, there’s no insurance buying involved.

Read Eatbook’s article on the Pokemon Cafe here.

Qiren West Hub:
Address: 2 Venture Drive, Level 21, Vision Exchange, Singapore 608526
Opening hours: Daily 9AM-6PM

Qiren Tampines Hub:
Address: 9 Tampines Grande, #02-11 to 22, Singapore 528735
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9AM-6PM, Sat-Sun 9AM-7PM

19. Feast your eyes on the floats and performances at Chingay Parade 2019

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Chingay is back this February to celebrate Chinese New Year with its street performances and extravagant floats. This year’s theme, “Dreams Funtasia”, promises to deliver some of the most colourful and creative floats to represent the imagination and dreams of Singaporeans.

chingay parade 2019

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You might want to take special note to attend the parade on 17 Feb because visitors can catch a movie under the stars right on the F1 race track.

Date: 15-17 Feb
Time: 3-10PM
Venue: F1 Pit Building
Price: From $28.50


Events in February 2019

This month is already packed with major events such as CNY and Valentine’s day but for all those looking for more, mark your calendars down for these events and activities in February to make it an even more bustling and fulfilling month.