Things to do in February 2021


With both Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year happening this month, there are plenty of upcoming events to plan a date for. 

From a virtual take on the annual Chingay Parade to a Rilakkuma-themed run, here are 15 things to do in February 2021 that you can look forward to:


1. Dine in a dome next to an aquarium 


Things to do in February 2021 - Aqua Gastonomy: Spring EditionAqua Gastronomy: Festive Edition
Image credit: Eatbook

Imagine dining under the sea. Well, the closest you’ll get to experience such a sight is at Aqua Gastronomy, held at S.E.A Aquarium. They’ll be having their final run in the form of their Spring Edition, where you can dine in pavilions or at whimsically-decorated tables, amongst marine life gliding past in their aquariums. 

smoked salmon
Loch Fyne Smoked Salmon from the Fortune course
Image credit: RW Sentosa

You will get to enjoy a scrumptious 5-course spread auspiciously named after the five types of good luck – fortune, prosperity, longevity, joy and wealth – complete with a complimentary glass of champagne.

Since this Spring Edition coincides with the Lunar New Year, the dome pods will also be furnished with CNY decor and oriental lanterns, making an appropriate backdrop for memorable photos this CNY or Valentine’s Day.

underwater dragon dance
Image credit: RW Sentosa

To complement the dining experience, a voiceover will also narrate a folktale about the Dragon Emperor and Golden Ox while you dine, while there will also be an underwater dragon dance performance by professional divers. 

Price: $138++ (RWS members) I $168++ (non-members)

Aqua Gastronomy: Spring Edition
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Date: From now till 28th Feb 2021
Opening hours: 6PM-8PM & 8.30PM-10.30PM, Daily (Closed on Wednesdays)
Telephone: 6577 6688
Aqua Gastronomy website


2. Go on an educational walk around Little India


tour in front of mural
Image credit: @monsterdaytours

Every year during Singapore Art Week, we’ve grown to expect performances, interactive workshops as well as traditional artwork around Singapore. 

This year, ARTWALK Little India offers to bring art into your home instead, with both online and onsite activities such as a Bollywood workout class over Zoom and a virtual walking tour exhibiting new murals and cultural landmarks.

vilakku bb mural
One of the murals, Vilakku bb, at 50 Dunlop Street.
Image credit: @rnithra

Check out the family-friendly workshop where you will try your hand at creating traditional motifs used in Indian textiles, or enjoy a contemporary dance performance put up by talented LASALLE students. 

Read more about Singapore Art Week here.

Price: Free admission

ARTWALK Little India 2021 ‘ARTWALK In Spite Of…’
Date: From now till 6th Feb 2021
ARTWALK Little India 2021 website


3. Check out Asia’s first drive-through exhibition


Things to do in February 2021 - moo moo park drive through exhibition

Most art exhibitions are held within museum galleries or outdoors, but you can now view one right at SCCC’s car park, which has been transformed specially to usher in the Year of the Ox.

Moo Moo Park lets you experience the first drive-through exhibition in Asia in an electric car equipped with an audio guide and chauffeur, or you can opt to explore the displays on foot which allows for close-up views of the artworks as well as ample time for photos.

selfie with filters

You’ll get to learn more about Chinese culture and the significance of the Ox zodiac too, through 3D installation art, selfie filters and AR murals. Plus, you won’t go home empty-handed. Pick up a free and exclusive ‘talking red packet’ created by artist Puffingmuffin, which plays a festive CNY greeting in Mandarin or one of the five major dialects in Singapore.

Price: $5 (walk-through), $10 (drive-through around 10 to 15 mins)

Moo Moo Park
Address: Level 6 carpark of SCCC, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
Date: From now till 28th March 2021
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 12PM-5PM, Sun 12PM-10PM (walk-through) I Mon – Fri 6PM-10PM, Sat 12PM-10PM (drive-through)
Telephone: 6812 7222
Moo Moo Park website


4. Visit a galaxy far, far away at the Star Wars exhibition 


Things to do in February 2021 - stormtroopers armor
Image credit: ArtScience Museum

The final stop in a six-year global tour, catch some 200 authentic items from the Star Wars franchise on display at Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition at ArtScience Museum. Get up close with Stormtroopers and Chewbacca, and scrutinise the original costumes worn by Princess Leia and Han Solo. 

Fans will also get to discover the complex process of filmmaking through early concept drawings and costume design, from the classics to even the recent film ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. You can even create your own customised character through interactive exhibits known as the ‘Identity Quest’ to gain insights on what “force” shapes you.

Things to do in February 2021 - spaceships from star wars
Image credit: STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition

Famed spaceships Millennium Falcon and the Star Destroyer will also be landing on our shores, and you can catch “The Season of the Force”, a film presentation exploring screenings, ideas, and visual styles from the films.

Price: $25 (adult) I $20 (concession) I $80 (family package for 2 adults & 2 kids)

STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition
Address: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Date: From now till 13th June 2021
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs 10AM-7PM I Fri – Sat 10AM-9PM
STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition website


5. Welcome the Year of the Ox at Universal Studios Singapore


Things to do in February 2021 - meet and greet with Po
Image credit: Resorts World Sentosa

Universal Studios Singapore is also getting in on the CNY celebrations this year, with their yearly Majestic Dragon procession featuring live performances around the park to usher in good fortune for the year ahead. 

You will get to meet beloved favourites like Gru and his minions from Despicable Me, Sesame Street friends, and even Po from Kung Fu Panda, who will finally return for meet and greets since his last appearance in 2015.

Things to do in February 2021 - shrek meet and greet
Image credit: RWS

Spot Megatron and Optimus Prime from Transformers to get greetings from them in Mandarin. Don’t miss out on characters from Shrek and the stars of Madagascar all decked up in their festive best either, making for plenty of photo opportunities for the ‘gram.

Practise your auspicious greetings too, since you’ll score a surprise prize if you can recite a Mandarin tongue twister at the cashiers of F&B or retail outlets within the park. Singapore residents who purchase a one-day ticket can also redeem a free treat from a USS Savoury Corn Dog to Elmo Ice Cream, depending on your age group.

Price: $66 (adult) I $48 (youth aged 13 to 17) I $48 (child) I $43 (senior aged 60 & above)

Usher in the Fun at Universal Studios Singapore
Address: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island Singapore 098269
Date: From now till 28th Feb 2021
Opening hours: Thurs – Sun 2PM-9PM (Closed on Mon-Wed during Feb 2021)
Usher in the Fun website


6. Meet your favourite oppas & K-stars at Madame Tussauds


Things to do in February 2021 - madame tussauds k-wave zone
Image credit: Madame Tussauds

From 28th Jan 2021, Madame Tussauds will provide you with an opportunity to ‘visit’ Seoul’s popular tourist sites, decorated with backdrops of hanoks and cherry blossoms. The new K-wave zone will also see oppa Kim Woo Bin’s only wax figure in the world brought over from Hong Kong, and his appearance will be for a limited time only.

bae suzy and her wax figure
Bae Suzy and her wax figure.
Image credit: Madame Tussauds

Be sure to also catch Start-Up and Miss A star Bae Suzy, as well as model and actor Song Seung-heon who will be joining this K-wave zone. Since travelling is out of the question, this is the closest we’ll get to seeing our K-idols “IRL” for now.

Check out the complete list of ticketing bundles.

K-Wave zone at Madame Tussauds Singapore
Address: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island Singapore 098269
Date: From now till 28th Feb 2021
Opening hours: 11AM-7PM, Daily (Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
Madame Tussauds website


7. Experience Chingay Parade 2021 from your home


chingay parade
Chingay Parade will be moving online this year
Image credit: Visit Singapore

Themed Light of Hope this year, the annual Chingay parade goes virtual with an online stream for the first time ever, making it convenient, accessible and saving you the hassle of fighting with crowds.

With 2,000 performers and 150 organisations involved, check out exciting performances like the 100-lion dance performance put up by troupes from more than 10 different cities, enhanced with the use of CGI.

If you miss karaoke, jio your friends to sing “As I Believe” by JJ Lin together in “Sing with Me!” to represent the hope for a better future together, or design your very own Chingay float in “Let’s Build A Float!”. Submit your entries and you even stand a chance to win prizes – from an exclusive Chingay EZ-Link charm to a 3D2N staycation.

Also, don’t forget to grab some souvenirs from the Online Chingay Mama Shop, featuring locally designed handicrafts from social enterprises, to commemorate this unique parade.

Light of Hope
Date: 20th Feb 2021
Time: 8PM-9PM
Chingay Parade Singapore website


8. Shop at ONE ASSEMBLY, BHG Singapore’s new concept store


raffles city shopping centre
Image credit: Meritus Hotels

Taking over the space previously occupied by Robinson’s in the central location of Raffles City Shopping Centre is ONE ASSEMBLY, a collaboration between BHG and Raffles City. The new store will span two storeys to let you soak in some much-needed retail therapy.

Most of BHG’s beauty, fashion, as well as home and living brands can be found here, and on top of that, they will offer two experiential spa cabins for you to truly pamper and refresh yourself after lugging around all your shopping bags.

Together with the launch of BHG’s online shopping site, the store will provide a seamless shopping experience with cashless payments using eCapita vouchers, Hoolah, or FavePay.

ONE ASSEMBLY
Address: Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
Opening hours: Sun – Wed 1AM-8PM I Thurs – Sat 11AM-9PM


9. Score exclusive merch from the Rilakkuma Virtual Run 2021


Things to do in February 2021 - rilakkuma virtual run
Image credit: Klook

Before registration ends on 31st January 2021, sign up for the first ever Rilakkuma Virtual Run and receive Rilakkuma merchandise custom-made for this run. The kawaii freebies include a Virtual Run medal, drawstring bag and hand towel that will all be mailed straight to your doorstep.

Freebies aside, the run includes a minimum distance of 3KM but is free and easy, so you can participate with your loved ones, young or old, at any comfortable pace. Submit the proof of you conquering your distance online and you’ll receive a special e-certificate to commemorate this special experience too.

rilakkuma cafe vouchers
Image credit: Rilakkuma Virtual Run

Participants can also shop limited-edition dri-fit T-shirts with an additional charge of $22. Furthermore, signing up will make you eligible for a giveaway to win a 1M plush toy of Rilakkuma and Friends, and a $50 voucher for Rilakkuma Cafe.

Price: $66 (adult) I $48 (youth aged 13 to 17) I $48 (child) I $43 (senior aged 60 & above)

Rilakkuma Virtual Run 2021
Date: 1st – 20th Feb 2021
Registration: By 31st Jan 2021
Rilakkuma Virtual Run 2021 website 


10. Unleash your inner otaku at the Hakken store


Things to do in February 2021 - hakken store

Anime fanboys and fangirls can now head down to Hakken’s first physical outlet, located in the heart of town at Plaza Singapura.

Check out the only ‘Themed Feature’ section in Singapore – an immersive space equipped with an ever-changing set of animated backgrounds, as well as standees and props so you can snap photos with your favourite anime characters.

Until the end of March, “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” will be the anime featured, with themes changing every three months. 

levi merchandise

On top of browsing over 2,600 official merchandise and collectibles from animes like Attack on Titan and Genshin Impact, you might even catch special guest appearances by cosplayers visiting the store during events. 

Read more about the Hakken store here. 

Hakken!
Address: Plaza Singapura, #07-08, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Hakken! website


11. Bask in breathtaking floral displays at Gardens by the Bay


Things to do in February 2021 - gardens by the bay dahlia dreams
Image credit: Gardens by the Bay

As if there aren’t enough places you can ring in the Year of the Ox at, Gardens by the Bay adds on to the list with their display of over 1,400 breathtaking dahlias of different varieties, all grown within Singapore. Look out for other floral favourites like chrysanthemums and azaleas too.

Pay a visit to the Lantern Globe, made up of more than 200 auspicious red lanterns with a moon-shaped gate welcoming you in.

Price: $10 (adult) I $5 (child)

Dahlia Dreams 2021
Address: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Date: From now till 21st Feb 2021
Opening hours: 9AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 6420 6848
Dahlia Dreams website


12. Relive 90s nostalgia with childhood snacks


good old days biscuit
Image credit: Good Old Days Biscuit

With a newly-opened outlet at Marine Terrace, Easties won’t have to travel all the way to Good Old Days Yishun outlet anymore to get their hands on old-school biscuits and snacks. Prices range from $1.00/100G to $1.10/100G, so you can treat yourself to your favourites from yesteryears, with the likes of pineapple jam biscuits and strawberry wafers.

If you’re stocking up on CNY goodies, you can check out over 50 types of CNY cookies here, going from $4-$12, and some at three for $10

Good Old Days (Marine Terrace)
Address: Block 56 Marine Terrace #01-257, Singapore 440056
Opening hours: 7AM-7.30PM, Daily

Good Old Days (Yishun)
Address: Chong Pang City, 103 Yishun Ring Road #01-95, Singapore 760103
Opening hours: 7AM-7.30PM, Daily


13. Participate in an art competition to honour Covid-19 frontliners


celebrating our healthcare heroes art competitionImage credit: Asian Scientist Magazine

Covid-19 has no doubt made an impact on everyone, and youths aged five to 21 can share their personal experiences during this unprecedented time through an A3-sized painting or drawing competition, held by Asian Scientist.

Original artwork submitted will be assessed by a panel of judges, and participants can also stand a chance to win cash prizes, shopping mall vouchers, and a certificate of recognition, with selected entries showcased at an awards ceremony. 

Celebrating Our Healthcare Heroes
Address: 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #06-26, Singapore 139951
Date: From now till 22nd Feb 2021
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10AM-5.30PM
Celebrating Our Healthcare Heroes website


14. Plan for an overdue BBQ catch-up or a camping adventure 


campingImage credit: NParks

From January 20th 2021, BBQ pits and campsites are reopened for us to get closer to nature – all you have to do is apply for a permit. 

However, with Covid-19 restrictions,  the limit is now 6-pax per tent, with a distance of 5M between each tent. If you’re intending to book a BBQ pit instead, the maximum group size is eight, and activities have to stop by 10.30PM.

bbqImage credit: NParks

Dust off your tent that was collecting dust in your storeroom and head back to favourite spots like East Coast Park and even Pulau Ubin for a long overdue catch-up sesh outdoors! 

Apply for your camping permit here.


15. Sail the seas at sunset with Royal Albatross


royal albatrossImage credit: Royal Albatross Superyacht

Royal Albatross, Singapore’s only luxury tall ship with traditional rigging boasts 360-degree sea views, making it perfect for an offshore sea voyage. You can also rent it exclusively for an event, whether it’s a marriage proposal or company cohesion.

Hailed as one of the top attractions in the world, there are three types of cruises you can set out on. Go for the romantic sunset sail that will be perfect for Instagrammable trips, or the city lights dinner cruise for a scrumptious international 3-course dinner around Singapore’s Southern Islands. Alternatively, you can choose to spend your SingapoRediscover vouchers to relax on the ReDiscovery package while also learning about rich maritime history.

grand salon royal albatross
Pay the Grand Salon a visit while you’re onboard, which includes optimal acoustics for events.
Image credit: Royal Albatross Superyacht

Price: From $195 (adult) | $95 (child)

Royal Albatross
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Date: From now till 28th March 2021
Telephone: 6863 9585
Royal Albatross website


Things to do in February 2021


2021 is well underway, with activities opening up and new attractions to mark your calendars for. From visiting anime stores to a full-blown Star Wars exhibition, your weekends and date nights won’t have to be the usual movie + dinner combination anymore.

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