We’re back for April with plenty of new activities to check out! From a virtual food tour in Northeast Japan to a cat-themed bazaar, there’s something here for everyone. If you need inspiration on where to go this month, we’ve curated a list of new and unique activities to check out!
Japan Rail Taberu Tohoku Tour
Hot on the heels of JAPAN RAIL CAFE’s successful online travel fair (The Japan Rail Fair – A Virtual Trip to Japan) held in November 2020 is Taberu Tohoku Tour, a virtual voyage that transports one to the Tohoku Region in Northeast Japan. The first of its kind, this online series of webinars will feature sightseeing spots and delectable food of the region, making it a truly memorable trip that will satisfy wanderlust from the comfort of one’s seat. The virtual trips will take place online via live streaming from Japan on Facebook Live. We may not be able to travel to Japan now, but you can satisfy your wanderlust with a virtual trip to Tohoku!
Date: 27 March, 10 April 2021
Songkran Water Fest 2021 (Wild Wild Wet)
The popular Songkran Music Festival at Wild Wild Wet may not be happening this year, but fun seekers can certainly look forward to a month-long, all-new festival experience where the water park will be refreshingly transformed into a Thai-themed attraction. Bring your water guns for an epic water gun battle daily from 3-5pm!
Date: 1–31 April 2021
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Singapore 519599
Opening Hours: Wednesday–Monday 12pm–6pm
Cats of The World Purrzaar
The popular Cats of The World Purrzaar (COTW) is BACK on 10 and 11 April 2021 to celebrate all things feline! Proudly partnering Cat Welfare Society (CWS), partial proceeds from COTW Purrzaar market will be donated to CWS to support their causes. This latest edition of COTW at UltraSuperNew Gallery will feature an Instagram Cats exhibition, a fun Purrzaar market of talented makers and artists, cat-themed workshops and a cat adoption drive. If you like cats, this one’s for you!
Date: 10–11 April 2021
Opening Hours: 11am–8pm
Address: 168 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207572
The Rescue Project
Cleaning out the closet? Instead of dumping your old clothes into the bin, bring them to 313@somerset as the mall pairs up with Swapaholic for The Rescue Project. The sustainable event is split into two phases where you can choose to declutter and/or refresh, and ultimately, rescue pre-loved items from reaching Semakau landfill. From March 26 to April 4, give your pre-loved threads a new lease of life by dropping them off at the Declutter Collection Drive on level two. If you're looking to refresh your wardrobe – the sustainable way – rescue a bagful of pre-owned gems that you can rewear, repair or repurpose on April 17 and 18.
Date: Now–4 April, 17-18 April 2021
Address: 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895
Opening Hours: 11am–8.30pm
Curated by Mama Magnet and presented in collaboration with venue SainouSpace at 80 Playfair Road, Wildflower is worthy of a spot on your art schedule. Here's why: it's a captivating exhibition of paintings by Indonesian artist Patricia Thebez that chronicles her 10-year journey with bipolar disorder, identity and freedom. This marks her first solo showcase. Not just a treat for the eyes, the series of paintings are also accompanied by a specially-designed soundscape by Singaporean musicians Derrick Tay and Ouke. Book a free slot to immerse in this art experience!
Date: Now–25 April
Opening Hours: Thursday–Sunday 12pm–8pm
Address: 80 Playfair Road, Block A, #03-07, Singapore 367998
Poetry & the Creative Mind — Virtual Gala Supporting National Poetry Month
Each year during National Poetry Month, now in its 25th year, the Academy of American Poets presents a gala celebration of poetry's important place in our culture, and its impact on the lives of readers and artists working in other disciplines. For the first time, in 2021 Poetry & the Creative Mind will be presented free and virtually! You won’t want to miss a night of poetry and art.
Date: 29 April 2021
Time: 7.30pm EDT