The September School break is here. TNAP lists down these activities and events in store for you and your family this September!

september 2016 family activities

Note: All details are correct as at time of publish. Readers are advised to check with the various event organisers for the most updated schedules. Check back regularly as we will add more to the list.

#1 Be An Artist
heART Studio September holiday for these age groups: Little Masters (Ages 3 to 5) | Junior Masters (5 to 6) | Young Master (7 and up). For more information, call 6554 7563.

Dates: 6 to 10 September 2016
Time(s): Various Timings
Venue: heART Studios, Charlton Lane

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#2 Charactiquette Holiday Workshop
Krystal Charm is excited to bring you their uniquely designed Charactiquette Workshop this holiday for children of Age 6 – 11.

Dates: 9 September 2016
Time(s): 10am – 5pm
Venue: Krystal Charm, Park Mall
For more information, visit Charactiquette Holiday Workshop

Krystal Charm Sep School Holidays 2016

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#3 Annie Musical
Annie, the well-loved family musical is back! Catch it at the Grand Theatre at Marina Bay Sands this August and September. Get your tickets via entertainment.marinabaysands.com/events/annie0916

Dates: 24 August – 11 September 2016
Time(s): Tue – Fri 7.30pm | Sat 2pm & 7.30pm | Sun 1pm & 6pm
Venue: MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands
For more information, visit Annie Musical

Annie The Musical - Annie and the dog she rescued, Sandy

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#4 The Three Little Pigs
Having huffed, puffed and blown its way around the world, we are thrilled to welcome The Three Little Pigs home to Singapore where the journey first started! Get your tickets via sistic.com.sg/cpigs0916

Dates: 4 August – 16 September 2016
Time(s): Various Timings
Venue: KC Arts Centre, Home of SRT
For more information, visit Three Little Pigs Musical

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#5 Baby & Junior Race 2016
Baby Junior Race 2016 is open for registration! There are 6 categories for toddlers as young as 8 months to 6 year old kids. Parents get to take part in the older kids categories. Get your tickets via Baby & Junior Race

Date: 10 September 2016
Time(s): 10am to 7pm
Venue: D’Marquee @ Downtown East
For more information, visit Baby & Junior Race

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#6 Love, Light, Living Festival
Families can enjoy performances of the Jinkli Nona and Sinulog dances, while young ones can participate in craft activities and listen to tales.

Date: 3 to 4 September 2016
Time(s): Various Timings
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
For more information, visit Love, Light, Living Festival

Love, Light, Living Festival at the Asian Civilisations Museum

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#7 Fantastic Thai Market
Bid farewell to Tanjong Pagar Railway Station at the Fantastic Thai Market featuring live bands, 100 over food and merchandises stalls.

Date: 12 September 2016
Time(s): 10am – 9pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
For more information, visit Fantastic Thai Market

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#8 Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival
Re-discover the origin and history of the Mid-Autumn Festival at Chinatown’s Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations this August. A myriad of colourful and dazzling LED lantern displays will bring alive the beloved folk tale of Chang’E and HouYi while lighting up the streets of the Chinatown precinct.

For more information, visit Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival

Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony 开幕典礼于亮灯仪式
Date: 3 September 2016
Time: 7pm – 10pm

Street Light-Up 牛车水庆中秋亮灯
Date: 3 Sep to 30 Sep 2016
Time: 7pm 2am (Fri & Sat) 7pm 12am (Sun Thu)

Festive Bazaar & Carnival 中秋街头市集
Date: 2 to 15 September 2016
Time: 10.30am – 10.30pm

Nightly Stage Shows 中秋综艺晚会
Date: 3 to 15 September 2016
Time: 8pm – 10.30pm

Heritage Walking Trail 牛车水中秋文化之旅
Date: 4, 10 and 11 September 2016
Time: 3.30pm – 5pm

Mass Lantern Walk 中秋大型游灯会
Date: 11 September 2016
Time: 7pm – 10pm

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#9 Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay
Experience the Mid-Autumn Festival in a whole new light as we celebrate the lantern festival with a fusion of the traditional and modern.

Interactive Lantern Procession
Date: 4 September 2016
Time: From 6.30pm onwards (Lantern collection starts at 6pm on a first-come-first-served basis)
Location: Golden Garden to Supertree Grove

Giant Lantern Display
Date: 3 to 18 September 2016
Time: 7pm – 11pm daily

Food Street
Date: 2 to 18 September 2016
Time: 6pm – 10.30pm daily
Location: Colonnade (Supertree Grove)

Moon | Conversations (Cultural Performances)
Date: 3 – 18 September 2016
Time: Mon to Thurs: 8pm to 8.45pm | Fri to Sun: 7pm to 7.45pm & 8pm to 8.45pm | *12 Sep (Mon): 7pm to 7.45pm & 8pm to 8.45pm
Location: Supertree Grove

Storytelling
Date: 3 to 18 September 2016
Time: Mon to Fri: 8pm to 8.30pm | Sat to Sun: 6.45pm to 7.30pm & 8pm to 8.30pm | *12 Sep (Mon): 6.45pm to 7.30pm & 8pm to 8.30pm
**No Storytelling on 4 Sep (Sun)
Location: Miniature Gardens (Near Floral Clock)

Craft and Fringe Activities
Date: 3 to 18 September 2016
Time: 7pm – 10pm daily **Chinese Riddles: 8pm – 9.30pm
Location: Supertree Grove

Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA)
Date: 2 – 17 September 2016
Time: 7pm – 11pm daily
Location: Meadow

Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay

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#10 Gardeners’ Day Out
Gardeners’ Day Out promises an entire day of gardening and lifestyle activities for everyone at Hortpark including Gardeners’ Market, Food Bazaar, free talks etc.

Date: 10 September 2016
Time(s): 9am – 3pm
Admission: Free
Venue: HortPark
For more information, visit Gardeners’ Day Out

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#11 Julia Gabriel Centre Open House
Discover more about our programmes by joining a free trial class*. Up to 15% discount when you sign up during the Open House.

Dates: 5 September 2016
Time(s): 9.30am – 5pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Forum Level 4
For more information, visit Julia Gabriel Centre Open House

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#12 I Can Read Day
You are invited to celebrate with us here at I Can Read Tampines for a whole day of fun! There will be colouring activities and fun games plus amazing prizes to be won.

Dates: 17 to 18 September 2016
Time(s): 9am – 6pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Tampines Central 1
For more information, visit I Can Read Day

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#13 Asthma and Allergy Association Public Forum
A great opportunity to find out from the specialists on proper management of allergy conditions. Registration required.

Dates: 10 September 2016
Time(s): 2pm – 5pm
Admission: Free
Venue: HDB Hub Auditorium Toa Payoh
For more information, visit Asthma and Allergy Association Public Forum

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#14 Fairground For All Carnival
As the name suggest, ‘Fair’ ground is where we can come together, have fun and create memories while better understanding the realities and difficulties faced by the less privileged.

Dates: 4 September 2016
Time(s): 2pm – 6pm
Venue: Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street
For more information, visit Fairground For All Carnival

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#15 World Food Fair 2016
Come on down to the World Food Fair and tantalize your taste buds! With Local and International food delights.

Dates: 8 to 11 September 2016
Time(s): 11am – 10pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 6

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#16 Comex 2016
3 whole floors of pure shopping joy with all your favorite tech brands under one roof. Trade In, Gamex and more!

Dates: 8 to 11 September 2016
Time(s): 11am – 9pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Suntec City

Comex 2016

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#17 Festival of Biodiversity
Join us as we showcase Singapore’s impressive and unique array of island biodiversity. This event celebrates Singapore’s natural heritage and in doing so, we hope to bring about greater awareness of the biodiversity that Singapore has. Visitors can look forward to a range of interactive workshops and exhibitions at this year’s Festival.

Date: 3 & 4 September 2016 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 9am to 7pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Eco Lake Lawn
For more information, visit Festival of Biodiversity

Festival of Biodiversity

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#18 Popular Buffet@EXPO
POPULAR Buffet at EXPO is back! Shoppers can treat themselves to a generous portion of English books, Chinese books and CDs from the buffet selection.

Dates: 1 to 4 September 2016
Time(s): 11am – 9pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 5B

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#19 Bare Your Sole Charity Walk
The Metta Charity Run is an annual community event organised by the Metta Welfare Association (Metta) to raise funds for the disability care, medical care, special education and early intervention programmes that Metta provides in aid of some 1,000 beneficiaries from across various races and religions.

Dates: 10 September 2016
Time(s): 7.30am – 12pm
Venue: OCBC Square, Kallang Wave Mall
For more information, visit Bare Your Sole Charity Walk

Bare Your Sole 2016

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#20 Metta Charity Run
The Metta Charity Run is an annual community event organised by the Metta Welfare Association (Metta) to raise funds for the disability care, medical care, special education and early intervention programmes that Metta provides in aid of some 1,000 beneficiaries from across various races and religions.

Dates: 10 September 2016
Time(s): 8am – 11am
Venue: The Big Splash, East Coast Park

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#21 Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC)
Bringing together the best in comics, toys, anime, manga and cosplay from East to West, be prepared to meet pop culture heavyweights that include top-notch artists and designers.

Dates: 10 to 11 September 2016
Time(s): 10am – 8pm
Admission: Charges apply
Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Center

Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC)

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#22 Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir in the Park
Join the Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir for their first outdoor concert, as part of the Singapore Press Holdings’ Gift of Music series!

Date: 3 September 2016
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
For more information, visit Concert At Singapore Botanical Gardens

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#23 PianoBotanica
Get ready to enjoy an evening of charming Brazilian music with Taiana Froes amidst the tropical greenery of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, as the free concert PianoBotanica is returning for its fourth edition

Date: 11 September 2016
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
For more information, visit Concert At Singapore Botanical Gardens

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#24 Singapore Chinese Orchestra: Unforgettable Popular Melodies
Embark on a musical journey with Singapore Chinese Orchestra to reminisce the good old days. Come together with your family and immerse in the beauty of nature and music.

Date: 17 September 2016
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
For more information, visit Concert At Singapore Botanical Gardens

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#25 NAC-ExxonMobil Concert in the Park
Spend a lovely evening with homegrown singer-songwriter Tay Kewei, Project Superstar winner Alfred Sim, and blues-rock pop quartet The Façade, as they present a repertoire of the best tunes of English pop music and Mandopop.

Date: 18 September 2016
Time: 5pm to 6.30pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
For more information, visit Concert At Singapore Botanical Gardens

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#26 NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with NParks at the third instalment of “NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra™” on 17 Sep 2016 at Choa Chu Kang Park, Event Lawn!

Date: 17 September 2016
Time: 5pm to 10pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Choa Chu Kang Park, Event Lawn
For more information, visit NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra

NParks Concert Series Rockestra

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#27 Families For Life Picnic – School Holiday Edition
Celebrate the school holidays and Mid-Autumn Festival as a family with a picnic organised by Families for Life at Jurong Central Park.

Date: 10 September 2016
Time: 5pm – 9:30pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Jurong Central Park
For more information, visit Families For Life Picnic

School Holiday Edition Picnic with Families for Life

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#28 Sar Kong Mun San Fook Tuck Chee 150th Anniversary
To mark the 150th anniversary of the historic temple – Sar Kong Mun San Fook Tuck Chee, there will be a three-day celebration open to public participation.

Dates: 8 to 11 September
Venue: Sar Kong Mun San Fook Tuck Chee
For more information, visit Sar Kong Mun San Fook Tuck Chee

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#29 CPAS Steptember Fund-Raising Campaign
Step up your efforts to catch ’em all by joining Steptember, the fund-raising campaign organised by Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) to raise funds.

Dates: 1 to 28 September 2016
For more information, visit CPAS Steptember Fund-Raising Campaign

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#30 Botanic Gardens Movie Series
This school holiday, join us for a screening of “Kung Fu Panda 3” on 10 Sep with your friends and family! So what are you waiting for, pack a picnic basket and join us for a fun movie under the stars!

Dates: 10 September 2016
Time(s): 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Eco Garden
For more information, visit Botanic Gardens Movie Series

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#31 I heART Nature Workshop
This interactive 1.5 hour parent-child bonding session includes interesting art and craft activities and a short nature appreciation walk. Registration will open on 22 Aug 2016 and close on 4 Sept 2016.

Dates: 10 September 2016
Time(s): 9am – 10.30am
Venue: Dairy Farm Nature Park
To register, visit I heART Nature Workshop

I heART Nature Workshop

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#32 Tinker Fest
Tinker Fest, organised by Imagin8ors and Science Centre connects children, parents, educators and makers in a week-long celebration of the joy of learning through play, exploration, and experimentation. Workshops are full. All day walk-in activities are still available.

Dates: 3 to 11 September 2016
Time(s): 10am – 6pm
Venue: Tinkering Studio, Science Centre
For more information, visit Tinker Fest

Draw a Shadow TinkerFest

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#33 Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival
To celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival this September, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall will create its own dragon playground with larger-than-life lanterns. Handmade by traditional craftsmen, these nostalgic lantern installations promise to be great for family photo-moments under the stars.

Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Garden Light-up
Dates: 9 to 18 September 2016
Time(s): 7pm – 10pm

Mid-Autumn Festival 2016 Celebration
Dates: 10 to 11 September 2016
Time(s): 10am – 10pm

For more information, visit Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival

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#34 Farmart Mid-Autumn Carnival 2016
Immerse in the nature with loads of fun, interesting and interactive activities! There will be free bouncy castle, free ice cream, free candy floss, free balloons, fun games, photo booth and many more.

Dates: 10 September 2016
Time(s): 11am – 4pm
Venue: Farmart

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#35 Orange Ribbon Run 2016: Race Against Racism
The Orange Ribbon Run gives participants an opportunity to be active for a cause, to lend support to the mission of OnePeople.sg to build deeper harmony in Singapore.

Dates: 10 September 2016
Time(s): 4.30pm – 7pm
Venue: Bayfront Event Space
For more information, visit Orange Ribbon Run 2016: Race Against Racism

Orange Ribbon Run 2016 Race Against Racism

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#36 Adventurous Fun on Sentosa
Fort Siloso to feature unique outdoor ‘escape’ challenge; Special offers for wondrous adventures in The State of Fun this September. If your instinct for adventure leads you indoors, Sentosa has partnered 4D AdventureLand and iFly Singapore to put together memorable weather-proof options.

Dates: 3 to 12 September 2016
Venue: Sentosa
For more information, visit Adventurous Fun on Sentosa

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#37 Movie Under the Stars
Come re-experience the open air cinema (露天电影) of Singapore in the 1960s and 1970s; a communal space that brings people together, fostering a kampung of people who looks out for each other.

Dates: 3 September 2016
Time(s): 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Venue: Tiong Bahru Park

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#38 Disney’s Pete’s Dragon
A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon.

Now showing at Shaw, Golden Village and Eng Wah Cinemas.

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#39 The Secret Life Of Pets
For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

Now showing at Shaw, Golden Village and Eng Wah Cinemas.

The Secret Life Of Pets

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#40 Vintage Toy Cars Exhibition
MINT Museum of Toys presents In Reverse: A Look Back at Toy Cars, an exhibition featuring a range of toy cars spanning the decades from the 1930’s through to the 1960’s. The exhibition goes back in time to trace the evolution of race cars by exploring the varying shapes, designs and use of materials across the decades.

Dates: 3 to 30 September 2016
Time(s): 9:30am – 6:30pm
Admission: Charges apply
Venue: MINT Museum of Toys

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#41 SportsHub Community Play Day
Singapore comes to play at the National Stadium. From record-breaking workouts to sports try-outs and even a lifestyle flea market, there’s something for everyone at the second edition of Sports Hub Community Play Day.

Dates: 17 September 2016
Time(s): 9am – 6pm
Admission: Free
Venue: SportsHub
For more information, visit SportsHub Community Play Day

SportsHub Community Play Day

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#42 Little Star
Follow Little Star’s adventures as she discovers the joy of friends, home and family. Visual, interactive. For 2 to 6 year-olds.

Dates: 17 August to 11 September 2016
Time(s): Various Timings
Venue: Drama Alliance Française Theatre
For more information, visit Little Star

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#43 Moonfest – A Mid Autumn Celebration at Esplanade
We shortlist some of the Free Programmes you may be interested in for this year’s Moonfest – A Mid Autumn Celebration At Esplanade. For more information, visit Moonfest – A Mid Autumn Celebration

Activity – MASK-querade
Date(s): 2 – 30 Sep 2016
Time(s): 11am – 6pm daily
Venue: PIP’s PLAYbox

Activity – Diabolo Fun
Date(s): 10 Sep 2016 Sat
Time(s): 5.45pm & 6.45pm
Duration: 30mins
Venue: Forecourt Garden

Storytelling – Small People Big Stories
Date(s): 9 – 11 Sep 2016 Fri – Sun
Time(s): Fri: 12pm & 3.30pm | Sat & Sun: 3.30pm & 4.30pm
Duration: 30mins
Venue: PIP’s PLAYbox

Storytelling – The Moonlit Smile
Date(s): 10 & 11 Sep 2016Sat & Sun
Time(s): 3.15pm, 4.15pm & 5.15pm
Duration: 30mins
Venue: Concourse

Lantern Walkabout
Date(s): 10 Sep 2016 Sat
Time(s): 7.45pm
Venue: Esplanade Waterfront
Note: Gather at the Forecourt Garden at 7.30pm

Fluffy Jade Rabbit Craft Workshop
Date(s): 10 & 11 Sep 2016 Sat & Sun
Time(s): 2pm – 6pm
Duration: Activity will take approximately 45mins to complete.
Venue: Concourse

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#44 PAW PATROL Ready For Action ‘Live’ show and Meet & Greet
Celebrate this September School Holidays with Chase, Marshall and Ryder as they hit the stage with their first ‘live’ show in Asia. Don’t forget to get your camera ready for a photo opportunity with Ryder and the pups during the Meet & Greet sessions!

Dates: 3 to 11 September 2016 (daily except Mon)
Time(s): 2pm & 7pm (Tue – Fri); 1pm, 4pm & 7pm (Sat & Sun)
Admission: Free
Venue: City Square Mall Level 1 Atrium

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#45 Green Living 2016
Learn from green champions and get a glimpse of how life may be like in a greener and more sustainable Singapore, the city you live in and love. Featuring a series of interactive activities and innovative products, join us for an immersive experience at this curated eco-lifestyle event.

Dates: 9 to 11 September 2016
Time(s): 10am – 7pm
Venue: Marina Bay Sands

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OTHER SUGGESTIONS

#46 Catch Em’ All
How’s your Pokemon Go hunting so far? Still looking for the elusive rare Pokemon? Here is a guide to rare pokemon sightings in Singapore

#47 Embark on a Heritage Trail

#48 Relive your childhood memories at these Old Playgrounds

#49 Relax at Resorts Near Singapore

#50 Take a selfie with all Merlions in Singapore

#51 Revisit Lego Land, Malaysia

#52 Make a short trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

So which activity or event will you be exploring with your kids this September?

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