BookFest@Singapore has established itself as Singapore’s largest and most successful book festival for more than a decade. This year, the annual mega book and stationery event will return for the 13th edition, with diverse offerings for book lovers, students, educators, families and working professionals.

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Date: 6 to 15 December 2019
Time: 10am – 10pm
Venue: Suncity City Hall 401-406

This event seeks to expand horizons through a greater exchange of knowledge, culture and ideas. Since its inauguration in 2006, it has seen a six-fold increase in visitorship to this one-stop event, offering a comprehensive range of the best and latest publications, stationery, electronic peripherals, gadgets & IT products and educational aids. The Gadgets & IT Show is back by popular demand while the crowd-favourite Titbits Carnival is getting bigger and better. This event expects an average of half a million visitors with multitude of reading and learning opportunities for all, including new book releases, local and overseas author appearances and educational talks.

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Returning to Suntec Singapore from 6 – 15 December 2019, BookFest@Singapore 2019 will take place across two weekends during the school holidays. Covering 130,000 sq ft – the largest ever, the event serves as a perfect retail platform for leading publishers and distributors to come together, showcasing their products and services. There are many exciting themes to the celebratory activities, namely Health & Wellness, For the Kids, Literature, Family Fun, Home/Self Improvement and Glorious Food. There will also be 3 lucky draws to reward you with cash & prizes as you shop so don’t hesitate to go all out.

To keep up with the latest news and programme lineup of BookFest@Singapore 2019, be sure to check out here.

This year, POPULAR has prepared an exciting lineup of family-centric programmes that we believe your readers would love to know about!

1. Hot Wheels Colouring Contest
Date: 14 Dec 2019
Time: 7-9 pm
Venue: Suntec Convention Hall 401, Stage Area

Rev up your engine, pack your colouring set, and prepare for colouring fun! The Hot Wheels Colouring Contest is a fantastic avenue to allow your little ones to showcase their artistic talent. All children aged 9 and below are eligible to enter. They even stand a chance to win attractive prizes!

  • 1st : $200 Crayola Hamper + Certificate
  • 2nd: $150 Crayola Hamper + Certificate
  • 3rd: $100 Crayola Hamper + Certificate
  • 15 Consolation Prizes: $20 Crayola Hamper + Certificate

To participate, register at any POPULAR store before 1 Dec 2019.
Registration is limited to the first 110 pax and a $10 registration fee applies.
All participants who have successfully registered will receive a goodie bag worth $20 at the end of the colouring contest.

2. Polly Pocket Colouring Contest
Date: 6 Dec 2019
Time: 12-1pm (Session 1); 1.45-2.45pm (Session 2); 3-4pm (Prize Giving)
Venue: Suntec Convention Hall 401, Stage Area

Big dreams come in small packages! Dive into Polly’s colourful world and let your child explore her creative side. This colouring contest, which features characters from the acclaimed Polly Pocket series, is open to all children aged 9 and below. Works that impress the judges will stand to win attractive prizes!

  • 1st: $200 BIC Hamper + Certificate
  • 2nd: $150 BIC Hamper + Certificate
  • 3rd: $100 BIC Hamper + Certificate
  • 15 Consolation Prizes : $20 BIC Hamper + Certificate

Furthermore, bring along your old colouring tools for a 1-for-1 exchange of BIC Kids products!*
*Colouring tools are limited to colour pencils, crayons and markers only. Limited to 1 exchange per person.

Register at any POPULAR store before 24 Nov 2019 to participate. Registration is limited to the first 110 pax per session only and a $10 registration fee applies. Those who have successfully registered will receive a goodie bag worth $20 at the end of the respective sessions.

3. Korg Piano Junior Competition
Date: 8 Dec 2019
Time: 6-8 pm
Venue: Suntec Convention Hall 401, Stage Area

Following its successful debut in 2018, KORG Junior Piano Competition is back at BookFest@Singapore 2019!

The KORG Junior Piano Competition gives aspiring pianists aged 12 years old and below a stage to showcase their musical talent and win amazing prizes. The finalists, chosen among candidates that aced the auditions, will battle each other to be crowned the winner at the Grand Finals at BookFest@Singapore 2019.

Members of the public are invited to witness young piano prodigies in the making.

4. Kids Winter Party
Date: 14 Dec 2019
Time: 10.30-11.30am
Venue: Suntec Convention Hall 401, Stage Area

Christmas comes early to Bookfest@Singapore 2019 in the form of Kids Winter Party! The Christmas-themed party will feature a myriad of kid-friendly activities and exciting games suitable for children aged 12 and below.

Aside from fun colouring activities, look out for our balloon sculptors showcasing their fantastic balloon twisting skills and satisfy your sweet cravings with our cake-pop giveaway. Come dressed in your best Christmas outfit; (be it Santarina or an elf) and you just might be spotted by our very own Santa Claus for the Best Dressed Award. There will be 3 winners for the Best Dressed Award, and each winner will receive $50 worth of POPULAR Vouchers!

To participate in the Kids Winter Party, spend $60 or more at BookFest@Singapore 2019 from 6 – 13 Dec 2019. Then scan the QR code on your receipt to register. Registration closes on 13 Dec 2019. Each participant can be accompanied by 2 adults. *Goodie bags will be given out at the end of the event.

5. Mind Your English!
Date: 11 Dec 2019
Time: 1.30-4.30pm
Venue: Suntec Convention Hall 401, Stage Area

Are you an illustrious wordsmith? Are you impeccable at spelling and pronouncing tricky words? Can you identify sentences in Standard English?

If you answered ‘yes’ to all these questions above, or know someone who fits the bill, come join us at the Mind Your English! Held in partnership with the Speak Good English Movement, this spelling and pronunciation contest will test your mastery of the English language. Participants stand a chance to win attractive prizes!

  • 1st: $150 POPULAR Vouchers + Gift + Certificate
  • 2nd: $100 POPULAR Vouchers + Gift + Certificate
  • 3rd: $80 POPULAR Vouchers + Gift + Certificate

To participate, register at here before 24 Nov 2019. Participants must be between 7 and 14 years old and register in teams of 2. Registration is limited to the first 60 teams. Selected participants will be notified via email and/or phone.

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