What’s New in Singapore: January 2021

Start 2021 off right with these happenings around town.

By Dewi Nurjuwita      12 January 2021

Congrats on surviving 2020. As with every new year, it’s time for a refresh. With Phase 3 in full swing and a vaccine now available, this year is looking promising. There’s much to look forward to and plenty of things to do. Of course, just remember to wear a mask at all times (when you’re not eating, drinking or exercising) and adhere to safe distancing rules when out in public.

We’ve curated a list of exciting things to do, cool new eateries and menus, special promotions at local attractions and more this January 2021. Here’s to ringing in the new year on a high note.

Things To Do

Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Jurong Bird Park’s 50th Anniversary
Ongoing till 31 January 2021, $2.50 admission

If you don’t remember the last time you’ve been to Jurong Bird Park, that needs to change. Asia’s largest bird park is celebrating a major milestone with year-long jubilee festivities commemorating five decades of avian conservation and connecting Singaporeans to the colourful world of birds. From 1 to 31 January 2021, Jurong Bird Park will adopt its original 1971 admission price of $2.50 for all local residents, available online at www.birdpark.com.sg/jbp50. Don’t miss the special themed activities and a special edition High Flyers Show, where you can catch special appearances by the park’s pioneer birds including Big John the sulphur crested cockatoo.

Photo: National Gallery Singapore

Light to Night Festival
22 to 31 January 2021, free

The much-anticipated Light to Night Festival is back again in January. This time, the festival takes on a hybrid format, boasting a blend of physical and digital experiences. You can join in virtual art workshops from the comfort of home, tune into livestreamed talks, embark on an adventure of discovery around the District, and even check out artworks outside the usual Civic District precincts. For more info, visit www.nationalgallery.sg.

Photo: Dewi Nurjuwita

Singapore International Photography Festival
Ongoing till 30 January 2021, from $15

Photography lovers, listen up. The Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) is onto its last month. Look through the lenses of local and international photographers at the festival’s 7th edition. Various exhibitions are showcased at prominent art spaces across the city including 37 Emerald Hill, ArtScience Museum, Deck, Esplanade Tunnel and even various Downtown Line MRT stations. For tickets or more info, visit www.sipf.sg.


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