Tour / Trail
Various places in Jurong
Saturday, 11-Nov-2017 at 09:00 - 20:30

Friends & Family Day Out in Jurong/Boon Lay!

Experience the joys of Jurong’s countless attractions with your friends or family on Saturday, 11 November!

Start your day with a warm bowl of congee for breakfast at Yuhua Market and Hawker Centre.

For tons of active fun, make your way to the unique playground at Block 221A Jurong East Street 21 – both kids and parents can climb the rock structures and bounce on the trampolines to your heart’s content.

Make your way to the field next to Canopy @ J Link and have fun creating insta-worthy moments at Larger Than Life: The Unspoken Histories of Jurong Neighbourhood, developed by the Public Art Trust. This is a collection of six artists’ works curated by visual arts collective, Vertical Submarine. Each of the artworks on display explores a particular theme, characteristic or forgotten history related to the heritage and stories of Jurong.

You can also learn more about Jurong’s fascinating history and heritage by checking out the many shelters along J-Link!

For lunch, we suggest looking for fluffy prata along Jurong East Street 32.

Make your way to JEM for some educational fun at the rooftop playground, Elements @ Play, developed by Singapore Science Centre. Filled with interactive and science-inspired contraptions, you can learn all about the wonders of light, sound, and kinetic energy.

After the physical exertion of the last few hours, it’s time to embark on an afternoon of visual treats! 

Head down to the Westgate Atrium to see .txt, a series of text-based visual arts installations inspired by Jurong. Conceived by critically acclaimed writers Pooja Nansi and Daryl Yam, the installations are inspired by materials from existing texts, interviews conducted and original poems. They explore the interaction between language and its specific localities, bringing to attention the unknown stories and cultures of Singapore.

Grab an early dinner among the many eateries at Westgate.

Head down to the courtyard, and catch a visually stunning performance piece called Urban Distortions by foreign artists t.r.a.n.s.i.t.s.c.a.p.e. (6:00 – 6:45pm). Interweaving dance, music and visual arts, Urban Distortions is a cross-disciplinary installation-performance to give a poetic vision of the concept of territory. Get up close and personal with the performers as they present a contemporary dance inside giant life-size plastic bubbles, with live music accompaniment.

Travel to Boon Lay Shopping Centre, which retains its old school charm. Here you can watch dance performance Legacy by Azpirasi (7:00 – 7:45pm). Celebrating the rich cultures of Singapore, Azpirasi presents a selection of traditional Malay dances inspired by everyday kampung activities such as childhood games, harvesting crops, courtship, and even weddings. Be enthralled by intricate choreography and beautiful music that celebrates harmony, love and the kampung spirit.

Stick around in Boon Lay Shopping Centre for fiery performance BOOM! by Starlight Alchemy (8:00 – 8:25pm). Inspired by the transformation of Jurong from a swampland to the industrial engine of modern Singapore, BOOM! promises to keep audiences captivated with flaming visuals and luminous dancing lights. Originally presented at the Singapore Night Festival 2015, this fire extravaganza will combine acrobatics and fire-breathing to tell the story of Jurong’s industrial boom.

Can't get enough of the arts after a full day in the neighbourhood of Jurong? Check out the other arts programmes happening in various other neighbourhoods HERE.