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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar – July 2014

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& we’re back to school! Added a version with local scheduled school days off for my own convenience.

// July 2014 (1920 x 1080, with school holidays) desktop wallpaper, made with PicMonkey.

// July 2014 (1920 x 1080) desktop wallpaper

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30+ Ideas For 30 Days Of June School Holiday

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A friend of mine, with her newly minted Primary One kid, enthusiastically planned the previous March week-long holiday packed to the brim : with 1 and sometimes even 2 different activities everyday.  After all, it is the child’s first official school holiday, it would be wonderful to fill up his/her free time with something interesting or enriching during this break.

So the idea for this crazy post was born: taking a leaf out of my pal’s book, I am penning out 30 over ideas for every single day of this June holiday.  Now with a whopping 30 days of free time, starting this coming Saturday, are there enough activities around the island for us to carry out one everyday?  I am happy to announce this after some form of scheduling : Yes we have!  But will I do it? : No I won’t!

Cos, the following is done under the assumption that me and my children have an unlimited crazy amount of energy, never get tired, none of us will fall sick, and we still have enough time for household chores and homework/revision, all of which I think is more challenging than going out everyday.  But it serves as a good guide for outing ideas, should we get bored.

And since I have them “all planned out”, might as well :

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31/5 (Sat) – Singapore Navy Open House
/ Vivocity
/ 9am – 9pm
/ LINK

1/6 (Sun) – Nature Society
/ Horseshoe Crab Rescue & Research
/ 7.30pm – 9.30pm
/ Preregistration is required
/ LINK

1/6 (Sun) – Singapore Botanic Gardens
/ Outdoor Concert : Jerry Monteiro & Jazz Brasileiro/6 pm – 7.30pm
/ LINK

2/6 (Mon) – Jurong Regional Library
/ BASF Kid’s Lab
/ 10am -11.30am
/ Preregistration is required
/ LINK

3/6 (Tues) – Changi Airport
/ It’s such a nice place to hang around, drop by Indonesia Event going on @Terminal 3
/ 12pm – 11pm
/ LINK

4/6 (Wed) – Singapore Turf Club
/ Family Carnival “Fun for All Under the Stars”
/ 5pm – 9pm
/ LINK

5/6 (Thurs) – Singapore Botanical Gardens
/ National Orchid Garden
/ Admission fees is waived for Students & Accompanying Adults during this period (till 8/6)
/ 8.30am – 7pm
/ LINK

6/6 (Fri) Swimming @ Public Pool
/ Choose one pool per week with water features such as slides or fun pool for more holiday mood
/ Sengkang, Jurong East, Jurong West, Pasir Ris, Choa Chu Kang

7/6 (Sat) – Singapore Maritime Trails
/ 9am – 12nn
/ Pre-registration is required
/ LINK

7/6 (Sat) – Singapore Botanic Gardens
/ Opera In The Park : Singapore Lyric Opera
/ 6pm – 7pm
/ LINK

7/6 (Sat)- Bonfire 2014 @ Kallang CC
/ Various circus and performance acts, some free workshops for kids
/ LINK

8/6 (Sun) – Peranakan Museum
/ Straits Family Sunday – Supersized!
/ 1pm – 5pm
/ LINK

9/6 (Mon) – Central National Library
/ Slow down and relax at the library.
/ Pop by Bras Basah Complex next door for another round of book hunt.
/ Explore more around Bugis/Bras Basah area with a Free Trail Apps ( iTunes)

10/6 (Tues) – Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
/ Nature Keeper Camp
/ 9am – 12nn
/ Pre-Registration is required
/ LINK

11/6 (Wed) – Plan A Trip To One Of The Old Playgrounds
/ About the playgrounds
/ A Photo Essay : Mosaic Memories
/ Plan a trip to one of them (Pg 13 within the Photo Essay)

12/6 (Thur) – Downtown East
/ Wild Wild Wet day
/ LINK

/ Transformer Meet & Greet (@7pm) + Transformer Zone Activity Area
/ LINK

13/6 (Fri) Army Museum of Singapore
/ Cadets, Fall In!
/ ‘BMT Programme” for kids
/ Pre-registration is required
/ LINK

14/6 (Sat)- Indian Games Carnival
/ Ace The Place Community Club
/ 9am – 2pm
/ Pre-registration is required
/ LINK

14/6 (Sat) – Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
/ A Walk With Your Neighbours – The Macaques of Bukit Timah
/5 pm – 6.30pm
/ Pre-registration is required
/ LINK

15/6 (Sun) – Memories at Old Ford Factory
/ History Workshop
/ 10am – 11.30pm or 12.30pm – 2pm or 2.30pm – 4pm
/ Pre-registration is required
/ LINK

16/6 (Mon) –  Ang Mo Kio Heritage Trail
/ Plan a few interesting and easy to access destination from the Heritage Trail PDF : LINK
/ Ends at Ang Mo Kio Library, which is covered as part of the trail.

17/6 (Tue) – Plan A Trip To One Of The Old Playgrounds
/ About the playgrounds
/ A Photo Essay : Mosaic Memories
/ Plan a trip to one of them (Pg 13 within the Photo Essay)

18/6 (Wed) – Pasir Ris Park
/ Mangrove Guided Walk
/ 9am – 10.30am
/ Pre registration is required
/ LINK

19/6 (Thur) – Day Trip to Kusu Island
/ Ferry Schedule HERE
/ What to do there : HERE, HERE and HERE

20/6 (Fri) – Swimming @ Public Pool
/ Choose one pool per week with water features such as slides or fun pool for more holiday mood
/ Sengkang, Jurong East, Jurong West, Pasir Ris, Choa Chu Kang

21/6 (Sat) – National Museum of Singapore
/ Special extended hours + Movie Screening
/ 6pm – 9.30pm
/ LINK

22/6 (Sun) – Gardens By the Bay
/ Far East Organization Children’s Garden
/ 9am – 9pm
/ LINK

/ Family Fun Under The Sun
/ 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm
/ LINK

/ End the day with OCBC Garden Rhapsody Show @ Supertree Grove
/ 7.45pm or 8.45pm

23/6 (Mon) –  World War II Heritage Trail
/ Go through this 22 page Trail PDF and choose a spot to visit.

24/6 (Tue) – Asian Civilisation Museum
/ Once Upon A Time In Asia – Part of Children’s Season 2014
/ LINK

25/6 (Wed) – Plan A Trip To One Of The Old Playgrounds
/ About the playgrounds
/ A Photo Essay : Mosaic Memories
/ Plan a trip to one of them (Pg 13 within the Photo Essay)

26/6 (Thur) – Swimming @ Public Pool
/ Choose one pool per week with water features such as slides or fun pool for more holiday mood
/ Sengkang, Jurong East, Jurong West, Pasir Ris, Choa Chu Kang

27/6 (Fri) – Sports Hub
/ Open House Weekend
/ LINK

28/6 (Sat) – Singapore City Gallery
/ Case for Conservation Trail
/ 10am – 1pm
/Pre-registration is required
/ LINK

28/6 (Sat) – D’Kranji Farm Resort
/ Farmer’s Market
/ 4pm – 10pm
/ LINK

 29/6 (Sun) – Singapore Botanic Gardens
/ Piano Concert at Dusk : By Przemyslaw Witek
/ 6.30pm – 7.30pm
/ LINK

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A Weekly Planner Printable for June 2014 School Holiday & Beyond

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I am a pencil and paper person, gotta write it down somewhere.  Though I keep a planner for my own schedule, I like a separate one that I can pin up on the fridge/entryway to keep tab of our family activities during this period.  You’ve got a business trip? Jot it down.  You need to go back to school for project work? Jot it down. Concert at the park?  Jot it down and go over with a highlighter please, thank you 🙂

I made a weekly planner template for June holiday last year, this time, I created a template that can be used all year round.  Downloadable here.

Now about the first few activities I am filling it up with.

The planning of the June Holiday activities has always been made easier with Children’s Season, a series of activities held at various museums across the island, which will kick off 24 May.  For some reason, there was no Children’s Season activities planned for Singapore Art Museum this year, pity as we have always enjoyed the art installations targeted at younger audiences during this period.

Other than the entire list of FREE events, it is also worthwhile to check out some venues during certain dates/weekends where special events** will be held.  I have link them up below as I jot them down on my planner.  After this, off to hunt for more June happenings from my other favourite places.

Army Museum of Singapore
ArtScience Museum
Asian Civilisation Museum
Chinese Heritage Center
iExperience
Indian Heritage Centre
Land Transport Gallery
Malay Heritage Center
Memories at Old Ford Factory  **| 14 & 15 June 2014 | Various Time Slots| A Race Against Time Workshop (Registration Required)
National Museum of Singapore  **| 20 & 21 June 2014 | 6pm – 930pm |  Outdoor Movie Screening
NUS Museum
Our Museum @ Taman Jurong
Peranakan Museum **| 8 June 2014 | 1pm – 5pm | Straits Family Sunday – Supersized!
Police Heritage Center
Science Center Singapore
Singapore City Gallery **| 24 & 28 May, 28 June 2014 | 10am – 1pm| Heritage Trail & Workshop (Registration Required)
Singapore Coins And Notes Museum
Singapore Discovery Center **| 7 & 8 June 2014 | 12pm & 3pm | Special Activities
Singapore Maritime Gallery
Singapore Philatelic Museum
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall **| 31 May & 1 June 2014 | 10am – 5pm |  Outdoor carnival , handicraft sessions