Look out for these closing family-friendly events around the region.
An ode to summer in Taiwan
The arrival of fall signals the winding down of the Formosa Summer Festival, which will run until September 30. Based on the concept of “chill in the mountains, cool down in the sea”, the festival highlights events across the island in the categories of food, the summer solstice, sand sculpture and railroad travel. Sample Taiwan’s best frozen desserts, enjoy sand installations by the beach, attend a music event and more. Check online for program details before you go. formosasummer.net
Catch the drift in Singapore
“Floating Utopias” (until September 29), featuring inflated installations, is one of the ArtScience Museum’s most playful exhibitions to date. You’ll see over 40 artworks, including eight larger-than-life balloons, presented in five chapters: Balloon Fever, Display & Disrupt, Bubble Architecture, Solar Sustainability and Vertical Exploration. Learn about the history of inflatable objects and how they’ve been used in art, architecture and activism through the years. And keep a lookout for the accompanying outdoor installation, “The Castle of Vooruit” by Turkish artist Ahmet Ogut. Tickets are S$19 (about ₱708) per adult and S$14 (about ₱522) per child. marinabaysands.com/museum/floating-utopias.html