Think there’s nothing to do in Singapore? Think again. This weekend is filled with tons of fun and exciting events and activities that you wouldn’t want to miss!
Looking for a refreshing date idea or perhaps somewhere to bring your kids to? Here are some of our top picks of things to do this weekend:
Marina Square Whimsical Food Fair 2018
Date: 22 – 25 November 2018
Time: 11 am – 9 pm
Venue: Marina Square Central Atrium
Marina Square’s Whimsical Food Fair is back in 2018 with a fantastical fete of delights. There’s something for every kind of sweets lover, including voice-changing edible balloons, creative 3D cake pops, gourmet marshmallows, syringe desserts, colourful churros, flavourful ramen and more! Not a fan of sugar? The fair will be serving up a variety of savoury treats such as takoyaki and ramen as well!
Island Lights 2018
Date: Until 31 December 2018
Time: 7 – 11 pm
Venue: Sentosa Palawan Beach
Walk amongst the ultra-Instagrammable art installations built by local artists. Unlike traditional art galleries, selfies are highly encouraged here and you are even allowed to play with these installations! Besides the illuminating art, there’s also live music playing you tunes through the night, and tasty snacks at the food kiosk. From 7.30 pm on 14 to 16 December and 21 to 23 December 2018, nine Pikachu lit up in LED lights will be dancing their way along a 100-metre route in the very first Pikachu night parade outside of Japan!
Date: 24 – 25 November 2018 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Venue: Tan Boon Liat Building
Tan Boon Liat Building will open its doors once again this November for the second edition of #TBLblockparty – a weekend celebration of form, function and festivities! Look forward to mini markets, pop-ups, design talks, workshops and exclusive deals led by a motley crew of 36 showrooms. In the spirit of the Christmas season, Tan Boon Liat will also be conducting a building-wide lucky draw where four winners stand to walk away with 250 dollars’ worth of cash vouchers!
Date: 25 November 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 11 am – 6 pm
Venue: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
Always wanted your own furkid? Head down to this adoption drive to meet the adorable doggos and kitties that are looking for a forever home. Get the right guidance with the participating shelters on how to take care of your new companion here! There’s also fun for pet owners, including shopping with local vendors and picnicking with your furkids.
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Date: 22 – 25 November (Thursday – Sunday)
Time: 11 am – 9 pm
Venue: Singapore EXPO Halls 5 & 6
This year’s SITEX exhibition takes you on a Digital Realm Scape that promises immersive experiences, hottest bargain deals with some of the biggest brand owners and bellwethers launching their newest product lines. The exhibition features new experiential zones such as Travel Tech and Portable Audio, take a trip into the Digital Playground, igniting your Tinker Tanker senses and learn how Technology has evolved from 1988 to the present.
Love tech? Check out the 7 best tech classes in Singapore!
The Green Friday Swap
Date: 23 – 25 November 2018 (Friday – Sunday)
Time: 2 – 5 pm (Fri), 11 am 2 pm & 4 – 7 pm (Sat & Sun)
Venue: Mandarin Gallery, Level 4
Price: $15 (1 – 3 items), $30 (4 – 20 items)
You know what they say – one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This fashion swap allows you to declutter your closet and refresh it with unique finds! Join the swap parties throughout the weekend and expect displays of stunning clothes, bags, shoes, jewellery and accessories. Swap your unwanted items for those from influencers, including Ming Bridges and Hanli Hoefer, as well as items donated by Victoria’s Secret, Beyond the Vines and many more of Mandarin Galleries exquisite stores. Head down to this event for a fabulous weekend completed with DIY workshops.
Find more upcoming flea markets!
Year-End Shopping Carnival @ COURTS
Date: Until 2 December 2018
Time: 12 – 9 pm
Venue: COURTS Megastore
Price: Free, but bring your credit cards!
A shopping carnival you will not want to miss! Bring your family over to COURTS Megastore this weekend for a day of shopping, workshops and other fun-filled activities! It’s not called a carnival for nothing – the event will feature an inflatable playground, carnival games, food trucks and more!
Can’t get enough of carnivals? Check out the upcoming Prudential Marina Bay Carnival!
The Great Christmas Village
Date: 15 Nov – 26 Dec 2018
Time: 11.30am – 10pm (Sun – Thu), 11.30am – 11pm (Fri – Sat), 11.30am – 11pm (20 – 24 Dec)
Venue: Ngee Ann City, Civic Plaza
Returning for its sophomore edition, The Great Christmas Village promises to be a delicious and fun-filled experience for all! Visitors can soak in the festive vibes by meeting Santa Claus in person at the Hitachi Santa House on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 9 pm, and jam to the nightly live performances by local musicians, including 53A and Sweatshop Jam. Be awed by the fun amusement rides, including a duplex carousel brought in all the way from Italy! Many Mastercard Priceless surprises and promotions await you!
Looking for more Christmas events and activities? Check out Christmas Wonderland 2018!
Gotta Catch ‘Em All This Christmas
Date: 16 November – 26 December 2018
Time: Check schedule here
Venue: AMK Hub, Jurong Point and Thomson Plaza
Pokémon fans rejoice! This Christmas, Pikachu and friends are taking a trip to Singapore to bring us all the festive cheer. For the first time ever in Singapore, catch two of the most adorable Pokémon characters, Eevee and Pikachu, as they perform at the dance parade! Fans can look forward to Singapore’s first life-size Pokémon installation to a Christmas tree embellished with Pokémon ornaments, as well as plenty of eye-catching activities that you can look forward to, and many special edition merchandises to collect.
Looking for more Christmas events and activities?
Dreamseeds Arts Fest 2018
Date: 17 – 24 November 2018
Time: Various Timings
Venue: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street, S199918
A free open-to-public event, Dreamseeds Arts Fest 2018 is a week-long experiential event which showcases the artistic achievements of the beneficiaries under Club Rainbow. This year, the theme for the festival; ‘Me, Myself & You’, puts the spotlight on the uniqueness of self, and to aspire hope in the beneficiaries with chronic illnesses as they often feel different from everyone given the challenges they face in their daily lives. Members of the public can look forward to an arts exhibition, arts market, performing arts concert and complimentary craft-based experiential booths and creative workshops.
The Little Prince in the Dark
Date: Until 22 December 2018
Time: Check tour schedule
Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum
Price: Free for Singapore Citizens & PR
Explore unique tactile sculptures of The Little Prince In The Dark Collection with visually-impaired guides from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Dialogue in the Dark. You’ll be led blindfolded through a mini-experience of the essential elements of The Little Prince with your sense of touch!
Check out other workshops/places to bring your kids!
Date: Till 17 March 2019
Time: 10 am – 6 pm (last entry at 5.30 pm)
Venue: The Annexe Building, Science Centre Singapore
Price: $9, free for children below 3 (excluding general admission to Science Centre)
Venture back in time and discover the history of Ancient Greece to explore their lesser-known contributions to the field of science and technology. Specially curated by Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology from Greece, the “Ancient Greek Technology Travelling Exhibition” features more than 40 inventions that span across a multitude of disciplines; such as automation, programming, astronomy, time-keeping, and music, just to name a few. What’s more, all exhibits are built with great accuracy, with most of them being fully functional! Experience the incredible technological achievements of the ancient Greeks from the moment you walk through the exhibition’s doors!
This article originally appeared on BeScene SG.
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