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:
Downtown East 30 Music Festival
Date: 10 November 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 4 – 10 pm
Venue: Downtown East
Downtown East is 30! In commemoration of this milestone, they will be throwing a huge party. Catch The Sam Willows, THELIONCITYBOY, Sam Rui, Abbey Tan, Boon Hui Lu, Sufie Rashid, Jack & Rai, and Scarlet Avenue perform live on stage! There will also be a food bazaar and carnival full of fun and games, which will be opened until 11 November.
Neon Lights 2018
Date: 9 – 11 November (Friday – Sunday)
Time: 6 pm – 12 am (9 Nov), 2 pm – 12 am (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: Fort Canning Park
Price: from $25 (children), from $99 (adults)
Neon Lights 2018 is coming up in full force this week, and the festival is schedule with a bunch of exciting performances. Don’t miss legendary rock band Interpol, Malaysian songstress Yuna and electronic musician Caribou. The line-up also features a bunch of up and coming rising acts from around the region, including Australia’s Sticky Fingers, Thailand’s Phum Viphurit, as well as Singapore’s very own indie darlings, Sobs.
So Gelam Market
Date: 9 – 11 November 2018 (Friday – Sunday)
Time: 8 – 11 pm (9 Nov), 2 – 11 pm (10 Nov), 2 – 9 pm (11 Nov)
Venue: Baghdad Street
The monthly So Gelam Market is back on the picturesque Baghdad Street, lined with beautifully decorated shophouses. This month’s edition celebrates Deepavali, the festival of lights. Come soak in the good vibes with the artisanal stalls, performances, traditional games and most importantly, food!
Wan Qing Culture Fest
Date: 10 – 11 November 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Venue: Wan Qing Yuan – Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
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Take a walk down memory lane and join in your favourite #throwback activities that are sure to get you misty eyed with nostalgia. This year’s Wan Qing Culture Festival will reminisce the best of yesteryears, from country flag eraser battles and iconic local films, to street opera and Chinese martial arts. Expect a myriad of activities including heritage trails, guided tours, craft workshops, cultural showcases, live performances and more.
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!
Mamma Mia! The Musical
Date: Until 18 November 2018
Time: Various showtimes
Venue: Marina Bay Sands
Price: $58 – 752
The sunny, funny tale of MAMMA MIA! unfolds on a Greek island paradise with Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known. This brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past. This enchanting story of love, laughter and friendship, has captured the hearts of over 60 million people from around the world and is brought to life by the timeless, toe-tapping hits of ABBA.
Singapore Writers Festival
Date: 2 – 11 November
Time: Depends on programme
Venue: The Arts House and Civic District
Price: Free entry for selected events, or tickets ranging from $5 to $60
Don’t miss some of the biggest names of today’s literary world at Singapore Writers Festival! This year, the festival aims to reach out to the masses with a range of events, not just for budding writers. Catch T2 Trainspotting with author Danny Boyle in attendance and attend lectures by renowned writer David Sedaris.
German Film Festival
Date: 25 October – 11 November 2018
Time: Depends on screening
Venue: GV Plaza, The Projector, “LOMO” at the Singapore Writers Festival
Price: Ranging from $10 to 13.50
In the Festival’s 22nd edition, a selection of the latest films from Germany and Europe will be screened over three weeks. Not only does the Festival showcase the diversity of contemporary German cinema in terms of artistic languages and styles, it also tackles a wide range of issues and themes in a programme spanning drama, documentaries, children movies and art films.
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!
Singapore River Festival
Date: 16 October – 11 November 2018
Time: 3 – 10.30 pm
Venue: Singapore River
Singapore River Festival returns with its 4th edition and promises to overflow you with a wave of fun activities for an entire month. Bring your friends and family down for live music performances, amusement park rides, bouncy castles, augmented reality challenges, and many more!
This article originally appeared on BeScene SG.
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