11 Interesting Things to Do in S’pore This Weekend (28 to 30 Dec)

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:

Food & Fireworks at Our Tampines Hub

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Date: 30 – 31 December 2018
Time: 11 am –  9 pm (Sat), 1 pm – 1 am (Mon)
Venue: Our Tampines Hub Central Plaza
Price: Free

Usher in the new year with a wide variety of mouth-watering Halal food served by 100% Muslim-owned vendors. Gather your squad this new year’s eve to countdown to 2019 with an amazing show of fireworks right in the heartlands of Tampines!

Not an East-sider? Check out these 15 places to countdown to 2019 with your friends and family!

Wheeler’s Market – Festive Edition

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Date: 30 December 2018
Time: 9.30 am – 6 pm
Venue: Wheeler’s Estate
Price: Free

Stuck in the Christmas mood? Revel in the spirit of giving at the Wheeler’s Market – Festive Edition! Pick up artisanal gifts and festive bakes made by local crafters such as Studio Saturday, Indiigo Culture, Knit.Love.Clay and many more. Enjoy the festive atmosphere and melodies this weekend with live performances by talented local musicians, Johan Lee and Jason Yu.


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Date: 30 December 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 2 – 5 pm
Venue: Skyline Building #06-06 @ Bugis Waterloo
Price: Free

Thirsting for some end-of-year thrift shopping? Dig for treasure at the flea market organised by Love Care Share SG. Have your wallets prepared for some wholesome retail therapy of the best cheap finds and handmade goods this Sunday!

Looking for more cheap loots? Here’s a list of Singapore’s best flea markets!

Stand-up Comedy Workshop

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Date: 29 – 30 December 2018 (Sat – Sun)
Time: 10 am
Venue: The Merry Lion
Price: $400

Learn how to make people howl with laughter at The Merry Lion’s Stand-Up Comedy Workshop! The four 3-hour sessions that will take place over the course two days will take you through the initial steps of becoming a stand-up comedian and culminate with you performing a 3-minute comedy routine. The course is aimed at first-timers but is also useful for novices and anyone who wants to improve their public speaking and stage presence.

The Merry Lion also hosts hilarious stand-up comedy shows every week. Check out the line-up of comedy shows across Singapore!

Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

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Date: 22 December – 24 March 2019
Time: 4pm to 11pm daily (Extended hours for Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve, 4pm to 2am)
Venue: Bayfront Event Space
Price: Free, but bring your wallets!

The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is back this weekend! If you loved last year’s food and games, get ready for an even more exciting time at this year’s edition! The Prudential Marina Bar Carnival will boast more than 50 amusement rides and carnival games, complete with a delectable array of food and beverage options. The best part of it all? Prices of the rides and games have been lowered this year!

Here’s what you can expect at the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival.

LOOP’s Christmas Pop-Up Market

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Date: Until 31 December 2018
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Venue: Esplanade Park
Price: Free, but bring your wallets!

LOOP is a massive lifestyle festival with over 100 local craft makers, and environmentally-conscious retailers is the perfect place to shop for a thoughtful gift to remind your loved ones to reduce, reuse and recycle. Some great presents you can buy are mason jars from the Zero Waste shop for storing perishables without using plastics, bamboo utensils at the Loop Booth or fruit waste turned into creams from Uglygood.

Doing some last-minute Christmas shopping this weekend? Check out these 10 best places for cheap christmas gifts!

Sunday Movie Nights

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Date: 23 December 2018 (Sun)
Time: 5 – 9 pm
Venue: GRUB Burger + Noodle Bar
Price: Free for all GRUB customers

Make family nights more fun every Sunday over dinner and a movie at GRUB Burger + Noodle Bar. This week, the restaurant will be screening the adorable 2015 Disney Pixar movie, Inside Out, exclusively for all their customers!

If Alvin & The Chipmunks isn’t your cup of tea, perhaps the screenings over at Sentosa may tickle your fancy?


Hello, ONE PIECE Exhibition

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Date: 27 November 2018 – 1 January 2019
Time: 10 am – 7 pm (27 – 30 November), 9.30 am – 7 pm (1 December 2018 – 1 January 2019)
Venue: Maritime Experiential Museum
Price: $12 (earlybird), $15 (regular)

Set sail on the high seas to welcome the first ever ONE PIECE exhibition in Singapore at the Singapore at the Maritime Experiential Museum! Head on down  to this exhibition to commemorate the longest-running anime series with over 440 million manga volumes in circulation worldwide. The exhibition will include plenty of illustrations from the popular manga series and of course, a merchandise shop stocking original T-shirts, stationery, and more!

Virtually Versailles

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Date: 30 November 2018 – 1 January 2019
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Venue: ION Art and ION Sky
Price: Free

Step into the Palace of Versailles at ION Art and ION Sky. This digital exploration invites you to step within the storied compounds, and discover the majesty and lore of Versailles in an innovative way. Immerse yourselves in this interactive exhibition to learn more about the culture and history of this World Heritage Site.

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Island Lights 2018

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Date: Until 31 December 2018
Time: 7 – 11 pm
Venue: Sentosa Palawan Beach
Price: Free

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!

Pikachu will also be making its appearance at AMK Hub, Jurong Point and Thomson Plaza this Christmas!

The Inventions of Ancient Greece : Origins of Our Modern Technology

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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!


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This article originally appeared on BeScene SG.


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