12 Interesting Things to Do in S’pore This Weekend (12 to 14 July)

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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:

Aliwal Arts Night Crawl

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To millennials, tradition is often seen as archaic and irrelevant, but the Aliwal Arts Night Crawl wants to reimagine that.

Held on Saturday, 13 July 2019 from 1:00pm till 10:00pm, embrace the unfamiliar with an eclectic mix of curated programmes that pay homage to the historic district with a nostalgic or contemporary take on tradition.

Look forward to story-telling tours, captivating performances, immersive workshops, thought-provoking exhibitions and a night market! Admission is free but some programmes require registration and fees.

Aliwal Arts Night Crawl 
Date: 13 July 2019
Time: 1:00pm till 10:00pm
Location: Aliwal Arts Centre
Price: Free admission, but some programmes require registration and fees

Strawberry Space Open Air feat Dimitri From Paris

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The party never stops in Singapore, and this weekend is no different. Get yourself ready for a beach party at Strawberry Space, headlined by Dimitri From Paris! His musical influences are deeply rooted in 70s Funk and Disco sounds, and it’s so good that the French government awarded him the very official rank of Knight of the Arts and Letters. You’ll be missing out if you haven’t already gotten tickets to this party.

Strawberry Space Open Air feat Dimitri From Paris
Date: 13 July 2019
Time: 2:30pm – 3:00am
Location: Wave House Sentosa
Price: $25 (student)$80 (online), $88 (OPEN AIR 1880 Members Admission), $100 (door)

Jazz Association Singapore Orchestra at Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Perhaps you’d like something a little more chill or family-friendly. Why not head to Singapore Botanic Gardens for free concert by the Jazz Association Singapore Orchestra (JASSO)? Held in conjunction with SBG160 and Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival 2019, this concert will feature performances by vocalists Louis Soliano and Alemay Fernandez and guest rapper THELIONCITYBOY, alongside the JASSO repertoire highlights.

Jazz Association Singapore Orchestra at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Date: 13 July 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 7:15pm
Location: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Price: Free

Amazon Prime Day

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Okay, so this doesn’t technically happen on the weekend, but it happens right after it! If you find yourself dreading the thought of work the following Monday and can’t sleep because of it, indulge in some retail therapy courtesy of Amazon. Amazon is having their yearly Prime Day, where you can find the best deals on the things you’ve been waiting to buy! You’ll need to be Prime member, but remember that there is a 30-day free trial for you to see whether you’ll like it or not. Sweetening the deal is also a Twitch Prime membership, which will also take part in Amazon Prime Day by way of Twitch Prime Day, where you stand to win free in-game items. More info on that here.

Amazon Prime Day
Date: 15 – 16 July 2019
Time: 12:00am onwards
Location: Amazon.com.sg

Nom Nom Nom Food Festival 

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Foodies unite! It’s time to haul yourselves down to Orchard Road this weekend for Nom Nom Nom Food Festival; expect a variety of traditional and modern cuisines from the “Impossible” Inferno vegan slider by Three Buns, Salted Egg Fried Carrot Cake, Arayes Wrap, Penang Laksa, Cheesy Mentaiko Beef Cubes by Beef Bro to desserts such as the Taiwanese Durian Coconut Snowflake.  Other highlights of the festival include eating competitions, live music acts by local DJs from Ministry of DJs, carnival rides on a 9.3m tall duplex carousel, happy hour deals starting from 4 pm and lucky draws with prizes ranging from movie tickets to a 3D2N trip for 2 to Hong Kong worth $1000 SGD!

Do you have a friend who’s always smiling? Watch this video and you’ll know why he or she is always so happy:

Nom Nom Nom Food Festival
Date: 5 – 14 July 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 11:00pm (till 1:00am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays)
Location: Shaw House, Urban Plaza, Level 1 Foyer
Price: Free admission

Pokémon Parade at Jewel Changi Airport

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Much of the hype at Jewel Changi Airport is centered around its Pokemon Centre, which is the first to be opened in Southeast Asia. To keep the hype train going, there will be a  Pokémon Parade comprising of 8 Pikachu, 1 Eevee and 1 Mimikyu every weekend this July! Each performance will be approximately 30 minutes.

Pokémon Parade at Jewel Changi Airport
Date: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 July 2019
Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Location: Jewel Changi Airport

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Club Weekend at CÉ LA VI

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Hope you have your party bones all riled up this weekend because it’s about to get busy at CÉ LA VI! Kicking off Saturday night is a set called Elevate, spun by DJ Doze for some deep house and EDM beats. If you’re still up for it, go back to the club on Sunday evening for a show by Franck Roger, a household name in the Parisian club circuit.

Club Weekend at CÉ LA VI
Date: 13 – 14 July 2019
Time: 10:00pm – late (Saturday, Elevate feat. DJ Doze), 5:00pm – 10:00pm (Sunday, RE: Groove feat. Franck Roger)
Location: CÉ LA VI
Price: Check here for details

Bicentennial @ Fort Canning

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You might have heard the word “bicentennial” popping up in your social media feeds throughout 2019. If you’re still out of the loop as to what it is about, heading to Fort Canning this weekend would be a good idea. There, they have an interactive exhibition where live actors, CGI and audio come together to give you Singapore’s 700-year history in 1 hour. Once you’re done with that, there’s an outdoor exhibition for you to take some pics for the ‘gram and the clout. You have to book in advance if you want to experience the interactive exhibits though! Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

From Singapore to Singaporean: The Bicentennial Experience
Date: 1 June to 15 September 2019
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm (slots are dependent on availability)
Location: Fort Canning Arts Centre
Price: Free

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Gallery Children’s Biennale

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It’s the start of the June holidays so why not bring your kid over to National Gallery Singapore for the Gallery Children’s Biennale? Look forward to a beautiful, magical world where they can explore through 11 unique and creative artwork installations. Busy them with activities that involve composing your own tunes, braiding giant tresses and popping into a dome! Find out more about it here.

Gallery Children’s Biennale
Date: 25 May – 29 December 2019
Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Venue: National Gallery Singapore
Price: Free for Singaporeans and PRs

There are 19 museums in Singapore. Bring your kids to the rest of them!

DinoQuest at Singapore Science Centre

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Every kid has had an obsession or a curiosity about dinosaurs at one point in their childhood. How about taking them to an exhibition where everything is dinosaur-related? There, they get to have all their questions answered, behold the sheer scale of dinosaurs and see why they might not fit within today’s context. There are also lots of workshops and activities for your kid to keep busy.

DinoQuest at Singapore Science Centre
Date: 1 June – 31 August 2019
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Singapore Science Centre
Price: $18 (adult), $15 (child), $52 (family)

Floating Utopias at ArtScience Museum

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Floating Utopias is an exhibition that showcases large-scale, air-filled sculptures. Created by more than 15 local and international artists, this exhibition explores how mankind has used inflatable objects in art architecture and social activism in history. A dreamy spectacle of floating objects, you and your family will be left enthralled by this exhibition, the very first in Southeast Asia.

Floating Utopias at ArtScience Museum
Date: 25 May – 29 September 2019
Venue: ArtScience Museum
Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Price: Check here for details

Sports Weekend With Decathlon SG Lab

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If you’re looking to up your general fitness but don’t really want to join the gym, consider joining the sports weekend with Decathlon! They’ve got different sports every hour – from Zumba, Cross-training, Yoga, Boxercise, Football – there’s something for everyone. The only catch is that you have to register as a Decathlon member, but membership is free!

Sports Weekend With Decathlon SG Lab
Date: Every weekend
Time: 8:00am – 10:00pm (depending on time slots)
Venue: 230 Stadium Boulevard
Admission Fee: Free

This article originally appeared on BeScene SG.