13 Interesting Things to Do in S’pore This Long Weekend (19 to 21 April)

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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:

Skechers Sundown Festival

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Just what is the Skechers Sundown Festival all about, you ask? It’s 3 days of Asian music from over 50 music artistes, curated art installations, film screenings, market bazaar, street food and fringe entertainment! If you’re really into outdoor stuff, there are also options for glamping as well. Find out more about the Skechers Sundown Festival here. 

Skechers Sundown Festival 2019
Date:
 19 to 21 April 2019
Venue: Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Prices: $70 (1-day), $130 (2-day), $160 (3-day)

Jewel Changi Airport

There was a time when we were young where we would go to the airport not to travel, but to revel in its architecture and the planes in it. Now as adults, we only go to the airport for a flight or to fetch a loved one. Jewel Changi Airport aims to be a modern retake of why we went to the airport as a kid, where there was something new to be found and played with! Look forward to childhood favourites like A&W and a permanent Pokemon store. If you’ve travelled and you’re missing a good burger (because let’s face it, burgers here suck), Shake Shack will be opening a store as well!

Looks like the east-siders got it very, very good.

Jewel Changi Airport
Date: Every day
Time: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Changi Airport
Price: 
Free

A Tapestry Of Sacred Music 2019 

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Singapore’s core identity is multiracialism, and with it, entails a cosmopolitan mix of different cultures, religions and customs. A Tapestry of Sacred Music wants to celebrate that by featuring the beauty of religious music from the different races in Singapore. Its theme revolve around the duality of joy and sorrow, darkness and light, good and evil.

Some performances to look out for are Qasidah: Poems of Praise from the Al Khidmah Qasidah Ensemble, Sikh Kirtan: In Harmony with the Divine from the Gurmat Sangeet Academy, Liturgical Buddhist Music from the Shan Guang Buddhist Vihara, among many others.

A Tapestry Of Sacred Music 2019
Date: 
18 – 21 April 2019
Time:
 Check schedule for more details
Venue: 
Esplanade 
Price: 
Free

CÉ LA VI Presents Crossfade Feat. Hannah Wants

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Hannah Wants is one of UK’s most sought-after DJs and she is coming to Singapore! The House doyenne will be helming the decks at CÉ LA VI, where she will be spinning her original music series – Crossfade.

CÉ LA VI Presents Crossfade Feat. Hannah Wants
Date:
 20 April 2019
Time: 10:00pm till late
Venue: Cé La Vi
Price: $28

Peter Tay meets a Genie who helps him wipe off three of his past mistakes. You won’t have expected what he wished for for his third wish. Watch it here:

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Gretel & Hansel

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For those of you that have siblings, ever wondered how your parents seem to have their “favourite child”? Even the mighty Kardashians aren’t immune from this!

Gretel and Hansel explores this dynamic with a storyline that sees the grown-up Gretel plotting to be rid of her little brother, Hansel, in the forest. But the forest is a dangerous place, and they have to work together despite their differences in order to survive! Based on the well-loved Brothers Grimm classic fairy tale, Gretel and Hansel is a heartfelt, humorous and exciting tale about sibling rivalry, family love, courage and understanding what it means to be the older sibling.

Gretel and Hansel
Date: 13 March – 26 April 2019
Time: Various timings, check here for more details
Venue: KC Arts Centre
Price: $36 – $49, family packages available

Here are musical theatre productions in Singapore for you to choose from!

PolandSHIOK | Polish Weekend @ Our Tampines Hub

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Just when you thought Singapore couldn’t get any more cosmopolitan! As its name implies, PolandSHIOK is a festival where all things Polish are for show. Food, fiesta, festival; you name it, it has it. There will be a Polish Market where you can get food and snacks, sports events to get your adrenaline pumping, Easter workshops to get you in the mood for next week’s long weekend, and dance performances! There will also be free movie screening of “Breaking the Limits”, a story about a drug addict who became a winner of the Ironman competition.

PolandSHIOK | Polish Weekend @ Our Tampines Hub
Date: 12 – 30 April 2019
Time: 11:00am onwards
Venue: Our Tampines Hub
Price: Free

Shilin Night Market Singapore

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For those of you that have been to Taiwan and fell in love with their night markets, this is the one to go to! Shilin Night Market aims to recreate that experience and the people behind it are from Invade, the organisers of the hugely successful Artbox. With a wide variety of Taiwanese and Singaporean street delicacies, creative eats, pop up artisan stores, arcade games and even movie screenings, this is the one to go to!

Shilin Night Market Singapore
Date: 19 – 21 & 26 – 28 April 2019
Time: 3:00pm – 11:00pm
Venue: The [email protected]
Price: Free

Rewild Our Planet @ ArtScience Museum

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Rewild Our Planet is a play on “rewind our planet”, a common saying that is echoed in the face of global warming and mass extinction of species. It is also an exhibition at the ArtScience Museum where you use augmented reality to immerse yourself in the beauty that nature has to offer. Based on Our Planet, a new Netflix original series, it also boasts backing from Google and Phoria. The best part about this exhibition? It’s free, just like enjoying Nature.

Rewild Our Planet @ ArtScience Museum
Date: 6 April – 2 June 2019
Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Venue: ArtScience Museum
Price: Free

There are 18 other museums in Singapore, most of them free to visit. Check them out here!

Botanical Art Activities @ Bayfront Plaza

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The newly-opened Bayfront Plaza is brimming with activities, and botanical art is one of them. This is held in conjunction with the opening of the Floral Fantasy, Gardens by the Bay’s newest attraction.

You get to use materials from the gardens itself – flowers, leaves – that kind of thing. The best part is that it’s free and you get to take home your creations with you! P.S. It’s also nearby the ArtScience Museum.

Botanical Art Activities @ Bayfront Plaza
Date: 14 – 28 April 2019
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Bayfront Plaza
Price: Free

Check out these other parks in Singapore if you love nature!

Bayfront Pop-up Market

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While you’re in the Bayfront area, check out the weekly weekend marketplace beside Floral Fantasy! There are tons of things to buy, eat or drink and the stores change weekly. Expect Easter-themed items this weekend.

Bayfront Pop-up Market
Date: 19 – 21 & 26 – 28 April 2019
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm (Friday), 10:00am – 9:00pm (Saturday), 11:00am – 9:00pm (Sunday)
Venue: Bayfront Plaza
Price: Free

It’s pretty nice here at night. Check out these 23 other places for a quiet date night!

Tulipmania at Flower Dome 

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Did you know that tulips are the third most popular flowers in the world? This April, the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay are celebrating that with a display set that emulates the Dutch countryside. There will also be 35 tulip varieties, from the  brilliant golden ‘Yellow Flight’ and new ones like the vibrant red and white ‘Singapura’ which commemorates the 200th anniversary of Singapore’s founding.

Also there is a free-to-enter European-themed marketplace in the event hall. We’ve been there and it does a really good job of emulating the real markets in Europe! You have to check it out.

Tulipmania at Flower Dome
Date: 12 April – 20 May 2019
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Venue: Flower Dome
Price: Admission charge to Flower Dome applies

If you’d like to explore things off the beaten track, check this out!

Easter Weekend at Summerlong

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Summerlong is a pretty swanky bar at Robertson Quay, and this Good Friday weekend, they’re holding an event for painting and decorating eggs. There’s also an Easter egg hunt that contain the letters ‘E, A, S, T, E, R’ in a designated area around the venue, and winner gets to take home chocolate eggs! For the grown-ups, Hot Cross Buns will also be making an appearance at the brunch counter for the occasion.

Easter Weekend at Summerlong
Date: 21 April 2019
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Venue: 60 Robertson Quay, #01-04, Singapore 238252
Price: Free

More things to do for Easter!

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.