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

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:

Good Vibes Festival 2019

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On 20 and 21 July, get ready to party at Good Vibes Festival 2019 – the most star-studded music festival our region has ever seen!

Since its debut in 2013, internationally renowned acts that have performed at Good Vibes Festival include Lorde, SZA, Alt-J, Phoenix, G-Eazy, Dua Lipa, The Smashing Pumpkins, Ellie Goulding, Mark Ronson, Disclosure, The 1975 and many more.

Now in its sixth year, Good Vibes Festival 2019 will be held at Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands! The festival will feature many Grammy Award-winning and nominated artists to turn up your weekend with good vibes and memorable experiences.

Good Vibes Festival 2019
Date: 20 and 21 July 2019
Venue: Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands
Prices: From RM360/SGD$117-$120 (dependent on the day’s exchange rate)

Find out more about the festival here!

Singapore Tea Festival 2019

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There’s always something going on at Jewel and this weekend is no different. Come sip and spill the tea with your friends at the Singapore Tea Festival! Running for one weekend only from 19th to 21st July, this year’s festival is back and expanded with over 50 tea time brands showcasing their best of the best.

There’s so much food and tea to be had. Some of them include Herbal Mint (Pei Pa Kao) Milk Tea, blooming floral teas and specialty tea chocolate in flavours of Oolong, Hongcha and Duckshit (come find out what this is)! Dive deep into the world of tea with masterclasses conducted by global and local experts, and even watch as tea talents vy for the top spot in the Tea Masters Cup and Kombucha Brew-off.

Singapore Tea Festival 2019
Date: 19 – 21 July 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Jewel Changi Airport

Poetry Festival Singapore 2019

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What’s in a word? Poetry? Meaning? Everything. This year’s theme for the Poetry Festival Singapore 2019  is “Metamorphosis”, where the works will explore the evolution of times as reflected by literature. Come celebrate the diversity of Singapore literature at multilingual readings and panels; be mesmerized by song at PALINDROMES, a poetic play with music; or unwind and let your inner words flow with Vicky Chong at a workshop on yoga and poetry. With a variety of both free and ticketed events, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Grab your tickets now!

Poetry Festival Singapore 2019
Date: 19 – 21 July 2019
Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm (dependent on programme timings, check here)
Location: The Arts House
Price: Check here for details

Tiara Friday Club & Saturday’s Best at Maduro

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We’re gonna let you in on a secret if you’re bored of club nights – one word: Maduro. If you wanna feel dignified and classy, this is the newest place to go; wine and dine with jazz music playing in the background. Look forward to one of Singapore’s most established jazz pianist-led Chok Kerong Trio on Friday, while Australia-born, Singapore-based baritone saxophonist Tim Stocker will fill the room every Saturday in July.

Give it a try. Bougie it up a little!

Tiara Friday Club & Saturday’s Best at Maduro
Date: 19 & 20 July 2019
Time: 9:00pm – 12:00am
Location: 40C Harding Road, Singapore 249548

RedDot Bhangra Competition 2019 (RDBC19)

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Try something a little different this weekend by attending the RedDot Bhangra Competition! If you’re wondering what it is, it is a lively form of folk music and dance that originates from Punjab, traditionally performed during the harvest. This means a happy time as the fruits of labour are celebrated, and this competition will provide you with ladles of that! Get your ‘Dhamaals’, ‘Jugnis’ and ‘Jhummars’ ready for an afternoon of competitive Bhangra performances by troupes from India, Singapore and even Hong Kong as well as USA!

RedDot Bhangra Competition 2019 (RDBC19)
20 July 2019
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Gateway Theatre, 3615 Jalan Bukit Merah, Bukit Merah
Price: $18 – $105

Get your tickets here!

Party Brunch at LAVO

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Got money to burn? Do it with the most opulence and own everything by having brunch at LAVO. Only the most glamorous of cities like New York and Las Vegas have this party brunch but thankfully for you, it’s here in Singapore! $188++ gets you free-flow Perrier-Jouët champagne, house wines & pours paired with delectable grub which range from LAVO’s signature meatballs to brick oven pizzas & more.

Party Brunch at LAVO
Date: 20 July 2019
12:00pm – 4:00pm
LAVO Singapore, 10 Bayfront Avenue
Price: $188++

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 International DJ Exchange Programme feat. DJ Phantom 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 Jesse Perez, who is up there with the likes of DJs Skream, Joris Voorn, Nathan Barato (to name a few)

Club Weekend at CÉ LA VI
Date: 20 – 21 July 2019
Time: 10:00pm – late (Saturday, International DJ Exchange Programme feat. DJ Phantom), 5:00pm – 10:00pm (Sunday, This Is House feat. Jesse Perez)
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

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.

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