14 Interesting Things to Do in S’pore This Weekend (26 to 28 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:

Foodie Nation by Design Orchard X The Local People

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You know that shiny new building beside H&M Somerset? That building is called Design Orchard and it’s rotating retail space. This weekend you’re in luck because there’s going to be a food festival by Design Orchard x The Local People. Savoury, sweet, bubble tea and art will be available, amidst a background of music from local acts! Check the details out here.

Foodie Nation by Design Orchard X The Local People
Date: 27 July 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 10:00pm (dependent on programme timings, check here)
Location: Design Orchard
Price: Free entry

Singapore Cat Festival 2019

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Everyone who owns a cat knows that cats are the superior animals. Where dogs beg for your attention, cats command yours on their terms. You are their human servant, so gain your cats’ favour by bringing them to the Singapore Cat Festival at Great World City! Stock up on your kitties’ supplies, meet other cat lovers and perhaps get a free goodie bag if you’re lucky!

Singapore Cat Festival 2019
Date: 27 July 2019
Time: 11:00am – 9:00pm (dependent on programme timings, check here)
Location: Great World City
Price: Free entry

The 50 Cents Fest 2019

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Image Source: The Fifty Cents Fest

More food festivals for you this weekend, it seems! The Fifty Cents Fest held at Chinatown aims to celebrate the goodness of Hokkien cuisine, with over 50 varieties of Hokkien goodies from $0.50!

The 50 Cents Fest 2019
Date: 27 – 28 July 2019
Time: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Location: Chinat
Price: Free entry

Festival of Dreams Birthday Carnival by Delegate

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It seems like there’s always an abundance of activities going on in Singapore and this weekend is not any different! Delegate, an event planning website, is having their 4th birthday, and everyone is invited! Look forward to live bands, free makeovers, fortune readings, craft workshops and masterclasses.

P.S. if you RSVP here, you get a free bubble tea carrier (while stocks last).

Festival of Dreams Birthday Carnival by Delegate
Date: 27 July 2019
Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm (dependent on programme timings, check here)
Location: The Arts House
Price: Free entry

2nd Singapore Literature Conference 2019

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The second Singapore Literature Conference is back after last year’s amazing reception. This year is no different, with the morning session registration being closed! Worry not, if you still haven’t penciled yourself into the registration, you can do so for the afternoon session here. There will be multiple talks on the state of literature in Singapore, so look here for programme details.

2nd Singapore Literature Conference
Date: 
27 July 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm (dependent on programme timings, check here)
Location: National Library Singapore
Price: Free entry, but $2 donation is encouraged for programme booklet

Eurasian Festival 2019 at Our Tampines Hub

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Celebrations are in store this Saturday it seems, with yet another festival; this time it’s the Eurasian Festival. As its name suggests, enjoy and immerse in everything Eurasian where interesting fringe activities, famed Eurasian cuisine and great performances await you from 2:00pm to 6:00pm! It’s so lit that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be making an appearance too!

Eurasian Festival 2019 at Our Tampines Hub
Date: 
27 July 2019
Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Our Tampines Hub
Price: Free entry

Youth Corps Learning Festival

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Image Source: National Youth Council Singapore

This is a festival for young people only! If you’re looking to do some good in better way, you’ll want to attend this festival.

Through the fun yet meaningful activities happening, youths will be inspired to serve, gain insights and be equipped to create more impactful change in the community. Youths can look forward to hands-on workshops, an insightful panel session, exclusive learning journeys and bustling marketplace!

Youth Corps Learning Festival
Date: 26 & 27 July 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm (Friday, selected programmes), 8:30am – 9:30pm (see programme list for timings)
Location: *SCAPE & The Red Box
Price: Free entry, visit to Pulau Ubin costs $10

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

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 Friday night is a set called All Stars, reserved for serious partygoers only. If you’re still up for it, go back to the club on Sunday evening for a show by This Is House Feat. Jamie React, whose set is a is a unique choreography of arpeggiated synths, tribal accents, blotched vocals, breakbeat and Detroit style techno.

Club Weekend at CÉ LA VI
Date: 26 & 28 July 2019
Time: 10:00pm – late (Friday, All Stars), 5:00pm – 10:00pm (Sunday, This Is House feat. Jamie React)
Location: CÉ LA VI
Price: Check here for details

Bicentennial @ Fort Canning

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Image Source: Singapore Bicentennial Office

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!


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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

Gallery Children’s Biennale

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Image Source: National Gallery Singapore

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.


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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


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This article originally appeared on BeScene SG.


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