14 Interesting Things to Do in S’pore This Weekend (3 to 5 May)

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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:

Troye Sivan ‘The Bloom Tour’ Singapore

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Pop prince Troye Sivan makes his return to Singapore for ‘The Bloom Tour’! He is a very big deal if you don’t know already; he’s picked up an MTV Europe Music Award and Teen Choice Award, as well as being praised by pop royalty Taylor Swift and big publications like Rolling Stone and Billboard.

Tickets are still available if you want to hear his soothing baritone voice but you better hurry! The event is on 3 May 2019!

Troye Sivan ‘The Bloom Tour’ Singapore
Date: 3 May 2019
Time: 7:00am – 11:00pm
Venue: Sentosa Island
Price: $98 – $258

NAO – Night At Orchard

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Orchard Road couldn’t get more lit or busy. NAO, you can expect this 3-night event to feature live music, fashion, arts and food, on top of a dizzying array of options you already have! Local acts Codie LohYeo Ming Jun, Raphael Leong, as well as Winner of Mediacorp’s “One Moment of Glory”, Jill-Marie Thomas will be there to entertain you for the night. While their music is playing in the background, walk around and find yourself a bite at the multiple food trucks available.

It’s also the bougie week (aka payday week) so spend some money on local arts and crafts or some fashion to add to your wardrobe. You’ll be spoilt for choice whichever you choose.

NAO – Night At Orchard
Date: 3 – 5 May 2019
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Venue: Pedestrian walkway between ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City
Admission Fee: Free

Diptyque Singapore Fragrance Pop Up

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While you’re in Orchard Road, why don’t you head over to Paragon? Diptyque is having a fragrance pop up exhibition where they take you on a sensory journey behind their most iconic fragrances. It starts with l’Eau, the first olfactory diptyque creation to the new Eau de Minthé. There’s bound to be a fragrance that you’ll like; maybe your potential date might associate you, the sexy being that you are, with one of their fragrances.

Diptyque Singapore Fragrance Pop Up
Date: 3 – 9 May 2019
Time: 10:00am – 9:30pm
Venue: Paragon
Admission Fee: Free

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Cinco de Mayo 2019

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Just what is Cinco de Mayo, you ask? It’s a Mexican fiesta held annually on 5 May to celebrate the Mexican Army’s victory in The Battle of Puebla in 1862. This means lots of Mexican food, tunes, margaritas and tequilas! There are lots of places in Singapore where this celebration will happen. You can check out the list here.

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Cinco De Mayo 2019
Date: 5 May 2019

The Phantom of the Opera

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When you think of musicals, the first thing that probably comes to mind is The Phantom of the Opera. What makes it roll off the top of your mind, you ask? It’s because it’s the longest running show on Broadway, where it has been shown for 30 years in 2018. Now it is continuing its legacy on our shores, detailing the trials and tribulations of ‘The Phantom’, a disfigured musical genius who haunts the Paris Opera House.

What’s a story without a little drama, though? The Phantom is obsessively trying to court Christine, a young Soprano in the opera house. Christine, however, has a crush on Raoul, a childhood friend of hers. Watch as The Phantom does whatever he can to court Christine and the consequences following his actions, and you’ll be on your seats thinking to yourself, “Wow, he did that?”

The Phantom of the Opera
Date: 24 Apr – 26 May 2019
Time:Tue – Fri: 8:00pm
Sat: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm & 6:00pm
Venue: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
Admission Fee: $75 – $780

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Village Stories – A Family Storytelling Performance

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Kids these days are too engrossed with electronics. Too often, this leads to the need for instant gratification. Don’t you just wish your kids could experience what it’s like during your time, when storytelling sessions filled your imagination and curiosity?

This Saturday, bring your kids to Enabling Village, where two of Singapore’s most well-loved storytellers Roger Jenkins and Sheila Wee will work their magic with the kids. Look forward to a session of lively interactive storytelling where participation is encouraged!

However, do note that this session is strongly recommended for children ages 4 and above.

Village Stories – A Family Storytelling Performance
Date: 4 May 2019
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Hall 2, Enabling Village, 20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore, 15905
Admission Fee: Free

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Free Comic Book Day 2019

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Maybe you don’t have kids yet, but still want to relive your childhood. What better way to do that than with comics? GnB Comics have their Free Comic Book Day every year, and you can expect a huge turnout. Be sure to queue early or else you might miss out on the comics you want!

Free Comic Book Day 2019
Date: 4 May 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Blk 809 French Road Kitchener Complex #02-38, Singapore 200809
Admission Fee: Free

Doujin Market 2019

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If you’re wondering what Doujin is, it’s a term to describe manga or novels that are self-published. It’s often from amateurs but sometimes professionals do it to publish their own work outside of the usual industry practice. This usually results in more honest and authentic work. Because this is a market dedicated to that, you can expect lots of aspiring and professional artists showing off and selling their works; all of which reflect their personal touch or style.

Doujin Market 2019
Date: 4 – 5 May 2019
Time: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre Halls 401 – 402
Admission Fee: Free admission for basic pass, $15 for express pass

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Hari Raya Light Up 2019

Ramadan starts on 6 May 2019, so naturally Geylang Serai would be awash in the lights of night a few days before. You’re in for a treat because it’s happening on the Friday before because that means you get the weekend to experience it! For Muslims, it means that they get to walk around with energy, because fasting is very taxing on the body.

For this Friday only (3 May 2019), Mdm Halimah Yacob will be making an appearance to commemorate the launch of the light up. Also expect other local celebrities to make an appearance!

Hari Raya Light Up 2019
Date: 3 May – 16 June 2019
Time: Sunset onwards
Venue: Geylang Serai
Admission Fee: Free

Here are some things to do for Ramadan.

Singapore Garden Festival 2019

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This is for the people with green fingers, or have an appreciation for nature. For those who are serious about their plants, there are a couple of competitions for you to join. If you’re not looking to compete, but just want to showcase your talents, there are also events for you to join. Find out more about the Singapore Garden Festival here.

Singapore Garden Festival 2019
Date: 27 April to 5 May 2019
Time: 
10:00am to 7:00pm Daily
Venue: 
Jurong Lake Gardens, 1 Chinese Garden Road, Singapore 619795
Admission Fee: 
Free

Check out our evergreen collection of terrarium workshops in Singapore!

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!

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: 3 – 5 May 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

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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.