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

Stars of the West End Sing The Rock Musicals

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“All the musicals in the world, but so little time…”

If you find yourself muttering that thought, you’ll be pleased to know that Stars of the West End, Shona Lindsay (Christine, The Phantom of the Opera), Carole Stennett (Rachel Marron, The Bodyguard), Mike Sterling (The Phantom & Raoul, The Phantom of the Opera) and Ricardo Afonso (Galileo, We Will Rock You) will entertain you for 2 hours of crowd-pleasing hits and goosebump-inducing vocals!

These four highly-acclaimed Stars of the West End will be singing you hits from We Will Rock You, Thriller Live, The Bodyguard, Tina, Beautiful, Dreamgirls and Motown the Musical. All these songs are made for superhuman vocalists so you must not miss the chance to see it live!

Stars of the West End Sing The Rock Musicals

Date: 27 Apr 2019
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Venue: One Farrer Hotel
Admission Fee: $98 – $288

More info about the musical here!

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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Ed Sheeran – Divide World Tour 2019 

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Ed Sheeran – Divide World Tour 2019 

He has penned hits that dominate the airwaves, whether it’s for himself or for his musical peers. He has snagged 4 Grammys in span of 5 years. His discography has scaled to ubiquity, as some songs have cemented themselves as mainstays at weddings and events. The linchpin of the pop music sphere performed two sold-out shows here in 2017 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, and come end-April, he’ll be back at The National Stadium for his Divide World Tour 2019! You can expect him to play hits from his multi-platinum Divide album such as ‘Perfect’, ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Happier’.

Date: 26 April 2019
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: National Stadium
Price: S$68 – S$248

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Grey Goose x Bar Rouge Gone Rogue presents: Throttle (AU)

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Throttle is a big deal in the DJ sphere. He has worked with Avicii and Oliver Heldens, where he seamlessly blending disco, jazz and hip-hop to create a brand of music that is uniquely his. This April, Throttle presents his signature brand of music “Dirty Disco” at Bar Rouge Gone Rogue.

Grey Goose x Bar Rouge Gone Rogue presents: Throttle (AU)
Date: 27 April 2019
Time: 10:00pm – 4:00am
Venue: Bar Rogue
Price: $20

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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!

PUMA FTBL Cup

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Take your neighbourhood game of soccer to the next level by competing in the PUMA FTBL Cup! Unlike your standard football tournament, the PUMA FTBL Cup features not only a 5-a-side futsal tournament but also various skill challenges where teams have to compete. Competing teams stand to win a wide range of exclusive prizes from the global sports brand, with the top prize of $1200USD.

PUMA FTBL Cup
Date: 28 April 2019
Time: TBA
Venue: Home United Football Academy
Price: $57 (registration fees)

Check out other sports events in Singapore!

Backyard Movie Night – Now You See Me @ Wheeler’s Estate

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We’ve recently compiled a list of free outdoor movie screenings to check out. These happen year round but if you’re too lazy to check that out, why not go for this one instead? Wheeler’s Estate is back with another one of their movie nights at their wonderfully cosy and idyllic estate, which is perfect for a cheap and easy date night. Be warned though, because this estate has its own food and drinks, you can’t bring your own.

Backyard Movie Night – Now You See Me @ Wheeler’s Estate
Date: 26 April 2019
Time: 11:00pm till late
Venue: Wheeler’s Estate
Price: Free admission, food & drinks to be purchased separately

“Glamorous” Exhibition by Marta Zawadzka

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There’s always something going on at Bras Basah, the unofficial “Museum Quarter” in Singapore. This time, there is an exhibit of 10 works by Marta Zawadzka, a Polish artist. Her works are held up at Rendezvous Hotel Singapore, just a street away from the National Museum of Singapore! If you’re there for a museum-hopping date, drop by and check out some of her work.

“Glamorous” Exhibition by Marta Zawadzka
Date: 12 – 30 April 2019
Time: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Venue: Rendezvous Hotel
Price: Free

“Polish Cultural Paths” by Jerzy Kędziora

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Here’s something novel: a sculpture that balances on wire! This installation by Jerzy Kędziora, a Polish sculptor, was intended to show the fine line of balance between art, people and nature. It’s aptly held in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and you’ll find that these sculptures feel very integrated into the whole park.

“Polish Cultural Paths” by Jerzy Kędziora
Date: 12 – 30 April 2019
Time: Check here
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens
Price: Free

Nature lovers, unite! Here are some other parks for you to visit.

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!

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.