16 Interesting Things to Do in S’pore This Weekend (24 to 26 May)

Image: Klook & Wheeler’s Estate

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:

AIA Glow Festival 

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Mark your calendars, it’s time to treat yourselves to a well-deserved day away from Singapore’s fast-paced lifestyle! Making its debut at Sentosa Island on 25th May 2019, the AIA Glow Festival 2019, also known as the Ultimate Festival to Unwind, will whisk you away to a utopia in which all the stress and work that has been weighing you down melts away!

Expect lots of health, wellness, food and music at the AIA Glow Festival. More details here.

AIA GLOW FESTIVAL 2019 – THE ULTIMATE FESTIVAL TO UNWIND
Date:
 25 May 2019
Time: 7:00am – 11:00pm
Venue: Sentosa Island

Tickets and more information can be found at the ticketing page of the AIA Glow Festival 2019. P.S. if you use the promo code GLOWxBESCENE, you get 10% off the ticket price!

International Friendship Day Fiesta 2019

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The Singapore Discovery Centre will be a melting pot of cultures this weekend because it’s International Friendship Day! Get yourself and your little ones acquainted with the cultures of the world by savouring their food and playing their games this weekend. Also, who doesn’t like winning stuff on top of having fun? There will be prizes and goodie bags up for grabs, so head on over for weekend of enjoyment.

International Friendship Day Fiesta 2019
Date: 25 – 26 May 2019, Saturday & Sunday
Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre
Admission Fee: Free

Bar Rouge x Cedric Gervais

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The man behind the remixes of select Katy Perry, Willy Moon and Lana Del Rey songs is here in Singapore! Grammy award-winning DJ Cedric Gervais will be making an appearance at Bar Rouge this Saturday night for a fun night of party, glamour and hype. If that’s not enough to convince you to go check him out this weekend, he’s one of the top 100 DJs in DJ Mag’s list of best DJs round the world… and all this for only $20.

You gotta hurry though, there’s only 100 slots so be quick to grab it!

Bar Rouge x Cedric Gervais
Date: 25 May 2019, Saturday
Time: 10:00pm – 4:00am
Venue: Bar Rouge
Admission Fee: $20

The Salted Plum Street Party

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Maybe you’re just not a nightlife kind of person. You prefer doing your activities in broad daylight, and your latest bedtime is midnight, max. Well then, The Salted Plum’s Street Party is for you! Held between 12:00pm to 10:00pm, look forward to delectable bites, cheap beer and all-day karaoke. It’s perfect if you want to have a good time with your friends who have a regular schedule, and it’s a great opportunity to channel your inner Beyonce, Gaga or Mariah.

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:

Oh by the way, if you spend at least $20, you get free fortune-telling reading. You have to be around from 6:00pm to 9:00pm though.

The Salted Plum Street Party
Date: 25 May 2019, Saturday
Time: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Venue: The Salted Plum
Admission Fee: Free

Klook Thai Open House

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June is coming up in 2 weeks time and you’re probably thinking of somewhere to go for vacation. Why not go to Thailand? It’s cheap and easy, made even easier with this open house by Klook. Look forward to a range of activities such as cultural performances, live cooking sessions and workshops in a Thai-flavoured extravaganza!

Last thing to note: book your Thai food through this link or design your idealThai itinerary at the experiential zone of the event and post it online with the hashtag #KlookOpenHouse and stand a chance to win one of 45 trips to Thailand!

Klook Thai Open House
Date: 21 – 26 May 2019 (Monday – Sunday)
Time: 10:00am onwards
Venue: Plaza Singapura
Admission Fee: Free

RevOILution 2019 – The Wellness Expo

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It doesn’t matter if you’re one of those new-age yoga hippies or the one that scoffs at such a concept. There’s everything for everyone at the RevOILution Wellness Expo; it includes lifestyle and fitness activities, educational workshops and live demonstrations. Did you know that there are some essential oils which are edible? We didn’t, until we got the press release, and you should totally tell us what it tastes like when you go there for yourself.

RevOILution 2019 – The Wellness Expo
Date: 25 – 26 May 2019 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 9:00am onwards
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre Exhibition Hall B
Admission Fee: Free

Flipside 2019

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When you think of circus, you think of clowns, jugglers, fire eaters and perhaps dancing animals. In present times, this could not be further from the case, and Flipside is a testament to that. This annual festival showcases the circus arts as a specialised discipline, much like other forms of art. It will feature practitioners from Singapore, Cambodia and Finland who showcase their talents at defying gravity and creativity.

Also new this year is “Flipside Scratch Night”, where newbies and seasoned artists are welcome to show off their creativity in puppetry, visual theatre and comedy or music acts – with a twist.

Flipside 2019
Date: 24 May – 2 June 2019
Time: Dependent on acts
Venue: Esplanade
Admission Fee: Dependent on acts

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Repeat, Repeat, Repeat; Revising the Phenomenon of Printing Exhibition

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What’s in a word? Printing, obviously. This exhibition held from 17 May to 7 July 2019 will explore the history behind letter printing. It entails exploring the techniques and elements that go behind it, as well as its application in urban culture, science, spirituality, robotics and art.

If this tickles your fancy, you ought to check it out.

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat; Revising the Phenomenon of Printing Exhibition
Date: 17 May – 7 July 2019
Time: 10:00pm – 7:00pm (weekday), 11:00am – 5:00pm (weekend)
Venue: The Private Museum
Admission Fee: Free

Backyard Movie Night –  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless

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Dinner with bae, and then watch a movie under the stars? Sounds awesome! You’ll want to head to Wheeler’s Estate Backyard Movie Night for that extra special date this weekend. The movie screening will be Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a 2004 rom-com sci-fi film. It was widely acclaimed at the time of its release, and it is no surprise why; Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood and Tom Wilkinson helm the cast.

Backyard Movie Night –  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless
Date: 24 May 2019 (Friday)
Time: 11:00pm onwards
Venue: Wheeler’s Estate
Admission Fee: Free

More free outdoor movie screenings to bring bae to when you’re broke AF!

Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) 2019

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Celebrating independent and singular visions from Singapore and around the world, 2019’s edition of the Singapore International Festival of Arts will be hosting Singular Screens, a selection of ingenious and risk-taking films curated by Asian Film Archive. Bask in the cinematic adventures of screenings from the a wide variety of countries such as Brazil, South Africa, Philippines and more – this film festival is definitely one you shouldn’t miss!

Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) 2019
Dates: 16 May – 2 June 2019
Venues: Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore and Screening Room, Festival House
Price: $12 (bundle of 3 films at $30)

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

Tickets are quite expensive, but it doesn’t have to be at the cost of your social life! Here’s some Cheap Date Ideas Singapore: 10 Hacks To Make Your Dates More Affordable!

Ramadan Meet & Greet at Gain City

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Looking for family-friendly and halal fun? Head over to Gain City Megastore at Sungei Kadut for 4 1/2 hours of entertainment from Warna 94.2FM and Ria 89.7FM DJs and renowned Malay artistes in Singapore! If your timing is right (i.e. 4:00pm to 6:00pm), you will be able to catch performances from Datuk Ramli Sarip & Fauzie Laily. Otherwise, you can listen to the DJs do their thing or play many of the available games.

Ramadan Meet & Greet at Gain City
Date: 26 May 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 1:30pm – 6:00pm
Venue: Gain City @ Sungei Kadut
Admission Fee: Free

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.

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

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: 24 – 26 May 2019
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm (Friday), 11:00am – 9:00pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: Bayfront Plaza
Price: Free

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.