17 Interesting Things to Do in S’pore This Weekend (5 to 7 July)

Image: Nom Nom Nom Food Festival & Jewel Changi Airport

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:

Nom Nom Nom Food Festival 

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Foodies unite! It’s time to haul yourselves down to Orchard Road this weekend for Nom Nom Nom Food Festival; expect a variety of traditional and modern cuisines from the “Impossible” Inferno vegan slider by Three Buns, Salted Egg Fried Carrot Cake, Arayes Wrap, Penang Laksa, Cheesy Mentaiko Beef Cubes by Beef Bro to desserts such as the Taiwanese Durian Coconut Snowflake. 

Other highlights of the festival include eating competitions, live music acts by local DJs from Ministry of DJs, carnival rides on a 9.3m tall duplex carousel, happy hour deals starting from 4 pm and lucky draws with prizes ranging from movie tickets to a 3D2N trip for 2 to Hong Kong worth $1000 SGD!

Nom Nom Nom Food Festival
Date: 5 – 14 July 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 11:00pm (till 1:00am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays)
Location: Shaw House, Urban Plaza, Level 1 Foyer
Price: Free admission

The Making of ‘The Bicentennial Experience’

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Image Source: Singapore Bicentennial Office

Ever wondered how was an indoor rain scene created, and how did experts build a rotating auditorium with panoramic screens and surround sound technology? Hear first-hand from the industry experts behind The Bicentennial Experience, and find out what went into the transformation of Fort Canning Centre and Fort Gate into an immersive, interactive showcase of the 700-year journey of Singapore over three sessions in July. This programme includes a visit to the ‘Time Traveller’ (indoor experience at Fort Canning Centre) before the talk.

Dates for the programmes include:

  1. From Vision to Implementation: 5 July, 5:25pm – 7:30pm

Speakers: Michael Chiang (Creative Director) / Kenny Wong (Technical Director)

– Provide an overview from conception to implementation, uniqueness of the project and the many innovations within the Experience.

  1. Technical Design: 7 July, 7:10pm – 9:20pm

Speakers: Kenny Wong (Technical Director) / Cheah Wei Chun (Art Director)

-Introduce the various technical innovations and features within the show.

The Making Of The Bicentennial Experience
Date: 5 & 7 July 2019
Time: 5:25pm – 7:30pm (Friday), 7:10pm – 9:20pm (Sunday)
Location: Fort Canning Arts Centre
Price: Free

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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 Friday night is A-Trak, an exceptional master of turntablism and endorsed by Kanye West as “The World’s Greatest DJ”! Rest a little and then get yourself ready for Saturday afternoon for a live show by ¡CONMGIO! feat. HAVANA SOCIAL CLUB, where saucy latin beats rule. Stay till Saturday night for Elevate, spun by the esteemed Matt Caseli for an open format progressive house and dance remix. If you’re still up for it, go back to the club on Sunday night for a show by Bongomann, where you can look forward to his fluid style of Funk, Hip Hop, Electro and House.

Club Weekend at CÉ LA VI
Date: 5 – 7 July 2019
Time: 10:00pm – late (Friday, A-Trak), 4:00pm – 10:00pm (Saturday,  ¡CONMGIO! feat. HAVANA SOCIAL CLUB), 10:00pm – late (Saturday, Elevate feat. Matt Caseli), 10:00pm – late (Sunday, This Is House Feat. Bongomann)
Location: CÉ LA VI
Price: Check here for details

THE ORIGINAL at Bar Rouge Singapore

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Bringing you The Bund, Bar Rouge Shanghai takes over Bar Rouge Singapore with their signature party THE ORIGINAL and their resident DJ Keint and John Avolio on the decks. Hear the people sing and famed French singer-songwriter-DJ LeMarquis at Bastille Day party LA FRENCH. Coming in hot, Malaysian highly sought-after Malaysian Queen T (MY) breaks out the best hip hop and hardstyle hits at BAR ROUGE GONE ROGUE.

THE ORIGINAL at Bar Rouge Singapore
Date: 6 July 2019
Time: 10:00pm – late
Location: Bar Rouge
Price: $25 (after 10:30pm for ladies & men)

Under Armour’s Test of Will

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Missed the Spartan race earlier this year? Worry not, because Under Armour’s Test of Will is here this weekend. Look forward to four challenges consisting double rope slams, rope Russian twists, reverse lunges and rope pulls each lasting one minute, where participants are scored based on the number of repetitions they achieve.

If you’re the not the kind to get physical, that’s okay. Just head on over to Suntec City, North Atrium to watch the participants pump their adrenaline!

Under Armour’s Test of Will
Date: 6 – 7 July 2019
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Location: Suntec City, North Atrium
Price: $25 (open category), $35 (elite category)

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Busy Bees Asia

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Maybe physically demanding challenges aren’t your thing, or you don’t care enough to see a bunch of Chads and Nicoles strut their physical prowess at Under Armour’s Test of Will. Well if you find yourself at Suntec City, take a few steps over to the West Atrium for a family-friendly carnival! Look forward to workshops and meet-and-greets with mascots Buzz and Bombo. Kids are much more fun anyway.

P.S. If you register before the event itself you stand a chance to get a free goodie bag!

Busy Bees Asia
Date: 6 – 7 July 2019
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Location: Suntec City, West Atrium
Price: Free

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Crayon Shinchan: Dangerous Honeymoon – The Lost Daddy Fans’ Screening

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Shinchan is sure is strike the nostalgia chord in all of us adults, and this weekend we’re all in for a treat! There will be a fans’ screening of Crayon Shinchan: Dangerous Honeymoon – The Lost Daddy this Saturday, where the characters go on a fun-filled and dangerous adventure in Australia! Tickets are selling fast so you better secure it while you can!

P.S. You get a bunch of goodies like:

  • 1 x T-Shirt
  • 1 x Japan Import Pencil Toy
  • 1 x A4 Folder
  • 1 x A2 Poster

Crayon Shinchan: Dangerous Honeymoon – The Lost Daddy Fans’ Screening
Date: 6  July 2019
Time: 1:00pm, 1:30pm
Location: GV Plaza
Price: $35 (member), $40 (public)

GSS: Experience Singapore 7.7 GST Absorbed Day

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June means two things to two different groups of people; for kids, it means it’s the holidays, but for adults, it means that The Great Singapore Sale is nigh! Happening this Sunday is the GSS: Experience Singapore 7.7 GST Absorbed Day – as its name suggests, your purchases will have the GST absorbed! Check the list of participating retailers here.

GSS: Experience Singapore 7.7 GST Absorbed Day
Date: 7 July 2019

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!

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 this June holidays.

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)

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

MERCI MARCEL x Juls Exhibition

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French multi-concept lifestyle brand and proud supporter of the arts, MERCI MARCEL announces their latest exhibition featuring highly-acclaimed Singaporean artist Juls from 24 June – 22 August 2019. For two months, MERCI MARCEL Tiong Bahru will be transformed into a creative haven by Juls’ eclectic pieces that explore deliberate abstraction through the art of mark-making and automatic drawing. Methodical yet chaotic, her pieces are thoughtful complements to the restaurant’s dining experience. Her works will be on sale and guests are welcome to purchase the pieces ranging from $600 to $1100.

MERCI MARCEL x Juls Exhibition
Date: 24 June – 22 August 2019
Time: 8:00am – 11:30pm (Monday – Saturday), 8:00am – 10:30pm (Sunday)
Location: MERCI MARCEL Tiong Bahru
Price: Free admission

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

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: 28 – 30 June 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.