9 Interesting Things to Do in S’pore This Weekend (1 to 3 Feb)

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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:

Toybox by Hasbro

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Date: 1 – 17 February 2019
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Venue: Sentosa, Palawan Beach
Price: Free

Have fun on a whole new scale at Hasbro’s first ever multi-brand live carnival in Asia! Organised by Kingsmen, TOYBOX plays up your favourite childhood toys, bringing them to life in a super-sized way. Head down with your friends and family for fun photo opportunities, exciting games and activities, live mascot appearances and more — all in this 4,800 sqm mega playground!

Check out the highlights of Toybox by Hasbro!

Ru Paul’s Drag Race: Werq The World

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Date: 2 February 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 6 pm
Venue: Kallang Theatre
Price: $108-128

Shante, you stay. The Official Ru Paul’s Drag Race World Tour makes its Singapore debut with season 10 finalists Asia O’Hara, Eureka O’hara and Kameron Michaels alongside fan favorites Detox, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls and Violet Chachki. Now, sashay away to the world’s largest and most elaborate drag production this Saturday!

More live drag shows in Singapore here!

Impart Collectors’ Show: Fabulous Monsters

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Date: Until 2 February 2019
Time: 10 am – 7 pm
Venue: ArtScience Museum, Level 4
Price: Free

It is the last few days to check out the IMPART Collectors’ Show 2019, that spotlights visually arresting works of Asian contemporary art from Singapore-based collections. The exhibition, Fabulous Monsters, demonstrates the depth of engagement and risk-taking among private collectors today. Join the public art tour on 2 February that will be conducted in English to provide a comprehensive overview of the show.

While you’re at the ArtScience Museum, why not check out the other fantastic ongoing exhibition, All Possible Paths: Richard Feynman’s Curious Life?

River Hongbao 2019

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Date: 3-10 February 2019
Time:  2 – 11pm
Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay
Price: Free entry

We’ve often waited for tomorrow for a meal with our family. But what if tomorrow never comes? Watch this and you'll understand:

River Hongbao 2019 features spectacular fireworks, beautifully-lit life-sized handcrafted lanterns! This year’s festival will also commemorate the second century since Sir Stamford Raffles came to Singapore in 1819, with an exciting bicentennial exhibition to educate and reflect on Singapore’s rich history. Frolic through the lines of pop-up stalls selling traditional Chinese New Year goodies as well as other local and international delights to fill your tummy.

More Chinese New Year events in Singapore 2019 to fill up your festive calendar!

Japanese Film Festival

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Date: 18 January – 10 February 2019
Time: Depends on screening
Venue: Shaw Theatres LIDO
Price: $13

The annual Japanese Film Festival is back with the best of new Japanese cinema! This year’s tagline, “A Celebration of Japanese Cinema” speaks for the range of acclaimed works by established directors alongside new works by upcoming young filmmakers to raise interest in Japanese films and draw in a larger audience in the ASEAN countries. Directors Shinichirou Ueda of “One Cut of the Dead” fame and Wishing Chong, an award-winning playwright and screenwriter will be gracing the festival.

Light to Night Festival 2019

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Date: 18 January – 24 February 2019
Venue: Civic District & Marina Bay
Price: Free entry for Singaporean & PRs

Light to Night Festival is an annual urban event that celebrates the Civic District of Singapore, complete with outdoor installations, free art exhibitions, a festival food village, as well as live music performances. This festival aims to make art accessible to the public with its range of free activities suitable for the whole family.

Light to Night Festival is one of BeScene’s top 18 events of 2019!

So Much Fun Exhibition by Ah Guo

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Date: 12 Jan – 7 Feb 2019
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Price: Free admission

Artist Lee Kow Fong, or better known as Ah Guo, has a new range of artwork that is bound to trigger the nostalgia switch inside of you. Titled “So Much Fun”, his colourful, childlike and calming illustrations will appeal to both the young and the old. “So Much Fun” will feature 5 exhibits: “Boatload of Bountiful Beauty”, “Letter of Hope”, “So Lucky”, “Little Moon-boat” and “Discovering Our Neighbourhood”, all of which are free to view at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.

Looking for more Chinese New Year events in Singapore? Check out all the Chinese New Year festivities happening in Singapore as well as the highlights of Chinese New Year activities in Chinatown!

Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

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Date: 22 December – 24 March 2019
Time: 4pm to 11pm daily (Extended hours for Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve, 4pm to 2am)
Venue: Bayfront Event Space
Price: Free, but bring your wallets!

The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is back this weekend! If you loved last year’s food and games, get ready for an even more exciting time at this year’s edition! The Prudential Marina Bar Carnival will boast more than 50 amusement rides and carnival games, complete with a delectable array of food and beverage options. The best part of it all? Prices of the rides and games have been lowered this year!

Here’s what you can expect at the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival.

The Inventions of Ancient Greece : Origins of Our Modern Technology

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Date: Till 17 March 2019
Time: 10 am – 6 pm (last entry at 5.30 pm)
Venue: The Annexe Building, Science Centre Singapore
Price: $9, free for children below 3 (excluding general admission to Science Centre)

Venture back in time and discover the history of Ancient Greece to explore their lesser-known contributions to the field of science and technology. Specially curated by Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology from Greece, the “Ancient Greek Technology Travelling Exhibition” features more than 40 inventions that span across a multitude of disciplines; such as automation, programming, astronomy, time-keeping, and music, just to name a few. What’s more, all exhibits are built with great accuracy, with most of them being fully functional! Experience the incredible technological achievements of the ancient Greeks from the moment you walk through the exhibition’s doors!

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This article originally appeared on BeScene SG.