9 Interesting Things to Do in S’pore This Weekend (8 to 10 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:

Stand-up Comedy Workshop

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Date: 9 – 10 February 2019
Time: 10am -5 pm
Venue: The Merry Lion Comedy Club
Price: $400

Learn how to make people howl with laughter at The Merry Lion’s Stand-Up Comedy Workshop! The four 3-hour sessions that will take place over the course two days will take you through the initial steps of becoming a stand-up comedian and culminate with you performing a 3-minute comedy routine. The course is aimed at first-timers but is also useful for novices and anyone who wants to improve their public speaking and stage presence.

Looking for a good time? Check out these comedy nights in Singapore for the best laughs in town!

Craft Session Common Touch x The Street Food: Pottery Workshop

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Date: 9, 10, 16, 17 February 2019
Time: 12 – 1pm, 2 – 3pm, 4 – 5pm
Venue: Singapore Art Museum at 8Q
Price: $99

Create your very own unique sake flask in an hour at this exciting pottery workshop! Each ticket even includes a serving at OkonomiRosti alongside Blue Lagoon Cafe Latte by The Street Food Singapore.

Short of cash? Here are some free workshops to try your hand at a new hobby!

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!

All Possible Paths: Richard Feynman’s Curious Life

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Date: 20 October 2018 – 3 March 2019
Time: 10 am – 7 pm daily
Venue: ArtScience Museum
Price: $8-15

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

Get to know more about the curious life and remarkable achievements of Nobel Laureate, Richard Feynman. This exhibition features a collection of over 70 personal letters, papers, artefacts, photographs, his famous bongo drums, and his original paintings, and is also the first time that this collection is exhibited outside of the United States.

Find out all the Instagrammable spots at the All Possible Paths: Richard Feynman’s Curious Lifeexhibition!

River Hongbao 2019

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

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.

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!

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.

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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!

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.